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  • blur

    [blɝ] (v) 模糊. The differences start to blur between non-profile sector and business sector.

  • make-believe

    (g) 假裝, 虛幻. He seems to be living in a make-believe world.

  • subscribe

    [səbˋskraɪb] (v) 訂閱. You can get 20% off to on-line magazine for at least one year

  • clamp down

    (phr) 限制, 禁止. Easy credit makes serious problems, and bank must clamp down on credit to avoid more problemes.

  • overextend

    (v) 過分膨脹. In U.S., the housing market was driving by easy credit, and people overextend themself by buying more than they could afford.

  • teleport

    [ˋtɛlɪ͵port] (v) 用心靈的利用移動某物

  • discipline

    [ˋdɪsəplɪn] (a) 有紀律的, 有教養的. (v)教訓, 懲戒. Easy credit get people chances to buy things that they can't really afford, and most people aren't disciplined about credit.

  • push up

    (v) 增加. I mean the prices of hoses have bee pushed up

  • due to

    (g) 因為, The cancelation of meeting is due to rain.

  • because of

    (v) 因為, The meeting was cancelled because of rain

  • facilitate

    [fəˋsɪlə͵tet] (v) 使容易. The current structure doesn't facilitate efficience work flow.

  • succumb

    [səˋkʌm] (v) 使屈服. India is possibly succumbing to international pressure to open up its market for goods from the Asian neighbors.

  • bear up

    (phr) 忍住, 禁得起. How are you bearing up under the strain?

  • plunge

    [plʌndʒ] (v) 崩碟, 崩盤. Rumors on Wall Street have caused stock prices to plunge.

  • the reins of goveriment

    政權

  • take over the reins

    接管, 管理. I am not sure that everyone was happy with Dell's dicision to again take over the reins of the company

  • quash

    [kwɑʃ] (v) 平息. For one thing, he quashed bonuses for employees.

  • shakeup

    [`ʃekˏʌp] (n) 人事改組. A shakeup comes after Dell lost its number one position in computer sales to HP.

  • in terms of

    (phr) 就...而言. Dell is the top 10 comany in U.S.A, in terms of revenue. Well-Mart is one of the largest retailers in the world in terms of sales volume

  • beat out

    (phr) 擊敗. Sales growed and in 1999 Dell beat out Comapq as the biggest saler of PC in U.S.A.

  • be headed for

    (phr)朝 ... 前進. U.S.A is headed for recession

  • consecutive

    [kənˋsɛkjʊtɪv] (adj) 連續的. 同義詞:continous. Expert say a recession happend when GDP growth rate is negative for at least two consecutive quarters

  • recession

    [rɪˋsɛʃən] (n) 後退, 退回, 經濟衰退. So, there is a recession when GDP goes down two quarter in a row

  • durable

    [ˋdjʊrəb!] (a) 超久的, 耐用的. Durable goods only account for 8% GDP

  • account

    (n) 賬本, (v) +for 產生. Durable goods only accound for 8% GDP

  • caution

    [ˋkɔʃən] (v) (n) 警告, 告誡, 小心. David always drives with caustion

  • dumpster

    [ˋdʌmpstɚ] (n) 大型的垃圾子母車. I get them from the dumpster outside my apartment

  • shred

    [ʃrɛd] (v) 撕成條狀. Northwest also suggested to save money by shreding old newspaper and using it on kitty litter.

  • get rid of

    (phr) 除去, 擺脫. I am surprised that NorthWest didn't tell their employees to get rid of their cats to save even more money.

  • sarcastic

    [sɑrˋkæstɪk] (a) 挖苦的, 嘲笑的. Oh, now you are really sarcastic.

  • opposite

    [ˋɑpəzɪt] (a) (n) 相反, 對立

  • gaffe

    [gæf] (n) 失禮, 失態. I am alsways making those kind of social gaffes.

  • recall

    (v) 回想, 叫回, 召回. (n) 召回 In the past year, there have bee masive global recalls of toys that make in China.

  • take a beating

    (phr) 損失慘重 = take a hummering. Small business took a beating in the last recession.

  • accountable

    (phr) 對 .... 負責. be accountable to someone/be accountable for something. Magnager must be accountable to his members.

  • overwhelm

    [͵ovɚˋhwɛlm] (v) 不知所措. We were overwhelmed by a larger number of orders.

  • smack

    [smæk] (adv) 不偏不倚, 正巧, 剛好. She opened her business smack in the middle of London

  • in place

    (phr) 在適當的位置, 就緒, Given the huge investment in flat panels and semiconductors already in place, there is so much potential for Taiwan to leap into the top position in solar energy.

  • disruptive

    [dɪsˋrʌptɪv] (a) 破壞性的, 崩解的. Although LED technology is a long way off from replacing light bulbs, LEDs have the potential to become a disruptive technology.

