v. [make a quick, witty or angry reply]
ex. Nonsense!' she retorted.
ps. distort (p.158)
v. [improve or alter (a photograph, painting, etc) by removing flaws or making minor changes]
ps. final touch
v. [to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.]
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v. [to draw back or in]
ex. Cats can retract their claws.
ex. snakes can retract their fangs
ex. the editors can retract something written that was incorrect.
ps. tract n.
the digestive/ respiratory / urinary tract
v.撤退 [withdraw after being defeated or when faced with danger or difficulty]
n. [place suitable for retreating]
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v. [to cut down or reduce (esp. expenses); curtail]
ps. retrenchment letter
etymology: 1598, "dig a new trench as a second line of defense," from Fr. retrencher "to cut off," from re- "back" + O.Fr. trenchier "to cut." Sense of "cut down, reduce (expenses, etc.)" is from 1625.
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n. [punishment for evil done or reward for good done; requital]
ex. jailed in retribution for his crimes.
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字根tribut == bestow 贈與
|tribute||n. 讚辭 (給予仰慕之詞 )|
|tribulation||n.苦難 [great trouble or suffering]|
|tribunal||n.特別法庭 (from tribe)|
v. [If you retrieve something, you get it back from the place where you left it.]
ex. He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat.
ex. retrieve data from a disk
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adj. [Permitting an elucidating glimpse or a perception of something intimate or concealed]
ex. a very revealing biography; a revealing gown.
n. [Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.]
ps. Revelations 《啟示錄》聖經新約的最後一卷
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n. [noisy partying or merrymaking]
etymotlogy: it comes from the French word reveler meaning to rebel
rebel + ry
n.複仇 [deliberate punishment or injury inflicted in return for what one has suffered ]
ex. Terrorists bombed the police station in revenge for the arrest.
v. [to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit]
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n. [Revenue is money that a company, organization, or government receives from people.]
ex. One study said the government would gain about $12 billion in tax revenues
ps. avenue n.大街
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