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obscene

offensive, rude or shocking, usually because too obviously related to sex or showing sex
猥褻的;淫穢的;下流的;粗俗的
In the raid, police found several boxes of obscene videotapes.
警方在這次突擊搜查中發現了幾箱淫穢錄影帶。
He was jailed for making obscene phone calls (= ones in which unwanted sexual suggestions were made to the listener).
他因撥打色情騷擾電話而入獄。
obscene language/graffiti
下流的語言/塗鴉
› morally wrong, often describing something that is wrong because it is too large
傷風敗俗的;駭人聽聞的;令人震驚的
to make obscene profits
傷風敗俗的;駭人聽聞的;令人震驚的
The salaries some company directors earn are obscene.
有些公司董事的薪水高得令人咋舌。

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offset

to balance one influence against an opposing influence, so that there is no great difference as a result
補償;抵消;彌補
The extra cost of travelling to work is offset by the lower price of houses here.
這裡低廉的房價抵消了因上班路途遠而產生的額外費用。
UK He keeps his petrol receipts because petrol is one of the expenses that he can offset against tax (= can show to the government as being a business cost, and so not pay tax).
他保留著他的汽油費收據,因為汽油費是可以抵扣稅款的一項開支。
› to pay for things that will reduce carbon in order to reduce the damage caused by carbon that you produce
為具有減排作用的東西付款,以彌補之前的排放所造成的損害
We offset all our long-haul flights.
我們就所有長途運輸機的排放所帶來的損害都作出補償。

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opaque

preventing light from travelling through, and therefore not transparent or translucent
不透明的;不透光的
opaque glass/tights
不透明的玻璃/連褲襪
› formal describes writing or speech that is difficult to understand
(文字或演講)難理解的;晦澀的;含糊的
I find her poetry rather opaque.

4

optimization

the act of making something as good as possible:

5

optometrist

someone whose job is examining people's eyes and selling glasses or contact lenses to correct sight problems
驗光師;配鏡師

6

ordinance

a law or rule made by a government or authority
法令;法規;條令,條例
City Ordinance 126 forbids car parking in this area.

7

outermost

at the greatest distance from the centre
最外層的;(距中心)最遠的
These spacecraft may send back data about the outermost reaches of the solar system.

8

outing

a short trip, taken for pleasure or entertainment:
a family outing
an outing to the beach

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at the outset

the start or beginning:
From the outset we planned to conduct our research together.

10

overlap

[I or T] to cover something partly by going over its edge; to cover part of the same space
(與…)交疊,(與…)部分重疊,疊蓋

The fence is made of panels which overlap (each other).
這個圍欄是由交疊的板條搭成的。

› [I] If two or more activities, subjects or periods of time overlap, they have some parts which are the same
(活動、課程或時間)互相重疊,有共同之處
My musical tastes don't overlap with my brother's at all.

overlapping adjective

The overlapping slates of the roofs in the mountain village resembled fish scales.
山村屋頂上交錯重疊的石板瓦像片片魚鱗。
The word has two separate but overlapping meanings (= parts of the meanings are the same).
這個詞有兩個不同、但有一定聯繫的意思。

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oxidize

If a substance oxidizes, it combines with oxygen and loses hydrogen to form another substance, and if something oxidizes a substance, it causes it to do this.
氧化;生鏽
Iron oxidizes to form rust.
鐵氧化形成鐵鏽。
When you heat fat, it oxidizes easily.
脂肪在燃燒時迅速氧化。

oxidization
› If a chemical element oxidizes, it loses electrons (= very small pieces of matter with negative electrical charge) and if you oxidize it, you cause it to do this.
(使)氧化(化學元素的氧化反應,指原子失去帶負電荷的電子)

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stake sth out

to watch a place continuously in order to catch criminals or to see a famous person
監視
The police staked out the hotel where the two terrorists were reported to be staying.
據報,那兩名恐怖分子藏匿在這家旅館中,警方於是展開監視。

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go along with sth/sb

to support an idea, or to agree with someone's opinion
贊同;支持;和(某人)觀點一致
Kate's already agreed, but it's going to be harder persuading Mike to go along with it.
凱特已經同意了,但是要說服麥克也同意就難多了。

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along the lines of sth

similar in type
類似於,與…近似
I was thinking of doing a meal along the lines of that dinner I did for Annie and Dave.
我想做一頓類似那次給安妮和戴夫做的飯菜。
They're campaigning for the electoral system to be reformed along the lines of (= so that it becomes similar to) the one in Germany.
他們在爭取仿照德國的選舉制度而對自己進行改造。