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Encumber

To hinder, to hamper

To burden

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Omission

The state of being not included something 遺漏

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Had he done

If he had done (假設,與現實相反)

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aversion

A strong feeling of not liking something

5

Take something for granted

想當然對待

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rapacious

Very greedy

Very hungry (ravenous)

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riddle

Conundrum

Something difficult to understand

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Not least

預期


To precede
To do something before someone else

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Nebulous

Not clear, vague

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Volatile

Likely to change suddenly

Easily aroused

Evanescent, difficult to hold permanently

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Illusory

Based on illusion, deceptive

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Deep down

本質上

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unexceptionable vs unexceptional

Unexceptionable: Not likely to cause objection or offence

Unexceptional: not unusual, commonplace

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In hindsight

時候之見

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mimic

To imitate closely

Imitation

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Plague

To cause worry or distress to

To disturb or annoy persistently

Calamity, disastrous evil

A cause of irritation

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Muddle

To mix confusedly

To make a mess of

To make muddy

A confused mess
A state of a mentally confusion

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Dim

Having a insufficient amount of light

Faint

Not perceiving clearly or distinctly

To Reduce the light from

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Perilous

Dangerous

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Precarious

Dangerous

Dubious

Not steady

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Encyclopaedic

Comprehensive, exhaustive, very thorough

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Exactitude

Exactness

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Collegiality

The cooperative relationship of colleagues

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Endurance

Permanence, duration

Ability to do something difficult for a long time

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Tenacious

Not easily pulled apart, cohesive

Persistent

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Lull

To soothe, to cause to sleep or rest

A brief time being inactive

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Respite

A period of temporary delay

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Portent

Prophetic induction

A sign

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Abnegation

denial, self-denial

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Debunk

To expose the sham or falseness