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totally off

totally off

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implicit

suggested but not communicated directly
不明言的,含蓄的
He interpreted her comments as an implicit criticism of the government.
他將她的評論理解為對政府的含蓄批評。
Implicit in the poem's closing lines are the poet's own religious doubts.
在這首詩最後幾行中隱含著詩人自己的宗教疑慮。

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proposition

an offer or suggestion, usually in business
(通常指商業上的)提議,建議
He wrote to me last week regarding a business proposition he thought might interest me.
他上周寫信給我,提出一項他認為我會感興趣的提案。
I've put my proposition to the company director for his consideration.
我已將我的提議交給公司主管考慮。
› an idea or opinion
主張;觀點;見解
They were debating the proposition that 'All people are created equal'.
他們正就「人人生而平等」這一命題展開辯論。

4

undergo

to experience something which is unpleasant or which involves a change
經歷,經受(令人不快的事或變化)
She underwent an operation on a tumour in her left lung last year.
她在去年做了一次左肺腫瘤切除手術。
Cinema in Britain is undergoing a revival of popularity.
英國的電影院正經歷著一場復興。

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platinum

an extremely valuable metal that is silvery in colour, used in jewellery and in industry
鉑,白金
a platinum wedding ring
白金結婚戒指

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invalid

An invalid document, ticket, law, etc. is not legally or officially acceptable
(檔、票、法律等)無效的,不合法的,官方不承認的
I'm afraid your driving licence is invalid in Eastern Europe.
恐怕你的駕駛執照東歐無效。
› An invalid opinion, argument, etc. is not correct, usually because it is not logical or not based on correct information
(觀點、論點等)站不住腳的
an invalid argument
站不住腳的論點

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transaction

when someone buys or sells something, or when money is exchanged
交易(人們購買或出售物品,或兌換金錢貨幣)
a business transaction
生意
Each transaction at the foreign exchange counter seems to take forever.
外幣兌換櫃枱的每筆交易似乎都要花很長時間。
We need to monitor the transaction of smaller deals.
我們需要監控規模較小的交易。

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disproportionate / disproportionately

too large or too small in comparison to something else, or not deserving its importance or influence
不成比例的;不相稱的;不協調的;太大(或太小)的
There are a disproportionate number of girls in the class.
這個班裡女孩的人數特別多。
The country's great influence in the world is disproportionate to its relatively small size.
該國在世界上的巨大影響力與其相對較小的面積有些不相稱

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predicate

to state that something is true
斷言,斷定,肯定
[+ that] It would be unwise to predicate that the disease is caused by a virus before further tests have been carried out.
在進一步化驗前就斷言這種病由病毒引起是不明智的。
be predicated on sth
› If an idea or argument is predicated on something, it depends on the existence or truth of this thing
基於,取決於
The sales forecast is predicated on the assumption that the economy will grow by four per cent.
銷售預測是基於經濟將會增長4%這一假設之上的。

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edifice

Henderson's idea of increasing returns to scale and experience, and Porter's idea of the value chain, encompassing heterogenous elements, that the whole edifice of business strategy was subsequently erected

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erect

to build a building, wall or other structure
建立;建造
The war memorial was erected in 1950.
這座戰爭紀念碑建於1950年。
The soldiers had erected barricades to protect themselves.
士兵們築起了街壘用以自衛。

to raise something to a vertical position
豎立;使直立
They erected a marquee to accommodate 500 wedding guests.
他們搭起了一個大帳篷以接待參加婚禮的500位客人。

standing with your back and neck very straight
(腰板)直的;昂首挺胸直立的
He's very tall and erect for his 78 years.
儘管已經78歲了,他還是那樣挺拔高大。
› When a part of the body, especially soft tissue, is erect, it is harder and bigger than usual, often pointing out or up
(尤指軟組織)勃起的
an erect penis
勃起的陰莖
erect nipples
挺起的乳頭

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intermediate

being between two other related things, levels or points
中間的,居中的
There are three levels of difficulty in this game: low, intermediate and high.
這個遊戲有三個難度級別
This novel is too difficult for intermediate students of English.
這本小說對於中等程度的英語學習者來說太難了。

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mediocre

not very good
普通的,平庸的,不夠好的
The film's plot is predictable and the acting is mediocre.
這部影片的情節都能猜得到,演員的演技也不夠好。
Parents don't want their children going to mediocre schools.
家長不想讓孩子上普普通通的學校。

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submit

[T] to give or offer something for a decision to be made by others
提交;呈遞
You must submit your application before January 1st.
申請須於1月1日前提交。
The developers submitted building plans to the council for approval.
開發商向市政會提交待批准的建築規劃。
› [T + that] formal to suggest
建議;主張
In conclusion, I submit that the proposal will not work without some major changes.
最後,我認為這項提案必須進行重大修改方能實施

