Adj. most noticeable or important:
- it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case.
• prominent; conspicuous:
- the salient object in my view.
Adv. with speed; quickly; swiftly.
- work continues apace.
- preparations went on apace
- China can keep expanding apace.
N. a moving force; impulse; stimulus:
- The impetus for Zing Train actually came from outside the company
- Shaum cites the institution of Casual Fridays as an
impetus for the change.
Adj. willing to sell one's influence, especially in return for a bribe; open tobribery; mercenary:
- a venal judge
- The stereotypical congressperson is venal
N. a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups:
- Menke was known for her symbiotic relationship with
- A symbiotic relationship between a business and its stakeholders
adj. intense feeling; passionate; fervent: intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous:
- ardent love, an ardent vow
- A bar that ardently kept blacks out
- despite being ardently courted by her
V. To become spread throughout all parts of:
- Spring pervaded the air
- The notion that bigger is better had so pervaded our culture that...
Adj. having or showing zeal:
- the council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.
- home to the country's most zealous Islamists
( N. great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective: his zeal for privatization)
Adj. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily:
- she was extremely reticent about her personal affairs
V. raise objections or show reluctance:
- normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred
they wanted to make him the treasurer, but he demurred.
Preposition. in spite of:
- notwithstanding the evidence, the consensus is that the jury will not reach a verdict
- She went to the game anyway, doctor's orders
Nevertheless; anyway; yet:
- we were invited notwithstanding
N. a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something:
- a diatribe against consumerism.
Adj. 1. (of the air or weather) hot and humid:
- It was a sultry summer day
2. (especially of a woman or her behaviour) displaying or suggesting a strongly sexual nature:
- a sultry French dressmaker.
Adj. recklessly bold or rash:
- it would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support
Adj. showing great skill and flair:
- she dressed with consummate elegance
- a consummate business person
- the erstwhile president of the USA
- Jim Thompson was an erstwhile accountant
V. (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly:
- Kon exudes goodwill
- He simply exuded confidence
N. a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable:
- his statement had a modicum of truth.
- he hasn't even a modicum of common sense
N. a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock:
- the current political impasse
- The impasse between Israel and the Palestinians shows little
sign of easing.
Adj. providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, system, etc.:
- ancillary staff.
• in addition to something else, but not as important:
- paragraph 19 was merely ancillary to paragraph 16.