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      n[C] sb who enters a building illegally in order to steal things
      Burglary (also called breaking and entering and sometimes housebreaking) is a crime, the essence of which is illegal entry into a building for the purposes of committing an offence.
      Protection of a household against burglars can include defences from anti-burglar paint through safety and security window film to burglar-proof doors and windows and burglar alarms.
      Dogs of any size can warn residents through loud barking, with larger dogs posing a threat of severe injury to an intruder.
      Most commonly, these are bells, sirens, and/or flashing lights. Alerting devices serve the dual purposes of warning occupants of intrusion, and potentially scaring off burglars.
      Anti-climb paint (also known as non-drying paint, anti-intruder paint, anti-vandal grease) is a class of paint consisting of a thick oily coating that is applied with a stiff brush, trowel or by hand using a protective glove. In appearance it is similar to smooth gloss paint when applied but it remains slippery indefinitely thereby preventing any intruder from gaining a foothold.
      A gentleman thief, lady thief, or phantom thief (怪盗) in the East, is a particularly well-behaving and apparently well-bred thief.
      A cat burglar is a particularly stealthy burglar, especially one who gains undetected entry through the use of agility.
      If you wake up to a burglar in your house, your first reaction is probably to hide under the bed as quickly as possible. That's not the best approach. Instead, barricade your bedroom door, call the police and listen closely for the burglar.
      n[U] an honest way of behaving that shows that you really mean what you say or do
      I can understand why any female would doubt the sincerity of such a compliment.
      Others question the sincerity of Lutnick's public appearances and denounce his method of compensating the families of those lost.
      Hugs and kisses or xoxo is a term used for expressing sincerity, faith, love, or good friendship at the end of a written letter, email or SMS text message. Most commonly the X is considered to stand for "Kiss" and the O for "Hug" but some people see them the other way around.
      All this means is that somebody makes some sort of "cross-like" gesture over his chest. This indicates a promise of sincerity or good intentions.
      We thought you are a news writer with sincerity and dignity but you possibly showed up your true color finally or wrote an article without knowing real facts.
      Compare genuineness, honesty, and sincerity.
      adj happening or done at the same time ¶ in agreement
      Concurrent computing is related to but distinct from parallel computing, though these concepts are frequently confused, and both can be described as "multiple processes executing during the same period of time".
      In parallel computing, execution literally occurs at the same instant, for example on separate processors of a multi-processor machine, with the goal of speeding up computations – parallel computing is impossible on a (single-core) single processor, as only one computation can occur at any instant (during any single clock cycle).
      By contrast, concurrent computing consists of process lifetimes overlapping, but execution need not happen at the same instant.
      The goal here is to model processes in the outside world that happen concurrently, such as multiple clients accessing a server at the same time.
      Structuring software systems as composed of multiple concurrent, communicating parts can be useful for tackling complexity, regardless of whether the parts can be executed in parallel.
      For example, given two tasks, T1 and T2: T1 may be executed and finished before T2; T2 may be executed and finished before T1; T1 and T2 may be executed alternatively (time-slicing); T1 and T2 may be executed simultaneously at the same instant of time (parallelism).
      The word "sequential" is used as an antonym for both "concurrent" and "parallel"; when these are explicitly distinguished, concurrent/sequential and parallel/serial are used as opposing pairs.
      Roughly concurrent with his arrival in that city he started to experience trouble with his hearing.
      In spring 2001, concurrent with a mid-air collision between a Chinese fighter jet and one of those snooping EP-3s just outside Beijing's territorial waters, the Pentagon released a study called "Asia 2025," which identified China as a "persistent competitor of the United States."
      Hence we see that the LIL/IL names were found in northern Arabia millennia after their appearance in Mesopotamia, with Arabian forms concurrent with the older Mesopotamian form.
      n[U] great skill or ability
      "I wonder what changed her mind." "Perhaps your talk of my sexual prowess renewed her faith in love."
      It was in England, at the Crystal Palace-the popular name for the first World's Fair, held in London in 1851-that America's industrial and technological prowess was first widely recognized.
      In the Scandanavian sources Hrothulf is the centre of a saga praising his prowess, rather than a usurping prince causing a civil war and killing his cousin for the throne.
