Monthly Archives: November 2013

Personal Dictionary # 30

Word:  anthologies Source Sentence: Boldly breaking the mold of previous anthologies, Words of a Century. Source:  http://www.amazon.com/Words-Century-American-Speeches-1900-1999/dp/0195168054 Definition:a collection of selected literary passages Chinese:选集 Personal Sentence:  We can learn many things from the famous peoples’ anthologies.

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Personal Dictionary #29

Word: sumptuous Source Sentence:  A sumptuous primer on the seasonal cuisine of Iran features dozens of recipes for traditional and modern dishes, demystifying unfamiliar ingredients while sharing healthy adaptations of such classic favorites as Jeweled Rice, Pomegranate Soup and Saffron Ice … Continue reading

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Personal Dictionary #28

Word:   incestuous Source Sentence:  And that’s pretty much how things stood for the next 17 or 18 years: Me, resigned to the fact that my Mom thought I was an incestuous freak. Source: http://www.npr.org/2013/11/17/244830832/if-being-a-teen-wasnt-awkward-enough-a-date-with-your-mom Definition:1. resembling incest as by excessive intimacy … Continue reading

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Personal Dictionary #27

Word:     assuage Source Sentence:  I particularly liked Frazier assuaging any guilt you may have about cuckolding your Dad. Source:  http://www.npr.org/2013/11/17/244830832/if-being-a-teen-wasnt-awkward-enough-a-date-with-your-mom Definition:1. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of 2. satisfy (thirst) 3. provide physical relief, … Continue reading

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Personal Dictionary # 26

Word:  traumatic Source Sentence:  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found the gene that could help people forget traumatic experiences. They say the research could benefit people with painful memories. Source: http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1309/130925-post-traumatic-stress-disorder.html Definition:1. of or relating to a physical … Continue reading

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Personal Dictionary # 25

Word:  dismal Source Sentence: The situation is dismal. Those who have been able to leave have done so. Many more are trying. People are extremely desperate for help.” Source:http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1311/131116-typhoon-haiyan.html Definition:causing dejection Chinese:凄凉的,忧郁的;阴沉的,沉闷的 Personal Sentence:   In the Typhoon Haiyan ,many people … Continue reading

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Personal Dictionary # 24

Word:  concussion Source Sentence:  Several years ago she suffered a serious concussion, and she created a multiplayer game to get through it, opening it up to anyone to play. Source: http://www.ted.com/speakers/jane_mcgonigal.html Definition: 1. injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually … Continue reading

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