Ten Words from The New York Times - May 29, 2013 10 words

  1. resilient
    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
    Consumer spending has also been strikingly resilient so far this year, given the tax hikes.
  2. appreciate
    gain in value
    The positive impact of rising home values and the appreciating stock market is expected to offset at least a third of the fiscal tightening, according to Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomic Advisors.
  3. offset
    compensate for or counterbalance
    The positive impact of rising home values and the appreciating stock market is expected to offset at least a third of the fiscal tightening, according to Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomic Advisors.
  4. confluence
    a flowing together
    The double-digit housing price increase is being driven by a confluence of factors.
  5. protege
    a person who receives support and protection from an influential patron who furthers the protege's career
    Mr. Jalili, known as Iran’s unyielding nuclear negotiator and a protégé of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is emerging as the presumed front-runner in Iran’s presidential election on June 14, an unsettling prospect for future relations with the West.
  6. veneration
    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    “Welcome, living martyr, Jalili,” the audience shouted in unison, most of them too young to have witnessed the bloody conflict themselves but deeply immersed in the national veneration of its veterans.
  7. intransigence
    the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
    He did not directly mention the Western sanctions that were imposed over the country’s nuclear program — which Iran insists is for peaceful purposes but the West says is a cover for developing nuclear weapons — or the possibility that they will be tightened in response to Tehran’s intransigence.
  8. dispute
    take exception to
    But few dispute that the exclusivity of the ceremony has mostly disappeared.
  9. encroachment
    any entry into an area not previously occupied
    Purists also say the ceremony has been debased by overuse, and they lament the growing encroachment of team sponsors and paying customers on the playing field.
  10. headlong
    at breakneck speed
    The responsibility of receiving the pitch often falls to backup catchers, and Anthony Recker, who joined the Mets in the off-season, has plunged headlong into his duties.