1. a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes
2. a way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances
She invests her money as a hedge against inflation.
an animal that only eats plants
n. [动] 食草动物
the traditions, achievements, beliefs, etc., that are part of the history of a group or nation
His Polish heritage was very important to him.
the period of one's greatest popularity, vigor, or prosperity
In the heyday of big cars nobody cared how much gas cost.
offensive to the senses and especially to sight : exceedingly ugly;morally offensive : shocking
adj. 骇人听闻的, 可怕的
The room was filled with hideous furniture.
to make (something, such as a task or action) slow or difficult
Their journey was hindered [=impeded, slowed] by snow and high winds.
a person or thing that makes a situation difficult : a person or thing that hinders someone or something
She wanted to sign up for the class, but the cost was a hindrance. [=the class cost too much]
the knowledge and understanding that you have about an event only after it has happened
It's easy for us to say that the war was wrong, but we have the advantage/benefit of hindsight.
a usually metal piece that attaches a door, gate, or cover to something and allows it to open and close
a heterogeneous mixture
a hodgepodge of styles
relating to or concerned with complete systems rather than with individual parts
Holistic medicine attempts to treat both the mind and the body.
(1)to sharpen or smooth with a whetstone(2)to improve your skill at doing something
She honed her language skills by reading and writing every day.
to be in a state of uncertainty, irresolution, or suspense
Watch as the hummingbird hovers over the flowers.
to cry out loudly
The dogs were howling at the moon.
not costly or luxurious
Despite all his achievements, he has remained humble.
the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do : behavior that does not agree with what someone claims to believe or feel
When his private letters were made public, they revealed his hypocrisy.
a person who criticizes or opposes beliefs and practices that are widely accepted
The iconoclasm of his views made him unpopular.