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1

precarious

不稳固
not securely held or in position, dangerously
例句:she made a precarious living by writing

2

underscore

强调
例句:the company underscored the progress made with fuel cells

3

Equivocal

Ambiguous

4

Epiphany

Sudden realization

5

polemical

好辩的,好争论的;挑起论战的
Daniels is at his best when he's cool and direct, rather than combative and polemical.

6

capricious

反复无常的,任性的
Calling them a bunch of capricious kids with half-formed ideas does them an injustice.

7

corroborating

证实,确证;使坚固
He could not get a single witness to establish independent corroboration of his version of the accident.

8

bogus

假的;伪造的;伪币
Bogus social workers have been preying on old people living alone.

9

acerbic

尖刻的;酸的;辛辣的
The letter was written in her usual acerbic style.

10

scathing

严厉的;损伤的;损害
He was scathing about the government's performance.

11

miserliness

贪婪;吝啬
In many cases, the problem does not seem to be miserliness so much as ignorance.

12

austerity

紧缩;朴素;苦行;严厉
The rest were scrapped as unacceptable symbols of excess in an era of wartime austerity.

13

stringiness

粘性;纤维性
There was no stringiness in it and he knew that it would bring the highest price in the market

14

diffidence

无自信,羞怯,内向
Building robotic traffic police and guides will make it easier for people to overcome their diffidence.

15

fanciful

想象的,稀奇的,异想天开的
They're fanciful in the manner of much late-'60s pop, but they never just float along.

16

acceding

答应,满足
the authorities did not accede to the strikers' demand

17

overshadow

使黯然失色,给蒙上阴影
he was always overshadowed by his brilliant elder brother

18

injudicious

showing very poor judgment

19

belie

fail to fulfill or justify;
fail to give a true notion or impression of

20

prolixity

using or containing too many words;
tediously lengthy

21

frivolity

lack of seriousness; lightheartedness
example: a night of fun and frivolity

22

belligerent

hostile and aggressive

23

penitential

悔罪的

24

intractable

hard to control or deal with

25

impetuous

acting or done quickly without thought or care

26

prodigality

spending money or resources freely and without holding back

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pellucidity

transparency

28

involved

difficult to comprehend; complicated