the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily
It plumbed each country with 140 questions about readiness in the fields of disease prevention, detection and reporting, rapid response,
adequacy of existing health systems, meeting international standards and the overall risk situation.
a union of political organizations
In response, the Cherokee chiefdoms gradually found themselves compelled to join into a single
confederacy in the course of the 18th century.
a group banded together to achieve some harmful purpose
He pauses and glances at me like somehow we’re part of some awesome
the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance
He was an expert silversmith, praised all over the swampland for the
delicacy of his work.
negotiation between nations
Because of the tumultuous political environment of the time, al-BIruni developed a skill at
diplomacy that almost matched his scientific talents.
capacity or power to produce a desired result
Researchers should collect evidence on the
efficacy of mask use against air pollution.
a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
Exxon also misled us through arguments that appear convincing but contain logical
the quality of having errors
For now, I shall confine myself to correcting a few of the more glaring
inaccuracies in recent press reports.
a feeling of being close and belonging together
She spoke carefully, with an
intimacy that hinted she knew Albert well.
the quality of having elaborately complex detail
The delicate labour of the coral gardener is only one part of restoring a reef and for all its
intricacy it is actually the most straightforward part.
lawfulness by virtue of being authorized
He stated the matter simply: if I recognized the
legitimacy of the Transkei government and was willing to move there, my sentence would be dramatically reduced. proposal, and again I turned him down.
the ability to read and write
That the Ptolemies maintained a public library suggests that
literacy was relatively widespread in the capital, at least among the Greeks.
foolish or senseless behavior
This was complete
lunacy as far as he was concerned, and there was no way to deal with it rationally.
resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
Many Argentines dislike the idea of rewarding the holdouts for their
the state of being first in importance
All senators swear an oath to defend the Constitution, which wins
primacy over party and personal considerations.
the quality of being secluded from the presence of others
Under normal circumstances she left the kids alone, feeling that teens needed their space, that they were entitled to some degree of
the trait of spending extravagantly
“A similar question was posed 20 years ago when Baby Boomer
profligacy was being compared to the Silent Generation’s penchant for saving,” they wrote.
power to dominate or defeat
The two squadrons were locked in an intense competition to win the trophy signifying
supremacy among the other squadrons at Ravenel Air Base.