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      v[T] enliven
      adj alive, living
      An animated series is a set of regularly presented animated television programs with a common series title, usually related to one another.
      An animated cartoon is a film which is made using sequential drawings, as opposed to animations in general, which include films made using clay, puppet and other means.
      The Muslim should not keep any pictures of animate beings in his house, because this prevents the angels from entering his home.
      As she moved through the room, greetings animated her face, lips smiling, eyebrows rising, eyes widening.
      Anime is a type of Japanese animated movie that often shows a lot of violence or sex.
      Simpsons is an American adult animated sitcom.
      n[C] body
      The chair rotates to reveal a desiccated corpse, the preserved body of Mrs. Bates. A figure enters the basement, wearing a dress and wig while wielding a large knife.
      She let out a shriek as if she had come across a mutilated corpse.
      "One who does not have love for his dog is verily a living corpse," Mr. Gou Nu said.
      If Jill Goodacre offers you gum, you take it. If she offers you mangled animal carcass, you take it.
      A corpus is a large collection of written or spoken texts that is used for language research.
      n[C] sb who holds a particular belief
      I'm a firm believer in listening to people's actions over their words.
      Brown is a firm believer in this new American way of war.
      If I had not been willing to change since I was 15, I would still be an atheist, because I did not become a believer in God until my early 20s.
      I'm not old school. I'm a firm believer that we will be able to do better journalism in a digital world than ever before.
      A Giant Boulder is a gathering point for UFO believers.
      "I'm a big believer in breaking bad news to a guy when you're in bed with him," said Penny.
      n[UC] a small green plant that grows in a soft furry mass on wet ground, rocks, or trees
      Moss is a small, soft, non-vascular plant that does not have flowers or seeds.
      At certain times mosses produce spore capsules which are borne aloft on thin stalks.
      North American tribal people used mosses for basketry, bedding, wound dressing, diapers, and menstrual fluid absorption.
      Circumpolar and alpine people used mosses as insulation in boots and mittens.
      Other stone works are covered in moss and vines.
      It was covered with moss, slippery with rainwater.
      Would you call that moss green or forest green?
      The entrance to the dungeon is a moss covered door. You manage to open it only to find yourself face-to-face with a hideous, foul-smelling, moss-covered ogre.
      n[CU] a feeling of affection for sb/sth or liking or supporting a place, idea, or organization ¶ the act of fixing one thing to another ¶ a device that can be fixed onto a machine to make it do a particular job ¶
      a file that is sent with an email
      Richard always had a deep and affectionate attachment for his mother.
      At this juncture the attachment to his mother is broken off with resentment and hatred.
      The thing is, you're going to have to let go of your attachment to material wealth if you want to live in peace and prosperity.
      60 percent have no strong emotional opinion or attachment to the brand.
      They also had a large crest on the skull for the attachment of the muscles that controlled the heavy jaws.
      A proprietary slot located at the bottom of the remote enables users to connect various attachments.
      A paper clip image is the standard image for an attachment in an email client.
      I will send you some information about submitting your work. Just send your work as an attachment to your email.
      Attachment is a legal process by which a court of law, at the request of a creditor, designates specific property owned by the debtor to be transferred to the creditor, or sold for the benefit of the creditor.
      Attachment of Earnings is a legal process in civil litigation by which a defendant's wages or other earnings are taken to pay for a debt.
      adj extremely angry ¶ done with a lot of energy,effort,or speed
      Amy is furious about not being able to be the maid of honor.
      The Fast and the Furious (or simply Fast & Furious) is an American media franchise including a series of action films.
      This made them more furious, and so they continued to beat him for the remainder of the drive.
      Like other Greeks, they are furious over the drastic budget cuts Germany and other eurozone countries are demanding in exchange for billions in bailout loans.
      You're right, he is! Your dad's gonna be furious. There's no way he's gonna let us postpone this wedding.
      "Fierce" means violent and angry, or intense.
      n[CU] God's favor and protection, or a prayer asking for this ¶ approval of or permission for sth ¶ sth good that you are grateful for
      "To be blessed" means "to be favored by God". Blessings therefore are directly associated with God and come from God.