      Wells emphasized that beyond physical prowess, high performance athletes need mental strength and go-to (being the person or thing most trusted to accomplish a purpose) techniques such as "three deep breaths" to deal with the enormous pressure of competing on the world stage.
      U.S. General George S. Patton, Commander of the United States Seventh Army is arguably America's most successful General. Yet he is best remembered for an ignoble act rather than military prowess.
      v[T] punish
      Search engines penalize you for keyword stuffing.
      Search engines penalize you for duplicating content, so make sure that your website, your articles published elsewhere, your blog and any other content you post is original and unique.
      Some have suggested that this tax is unfair because it penalizes those who don't have access to public transportation.
      A newer site with lower number of links can definitely be penalized if they receive a whole bunch of spammy/paid links in a short period of time.
      If you go over that speed, you should be penalized for it because obviously what you are doing is dangerous.
      adj faulty
      Our current strategy is defective.
      The seller will give you a refund if your watch is defective.
      If you do get a defective product and try to claim warranty - its quite difficult as you have to pay postage back to the China HQ which is very costly - approximately $50ish through courier as PostOffice doesn't accept Lithium batteries.
      The defective gene is carried by the female and the disease is transmitted to the male.
      Also, don't continue to use the defective goods until you return them or after demanding a refund or exchange.
      v[IT] catch fire, or cause a fire to start burning ¶ arouse
      His anger was kindled against Judah.
      Lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
      For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell.
      There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
      After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
      The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-book readers designed and marketed by Amazon.com.
      Amazon Kindle devices enable users to shop for, download, browse, and read e-books, newspapers, magazines and other digital media via wireless networking.
      Amazon announced Kindle Fire, an Android-based tablet that uses a fork of Android on September 28, 2011. It was released for $199 and has a 7 in IPS color touchscreen display. This was the first Kindle without an E Ink display.
      n[CU] fibers in the form of thick thread, used for making cloth or for knitting ¶ a long story with a lot of exciting details
      Yarn is a long continuous length of interlocked fibres, suitable for use in the production of textiles, sewing, crocheting, knitting, weaving, embroidery, and ropemaking.
      Thread is a type of yarn intended for sewing by hand or machine.
      Embroidery threads are yarns specifically designed for hand or machine embroidery.
      If you spin someone a yarn, you give them a long detailed excuse or explanation that is completely false.
      Yarn can be made from any number of natural or synthetic fibers. There are two main types of yarn: spun and filament.
      A loom is a frame or machine on which thread is woven into cloth.
      A shuttle is a pointed tool used in weaving.
      They then spin a yarn full of factually incorrect statements and logical fallacies.
      Quick in her thinking, she can spin a yarn at the snap of a finger but her lies are harmless and never intended to hurt anybody's sentiments.
      Where we all assumed he was spinning a yarn, turns out he was only exaggerating.
      n[UC] criminal or immoral behavior, esp by young people ¶ failure to do what law or duty requires
      Juvenile delinquency, also known as "juvenile offending", is participation in illegal behavior by minors (juveniles, i.e. individuals younger than the statutory age of majority).
      A juvenile delinquent in the United States is a person who is typically under the age of 17 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult.
      Though the relation between delinquency and race is complex and may be explained by other contextual risk variables, the total arrest rate for black juveniles aged 10–17 is more than twice that as of white juveniles.
      The two largest predictors of juvenile delinquency are parenting style and peer group association.
      Captain Archibald Haddock's delinquency led to the loss of the ship.
      Compare delinquency, misdemeanor, and vandalism.
      adj very strange and difficult to explain
      Steve Jobs had an uncanny ability to place people inside his "reality distortion field".
      It seems someone bearing an uncanny resemblance to Kara took a cab from her home to the train station that night.
      Natural disasters have an uncanny knack of goodly timing for political aspirants.
      My husband has demonstrated an uncanny knack for being out of town every time it snows, leaving me with the delightful task of shovelling.
      Michell has an uncanny way of detecting the hidden or forbidden details in things.
      This area of repulsive response aroused by a robot with appearance and motion between a "barely human" and "fully human" entity is called the uncanny valley.
      The name captures the idea that an almost human-looking robot will seem overly "strange" to some human beings, will produce a feeling of uncanniness, and will thus fail to evoke the empathic response required for productive human-robot interaction.
      adj well-known and respected ¶ remarkable ¶ absolute ¶ prominent
      Prof Lee is an eminent scholar in humanities and social science.
