VIP Class Notes (Nemo)

Vocabulary

treadmill (n) (EXERCISE MACHINE)
an exercise machine that consists of a moving strip or two step-like parts on which you walk without moving forward
(锻炼用的)踏步机,跑步机

wish list (n): a list of things you want, often things that you know you cannot have
梦想清单(清单里通常都是自己渴望却不可及的东西)
E.g.: A new car would be top of my wish list.
一辆新车是我梦寐以求的。

accounting  会计 the skill or activity of keeping records of the money a person or organization earns and spends
E.g.: She has an appointment with her accountant. 她和她的会计约好了见面。

escalate (v): to become or make something become greater or more serious:
E.g.: His financial problems escalated after he became unemployed.

respond (v):to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done
回答,作答;回应,作出反应
E.g.: To every question, he responded “I don’t know.”
每一个问题他的回答都是“我不知道”。
E.g.: I asked her what the time was, but she didn’t respond.
我问她几点了,但是她没理我。

response (n): an answer or reaction
回答;回应,反应
E.g.: Responses to our advertisement have been disappointing.
人们对我们广告的反应令人失望。
E.g.: Her proposals met with an enthusiastic response.
她的提议得到热烈的响应。

control freak (n): someone who is determined to make things happen in exactly the way they want and who tries to make other people do what they want
爱指挥别人的人;支配狂;指挥狂
E.g.: He is really a control freak and I can’t bear it.
他控制欲太强了,我实在没法忍受。

prime (n): the period in your life when you are most active or successful
全盛时期;盛年,壮年时期
E.g.: This is a dancer in her prime.
这是一位正值巅峰时期的女舞蹈家。
E.g.: Middle age can be the prime of life if you have the right attitude.
如果心态正确,中年会是人一生中的全盛时期。

premium (adj): used to refer to something that is of higher than usual quality
(品质)高级的;优质的,顶级的
E.g.: premium ice cream
优质冰激凌
E.g.: The building is on a premium site.
这幢大楼建在一块风水宝地上

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