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1

thy

pron. 代名詞
【古】你的(thou的所有格)

2

foreword

n. 名詞
序,前言

3

pull up

When a car or someone driving a car pulls up, the driver stops the car, often for a short time:

4

rental

n. 名詞
租金;租金收入[C]
The quarterly rental will be $ 50 , 000 . 每季度租金為五萬元。
租賃,出租;出租業[C][U]

出租(指房屋、汽車等)[C]

a. 形容詞
租賃(業)的;供出租的;收取租金的

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border

n. [C] 可數名詞
邊緣,邊沿

飾邊,滾邊

邊界,邊境,國界[(+between/with)]
They were near the border between France and Germany . 他們在法德邊界附近。
vt. 及物動詞
形成……的邊,圍住

與……有共同邊界,與……接壤
The racecourse borders the city on the east . 賽馬場鄰接東城。
為……鑲邊[(+with)]
She bordered her dress with silk . 她用絲綢為她的衣服鑲了邊。
vi. 不及物動詞
毗鄰,接界[(+on/upon)]
Myanmar borders on India . 緬甸與印度接壤。
近似[(+on/upon)]
His remarks bordered on rudeness . 他的言詞簡直是無禮。

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suburban

a. 形容詞
郊區的,近郊的
a suburban shopping center 郊區購物中心
有郊區(人)特點的;土氣的

7

drive


驅動(機器)
The machine is driven by electricity . 這機器用電力驅動。
把(釘,樁等)打入[O]
We first drove the stakes into the ground . 我們首先把樁打入地裡。
挖掘(隧道)[O]
The farmers drove wells to water the crops . 農民打井灌溉莊稼。
迫使;逼迫[O][O2][O8]
He drove her to admit it . 他逼迫她承認。
He was driven by necessity to steal . 他迫不得已而偷竊。
vi. 不及物動詞
開車
It is dangerous to drive after drinking . 酒後開車危險。
(風,雨)狂吹猛打;疾馳
The rain was driving in our faces . 大雨猛打著我們的臉。
用力擊球;【網】抽球

8

proportion

n. 名詞
比例;比率[U][C][(+of/to)]
The proportion of imports to exports is worrying the government . 進出口的比例令政府擔憂。
調和;均衡,相稱[U][P1]
The painting lacks proportion . 這幅畫比例失調。
部分,份兒[C][(+of)]
A large proportion of the country is desert . 這個國家的大部分地方是沙漠。
大小;面積;容積[P]
Steps must be taken to reduce the problem to manageable proportions . 必須採取措施將問題縮小到可控制的範圍。
【數】比例[U]

vt. 及物動詞
使成比例;使平衡;使相稱[(+to)]
The punishment was proportioned to the crime . 罪罰相當。
The designs in that rug are well proportioned . 那地毯上的圖案設計非常協調。
分攤

9

amble

noun
a slow, relaxed walk
verb
to walk in a slow and relaxed way

10

cranky

[adjective]
easily annoyed or upset

11

curmudgeon

[noun [ C ]]
an old person who is often in a bad mood

12

gracious

[adjective]
behaving in a pleasant, polite, calm way:

13

threshold

[noun]
the floor of an entrance to a building or room

14

wicker

[adj]
made of very thin pieces of wood twisted together

15

probe

[verb]
1.to try to discover information that other people do not want you to know, by asking questions carefully and not directly:
2.to examine something with a tool, especially in order to find something that is hidden

16

pivotal

[adj]
central and important:

17

reflect

vt. 及物動詞
反射;照出,映出
The still water reflected the full moon . 平靜的水面映出了滿月。
反映,表現[W][+wh-]
That choice reflects your good taste . 那選擇反映了你的高雅品味。
帶給,招致[(+on/upon)]
Such behavior can only reflect discredit on you . 這樣的行為只能給你帶來恥辱。
思考,反省[+(that)][+wh-]
He reflected that he had no right to do this . 他深思後明白他無權做這件事。
vi. 不及物動詞
反射;映現

