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Quibble

to argue or complain about small, unimportant things

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Pedant

a person who annoys other people by correcting small errors and giving too much attention to minor details

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Sophist

a captious or fallacious reasoner

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Ritualise

程序化的

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Corrosive

bitingly sarcastic

causing someone or something to become weak and damaged

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Finicky

very hard to please

requiring a lot of care or attention

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Unabashed

not embarrassed or ashamed about openly expressing strong feelings or opinions

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Unsurpassed

不可超越的

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Stifle

to make (something) difficult or impossible

to stop (someone) from doing or expressing something

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Cordial

politely pleasant and friendly, affable

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Umbrage

a feeling of being offended by what someone has said or done

Offence

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Torpor

Lethargy, dullness, apathy

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Attune

to bring into harmony

to cause to have a better understanding of what is needed or wanted by a particular person or group

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Abstract from

To remove, to separate

To summarise

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Tether

To restrain

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Rehash

to talk over or discuss again

to present (something) again in a slightly different form

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Transgress

違反

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Cavalier

having or showing no concern for something that is important or serious

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Grumble

to complain quietly about something

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Commiserate

to express sadness or sympathy for someone who has experienced something unpleasant

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Unkempt

deficient in order or neatness