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anaemic / anemic (adj)
/əˈniːmɪk/

Suffering from anaemia
Lacking in colour, spirit, or vitality

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anaemia / anemia (n)
/əˈniːmɪə/

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)

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myopic (adj)
/mʌɪˈɒpɪk/

Short-sighted
Lacking foresight or intellectual insight

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halcyon
/ˈhalsɪən/

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

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idyllic (adj)
/ɪˈdɪlɪk/

Like an idyll; extremely happy, peaceful, or picturesque

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idyll (n)
/ˈɪdɪl/

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

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bay
/beɪ/

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

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pursue (v)
/pəˈsjuː/

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)

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seethe (v)
/siːð/

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

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turbulent (adj)
/ˈtəːbjʊl(ə)nt/

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

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hectic
/ˈhɛktɪk/

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

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frantic (adj)
/ˈfrantɪk/

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

13

distraught (adj)
/dɪˈstrɔːt/

Very worried and upset

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enshrine (v)
/ɪnˈʃrʌɪn/

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

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dizzy
: /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

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notwithstanding
/nɒtwɪðˈstandɪŋ/

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