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刘毅词汇系列10000--Lesson 9

(2010-06-21 16:48:02)
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Part 1
【ADJACENT】No one in the adjacent apartments was awakened by their quarreling sounds.
他们的吵架声没有吵醒邻近公寓里的人。
重点词汇:
adjacent adj. 接近的;邻近的
【CALAMITY】The spring floods were a great calamity to the farmers whose crops and houses were ruined.
春天的洪水对于农民来说是一大灾难,他们的农作物和房子都被毁坏了。
重点词汇:
calamity n. 不幸之事;灾难
【DEVASTATE】The floods and storms, which have no precedent in the recorded history, devastated the country.
历史上前所未有的洪水和台风摧毁了这个国家。
重点词汇:
devastate v. 毁灭;破坏
【EXULTANT】The exultant players were dancing on the ground over their team's victory.
欣喜若狂的球员为欢庆他们胜利,在球场上跳起了舞。
重点词汇:
exultant adj. 狂欢的;狂喜的
【INEXHAUSTIBLE】The wealth of our country seems inexhaustible to many people abroad.
对许多海外人士而言,我们国家的财富似乎是无穷无尽的。
重点词汇:
inexhaustible adj. 无穷无尽的
【MAUDLIN】We saw a maudlin movie about an orphan who lost his parents in the war.
我们看了部催人泪下的电影,内容是有关一个在战争中失去父母的孤儿。
重点词汇:
maudlin adj. 易落泪的
【PLUNDER】The enemies plundered all the valuable things they could find in the village.
敌人把在村里能够发现的所有贵重物品都抢走了。
重点词汇:
plunder v. 抢夺
【SCRUPULOUS】A scrupulous man never fails to give back the borrowed money to its owner.
诚实的人决不会不把钱还给债主。
重点词汇:
scrupulous adj. 审慎的;诚实的
【SUNDRY】From sundry hints, I guessed I was to be given a bicycle for my birthday present.
通过种种暗示,我猜我生日时能够得到一辆自行车作礼物。
重点词汇:
sundry adj. 种种的
【ZEALOUS】The children made zealous efforts to clean up the house for the Christmas party.
孩子们为了圣诞宴会,热心努力地打扫屋子。
重点词汇:
zealous adj. 热心的
Part 2
【ALTRUISTIC】We wonder if human beings are primarily altruistic or selfish.
不知道人类在根本上是利他还是利已。
重点词汇:
altruistic adj. 利他的
【CLAMOR】The public clamor for lower taxes continued year after year.
孩子们吵着要糖果。
重点词汇:
clamor n. 叫嚣
【DISINTEGRATE】The old manuscripts had been disintegrated into a pile of fragments and dust.
陈旧的手稿已化成一堆碎片和纸屑。
重点词汇:
disintegrate v. 碎裂
【FOREBEAR】Although Napoleon was Corsican, he is considered by most modern Frenchmen to have been French as their own forebears.
虽然拿破仑是科西嘉岛人,可是今天大多数的法国人仍然认为他是法国人,是他们的祖先。
重点词汇:
forebear n. 祖先
【INTACT】The money was returned intact by the boy who found it on the street.
那男孩把在街上捡的钱原封不动地送了回去。
重点词汇:
intact adj. 原封不动的
【MOLEST】We did not molest the big dog, because we were afraid of him.
我们没有去惊扰那只大狗,因为我们怕它。
重点词汇:
molest v. 骚扰
【PROFUSE】The mourner's profuse tears at the burial were heartbreaking.
丧礼上,送葬人泪如雨下,让人哀伤。
重点词汇:
profuse adj. 很多的
【SLACK】He was slack in fulfilling his promises and responsibilities.
他对约定的事及其职责敷衍了事。
重点词汇:
slack adj. 懈怠的;疏忽的
【TART】Tart apples taste sharp and are pleasantly acid in their taste.
酸苹果的味道很酸,但酸得爽口。
重点词汇:
tart adj. 酸的
【VIABLE】This plan looks all right in principle, but in practice it wouldn't be viable.
这个计划原则上没有问题,可事实上却无法成立。
重点词汇:
viable adj. 可成立的
Part 3
【ASLANT】The carpenter made the roof aslant to allow water to run down.
木匠把屋顶造斜,使水能够流下。
重点词汇:
aslant adj. 斜的
【CONCEDE】They conceded that victory was no longer attainable and agreed to a negotiated surrender.
他们承认无法获胜,并同意谈判投降。
重点词汇:
concede v. 承认
【DISTRUST】She could not allow the stranger to enter her house, for she distrusted him.
她不允许那个陌生人进入房子,因为她不信任他。
重点词汇:
distrust v. 不信任
【GROGGY】The table is very groggy. I think the leg is going to fall off.
