v. [to use less of something than you should, such as less effort, money, time or energy.]
ps. to spend less
ex. have to skimp on fuel in winter. 冬天他們得節省燃料.
ex. When you really need new information to sink in, you can't skimp on taking breaks. (from here)
ps. scrimp, to save slowly and with difficulty.
ps. Don't let sky-high food-and-drink bills crash your party. These affordable strategies let you scrimp without looking like Scrooge.
review: (p.167) frugal 看看這些單字吧
n. [a person who would save, gain, or extort money by any means]
n.小規模戰鬥 (Military) [fight between small groups of soldiers, ships, etc, esp one that is not planned ]
ps. a minor battle
ex. brief skirmish on the frontier 邊界上的小規模沖突
ex. Border skirmishes between India and Pakistan were common.
v. [to engage in a skirmish.]
v. [ be on or move along the edge of sth ]
ex. We skirted round the field.
ex. He skirted the hardest issues
n. [a satirical or humorous story or sketch]
Skit Guys - God's Chisel Remastered
About The Skit Guys
Tommy Woodard and Eddie James are The Skit Guys. They have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They've been teaching God's word using comedy, drama and whatever category talking action figures fit into for over twenty years.
n.摩天大樓 [a very tall building]
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n. [a broad, flat, somewhat thick piece of stone, wood, or other solid material.]
<>sliver n.薄長條, 碎片 [long thin piece of sth cut or broken off from a larger piece]
slack & slacken
adj.不緊的 [not tight or tense; loose]
ex. a slack rope
adj. [not having many customers, sales, etc; not busy]
ex. Trade is slack in winter.
v.偷懶 [to be lazy; avoid work; shirk]
ps. pick up the slack
ex. As major airlines give up less-traveled routes, smaller planes are picking up the slack.
v. [to become slack]
ex. to slacken the screw.
ex. He believe the emerging markets business still had a bright future, even if the demand was slackening in the short term.
similar word: flag, loosen, relax, slow down
n. [ the waste matter separated from metal during smelting; dross]
ps. dross n.
|Dross is a mass of solid impurities floating on a molten metal or dispersed in the metal|
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v. [to satisfy (one's thirst, or a desire, etc)]
ex. to slake one's thirst with a cup of tea.
ex. And some of the water would continue to be used for irrigation or to slake the thirst of urban areas.
ps. 幾乎都適用在 to slake the thirst.
slander & slanderous
n. [an untrue spoken statement about someone which is intended to damage their reputation. defamation]
v. [to say untrue things about them in order to damage their reputation. ]
ex. to slander an innocent man as the murder.
cf. slander vs. slender adj.修長的, 苗條的
Tort Law project: Slander vs Libel (p.290)
ex. slanderous remarks.
v. [to lean in a particular direction; not be straight]
ex. The picture is slanted to the left.
ex. to slant news coverage in favor of one candidate.
ps. slanting adj.傾斜的
ps. skew adj.斜的 v. 使歪斜(p.432)
n.板岩 wiki: Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock.
ps. windows 8 Surface. ( slate pc.)
ps. slate roof
ps. Slate (magazine)
n.提名的或候選人的名單 [ list of candidates for nomination or election ]
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