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cutting-edge

state-of-the-heart

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in terms of/in ... terms

used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing
在…方面;從…方面來說;根據…來看
In financial terms, the project was not a success.
從經濟方面來說,這個專案計劃並不成功。
In terms of money, I was better off in my last job.
就賺錢而言,我上一份工作賺得更多。

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maritime

connected with human activity at sea
海運的;航海的;海事的
Amalfi and Venice were important maritime powers.
阿馬爾菲和威尼斯一度是重要的海事基地。
Make sure you visit the maritime museum if you're interested in anything to do with ships or seafaring.
如果你對艦船或航海感興趣,一定要參觀一下那家海事博物館。
› near the sea or coast
近海的,沿海的
The temperature change in winter is less pronounced in maritime areas.
沿海地區的冬季溫度變化不那麼明顯。

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account

o think of someone or something in the stated way; judge
認為是;視為
She was accounted a genius by all who knew her work.
所有認識她作品的人都認為她是個天才。

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willingness

[+ to infinitive] She shows a willingness to work on her own initiative.
她表現出對工作的積極主動。

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irresistible

impossible to refuse, oppose or avoid because too pleasant, attractive or strong
不可抗拒的,無法抵擋的
an irresistible offer
無法拒絕的提議
She gave me one of those irresistible smiles and I just had to agree.
她對我那莞爾一笑真是令人無法抗拒,我只好同意了。

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extent

area or length; amount
面積,範圍;長度;數量
From the top of the Empire State Building, you can see the full extent of Manhattan (= the area it covers).
你可以從帝國大廈的頂樓看到曼哈頓全景。
We don't yet know the extent of his injuries (= how bad his injuries are).
我們還不知道他的傷勢有多嚴重。
Rosie's teacher was impressed by the extent of her knowledge (= how much she knew).
羅西的知識很豐富,給她的老師留下了深刻的印象。
The River Nile is over 6500 kilometres in extent (= length).
尼羅河長6500多公里。
to the extent of
› so strongly that
到達…的程度;到…地步
Some people hold their beliefs very strongly, even to the extent of being prepared to go to prison for them.
一些人信仰堅定,甚至為之入獄也在所不惜。
to the extent that
› to a particular degree or stage, often causing particular results
到…程度;到…地步;以至於
Sales have fallen badly this year, to the extent that we will have to close some of our shops.
今年的銷售額大幅下降,情況差到不得不關閉一些店。
to the same extent
› to the same degree as; as much as
在同樣的程度上;同樣,一樣
The rich will not benefit from the proposed changes to the tax system to the same extent as the lower paid.
如果實施了提議的稅制改革,有錢人和低收入戶的受益程度將會有所區別。
to some extent
› partly
在某種程度上
To some extent, she was responsible for the accident.
她要為事故負部分責任。
to such an extent
› so much
到如此地步
The car was damaged to such an extent that it couldn't be repaired.
汽車損毀嚴重,已經無法再維修了。
to what extent?
› how much
在多大程度上?
To what extent will the budget have to be modified?
預算必須做多大程度的修改?
To what extent do you think he's aware of the problem?
你認為他對問題的嚴重程度瞭解多少?

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immensity

the extremely large size of something
巨大;廣大
The immensity of the task is daunting.
工作量之大令人生畏。

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sought-after

wanted by many people and usually of high quality or rare
(因品質高或稀有而)熱門的,廣受歡迎的
At the age of seventeen she is already one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses.
她17歲時就是好萊塢最走紅的女演員之一了。

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mast

a tall pole on a boat or ship that supports its sails
船桅,桅杆

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hull

the body or frame of a ship, most of which goes under the water
船體;船身

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triangular

shaped like a triangle
三角形的
a triangular plot of land
三角形地塊
The play is performed on a triangular stage.
這齣戲是在三角形舞臺上演出的。

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longitude

the distance of a place east or west of an imaginary line from the top to the bottom of the Earth, measured in degrees
經度

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canopy

a cover fixed over a seat or bed, etc. for shelter or decoration
(座位或床上的)頂罩,罩蓋,罩篷
› the branches and leaves that spread out at the top of a group of trees forming a type of roof
樹冠層;頂蓬似的樹蔭
› the transparent part in a military aircraft which covers the place where the pilot sits
(軍用飛機的)座艙罩
› the large circular piece of cloth that is the main part of a parachute
(降落傘的)傘衣

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ivory

[U] the hard yellowish-white substance that forms the tusks of some animals such as elephants, used especially in the past to make decorative objects
象牙
intricately carved ivory earrings
精雕細琢的象牙耳飾
a ban on ivory trading
象牙交易禁令
› [C usually plural] an object made from ivory
象牙製品
a collection of Japanese ivories
日本象牙製品藏品

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tusk

either of the two long pointed teeth which stick out from the mouth of some animals such as elephants
(大象等動物的)長牙