obsession n. persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feelingdimly ad. faintly, seemingly
She had a great laugh, but she also was full of anger, disappointment, and obsessions she only dimly understood.
bone-chilling a. very cold, causing strong feelings of fear, terrorfrosty n. very cold with frost forming on surfaces
We somehow survived bone-chilling temperatures and the night is still expected to be unreasonably frosty, but I have a feeling things are about to heat up.
peek into v. take a brief look, glancehobbyist n. someone who enjoys doing something as a hobby
It's for those, skill levels ranging from hobbyist and student to expert, who want to peek into the future and see what kinds of tech will be essential to every industry.
cater v. provide food and drinks for an occasion or eventfrolic v. play and move about cheerfully and excitedly
To cater to the rich and famous, in the 1970s, it created its first Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, where Bette Davis and Clark Gable once frolicked.
wattage n. dynamic or mental energy or appeallifeblood n. a vital or life-giving force or component
Hollywood members, who for decades brought in mega-star wattage as well as mega-bucks, are aging, and yet there's no new lifeblood coming up through the rank.
outbuilding n. a building, such as a garage, on the same property but separate from a more important onereclusive a. avoiding the company of other people; solitary
She largely keeps to herself in the small outbuilding, where she lives with her equally reclusive boyfriend.
slate v. schedule or plandeportation n. removal from a country of a person who is not a citizen
A Marine veteran was slated for deportation until the immigration agency realized he was a US citizen.
episode n. an occurrence of an illnessrecollection n. action or faculty of remembering something
He has episodes where he disappears and when he is found again, he often has no recollection of where he has been.
thoroughfare n. a road or path forming a route between two placesshed light on v. help to explain something
Were these rear yards once connected as a thoroughfare? Alas, old maps of Bushwick don't shed any light on the situation.
twitch v. a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movementingest v. take food into the body by swallowing or absorbing
Possible causes for lip twitching include ingesting too much caffeine, a potassium deficiency, reactions to certain medications or drugs.
granular a. resembling or consisting of small grains or particlesvet v. make a careful and critical examination of
Google changes policy to access accounts more granular, secure, and better understood by end users; one of the changes is to implement an extensive vetting process.
rule out v. exclude; prevent, make impossibleindict v. formally accuse of or charge with a serious crime
She wouldn't rule out President Trump being indicted while in office, adding that it's an open discussion in terms of the law.
fuzzy a. difficult to perceive clearly, indistinct or vagueelongated a. unusually long in relation to its width
A fuzzy photo released Monday - taken from 1.2 million miles away - appears to show the planet as an elongated blob, not a round space rock.
wrestle v, struggle with a difficulty or problem