of or relating to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen
a metaphysical world of spirits
to move from one country or place to live or work in another
He migrates from New York to Florida each winter.
1:to combine or bring together two or more things 2[no obj]:to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people
The story mingles fact and/with fiction.
an herb that has a strong pleasant smell and taste and that is used in medicine and food
n. 薄荷;[金融] 造币厂，巨款
happiness and laughter
Her clumsy attempt to cut the cake was the cause of much mirth.
causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage
a mischievous puppy/child
a belief or an idea that is not based on correct information, or that is no understood by people
I'd like to clear up a few misconceptions about the schedule.
to understand or explain (something) incorrectly : to interpret (something) incorrectly
He claims that his statements have been misinterpreted by the media.
an object that is thrown, shot, or launched as a weapon
The protesters were arrested for throwing missiles
I used to be a fast runner, but now I'm slow as molasses.
something (such as a building) that is very large and ugly
Did you see the new mall? It's a monstrosity.
relating to unpleasant subjects (such as death)
She has a morbid interest in funerals.
1 of a person : very serious, unhappy, and quiet2 : very sad or unhappy
He became morose and withdrawn and would not talk to anyone.
the death of a person, animal
The news of her cousin's death reminded her of her own mortality.
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
Her behavior mortified her parents.
a single or repeated design or pattern
The wallpaper has a flower motif.
1 archaic: to enclose or fortify with a fence or a ridge of earth 2: to form into a mound
the burial mounds of an ancient people
full of sorrow : very sad
a mournful song/occasion
having a bad smell because of wetness, old age, or lack of fresh air
a dark and musty basement
a lack of foresight or discernment : a narrow view of something
She wears eyeglasses to correct her myopia.
to perplex the mind of : bewilder
The cause of the disease mystified doctors for many years.
a story that is told or written
He is writing a detailed narrative of his life on the island.
trimly neat and tidy
a soldier in his natty blue uniform
1 literary : the drink that the Greek and Roman gods drank 2 : a thick juice made from a particular fruit apricot/mango nectar 3 : a sweet liquid produced by plants and used by bees in making honey
very small or unimportant
A negligible amount of damage was done to the vehicle.
to bite gently
We nibbled on some cheese and crackers before dinner.
He mumbled something and then left.
able to move quickly, easily, and lightly
the pianist's nimble fingers
She faced the crowd with the nonchalance of an experienced speaker.
so surprised or confused by something that you do not know what to say, think, or do
He was nonplussed by his daughter's confession that she had stolen the CD.
a person who has just started learning or doing something
He's a novice in cooking.
harmful to living things : toxic
a person, thing, or situation that is annoying or that causes trouble or problems
The sticky clay was a nuisance to work with.
to make (something) more difficult to understand
Politicians keep obfuscating the issues.
the state of the that is not remembered, used, or thougt about any more
The technology is destined/headed for oblivion.
longer in one direction than in the other direction
the plant's oblong leaves
the state of being unknown or
In recent years, the tradition has emerged from obscurity.
a state in which someone thinks about someone or something constantly or frequently especially in a way that is not normal
n. 痴迷;困扰;[内科][心理] 强迫观念
He was fascinated by the actress and tracking her every move had become an obsession.
difficult to control and often noisy
a room full of obstreperous children
noticeable in an unpleasant or annoying way
The waiter was attentive without being obtrusive.
a lyric poem usually marked by exaltation of feeling and style, varying length of line, and complexity of stanza forms
n. 颂诗, 赋
This poem is titled, “An Ode to My Mother.”
1 a strange or horrible and often frightening creature; 2 something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason
The book portrays their father as an ogre who mistreated them.
having a large estate or property : wealthy
adj. 富裕的, 丰富的, 丰饶的, 繁茂
the opulent [=affluent] lifestyle of wealthy people
covered with decorations, using many fancy words
ornate silver candlesticks
seeming or said to be true or real but very possibly not true or real
The ostensible reason for his visit was to see an old friend.
to not allow (someone) to be included in a group
She was ostracized from/by the scientific community for many years because of her radical political beliefs.
to cause or force (someone or something) to leave a position of power, a competition, etc.
The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
of or relating to another country : foreign;bizarre
She fills her books with outlandish characters.
no longer useful or acceptable : not modern or current
The army was using outmoded
an act of expressing an emotion or feeling in a very powerful way
There was an outpouring of support for the president.
talking in a free and honest way about your opinions
She has been an outspoken advocate/supporter of women's rights throughout her life.
to fail to see or notice (something);to pay no attention to (something)
The detective overlooked an important clue.
easily seen , not secret or hidden
an overtly religious reference
Awesomely or forbiddingly intense
The response was overwhelming.
very excited or upset
The witness became overwrought as she described the crime.
1:a thin oval or rectangular board or tablet that a painter holds and mixes pigments on
2 a :the set of colors put on the palette b (1) : a particular range, quality, or use of color (2): a comparable range, quality, or use of available el
The designer's palette consists mainly of earth tones.
a situation in which a crowd of people act in a wild, uncontrolled, or violent way because they are afraid, excited, or confused
The announcement that the concert was canceled was met with pandemonium.
gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
The film panders to the popular taste for violence in entertainment.
1:a full and wide view of something usually singular 2 a way of showing or telling something that includes a lot of information and covers many topics : a thorough presentation of a subject usually singular
You can see a panorama of the entire bay from here.