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aesthesia
the ability to feel or perceive sensations
anesthesia
Loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness
kinesthesia
The sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints
kinaesthesia
feeling of movement
kinesthetic
adj.
feeling of movement
diocese
The district or churches under the jurisdiction of a bishop
bishopric
The office or rank of a bishop.
The diocese of a bishop
pragmatic
practical
seismic
(sīz'mĭk)
Earthshaking
fetter
A chain or shackle for the ankles or feet.
Something that serves to restrict; a restraint.
tr.v., -tered, -ter·ing, -ters.
To put fetters on; shackle.
To restrict the freedom of. See synonyms at hamper1.
[Middle English feter, from Old English.]
Layman
in layman's term
in laymen's language
to describe a complex or technical issue using words and terms that the average individual (someone without professional training in the subject area) can understand, so that they may comprehend the issue to some degree
occlude
使闭塞, 关闭, 封闭, 咬合
politic
(pŏl'ĭ-tĭk)
adj. - 精明的, 慎重的, 圓滑的
v. intr. - 進行競選活動, 拉選票
politicize
To engage in or discuss politics
Prosthesis
an artificial extension that replaces a missing body part.
funk
fear, depression
moonlight
v.
To work at another job, often at night, in addition to one's full-time job
plague
(plāg)
瘟疫, 灾祸, 麻烦, 折磨, 使得灾祸, 使苦恼
plaque
(plăk)
匾, 名牌, 饰板
manifest
a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane;

show;
display;
prove
manifestation
显示, 示威运动, 证明
hunker down
蹲, 蹲坐
adrenaline
epinephrine
inundate
One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome.
varmint
One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome.
labyrinth
maze
morsel
A small portion of food
waddle
(wŏd'l)
To walk with short steps that tilt the body from side to side.
To walk heavily and clumsily with a pronounced sway.
hem
1. 褶边, 褶缝, 边, 边沿, 卷边, 给...缝边, 禁闭, 包围

idioms:

hem and haw 吞吞吐吐
hem in 包围
haw
An utterance used by a speaker who is fumbling for words.
scurry
急赶, 急转, 急跑
arsenal
军械库, 兵工厂
sage
wise man
leg of trek
a section of a journey
shake a leg
hurry up
fixate
fix
balk
stop suddenly
bilk
cheat;
cheater
tony
also
toney (tō'nē)
adj. Informal., -i·er, -i·est.
Marked by an elegant or exclusive manner or quality: a tony country club.
Lamborghini

Rolls-Royce
a expensive kind of car
Bijan suits
an expensive brand
rope in
rope into
entice;
lure
mundane
worldly;
earthly
pickpocket
(pĭk'pŏk'ĭt)
n.
One who steals from pockets;
cutpurse;
dip
forfeit
give up
rap·port
(ră-pôr', -pōr', rə-)
n.
Relationship, especially one of mutual trust or emotional affinity.
hold in abeyance
暂停, 被搁置
deity
(dē'ĭ-tē, dā'-)
n., pl. -ties.
A god or goddess.

The essential nature or condition of being a god; divinity.
Deity God. Used with the.
oracle
神谕处, 神谕, 神使, 圣贤
prodigious
(prə-dĭj'əs)
adj.
Impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous: a prodigious storm.
Extraordinary; marvelous: a prodigious talent.
prolific
(prə-lĭf'ĭk)
adj.
Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile.
Producing abundant works or results: a prolific artist. See synonyms at fertile.
child prodigy
extremely
vita
vī'tə
n., pl.
vitae
(vī'tē, vē'tī).
A curriculum vitae.
A short account of a person's life.