  • position

    (n) 位置. (v)把...放在適當位置. The way you position your firm can determine your success

  • distribution

    [͵dɪstrəˋbjuʃən] (n) 分發, 發配. We talked about the M-shaped society, which describes an interesting trend in income distribution in some countries

  • come out with

    (phr) 發表, 提出. Not too long ago, Forbes Magazine came out with its list of more than 1,000 billionaires of the world. Let's come out with a good idea.

  • slip

    [slɪp] (v) 下滑, 滑落. In fact, after 13 years in the top spot on the Forbes list, Gates has slipped to third place, behind Buffet and Carlos Slim.

  • by a mile

    差距很大. Of the 1,125 billionaires on the list, 469 were U.S. citizens, making the U.S. the country with the most billionaires by a mile.

  • long face

    (phr) 不悅, 臭臉. Hey, why the long face?The reason why Jack has a long face is that he just lost a deal worth millions.

  • assess

    [əˋsɛs] (v) 評估某物的價值或影響. You must assess the impace of risk on your business.

  • severity

    [səˋvɛrətɪ] (n) 嚴肅, 嚴重. After identifying the risk, it is important to assess the chances and severity of the risk, analyze possible scenarios, and develop a risk severity matrix

  • breakdown

    (n) 分解, 分析. It would be useful to develop a work breakdown structure and a risk profile, in order to identify risks and reduce the chances a risk event would be missed.

  • mitigate

    [ˋmɪtə͵get] (v) 減緩, 緩和. mitigate a punishment. The U.S. government is trying to mitigate the effects of the war.

  • go over

    (phr) 仔細檢查, 查看. In order to speed it up, I might go over the budget.

  • set apart

    (phr) 和 ...有區別, 有別於. There are a couple of things that set Ashley Qualls apart from many other successful entrepreneurs.

  • entrepreneurs

    [ɑntrəprəˋnɝ] (n) 企業家

  • spack

    (v) 激勵, 鼓舞. The popularity of the Internet has sparked a whole new breed of entrepreneur.

  • breed

    (n) 種類, 類型. The popularity of the Internet has sparked a whole new breed of entrepreneur.

  • put up

    (phr) 建立. Myspace.com allows people to put up personal profiles about themselves, listing their likes and interests.

  • spice up

    (phr) 增添趣味 Provided with the opportunity to use these free designs to spice up their Myspace pages

  • impose

    (v)加強於 We impose restrictions that lead to a breakdown of the system

  • go-ahead

    (n) 允許, 許可. It is the first company to get such a go-ahead from Taiwan's Financial Supervisory Commission.

  • hinder

    [ˋhɪndɚ] (v) 阻礙.

  • stipulate

    [ˋstɪpjə͵let] (v) 在契約中明定, 規定. He stipulated payment in advance .

  • resuscitate

    [rɪˋsʌsə͵tet] (v) 復活, 復酥

  • embrace

    [ɪmˋbres] (v) 抓住機會. She embraced his offer to help her with her English.

  • deficit

    [ˋdɛfɪsɪt] (n) 赤字. And even though Amazon is now turning a profit every year, it still has a large deficit from before

  • trun a profit

    (phr) 獲利. And even though Amazon is now turning a profit every year, it still has a large deficit from before

  • conicide

    [͵koɪnˋsaɪd] (v) 同時發生 (通常與with連用) The development of the company coincided with the dot-com bubble.

  • strike

    (v) 打擊, 衝擊

  • dismiss

    (v) 解僱. Carly Fiorina was CEO of HP from 1999 to 2005, when she was dismissed.

  • make it big

    (phr) 相當成功 Simon has made it big in the financial world.

  • lay off

    (phr) 解僱. During a slowdown in the U.S. economy in 2001, Fiorina met that challenge by laying off about 7,000 employees.

  • buzzword

    (n) 流行用語, 專業術語. "3G" has been a buzzword in the mobile phone industry for years.

  • synergy

    [ˋsɪnɚdʒɪ] (n) 協同合作,

  • coin

    (v) 創造, (n) 錢幣. Web 2.0 was coined – or invented – by Tim O’Reilly of an American media company called O’Reilly Media in 2004

  • lucrative

    [ˋlukrətɪv] (adj) 賺錢的, 有利可圖的. These Web 2.0 companies can do a very lucrative business.

  • suffice

    [səˋfaɪs] (v) 滿足. Only a day of on-job training will probably not suffice to learn the basics of customer service.

  • maneuver

    [məˋnuvɚ] (n) 策略, 謀略, 花招. This is a very interesting maneuver in China.

  • buy out

    (phr) 買下全部 Starbucks is buying out a locally owned coffee company in order to place an internationally known brand in China in time for the Olympics.

  • contingency

    [kənˋtɪndʒənsɪ] (n) 意外事故, 偶發事件.You must be able to deal with all possible contingencies.