      During studies I had developed such spirit that I became determined to be an eminent scholar like my respected father and reverend grand father.
      He was an eminent scholar and leading intellectual in the Irish Catholic Church.
      A few years ago a group of eminent scientists when asked what they saw as the five most pressing environmental concerns facing the world they came up with a consensus response - Ignorance; greed; denial; tribalism; and short-termism.
      In a rational world what you say makes eminent sense. Alas the sections of society that claim housing benefit are rarely so rational.
      Eminent domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (South Africa, Canada) is the power of a state or a national government to take private property for public use.
      The Volcker Commission, also known as the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP), was established in 1996 to investigate the accounts lying dormant since the Second World War in various banks in Switzerland.
      n[U] submission or courteous yielding to the opinion, wishes, or judgment of another
      Deference is a polite and respectful attitude towards someone, especially because they have an important position.
      "Wait! How many questions are on this thing?" "Only 211. Don't worry, in deference to you, I've kept them on a high school graduate reading level."
      He said, "Mr. Byrne" (Grigoriy never called me Jack partly in deference to our 20-year age difference but also partly, I felt, with a kind of light mockery, a type of "put-on" deference that a 300-lb linebacker might give to a quarterback)."
      Only first names are used out of deference to privacy.
      However, in deference to its users and for ease of reference, Facebook should also include an explanation of the practice in its Privacy Policy.
      The federal courts, required under US law to give a high level of deference to state court rulings, upheld the denial.
      Dan made some small talk with Kim, speaking aloud in deference to my handicap.
      n[C] a long thin vegetable that tastes similar to an onion
      The leek is a vegetable that belongs to the genus Allium along with onion and garlic.
      Scallion, green onion, and spring onion, are colloquial names (with many other regional names throughout the world) for various Allium species.
      Scallions have various other common names throughout the world. These names include spring onion, green onion, table onion, salad onion, onion stick, long onion, baby onion, precious onion, yard onion, gibbon, syboe, or scally onion.
      In China, the common name is cōng (葱); xiǎocōng (小葱) is another term for scallion.
      The words scallion and shallot are related and can be traced back to the Greek ασκολόνιον ('askolonion') as described by the Greek writer Theophrastus.
      The edible part of the leek plant is a bundle of leaf sheaths that is sometimes erroneously called a stem or stalk.
      Leeks have a mild onion-like taste. In its raw state, the vegetable is crunchy and firm.
      Whatever the case, the leek has been known to be a symbol of Wales for a long time; Shakespeare, for example, refers to the custom of wearing a leek as an "ancient tradition" in Henry V.
      Add jackfruit, mushrooms, and leek; saute 4 to 5 minutes, or until mushrooms and leek have softened.
      n[C] a small amount of a color, feeling, or quality
      v[T] contain a slight amount of
      Unfortunately for the actors, the remover wasn't and so they either had to undergo chemical showers at RAF Bentwaters or have their skin scoured in the hotel. Many had a green tinge to their skin for weeks.
      "You really don't like it?" I asked, a tinge of disappointment in my voice.
      I can not help but feel a tinge of sadness at the thought that I won't see her as often anymore.
      Part of me felt a tinge of guilt.
      At least a prayerful attitude mixed with a tinge of hope and faith.
      He scored his first ever international goal, as the most memorable of his career so far. But even that memory is tinged with regret because he was injured for the finals in Japan.
      It is clear that the conversation is tinged with some emotions.
      The story is tinged with a patina of nostalgia.
      n[U] the act of reducing the number of weapons or the size of army, navy etc
      The Australian government established the Canberra Commission in 1995 to provide recommendations for steps toward global nuclear disarmament.
      This demand for disarmament gained considerable momentum after the July 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.
      As a result of this disarmament,demobilization and reintegration,about 63,000 militiamen were disarmed by 2005.
      The disarmament of the rebels, which was to be supervised by the UN, has been incomplete, leaving the rebels militarily strong.
      adj necessary, required
      n[C] sth that is indispensable, a requirement
      A person interested in becoming a mediator should focus on acquiring the requisite skills for the profession.
