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  • 新东方刘畅词汇笔记-16-2第三十一节

    新东方刘畅词汇笔记-16-2第三十一节

    despise =de(down)+ spis(look)+ e动词轻视,蔑视,例:Other boys despised him for a coward.其他的男孩蔑视他,说他是胆小鬼。 关于看还有其他词: gaze 动词凝视...

    2017-06-19
  • Work in progress

    Work in progress

    Reader question: What does it mean when they say hes a work in proGREss? My comments: It means that hes not a finished product in other words, hes got room for...

    2017-05-12
  • Carrol's portmanteaus

    Carrol's portmanteaus

    Reader question: Please explain portmanteau words, and give examples. My comments: A portmanteau word is one created from combining two existing words. Portman...

    2017-05-12
  • Larger than life

    Larger than life

    Reader question: In this sentence Pavarotti was known as much for his larger than life personality as he was for his voice please explain larger than life. My...

    2017-05-12
  • Main Street vs. Wall Street

    Main Street vs. Wall Street

    Reader question: Main Street, Wall Street, whats the difference? My comments: Currently in the news, theres a general sense of doom and gloom over the global f...

    2017-05-12
  • New lease of life

    New lease of life

    Reader question: What does new lease mean in Old hotel gets new lease on life? My comments: New lease on life is an American idiom meaning rejuvenation. The Br...

    2017-05-12
  • Self-defeating

    Self-defeating

    Reader question: In this paragraph In Pakistan and Afghanistan, anything that fuels the sense of an American crusade against Islam puts moderates on the defens...

    2017-05-12
  • Has Google lost its mojo?

    Has Google lost its mojo?

    Reader question: What does this headline Has Google lost its mojo? mean? What is mojo? My comments: That headline asks: Has Google lost its entrepreneurial mag...

    2017-05-12
  • Equal parts

    Equal parts

    Reader question: What does this sentence He was equal parts friends, mentor and confidant mean? What is equal parts? My comments: The sentence means that he wa...

    2017-05-12

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