  • competent

    [ˋkɑmpətənt] (a) 足夠的, 充分的, 有能力的. I wouldn't say he was brilliant but he is competent at his job.

  • staffing demand

    (phr) 人力需求. A recent report shows that Taiwan had the weakest staffing demand in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • straight

    (adj) 筆直的, 挺值的, 無間斷的. 同義詞:consecutive. We plan to reduce staff. It's the second straight quarter we've done so.

  • poll

    (v) 進行民意調查. The survey of employers found that only 24 percent of those who were asked, or polled, plan to hire new staff in the next quarter.

  • indicator

    (n) 指標. There are many kinds of economic indicators, such as the unemployment rate and inflation rate.

  • utility

    (n) 公共事業(如:水 , 電) The weakest demand is in transportation and utilities.

  • net worth

    (phr) 淨利. His net worth is about $56 billino

  • license

    (v) 許可 (n) 許可證. Instead of directly selling the operating system to IBM, Microsoft licensed the OS to them.

  • royalty

    (n) 專利權, 皇族, 皇室成員. By licensing the operating system to IBM, and then other manufacturers, Microsoft earned royalties.

  • dominate

    [ˋdɑmə͵net] (v) 控制. 同義詞: control. Microsoft dominate the software market

  • cause

    (n) 有某種特殊目標的事業、對抗....或是支持...等的機構. Gates is also known as a major philanthropist, donating billions of dollars to important causes, including AIDS research.

  • made up of

    (phr) 某物由什麼構成, 常用於被動式(be composed of). Expedia gave a survey to 17 tourist boards – made up of tourism representatives - from around the world.

  • adventurous

    [ədˋvɛntʃərəs] (adj) 愛冒險的. The Expedia survey also lists Brits as the least adventurous

  • paint a picture

    (phr) 描繪某物. The writer paints a depressing picture of Siberia

  • portary

    [porˋtre] (v) 描述. The Expedia survey portrays Germans and Americans much more favorably.

  • inconsiderate

    (adj) 不體貼, 不顧慮他人的. In the past, Americans have been seen as somewhat rude and inconsiderate.

  • count the cost

    (phr) 橫權得失. We are now counting the cost of our earlier mistakes.

  • free overtime

    免費加班. For decades, workers have felt obliged to work free overtime and now Japan is starting to count the cost.

  • double-edged sword

    (phr) 一體兩面, 利弊互見(sword, 刀劍) Many ideas or solutions seem to provide double-edged swords, due to cultural and corporate ideologies.

  • cornerstone

    (n) 基石, 地基. Hard work in Japan has always been highly respected and is considered to be the cornerstone of Japan's post-war economic miracle.

  • obligatry

    (adj) 義務的, 必須的. In most Japanese companies, free overtime is regarded as almost obligatory.

  • deem that

    [dim] (v) 視作. They deemed that he was no longer capable of managing the business

  • deem something+ Adj

    He deemed it wise to refuse the offer

  • sensual

    [ˋsɛnʃʊəl] (adj) 感官的, 肉體的. It means the Net will become more of a sensual experience.

  • fragrance

    [ˋfregrəns] (n) 芳味, 香氣. I imagine that means that if we were looking at a picture of roses, for example, we would smell the fragrance of a flower.

  • camouflage

    [ˋkæmə͵flɑʒ] (n) 偽裝. In other words, the clothing would be an automatic, high-tech type of camouflage.

  • miniature

    [ˋmɪnɪətʃɚ] (n) 微型的. And another forecast is that miniature robots will be able to be put in our bodies, swimming in our blood to find - and heal - problems that they discover.

  • far-feteched

    (adj) 極度不可能 Wow! I must admit, though, that I find this prediction a little too far-fetched.

  • involve

    (v) 關聯, 牽涉. A lot of students whose vocabulary level is at an intermediate level or above make very basic grammar mistakes involving the Present Perfect tense.

  • expend

    (v) 擴充 , 發展My company has been expanding into the China market.

  • expend on

    (phr) 詳述說明 I will expand on this issue for a moment because our objectives are not always fully understood.

  • take place

    (phr) 發生, 舉行 (同意詞: happen, occur) Don’t use the Simple Present tense when you talk about how long something has been taking place.

  • the time is up

    (phr) 時間到

  • deal with

    (phr) 提及, 討論到 In this show, we will deal with using the Present Perfect tense to talk about things you've done in your life and to describe things

  • gut feeling

    (phr) 直覺. I’ve got a gut feeling about this negotiation.

  • acknowledge

    (v) 承認 (同義詞: admit) I acknowledge the deal isn’t too bad, but I think we can do better.

  • intuition

    [͵ɪntjuˋɪʃən] (n) 直覺力. Right now my intuition is telling me we should take this deal, or we might lose it!

