a temporary prohibition of an activity There were certain factors beyond the rig opportaor’s control such as a drilling moratorium in reply to an well blowout’


(of an organization or system) large, powerful, indivisible, and slow to change Analysts say that the monolithic nature of Tesco will make changes very difficult


beginning to happen or develop ‘incipient price increases could mean that the economy is overheating’


the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities ‘a paucity of belief was evident in the team’s perfomances’


something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact ‘the company’s profits were testament to the quality of the management team’