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Post  floydfan on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:13 pm

ongoing - an ongoing economic crisis;
sophisticated - a sophisticated lifestyle; a sophisticated book.
paving the way for - they are paving the way for more companies to courageously lead from our values, not our wallets.
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Post  floydfan on Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:26 pm

Relevant - These facts are relevant to the case.
Routine - Routine office jobs have no relish at all for me.
Optimal - optimal design.
Reactive vs Proactive

Change is good for growth.
Change is inevitable.
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Post  floydfan on Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:44 pm

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conclude with/from - 以……而结束/从……得出结论
annual [ˈænjuəl] - adj.每年的, 年度的, 一年一次的
association - n.协会, 社团; 联合, 结合, 交往
concert - n.音乐会
in a manner - 在一定程度上: the song was performed in a manner closer to the original album version
minor ['maine] - adj.较小的, 低级的, 次要的;The young actor was given a minor part in the new play.n.未成年人:No minors inside.
interpretation - n.解释, 说明; 诠释:This rule does not allow of more than one interpretation. 表演,演奏;
luxury - n.奢侈, 豪华;
tell the tale - 编造虚假的故事
weary - adj.疲倦的; 困乏的; 萎靡的; vt.(使)疲乏; (使)厌烦
tempt [tempt] - vt.引诱或怂恿(某人)干不正当的事
hedonism - n.享乐主义
self-destruction -
reiterate - vt.反复地说, 重申
excess - adj.超重的, 过量的; 额外的; n.超过, 过多之量
allege - alleged - adj.声称的,所谓的
rumor - n.传闻, 风闻; 谣言, 谣传
refute - vt.驳斥, 驳倒
ferment - vt.(使)发酵,(使)激动, 骚动; n.酵素,激动,骚动;
regret - vt.懊悔, 惋惜, 遗憾;
you're not the first to bring this to my attention.
misinterpret - vt.误解; 曲解; - interpret - vt.解释; 说明;
metaphor [metəfə] - n.隐喻
irrelevant [i'relivənt] - adj.不相干的, 不相关的
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Post  floydfan on Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:42 pm

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expo ['ekspəu] - n. 展览会,市集,义卖
memo ['memәu] - n.备忘录
literally ['litәrәli] - ad. 逐字地, 按照字面上地, 不夸张地
literal ['litərəl] - adj. 逐字的,字面上的,文字的
unrivaled - a.无敌的, 无双的, 无可匹敌的,
rival ['raivəl] - n. 对手,同伴,竞争者 adj. 竞争的 v. 竞争,与 ... 相匹敌
attendee [əˌten'di:] - n. 出席者,在场者
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Post  floydfan on Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:23 pm

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first ever - 第一个
dedicated to -
cease -
anarchic [æ'nɑ:kik] -
irreverent [i'revәrәnt] -
in the wake of - adv.尾随,紧跟,仿效
audit ['ɒ:dit] - n.vt.审计, 查帐
dank [dæŋk] - a. 阴湿的, 潮湿的
dusty ['dʌsti] - a. 灰尘多的, 无聊的, 含糊的, 粉末状的
basement ['beismәnt] - n. 地下室, 墙脚
ash [æʃ] - n.灰,灰烬
controversy ['kɒntrәvә:si] - n. 论争, 辩论, 论战, 争论
legacy [leg·a·cy] - n. 继承物; 遗赠产; 遗产
along with - 和...一起[一道], 随着.
perceive [pә'si] - vt. 感觉, 认知, 理解, 意识到
madness ['mædnis] - n. 疯狂,愚蠢的行为
infancy ['infәnsi] - n. 幼年, 初期, 幼儿期
massive ['mæsiv] - a. 大而重的, 宽大的, 宏伟的
unheard of - n.前所未有的,空前的,从未听说过的
a slew of - 许多,大量的
end up - 结束,告终 : he'll end up dead.
stumble ['stʌmbl] - n. 绊倒, 蹒跚而行, 失足 vt. 使绊倒, 使困惑
the sort of - adj. 那种
mock [mɒk] - n. 嘲笑, 戏弄, 模仿 a. 假的, 伪造的, 模拟的 ad. 虚伪地
advert [әd'vә:t] - vi. 提出看法, 引起注意, 留意 n. 广告
ironic [i·ron·ic ] - a. 冷嘲的, 挖苦的, 反话的, 讽刺的,
spell an end to -
vogue [vәug] - n. 时尚, 时髦, 流行 a. 流行的, 时髦的
impose [im'pәuz] - vt. 征(税), 把...强加于, 以...欺骗 vi. 利用, 欺骗, 施加影响
spring up - 涌现
deputy ['depjuti] - n. 代理人, 代表
inevitable [in'evitәbl] - a. 不可避免的, 必然的
category ['kætigәri] - n. 种类, 类项
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Post  floydfan on Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:31 am

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Post  floydfan on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:01 pm

first-of-a-kind - 一类事物中的第一个
webinar - Web-based seminar; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webinar
Webcast - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webcast
at an all-time high - 空前的高;
at one time - 过去,一度;
taking its toll - This cold front is taking its toll. 寒流正在发威呢!
Our Support center is open 24 by 7, 365 days of the year.
symptom [ˈsimptəm] - n.症状;征候,征兆
off-peak - 非尖峰的, 非高峰的
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Lesson 8

Post  floydfan on Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:11 pm

penalise ['pi:nəlaiz] - vt.处罚,使 ... 不利
=penalize(美)
manoeuvre [mə'nuə] - n.策略,调动
v.操纵,
hit a home run - 击出一个本垒打
seamless - a. 无缝的, 无缝合线的
COB (close of business) - 当地营业结束时间
all-at-once - 一下子,即刻
qualify for - 有选
at this time -
in regard to - 关于,至于
follow up - 追究,追查
openended - adj.开口的(无底的,无终止的,无尽头的)
loaded with - 满载
functionality - n.功能(尤指软件、硬件、机械或设备的功能),功能性
recur [ri'kə:] - vi.重现,再发生
mutually exclusive - 互斥的
otiose ['əuʃiəus] - adj.不必要的,多余的
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Post  floydfan on Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:58 am

polished - (polish - 光滑, 擦亮) 精致的, 完美的, 优雅的
concise - 简明的
be poised to - 随时准备着(做)
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Post  floydfan on Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:13 am

be poised to - 随时准备着(做)
pundit - 某一学科的权威; 专家
commentator - 评论员, 时事评论员;
murky - 黑暗的
be engaged in -
extraordinary - 非同寻常的, 特别的
Frail - 脆弱的, 薄弱的, (尤指身体)虚弱的;
upcoming - 即将来到的, 即将出现的
once and for all - to end the guessing game once and for all.
successor - 继任者, 继承人, been officially anointed as successor to his father
legitimise - 使合法, 给…以合法地位, to legitimise the process
keep the flood in check - 抵挡洪水,
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