深思;反省[(+on/upon/over)]
He reflected on his past mistakes . 他反省過去的錯誤。
John reflected long over Mary ' s argument . 約翰對瑪麗的爭辯沉思良久。
招致非議;帶來恥辱;帶來影響[(+on/upon)]

18

admonition

[noun]
a piece of advice that is also a warning to someone about their behaviour

19

gigantic

[adj]
extremely large

20

uncanny

[adj]
strange or mysterious; difficult or impossible to explain

21

totalitarianism

n. 名詞
極權主義
the belief that a government should have total power over its citizens

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kit

noun UK ​ /kɪt/ US ​ /kɪt/

B1 [ C ] a set of things, such as tools or clothes, used for a particular purpose or activity:
a first-aid/tool kit
a pregnancy-testing kit

[ C ] a set of parts sold ready to be put together:
He's making a model car from a kit.

A2 [ U ] mainly uk the particular clothing worn by a sports team, or the particular clothing and small pieces of equipment worn and used by people such as soldiers and sailors:
football kit

23

technocratic

a. 形容詞
技術專家政治論的,技術專家治國論的

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corporation

n. [C] 可數名詞
法人;社團法人

【美】股份(有限)公司
He landed a job in a large American corporation . 他在一家美國大公司謀得一職。
【英】市政府

合作:cooperation

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in-depth

adjective [ before noun ] UK ​ /ˈɪn.depθ/ US ​ /ˈɪn.depθ/

done carefully and in great detail:
an in-depth report/interview/analysis

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rattle

noun UK ​ /ˈræt.əl/ US ​ /ˈræt̬.əl/

[ S ] a sound similar to a series of quickly repeated knocks:
From across the town came the rattle of machine-gun fire.

[ C ] a toy that makes a noise like a series of knocks:
The baby was waving around a plastic rattle.

[ C ] a wooden device that when turned round and round produces a noise like a series of knocks

[ C ] the part of a rattlesnake's tail that produces a noise

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foreshadowing

noun [ U ] /fɔrˈʃæd·oʊ·ɪŋ, foʊr-/

literature the use of details, description, and mood that will take on more meaning later in a written work

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lay out

展開; 展示; 擺出
The hill has been laid out as a small park . 這小山佈置成了一座小公園。
She laid out a garden for flowers . 她設計了一座花園。
He laid out his views in a speech this afternoon . 他在今天下午的發言中提出了自己的觀點。
The store laid out a number of dilecious things in a row for customers to choose during Christmas season . 這家商店在聖誕節期間把許多美味食品擺成一排供顧客選購。
用(錢)
He laid out all his gains in purchasing land . 他把全部所得用來購置土地。
計劃
Our plan must be well laid out before we begin work . 我們在開始工作之前, 必須制定好計劃。
盡力做某事
She laid herself out to give her guests an enjoyable holiday . 她極力使她的客人度過一個愉快的假日。

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publisher

noun [ C ] UK ​ /ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃər/ US ​ /ˈpʌb.lɪ.ʃɚ/

B2 an organization that publishes text or music

an employee of a publishing company who has responsibility for deciding what is published

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rewire

verb [ T ] UK ​ /ˌriːˈwaɪər/ US ​ /ˌriːˈwaɪr/

to put a new system of electric wires into a building or machine:
You really should have the whole house rewired - the existing wiring isn't safe.

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objective

noun [ C ] UK ​ /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/ US ​ /əbˈdʒek.tɪv/

B2 something that you plan to do or achieve:
Her main/prime objective now is simply to stay in power.
Can the sales team achieve/meet its financial objectives?