      Without every having met him, it appears that he has the requisite skills of empathy, listening and emotion.
      A candidate must have completed the requisite number of courses from his/her programme regulations.
      The programme will equip students with the requisite knowledge of business management and leadership skills.
      Making a dent in the universe is not a requisite for living a good life.
      The requisites of a valid call are stated below.
      Compare exquisite, perquisite, prerequisite, and requisite.
      n[C] enemy
      Enemy or foe is an individual or a group that is seen as forcefully adverse or threatening.
      The state of being or having an enemy is enmity, foehood or foeship.
      His handsome face was adorned with a warm smile that he did not grudge, whether it was the rich, poor, high, low, young, old, friend or foe.
      Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
      One who flatters should be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend.
      I see what you're doing. You accept an invitation to a party at the home of my sworn enemy, he tells everyone we're going to be there, and when we don't show, he looks the fool. Fiendishly clever.
      Compare foe, foul, and fowl.
      adj of, arranged by, or relating to a particular topic or topics ¶ being of current interest or relevance ¶ relating to, applied to, or affecting a localized area of the body, esp of the skin
      It's from the Institute of Experimental Physics, they want us to present our paper on the properties of supersolids at the topical conference of Bose-Einstein condensates.
      I don't know, Sheldon. Those topical conferences on Bose-Einstein condensates' parties are legendary.
      Know Your Rights columns cover topical subjects every month in a question-and-answer format.
      Except for handling this sort of issue, the barrister might also handle kid adoption from other nations, migration to another country, and other topical issues.
      Nyamora Communications, former publisher of Society, welcomes stories and analysis on topical issues.
      Vicks VapoRub ointment is a mentholated topical cream manufactured by Vicks.
      Can I interest you in a topical steroid from my lotion and unguent collection?
      Look. A new topical antihistamine with lidocaine. Wow. I can't wait until I get a rash.
      Compare topical and tropical.
      v[I] burn slowly without flame
      The smoldering embers ignited and the fire spread up the side of the building and into the attic.
      Yet another guy walks by carrying a cup, which Phoebe grabs. "Oh good! Thank you, I need that." She throws onto the smoldering fire. Suddenly the bucket erupts in flames.
      Well, at least now you can retrieve the black box from the twisted, smoldering wreckage that was once your fantasy of dating her and analyze the data so that you don't crash into geek mountain again.
      Excuse me for being so bold, but I now see where Sheldon gets his smoldering (used to describe sb who is strikingly attractive) good looks.
      Driven by smoldering ambition to overcome his modest circumstances and deeply resentful of the wealthiest man in a North Country village (Brown), he finally obtains a position in Brown's company and begins his difficult journey to "the top" while including marriage to Brown's daughter Susan among his ultimate objectives.
      If a problem or unpleasant situation smoulders, it continues to exist and may become worse at any time.
      If a strong emotion smoulders, it exists, but is prevented from being expressed.
      A person who smoulders has strong sexual or romantic feelings but does not express them.
      Compare smolder and smother.
      adj existing only in stories ¶ imaginary or not real, fictitious
      For example, she says that, yes, there are mythical and magical creatures in the Potter stories but also points out that such creatures exist in stories by Christian authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Dickens.
      Yet the poet Vclav Hanka still felt the need to concoct a fake epic centring on Princess Libuse, the mythical founder of the Czech nation.
      As a result, the Google AdWords Quality Score has achieved an almost mythical status.
      His posters became the most popular item throughout the Muslim world. Suddenly Saddam was being seen as another Nasser, even another Saladin, who stood up to the West. Although Saddam was neither of these, he had assumed an almost mythical status.
      More of an historical, fantasy epic, the film is set in the mythical land of Kuma amidst its ancient inhabitants.
      The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering is a book on software engineering and project management by Fred Brooks, whose central theme is that "adding manpower to a late software project makes it later".
      In turn, this made mythical prospects of total security particularly appealing to officials and the public alike.
      v[T] pay back money to sb who has spent it for you or lost it because of you
      Canada will charge tolls, which will be used to reimburse the Canadian government for the funds it spent to build the span.
      I have decided to leave the public service and will be receiving a Transition Support Measure (TSM). If I am hired back into the public service at a later date would I be required to reimburse the cash payment I received?
