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1

accost

to approach and speak to first 招呼

2

animadversion

a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval 非难

3

avid

desirous of something to the point of greed 狂热

4

brackish

having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink 有盐味的

5

celerity

swiftness,rapidity of motion or action 迅捷

6

devious

straying or wandering from a straight 歪

7

gambit

in chess 话题

8

halcyon

a legendary bird, calm 翡翠鸟 宁静

9

histrionic

pertaining to actors and their techniques 戏剧性

10

incendiary

deliberately setting fire 放火的

11

maelstrom

a whirlpool of great size and violence 漩涡

12

myopic

nearsighted 近视的

13

overt

open 公开的

14

pejorative

tending to make worse 贬义

15

propriety

the state of being proper 礼节

16

sacrilege

improper of disrespectful treatment 冒赎

17

summarily

without delay or formality 概括地

18

suppliant

asking humbly and earnestly 恳求

19

talisman

an object that serves as a charm 护符

20

undulate

to move in waves or with a wavelike motion 波动