Tuesday, September 28, 2010

yolk & egg white

----- Experience -----
The Mid Autumn, one of the traditional festival of china has just gone through. 


There is a plastic pack for the moon cake which sets out its ingredient:
Category of yolk(egg white) and lotus seed paste moon cake: lotus seed, salted yolk, sugar, flour, vegetable oil, water, potassium sorbate


----- Explanation -----
yolk:
the round yellow part in the middle of an egg.

egg white:
The clear, viscous substance around the yolk of an egg that turns white when cooked or beaten.




Monday, September 27, 2010

mop & whey

----- Experience -----
Will you mop the floor of label room this afternoon? to mop--
I have clean it.
A brief conversation between my colleagues. 

The protein I bought with some big words on the bag: 100% protein whey.


----- Explanation -----
mop:
1. a tool for washing floors that has a long handle with a bunch of thick strings or soft material at the end
2. to clean something with a mop

whey:
1. the thin liquid that is left from sour milk after the solid part (called curds) has been removed
2. Whey protein is a high-quality protein derived from cow's milk. Whey protein is also one of the richest sources of naturally occurring branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs)—leucine, isoleucine and valine. In comparison to many other proteins, on a gram-to-gram basis, whey protein delivers more essential amino acids to the body and is quickly and efficiently absorbed.





Sunday, September 26, 2010

procrastinate & waste not, want not

----- Experience -----
My homework is often procrastinate and today is a typical day for my homework. I spent much time to read some blogs on Internet. I know every one have a bad habit to procrastinate some important things which we should do but not. As to today, what I should have done is the notes for the job. Next week, AJ will go home and I's still not yet know well how to operate the machine. Just bless myself and give me a warning that I have to control myself for my target.

A famous proverb for my waste of time is: waste not, want not; I continuous wasting my time, the only consequence for this is that I can't get things I want eagerly.


----- Explanation -----
procrastinate:
to delay doing somethings that you should do, usually because you do not want to do it.

waste not, want not
if you never waste anything, especially food or money, you will always have it when you need it.




Saturday, September 25, 2010

seal & orchid

----- Experience -----
Good walking today from Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach Walk. 

When we went to the original gate of the Taronga Zoo, we saw a seal inside. On the road, some small yellow flowers really like orchid but they are not.


----- Explanation -----
seal:
1. a sea animal that eats fish and lives around coasts. There are many types of seal, some of which are hunted for their fur.

orchid:
a plant with brightly coloured flowers of unusual shapes. There are many different types of orchid and some of them are very rare






Friday, September 24, 2010

infrared & UV

----- Experience -----
Tomorrow we will go to walk with Wildwalks. Below is the letter from it: ( UV means ultraviolet, and I look up another radiation: infrared.)
Hi,

Hope this e-mail finds you well.  

The weather looks great for the walk this Saturday, the forecast is for a  sunny day.  Looks like a very high UV index, so please remember your hat an sunscreen.
(keep an eye on the forecast for what to wear)



----- Explanation -----
UV: ultraviolet


infrared:
having or using electromagnetic waves which are longer than those of red light in the spectrum, and which cannot be seen 




Thursday, September 23, 2010

venetian blind & frail

----- Experience -----
A leaflet:
Are you aware that the following services are available for people who are frail or aged, or younger people with a disability and their carers.

Minor home maintenance:
cleaning: window cleaning, carpet cleaning, oven clean, venetian blinds;


----- Explanation -----
venetian blind:
a blind for a window that has flat horizontal plastic or metal strips going across it that you can turn to let in as much light as you want

frail:
1. especially of an old person physically weak and thin
2. Easily damaged or broken; fragile or insubstantial



Wednesday, September 22, 2010

compatibility & adequacy

----- Experience -----
DISCLAIMER
VIP makes no warranty with respect to the compatibility of a liner and/or closure with any particular product or manufacturing process or their adequacy or suitability for any particular purpose. The user should, therefore, evaluate and test sample closures with the products through the manufacturing process. While VIP will assist in conducting compatibility tests, the responsibility rests with the user to ensure the compatibility of the closure with its product/s and process.


----- Explanation -----
compatibility:
1. the ability of people or things to live together without problems
2. the ability of machines, especially computers, and computer programs to be used together 

adequacy:
The state or quality of being adequate
adequate:
enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need



closure & rest with

----- Experience -----(for yesterday)
A picture taken from the our factory:
DISCLAIMER
VIP makes no warranty with respect to the compatibility of a liner and/or closure with any particular product or manufacturing process or their adequacy or suitability for any particular purpose. The user should, therefore, evaluate and test sample closures with the products through the manufacturing process. While VIP will assist in conducting compatibility tests, the responsibility rests with the user to ensure the compatibility of the closure with its product/s and process.


