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  • pinnacle. “Apple’s an example of why it’s so hard to create middle-class jobs in the U.S. now, If it’s the pinnacle of capitalism, we should be worried.” — Jared Berstain
  • onerous. “I think I'm not being unreasonable when I suggest this requirement is onerous, given that the two files render identically in all browsers and contain essentially the same information.” — Aryeh Gregor
  • wade. “wading into the Prefix morass...” — David Singer
  • morass. “wading into the Prefix morass...” — David Singer
  • horrendous. “The CSS syntax thing seems horrendous, tbh” — James Graham
  • hypocrisy. “I am no longer surprised by hypocrisy at the W3C” — Ms2ger
  • facetious. “I'm being facetious. When the Webkit guys first presented CSS gradients, the Mozilla people complained about the notation being too complicated and came up with a simpler notation. I'm sure you laughed at being required to write from(color), to(color). Funny how you're now suggesting that we have to use prepositions ("to" and "at") with keywords.” — Robert Biggs
  • courageous. “The time has come to select one courageous young man and woman, for the honor of representing District 12 in the 74th annual "Hunger Game".” — The Hunger Games
  • extrapolate. “The fundamental similarities between different types of ceels provide a unifying theme to cell biology, allowing the basic principle learned from experiments with one kind of cell to be extrapolated and generalized to other cell types.” — 《The Cell — A Molecular Approach (Fifth Edition)》
  • primordial. “In spite of these differences, the same basic molecular mechanisms govern the lives of both prokaryotes and eukaryotes, indicating that all present-day cells are descended from a single primordial ancestor.” — 《The Cell — A Molecular Approach (Fifth Edition)》
  • anaerobic. “In the initially anaerobic atmosphere of Earth, the first energy-generating reactions presumably involved the breakdown of orgranic molecules in the absence of oxygen.” — 《The Cell — A Molecular Approach (Fifth Edition)》
  • senescence. “After a certain number of population doublings (called the Hayflick limit), cells undergo the process of senescence and stop dividing, while generally retaining viability.” — 《Cell culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia》
  • proximal. “Death is the ultimate consequence of aging, though "old age" is not a scientifically recognized cause of death because there is always a specific proximal cause, such as cancer, heart disease, or liver failure.” — 《Senescence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia》
  • (2014-02-12)poised. “The company, which is poised for an initial public offering that analysts say could value it at more than $100bn, announced on Tuesday that it will launch its first majority-owned ecommerce venture in the US.” — Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site -
  • (2014-02-12)boutique. “Alibaba did not give further details about 11 Main beyond describing it as a boutique ecommerce platform selling “interesting quality products” from “handpicked shop owners”.” — Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site -
  • (2014-02-12)hail. “The deal would allow Alibaba to improve its mobile commerce capabilities. Alibaba is also expanding into wealth management services and taxi hailing apps in China.” — Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site -
  • (2014-02-12)foray. “A person with knowledge of the 11 Main launch cautioned against portraying it as a foray by Alibaba into the US, saying that despite having full ownership the venture will be run independently by its two subsidiaries.” — Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site -
  • (2014-02-12)foothold. “However, it faces stiff competition in its home market, where rival Tencent has sought to leverage its popular messaging service – known in English as WeChat – into a bigger foothold in ecommerce. ” — Alibaba to launch US ecommerce site -
  • (2014-02-12)incumbent. “The site has yet to launch and it is not clear how it will compete against giant incumbents such as Amazon and eBay, or smaller but popular ones such as Etsy. It is being jointly created by Auctiva and Vendio, two startups that Alibaba’s business division acquired in 2010.” — Alibaba Backs New E-Commerce Site 11 Main, Big U.S. Splash Still to Come | Re/code
  • (2014-02-13)surplus. “Now it allows users to invest surplus cash through a service called Yu E Bao.” — Alibaba tests the limits of non-bank banking | Considered View | Breakingviews
  • (2014-02-13)conduit. “The clever part is that Alibaba isn’t doing the financial heavy lifting. Yu E Bao and the new fixed-term product are structured and operated by third parties. The e-commerce group acts as a conduit.” — Alibaba tests the limits of non-bank banking | Considered View | Breakingviews
  • (2014-02-13)savvy. “Its users are young and financially unsavvy – Yu E Bao savers have an average age of around 28 – and trust for Alibaba’s brands runs high, thanks partly to founder Jack Ma’s self-styling as a champion of the little guy.” — Alibaba tests the limits of non-bank banking | Considered View | Breakingviews
  • (2014-02-14)vintage. “This launch also follows Alibaba's $15 million investment in the vintage e-commerce site 1stdibs and its $200 million investment in Shoprunner, another U.S. company.” — Alibaba Opens US ECommerce Site - Business Insider
  • (2014-02-14)rake. “Alibaba makes consumers start all their searches within each virtual store. It can then rake in cash by selling search ads on Taobao and Tmall – acting more like Google in how it makes money than eBay or Amazon.” — Alibaba Opens US ECommerce Site - Business Insider
  • (2014-02-14)keep up with the Joneses. “One driver of the deal is keeping up with the Joneses. Baidu, China’s leading search engine and a rival of Alibaba’s, is also the country’s dominant online mapper – its map-apps account for 35 percent of total downloads, according to research by T. H. Capital.” — Alibaba's Online Land Grab -