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prescience
n.预知, 先见
Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.

"Mel spent entirely too much time beating himself up over not having had the prescience to acquire the Microsoft stock when the company first went public."

Prescience is from Latin praescientia, from praescio, praescire, to know beforehand, from prae, before + scio, scire, to know.
menology
n.[宗]月表, 月录, 圣诞节日历

A calendar, especially one commemorating specific people.
bellicose
adj.好战的, 好斗的

Inclined to or favoring war or strife; warlike; pugnacious.
whatever
..., but don't enter the kitchen just because you're feeling bored, lonely, or whatever.
colonoscopy
n.[医]结肠镜检查
polypectomy
n.[医]息肉切除术
endoscopy
n.内窥镜检查法
anus
n.肛门
cecum
n.盲肠
appendix
n.附录, 附属品, [解]阑尾
valve
n.阀, [英] 电子管, 真空管
mucosa
n.[解]黏膜
tortious
adj.[律]侵权行为的, 侵权行为性质的
rectal
adj.直肠的
polyp
n.珊瑚虫(水螅型), 息肉
cautery
n.烧灼, 烧灼物, 腐蚀
snare
n.陷井
v.诱捕
biopsy
n.[医]活组织检查, 活组织切片检查
forceps
n.镊子, 钳子
sigmoid
adj.S形的, C形的
n.S形, S状弯曲
hemorrhoid
n.〈医〉痔,痔疮
adenomatous
adj.[医]腺瘤(状)的
tubular adenoma
adenoma
n.[医]腺瘤
specimen
n.范例, 样本, 待试验物
formalin
n.福尔马林[商标名], 甲醛水
commensurate
adj.相称的, 相当的

1. Equal in measure, extent, or duration.
2. Corresponding in size or degree or extent; proportionate.
3. Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities.

Commensurate is from Late Latin commensuratus, from Latin com-, "with, together" + Late Latin mensuratus, past participle of mensurare, "to measure," from Latin mensura, "measure."
hand
vt. 交给

... and then someone hands me one more thing to read.
condescending
adj.谦逊的, 故意屈尊的, 叫人欠情似的

The text sounds somewhat condescending.
block
n.木块, 石块, 块, 街区, 印版, 滑轮, 阻滞, (一)批
vt.防碍, 阻塞

I suffer from writer's block -
I can't get started or plan my content.
oomph
n.性感, 性的魅力, 精神, 精力

My documents don't have visual oomph.
overshadow
v.遮蔽, 使...失色

Don't let your dynamic ideas be overshadowed by poor planning and lack of organization.
self-doubt
I find that business people at all levels - from neophyte professionals to articulate CEOs - experience self-doubt when it comes to writing.
sequence
You can also sequence (arrange the order) headlines for maximum impact.
tap into
Use or exploit a plentiful resource for your benefit.

You can tap into any of these skills to write.

The company is hoping to tap into the Chinese market.
on the following pages
On the following pages, you find two memos.
to the point
The subject line is direct and to the point. It gives you a vivid snapshot of what's ahead.
at some time
Everyone suffers from writer's block at some time.
kickoff
n. the time at which something is supposed to begin
nitty-gritty
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
preconceived
adj.预想的

Does he have any preconceived ideas?
think through
This decision should be thought through carefully.
self-serving
adj. interested only in yourself

Does anyone really need this information or is it merely self-serving?
humane
adj.仁慈的

Perhaps a staff meeting is more appropriate and humane.
scarecrow
n.稻草人, 衣衫褴褛的人
dwell on
v. concentrate on something at length: to think, write, or talk about something at considerable length

Don't dwell on any one idea.
twig
n.嫩枝, 小枝, 末梢
v.注意, 了解

Use branches to write your main ideas and twigs to write your sub-ideas, as shown in Example 2.
limber
adj.可塑的
limber up
v. make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity

Joggers do warm-up exercises to limber up their legs and get their blood circulating.
squiggly
adj.弯弯曲曲的