Difficult Words:

Provisional and Provincial

Difficult Words : Provisional and Provincial

Provincial (pruh VIN shul) adj: limited in outlook to one's own small corner of the world, narrow

The farmers were very provincial. They had no opinions about anything but the price of corn and no interest in anything except growing more of it.

New Yorkers have reputations for being very sophisticated and cosmopolitan, but most of them are actually very provincial. They act as though nothing of interest had ever happened on the other side of the Hudson River.

Provisional (pruh VIZH uh nul) adj: conditional, temporary, tentative

Louis had been accepted as a provisional member of the club. He wouldn't become a permanent member until the other members had had a chance to see what he was really like.

The old man's offer to donate $10,000 to the charity was provisional. He said that he would give the money only if the charity could manage to raise a matching sum.

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