When the word "result" is used as a verb, it means the same as "ensue." We could say: "The twins were mistaken for each other at the wedding, and hilarious confusion ensued (resulted)."
The word "pursuit," which is the noun form of the verb "to pursue," is often used synonymously with "goal," as in the example sentence.
"Consecutive" means "in a row," or, "one following the other in order."
Considering that this word grows from the root meaning "to follow," it is ironic that an executive is the boss, the one who gives the order that others are expected to follow. a CEO is the big boss, the Chief Executive Officer.
But scandals involving animals, children, and race are career killers,” says David Johnson, chief executive
officer of Atlanta-area public-relations firm Strategic Vision.
—BusinessWeek (Jul 3, 2013)
The word "segue" (pronounced SEG-WAY) went from being a noun often used in talking about music (meaning a connection between parts of a musical piece) to being a verb (meaning "connect"), as in the example sentence.
In the example sentence the word "sequence" is used synonymously with "order." A sequence is a series of items that follow each other in order.
With the prefix "con-" meaning "with," ("contact," "conflict," "conform") and the root "sequ-" meaning "to follow," you can see how this word is put together. Although the word "consequence" really just means "result," it usually bears a negative connotation: When someone tells you that there will be consequences for your actions, expect a punishment, not a reward.
With the prefix "pro-" meaning "forward," ("promote," "probation," "produce") and the root "secu-" meaning "to follow," we can see how this word is put together. When the authorities decide to prosecute, they are following up on what they think is the commission of a crime by making the suspect face a trial or plead guilty.
The Scottish government has pointed out that children under 12 are no longer prosecuted
for criminal behaviour.
—BBC (Jun 30, 2013)
An obsequious person is too eager to follow orders. In "The Simpsons," the character of Smithers is hilariously obsequious to Mr. Burns.
He was not aware of the obsequious
attentions of the waiter who stood proudly behind his chair, with mouth set in a perpetual grin.
—Litsey, Edwin Carlile