----- Explanation -----
closure:
1. something that closes or shuts, such as a cap or seal for a container
2. An act or process of closing something, esp. an institution, thoroughfare, or frontier, or of being closed
3. the situation when a factory, school, hospital, etc. shuts permanently

rest with somebody to do something:
if it rests with somebody to do something, it is their responsibility to do it 





Monday, September 20, 2010

prestige & glassware

----- Experience -----
After lunch, I got a glimpse of some words on my lid of lunch container: high prestige fashion glassware, made in Korea.


----- Explanation -----
prestige:
1. the respect and admiration that somebody/something has because of their social position, or what they have done
2. that brings respect and admiration; important
3. admired and respected because it looks important and expensive

glassware:
objects made of glass, especially drinking glasses, dishes, and containers for water or flowers 





Sunday, September 19, 2010

nil & rare

----- Experience -----
Nil was heard on the radio for reporting some games' score.

Rare, I saw it on the food menu when we had lunch in a small restaurant in the Royal National Park. I should have known this word for I always ask for the medium rare roast beef. There are some words for the status of how much cooked of the meat: underdone, well done, overdone, med rare(medium rare), raw etc.


----- Explanation -----
nil:
the number 0, especially as the score in some games

rare:
1. of meat cooked for only a short time so that the inside is still red.
2. not done, seen, happening, etc. very often
3. existing only in small numbers and therefore valuable or interesting




Saturday, September 18, 2010

paper clip & pin

----- Experience -----
I know these two words are simple and we frequently read them or use them in daily life. However, whatever how hard I tried, I couldn't remember them when I wanted them from my coworker. In order to keep deeply them in my mind, I study them here. Paper clip or paper pin for making the disordered papers look tidy.


----- Explanation -----
clip:
1. a small metal or plastic object used for holding things together or in place 
2. a piece of jewellery that fastens to your clothes

paper clip:
a piece of bent wire or plastic that is designed to hold loose sheets of paper together 

pin:
a piece of bent wire or plastic that is designed to hold loose sheets of paper together 

needle:
a small thin piece of steel that you use for sewing, with a point at one end and a hole for the thread at the other




Friday, September 17, 2010

vault & funk

----- Experience -----
I'm hesitated if I will to read another book--Learned Optimism, by Seligman. Here is the review by The New York Time for the book:
'Vaulted me out of my funk...so, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book.'

----- Explanation -----
vault:
1. to jump over an object in a single movement, using your hands or a pole to push you 
2.  A roof in the form of an arch or a series of arches, typical of churches and other large, formal buildings
3. A thing resembling an arched roof, esp. the sky
4. a room with thick walls and a strong door, especially in a bank, used for keeping valuable things safe

funk:
1. a state of fear or anxiety or panic 





Thursday, September 16, 2010

latitude & remedy

----- Experience -----
page 181, Authentic Happiness:
As to the high pressure-low decision latitude problem, there is a remedy as well.


----- Explanation -----
latitude:
1. freedom to choose what you do or the way that you do it
2. the distance of a place north or south of the equator(= the line around the world dividing north and south), measured in degrees; (longitude)

remedy:
1. a way of dealing with or improving an unpleasant or difficult situation 
2. a treatment or medicine to cure a disease or reduce pain that is not very serious




Wednesday, September 15, 2010

downtime & adversarial

----- Experience -----
'Downtime Summary:', it is one item of  'title:production record'

Authentic happiness page 181:
The adversarial process lies at the heart of the American system of law because it is thought to be royal road to truth, but it does embody a classic win-loss game.



----- Explanation -----
downtime:
Time during which a machine, esp. a computer, is out of action or unavailable for use.

adversary:
a person that somebody is opposed to and competing with in an argument or a battle.
adversarial:
especially of political or legal systems involving people who are in opposition and who make attacks on each other.





Tuesday, September 14, 2010

supersede & shrink wrap

----- Experience -----
Two words on the document of 'title: equipment status tag' which I don't understand:
superseded:  012/1.A
work performed: Silica gel inserting, filling, capping, labeling, packing, and shrink wrapping.


----- Explanation -----
supersede: 
to take the place of something/somebody that is considered to be old-fashioned or no longer the best available
supplant:
to take the place of somebody/something (especially somebody/something older or less modern)
replace:
1. Take the place of
2. Provide or find a substitute for (something that is broken, old, or inoperative)
3. Fill the role of (someone or something) with a substitute
substitute:
1. A person or thing acting or serving in place of another
2. A sports player nominated as eligible to replace another after a game has begun
displace:
Take over the place, position, or role of (someone or something)

shrink wrap:
Package (an article) by enclosing it in clinging transparent plastic film that shrinks tightly onto it

shrink:
1. to become smaller, especially when washed in water that is too hot; to make clothes, fabric, etc. smaller in this way 
2. to become or to make something smaller in size or amount 






Monday, September 13, 2010

fragile & carotene

----- Experience -----
FRAGILE, it is on the lower-left of cardboard box which containing two bags of fish oil.

