nuhn th@ les
definition: despite the foregoing; still; nevertheless.
example: Although short, he was nonetheless considered one of the most valuable players on the basketball team.
example: She knew her father would not agree, but she begged him nonetheless.
ə na mə li
1. an act or instance of differing from the usual pattern, form, or type; peculiarity; abnormality.
The fact that our family did not own a car was an anomaly in the context of the neighborhood we lived in.
2. something that differs in this way.
“We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly.” (Margaret Atwood)
“…I am an anomaly in the system, living proof of how grotesque it is, and every day I mock it gently, deep within my impenetrable self.” (Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
definition 1: to serve as a means of transmitting, transferring, or carrying.
example: Wires can convey electricity.
definition 2: to communicate (meaning or feeling); express.
example: The picture conveys a feeling of joy.
əb skyuh rən tih zəm [or] ab skyə raen tih zəm
1: active opposition to intellectual enlightenment, especially by withholding knowledge from the public.
The New York Times published an editorial condemning the Republican Party’s obscurantism on climate change.
2: a deliberate lack of clarity or directness of expression, as in certain styles of art or literature.
Many regard academic jargon as a form of obscurantism intended to maintain the exclusivity of the professorial class.
In kre jə ləs
1: in a state of skepticism, wonder, or disbelief.
He was incredulous when he heard that he had won the lottery.
2: demonstrating such a state.
Judging by her incredulous expression, she had never seen an adult behave that way before.