      I pray God's blessing on you all and your families.
      God, you just come in here, you drop this bomb on me, before you even tell daddy. What do you want? Do you want my blessing?
      If you ever wanna go out with Monica, you have my blessing.
      The ten years of friendship with Andrew has been a real blessing for me.
      It is a real blessing having this equipment at home.
      The new DVD of Apollo 18 is a mixed blessing (sth that has both good and bad parts).
      A blessing in disguise is something that seems to be bad or unlucky at first, but which you later realize is good or lucky.
      I completely see it as a blessing in disguise because it has led me to find my passion in life and to help others overcome this struggle.
      If you tell someone to count their blessings, you are saying that they should think about how lucky they are instead of complaining.
      The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.
      v[IT] hang or swing loosely, or to make sth do this
      ATM vestibule, Chandler and Jill are sitting below the counter with two pens dangling from their chains in front of them. Jill is showing Chandler how to swing the pen around his head.
      In the apartment below, Mr. Heckles is trying to relax and read his newspaper, but Rachel is helplessly dangling upside-down with her ankle wrapped up in the Christmas lights.
      If you hadn't just had a baby with my best friend, I swear to Lucifer, a rabid dog would be feasting on your danglers right now!
      If you say that someone is dangling something attractive before you, you mean they are offering it to you in order to try to influence you in some way.
      A good pay package and a company car were dangled in front of him.
      v[IT] make a noise like a long 's' ¶ say sth in a loud whisper
      also a noun
      The snake hissed furiously, muscular body trying to clamp down and crush the air from Harry's lungs.
      "You are quite the disciplinarian," I hiss at him.
      "Don't freaking touch me," I hiss and walk out the front door.
      If a crowd hisses a speaker, they interrupt them with angry sounds to show that they do not like them.
      When Ross played his song, Monica and Chandler booed and hissed.
      There was a loud hiss, the U-boat trembled and Wiesbach, the torpedo officer confirmed to Schwieger "Torpedo Los!"
      v[T] surround ¶ insert into the same envelope or package
      A jetway is a raised enclosed passage through which passengers walk from an airport building to an aircraft.
      Spinal cord is the thick string of nerves enclosed in the spine.
      A stall is a small enclosed private area for washing or using the toilet.
      A pen is a small piece of land enclosed by a fence to keep farm animals in.
      Dear Dr. Ramoray, know that I love you and would do anything to have you. Your not-so-secretive admirer, Erica Ford. PS enclosed please find 14 of my eyelashes.
      v[T] change sb's appearance so that people cannot recognize them ¶ hide sth or change it, so that it cannot be recognized
      also a noun
      First go to Rafael's and get a change of clothes, to disguise yourself as one of the workers.
      The judge tried to escape disguising as a dancer.
      He is the most exciting, awesome player in the game today. I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan.
      "Are you talking about my bother?" "Yeah, I didn't disguise that very well, did I?"
      Bribes are disguised as campaign contributions.
      This is a large car, its flowing lines disguising the fact that it provides comfortable four-seater accommodation.
      But there is no disguising the fact, he has done more harm than good to the company.
      Homer's Odysseus, returning home in disguise, is recognized by his dog Argos.
      Chandler could be in disguise, you know.
      Are you saying that the nuking of Japanese cities is a blessing in disguise?
      v[T] officially refuse to approve or allow sth ¶ refuse to accept a particular plan or suggestion
      also a noun
      How about you each get five vetoes?
      'If it's a girl, Rain.' 'Veto.'
      'How about Dayton?' 'Veto. Stewart?' 'Veto. Sawyer?' 'Veto. Helen?'
      Is it me, or is veto starting to sound really good?
      He has refused to say whether he would have vetoed or signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
      The UK has never been a fully functioning democracy; witness the recent shocking revelations that the Queen and the Prince of Wales have a secret veto on parts of parliamentary bills which impact on them directly before they reach Royal Assent.
      adj producing a profit or a useful result
      Is this service profitable?
      Yet Apple is now more profitable than any other company, even more profitable than Microsoft.
      It was one of the most profitable leveraged buyouts of the era.