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come across


碰見; 被理解
Perhaps I shall come across her in Chicago . 或許我將在芝加哥遇見她。
偶然碰見
I came across an old friend yesterday . 我昨天碰見一位老朋友。
We came across an old man lying in the road . 我們碰見一位老人躺在路上。
【口】還, 還清
When will you come across with the money ? 你什麼時候可以還清錢?
走過來
She came across to talk with me . 她走過來與我交談。
出現於
A very good idea came across his mind . 他的腦海裡出現一個好主意。

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multiply

verb [ I or T ] UK ​ /ˈmʌl.tɪ.plaɪ/ US ​ /ˈmʌl.tə.plaɪ/

to increase very much in number, or (in mathematics) to add a number to itself a particular number of times:
In warm weather these germs multiply rapidly.
If you multiply seven by 15 you get 105.

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symphony orchestra

交響樂團

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at one point

At one point, a city official forwarded a letter from one company to Judge Li's supervisor.
在某個時間, 一位市府官員給李法官的上級寫了封信,在空白處,這位官員給法院下的指示是:「請關注. 」

In addition, what he gains at one point he loses at another.
且得之於此者, 又失之於彼.

At one point in the journey she had to cross a river.
在路上,有一處她必須要過一條河.

Almost everyone will get hitched at one point or another in their life.
幾乎每個人都會被生活中的某一點或其它事情栓住.

But stocks at one point prices in a headlong fall into the abyss.
但在某個時候,股價計入了經濟直落深淵的局面.

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snap

vt. 及物動詞
猛咬
The enormous fish snapped the fly . 這條大魚咬住了釣餌。
突然折斷;拉斷
He snapped the stick in two . 他喀嚓一聲將棍子折成兩半。
Shoppers crowded into downtown stores , snapping up once - rationed consumer goods . 顧客們擁入市中心的商店,搶購曾是計畫供應的消費品。
使發劈啪聲;捻(手指)使劈啪作聲;啪地關上(或打開等)
She snapped the door shut . 她啪地一聲將門關上。
厲聲說;怒氣沖沖地頂撞(或打斷)[(+out)]
" Why don ' t you get the hell out of my life , " he snapped . "你給我滾,"他厲聲叫道。
急射,亂射
The hunter snapped a shot at the deer . 獵人迅速向鹿開了一槍。
用快照拍攝
I snapped a nice photograph of her . 我給她拍了一張很好的快照。
vi. 不及物動詞
咬;攫;抓[(+at)]
The dog snapped at the boy ' s ankles . 狗對準男孩的腳踝猛地咬去。
劈啪地響;(門等)咯嗒一聲關上
The door snapped shut behind me . 門在我身後啪地一聲關上了。
啪地一聲折斷;(神經等)突然崩潰
The branch snapped under his weight . 在他身體的重壓下,樹枝啪地一聲折斷了。
厲聲責罵[(+at)]
He is always snapping at his subordinates . 他老是在斥責部屬。
n. 名詞
猛咬;猛撲;攫奪[C]
The dog made a snap at her finger . 狗猛地咬她的手指。
突然折斷[C]
The snap of a twig broke the silence . 一根樹枝突然折斷打破了寂靜。
劈啪聲;厲聲的斥責[C]
The box shut with a snap . 箱子啪地一聲關上了。
天氣突變(尤指轉冷)[C]
We are having a cold snap . 我們這兒正遇上寒流。
快照[C]
He showed me his holiday snaps . 他給我看他假期裡拍下的快照。
活力,生氣,精力[U]
He is a young man with plenty of snap . 他是一個精力充沛的小伙子。
薄脆餅[C]
He offered me some ginger snaps . 他請我吃些薑脆餅。
【美】【口】輕鬆的工作[S]
The course was a snap for him . 這課程對他來說是太輕鬆了。
a.[B]
突然的,冷不防的;迅速的
It is risky to make snap judgements . 匆忙作判斷是危險的。
啪一聲關上或扣上的;用彈簧的
The door has a snap bolt . 這門有一個彈簧插銷。
【美】【俚】很容易的
Astronomy is no snap course . 天文學可不是一門容易讀的課程。
ad. 副詞
啪地一聲;猛然

