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invincible

invincible​ADJ. /无敌的/unconquerable. Superman is invincible.

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inviolable

inviolable​ADJ. /无敌的;神圣不可亵渎的/secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable. Batman considered his oath to keep the people of Gotham City inviolable: nothing on earth could make him break this promise.

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invocation

invocation​N. /祈祷/prayer for help; calling upon as a reference or support. The service of Morning Prayer opens with an invocation during which we ask God to hear our prayers.

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invoke

invoke​V. /恳请,借助于,找来,调用/call upon; ask for. She invoked her advisor's aid in filling out her financial aid forms.

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invulnerable

invulnerable​ADJ. /无懈可击的/incapable of injury. Achilles was invulnerable except in his heel.

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iota

iota​N. /极少量的/very small quantity. She hadn't an iota of common sense.

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irascible

irascible​ADJ. /易怒的;暴躁的/irritable; easily angered. Miss Minchin's irascible temper intimidated the younger schoolgirls, who feared she'd burst into a rage at any moment.

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irate

irate​ADJ. /愤怒的;生气的/angry. When John's mother found out he had overdrawn his checking account for the third month in a row, she was so irate she could scarcely speak to him.

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ire

ire​N. /怒气/anger. The waiter tried unsuccessfully to placate the ire of the diner who had found a cockroach in her soup.

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iridescent

iridescent​ADJ. /虹彩的/exhibiting rainbowlike colors. She admired the iridescent hues of the oil that floated on the surface of the water.

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irksome

irksome​ADJ. /令人厌恶的;冗长乏味的/annoying; tedious. He found working on the assembly line irksome because of the monotony of the operation he had to perform. irk,V.

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irrefutable

irrefutable​ADJ. /不可否认的;不能驳倒的/indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable. No matter how hard I tried to find a good comeback for her argument, I couldn't think of one: her logic was irrefutable.

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irremediable

irremediable​ADJ. /不能挽回的;不能治愈的/incurable; uncorrectable. The error she made was irremediable; she could see no way to repair it.

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irreproachable

irreproachable​ADJ. /无可指责的;没有缺点的/blameless; impeccable. Homer's conduct at the office party was irreproachable; even Marge didn't have anything bad to say about how he behaved.

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irrevocable

irrevocable​ADJ. /不能取消的;不能变更的/unalterable; irreversible. As Sue dropped the "Dear John" letter into the mailbox, she suddenly had second thoughts and wanted to take it back, but she could not: her action was irrevocable.

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itinerant

itinerant​ADJ. /巡回的/wandering; traveling. He was an itinerant peddler and traveled through Pennsylvania and Virginia selling his wares. also N.

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itinerary

itinerary​N. /旅行计划;路线/plan of a trip. Disliking sudden changes in plans when she traveled abroad, Ethel refused to make any alterations in her itinerary.

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jabber

jabber​V. /快速的说,含混不清的说/chatter rapidly or unintelligibly. Why does the fellow insist on jabbering away in French when I can't understand a word he says?

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jaded

jaded​ADJ. /疲倦的/fatigued; surfeited. He looked for exotic foods to stimulate his jaded appetite.

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jargon

jargon​N. /黑话,行话,胡话/language used by a special group; technical terminology; gibberish. The computer salesmen at the store used a jargon of their own that we simply couldn't follow; we had no idea what they were jabbering about.

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jaundiced

jaundiced​ADJ. /患黄疸病的;有偏见的/prejudiced (envious, hostile or resentful); yellowed. Because Sue disliked Carolyn, she looked at Carolyn's paintings with a jaundiced eye, calling them formless smears. Newborn infants afflicted with jaundice look slightly yellow: they have jaundiced skin.

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jaunt

jaunt​N. /短途旅行/trip; short journey. He took a quick jaunt to Atlantic City.

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jaunty

jaunty​ADJ. /无忧无虑的,快乐的,轻松的/lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree. In An American in Paris, Gene Kelly sang and danced his way through "Singing in the Rain" in a properly jaunty style.

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jeopardize

jeopardize​V. /置于危险之中/endanger; imperil; put at risk. You can't give me a D in chemistry: you'll jeopardize my chances of getting into M.I.T. jeopardy, N.

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jettison

jettison​V. /投弃货物/throw overboard. In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to jettison much of his cargo.

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jingoist

jingoist​N. /狂热好战分子;侵略主义者/extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist. Always bellowing "America first!," the congressman was such a jingoist you could almost hear the sabers rattling as he marched down the halls. jingoism, N.

