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Abate

v. to decrease; reduce
減少,減弱,減輕

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Abdicate

v. to give up a position, right, or power
正式放棄(權力等);退(位);辭(職)

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Aberrant

adj. deviating from what is normal
偏離正道的,脫離常軌的

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Aberration

n. something different from the usual or normal
離開正道,脫離常軌;過失,犯規

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Abeyance

n. temporary suppression or suspension
中止;暫擱

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Abject

adj. miserable; pitiful
糟透的;淒苦的;難堪的

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Abjure

v. to reject; abandon formally
發誓棄絕;公開放棄(意見、信仰、權利、國籍等)

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Abscission

n. the act of cutting; the natural separation of a leaf or other part of a plant

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Abscise

v. to cut off or away
切除;【植】自然脫落

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Abscond

v. to depart secretly
(為躲避罪責、債務等)潛逃;逃亡

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Abstemious

adj. moderate in appetite
有節制的

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Abysmal

adj. very bad

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Accretion

n. growth on size or increase in amount
增加物

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Accrue

v. to accumulate; grow by additions

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Adamant

adj. uncompromising; unyielding
堅定不移的;固執的

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Adjunct

n. something added, attached, or joined
附件,附屬物

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Admonish

v. to caution or reprimand(訓斥)
告誡;警告

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Adulterate

v. to corrupt or make impure
攙雜的,攙假的

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Aesthetic

adj. relating to beauty or art
美學的
n. a conception of what is artistically beautiful
美學;美學標準;審美觀

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Affected

adj. pretentious(矯飾的), phony(假的)

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Affinity

n. fondness; liking; similarity

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Abstinence

n. the giving up of certain pleasures
(飲食及享樂方面的)節制;禁飲;戒酒

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Aggrandize

v. to make larger or great
加大;強化

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Aggregate

adj. amounting to a whole; total
聚集的;合計的
v. to collect into a mass
n. collective mass or sum

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Alacrity

n. cheerful willingness; eagerness; speed
樂意,欣然;活潑;輕快

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Alchemy

n. medieval chemical philosophy based on changing metal into gold; a seemingly magical power or process of transmutation
鍊金術;(將事物變得更好的)神奇力量

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Allay

v. to lessen; ease; soothe
使緩和,減輕

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Alleviate

v. to relieve; improve partially
減輕,(緩和痛苦或困難)

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Alloy

n. a combination; a mixture of two or more metals
合金;混合

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Allure

n. the power to entice by charm
誘惑,魅力,吸引力
v. to entice by charm
adj - alluring 誘人的;迷人的;極吸引人的

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Amalgamate

v. to combine into a unified whole
(公司或集團等)聯合,合併

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Ambiguous

adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning

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Ambivalence

n. the state of having conflicting emotional attitudes
矛盾心理
adj - ambivalent

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Ambrosia

n. something delicious; the food of the gods
adj - ambrosial

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Ameliorate

v. to improve
使改善,改進

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Amenable

adj. agreeable; cooperative; suited
肯順從的

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Amenity

n. something that increases comfort
(環境等的)舒適,適意

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Amulet

n. ornament(裝飾品) worn as a charm against evil spirits
護身符;避邪物

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Anachronism

n. something out of the proper time
時代錯誤,落伍的人或事物

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Analgesic

n. medication that reduces or eliminates pain
止痛劑

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Analogous

adj. comparable
類似的;可比擬的

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Analogy

n. a similarity in some ways between things that are otherwise dissimailar
類推,類比,比擬

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Analog

n. something that is comparable to something else
相似物;類似情況

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Anarchy

n. absence of government; state of disorder
無政府(狀態);混亂

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Anarchic

adj. lacking order or control
無法無天的

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Anarchism

n. the theory that all forms of government are oppressive and should be abolished; the advocacy of the theory or the attempt to bring about anarchism
無政府主義

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Anodyne

n. something that calms or soothes pain
解除痛苦的東西
adj. relaxing, or capable of soothing pain
止痛的

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Anomalous

adj. irregular; deviating from the norm
不規則的;異常的﹐反常的
n - anomaly

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Antecedent

n. something that comes before
前事,前情

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Antediluvian

adj. prehistoric
(《聖經》中所說的)大洪水前的,上古的

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Antipathy

n. dislike; hostility
反感,厭惡

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Apathy

n. indifference
無興趣,冷淡;漠不關心
adj - apathetic

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Apex

n. the highest point
頂點;尖端

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Apogee

n. the point in an orbit most distant from the body being orbited; the highest point
【天】遠地點;最高點

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Apothegm

n. a terse(簡短的), witty saying
格言,箴言

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Appease

v. to calm; pacify; placate(使平靜)
平息;緩和;撫慰

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Appellation

n. name
名稱;稱號

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Apposite

adj. strikingly(顯著地) appropriate and relevant
適當的,貼切的

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Apprise

v. to inform
通知,告訴

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Approbation

n. praise; approval
讚許;許可,認可

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Appropriate

v. to take possession for one's own use; confiscate(徵收)
撥出(款項等);佔用

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Apropos

adj. relevant
適當的;切題的;中肯的

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Arabesque

n. ornate(華麗的) design featuring intertwined curves; a ballet position in which one leg is extended in back while the other supports the weight of the body

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Archeology

n. the study of material evidence of past human life
考古學

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Ardor

n. great emotion or passion
激情;熱忱

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Arduous

adj. extremely difficulty; laborious
艱鉅的;費力的;困難的

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Argot

n. a specialized vocabulary used by a group
(某一行業或團體慣用的)行話,隱語,暗語

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Arrest

v. to stop; to seize
遏止;逮捕

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Artifact

n. item made by human craft
人工製品

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Artless

adj. guileless(不狡猾的); natural
單純的,天真的;無虛飾的,自然的

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Ascetic

n. one who practices self-denial
禁慾主義者;苦行者
adj. self-denying or austere
禁慾主義的;苦行的
n - asceticism

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Asperity

n. severity; harshness; irritability
(氣候的)嚴酷;(聲音、語調、態度、脾氣的)粗暴

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Aspersion

n. slander; false rumor
誹謗,中傷,誣蔑

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Assiduous

adj. diligent; hard-working
勤勉的

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Assuage

v. to make less severe
緩和,減輕(病痛等)

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Astringent

adj. harsh; severe

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Asylum

n. place of refuge or shelter

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Atavism

n. in biology, the reappearance of a characteristic in an organism after several generations of absence; individual or a part that exhibits atavism; return of a trait after a period of absence
【生】隔代遺傳;返祖現象

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Attenuate

v. to weaken

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Audacious

adj. bold; daring
大膽的;無畏的

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Austere

adj. stern; unadorned
嚴厲的;樸素的

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Autonomous

adj. self-governing; independent

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Avarice

n. greed
貪婪,貪慾

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Aver

v. to affirm; declare to be true
斷言; 堅稱

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Avocation

n. secondary occupation
副業

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Avuncular

adj. like an uncle, benevolent and tolerant
像叔伯的;慈祥的

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Axiomatic

adj. taken for granted
公理的﹐不需證明的﹐不言自明的