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exposure (n.)

1.when someone is in a situation where they are not protected form something dangerous or unpleasant
2.the action of showing the truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad
3.the chance to experience new ideas, ways of life etc
4.the harmful effects on your body of being outside in very cold weather without protection
5.(摄影) 底片中的一张;曝光时间
6.the amount of financial risk that a company or person has
7.the direction in which a building,hill etc faces



1.to remain alive or continue to exist for a long time



1.a strong feeling of interest and enjoyment about something and an eagerness to be involved in it
2.an activity or subject that someone is very interested in


exploit (v./n.)

1.to treat someone unfairly by asking them to do things for you, but giving them very little in return-used to show disapproval
2.to try to get as much you can out of a situation, sometimes unfairly
3.to use something fully and effectively
4.to develop and use minerals, forests, oil etc for business or industry


estimate (n./v.)

1.a calculation of the value, size, amount etc of something made using the information that you have, which not be complete
2.a statement of how much it will probably cost to build or repair something

1.try to judge the value, size, speed, cost etc of something, without calculating it exactly


erect (a./v.)

1.in a straight upright position

1.to build something such as a building or wall
2.to fix all the pieces of something together, and put it in an upright position
3.to establish something such as a system or institution



1.to make something seem better, larger, worse etc than it really is


exterior (n./a.)

1.the outside of something, especially a building

1.on the outside of something
2.exterior scenes in a film are filmed outdoors
3.coming from or relating to facts, situations etc other than the one you are considering


essay (n./v.)

1.a short piece of writing about a particular subject by a student as part of a course of study
2.a short piece of writing giving someone’s ideas about politics, society etc
3.an attempt to do something

1.to attempt to do something



1.if an animal or plant evolves, it changes gradually over a long period of time
2.to develop and change gradually over a long period of time


earnest (a./n.)

1.very serious and sincere

1. if something starts happening in earnest, it begins properly – used when it was happening in a small or informal way before