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attest

证明
testify, bear witness

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idolatry

偶像崇拜;盲目崇拜
worship of idols; excessive admiration

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advocacy

支持,拥护
support

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rift

裂缝,裂口
opening; break

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ostracize

放逐;排斥
exclude from public favor; ban

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eloquence

能言善辩
expressiveness; persuasive speech

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pecuniary

钱的,金钱方面的
pertaining to money, financial

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heinous

可憎的,极可恶的
atrocious; hatefully bad

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turncoat

背叛者,变节者
traitor

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stem

遏制;制止
check the flow
出自;来源于
arise from

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consolidation

联合;巩固
unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger

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anguish

剧痛;极度的痛苦
acute pain; extreme suffering

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congenital

天生的,先天的
existing at birth

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beam

光束;木梁;电波
ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; course of a radio signal
面露喜色,满脸堆笑
smile radiantly

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hallucination

幻觉,幻想
delusion

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check

停止;抑制,遏制
stop motion; curb or restrain

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tiller

(船的)舵柄
handle used to move boat's rudder (to steer)

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deploy

拉长战线,展开
spread out [troops] in an extended though shallow battle line

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sphinx-like

神秘的
enigmatic; mysterious

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irrevocable

不能改变的;不可撤销的
unalterable; irreversible

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compute

计算,估算
calculate; reckon

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progeny

子孙,后裔
children; offspring

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nurture

养育,教养,培养
nourish; educate; foster

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repertoire

(准备好演出的)节目单
list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present

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posthumous

死后的;遗腹的,死后出版的
after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death

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derivative

引申的,推论的
unoriginal; derived from another source

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hypothetical

假定的,基于假设的
based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed

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perfunctory

敷衍的,例行的
superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm

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sophomoric

一知半解的
immature; half-baked, like a sophomore

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martial

婚姻的
pertaining to marriage

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peruse

精读,细读
read with care

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booming

低沉有回响的;繁荣的
deep and resonant; flourishing, thriving

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bacchanalian

喝醉的;狂欢的
drunken

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methodical

系统的
systematic

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apprenticeship

学徒年限
time spent as a novice learning a trade from a skilled worker

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predispose

预先安排,使偏向于
give an inclination toward; make susceptible to

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loquacious

多话的,饶舌的
talkative

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amorphous

无组织的,无定形的
formless; lacking shape or definition

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escapade

恶作剧;冒险(越轨)行为
prank; flighty conduct

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benediction

祝福,祈祷
blessing

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fraudulent

欺诈的,欺骗的
cheating; deceitful

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rigorous

严格的,严厉的,严酷的
severe; harsh; demanding; exact

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bumptious

傲慢的,自负的
self-assertive

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frenetic

发狂的,狂热的
frenzied, frantic

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exuberance

丰富,茂盛;热情洋溢;精神焕发
overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance

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fell

残暴的;致命的
cruel; deadly
砍伐(树木);击倒
cut or knock down; bring down (with a missile)

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reimburse

偿还,偿付
repay

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quail

畏惧;沮丧
cower; lose heart

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apparition

鬼,幽灵
ghost; phantom

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esteem

尊敬,尊重
respect; value

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sartorial

裁缝的,缝纫的
pertaining to tailors

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unpalatable

味道差的;令人不快的
distasteful; disagreeable

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swelter

热昏;中暑
be oppressed by heat

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seamy

丑恶的
sordid; unwholesome

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decrepit

破旧的,年久失修的;衰老的
worn out by age

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willful

故意的;固执的,任性的
intentional; headstrong

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pall

变得平淡、乏味
grow tiresome

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transmute

使变形;使变质
change; convert to something different

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philistine

平庸的人,没有文化修养的人;市侩的人
narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain

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valedictory

告别的,告辞的
pertaining to farewell

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contravene

违反,反对,侵犯
contradict; oppose; infringe on or transgress

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paradox

自相矛盾,似非而是
something contradictory in nature

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assay

化验,分析
analyze; evaluate

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clandestine

秘密的
secret

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compact

契约;合同
agreement; contract
挤满的,紧密的;坚实的;简洁的
tightly packed; firm; brief

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aesthetic

艺术的;悦目的
artistic; pleasing

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quirk

急转;突发事件
startling twist; caprice

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steep

浸,泡,沉浸
soak; saturate

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filch

偷窃,窃取
steal

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amulet

护身符
charm; talisman

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lachrymose

爱哭的;催泪的
producing tears

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scale

攀登
climb up; ascend

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elixir

灵丹妙药
cure-all; something invigorating

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typhoon

台风
tropical hurricane or cyclone

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exhort

力劝
urge

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propitious

合适的,有利的
favorable; fortunate; advantageous

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prone

有……倾向于,易于……的
inclined to; prostrate

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intelligentsia

知识界,知识阶层
the intelligent and educated classes [often used derogatorily]

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fret

(使)烦恼,(使)焦急
to be annoyed or vexed

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demure

端庄的;腼腆的
grave; serious; coy

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viable

可行的,可实施的;能养活的
practical or workable; capable of maintaining life

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constraint

强制,约束
compulsion; repression of feelings

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transition

过渡
going from one state of action to another

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zeal

热心,热情,热诚
eager enthusiasm

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viscid

黏的,黏质的
adhesive; gluey

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respite

延期,暂缓;缓刑
interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment

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thermal

热的,热量的
pertaining to heat

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ebb

衰退,逐渐减少
recede; lessen
(指潮水)退落
(of a tide) the flowing out

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outstrip

超过,胜过
surpass; outdo

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dire

可怕的,悲惨的
disastrous

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ultimate

最后的,终极的
final; not susceptible to further analysis

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bellicose

好斗的
warlike

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equitable

公平合理的,公正的
fair; impartial

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serpentine

蜿蜒的
winding; twisting

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circumspect

小心的,谨慎的
prudent; cautious

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demean

贬低身份,辱没
degrade; humiliate

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stultify

使显得愚笨;使变无效,使便成徒劳
cause to appear to become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or hinder

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charisma

超凡能力;魅力,领袖气质
divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of a political leader

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glower

怒目而视
scowl