abscess. An abscess is a painful swelling containing pus. "to lance an abscess" 切开脓肿
accrual. Accrual accounting method measures the financial performance of a company by recognizing accounting events regardless of when corresponding cash transactions occur, compared to Cash accounting.
acumen. The ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain. 敏锐 "courses on topics like business acumen, leadership, communication and presentation skills, project and change management, team building and branding." "She has considerable business acumen." 她的经营能力绝非一般.
Acme Corporation. The Acme Corporation is a fictional corporation that features prominently in the Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons.
ad hoc, adv, for one specific case. "they were appointed ad hoc" "A major risk for companies is the application of ad hock changes to the database."
adept at. adj. Someone who is adept at something can do it skilfully. "He is adept at implementing corporative strategy via technological approach and is familiar with products and solutions from mainstream ERP companies."
alimony. N-UNCOUNT （分居或离婚后根据法院指令定期付给对方的）赡养费 Alimony is money that a court of law orders someone to pay regularly to their former wife or husband after they have got divorced. "A great deal of Jeff's money went in alimony to his three former wives. 杰夫的很大一部分钱都用在了向他的前三任妻子支付赡养费。"
amicable. Characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable: "an amicable settlement". "The company added that it has resolved the dispute with the driver in an "amicable manner" and that Beijing police have closed their investigations into the case."
amortize. Reduce or extinguish (a debt) by money regularly put aside. "The amortized time complexity is O(1)."
assorted. adjective. Of various sorts put together; miscellaneous. "bowls in assorted colours"
backfire. 事与愿违；适得其反 If a plan or project backfires, it has the opposite result to the one that was intended. "America's public call for Turkish entry into the European Union may backfire. 美国公开要求批准土耳其加入欧盟,这也许适得其反."
banal 平庸的；平淡无奇的 If you describe something as banal, you do not like it because you think that it is so ordinary that it is not at all effective or interesting. "The text is banal...课文索然无味。" "the banality of modern city life 现代城市生活的单调乏味"
"Fan Bingbing kisses beluga whale on Chinese TV show, conservation group doesn't find it cute"
beverage n, any liquid suitable for drinking "may I take your beverage order?"
bespeak. 显示；流露；展现 If someone's action or behaviour bespeaks a particular quality, feeling, or experience, it shows that quality, feeling, or experience. "The tone of his text bespeaks a certain tiredness."
bespoke. 1. (of goods, especially clothing) made to order. "a bespoke suit" 2. (of a trader) making bespoke items of clothing. "the bespoke tailors of Savile Row" 3. (of a computer program) written or adapted for a specific user or purpose. "completely bespoke software systems" "Bespoke architecture for nameless users is very difficult."
bounty. noun, plural bounties. A premium or reward, especially one offered by a government: "There was a bounty on his head." "Some states offer a bounty for dead coyotes (郊狼（北美洲西部原野上的小狼）; 丛林狼，草原狼)."
bouquet, [buˈkeɪ] 花束; 酒香 1. A bouquet is a bunch of flowers which is attractively arranged. 2. The bouquet of something, especially wine, is the pleasant smell that it has. "This wine has a rich bouquet." "Diane Hohen, with TaskRabbit, delivers a bouquet of flowers in Boston on March 29, 2012. TaskRabbit is a task and errand service that allows people to hire others to do small jobs."
blitz. 以闪电战攻击 If a city or building is blitzed during a war, it is attacked by bombs dropped by enemy aircraft. "On December 8 the media blitz began in earnest. 12月8日，一场大规模媒体宣传活动轰轰烈烈地展开了。" "I am old enough to remember the Blitz, but only just. 伦敦空袭那阵我已开始记事，但也只是仅仅有些模糊的印象。"
bloated If someone's body or a part of their body is bloated, it is much larger than normal, usually because it has a lot of liquid or gas inside it. "Diners do not want to leave the table feeling bloated." "its massive state apparatus and bloated bureaucracy." 它那庞大的国家机关和臃肿的官僚机构。
brittle. A material is brittle if, when subjected to stress, it breaks without significant deformation (strain). "(Programming) This reduces the brittleness of your view and makes your code easier to understand."
Hubei city encourages cadres to set an example and get to making that second kid.
camel case, noun. The convention of writing compound words or phrases with no spaces and an initial lowercase or uppercase letter, with each remaining word element beginning with an uppercase letter: iPod and WikiAnswers are both spelled in camel case.
Chinese media call out uncivilized behavior at newly opened Shanghai Disneyland.
collate. vt. [keu'leit]. To gather or arrange in their proper sequence (the pages of a report, the sheets of a book, the pages of several sets of copies, etc.).
condolence. An expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death. "Compassionate Allowance: Please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. ACME Corp provides you with an allowance to express the company’s condolences."
conglomerate. A conglomerate is a large business firm consisting of several different companies. 企业集团
Europe is not a conglomerate mass.
The figures showed that cash was haemorrhaging from the conglomerate. 数据表明，这家集团的现金正在大量流失。
cordially. Heartily: in a hearty manner. "We cordially invites you to this year's Winter Party and Masquerade Ball."
covenant. 契约。A covenant is a formal written agreement between two or more people or groups of people which is recognized in law.
In consideration of my employment by SOME COMPANY and disclosure by SOME COMPANY of Confidential Information, I hereby covenant and agree as follows: ...
chore, tʃɔ:. noun. 1. A routine task, especially a household one. "Her illness made even daily chores like shopping difficult". 2. A tedious but necessary task: "He sees interviews as a chore".
celery, noun 旱芹，西洋芹. A cultivated plant of the parsley family, with closely packed succulent leaf stalks which are used as a salad or cooked vegetable.
She rocked the baby to sleep in its cradle.
crave, |kreɪv|. vt. Feel a powerful desire for (something): "if only she had shown her daughter the love she craved". vi : "Will craved for family life".
1. If something crumbles, or if you crumble it, it breaks into a lot of small pieces.
Rice flour makes the cake less likely to crumble. 这种糕饼用米粉做不那么容易碎。
Brighton have too many experienced players to crumble just because we are in town. 布赖顿队有很多经验丰富的队员，他们不会因为我们在城里就丧失斗志。
2. If something such as a system, relationship, or hope crumbles, it comes to an end.
Their economy crumbled under the weight of United Nations sanctions... 在联合国制裁的重压之下，他们的经济崩溃了。
The traditional marriage is crumbling fast. 传统婚姻正迅速消失。
3. A crumble is a baked pudding made from fruit covered with a mixture of flour, butter, and sugar. apple crumble 酥皮苹果甜点.