      Therefore, Video Toll Charges may be charged to the rental car company. You are responsible to reimburse the rental car company for any such charges, including their administrative fees if any.
      I am fighting with Disney to be reimbursed for our hotel room costs.
      The Tribunal concluded that there was discrimination against Jeffrey and systemic discrimination against Severe Learning Disabilities students in general by the Board and the Province, and ordered a wide range of sweeping systemic remedies against both. It also ordered that the family be reimbursed for the tuition costs of Jeffrey's private school while awarding damages.
      If a person is an employee then they are entitled to be reimbursed by their employer the difference between the amount paid by the court and the amount that they could reasonably expect to have received from their employer if they had not been performing jury service.
      Compare repay, reimburse, and refund.
      adj examining or tending to examine things very carefully
      Analytic means the same as analytical.
      In classical mathematics, analytic geometry, also known as coordinate geometry, or Cartesian geometry, is the study of geometry using a coordinate system. This contrasts with synthetic geometry.
      Synthetic geometry (sometimes referred to as axiomatic geometry or even pure geometry) is the study of geometry without the use of coordinates.
      Analytic geometry is widely used in physics and engineering, and is the foundation of most modern fields of geometry, including algebraic, differential, discrete and computational geometry.
      As taught in school books, analytic geometry can be explained more simply: it is concerned with defining and representing geometrical shapes in a numerical way and extracting numerical information from shapes' numerical definitions and representations.
      Analytic geometry was independently invented by René Descartes (笛卡尔) and Pierre de Fermat, although Descartes is sometimes given sole credit. Cartesian geometry, the alternative term used for analytic geometry, is named after Descartes.
      Cartesian means of or relating to the French philosopher René Descartes—from his Latinized name Cartesius.
      Analytic philosophy (sometimes analytical philosophy) is a style of philosophy that came to dominate English-speaking countries in the 20th century.
      So he was a little analytic. That's what he does, you know? Come on,he's not that bad.
      v[I] expose oneself to pleasant warmth
      The ant crept forth to her daily toil, the butterfly fluttered and basked in the warm rays of the sun; myriads of insects spread their transparent wings, and revelled in their brief but happy existence.
      We headed to the pool after breakfast and basked in the sun for a few hours.
      Your next step isn't to bask in the glory.
      US President Barack Obama won't have much time to bask in the glow of re-election.
      She was so cocky and basked in Tae-Kang's appreciation.
      I pray for you that you and your wife will bask in the joy, happiness and glory of the chieftaincy titles you will be taking in Itapa today forever in the name of Jesus Christ (Amen).
      v[T] subtract
      Contributions are "tax-deferred" - deducted from paychecks before taxes and then taxed when a withdrawal is made from the 401(k) account.
      A 98. I deducted 2 points because you are not wearing your chef's hat, and that is a Section 5 violation.
      Well, I appreciate your concern, but I won't be seeing any more of Amy than I already do. I assume we'll deduct any extra time we spend together at work from our weekly quota.
      It is illegal for an employer to deduct the missing amount from the worker's paycheck, even if the loss is due to an employee error.
      It went on to state that the employer was going to deduct from any monies (plural of money) still owing to her, amounts for her absenteeism and late arrivals and early departures before she went off ill.
      Joey, I think you should consider something a little less risky. I mean, I think in this market, real estate is your best investment. The Fed just lowered the rates and the interest on your mortgage is totally deductible. That's right, I know some stuff!
      adj able to read and write ¶ well educated ¶ well-written
      If you describe someone as literate in a particular subject, especially one that many people do not know anything about, you mean that they have a good knowledge and understanding of that subject.
      I have also purchased with Hellas Greek TV Live on the Internet to live stream the Greek channels but this is hard as I work long hours and poor mum is not computer literate.
      Being computer literate and using the Internet are requirements in today's wired world.
      He is extremely computer literate and his Microsoft office skills are second to none.
      They are literate, well spoken and wealthy compared to the general workers and machine operators underground.
      These preliminary results strongly suggest that Canadians are not sufficiently financially literate.
      I was clearly very financially literate. I knew a lot about funding and how to perform financial analysis and strategy and planning.
      Your articles must be forthright, literate, easy and entertaining to read.
      Compare cultured, literate, and well-read.