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Significant

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significant
 
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adjective
 
comparative and superlative forms
:
mor 
e significant;
mo
st significant
 Meanings:
1 :
large enough to be noticed or have an effect A
significant 
number of customers complainedabout the service.  He won a
significant 
amount of money.  There is a
significant 
difference inprices between the two stores.  The study found a statistically
significant 
decrease in symptomsin patients who had taken the drug.  His influence on me was
significant 
. = He hada
significant 
influence on me. 
2
:
very important  a
significant 
event in the history of our nation Fish is a
significant 
part of their diet.  It is
significant 
that she never mentioned him. 
3
:
having a special or hidden meaning He gave us a
significant 
wink/look. a
significant 
[=
suggestive
] glance 
1,000
Days Under President Obama 
Today marks the 1,000th day of Barack Obama's presidency, and unfortunately for America, those days have been marked by deeper deficits, lost jobs, prolongedunemployment, and bigger government. Meanwhile, many of those charged with leadingthe federal government have all but abdicated their responsibilities.The national debt stands at $14.9 trillion--$4.2 trillion of which has been added sinceObama took his oath of office. Fourteen million Americans are unemployed--that's 9.1percent of the workforce. The unemployment rate has been above nine percent for 840 of the 1000 days, and the average unemployed worker has been without a job for more than 9months. All told, 2.2 million jobs have been lost under Obama's watch, despite the WhiteHouse's claims that the President's $787 billion stimulus would create 3.3 million net jobs by 2010.Unfortunately, instead of leading America toward fiscal sanity and a stronger economy, thePresident is taking the country in the opposite direction. Last week, his latest proposal to"stimulate" the economy with another $447 billion in spending failed to pass the Senate, but instead of recognizing that more taxing and spending is not what America wants orneeds, he's redoubling his efforts. Today, the President isstarting another bus tourto sell adifferent version of the same plan--this time broken up into pieces of taxing and spendingstill big enough to choke a horse. It's the same plan, only in different packaging. FormerCongressman Ernest Istook explains the danger:
 
Even segmented versions of Obama¶s $447 billion plan can be used to squeeze in those worst parts. That¶s because it¶s almost impossible to get both the House and the Senate to
 
enact identical versions of a bill, thus requiring a conference committee to "work out thedifferences"--which sometimes includes adding distasteful details.
 
 While it's good news that the Senate rejected the President's jobs plan, the bad news is thatthe Senate has utterly failed to help put America back on a strong fiscal path. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI)point outthatit's been 900 days since Senate Democrats last adopted a formal budget plan, calling it "anational disgrace."
 
 
 As required by law, House Republicans presented a budget in committee, brought it to thefloor, and passed it earlier this spring. It was an honest, detailed, concrete plan to put our budget on the path to balance and our economy on the path to prosperity. But SenateDemocrats, during this time of national crisis, failed even to present a budget plan ² inopen defiance of the law and the public they serve.
 
 What we have seen from the Obama Administration is bigger government, moreregulations, and massive amounts of government spending in the hopes of stimulating theeconomy. The trouble is that it hasn't worked, as the numbers show. Obamapromisedthathis $787 billion stimulus would save or create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010. It didn't,and given the jobs that were lost, he came up7.3 million jobsshort of his goal. His healthcare plan, better known as Obamacare, did not reduce health care costs as promised and isin fact responsible forincreasing costs in 2011. On top of that, the law will price many unskilled workersout of full-time employment. And those are just the big-ticket items. Over the last 1,000 days, America has seenincreased regulations, a 9,000-earmark omnibus bill, a government union bailout, a WallStreet reform bill that will do more harm than good, a nuclear arms treaty thatis detrimental to missile defense, a refusal to expand domestic energy production, federaloverreach into education, an undermining of the rule of law, and a dark cloud hanging overour military's future due to a failure to ensure adequate defense spending.In yesterday's
Wall Street Journal 
, James Freeman writes of an interview with billionaireMortimer Zuckerman--Democrat, real-estate mogul, and
 New York Daily News
owner. "Among business executives who supported Barack Obama in 2008,[Zuckerman] says, 'there is enormously widespread anxiety over the political leadership of the country.' Mr. Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, 'The sense is that the policiesof this government have failed.'" Given the track record of the Obama Administration overthe last 1,000 days, they would be right. Bigger government has not put America on astronger fiscal path, it hasn't created jobs, and it hasn't built a stronger economy.There is a better way. Heritage's
 Saving the American Dream
plan charts a course that fixesthe debt, cuts spending, and restores prosperity. It redesigns entitlement programs,guarantees assistance to those who need it, and saves the American dream for futuregenerations. If Congress and the President want to move America forward, create new jobs,and spur businesses to grow and invest, then piling on debt, raising taxes, and increasingspending is not the answer--no matter how much Obama would like it to be.
 
esti
m
ate
 
VWPHW
 
ve
rb
[with
ob
 ject]
 
comparative and superlative forms
:
esti
m
ates; esti
m
ated; esti
m
ating
 
:
to give or form a general idea about the value
,
size
,
or cost of (something)
:
to make anestimate of (something) They
estimated 
the distance at/as about three miles.  We needto
estimate
how much paint we¶ll need for the job.  The cost of the project hasbeen
estimated 
at/as about
10
million dollars.  He
estimates
that current oil reserves are 2
0
 percent lower than they were a year ago.  Damage from the hurricane is
estimated 
(to be) inthe billions of dollars. ²
esti
m
ated
 
adjective
  An
estimated 
5
0,000
people were in attendance. ²
esti
m
at
or 
 
/
stme
t
/
noun, plural 
esti
m
at
or 
s
[
count 
]Learn aboutestimateas a noun.
esea
ch
 
ULVW
 
n
ou
n
 
 plural 
esea
ches
 
1 :
careful study that is done to find and report new knowledge about something [
noncount 
]cancer/AIDS/drug
research
 medical/scientific/scholarly
research
 Sheconducts
research
into/on the causes of Alzheimer¶s disease.  Recent
research
shows/indicatesthat the disease is caused in part by bad nutrition.  The study is an important pieceof 
research
.² often used before another noun
research
data/findings a
research
group/organization/scientist  a
research
assistant  a
research
program/project a
research
lab/laboratory/library/center  a
research
paper/report[
 plural 
] (
formal &
 
old-fashioned 
) We read about Sigmund Freud¶s
researches
into the human psyche. 
2
 
[
noncount 
]
:
the activity of getting information about a subject He did a lot of 
research
beforebuying his car. ²
esea
che
 
noun, plural 
esea
che
s
[
count 
] Medical
researchers
say that the drug isuseless. 
Why Obamacare Might Cost You a Job 
Back in February 2010, when Congress was still debating the Obamacare legislation, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)proclaimed to Americathat the law "will create400,000 jobs almost immediately." But according to anew reportby Heritage's JamesSherk, Obamacare will have the opposite effect, pricing many unskilled workers out of full-time employment due to the law's requirement that employers offer health benefits to full-time employees.

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