When I had lunch under the sunshine, I opened my dictionary of mobile phone and I saw this word: carotene.


----- Explanation -----
fragile: 
1. Easily broken or damaged
2. weak and uncertain; easily destroyed or spoilt 
3. not strong and likely to become ill 

carotene:
An orange or red plant pigment found in carrots and many other plant structures. It is a terpenoid hydrocarbon with several isomers, of which one (beta carotene) is important in the diet as a precursor of vitamin A.




Sunday, September 12, 2010

conceivable & snare

----- Experience -----
I was annoyed about these days for my homeworks were delayed. I didn't finish Two Words and I didn't write my diary yesterday. Far more than that, I have read my book for Two Pages A day always on the pages 178. It means, I read this page for many days and didn't keep two pages forward. Another thing is that I almost forget my New Concept English. I haven't studied any lessons for several weeks.

Now, let me study two words from this page and leave it behind my then for never happen again in the future:
A prudent perspective enables a good lawyer to see every conceivable snare and catastrophe that might occur in any transaction.


----- Explanation -----
conceivable:
that you can imagine or believe
conceive:
to form an idea, a plan, etc. in your mind; to imagine something 

snare:
1. A trap for catching birds or animals, typically one having a noose of wire or cord





ranger & embark

----- Experience -----
Yesterday I didn't finish my homework, these two words are for yesterday's.
Once in Carspark, we saw a ranger with a bright uniform in the park. A big words on his back: ranger.

Embark is the other word just as one of history records on my mobile phone's dictionary.


----- Explanation -----
ranger:
a person whose job is to take care of a park, a forest or an area of countryside 

embark:
1. Go on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle
2. Put or take on board a ship or aircraft
3. Begin (a course of action, esp. one that is important or demanding)













Friday, September 10, 2010

ash & ashtray

----- Experience -----
I have learned ashtray for many times, but today I forgot again when I want to say with someone that the ashtray she used was very large. Then I asked her how to 


----- Explanation -----
ash:
the grey or black powder that is left after something, especially tobacco, wood or coal, has burnt

ashtray:
a container into which people who smoke put tobacco ash, cigarette ends, etc





Wednesday, September 8, 2010

dispatch & docket

----- Experience -----
On a docket of bulk medicine product, these two words caught my sight: 
Delivery/Dispatch Docket


----- Explanation -----
dispatch:
1. to send somebody/something somewhere, especially for a special purpose
2. to send a letter, parcel/package or message somewhere
3. to deal or finish with somebody/something quickly and completely

docket:
1. a document or label that shows what is in a package, which goods have been delivered, which jobs have been done, etc.
2. a list of cases to be dealt with in a particular court of law 





Tuesday, September 7, 2010

puppy & kitten

----- Experience -----
'punch a kitten, kick a puppy.'
I like watching video from youtube of Ray William Johnson, http://www.youtube.com/user/RayWilliamJohnson.
You Racist is today's topic, and I found these two words: puppy, kitten;


----- Explanation -----
puppy:
a young dog.

kitten:
1. a young cat
2. to be very anxious or nervous about something 





Monday, September 6, 2010

hawker & hawk

----- Experience -----
There is a sign on the wall of the front the warehouse: NO HAWKERS.
As a noun, the work hawk means one sort of bird.


----- Explanation -----
hawker:
A person who travels around selling goods, typically advertising them by shouting

hawk:
1. to try to sell things by going from place to place asking people to buy them
2. to get phlegm in your mouth when you cough
3. a strong fast bird of prey(= a bird that kills other creatures for food)




Sunday, September 5, 2010

cornea & retina

----- Experience -----
Don't rub your eyes too hard, otherwise your cornea will be hurt and then you will spend more of your time and money and energy to care your eyes. Cornea is not the same with retina. The retina is in the back of the eyeball and the cornea is in the front of the eyeball. The contact lens means the plastic lens contact on the cornea on the eyes.


----- Explanation -----
cornea:
the transparent protective layer covering the outer part of the eye 

retina:
1. a layer of tissue at the back of the eye that is sensitive to light and sends signals to the brain about .
2. A layer at the back of the eyeball containing cells that are sensitive to light and that trigger nerve impulses that pass via the optic nerve to the brain, where a visual image is formed





Saturday, September 4, 2010

EQ & N/A

----- Experience -----
There are many words of abbreviation such as EQ(Emotional quotient), IQ(Intelligence Quotient), MQ(Morality Quotient), N/A(Not Applicable), CV(Curriculum Vitae) in the daily life. CV has been learnt, today is the EQ and N/A.


----- Explanation -----
EQ: emotional quotient;
quotient:
a number which is the result when one number is divided by another;

N/A:
not applicable