|After a party to celebrate his victory, he went to a restaurant with a friend. But he was turned down at the door by the restaurant operator who refused to serve blacks. Seized with fury, Ali threw the gold medal into a river. Some say the "legend" is somewhat embellished; nevertheless it tells the reality of the situation of blacks around the time U.S. President Barack Obama was born.|
a fictional animal, the quarry for a hunting party comprising some highly unlikely characters in Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark
1. A system failure. When a user's process bombed, the operator would get the message “Help, Help, Snark in MTS!”
2. More generally, any kind of unexplained or threatening event on a computer (especially if it might be a boojum). Often used to refer to an event or a log file entry that might indicate an attempted security violation.
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to make something more beautiful or interesting by adding something to it:
The ceiling was embellished with flowers and leaves.
He couldn't resist embellishing the story of his accident a little.
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noun [C or U]
━━ vt. 飾る ((with)); （話などを）潤色する.
|Having no clothing on the body; nude.|
|Having no covering, especially the usual one:|
|a naked sword.|
|Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage:|
|the naked ground; naked tree limbs.|
|Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment:|
|the naked facts; naked ambition.|
|Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element:|
|a look that was naked of all pretense.|
|Exposed to harm; vulnerable:|
|“naked to mine enemies”(Shakespeare)|
|Not encased in ovaries:|
|Unprotected by scales:|
|Lacking a perianth:|
|Without leaves or pubescence:|
|Zoology Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.|
- Having no clothing on the body; nude.
- Having no covering, especially the usual one: a naked sword.
- Devoid of vegetation, trees, or foliage: the naked ground; naked tree limbs.
- Being without addition, concealment, disguise, or embellishment: the naked facts; naked ambition.
- Devoid of a specified quality, characteristic, or element: a look that was naked of all pretense.
- Exposed to harm; vulnerable: “naked to mine enemies” (Shakespeare).
- Not encased in ovaries: naked seeds.
- Unprotected by scales: naked buds.
- Lacking a perianth: naked flowers.
- Without leaves or pubescence: naked stalks.
- Zoology. Lacking outer covering such as scales, fur, feathers, or a shell.
语源[Middle English, from Old English nacod.]nakedly na'ked·ly adv.
nakedness na'ked·ness n.