个人简历, 生命, 生活
curriculum vitae
n., pl. curricula vitae. (Abbr. CV)
A summary of one's education, professional history, and job qualifications, as for a prospective employer.
sheer
complete
crisscross
十字记号
modus operandi
(mō'dəs ŏp'ə-răn'dē, -dī')
n., pl. mo·di operandi (mō'dē, -dī). (Abbr. MO)
A method of operating or functioning.
A person's manner of working.
aficionado
(ə-fĭsh'ē-ə-nä'dō, -fĭs'ē-, -fē'sē-)
n., pl. -dos.
An enthusiastic admirer or follower; a fan.
niche
(nĭch, nēsh)
n.
A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn.
A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock.
A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature: found her niche in life
maven
also
mavin (mā'vən)
n.
A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.
centrality
(sĕn-trăl'ĭ-tē)
n.
The state or quality of being central.
A tendency to be or remain at the center.
motley
(mŏt'lē)
杂色的, 斑驳的, 混杂的, 杂多的, 杂色, 混杂, 杂色衣服
linchpin;
lynchpin
Meaning #1: a central cohesive source of support and stability
Synonyms: anchor, mainstay, backbone, lynchpin


Meaning #2: pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
Synonym: lynchpin
corollary
(kôr'ə-lĕr'ē, kŏr'-)
n., pl. -ies.
A proposition that follows with little or no proof required from one already proven.
A deduction or an inference.
A natural consequence or effect; a result.
adj.
Consequent; resultant.
peripatetic
(pĕr'ə-pə-tĕt'ĭk)
adj.
Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
n.
One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian
serendipity
(sĕr'ən-dĭp'ĭ-tē)
n., pl. -ties.
The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident.

意外发现珍宝的本领, 意外财

The fact or occurrence of such discoveries.
An instance of making such a discovery.
synagogue
also
synagog
(sĭn'ə-gŏg', -gôg')
n.
A building or place of meeting for worship and religious instruction in the Jewish faith.
tussle
(tŭs'əl)
intr.v., -sled, -sling, -sles.
To struggle roughly; scuffle.

n.
A rough or vigorous struggle; a scuffle.
tread (trĕd)

v., trod (trŏd), trod·den (trŏd'n) or trod, tread·ing, treads.
v.tr.
To walk on, over, or along.
foci
(fō'sī', -kī')
n.
A plural of focus.
caucus
干部会议, 政党地方委员会, 核心小组, 召开干部会议
reciprocity
(rĕs'ə-prŏs'ĭ-tē)
n., pl. -ties.
A reciprocal condition or relationship.
lambaste
lăm-bāst'
To give a thrashing to; beat. See synonyms at beat.
To scold sharply; berate.
revamp
(rē-vămp')
To patch up or restore; renovate.
To revise or reconstruct (a manuscript, for example).
To vamp (a shoe) anew.
pro·té·gé
(prō'tə-zhā', prō'tə-zhā')
One whose welfare, training, or career is promoted by an influential person.
gullible
(gŭl'ə-bəl)
adj.
Easily deceived or duped.
gully
(gŭl'ē)
A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour
rant
(rănt)
To speak or write in an angry or violent manner; rave.
unreflective
(ŭn'rĭ-flĕk'tĭv)
Not reflective; unthinking
citizenry
(sĭt'ĭ-zən-rē)
Citizens considered as a group
heuristic
(hyʊ-rĭs'tĭk)
启发式的, 尝试错误的, 探索的, 启发式教育法
satisficing
Settling for less than the optimal solution in order to reach a satisfactory solution as quickly and cheaply as possible
temporize
(tĕm'pə-rīz')
拖延, 应付, 妥协
tentative
试验性质的, 暂时的
hypercritical
(hī'pər-krĭt'ĭ-kəl)
Excessively critical; captious.
pervade
(pər-vād')
To be present throughout; permeate
弥漫于, 遍及于, 流行于
pervasive
extensive
maverick
(măv'ər-ĭk, măv'rĭk)
未烙印的小牛, 持不同意见的人, 不服从的人, 未烙印的, 持不同意见的

dissenter
stagger
(stăg'ər)
To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
To begin to lose confidence or strength of purpose; waver.
psychometry
(sī-kŏm'ĭ-trē)
n.
See psychometrics.
The ability or art of divining information about people or events associated with an object solely by touching or being near to it.

心理测定学, 心灵占卜术
psychometrics
(sī'kə-mĕt'rĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of psychology that deals with the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests for the measurement of psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, and personality traits. Also called psychometry.
experiential
(ĭk-spîr'ē-ĕn'shəl)
adj.
Relating to or derived from experience.
One-upmanship
高人一等的作风
one-up
(wŭn'ŭp')
To keep one step ahead of (a competitor or opponent, for example).