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crank

n. [C] 可數名詞
曲柄,曲軸

(有某種癖好的)怪人;怪念頭;怪行為
He is a fresh air crank . 他是一個對新鮮空氣有癖好的人。
【美】【口】古怪而暴躁的人
He is just a crank . His ideas are insane . 他只是一個瘋子,他的想法都很瘋狂。
vt. 及物動詞
用曲柄啟動(或旋轉)
My car ' s so old that I have to crank it . 我的車太舊了,我只好轉動曲柄來發動它。
給……裝曲柄

使成曲柄狀

使加快;【美】快速作成(或說出)[(+out)]
They crank out cars faster than they can sell them . 他們製造汽車很快,而銷售跟不上。
vi. 不及物動詞
轉動曲柄

曲折行進
The stream comes cranking into the village . 那條小溪曲曲彎彎地流入村內。
a. 形容詞
搖晃的,鬆動的

怪人的;怪人幹的

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pace

n. 名詞
一步;一步跨出去的長度(約2.5呎)[C]
There were perhaps ten paces between me and the bear . 在我和熊之間相距大約有十步。
步速;速度;進度[U][S1]
The work progressed at a slow pace . 這項工作進展緩慢。
步態,步法[U][S1]

(馬的)步態;溜蹄[C]

流暢[U]

vi. 不及物動詞
踱步,慢慢地走[Q]
He got up , and began to pace up and down the room . 他起身並開始在房間裡踱來踱去。
(馬)溜蹄

vt. 及物動詞
踱步於
She paced the floor , waiting for the phone to ring . 她踱來踱去,等著電話鈴響。
用步子測[(+out/off)]
I paced the path and I know how long it is . 我用步子量過這條路,我知道它有多長。
為……定步速(或速度);調整……的速度(或步調)
The teacher paced his teaching to his students ' abilities . 教師根據學生的能力調整教學進度。

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count

vt. 及物動詞
計算,數
They are counting the books they collected . 他們正在數收集來的書。
將……計算在內
There are ten people , not counting the guide . 不包括嚮導,共有十人。
認為;看作[O8][O9][(+as/among)]
You should count yourself fortunate in having good health . 你身體健康,這就算幸運了。
vi. 不及物動詞
數,計數[(+to/up to)]

有重要意義,有價值[W]
In sport what really counts is not the winning but the playing . 就運動而言,重要的不是贏,而是參與。
總計

n. [C] 可數名詞
計數;計算
The count showed that twenty thousand votes had been cast . 統計表明已投票兩萬張。
總計,總數
What ' s the exact count ? 確切的總數是多少?
【律】(被控告的)罪狀
He was found guilty on several counts . 他被發現犯有數種罪行。
(拳賽中)數十秒

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relevant

adjective UK ​ /ˈrel.ə.vənt/ US ​ /ˈrel.ə.vənt/

B2 connected with what is happening or being discussed:
Education should be relevant to the child's needs.
For further information, please refer to the relevant leaflet.
The point is highly relevant to this discussion.
I'm sorry but your personal wishes are not relevant (= important) in this case.
Opposite
irrelevant

correct or suitable for a particular purpose:
plans to make schooling more relevant to life beyond school

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compulsion

n. 名詞
(被)強迫,(被)強制[U][+to-v]
John will take his medicine only by compulsion . 只有對他用強制手段約翰才會服藥。
強制力,強迫力[U]

【心】強迫作用(一種難以抵制的衝動)[C][+to-v]
She felt a sudden compulsion to hit him . 她突然感到一種難以抗拒的衝動,想要揍他。

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neurosis

n. 名詞
神經官能病;神經症

恐懼症

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grand

a. 形容詞
雄偉的;堂皇的;盛大的
He lives in a grand house . 他住在一棟富麗堂皇的房子裡。
偉大的;崇高的;高貴的
We met a lot of grand people when we went to the palace . 我們去王宮時遇見了許多顯赫的人物。
自負的,傲慢的

