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dimension

1. the length, width, height, or depth of something : a measurement in one direction
2. any of the fundamental units (as of mass, length,
or time) on which a derived unit is based
3. one of the elements or factors : aspect
4. the range over which or the degree to which
something extends : scope

e.g. -The surface of a sphere has 2 dimensions.
-The social dimensions of the problem must
also be taken into account.
-time dimension

2

recurring



recur

to happen or appear again
to come up again to mind
to occur again after an interval

-The same problem keeps recurring.
-Old memories often recurred to him.

3

bizarre


very unusual or strange

e.g. I just heard the most bizarre story.

4

per se



in, of, or by itself

being such inherently, clearly, as a matter of law


-(拉)就其本身而言,本質,本身

-e.g. immersion per se (完全沈浸其中)
a per se conflict of interest

5

preliminary



1. something that comes first to
prepare or introduce to the main
part of something else.
2. a game played before the main part of
a competition (to decide which players or
teams will be allowed to continue playing)

e.g. Our team got beaten in the preliminary
rounds of the competition.

6

partition


1. a wall or screen that separate one
area from another
-A folding partition separated the
living and dining areas.
2. the action of parting
the state of being parted
3. one of the parts or sections of a whole
4. to divide Sth into parts or shares
-The room was partitioned into 4 sections.
-After the war, the country was partitioned.

v/n:分隔/劃分/分隔物/隔間

7

navel


1. =belly button 肚臍
2. the central point 中央/臍
- A city that likes to regard itself as
the nation's navel of art and culture.

8

emoticon



a group of keyboard characters that are used to represent a facial expression, such as a smile :-) or frown ="= . (especially used in computerized communications)

=emotion+icon 表情符號
(*¯︶¯*)(#゚Д゚)o(^▽^)o

9

emoji


繪文字
源自日本:絵文字/えもじ,用在網頁或聊天中的形意符號、圖形文字
-->❤️,😠,😄,🍰,🚗,🈯️

10

sticker


原指貼紙,在通訊軟體中表示"貼圖"

11

water dispenser


飲水機
-有分冷/溫/熱水
-桶裝或引水過濾

12

disciple


someone who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of a famous
person.

門徒/弟子;(大寫)耶穌十二門徒

13

lure

(v) to cause or persuade (a person or an animal) to go somewhere or to do Sth by offering some pleasure or gain.
(n) an appealing or attractive quality
(n) a device used for attracting animals, birds or especially fish.

誘惑/吸引力/誘餌/魚餌

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repeal

the act of putting an end to something planned or previously agreed to;
to officially make (a law) no longer valid

e.g. The company called the furniture store to repeal the order for six new desks.

v/n:(正式)廢止/撤銷/取消

15

anguish


extreme suffering, grief, distress, anxiety or pain.

-He experienced the anguish of divorce after 10 years of marriage.
-Her heart anguished within her when she learned that her husband had fallen in battle.

n/v:極度的痛苦/掙扎

16

agonize


to think, struggle, or worry very much about something

-agonized for days over whether she'd done the right thing.
- She agonized herself with the thought of her loss.

17

太陽穴/眼鏡腳

temple

18

feminism

1. the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities
2. organized activity in support of women's rights and interest

feminist:主張男女平權的/者;女權主義的/者

19

evasion

1. the act of avoiding something that you do not want to do or deal with
2. a statement or action that avoids directly dealing with Sth (such as difficult problems or questions)

逃避/迴避/藉口/托辭

20

booster

one that boosts:such as
1. an enthusiastic supporter
2. an auxiliary device for increasing force, power, pressure, or effectiveness
3. a radio frequency amplifier
4. a substance or dose to renew or increase the effect of a drug

強力支持者/援助者/推進器/輔進器/升壓機

21

meanwhile

at or during the same time:in the meantime.

-She spent four years studying for her law degree. Meanwhile, she continued to work at bank.

其間/同時/在那當中

22

practically

1. almost or nearly
-The project is practically complete
2. in a way that is reasonable or logical:in a practical way
-look practically at the problem

幾乎/差不多/實際上/事實上

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timetable

1. a plan of things that need to be done and the times they will be done
2. a written or printed list of activities and the times when they will be done
3. a table of departure and arrival times of trains, buses, or airplanes

時程表/時刻表

24

anomaly

something that is unusual or unexpected, not easily classified:something anomalous

異常/反常現象/破格

25

synergy

the increased effectiveness that results when two or more people or business work together.
-A synergy has developed among the different groups working on this project.

1+1 >2

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pillar

1. a large post that helps to hold up something(such as a roof)
2. a basic fact, idea, or principle of Sth
3. a supporting, integral, or upstanding member or part of something(a group)
- My father has been my pillar throughout this crisis

柱子/支柱/棟樑/核心(人物)

27

peer

(n)a person belongs to the same age group or social group as someone else

(v)1. to look narrowly or curiously;especially to look searchingly to something difficult to discern
-peering into space
2. to come slightly into view:emerge partly
-the vast white clouds, through which the sun peered.

(n)同輩/同儕/(英國的)貴族;(v)凝視/窺視/盯著看/隱約出現 (image:從樹叢後看去,隱約成形;凝視黑暗,試圖深入看清未知)