文章名稱：Fed says stimulus wind down to begin ‘relatively soon,’ leaves rates unchanged
- crux (N.) 關鍵，核心，癥結
The crux of the country’s economic problems is its foreign debt.
- verbiage (N.) 冗詞，廢話，贅語
His explanation was wrapped up in so much technical verbiage that I couldn’t understand it.
- subtle (adj.) 微妙的，巧妙的
I noticed a subtle change in his attitude.
- tweak (V.) 改進，調整
You just need to tweak the last paragraph and then it’s done.
- pessimistic (adj.) 悲觀的
The doctors are pessimistic about his chances of recovery.
- flummox (V.) 使困惑；使不知所措
I have to say that last question flummoxed me.