Cyclomatic complexity is a software metric (measurement), used to indicate the complexity of a program. It is a quantitative measure of the number of linearly independent paths through a program's source code. It was developed by Thomas J. McCabe, Sr. in 1976.
debacle. C. a complete failure. syn - fiasco.
debunk. 揭穿真相，暴露 to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated: to debunk advertising slogans. "So let's debunk some of the most common falsehoods." 那么,让我们来揭穿一些最常见的谬误吧.
decal. 贴花纸 Decals are pieces of paper with a design on one side. The design can be transferred onto a surface by heating it, soaking it in water, or pressing it hard.
"Chinese drivers use scary decals to frighten high beam users into following the rules." shanghaiist.
discretion. 1. 谨慎;慎重 Discretion is the quality of behaving in a quiet and controlled way without drawing attention to yourself or giving away personal or private information. "Larsson sometimes joined in the fun, but with more discretion. 拉森有时会和大家一起玩乐，但是显得更加矜持。" "Watch the clip below, obviously, viewer discretion advised." 2. 自行决定的自由;酌情决定权 If someone in a position of authority uses their discretion or has the discretion to do something in a particular situation, they have the freedom and authority to decide what to do. "Visits are at the discretion of the owners. 是否接受参观访问由业主决定。"
disosal. "Hackers use every tool at their disposal."
n. The way one tends to behave or feel. 性情。"He was a man of decisive action and an adventurous disposition."
n. The pattern objects are arranged. 排列，布置。"... to recognize the buildings from the disposition of windows and entrances."
n. Giving or distributing money or property. 赠与，分配。"Judge Sphinx was appointed to oversee the disposition of funds."
divulge. [daɪˈvʌldʒ] If you divulge a piece of secret or private information, you tell it to someone. "Officials refuse to divulge details of the negotiations. 官员们拒绝透露谈判的细节。"
duvet. 羽绒被 A duvet is a large cover filled with feathers or similar material which you put over yourself in bed instead of a sheet and blankets.
He fell asleep in the front room so I covered him up with a duvet. 他在起居室睡着了，我便给他盖上了羽绒被。
at (one's) elbow
Close at hand; nearby.
out at the elbows
1. Poorly dressed.
2. Lacking money.
enchant, in'tʃɑ:nt. verb [ with obj. ] 1. fill (someone) with great delight; charm 使心醉，使迷惑: "Isabel was enchanted with the idea". 2. (often as adj.enchanted) put (someone or something) under a spell 用魔法迷惑: "an enchanted garden".
errand [ˈerənd] n. 差使; 差事; 使命. "She sent Joy on one errand after another."
Japanese-American actress issues eerie apology to Chinese netizens with movie facing boycott.
esoteric, [ˌesəˈterɪk] adj, If you describe something as esoteric, you mean it is known, understood, or appreciated by only a small number of people. 小众的。"Cale has ploughed a more esoteric furrow as a recording artist". 作为一名录音艺人，凯尔走了一条较为冷僻的道路。
esteemed. adj. 受尊敬的 You use esteemed to describe someone who you greatly admire and respect. "The art of conversation is highly esteemed in France. 在法国十分尊重谈话技巧." "A highly esteemed speaker from the design scene."
espouse, i'spaʊz. vt. Adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life): "The left has espoused the causes of sexual and racial equality". "programmers espouse separation of logic and display as an ideal principle".
e'piphany. 1. 基督教1月6日为纪念贤士朝拜基督的）主显节，显现节 Epiphany is a Christian festival on the 6th of January which celebrates the arrival of the wise men who came to see Jesus Christ soon after he was born. 2. 顿悟；突然明白 An epiphany is a moment of sudden insight or understanding. "Isaac Newton's epiphany about gravity and a falling apple. 艾萨克·牛顿关于地心引力和苹果落地的顿悟".
evangelist [ɪˈvændʒəlɪst] 福音传教士;巡回布道者 An evangelist is a person who travels from place to place in order to try to convert people to Christianity. "For the last few years, I have been an evangelist for renting. 过去的两年, 我一直支持租房."
facade. [fəˈsɑ:d] noun. the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space.
facilitation. the condition of being made easy (or easier). "The form of 'facilitation fee' breaks business integrity and conduct code." "It's really a significant trade facilitation measure. 这真是一个是十分有意义的贸易简易化方法。"
facsimile. noun. duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio. syn : facsimile, facsimile machine, fax.
farsi. The modern Iranian language of Iran and western Afghanistan, written in the Arabic alphabet; modern Persian. "And in Iran, a leading newspaper Monday began soliciting cartoons , in English and Farsi, the Holocaust. 在伊朗, 一家著名报社星期一开始征集有关大屠杀的英文版或者波斯语版漫画."
flimsy. adj. 轻薄的，不结实的。 "The only issue with the Smart Cover is that it's flimsy--its thin, minimalist construction offers your iPad no protection from falls, bumps, or scratches."
fink. n. Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police. 密告人。
Franchising is the practice of the right to use a firm's business model and brand for a prescribed period of time. 特许经营 "fast-food franchises" "the regional franchise for Coca-Cola."
v. informal. Behave or cause to behave in a wild and irrational way, typically because of the effects of extreme emotion, mental illness, or drugs. "he freaked out and smashed the place up". "what he'd said had really freaked her out".
noun. a very unusual and unexpected event or situation. "The teacher says the accident was a total freak". [ as modifier ] : "a freak storm".
noun. (also freak of nature)a person, animal, or plant with an unusual physical abnormality. "A few freaks have been discovered, one amazing cat tipping the scales at no less than 43 lbs". [ as modifier ] : "a freak red cabbage with side shoots coming from the leaves".
finicky. adj. 1. (of a person) fussy about their needs or requirements 挑剔的: "a finicky eater". "Okay, that sucks. If you've ever done it, you know how painful it is and how finicky submodules can be".
2. showing or requiring great attention to detail: "his finicky copperplate hand".
gist. 主旨，要点 The gist of a speech, conversation, or piece of writing is its general meaning. "He related the gist of his conversation to Naseby. 他将他谈话的要点告诉了纳斯比。"
GmbH, Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, which is German for "company with limited liability".
glamorous, [ˈglæmərəs], adj. If you describe someone or something as glamorous, you mean that they are more attractive, exciting, or interesting than ordinary people or things. "Sometimes it may seem a chore to tear yourself away from your productive, creative programming work to face the unglamorous and unexciting business of writing tests, particularly when you know your code is working properly."
glossy. adj. 1. having a shiny or lustrous surface. 有光泽的，光滑的 "Her hair was thick, glossy and in tip-top condition. 她的头发浓密亮泽，发质好得没话说。" 2. having a false or deceptive appearance or air, especially of experience or sophistication; specious. 有光泽的，光滑的; 虚有其表的; 似是而非的。
gra'tuitous. 无理由的；不必要的；无缘无故的 If you describe something as gratuitous, you mean that it is unnecessary, and often harmful or upsetting. "Gratuitous urgency or imperatives." "His films are full of gratuitous violence. 他拍的影片充满了不必要的暴力."
ground. VERB 罚（儿童）不能出门；禁足 When parents ground a child, they forbid them to go out and enjoy themselves for a period of time, as a punishment.
