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1

avid

having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something: an avid reader for science fiction

2

sartorial

relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress

3

panache

flamboyant confidence of style or manner

4

pious

devoutly religious

5

quixotic

exceedingly unrealistic; impractical

6

brandish

wave or flourish (weapon) as a threat or in danger or excitement

7

flout

openly disregard
公然藐视

8

innocuous

not harmful or offensive
无意冒犯的

9

gawkiness

nervously awkward and ungainly:
a gawky teenager

10

ungainly

awkward, clumsy

11

tendentiousness

偏见
"a tendentious reading of history"

12

fractiousness

irritable and quarrelsome
difficult to control; unruly
"they fight and squabble like fractious children"

13

antithetical

directly opposed or contrasted; 对立的
"people whose religious beliefs are antithetical to mine"

14

defy

openly resist or refuse to obey
"a woman who defies convention"

15

inform

give an essential or formative principle or quality to
"The relationship of the citizen to the state is informed by the democratic ideal"
赋特征于...,;告发

16

whereby

by which; 凭此
"a system whereby people can vote by telephone"

17

trite

overused and consequently brought up

18

cloak

hide, cover, disguise

19

invigoration

give strength or energy to

20

synoptic

of or forming a general summary
概要的

21

abridged

shorten without losing the sense
"an abridged text of his speech"
"the cassette has been abridged"

22

lurid

very vivid in color so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect; vividly shocking or sensational
俗艳的;骇人听闻的,令人毛骨悚然的

23

circumspect

wary and unwilling to take risks
小心谨慎的

24

deferential

respectful
"People were always deferential to him"

25

intransigent

固执己见的,不妥协的
an intransigent person

26

lax

不严谨的
lax security arrangements at the airport

27

obsequious

巴结奉迎的
they were served by obsequious waiters

28

resolute

有决心的,坚定不移的
she was resolute and unswerving

29

disapprobation

反对typically on moral grounds
"she braved her mother's disapprobation and slipped out to enjoy herself"

30

acquisitive

excessively interested in acquiring money or material things