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onerous

繁重的,艰巨的
burdensome

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décolleté

(女服)露肩的;穿露肩衣服的
having a low-necked dress

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egoism

自大行为,自我主义
excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others

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approbation

批准,认可
approval

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spurn

轻蔑地拒绝;唾弃
reject; scorn

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ethnic

种族的
relating to races

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acoustics

声学;音响效果
science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

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low

牛叫
moo

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grievance

委屈,不平
cause of complaint

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inchoate

开始的;不成熟的,未成形的
recently begun; rudimentary; elementary

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fortuitous

偶然发生的,巧合的
accidental, by chance

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pulchritude

美丽,标致
beauty; comeliness

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chaffing

嘲弄的,玩笑的
bantering; joking

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catharsis

宣泄;通便
purging or cleansing of any passage of the body

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agnostic

不可知论者
one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a good or any ultimate reality

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bowdlerize

删节
expurgate

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refurbish

创新;再磨光,使恢复光亮
renovate; make bright by polishing

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atrophy

萎缩
waste away

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efface

擦,抹去
rub out

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wistful

渴望的;愁闷的
vaguely longing; sadly thoughtful

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ordain

命令;任命,授权;注定
decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine

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futile

无用的,无效果的
useless; hopeless; ineffectual

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insensible

失去知觉的;无反应的
unconscious; unresponsive

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barren

贫瘠的;不结果实的;缺乏的
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

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camouflage

伪装,掩饰
disguise; conceal

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hypocritical

伪善的;矫饰的
pretending to be virtuous; deceiving

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criterion

标准
standard used in judging(复数形式为criteria)

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scourge

苦难的根源;惩罚;鞭笞
cause of widespread devastation; severe punishment; whip

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mawkish

自作多情的;感情脆弱的;多愁善感的
mushy and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; maudlin

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hybrid

杂种;混血儿;混合物
mongrel; mixed breed
混合的;杂种的
mixed; crossbred

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imperceptible

难以察觉的
unnoticeable; undetectable

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emanate

发源于,来自
issue forth

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humane

仁慈的,人道的
marked by kindness or consideration

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denounce

谴责,公开抨击
condemn; criticize

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inconsequential

无关紧要的
insignificant; unimportant

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anthology

选集,文选
book of literary selections by various authors

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confrontation

面对;对抗
act of facing someone or something; encounter; often hostile

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prompt

提示,促使;(给演员)提白
cause; provoke; provide a cue for an actor

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cavil

挑剔;吹毛求疵
make frivolous objections

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dormant

睡着的;休眠的,蛰伏的
sleeping; lethargic; latent

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respiration

呼吸,呼吸作用
breathing; exhalation

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abash

使尴尬,使羞愧
embarrass

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eon

长时间段;时代
long period of time; an age

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fluctuate

波动;变动
waver; shift

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burlesque

模仿嘲弄
give an imitation that ridicules

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diva

歌剧中的女主角;出众的女歌唱家
operatic singer; prima donna

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virtuoso

艺术名家,艺术大师
highly skilled artist

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blighted

枯萎的;毁灭的
suffering from a disease; destroyed

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arbitrator

公断人
judge

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adorn

装饰
decorate

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affected

假装的,做作的
artificial

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fecundity

多产;生殖旺盛的
fertility; fruitfulness

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archaic

古老的
antiquated

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foreboding

不祥之兆,凶兆
premonition of evil

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devotee

热心之士;爱好者
enthusiastic follower

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generality

通则,概论
vague statement

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interment

埋葬,葬礼
burial

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smirk

得意的笑
conceited smile

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protocol

草案,协议
diplomatic etiquette

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engender

引起,产生
cause; produce

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compunction

懊悔,后悔;内疚
remorse; guilt

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hoary

须发已白的,年老的;古老的
white with age; ancient

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abbreviate

缩短,缩略
shorten

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partition

分割,分成部分
divide into parts

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guise

外观;装束
appearance; costume

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crevice

裂缝
crack; fissure

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noisome

恶臭的,有害的
foul-smelling; unwholesome

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collage

拼贴画
work of art put together from fragments

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apparatus

器械,设备
equipment

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debris

碎片
rubble

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surpass

超越,胜过
exceed

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nomadic

游牧的,流浪的
wandering

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graphic

图解的;描写生动的
pertaining to the art of delineating; vividly described

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disapprobation

不以为然;非难
disapproval; condemnation

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punitive

惩罚性的
punishing

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unprecedented

空前的,没有先例的
novel; unparalleled

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sententious

简洁的;警句的
terse; concise; aphoristic

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egress

出口;外出,外出权
exit; way out; (right of) going out

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lunge

冲,扑
quickly dive forward; thrust

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attrition

消耗;人员自然缩减;磨损
gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment

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founder

失败;沉没
fail completely; sink
创建者,缔造者
person who establishes (an organization, business)

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disavowal

否认,不承认
denial; disclaiming

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impetus

推动力,促进,冲力
incentive; stimulus; moving force

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cavalier

随便的;傲慢的
offhand or casual; haughty

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enumerate

列举,枚举
list; mention one by one

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indigent

贫乏的,贫困的
poor; destitute

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malapropism

荒唐的用词错误
comic misuse of a word

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inequity

不公平,偏私
unfairness

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inaugurate

开始;就职
start; initiate; install in office

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perdition

被罚入地狱;彻底毁灭
damnation; complete ruin

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cabal

阴谋集团
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

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severity

严肃,严格,严重
harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity

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downcast

沮丧,悲哀的
disheartened; sad

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sumptuous

豪华的,盛大的
lavish; rich

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testy

易怒的,暴躁的
irritable; short-tempered

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offensive

攻击的,无力的,讨厌的
attacking; insulting; distasteful

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absolve

赦免
pardon (an offense)

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adversity

贫穷;不幸
poverty; misfortune

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vital

生机勃勃的;重大的;生命的
vibrant and lively; critical; living, breathing

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implicate

使牵连其中;暗示
incriminate; show to be involved