My mom grounded me for doing my homework.
gullible. [ˈgʌləbl] 易上当的 If you describe someone as gullible, you mean they are easily tricked because they are too trusting. "The swindlers had roped into a number of gullible persons. 骗子们已使一些轻信的人上了当."
gusto, [ˈgʌstəʊ]. hearty or keen enjoyment, as in eating or drinking, or in action or speech in general: "to dance with gusto." "You don't have to be a gifted comedian — preschoolers have a simple sense of humor. Just do it with gusto."
The purpose of the grease gun is to apply lubricant through an aperture to a specific point, usually on a grease fitting or 'nipple'. 注油枪
havoc, n, great destruction or devastation; ruinous damage. "Otherwise openwith will wreak havoc with your outbound email attachment workflow."
hoist. vt 1. to raise or lift, especially by some mechanical appliance: "to hoist a flag; to hoist the mainsail." 2. to raise to one's lips and drink; drink (especially beer or whiskey) with gusto: "Let's go hoist a few beers."
holistic, həʊ'lɪstɪk, adjective. 1. (Chiefly Philosophy) characterized by the belief that the parts of something are intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. 整体主义的 2. (Medicine) characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. 整体医学的 "The Holistic Patient Health Record: How to Image Enable the EHR".
Apollo 11's source code is now on GitHub and it's hilarious. Apollo 11's source code is now on GitHub and it's hilarious.
hyerbole. Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. "“Everything is an object” isn’t just hyperbole."
implode. 内爆。Fearful of a flood of refugees should Mr Kim's regime implode, China has responded cautiously. 由于担心金正日政权垮台后会有大量难民涌入，中国的回应一直非常谨慎。
,impro'priety. Impropriety is improper behaviour. "I would certainly dismiss any allegations of impropriety by the Labour Party. 对于工党指责我行为不正当，我当然不会理会。"
incumbent. 1. noun. 现任 An incumbent is someone who holds an official post at a particular time. "He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality. 他以压倒多数票击败了现任州长." "Zulip will certainly inspire some innovation, both on their code base, and by the incumbent enterprise-grade messaging providers." 2. adj. Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. "It is incumbent upon all of us to make an extra effort. 我们所有人都必须加倍努力。"
in'furiate. vt. Make (someone) extremely angry and impatient. "I was infuriated by your article."
infuriating, adj. Making one extremely angry and impatient; very annoying. "Health isn't a destination. It's a thrilling, infuriating, and totally worth-it journey."
insurgent. 叛军 Insurgents are people who are fighting against the government or army of their own country.
"Vicious fighting between ethnic insurgents and government forces erupted once again in northern Myanmar on Sunday, leaving two Burmese civilians dead and over 25 wounded."
Psychological tricks include: Instilling fear, appealing to another person’s desire to help, acting with authority.
intriguing. adj. If you describe something as intriguing, you mean that it is interesting or strange. "Some of the ideas are very intriguing and sound intuitively plausible". 有些想法非常吸引人，听起来觉得很有道理。
kick off. （足球）中线开球. "People stood waiting for the kick-off of the parade." 人们站着等候游行的开始。
kiosk. 1. A kiosk is a small building or structure from which people can buy things such as sandwiches or newspapers through an open window. 售货亭，小亭 2. A kiosk or a telephone kiosk is a public telephone box. 公共电话亭
lame. adj. 1. If someone is lame, they are unable to walk properly because of damage to one or both of their legs. 跛的；瘸的 2. If you describe something, for example an excuse, argument, or remark, as lame, you mean that it is poor or weak. 蹩脚的；拙劣的 "He mumbled some lame excuse about having gone to sleep. 他含含糊糊地找了个蹩脚的借口，想要解释自己为什么睡着了。" "Look, I'm not one of your lame ducks. 听着，我可不像你手下的那些废物。"
lenient. [ˈli:niənt] adj. agreeably tolerant; permissive; indulgent 宽大的，仁慈的: "He tended to be lenient toward the children." "More lenient laws encouraged greater freedom of expression."
literacy. 读写能力；识字；有文化 Literacy is the ability to read and write. "The main thing for us is to reach the goal, overcoming mistakes and using financial literacy. "
lighthouse. 灯塔 "a lighthouse project for integrating various technology platforms."
loath. adj. reluctant; unwilling: "I was loath to leave". "In practice, however, programmers and engine producers are loath to enforce separation".
loin, 腰部 "loin" or "loins" refers to the side of the human body below the rib cage to just above the pelvis. It is frequently used to reference the general area below the ribs. SerLoin steak 西冷牛排。
lounge. 1. vi. lie, sit, or stand in a relaxed or lazy way. "several students were lounging about reading papers".
2. n. a public room in a hotel, theatre, or club in which to sit and relax. 休息室 "the hotel has a pleasant lounge and bar"
mantra, 'mantrə. noun. (originally in Hinduism and Buddhism) A word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation. "a mantra is given to a trainee meditator when his teacher initiates him".
migraine, n. A severe recurring headache, usually affecting only one side of the head, characterized by sharp pain and often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. 偏头痛
mill. noun. A factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles. 磨坊; 磨粉机; 榨汁机; 工厂。
(idiom) run-of-the-mill. Something is run-of-the-mill if it is ordinary and nothing special. For example: There wasn't much on TV so we just watched some run-of-the-mill old cowboy movie.
monsoon. （印度洋的）季风。A monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months.
moonlighting. 兼职,从事第二职业(尤指不为专职工作的老板和税收部门所知) If someone moonlights, they have a second job in addition to their main job, often without informing their main employers or the tax office. "He's been moonlighting for the past year as a driver. 过去一年里他下班后开车赚外快."
mundane. 平凡的；世俗的。"She has been praised for her doe-eyed good looks and her effortless ability to incorporate grace and style into something as mundane as in-class biology experiments involving test tubes and whatnot." "Her London life was sedate, almost mundane." 她在伦敦的生活平淡无奇，几乎有些枯燥。
nebula, 'nɛbjʊlə. noun (pl. nebulae or nebulas). (Astronomy) a cloud of gas and dust in outer space, visible in the night sky either as an indistinct bright patch or as a dark silhouette against other luminous matter. 星云. "openNebula".
noop. [计]= NO OPeration, 空操作。
nuance. ['nju:ɑ:ns] A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound. 细微差别
nuanced. adj. 有细微差别的；"I’m sure the real reason is more nuanced than that, but you get my point."
nudge, (通常指用肘)轻推，轻碰(以引起注意) If you nudge someone, you push them gently, usually with your elbow, in order to draw their attention to something. "I nudged Stan and pointed again." 我轻轻推了推斯坦，又指了一下。
Waiting to save - Saving whatever is left over after your monthly expenses usually leads to very little savings, if any. Instead, “Nudge” yourself by setting up automatic 401k contribution at the maximum amount. This way, you can’t spend the money that you can’t see.
nugget, noun. A solid lump of a precious metal (especially gold) as found in the earth. "He had felt on the telephone that Jordan had a little nugget of information tucked away somewhere". "pure high-grade gold nuggets". "a small nugget of butter".
numerator/denominator, dividend/divisor. Divides one number ( numerator ) by another number ( denominator ).
v. Forced to do sth by a situation, rule or law. 迫使。"I was obliged to abandon the car as the storm got worse and worse."
v. Be helpful to someone by doing what he/she has asked you to do. 帮忙。"We called up the experts, and they obliged with very straightforward answers."
obnoxious. 令人讨厌的；使人反感的；可憎的 adj. If you describe someone as obnoxious, you think that they are very unpleasant.