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jocose

jocose​ADJ. /诙谐的/given to joking. The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become a .,stand-up" comic.

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jocular

jocular​ADJ. /诙谐的/said or done in jest. Although Bill knew the boss hated jokes, he couldn't resist making one jocular remark.

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jollity

jollity​N. /高兴的;欢乐的/gaiety; cheerfulness. The festive Christmas dinner was a merry one, and old and young alike joined in the general jollity.

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jovial

jovial​ADJ. /天性善良的;好的;高兴的,愉快的/good-natured; merry. A frown seemed out of place on his invariably jovial face.

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jubilation

jubilation​N. /庆祝/rejoicing. There was great jubilation when the armistice was announced. jubilant,ADJ.

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judicious

judicious​ADJ. /公平的/sound in judgment; wise. At a key moment in his life, he made a judicious investment that was the foundation of his later wealth.

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junta

junta​N. /小集团;政治团伙/group of men joined in political intrigue; cabal. As soon as he learned of its existence, the dictator ordered the execution of all of the members of the junta.

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jurisprudence

jurisprudence​N. /法学/science of law. He was more a student of jurisprudence than a practitioner of the law.

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kaleidoscope

kaleidoscope​N. /万花筒/tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc., produce interesting symmetrical effects. People found a new source of entertainment while peering through the kaleidoscope; they found the ever-changing patterns fascinating.

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kernel

kernel​N. /核心的/central or vital part; whole seed (as of corn). "Watson, buried within this tissue of lies there is a kernel of truth; when I find it, the mystery will be solved."

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killjoy

killjoy​N. /扫兴的人;煞风景/grouch; spoilsport. At breakfast we had all been enjoying our bacon and eggs until that killjoy John started talking about how bad animal fats were for our health.

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kindle

kindle​V. /点燃,照亮,激起/start a fire; inspire. One of the first things Ben learned in the Boy Scouts was how to kindle a fire by rubbing two dry sticks together. Her teacher's praise for her poetry kindled a spark of hope inside Maya.

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kindred

kindred​ADJ. /同族的,同类的;血缘的/related; belonging to the same family. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were two kindred spirits. also N.

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kleptomaniac

kleptomaniac​N. /偷窃狂;盗窃癖/person who has a compulsive desire to steal. They discovered that the wealthy customer was a kleptomaniac when they caught her stealing some cheap trinkets.

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knave

knave ​N. /流氓;无赖;恶棍/untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel. Any politician nicknamed Tricky Dick clearly has the reputation of a knave. knavery, N.

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knit

knit​V. /编织;结合/contract into wrinkles; grow together. Whenever David worries, his brow knits in a frown. When he broke his leg, he sat around the house all day waiting for the bones to knit.

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knoll

knoll​N. /小山包/little round hill. Robert Louis Stevenson's grave is on a knoll in Samoa; to reach the grave site, you must climb uphill and walk a short distance along a marked path.

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knotty

knotty​ADJ. /复杂的,错综的;精细的/intricate; difficult; tangled. What to Watson had been a knotty problem, to Sherlock Holmes was simplicity itself.

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kudos

kudos​N. /名望,声誉/honor; glory; praise. The singer complacently received kudos from his entourage on his performance.

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laborious

laborious​ADJ. /艰苦的,勤劳的/demanding much work or care; tedious. In putting together his dictionary of the English language, Doctor Johnson undertook a laborious task.

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labyrinth

labyrinth​N. /迷宫/maze. Hiding from Indian Joe, Tom and Becky soon lost themselves in the labyrinth of secret underground caves. labyrinthine,ADJ.

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laceration

laceration​N. /破口/torn, ragged wound. The stock car driver needed stitches to close up the lacerations he received in the car crash.

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lachrymose

lachrymose​ADJ. /爱哭的/producing tears. His voice has a lachrymose quality more appropriate to a funeral than a class reunion.

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lackadaisical

lackadaisical​ADJ. /懒洋洋的,没上进心的/lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid. Because Gatsby had his mind more on his love life than on his finances, he did a very lackadaisical job of managing his money.

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lackluster

lackluster​ADJ. /暗淡的,无光的;单调的/dull. We were disappointed by the lackluster performance.

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laconic

laconic​ADJ. /简洁的/brief and to the point. Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types: strong men of few words.

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laggard

laggard​ADJ. /缓慢的,迟缓的/slow; sluggish. The sailor had been taught not to be laggard in carrying out orders. lag, ​N.,V.