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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 March, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 March, 2004, 12:00am
 

centenarian


(n)


someone who is 100 years old or more


Example: According to English traditions, all centenarians receive a personal telegram from the Queen.


era


(n)


time period


Example: Yang Liwei's accomplishment as China's first astronaut marked a new era in China's space development programme.


to captivate


(v)


to attract, to keep someone's attention for a long period of time


Example: One of the qualities of a successful public speaker is the ability to captivate the audience.


Braille


(n)


a system of printing that consists of raised dots, enabling the blind to read by touching them


Example: Some commercial buildings now provide Braille on their lift buttons to assist the blind.


to steer


(v)


to control movement in a particular direction


Example: Children are not allowed to drive cars because they cannot steer straight.


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