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Point of Emphasis for 2012 - 2013:

RIGOR!

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: harsh inflexibility in opinion, temper, or judgment : severity
(2) : the quality of being unyielding or inflexible : strictness (3) : severity of life : austerity b : an act or instance of strictness, severity, or cruelty
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: a tremor caused by a chill
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: a condition that makes life difficult, challenging, or uncomfortable; especially : extremity of cold
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: strict precision : exactness <logical rigor>
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a obsolete : rigidity, stiffness b : rigidness or torpor of organs or tissue that prevents response to stimuli

Examples of RIGOR

  1. They underwent the rigors of military training.
  2. the rigors of life in the wilderness
  3. They conducted the experiments with scientific rigor.
  4. a scholar known for her intellectual rigor

Origin of RIGOR

Middle English rigour, from Anglo-French, from Latin rigor, literally, stiffness, from rigēre to be stiff
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to RIGOR

Antonyms: flexibility, gentleness, laxness, mildness

Definitions taken from


http://www.merriam-webster.com/

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