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1

paucity

不足
"The police cannot act with such a paucity of evidence."

2

prodigious

庞大的,惊人的
the stove consumed a prodigious amount of fuel

3

temperance

节制;戒酒
a temperance movement

4

belie

证明...是错误的;
belie rumors, assurances, fear

使...落空;
belie hopes, forecasts, expectations

掩饰
his smile belied his despair

5

inimical

不友好的,不利的,有害的
actions inimical to our interests

6

transitory

短暂的
transitory periods of medieval greatness

7

conciliatory

调解的,和解的,安抚的
a conciliatory gesture

8

injunctions

警告,命令
the injunction prevents Sunday trading

9

insidious

潜伏的,有隐患的,阴险的
the insidious bond between big money and political decisions

10

potent

迅速见效的,有能力的,强大的
thrones were potent symbols of authority

11

prototypical

"the prototypical vehicle"
denoting the first, original, or typical form of something

12

artifact

人工制品
hundreds of unidentified artifacts were stored in the numerous rooms beneath the museum

13

transience

短暂
the transience of life and happiness

14

moralize

道德说教
it isn't your job to moralize me

15

thorny

多刺的,棘手的
the thorny subject of confidentiality

16

emblem

徽章
america's national emblem, the bald eagle

17

vernacular

方言的,民间风格的
he wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience

18

pervasive

弥漫的,普遍的
ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our country

19

bridle

马笼头;约束
to put a bridle on something; bridle one's tongue
动怒
to bridle at something

20

laboriousness

requiring considerable effort and time

21

caveat

警告,预告
he added the caveat that the results still have to be corroborated

22

harpoon

鱼叉,用鱼叉来叉
the whalers were equipped with harpoons

23

eloquence

雄辩;传达神意;修辞
a preacher with great power and eloquence

24

pertinent

有关的
the unreleased section of the tape was not pertinent to the investigation

25

incongruous

不协调的,不适宜的
the duffel coat looked incongruous with the black dress she wore underneath

26

commensurate

相称的,适当的
salary will be commensurate with experience

27

phony

虚假的,虚伪的;假冒者
I thought your accent was a bit phony

28

ideologues

意识形态倡导者;空想家
a conservative ideologue

29

zealots

狂热者
a religious zealot

30

the benefit of the doubt

假定其无过失或无罪