  • set aside

    (phr) 保留, 預留 (reserve) Maybe we should set aside some time tomorrow to continue these negotiations.

  • rely on

    (phr) 依靠. They say during negotiations, it is not a good time to rely on gut feelings to make important decisions.

  • kick off

    (同義詞:begin, start). The event kicked off with a concert in Sydney and wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro and New Jersey.

  • wrapped up

    (同義詞:end) 結束. The event kicked off with a concert in Sydney and wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro and New Jersey.

  • gig

    [gɪg] (n) 演唱會, 非正式用法 (同義詞: concert). The Antarctica concert was also the smallest gig of Live Earth

  • let go

    解僱 Have you ever been let go from a job?

  • via

    (prep) 經由, 取道. We are going to increase profits via a price increase

  • small profits and quick return

    薄利多銷

  • inspire

    (v) 激發, 激勵 That doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in the company.

  • backfire

    (v) 失敗, 造成反效果 Here’s a promotion that backfired on McDonald’s in Japan.

  • evident

    [ˋɛvədənt] (a) 清楚明白 (同義詞, understand). It's clearly evident that the company is in the finical difficulties.

  • counterpart

    (n) 對應的人或物, 互補的人或物, 極相像得人

  • forecast

    (n) 預報,預測 (同義詞:預言,預報) According to forecasts, that consumption will go up to 33 barrels per 100 in 12 years.

  • strain

    (n) 負擔, 沈重壓力. This is causing a strain on global supplies.

  • better off

    (phr) 情況較佳, Taiwanese companies are probably better off taking advantage of these markets, though not without the risks.

  • abandon

    (v) 丟棄. So these investments may be abandoned at some point.

  • dissent

    [dɪˋsɛnt] (n) (v) 不同意 (同義詞:disagree) The proposal was approved without dissent.

  • pitfall

    (n) 陷阱, 隱藏的危機 We talked about benefits and pitfalls of investing in China.

  • exaggerate

    [ɪgˋzædʒə͵ret] (v) 誇大 Let me exaggerate the difference a bit: “thanks;” “that.”

  • cluster

    (n) 群, 組 (v) 群聚 This one has to do with clusters, or groups, of consonants that appear together.

  • contrast

    (n) 對比, 對照 (in contrast with/to)

  • prestigious

    [prɛsˋtɪdʒɪəs] (a) 有名望的. She graduated from a very prestigious school - Harvard.

  • thought-provking

    (a) 令人深思,省思的. The title of the article is thought-provoking.

  • competence

    [ˋkɑmpətəns] (n) 能力 Traditionally, the job of manager has been seen as making sure the company runs smoothly and ensuring competence.

  • reactive

    (a) 反應性的Zeleznik says instead of being reactive, a leader needs to be creative and actively think of new and better solutions.

  • analytical

    (a) 善於分析的 I'd say she's very analytical, but at the same time, quite creative and proactive.

  • proactive

    (a) 前瞻性的 Good leaders need to be proactive meaning that they should be creative, and actively think about new ways of doing things to improve the company.

  • spell out

    (phr) 詳加解釋, 仔細說明. But for those who haven’t heard of ‘the M-shaped society’ yet, we’ll spell it out as best we can.

  • reversal

    (n) 逆轉, 翻轉. That’s kind of a reversal of a typical society in developed countries in which typically there is a large, stable middle class.

  • scrimp

    (v) 極度節省 And as their place in society drops, they are forced to cut back by buying less, taking fewer trips and scrimping.

  • scrimp and save

    省吃儉用 They have to scrimp and save to buy a new house.

  • pollinate

    (v) 授予...花粉 Companies that rely on bees to pollinate their crops are concerned and have taken steps to research the problem and find solutions.

  • favor

    (v) 偏愛, 偏袒, favored (a) 偏愛的 They are favored over native bees because their colonies have more bees and thus can pollinate larger areas of crop.

  • vital

    (a) 極其重要, 不可少的 Bees play a vital role in agriculture

  • jump on the bandwagon

    趕時髦 Haagen Dazs has jumped on the bandwagon lately.

  • trace

    (n) 遺機, 蹤跡

  • be top on its list

    有先處理. OK!! Your job will be top on my list

  • advisor

    (n) 建議者

  • get you (someone) thinking

    讓人想到

  • take your eyes of your goal

    轉移注意力

  • turn (something) into (something)

    (phr) 轉換, 使變成. The two friends turned their college project into a company in 1998.

  • hit

    (n) (v) 打中, 擊中. When you type something into a search engine like Google, you often get millions of hits.

  • go public

    上市 When their company went public in April 2004, about 1,000 of Google’s employees became instant millionaires because of the stock they had in the company.

  • do a search

    (phr) 收尋 When you do a search on Google, you can get million of his to look at.