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The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.
- “rivalry” [ˈraɪvəlri] (n.) 競爭、對抗、對立、敵對。
Example: He had a lot of rivalry with his brothers and sisters.
- “manipulative” [məˈnɪpjəletɪv] (adj.) 操縱的、控制的、算計的、善於擺佈(他人)的。
Example: They were grasping and manipulative.
Example: This girl is manipulative and very good at getting what she wants.
- “protégée” (protégée) [p'roʊteʒeɪ] (n.) 女門徒。
- “protégé” (protege) ['proʊtəˌʒeɪ] (n.) 門徒、被保護者。
Example: As the protegee of the most powerful man in the country, her success was guaranteed.
- “escalate” [ˈɛskəˌlet] (v.) (使)擴大、(使)惡化、(使)升級。
Example: The protests escalated into five days of rioting.
Example: Shouting may seem necessary, but it tends to escalate conflicts.
- “credit” [ˋkrɛdɪt] (n.) 榮譽、讚揚、功勞、認可。
Example: The credit for this invention goes to Mr. Lodge and his collaborators.
Example: We don't mind who gets the credit so long as we don't get the blame.
- “humiliation” [hjuˌmɪliˈeʃən] (n.) 恥辱、屈辱、丟臉、蒙羞。
Example: She faced the humiliation of discussing her husband's affair.
Example: It will be difficult to live down this humiliation.
“A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.”
- “enthusiasm” [ɛnˈθuziˌæzəm](n.) 熱情、熱愛、熱心。
Example: I really admire yourenthusiasm.
Example: The actors inspired the kidswith their enthusiasm.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue center light pop and everybody goes “Awww!””
- “mad” [mæd](adj.) 1. 瘋狂的、精神錯亂的。 2. 憤怒的、異常惱火的。
Example: She was afraid of going mad.
Example: I'm pretty mad about it, I cantell you.
- “desirous (of)”[dɪˈzaɪrəs] (adj.) 渴望…的、想要…的。
Example: Everybody is desirous ofsuccess.
Example: We are desirous of extendingour business in your country.
- “yawn” [jɔn] (v.) 打呵欠。(n.) 呵欠。
Example: They looked bored and yawned atthe speeches.
Example: Rosanna stifled a huge yawn.
- “commonplace” [ˈkɑmənˌples] (adj.) 平常的、不足為奇的。
Example: Foreign vacations have becomecommonplace.
Example: The fashionable remarks oftoday often become the commonplace expressions of tomorrow.
- “fabulous” [ˈfæbjələs] (adj.) 極好的、絕妙的。
Example: This is a fabulous album. It'sfresh, varied and fun.
Example: Jane is a fabulous cook.
“Never underestimate the power of passion.”
- “underestimate”[ˌʌndɚˈɛstəmet] (v.) 1. 低估、對….估計不足。 2. 低估、輕視、小看。
Example: Never underestimate what youcan learn from a group of like-minded people.
Example: We often underestimate ourpotentialities.