inconsequential: not important inconsequential differences



To fathom something is to understand it thoroughly, and is usually used in the negative, as in “I can’t fathom...

Mouthpiece, Party Dues, Extradite, Swine

mouthpiece party dues extradite swine


Badgers are short-legged omnivores in the family Mustelidae, which also includes the otters, polecats, weasels, and wolverines


national: adj: relating to a nation noun: a citizen of a particular country, typically entitled to hold that country’s passport. ...

Political Correctness

political correctness: the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to...


tributary: a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.

El Nino

El Nino: an irregularly occurring and complex series of climatic changes affecting the equatorial Pacific region and beyond every few...


bungle: carry out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an unsatisfactory outcome.


shoot (informal, north America) used as a euphemism for ‘shit’.

Flop: Total Failure

flop: (informal) a total failure.

Escort Service

escort service

Hardline Stance 强硬立场 Hard-liner 强硬派

hardline: an uncompromising adherence to a firm policy. 强硬的; 不妥协的 Use the noun hardliner to describe a politician who sticks...

extremely cordial

cordial: warm and friendly.

Xi and Pence Trade Barbs at APEC Summit

Barb: a sharp projection near the end of an arrow, fishhook, or similar item, angled away from the main point...