"It’s obnoxious because of the requirement for root access and the additional hacks and tools required to get this working. Worse yet, some Android apps won’t actually realize they have an Internet connection if you do this."
On premises. On-premises software is installed and runs on computers on the premises (in the building) of the person or organization using the software, rather than at a remote facility such as a server farm or cloud.
palimony. N-UNCOUNT （同居者分居时一方付给另一方的）生活费
Palimony is money that a person pays to a partner they have lived with for a long time and are now separated from.
paltry. 1. A paltry amount of money or of something else is one that you consider to be very small. a paltry fine of £50. 2. 可鄙的；卑贱的；不重要的 You can use paltry to describe something or someone that you consider to be small or unimportant.
The parents had little interest in paltry domestic concerns. 那些家长对家里鸡毛蒜皮的小事没什么兴趣。
perk. 1. noun. Perks are special benefits that are given to people who have a particular job or belong to a particular group. 津贴 "a company car, private medical insurance and other perks" 公司配车、提供私人医疗保险以及其他额外待遇
perpetual. 1. 不间断的；不变的；持续的；长久的 A perpetual feeling, state, or quality is one that never ends or changes. The creation of a perpetual union. 永久联盟的创立
2 连续不断的；无尽无休的；没完没了的 A perpetual act, situation, or state is one that happens again and again and so seems never to end. "I thought her perpetual complaints were going to prove too much for me." 我想我再也受不了她无休无止的抱怨了。"sometimes there’s even alimony/palimony involved, which are a perpetual liability that can never be paid off."
/ˈflɛm/ ("inflammation, humour caused by heat") is a liquid secreted by the mucous membranes of mammals.
PR scam. 公关骗局。
I know Elon - well. His obsession with Mars is no PR scam, but something the folks at SpaceX are giving their blood and sweat to achieve.
Precinct. n.ˈ'pri:sing(k)t. 建筑地域，(警察)管辖区，选区。
pre-emptive, pri'emptiv. adjective.
serving or intended to pre-empt or forestall something, especially to prevent attack by disabling the enemy: "a pre-emptive strike".
relating to the purchase of goods or shares by one person or party before the opportunity is offered to others: "pre-emptive rights".
(Bridge) denoting a bid, typically an opening bid, intended to be so high that it prevents or interferes with effective bidding by the opponents.
pre-nup. (Oral) 婚前协议。
prestigious. adj. 1. Indicative of or conferring prestige: the most prestigious address in town. 2. Having a high reputation; honored; esteemed: a prestigious author.
probation. 1. Probation is a period of time during which a person who has committed a crime has to obey the law and be supervised by a probation officer, rather than being sent to prison. 缓刑期 2. Probation is a period of time during which someone is judging your character and ability while you work, in order to see if you are suitable for that type of work. 试用期；见习期. "After a further four-month extension of her probation period, she was sacked. 在又试用了4个月后，她被开除了。" "The thief was put on probation for two years. 这个小偷被处以两年缓刑。" "He was bailed for probation reports. 他因等待鉴定报告而获得保释。"
procurement. [prəˈkjʊəmənt] Procurement is the act of obtaining something such as supplies for an army or other organization. 采购. "Government procurement of recycled paper stimulates recycling. 政府收购再生纸,可以促进回收利用."
prorate. "The fitness allowance will be prorated to you based on the number of calendar days you are employed."
prospect. A potential customer. "Customers and prospects."
poliovirus |,pəʊlɪəʊ'vʌɪrəs| noun Medicine. 脊髓灰质炎病毒。Any of a group of enteroviruses including those that cause poliomyelitis.
postulate, n (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning. 假定 提出要求 视…为理所当然。Let's postulate that she is a cook.
pedagogy. 'pedəgɒdʒi. The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept. 教学法。
pedantic/pedantical, adjective. 1. ostentatious in one's learning. 2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.
Just a panda enjoying his popsicle.
quilt. A quilt is a thin cover filled with feathers or some other warm, soft material, which you put over your blankets when you are in bed. 被子
Scraps of material were saved, cut up and pieced together for quilts. 边角碎料都保留下来，剪好后拼在一起做成被子。
He mostly stayed at home tucking up the children. 他主要待在家里，帮孩子们盖好被子睡觉。
I read Lili a story and tucked her in her own bed. 我为莉莉读了个故事，然后给她盖好被子。
a branch: "ramifications of a nerve."
a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication: "The new tax law proved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers." "The transaction log should never be deleted or moved unless you fully understand the ramifications of doing this."
ransom. A ransom is the money that has to be paid to someone so that they will set free a person they have kidnapped. "Her kidnapper successfully extorted a £75,000 ransom for her release."
ransomware. A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
recapitulate. v. You can say that you are going to recapitulate the main points of an explanation, argument, or description when you want to draw attention to the fact that you are going to repeat the most important points as a summary. "Let's just recapitulate the essential points. 我们再来回顾一下要点。" "It will shortly be put up for sale under the terms already communicated to you, which, to recapitulate, call for a very minimum of publicity. 不久它就可以上市，按照我们与你商定的条款进行销售，重申一遍，这些条款尽量不要对外公开。"
repercussion. If an action or event has repercussions, it causes unpleasant things to happen some time after the original action or event. 不良反应。"Mishandled data can have serious repercussions for ACME Corp, our employees and our customers."
resiliency. The physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit. 弹性强度
resurrect. Restore (a dead person) to life. "Sorry to resurrect the thread in the forum."
retaliate. Verb 1. take revenge for a perceived wrong; "He wants to avenge the murder of his brother". "retaliation for raising your concerns in good faith is prohibited, even if your concerns prove to be unfounded." 2. make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil; "The Empire strikes back". "The Giants struck back and won the opener". "The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing". "Now when she cries I ask them both what happened. If she did something wrong, I let her know; then I talk to my son about how he can react without retaliating."
