Travelers Digest's Top Ten Cities With The Most Beautiful Woman says Kiev is 'without a doubt, home to the world’s most beautiful women'.
In praising its population the online magazine notes: 'A visit to Kiev is truly awe-inducing and it’s almost hard to believe that women this beautiful even exist.’
[singular] : a strong feeling of fear or respect and also wonder
▪ It was a sight that filled me with awe and reverence.
▪ a person who inspires feelings of awe in others
▪ an awe-inspiring sight— often used after in
▪ We watched in awe as the building collapsed.
▪ They stared in awe at their hero.— often used in the phrase in awe of
▪ She is still in awe of her teacher.
▪ I stand in awe of their courage.
in·duce /ɪnˈdu:s, Brit ɪnˈdju:s/ verb
in·duc·es; in·duced; in·duc·ing
1: somewhat formal: to cause (someone or something) to do something
▪ The advertisement is meant to induce people to eat more fruit
.▪ No one knows what induced him to leave.
2: to cause (something) to happen or exist
▪ medication to induce vomiting
▪ Her illness was induced by overwork
▪ drug-induced sleep
▪ a stress-induced illness
3: medical: to give (a pregnant woman) special medicine in order to make her give birth
▪ The mother was induced. : to cause (labor or birth) to begin by giving special drugs to a pregnant woman
▪ They will induce labor to avoid complications.
— in·duc·ernoun, plural in·duc·ers [count] technical
▪ He uses the herb as a sleep inducer
Decades ago, Americans, scarred by the memories of the Depression, were big savers. But the baby boom generation, free of the scars of the Depression - and lured by the why-wait, buy-now culture fostered by credit cards -- went on buying binges.
1scar /ˈskɑɚ/ noun
1: a mark that is left on your skin after a wound heals
▪ The operation left a scar on his stomach.
▪ the soldier's battle scars
▪ scar tissue
2: a mark on something showing where it has been damaged
▪ The table had several scars on its top.
3: a feeling of great emotional pain or sadness that is caused by a bad experience and that lasts for a long time
▪ The divorce left her with deep emotional scars.
scars; scarred; scar·ring
[+ obj] 1: to mark (something) with a scar
▪ His arm was badly scarred after the accident.
2: to cause (someone) to feel great emotional pain or sadness because of a bad experience
▪ The tragedy left her emotionally scarred.
▪ Divorce can scar a child for life. = Divorce can leave a child scarred for life.
3: to make marks on (something) that show damage or wear
▪ Your shoes are scarring the floor.
▪ The fence was scarred by rust.
1fos·ter /ˈfɑ:stɚ/ verb
fos·ters; fos·tered; fos·ter·ing
1 [+ obj] : to help (something) grow or develop
▪ We are trying to foster [=encourage, promote] a sense of community.
▪ Such conditions foster the spread of the disease.
2: to provide the care that a parent usually gives to a child : to be or become the foster parent of a child [+ obj] ▪ Would you consider fostering a child? [no obj]
▪ (chiefly Brit) Would you consider fostering?
据知情人士透露，美国最大的住房建筑商之一Lennar Corp.正在与中国国家开发银行(China Development Bank)进行谈判，前者将向后者借入大约17亿美元的资金以启动位于旧金山的两个搁置已久的房地产项目。该项目打算将两个前海军基地改造成大型住宅地产项目。
Lennar Corp., one of the U.S.'s largest home builders, is in talks with the China Development Bank for approximately $1.7 billion in capital to jump-start two long-delayed San Francisco projects that would transform two former naval bases into large-scale housing developments, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Middle-income parents who welcomed a new child last year can expect to spend nearly $300,000 over the next 17 years, according to a new report.
Nora Ephron was an essayist and screenwriter whose fixation on food, real estate and the relationships between men and women helped reinvigorate the Hollywood romantic comedy.
fix·ate /ˈfɪkˌseɪt/ verb
fix·ates; fix·at·ed; fix·at·ing
[no obj] : to look at or think about something constantly : to give all of your attention to something — usually + on or upon
▪ Why do journalists fixate on scandals?
— fixated adjective [more fixated; most fixated]
▪ Why are journalists are so fixated on scandals?
— fix·a·tion /fɪkˈseɪʃən/noun, plural fix·a·tions [count]
▪ The band is my latest music fixation. [=the music I am thinking about constantly most recently]
▪ the media's fixation on scandals
▪ society's fixation on [=obsession with] race
in·vig·o·rate /ɪnˈvɪgəˌreɪt/ verb
in·vig·o·rates; in·vig·o·rat·ed; in·vig·o·rat·ing
[+ obj] 1: to give life and energy to (someone)
▪ A brisk walk in the cool morning air always invigorates me
▪ He was invigorated by the positive feedback.
2: to cause (something) to become more active and lively
▪ The mayor has plans to invigorate the downtown economy.
— invigoratingadjective [more invigorating; most invigorating]
▪ an invigorating walk
▪ refill [=fill again]
▪ redo [=do over; do again]
2: back to an original place, condition, etc.
▪ recall [=call something back]