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anaemic / anemic (adj)

Suffering from anaemia
Lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality


anaemia / anemia (n)

A condition in which there is a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness ( bệnh thiếu máu)


myopic (adj)

Lacking foresight or intellectual insight



1. (adj) Denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful
2. (n) A mythical bird


idyllic (adj)

Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque


idyll (n)

An extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque period or situation, typically an idealized or unsustainable one



1. (n) A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards (vịnh)
2. (n) A space created by a window line projecting outwards from a wall
3. (n) A compartment with a specified function in a vehicle, aircraft, or ship
4. (Of a horse) brown with black points
(n) A bay horse (ngựa hồng)
5. (v) (Of a dog, especially a large one) bark or howl loudly
(Of a group of people) shout loudly, typically to demand something
(n) The sound of baying
6. (at bay) Forced to face or confront one’s attackers or pursuers; cornered
7. (bring someone/thing to bay) Trap or corner a person or animal being hunted or chased
8. (hold (or keep) someone/thing at bay) Prevent someone or something from approaching or having an effect
9. (stand at bay) Turn to face one’s pursuers


pursue (v)

1. Follow or chase (someone or something)
Persistently seek to form a sexual relationship with (someone)
Seek to attain or accomplish (a goal) over a long period
2. Continue or proceed along (a path or route)
Engage in (an activity or course of action)
Continue to investigate or explore (an idea or argument)


seethe (v)

1. (Of a liquid) boil or be turbulent as if boiling
Cook (food) by boiling it in a liquid
2. (Of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger
3. (Of a place) be crowded with people or things moving about in a rapid or hectic way
(Of a crowd of people) move in a rapid or hectic way


turbulent (adj)

Characterized by conflict, disorder, or confusion; not stable or calm
(Of air or water) moving unsteadily or violently



1. (adj) Full of incessant or frantic activity
2. (adj) (medicine) Relating to or affected by a regularly recurrent fever
3. (n) A hectic fever or flush


frantic (adj)

Distraught with fear, anxiety, or other emotion
Conducted in a hurried, excited, and disorganized way


distraught (adj)

Very worried and upset


enshrine (v)

Place (a revered or precious object) in an appropriate receptacle
Preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected


: /ˈdɪzi/

1. (adj) Having or involving a sensation of spinning around and losing one’s balance
Causing a spinning sensation:
(Of a woman) silly
2. (v) Make (someone) feel unsteady, confused, or amazed



1. (preposition) In spite of
2. (adv) Nevertheless; in spite of this
3. (conjunction) Although; in spite of the fact that