重要的,重大的
We won the grand prize . 我們得了大獎。
豪華的;華麗的

【口】極好的,快樂的
We had a grand holiday . 我們假期過得很開心。
全部的,總的[Z][B]
I spent a grand total of $ 150 . 我總共花了一百五十美元。
n. 名詞
平臺式鋼琴,大鋼琴[C](複數用grands)

【美】【俚】一千美元[M](複數用grand)

【美】【俚】一千英鎊[M](複數用grand)

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prolific

a. 形容詞
多產的,多育的;富於創造力的
a prolific writer 多產作家
prolific animals 多育動物
豐富的,富饒的;富於……的[(+of/in)]
The last few pages of the document are prolific of mistakes . 這個文件的最後幾頁錯誤很多。
The mountainous area is prolific in valuable minerals . 這一山區有豐富的寶貴礦石。

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exceed

vt. 及物動詞
超過;勝過[(+in)]
The sales exceeded my expectation . 銷售超過了我的預料。
His older brother exceeds him in intelligence . 他的哥哥比他聰明。
超出
He was taken to the police box for exceeding the speed limit . 他因超速而被帶到警察亭。
vi. 不及物動詞
(在數量或品質方面)超過其他,突出[(+in)]
The enemy troops were finally defeated though they exceeded in number . 敵軍雖在數量上佔優勢,但最後還是被打敗了。

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quadrant

n. [C] 可數名詞
四分之一圓周,九十度弧

四分之一圓;扇形體

象限儀

【數】象限

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clutter

n.[U]
凌亂,雜亂;散亂的東西[S1]
Her room was in a clutter . 她的房間亂七八糟。
嘈雜的聲音;吵鬧聲

【無】(雷達顯示器上的)雜亂回波

vt. 及物動詞
使凌亂;亂堆在,塞滿[(+up)]
Toys cluttered up the room . 玩具亂糟糟地堆滿房間。
vi. 不及物動詞
【方】發出嘈雜的聲音;亂哄哄地跑

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pearl

n. 名詞
珍珠[C]
The necklace is made of natural pearls . 這項鍊是用天然珍珠做成的。
Most pearls have a soft silvery - white or cream shine . 珍珠大都有柔和的銀白色或奶色光澤。
珠狀物(如眼淚,皓齒等)[C]
Pearls of dew glistened on the leaves . 葉子上露珠晶瑩。
珍品;人傑;傑出典型[C]
She is a pearl among women . 她是女中豪傑。
珍珠色[U]

珍珠母[U]

vt. 及物動詞
用珍珠裝飾
Morning dew pearled the garden . 花園裡晨露晶瑩。
使成珠狀

使呈珍珠色

vi. 不及物動詞
成珍珠狀
Rain pearled down the window . 雨珠順著窗戶往下淌。
採珍珠
He tried gold mining , pearling and fur trapping . 他嘗試過淘金,採珍珠和獵獸皮。

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masterfully

ad. 副詞
好支配人地,專橫地

能幹地;技巧熟練地

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cull

vt. 及物動詞
挑出,選出;揀選
extracts culled from the best authors 從最佳作者作品中挑出的選段
揀掉;剔去;剔出(樹木)

採集(花等);收集
The facts were culled from various sources . 這些事實是從各方收集到的。
n. [C] 可數名詞
揀選;剔除

剔除的東西

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commission

n. 名詞
佣金[C][U][(+on)]
He gets a 10 % commission on everything he sells . 他從銷售的每件商品中得到百分之十的佣金。
(權限,任務等的)委任,委託[U]
We all approve of the commission of authority to him . 我們都贊成把職權委任於他。
(被委任的)任務,權限,職權[C][+to-v]