那桌子非常不稳。我想桌子腿快断了。
重点词汇:
groggy adj. (生病之后)虚弱的;不稳的
【INTREPID】The intrepid fireman saved persons trapped in a burning building disregarding of his own safety.
勇敢的消防队员不顾自己的安危,救出了困在失火的屋里的人。
重点词汇:
intrepid adj. 勇敢的
【OVERBEARING】We found it hard to like the boy because of his overbearing manners.
因为那男孩傲慢的态度,我们发现很难喜欢他。
重点词汇:
overbearing adj. 傲慢的
【RASH】Only a rash person would have rushed into the burning house to save some clothes.
只有鲁莽的人才会冲进失火的房子,去抢救一些衣服。
重点词汇:
rash adj. 鲁莽的;冒失的
【SPORADIC】Though polio has been practically wiped out, there have been sporadic cases of the disease.
虽然小儿麻痹症已差不多消灭了,但是仍有一些零星的病例。
重点词汇:
sporadic adj. 零星的;偶发的
【TOXIC】Fumes from automobiles and factory chimneys are toxic.
汽车和工厂烟囱排放出的烟是有毒的。
重点词汇:
toxic adj. 有毒的
Part 4
【AVERT】The driver averted an accident by a quick turn of the steering wheel.
那司机急转方向盘,避免了一次意外事故的发生。
重点词汇:
avert v. 避免;防止
【DEDUCE】Mother deduced from my loss of appetites what had happened to the cookies.
母亲从我没有食欲便可推知小甜饼的味道。
重点词汇:
deduce v. 推论
【EMBARK】Our ship embarked passengers and wool at an Australian port.
我们的船在澳大利亚的一个港口装载了乘客及羊毛。
重点词汇:
embark v. 1. 搭载 2. 从事;着手
【EMBARK】After leaving college, the young man embarked on a new business career.
那年轻人大学毕业后,从事一项新的职业。
重点词汇:
embark v. 1. 搭载 2. 从事;着手
【HUMILIATE】The boy humiliated his parents by behaving badly in front of the guests.
那男孩在客人面前表现不好,使父母很没面子。
重点词汇:
humiliate v. 使丢脸
【JOVIAL】A gregarious man, he enjoyed the companionship of a large number of jovial friends.
他是个爱社交的人,喜欢和一大群快乐的朋友作伴。
重点词汇:
jovial adj. 快乐的
【PASTIME】Baseball has been called American's national pastime through four seasons.
棒球一直被称为美国全国性的四季皆宜的娱乐活动。
重点词汇:
pastime n. 消遣;娱乐
【RENOUNCE】The prince renounced his right to the throne.
王子放弃了王位继承权。
重点词汇:
renounce v. 放弃
【SNUG】My grandmother likes to read a newspaper in a snug corner near the fireplace.
我祖母喜欢在火炉旁的温暖角落里看报纸。
重点词汇:
snug adj. 温暖的
【UMPTEEN】She doesn't need to borrow a book because she's got umpteen books waiting to be read at home.
她不需要借书,因为家中已有大堆的书等着她去看。
重点词汇:
umpteen adj. 很多的
Part 5
【BLUR】The boy blurred the picture by touching it before the paint was dry.
那男孩在颜料未干前用手去碰,把画弄脏了。
重点词汇:
blur v. 弄脏
【DEMOLISH】The slums were demolished before the town was extended.
该镇在扩展前,先拆除了贫民窟。
重点词汇:
demolish v. 破坏
【ENSLAVE】Education makes people easy to govern but impossible to enslave.
教育使人易于被管理,但不可能被奴役。
重点词汇:
enslave v. 奴役
【IMPEDE】Many a man is impeded in his career by a lack of belief in himself.
许多人因缺乏自信而阻碍了自己的成功。
重点词汇:
impede v. 阻碍
【LULL】The mother lulled the baby to sleep by singing a song.
母亲唱歌哄婴儿入睡。
重点词汇:
lull v. 使入睡;使安静
【PLAINTIFF】In the court the plaintiff asserted that the thief had stolen two hundred dollars from his store.
法庭上,原告声称小偷从他店里偷走了200美元。
重点词汇:
plaintiff n. 原告
【ROBUST】He was strong and healthy, but he's never been robust since his illness.
他原本健康有力,可是自从生病后,就不再强壮了。
重点词汇:
robust adj. 强壮的
【STRENUOUS】We had a strenuous day moving into our new house.
我们辛苦了一天,搬进了新居。
重点词汇:
strenuous adj. 辛苦的
【VITIATE】Pollution from smoke and dust vitiates the air.
烟尘的污染使空气变得污浊。
重点词汇:
vitiate v. 1. 使污浊 2. 使无效
【VITIATE】All his attempts to improve were vitiated by his lack of will power.
由于缺乏意志力,他想改良的尝试全都没有效果。
重点词汇:
vitiate v. 1. 使污浊 2. 使无效
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