k@n sI d@r @ b@l
definition 1: large in size, number, extent, or proportion.
example: Ten miles is a considerable distance for a young child to walk.
example: It was a considerable favor, and she had to think hard before she agreed to do it.
example: During the battle, there were considerable losses on both sides.
definition 2: worthy of notice or respect; important.
example: She has a considerable reputation in this town as a civic leader.
complete; unmitigated; downright.
He is an arrant flirt who tries to win over women right in front of their husbands.
me k@ nih z@m
definition 1: the structure, parts, or whole assemblage of a machine or mechanical system or device.
example: He carefully opened the old watch so that he could study the mechanism.
example: The flintlock was a mechanism that solved many of the problems of firing a gun.
definition 2: the operative or motive part, process, or factor that effects a result.
example: Enzyme action is the mechanism by which food is digested.
hae bər dae shə ri
1. a shop that sells men’s clothing and furnishings.
2. the goods sold in such a shop.
“And where will I find a haberdashery?”
“A what? Talk English. What you want?”
“I want a–an outfit; a personal outfit.”
“Blanket to moccasins? Levi’s, stranger. Levi’ll outfit you complete and throw in a yellow purp [pup] under the wagon.”
(Edwin Legrand Sabin, Desert Dust
po ih tae stər
an untalented or inept poet.
“Not only are a reader’s views frequently clarified by setting a poetaster beside a poet as a foil, but poets themselves have clarified their views because they have been incited by declarations in false verse to express their convictions more unreservedly than they should otherwise have done.”
(Elizabeth Atkins, The Poet’s Poet : essays on the character and mission of the poet as interpreted in English verse of the last one hundred and fifty years)