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coalition

联盟a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

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jaded

精疲力竭的wearied, worn-out, dull

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meritorious

值得赞扬的worthy ,deserving recognition and praise

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simulate

模拟,模仿to make pretense of, imitate

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umbrage

生气,树荫shade cast by trees

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drivel

鼻涕,口水saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose

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infringe

侵犯,违反to violate ,trespass , go beyond recognized bounds

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millennium

千年期a period of one thousand years

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permeate

渗透,弥漫to spread through

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surmise

猜测,推测to think or believe without certain supporting evidence

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ascribe

归因于,归咎于to assign or refer to

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expiate

赎罪,补偿to make amends ,make up for

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sangfroid

沉着composure or habitual inclination or tendency

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tenuous

纤细的,稀薄的thin slender , not dense

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vitriolic

刻薄的bitter, sarcastic

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archetype

原型an original model on which something was patterned or replicated

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erudite

博学的,有学问的scholarly , learned , bookish

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inscrutable

神秘的,不可理解的incapable of being understood

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repudiate

拒绝,否定to disown, reject, o

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reverberate

使回响,使反射resound , to reflect

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extricate

使解脱to free from entanglements or difficulties

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fractious

易怒的,倔强的tending to be troublesome, unruly

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scathing

严厉的bitterly severe

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straitlaced

严格的,固执的extremely strict in regard to moral standards and conduct

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vapid

无趣味的,无生气的dull , uninteresting , tiresome, lacking

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bizarre

奇异的extremely strange , unusual , atypical

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cajole

以甜言蜜语哄骗to coax哄劝, persuade flattery or artifice

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contrive

设计,发明to plan with ingenuity , to bring through a plan

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immutable

不变的,不可变的not subject to change , constant

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transgress

违反,侵犯to go beyond a limit or boundary ,to sin