virtually the same as ‘the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt’


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


virtually the same as in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling The manager vehemently denied the new policy was because of the high proportion of smokers in the company


involving or limited to basic principles ‘the research on frog spawn was by no means a rudimentary concept’


come or bring together for a meeting or activity; assemble “the teacher had convened a meeting with the most intellectual students’