rubric. n. 1. An authoritative rule of conduct or procedure. 2. A rubric is a set of rules or instructions, for example the rules at the beginning of an examination paper. 3. 题目;标题;类目 A rubric is a title or heading under which something operates or is studied. “The aid comes under the rubric of technical co-operation between governments.” 这项援助归于政府间的技术合作这一类别。
“Legacy rubrics the deal with ‘this is what a project manager owns in the machine and this is what a product manager owns’ are becoming less relevant for innovation-focused teams who increasingly adopt self-organizing methodologies like agile.”
signatory. A party that has signed an agreement, especially a country that has signed a treaty. "As a signatory of the UN Global Compact since 2000, ...".
silos. "Their missile silos are below ground." 他们的导弹发射井在地下. "Build bridges, not silos."
skeet. noun. 双向飞碟。 The sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird.
slob. a slovenly or boorish person. (口)懒汉，粗俗汉，笨蛋 "Another distinctive trait about kids this age: They're slobs. If you're a neatnik expecting things to be tidier now that the ones and twos are behind you, you're in for a big disappointment."
snatch, snatʃ, vt/vi. quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way: "she snatched a biscuit from the plate".
solidus. Another term for slash. "(JSON) All Unicode characters may be placed within the quotation marks except for the characters that must be escaped: quotation mark, reverse solidus, and the control characters (U+0000 through U+001F)."
soothe. "Inhalations can soothe and control the cough. 吸入药剂可以缓解并抑制咳嗽。"Parents say: How to soothe an owie (A word commonly used by small children or infants to describe a wound).
squeal. vi. Make a long, high-pitched cry or noise. 发尖叫声。"squeal from excitement".
squash. skwo:sh. verb [ with obj. ] crush or squeeze (something) with force so that it becomes flat, soft, or out of shape. "wash and squash the cans before depositing them".
statute. A written law passed by a legislative body. 法令，法规
statutory. Required, permitted, or enacted by statute. "Comply with and go beyond all the applicable statutory and legal regulations."
stay tuned 敬请期待； "Stay tuned for more information."
stickler,ˈstiklə, noun. A person who insists on a certain quality or type of behaviour 坚持…的人。 "he's a stickler for accuracy" "I'm a stickler when it comes to timekeeping" 守时.
Thrill. Cause (someone) to have a sudden feeling of excitement and pleasure.
thunk. 1. noun. 闷响 A dull, hollow sound: the thunk of a metal pipe striking a tree. 2. intr.v. thunked, thunking, thunks. To make a dull, hollow sound: "Her hard shoes thunk on the stairs" (Carolyn Chute).
tirade. 激烈的长篇指责或演说 A prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: "a tirade against smoking."
She launched into a tirade against the policies that ruined her business. 她就造成自己企业破产的政策发表了激愤的长篇演说。
A German automotive executive has lost his job following an alleged racial tirade that he made inside a luxury Beijing residential compound which has since gone viral on Chinese social media.
unravel, vt. 1. To undo or ravel the entangled, knitted, or woven threads of: "unraveled the sweater". "The detective unraveled the mystery." "Birth of famous black hole: Longstanding mysteries about object called Cygnus X-1 unraveled." 2. To cause to fail or become ruined or unfulfilled: "Their plans to open a restaurant became unraveled".
upfront. adj. Invested or paid in advance or as beginning capital:
an up-front fee of five percent and an additional five percent when the job is done.
vanity. If you refer to someone's vanity, you are critical of them because they take great pride in their appearance or abilities. 虚荣(心);自负 "Social engineers often appeal to vanity, greed, or authority to achieve their purpose." "Frank Deford is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine. 弗兰克·德福特是杂志《名利场》的特约编辑。"
vesting. The conveying to an employee of unconditional entitlement to a share in a pension fund. "a long-term incentive plan with a three-year vesting period"
vest. "Virtual shares are always settled in cash: you will receive a cash payout once your Virtual shares vest."
vex. If someone or something vexes you, they make you feel annoyed, puzzled, and frustrated. "I didn't think to vex you by such a trifle. 我根本没想用这种小事折磨你."
visage. 脸;面容 Someone's visage is their face. "The only previously-approved camera was Intel's RealSense F200, which appears on a handful of PCs and uses two separate lenses and an infrared (IR) blaster to get a 3D view of your visage." "A blithe heart makes a blooming visage. 人逢喜事精神爽."
vouch. "Kim's mother agreed to vouch for Maria and get her a job. 金的母亲同意为玛丽亚担保，好让她找份工作。"
wafer, a thin, crisp cake or biscuit, often sweetened and flavored. 薄脆饼；圆片，晶片 "A back-illuminated sensor contains the same elements, but orientates the wiring behind the photocathode layer by flipping the silicon wafer during manufacturing and then thinning its reverse side so that light can strike the photocathode layer without passing through the wiring layer."
a rule of thumb. "A popular article by Jamis Buck proposes a rule of thumb for good Rails design: Resources should never be nested more than 1 level deep."
all hands meeting. 全体会议
at odds. "She is at odds with her boss." 她与上司不和。
货比三家. "Prices may vary so it's well worth shopping around before you buy. 价格可能会有高有低，所以在买之前很有必要货比三家。" "Kelly went comparison shopping for CD players to get the best price. 凯丽买CD播放器时货比三家,以求拿到最优惠的价格."
icing on the cake. 锦上添花 "An unlocked computer is the icing on the cake."
in full swing. "Preparations for our party are in full swing. We listen and deliver and you can already get a glimpse of what to expect in the party."
lip service. 口惠 If you say that someone pays lip service to an idea, you are critical of them because they say they are in favour of it, but they do not do anything to support it. "All the parties had done no more than pay lip service to environmental issues. 对环境问题，各方都是口惠而实不至。"
on the cusp of. "I am sitting on the cusp of middle age. 我将步入中年。" "we are on the cusp of switching the project over to Python 3."
under lock and key. "She would keep any sensitive documents under lock and key. 她总是把任何机密文件都锁得好好的."
predecessor, ancestor; successor, descendant.
anarchy. n. Economic anarchy scourged the post-war world. 经济混乱使得战后的世界陷入水深火热之中。The overthrow of the military regime was followed by a period of anarchy. 军事统治政权被推翻以后，接着是一段时期的无政府状态。
kitsch, n. 媚俗。Collectors of Fifties kitsch should pop over to Brussels for the flea market.
China's Ministry of Culture joins Weibo, netizens heckle the account with glee.
The fallopian tubes connect the ovaries with the uterus. 输卵管连接着卵巢和子宫。
TMZ reports that the socialite spent almost an hour in a crowded lift after security and mechanics fail to open the doors. While relatively calm at the beginning, Paris gets gradually more and more panicked as the group remain trapped. "I can't believe I'm stuck in the elevator right now" the blonde heiress says as cellphone ringtones can be heard going off around her. As things progress and mechanics fail to rescue the group, Paris and the other occupants start to swear. One man eventually managed to risk life and limb to pry the door open and then threw up afterwards according to other passengers at the scene.