      With products that are so appealing, many vendors find it profitable to have them in stock.
      Communication is the key to a mutually profitable relationship.
      n[UC] the murder of a prominent person or political figure
      Although a resurgence of imperialism was an underlying cause, the immediate trigger for war was the 28 June 1914 assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary.
      The assassination led to a month of diplomatic maneuvering between Austria-Hungary, Germany, Russia, France, and Britain which was called the July Crisis.
      When the president took office, the Eisenhower administration, through the CIA, had begun formulating plans for the assassination of Castro in Cuba and Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.
      President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 12:30 pm Central Standard Time on Friday November 22, 1963.
      The assassination proved to be an important moment in U.S. history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions.
      Assassin's Creed is a historical fiction action-adventure open world stealth video game series that consists of seven main games and a number of supporting materials, as of 2013.
      adj quick, rapid, or prompt
      n[C] a small brown bird that flies very fast, and is similar to a swallow
      Many thanks for the swift reply; I would say that this goes above and beyond the usual service one expects!
      Thank you for your swift reply and for being very helpful and friendly.
      Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
      Stop being so swift to dismiss and so gullible to accept and take a look at those blogs.
      He was a swift runner and in the school athletics team.
      The dialogue was not too swift (not very intelligent) but the actors and their acting was just incredible.
      Swifts are placed in the order Apodiformes, which they share with hummingbirds.
      Jonathan Swift is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels.
      n[UC] the act of moving down ¶ a path/road that slopes down ¶ origins, ancestry ¶ the process of gradually changing to a worse condition ¶ a sudden unwanted visit or attack
      It is advisable to awaken sleeping airmen prior to descent in order to permit them to ventilate the middle ear.
      After spending a full day in lunar orbit, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin boarded the lunar module and detached it from the command module for their descent to the moon's surface.
      Following the climb is a 1-mile descent to Mount Hamilton Road, losing 600 feet.
      He is Canada's first bishop of Asian descent.
      The Lancastrians in the War of the Roses took their name from their descent from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
      If the child is applying under section 3(2), the parent's father must have held British citizenship otherwise than by descent.
      There is a semblance of a plot, involving Marina Vlady's descent into prostitution to pay the household bills.
      v[T] put drug etc into sb's body with a syringe etc ¶ add sth new to sth else ¶ provide more money etc for sth
      In severe cases, special fluids containing nutrients may be given intravenously (injected directly into the vein).
      She told me it was a side effect from the nitrous oxide and injected me with more Demerol for the pain.
      The sperm is then tested for its viability and used to fertilize my eggs; it would then be injected directly into my egg to assist with the fertilization process.
      Fine iron ores and non-coking coals are injected directly into a molten iron bath, contained within a Smelt Reduction Vessel (SRV), to produce high quality molten pig iron.
      ASFA has questioned whether the Government would be acting wisely by seeking to inject more competition into the Australian clearing and settlements market.
      The government has to inject more taxpayers' money, or borrowings to try and staunch the red ink.
      n[C] a Christian church which contains the seat of a bishop
      Some cathedrals are major tourist destinations and World Heritage Sites.
      Many cathedral buildings are very famous for their architecture and have local and national significance, both artistically and historically.
      Many cathedrals cater for tourists by charging a fee to any visitors outside service times or requesting a donation or making a charge to take photos.
      With highrise building, civil action has been taken in some cases, such as the Cologne Cathedral to prevent the vista of the cathedral from being spoiled.
      Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris") is also known as Notre Dame Cathedral or simply Notre Dame.
      n[U] tendency to expect the best in all things ≠pessimism
      Optimism is a mental attitude or world view that interprets situations and events as being best (optimized).
      Russia also expressed optimism in Obama's reelection.
      When the Lord calls me home, whenever that may be, I will leave the greatest love for this country of ours and eternal optimism for its future.
      Can positive emotions like optimism, life satisfaction, and a sense of well being actually lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke?
      If you want to encourage optimism, you can say: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
      n[C] a mammal lives in the sea, which is closely related to whales and porpoises
      There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera. They vary in size from 1.2 m and 40 kg, up to 9.5 m and 10 tonnes (the orca or killer whale).