委員會[C][G]
The problem was assigned to a commission . 這個問題交給一個委員會處理。
委任狀;所委職責,所授軍銜[C]
He was indicted for the commission of a crime . 他因犯罪而被控告。
犯(罪),犯罪行為[(+of)]

vt. 及物動詞
委任,委託[O2]
The artist was commissioned to paint a picture for the hall . 這位藝術家受委託為這個大廳作一幅畫。
任命,授銜[O1]
He was commissioned a general at the age of 50 . 他五十歲時被任命為將軍。
委託製作(或做等)

使(軍艦)服役;將……投入使用

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teaching

n. 名詞
教學,講授,執教[U]
She ' s planning to go into teaching . 她打算從事教育。
教誨;學說[U][P1]
His teachings still exert a strong influence . 他的教導仍在產生巨大影響。
【宗】教義[U][P1]

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toil

n. 名詞
辛苦,勞累[U]
He succeeded after years of toil . 他經歷數年的辛勞之後成功了。
苦工;難事[S]
That book is a toil to read . 那本書讀起來真費勁。
羅網,圈套;困境[P]
The thief was caught in the toils of the law . 竊賊落入了法網。
She ' s caught in the toils of despair . 她陷入絕望中。
A lion was caught in the toil . 獅子落入了陷阱。
vi.[Q]
苦幹
They toiled all day digging the trench . 他們整天艱苦地挖壕溝。
艱難地行進
Carrying heavy loads , they toiled along the road . 他們身背重負,沿著道路艱難行進。

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assemble

vt. 及物動詞
集合,召集,聚集
Over 10 , 000 people were assembled at the airport to honor the President ' s visit . 有一萬多人聚集在機場歡迎總統來訪。
收集

配裝,裝
He was busy assembling the bike . 他忙著裝配腳踏車。
【電腦】組合,彙編

vi. 不及物動詞
集合,聚集,集會
An hour later the visiting parents assembled in the school hall . 一小時後,來訪的家長聚集在學校大廳裡。

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integrity

n.[U]
正直;廉正;誠實
The integrity of the judge is unquestioned . 這位法官的正直是毫無疑問的。
【書】完整,完全
Our integrity as a nation is threatened . 我們國家的完整性受到了威脅。
完善;健全

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gem

n. [C] 可數名詞
寶石;寶玉

寶物,珍品
This yacht is really a gem . 這艘遊艇確實精美無比。
難能可貴的人;十分受人喜愛的人

vt. 及物動詞
用寶石鑲嵌

點綴
Stars gem the sky . 星星點綴著天空。

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piercing

a. 形容詞
尖厲的,刺耳的

銳利的,有洞察力的
He was over six feet tall , with piercing blue eyes . 他身高超過六英尺,長著一雙銳利的藍眼睛。
刺骨的,徹骨寒冷的
a piercing wind 刺骨寒風
尖刻的,辛辣的

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intellect

n. 名詞
智力;理解力;思維能力[U][C]
His opinion is that the intellect of modern man isn ' t superior . 他的看法是:現代人的智力並不高超。
非凡的才智,出眾的才華[U]
He ' s a man of intellect . 他是一個才智出眾的人。
She had humor ; she had intellect . 她幽默,有才華。
才智非凡的人,才華出眾的人[C]
They were both intellects whose work was widely respected . 他們倆都是才華出眾的人,其工作深受大家的尊敬。
(總稱)知識分子,知識界[the S]

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incalculable

a. 形容詞
不可計算的,數不清的;不可估量的
The sands of the sea are incalculable in number . 海裡的沙是數不盡的。
不可預料的;(人)不可靠的;(心情等)難捉摸的
He has an incalculable disposition . 他的脾氣難捉摸。
The future is incalculable . 前途難以預測。

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guru

n. 名詞
古魯(印度教的導師)

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relentlessly

ad. 副詞
無情地;殘酷地

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presumably

ad. 副詞
據推測;大概,可能;想必
Presumably you ' ve read this notice . 你大概已經看到這個通知了。

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typewriter

n. 名詞
打字機[C]
She rolled a sheet of paper into her typewriter and started to type . 她將一頁白紙捲入打字機內並開始打字。