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rigid

(rĭ′jĭd) [L. rigidus]
Stiff, hard, unyielding.
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As Juhan writes, "Some of the most tangible and troublesome features of age itself are simply conditions of muscular activity, activities that bow the posture and rigidify the joints, that collapse the chest cavity, that put the squeeze on peripheral circulation, that create all kinds of limitations to movement and that waste precious vitality.
Morita, one of the leading analysts of immigration in Japan, argues that the demand for immigrant workers is structural, not cyclical, and the inflow of foreign workers will further rigidify the already segmented labor market, thereby increasing demand for foreign workers.
And if the system is in need of fundamental changes, more bureaucracy will only rigidify existing parameters and make professionally directed reform even more difficult.
But in addition to these crucial matters that tend to rigidify relations excessively and dangerously, the 'Arab Spring' dances to a different tune, one that constitutes a different source of volatility.
However, what if the research question is, What factors influence the president's propensity to rigidify while in office (Barber 1992)?
To elucidate the process through which this may be accomplished, I will seek to use counterfactuals to ascertain the importance of personality factors in influencing the president's propensity to rigidify while in office.
This begs the question then of what type of personality Wilson would have had to possess to not rigidify in office.
Our primary connecting principle is that Wilson's different personality would have led him to compromise with the Senate over any Versailles Treaty (34) and any other policy proposal that met with opposition, rather than rigidify.
I guess narrative or fictive conventions have had a longer time to rigidify, so readers have more difficulty when somebody is doing something different with narrative material, whereas with film or rock videos or whatever, the medium is so new that its audience just accepts the idea that its conventions are more fluid.
It not only would be weakened through the avoidance of the questions and problems about gender, ideology, and subjectivity that have been raised by feminist thought, it also would help to rigidify boundaries based on gender and sexuality.