|magnitude||If you talk about the magnitude of something, you are talking about its great size, scale, or importance. (尺寸、规模、重要性等) 大的程度
An operation of this magnitude is going to be difficult.
You can use order of magnitude when you are giving an approximate idea of the amount or importance of something. 重要级; 数量级
America and Russia do not face a problem of the same order of magnitude as Japan.
|utensil||Utensils are tools or objects that you use in order to help you to cook, serve food, or eat. 器皿; 用具
…utensils such as bowls, steamers and frying pans.
|kennel||A kennel is a place where dogs are bred and trained, or cared for when their owners are away. 养狗场
A kennel is a small building made especially for a dog to sleep in. 犬舍
to put or go into a kennel; keep or stay in a kennel 把…关进狗舍; 进入狗舍; 呆在狗舍里
|spoil||V-T If you spoil something, you prevent it from being successful or satisfactory. 毁坏; 破坏
It’s important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
V-T If you spoil children, you give them everything they want or ask for. This is considered to have a bad effect on a child’s character. 娇惯
Grandparents are often tempted to spoil their grandchildren whenever they come to visit.
V-T If you spoil yourself or spoil another person, you give yourself or them something nice as a treat or do something special for them. 犒劳; 优待
Spoil yourself with a new perfume this summer.
V-T/V-I If food spoils or if it is spoiled, it is no longer fit to be eaten. 使 (食物) 变坏; (食物) 变坏
We all know that fats spoil by becoming rancid.
PHRASE If you say that someone is spoiled for choice or spoilt for choice, you mean that they have a great many things of the same type to choose from. (因可选的太多而) 不知作何选择是好
|starch||N-MASS Starch is a substance that is found in foods such as bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice and gives you energy. 淀粉
She reorganized her eating so that she was taking more fruit and vegetables and less starch, salt, and fat.
N-UNCOUNT Starch is a substance that is used for making cloth stiffer, especially cotton and linen. (用于使布料挺直的) 浆粉
He never puts enough starch in my shirts.
|assimilation||[ U ] the act of assimilating sb or sth, or being assimilated 吸收；接受
the rapid assimilation of new ideas 对新思想的迅速吸收
his assimilation into the community 他融入社区
|detest||V-T If you detest someone or something, you dislike them very much. 憎恶
My mother detested him.