A socialite is a person who attends many fashionable upper-class social events and who is well known because of this.
An heiress is a woman or girl who has the right to inherit property or a title, or who has inherited it, especially when this involves great wealth. [ˈeəres]
If someone pries, they try to find out about someone else's private affairs, or look at their personal possessions. 窥探。If you pry something open or pry it away from a surface, you force it open or away from a surface. 翘动。
After touching down in China, Paris Hilton was quick to experience the country's somewhat lax safety standards, filming the commotion after she found herself stuck in an elevator. A commotion is a lot of noise, confusion, and excitement.
Man on Shanghai subway challenged over his spitting, begins shouting profanities at passengers. Profanity is an act that shows disrespect for a religion or religious beliefs. 渎神。Profanities are swear words. 谩骂。
Woman claims to have dated the Dalai Lama in highly questionable, potentially defamatory. Speech or writing that is defamatory is likely to damage someone's good reputation by saying something bad and untrue about them. 诬蔑，毁谤。 [dɪˈfæmətri]
Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment. E.g. PLA gets caught posting pictures of 'Chinese soldiers' in camouflage snatched from US hunting magazine.
If you snatch something or snatch at something, you take it or pull it away quickly, or by force.
If you snub someone, you deliberately insult them by ignoring them or by behaving or speaking rudely towards them. "Xi Jinping snubs Manchester United, plans to visit City instead during UK visit."
meltdown, n. a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown. "there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933" "Shanghai dad has public meltdown after daughter accepts Japanese boyfriend's proposal."
infatuate, v. arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way. "His new car has infatuated him" "love has infatuated her".
Unsuspecting teen has throat slit from behind at Dongguan web cafe. unsuspecting, adj. not suspicious. "deceiving the unsuspecting public"
sdk: software development kit.
'mitigate, vt. to make less severe: to mitigate a punishment.
epitomize, |ɪˈpɪtəmʌɪz, ɛ-| (also epitomise) verb [ with obj. ] be a perfect example of: the company epitomized the problems faced by British industry.
This is why you shouldn't fiddle around with your phone when crossing the road.
Shandong hotpot restaurant offers discounts for women in skimpy skirts.
Wuhan driver narrowly escapes death after falling bamboo scaffolding impales car roof.
Six Chinese nationals charged with economic espionage by U.S.
249kg of pangolin scales seized by Shanghai customs.
Boy electrocuted after urinating on roadside, taxi driver dashes through 4 red lights to save him.
单页(Brochure/ DA-Detailing Aids).
boilerplate. 1 [ mass noun ] rolled steel plates for making boilers. 2. standardized pieces of text for use as clauses in contracts or as part of a computer program. some sections have been written as boilerplate for use in all proposals 样板文件。
Pilot of TransAsia Airways plane hailed a hero.
Sichuan 'burglar couple' celebrates theft with smooch at scene of crime.
Also, this concept for an adult video sounds even more traumatizing than that execution-inspired fetish porn.
A daredevil in Taiyuan scaled some roofs and snapped these awesome photos.
Henan taxi driver arrested on suspicion of espionage.
Hong Kong man jailed for incest after impregnating teenage daughter.
Lovelorn university student survives after jumping from school building.
Mannequin: A mannequin (also called a manikin, dummy, lay figure or dress form) is an often articulated doll used by artists, tailors, dressmakers, windowdressers and others especially to display or fit clothing.
It's a truism that we should choose the right tool for the job.
rebut, vt. Claim or prove that (evidence or an accusation) is false. "He had to rebut charges of acting for the convenience of his political friends." "As a subdiscipline of project management, some regard the management of software development akin to the management of manufacturing, which can be performed by someone with management skills, but no programming skills. John C. Reynolds rebuts this view, and argues that software development is entirely design work, and compares a manager who cannot program to the managing editor of a newspaper who cannot write."
stutter, vi, to speak with difficulty because you cannot stop yourself from repeating the first consonant of some words, 口吃。
'faucet, n. 龙头; 插口; 旋塞。
Hunan farmer forced to cull 173 cows as dairy market suffers downturn. cull: reduce the population of (a wild animal) by selective slaughter.
Man poses next to Shanghai Metro security with bag of weapons to 'taunt' officials.
Horrific blaze breaks out at furniture factory in Xiamen.
"French artist creates an all-female Terracotta Army." terracotta 陶， terracotta army 兵马俑。
"While others have raised eyebrows at her penchant for dressing in short skirts and letting her hair fall loose even while conducting scientific experiments, most netizens can't seem to get enough."
"Ms Deng originally hails from Sichuan province".
"He grinned at her then brandished his knife, leaving a small cut on her elbow. Fortunately, she didn't require stitches."
"Wife of actor Zhao Benshan wins back $395k in court after shady Porsche sale"
"As any kid who's too young to brag about meeting the president on various forms of social media would do, she took to her diary to write about the exciting ordeal."
Seconds later, a commenter remarked upon the spontaneous act of chivalry, saying,"Putin has just placed his coat around Peng Liyuan's body."
"US bid for Chinese tourists with extended visa deal."
"Sassy panda refuses medical examination, sticks tongue out."
Bizarre 'parting ceremony' held in Wenzhou to end an extramarital affair.
Student throws scalding hot water on professor after he hassles her for being lat
Thankfully, this Taobao model store is all about equal-opportunity ickiness: male models are for sale too. And the pouting. Oh the pouting...
3 bodies found floating in Shanghai creek.
3-year-old panda rescued after marten attack in Sichuan.
Taiwanese man sniffs shitloads of glue, calls paramedics to save his 'alien friend'.
The more math/physics you do, the more you look at biologists the way biologists look at astrologists.
Spark from welding gear caused Shanghai hospital blaze.
Variadic, adj. In computer science, an operator or function is variadic if it can take a varying number of arguments; that is, if its arity is not fixed.
Kuomintang suffers severe setback in Taiwan polls; premier quits after poll loss.
Taiwan heads to the polls, KMT vote apparently faltering
eavesdrop, verb. Secretly listen to a conversation. "My father eavesdropped on my phone calls."
squat, 蹲。"To do this effectively, choose the whole-body push exercise that is generally considered the king of all lifts: the squat 蹲举式举重."
triceps, n. 肱三头肌。
antler, n. 鹿角。
flex, v. 弯曲（关节）； 收缩（肌肉）； 显示力量
AED（automated external defibrillator 自动除颤器
"On Oct. 21, a (sometimes dubious) but extraordinarily well-known muckraker named Fang Shimin, better known by his nom de plume Fang Zhouzi, declared himself blocked from some Chinese social media sites just hours after sharing a point-by-point rebuttal of one of Zhou's pieces." dubious muckraker rebuttal
"Peeping tom landlord installs one-way mirror, pinhole camera to spy on female tenants."
atrocious, a'trocious adj, extremely bad. 太坏了的。
"Xi'an restaurant doles out free lunch, diners bow to Confucius portrait before meal."