      The killer whale, also referred to as the orca whale or orca, and less commonly as the blackfish, is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family.
      The common dolphin is not the dolphin of popular imagination despite its name; that distinction belongs to the bottlenose dolphin due to its widespread use in marine parks and its appearance in the television series Flipper.
      A dolphin stuck in shallow waters at a southern California beach hasn't budged in more than 24 hours.
      Animal experts are hoping the dolphin will eventually find its own way to open water.
      You went out in the hallway, stumbled into an interdimensional portal which brought you 5,000 years into the future, where you took advantage of the advanced technology to build a time machine, and now you're back to bring us all with you to the year 7010 where we are transported to work at the thinkatorium by telepathically controlled flying dolphins?
      n[UC] when sth becomes active, strong, or popular again ¶ a new production of a play ¶ a ~ meeting
      In the early years of the century the so-called Literary Revival or Irish Renaissance had produced such European figures as Yeats in poetry, George Moore in fiction, Shaw, Synge and O'Casey in the drama.
      In fact, the economic and cultural revival and political stability of the Roman occupation marked a brief renaissance of the Olympic Games, albeit Roman-style.
      And as an investment site, he thinks that in 5 to 10 years, the country's manufacturing industry will experience a revival.
      We all know that 50 years ago no man would be seen without his hat, while most men these days go about bareheaded. In spite of this, hats are always trying to stage a revival.
      Does it signal a revival of inflation that will derail an interest rate cut in June or July?
      A revival meeting is a series of Christian religious services held to inspire active members of a church body or to gain new converts.
      n[U] the second planet from the Sun
      The planets of our solar system are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
      Venus is the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity.
      The Venus symbol (♀) is a depiction of a circle with a small cross below it. It is used in various media to represent things associated in some way with the mythological character, including: the female sex, the planet Venus, the chemical element copper, feminism in philosophy and sociology, and the female connector in a pair of mating connectors or fasteners.
      "The WENUS?" "Weekly Estimated Net Usage Systems."
      n[CU] a handle of a bucket or kettle ¶ money left with a court of law to make sure that a prisoner will return when their trial starts
      v[IT] throw water out of a boat with buckets etc ¶ rescue or escape
      The boat will sink unless we bail out!
      Jack had been refused bail and will remain in custody.
      The judge ordered that he be held without bail.
      He was not likely to be granted bail.
      Why can't you ask your father to put up bail for you?
      Bail was set at three billion dollars.
      His family paid two million dollars to bail him out.
      His was released on bail pending an appeal.
      He jumped bail and fled to New York.
      He was murdered by a man who was out on bail for murder.
      He bailed the team out with a smash in the last minute.
      The pilot bailed out safely.
      After twenty years in IT, I am bailing out.
      Wendy bailed, I have no waitress.
      I don't know anybody at this party - let's bail.
      adj ≠compulsory
      When you sign up, one additional click gets you an optional MasterCard debit card.
      IIS can be installed using the Windows Optional Components Manager, which is accessed through Add/Remove Components item in Control Panel.
      A pelvic exam and pap smear are optional screening tests and are NOT recommended for getting hormonal birth control.
      The events argument can either be a space-separated list of event type names and optional namespaces, or an event-map of event names strings and handlers.
      The data argument is optional and can be omitted.
      No, we don't. We have to take a nourishment, to expel waste, and inhale enough oxygen to keep our cells from dying. Everything else is optional.
      Try telling him it's a non-optional social convention.
      v[IT] intensify
      We should heighten the awareness among the parents of the impact of domestic violence on their children and support them in developing non-violent, nurturing relationships with their children.
      It was originally organized by the Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1980, to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
      This will help heighten their awareness, let them to understand the reasons for the rules, and allow them to use the PC in the safest possible manner.
      Both these processes serve to heighten your awareness, allowing you to identify and release limiting beliefs that keep you locked in old behaviors.
      It's a very good film, and so rich with beautifully-rendered details that, as you have said, heighten our awareness of the aural and visual possibilities of the medium (and of the world around us).