Provincial

The adjective provincial means connected with the parts of a country away from the capital city.

Synonyms are bucolic, country, local, or rural.

The word origins from Old French (13th century) provincial meaning “belonging to a particular province”, and from Latin provincialis meaning “of a province”, from provincia meaning “province”.

The local government collects the provincial loans in selected provinces.

The law promised to provide for the formation of the central body with provincial commissions under it.

Provincial authorities and hospitals received financial support by the help of the president.

Rhetorical

The adjective rhetorical means a speech or writing is intended to seem important or influence people.

Synonyms are aureate, articulate, oratorical, or vocal.

The word origins from Latin rhetoricus, and from Greek rhētorikos meaning “oratorical, rhetorical, skilled in speaking”, from rhētōr meaning “orator”.

She answered his rhetorical questions about the issue.

He loves to write numerous rhetorical and theological books.

A full bibliography of the rhetorical thesis is given in the admin of the library.

Susceptible

The adjective susceptible means something or someone that is easily influenced or harmed by something.

Synonyms are affected, easy, impressionable, or inclined.

The word origins from Late Latin (1600) susceptibilis meaning “capable, sustainable, susceptible”, from Latin suscept-, past participle stem of suscipere meaning “to take, catch, take up, lift up, receive, admit, submit to, sustain, support, bear, acknowledge, accept”. It comes from sub meaning “up from under” plus capere meaning “to take”, from PIE root *kap- meaning “to grasp”.

Adults are much more susceptible than childrens when it comes to the Coronavirus.

The different facts seem to be susceptible to another interpretation.

It is not susceptible to accurate judging if they perform well.

Analogous

The adjective analogous means something with similar features to another thing.

Synonyms are akin, alike, corresponding, or related.

The word origins from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos meaning “proportionate, according to due proportion”. It comes from ana meaning “throughout, according to” plus logos meaning “ratio, proportion”.

Its constitutional origin was analogous to the star chamber and the court of requests.

Gorillas posture, facial expressions and sounds to get their points across is analogous with crowded restaurants in the Big Apple.

Other analogous glycerides are apparently contained in greater or smaller quantity in oils.

Concise

The adjective concise means expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words.

Synonyms are brief, pithy, succinct, or terse.

The word origins from Latin concisus meaning “cut off, brief”, past participle of concidere meaning “to cut off, cut up, cut through, cut to pieces”. It comes from com- plus caedere meaning “to cut”.

They thought her answers were concise, simple, and clear.

His concise style in writing essays gets better day by day.

Concise paintings by Edvard Munch were displayed in a museum.

Disinclination

The noun disinclination means a feeling of not wanting to do something.

Synonyms are alienation, antipathy, aversion, or disfavor.

The word origins in 1640s. It comes from the Latin prefix dis- meaning “apart” plus inclination meaning “urge to act”.

The young people are showing a marked disinclination to pursue these opportunities.

I have a strong disinclination to do any of these works today.

The whole class admired exotic Sam but felt a strange disinclination to mention his name.

Exonerate

The verb exonerate means to show or state that someone is not guilty of something.

Synonyms are absolve, acquit, discharge, or dismiss.

The word origins from Latin exoneratus, past participle of exonerare meaning “remove a burden, discharge, unload”. It comes from ex meaning “out, out of, off” plus onerare meaning “to unload, overload, oppress”, from onus meaning “burden”.

The police were ordered to immediately exonerate everyone in the list.

The evidence is enough to exonerate the school from any accusation.

The manager wants to exonerate the crew from all responsibility for the incident.

Insipid

The adjective insipid means something that doesn’t have a strong taste or energy.

Synonyms are banal, bland, innocuous, or vapid.

The word origins from Middle French (16th Century) insipide meaning “insipid”, and from Late Latin inspidus meaning “tasteless”. It comes from in- meaning “not” plus Latin sapidus meaning “tasty”, from sapere meaning “have a taste”. Figurative meaning “uninteresting, dull” was first recorded in English 1640s.

It tasted indescribably insipid and like warmed cardboard.

No one knows why they buy music with such insipid lyrics.

He is an insipid old bore in our first meet.

Proximity

The noun proximity means the state of being near in space or time.

Synonyms are adjacency, closeness, concurrence, or contiguity.

The word origins from Middle French (late 14th century) proximité meaning “nearness”, and from Latin proximitatem meaning “nearness, vicinity”, from proximus meaning “nearest, next, most direct, adjoining”. The figuratively meaning “latest, most recent, next, following, most faithful”, superlative of prope meaning “near”.

Her far proximity sent him heart breaking.

The friends are no longer in close proximity to each other.

They became aware of the proximity of the Indians.

Rigor

The noun rigor means high standards.

Synonyms are accuracy, austerity, hardship, or harshness.

The word origins from Old French (14th century) rigor meaning “strength, hardness”, from Modern French (13th century) rigueur, and from Latin rigorem meaning “numbness, stiffness, hardness, firmness, roughness, rudeness”, from rigēre meaning “be stiff”, from PIE root *reig- meaning “stretch, be stretched, be stiff”.

We need to maintain academic rigor through this process.

There are some jobs that demand a uniform sturdy enough to stand up to daily rigor and activity.

The arguments are provocative but at times lack rigor.