"Shandong man quits job to marry, take care of cancer-stricken girlfriend."
prosperous, adj. Having success usually by making a lot of money.
"Hunan villagers turn to manure-soaked water as cure for cancer." manure, n, waste matter from animals that is mixed with soil to improve the soil and help plants grow 有机肥料。
"Rmb200m stashed in official's home. China's biggest note is Rmb100: must've been huge pile of cash." stash, vt, [informal] to store something secretly or safely somewhere.
"Wonderfully terrified reactions to zombie prank on Shanghai Metro." prank, /præŋk/ n [C], a trick, especially one which is played on someone to make them look silly.
"A scrapped IPO offers a raw look at China's rampant overfishing of tuna." scrap n. A small piece or bit. vt. Break down into parts for disposal or salvage. scrapped adj. 报废的。"This machine is so old that it will soon have to be scrapped." 这架机器太旧，快报废了。rampant, adj, unrestrained. "A rampant growth of weeds in the neglected yard."
"Shenyang car careens off bridge, all passengers are fine." careen, vt, To cause (a ship) to lean to one side; tilt.
"Ten hours later, she returned to her room in a state of delirium and covered with bruises." delirium n 精神错乱说胡话。bruise, n 瘀伤 An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken。
"She got a broom from the outside and wielded it all around the room." broom n, a large brush with a long handle, used for sweeping floors 扫帚; 金雀花。
"After a lovely dinner, the pair planned to go on a moonlit stroll when the man decided this was the perfect time to insult his new female friend's baby-making abilities." stroll vi, n, to walk somewhere in a slow relaxed way 散步。
"she's nice and all, but she isn't well-suited for him."
"And in response, he pushed her to the ground and they engaged in a good old fashioned tussle, which was broken up when the police arrived." tussle n a fight using a lot of energy, in which two people get hold of each other and struggle 扭打.
"The 8th China International Pole-dancing Competition was hosted in Beijing on Wednesday, bringing in contestants from Russia, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong—all of whom share the skill of bending and contorting their bodies in ways which we cannot fathom." contort vt, become twisted or make sth twisted out of its natural or normal shape. fathom n 深度单位-寻 about 1.8m。 vt, understand what something means after thinking about it carefully 看穿。
hearty. adj. Done or expressed in a very open, cheerful, and energetic way.
break a leg. 祝好运；大获成功（用于祝愿演员演出成功）。"This is your big chance. Go no out there and break a leg!"
godspeed. n. A prosperous journey （祝愿）成功，平安. "A hearty Godspeed was extended to all the departing troops." "We bade / wished her godspeed , ie said farewell to her." 我们祝她一路顺风。
cougar, n. 1.熟女。An older woman seeking a sexual relationship with a young man. 2. 美洲狮。
sane, adj. 1. of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill. "Hard work kept me sane." 2. Reasonable or sensible. "Doing a git revert makes new commits to remove old commits in a way that keeps everyone's history sane."
bourgeoisie, bʊəʒwɑ:'zi:, n. 1. The middle class. 2. (in Marxist contexts) the capitalist class. "Mao's wife enjoyed her bourgeoisie lifestyle while Its people were starving to death."
denunciation. n. public condemnation of someone or something. "38 years ago today on 21 October 1976, China began a nationwide campaign of denunciations against the Gang of Four."
Venice, n, 威尼斯。
discreet, adj. Careful and prudent in one's speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment: we made some discreet inquiries. "The SSL 'handshake' process, which establishes the secure session, takes place discreetly behind the scene without interrupting the consumer's shopping experience."
puncture. "His book punctures earlier assumptions about the benevolence of advanced capitalism and forecasts sharply increasing inequality of wealth in industrialized countries, with deep and deleterious impact on democratic values of justice and fairness."
blockbuster. "In his new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press), Mr. Piketty, 42, has written a blockbuster, at least in the world of economics."
incongruous. "College football might seem an incongruous place to look for a learning model, but a conversation with Coach Vince Dooley about the University of Georgia's practice regime provides an intriguing case."
leverage. vt. Use sth to maximum advantage. "The organization needs to leverage its key resources."
bulldoze. vt. 1. Remove or flattern sth with a bulldozer. bulldozer, 推土机. 2. Force sb to do sth. "They bulldozed me into signing the agreement."
derail, vt. Cause to run off the tracks.
enroll, vi. vt. Register formally as a participant or member. "He enrolled in drama school."
leash, n. Restraint consisting of a rope used to restrain an animal.
kecab, n. A dish of pieces of meat, fish or vegetables roasted or grilled on a skewer or spit. 烤串。
ilk, n. A type of person or thing similar to one already referred to. 同类。 "Is the Social media and its ilk fulfilling Alfred Nobel's dream?" "There was music by Parry and Elgar and others of that ilk."
carp, n. A deep-bodied freshwater fish, typically with barbels around the mouth. 鲤鱼。
scuffle, n. A short, confused fight or struggle at close quarters. "Scuffles break out at Hong Kong protest site as anti-Occupy groups rush barricades."
requisite, adj. Made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations. "The application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid."
overkill, ['overkill], n, excessive use, treatment or action. "Animators now face a dilemma of technology overkill." "X.500 has been found to be overkill in many situations. So LDAP comes out."
malevolent, [ma'levolent], adj. Having or showing a wish to do evil to others. "The glint of dark, malevolent eyes."
ostentatious, adj. Characterized by pretentious or showy display. 炫耀的。"A simple design that is glamorous without being ostentatious.". "He gave an ostentatious yawn." 他张扬地打了个哈欠。
sturgeon, n, 鲟。
Lanxiang Vocational School, 蓝翔技校。
hawker. n. A person travels around selling goods, typically advertising by shouting. 小贩。
astute. adj. 敏锐的。having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage. "an astute businessman".
duffel. n. A coarse woollen cloth with a thick nap. 粗尼。"A duffel hat."
predicate. n 谓语. vt. 断言。
maple. noun. 枫树。
tout. vt. attempt to sell, esp. by a direct or persistent approach. 招徕。
stereotactic. adj. 立体定位的。
kudos. mass noun. 'kju:des. Praise and honour received for an achievement. "She was looking for kudos rather than profit."
be'nevolent. adj. Well meaning and kindly. 仁爱的。"A benevolent smile." "a benevolent fund."
lick. vt. Pass the tongue over. "He licked the stamp and stuck it on the envelope."
unabashed. adj. Not embarassed. "He is unabashed by the furore his words provoked."
imperative. adj. Vitally important. "Immediate action is imperative."
connote. vt. Imply or suggest. "The term 'modern science' usually connotes a complete openness to empirical testing."
levonorgestrel. A synthetic hormone with similar effect with progesterone.
