Not known about or well known, hard to understand or see, hide or make unclear - tối tăm, mờ mịt
- I would like to encourage you to take advantage of it, and to warn against impulses to hide, obscure, wallow, or control.
- Still, this is a Frank Black album, with its obscure references and abstruse lyrics.
- Certainly, if last night's showing was anything to go by, his work was somewhat abstract and obscure, and obviously an acquired taste.
- Jane accepts the position gratefully, even though it is monotonous, poor and obscure.
- As if to counter the accusations of snootiness, not every selection is wilfully obscure.
No longer produced or used, out of date - không dùng nữa, quá hạn
- Obsolete variants flourish in that region, and it remains a breeding ground for continuous problems.
- The English version, emacity, became obsolete in the twentieth century, replaced by less elegant terms such as retail therapy and shopaholics.
- The global spread of technology has rendered almost all such efforts obsolete.
- The oboe d'amore, a woodwind instrument, is a somewhat obsolete variant of the far more common oboe.
- However, laws governing medicinal drugs are either obsolete or not enforced.
Become noticeable in an unwelcome way, to force oneself into a situation uninvited – ép buộc
- Passion is known to obtrude judgement and there is a lot of passionate anti-corporate and anti-American sentiment around.
- Other problems arise elsewhere on those occasions when the hand of editor or fingerer obtrude.
- Rather, they obtrude persistently into consciousness, perturbing us when we would rather forget them, even disrupting our dreams.
- In some places, solid blocks of the stone obtrude from the granite pavement of the front of the memorial or from its curved base.
- That this did not impair his relations with his mother suggests that he concealed it from her or at least did not obtrude it.
Of a job or profession - thuộc nghề nghiệp
- Few of us who read habitually ever feel called upon to defend the practice-a kind of reader's acedia, an occupational hazard.
- This will mean more family friendly policies and an occupational health service for primary care professionals.
- This is due to the occupational helpline not getting in touch with their employer straight away.
- In Jake's case, the related service providers are a speech pathologist and an occupational therapist.
- This is done by a skilled team of doctors, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.
Present everywhere - có mặt khắp nơi
- Being omnipresent, you are constantly watched by those who adore you, worship you and serve you.
- Then the apparatus of power comprised stocks, ducking stools, branding irons and the omnipresent shadow of the gallows.
- They talk about it less now than they did a week ago, but the spectre of it is omnipresent.
- The cuffs on his shirt were frayed and his omnipresent tweed jacket had patched holes.
- The unmistakable gurgle of somebody retching his breakfast into a pail was omnipresent within the room.
A beginning - lúc bắt đầu, công kích
- There is usually an abrupt onset of high fever, chills, dry cough, headache, myalgia, and prostration.
- The incubation period between exposure and onset of fever ranged from two to 16 days.
- No wonder we're not exactly all bouncing with energy and delight at the onset of our Irish winter.
- Shamal is the indigenous word that describes the rapid onset of winds in the desert and the ensuing dust storm.
- Yet, with the onset of commercialisation in the field, practitioners of traditional medicine feel that they have not been given their due.
In or ready for use, of the functioning of an organization - có hiệu lực
- The number of rapidly deployable mobile batteries used on each mission by the Army will depend on the operational requirements.
- The operational sorties in the north switched to training sorties in the south.
- Before these radars can become operational, the air force can use a medium-range unit with a range of 1,000 km.
- The level of operational activity is higher and this means that we are spending more time away from our families and friends.
- The Daily Echo has agreed to withhold details of the address, understood to be a family home, at the request of police for operational reasons.
Harsh and unfair, causing distress or anxiety - đàn áp, ngột ngạt
- This is a time full of lessons for those who day to day languish under the oppressive yoke of capitalism.
- As the autonomy of the local church kicks in, oppressive views of women in diaconal roles will increasingly get kicked out.
- Common symptoms are pain, an oppressive feeling behind the eye, a gritty sensation in the eye, double vision, and photophobia.
- His oppressive office compelled the countrymen to bring their articles to market.
- Society, its social forces, are intrinsically conservative, oppressive, authoritarian.
Best or most favorable - tốt nhất
- The optimal treatment is to remove the stones in both the common bile duct and the gall bladder.
- As yet the optimal management for women with spontaneous miscarriages is unclear.
- Storing this content as if it's a simple computer file, and thus simply backing it up to disk, is not the optimal approach.
- It also has thick pads on its bottom and inside for optimal bowling-shoe protection.
- We also computed the optimal samples of each size using integer programming.
Make the best use of - đánh giá khác quan nhất, lạc quan
- In order to optimize the utilization of space, the architect added a huge window with a ledge that can double as a seat when opened.
- Now we need to optimize the system and improve its operation parameters and design.
- Metal woods were lighter, cheaper to manufacture, and could be die-cast in clever ways to optimize the sweet spot.
- These parameters indicate that dosing this drug based on blood levels may optimize response in acute schizophrenics.
- This ancestral telomeric element has evolved to optimize telomere maintenance.
Ostentatiously luxurious - giàu có, phong phú
- It's a wonderfully opulent survey, providing the chance to bring together some rarely seen works, in particular Degas' epoch-making Absinthe.
- Denim, linen, suede, and Italian suiting are the media in which his trademark sensibility for opulent detail is expressed.
- The tiny, elfin figure that is Canada's most lauded novelist is sipping cappuccino from a china cup in an opulent hotel lounge.
- The album's best moments come in the form of opulent ballads that wallow in overproduction that actually works.
- For all the opulent exoticism of his unique harmony, Alexander Scriabin was nothing if not meticulous about musical form and structure.
Strange or unfamiliar, very odd - kỳ dị, lạ lùng
- He may have been dubious about some of the more outlandish changes that had occurred in journalism but it was always in a good-humoured way.
- The kicker probably did six different touchdown dances, each more outlandish than the last.
- Twenty kids are grouped in teams to test their smarts and skills against outlandish challenges.
- Buchan's great trick is his deadpan approach to the most outlandish subject matter.
- In fact, the Cossack regards the Russian peasant as a foreign, outlandish, despicable creature.
A prolonged painful or horrific experience - thử thách
- It has been an ordeal, but sometimes, we just have to face up to things, ya know?
- It is tempting to criticize the trial by ordeal, wager of law and judicial combat for their apparent irrationality and cruelty.
- The early methods of trial were compurgation or trial by ordeal or wager of law.
- We were a bit punch-drunk, talking about silly stuff, trying to forget the ordeal that awaited.
- He says that one of the most difficult aspects of the entire ordeal has been the cloud of suspicion that continues to hang over his head.
Arrange for work to be done outside the company - nguồn bên ngoài, sắp xếp việc bên ngoài
- As more call centers move offshore, companies are starting to outsource the monitoring, too.
- Companies that want to outsource hosting services can no longer assume a provider's financial stability.
- The unions imposed the bans after the company refused to guarantee they would not outsource work.
- What we do outsource is the sub-assembly of components and sub-assemblies themselves.
- The opportunity here is to outsource engineering services in areas not core to them.
Have a strong emotional effect on, overpower – áo đảo, chôn vùi
- Facing the altar, the reredos overwhelm the viewer's vision with rows upon rows of imposing carved saints and prophets.
- Don't overwhelm independent technology-assessment reviewers by submitting large volumes of data.
- The color alternations intensify at various moments, as though attempting to overwhelm the viewer's sensorial apparatus.
- Despite nearly a quarter century of operations, most wet seasons overwhelm the miner's capacity to manage water on site.
- It's best to gently, repeatedly nudge some notions into people's minds, while taking care not to overwhelm or accuse.