uterine. adj, relating to the uterus or womb. "uterine involution", "uterine contraction".
involution. noun, the shrinkage of an organ.
post-partum. adj. Following childbirth. "The custom of postpartum abstinence."
exacerbate. vt. Make sth worse. "Rising inflation is exacerbated by the collapse of oil prices."
throttle. noun. A device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine. "The engines were at full throttle." 油门。
audacity. noun. 1. a willingness to take bold risks. 大胆。 2. Rude or disrespectful behaviour, impudence. 鲁莽。"He had the audacity to say I was too fat."
disparate. adj. 1. essentially different in kind, and not comparable. "They inhabit disparate worlds of thought". 2. Containing elements very different from one another. "A culturally disparate country".
attune. vt. 1. Make receptive or aware. "A society more attuned to consumerism than ideology." 2. Accustom or acclimatize. "Students are not attuned to making decisions." 3. Make harmonious. "The interests of East and West are now closes attuned."
ideology. n. A system of ideas and ideals. 思想。
thumbnail. noun. usu. as modifier. A very small or concise description. "a thumbnail sketch". "thumbnail( image)", 缩略图。
progestin. n. Another form of progestogen, a steroid hormone. progesterone 孕酮: a hormone that maintains pregnancy and prevents further ovulation during pregnancy.
fraught with. adj. Filled with (sth undesirable).
fraught. adj. Causing or affected by anxiety or stress. "She was a bit fraught."
omnibus. noun. A volume containing several books previously published separately. 合辑。
cubicle. noun. A small partitioned-off area of room, esp. for shower or toilet, or a working desk in an office. 办公间。
binocular. adj. Adapted for or using both eyes. "a binocular microscope".
daunting. adj. Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect.
daunt. vt. Make sb feel intimidated or apprehensive. "Some people are daunted by technology."
apprehensive. adj. 1. Anxious or fearful that something bad or upleasant will happen. 担心的。2. (rare) Relating to perception or understanding.
frugal. adj. 1. Sparing or economocal as regards money or food. "I was a bit too frugal to splash out on design clothes." 2. Simple, plain and costing little. "A frugal meal."
intimidate. vt. Frighten or overawe sb, esp. in order to make them do what one wants. 威胁，恐吓。
nationalist. n. 1. A person who advocates political independence for a country. 2. A patriot, eps. who believes in the superiority of their country over others. 民族独立主义者，民族／爱国主义者。
decubitus. [di'kju:bitəs]. noun. the posture of lying down. "decubitus left" 左卧。
segue. ['segwei]. vi. (in music and film) move without interruption from one piece to another.
sturgeon. noun. A very large primitive fish with bony plates on the body. 鲟鱼。
eschew. vt. deliberately avoid, abstain from. "He appealed to the crowd to eschew violence."
gourd. noun. 1. a fleshy fruit with a hard skin. 2. a drinking or water container made from the hollowed and dried skin of a gourd. 葫芦。
appropriation. n. 1. The action of appropriating sth, 挪用。"dishonest appropriation of property". 2. A sum of money allocated officially for a particular use. 拨款。
annex. v and noun. Add an extra/subordinate part.
provision. vt. 向……供应（粮食）。
prorate. vt, usu. passive. Calculate a charge or price due to the actual amount of service provided rather than by a standard sum. 按服务收费。
brunette. noun and adj. 深色发肤的(人)。
fasting. Abstaining from food, usually for religious or ethical reasons. 斋戒。
frenzy. U. state of extreme excitement, in which one can't control his/her behavior.
idiosyncrasy. n. a characteristic, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. 特质。"The book is a gem of Victorian idiosyncrasy. 这本书展现了维多利亚时代特色的精华。"
lukewarm. adj. slightly warm, tepid. 微温的。
lucrative. adj. producing much money. 有利可图的。"a lucrative business."
savvy. (slang, U) common sense. （俚语，不可数）常识。
hare. noun. Bounding mammal whose young are born fully haired. 野兔
come by 从旁走过，得到。
insanity. 精神失常的抗辩 a plea in a court of law that a crime was due to the defendant having a mental disorder.
heinous. adj. very shocking and immoral. "a heinous crime" 令人发指的犯罪。
recess. U and C. a time during the day or year when no work is done, esp. in parliament, law courts etc. "Parliament's summer recess."
yearn. vi. literary, have a strong desire for sth, esp. sth that is difficult or impossible to get.
molestation. molest, vt. to attack or harm somebody, esp a child, by touching them in a sexual way or by trying to have sex with them. "men who molest young boys" 男童猥亵。
obscene. adj. relating to sex in a shocking and offensive way. 猥亵的 "obscene gestures".
prick. vt. pierce sth with a sharp point. "The child pricked the balloon and it burst."
fugitive. noun. person who is running away or escaping. 逃亡者。adj. being of short duration，转瞬即逝的. "fugitive thoughts".
troll. vi. fish with a rod and line by pulling bait through the water behind a boat. 拖钓。"trolling for pike 拖钓狗鱼". noun. (in Scandinavian myths) evil giant or mischievous but friendly dwarf，山精（邪恶巨怪或顽皮的侏儒）。
shenanigan. noun. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others. 恶作剧。
clad. (in compounds) covered. "an ivy-clad tower 爬满常青藤的塔。"
plumber. noun. a dealer or worker in lead. 水管工。
innocuous. adj. 1. causing no harm. 2. not intended to offend. "innocuous snake".
hail. noun. frozen rain falling in a shower. 冰雹。"a hail of bullets, blows, curses", "Stones hailed down on them".
behemoth. noun. 1. a mighty animal described in Job. 2. sth of monstrous size or power. 巨兽。
inexplicable. adj. incapable of being explained.
ram. 1. noun, uncastrated male sheep. 2. vi/vt, crash against. 3. ram sth down flatten. 未阉割的公羊，撞击，夯平。
rig. vt. 1. fit (a ship or boat) with masts, spars, ropes, sails, etc. 2. provide sb with clothes or equipment. 3. infml, dress sb up. 4. manage or control (sth) fraudulently. 给船装备桅樯、帆樯、索具和帆等，提供衣服或装备，给穿衣打扮，（以欺诈手段）操纵。
prank. noun. playful or mischievous trick. 恶作剧。"a childish prank", "play a prank on sb".
compliance. noun. 1. The act of complying. 2. The ability of an object to yield elastically when a force is applied. "Compliance is expected of all members. 全员要求遵守规定。"
Angkor Wat. 吴哥窟。
dub. vt. 1. make (a man) a knight by touching him on the shoulder with a sword. 2. give (sb) a nickname. 3. create the soundtrack of (a film), eps in a different language. 封爵士，起绰号，外语配音。
manifestation. noun. 1. a clear appearance, "a manifestation of great emotion". 2. an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit). 3. a public display of group feelings (usu. of a political nature). 显示，显现，示威。