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harangue

长篇大论,喋喋不休
noisy speech
向……滔滔不绝地讲
spout

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demur

提出异议,反对;犹豫
object (because of doubts, scruples); hesitate

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turmoil

骚动,混乱
great commotion and confusion

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intimacy

亲密,隐私,亲昵行为
closeness, often affectionate; privacy; familiarity

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oust

驱逐,罢黜
expel; drive out

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livid

铅灰色;(被打得)青紫色的;狂怒的
lead-coloted; black and blue; enraged

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quarry

猎物,追求目标
victim; object of a hunt
挖出
dig into

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variegated

杂色的,斑驳的
many-colored

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arbiter

仲裁人,裁决人
a person with power to decide a dispute; judge

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penchant

嗜好,爱好
strong inclination; liking

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gentility

高贵的出身;文雅
those of gentle birth; refinement

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credulity

轻信,易受骗
belief on slight evidence; gullibility

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stipulate

规定;保证
make express conditions; specify

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imperturbable

沉着的,冷静的
calm; placid; composed

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invert

使里外反向或上下颠倒
turn upside down or inside out

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liberator

解放者,释放者
one who sets free

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figment

臆造的事物,虚构的事
invention; imaginary thing

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paroxysm

(痛苦、大笑、狂怒)发作
fit or attack (of pain, laughter, rage)

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prune

修剪;删改
cut away; trim

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ornate

装饰华丽的,过分修饰的
excessively or elaborately decorated

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imponderable

无法精确估量的
not able to be determined precisely

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denizen

居民;常客,老主顾
inhabitant or resident; regular visitor

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spasmodic

断断续续的,间歇性的
fitful; periodic

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obsequious

卑躬的,奉承的
slavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic

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remnant

残余,剩余
remainder

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amiss

有毛病的,出差错的
wrong; faulty

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mollify

使平息,安抚
soothe

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forensic

适于法庭的,公开辩论的
suitable to debate or courts of law

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bait

骚扰;戏弄
harass; tease

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servile

奴性的;卑屈的
slavish; cringing

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orthodox

传统的,正统的
traditional; conservative in belief

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embroider

刺绣;对……加以渲染
to decorate cloth with needlework; to ornament with fancy or fictitious details

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infantile

幼稚的
childish

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industrious

勤勉的,刻苦的
diligent; hard-working

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heresy

异端邪说,异教
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

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arable

适于耕种的
fit for growing crops

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insurgent

起义的,叛乱的
rebellious

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robust

精力充沛的;强壮的
vigorous; strong

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buccaneer

海盗
pirate

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affirmation

断言,肯定;(法庭)证词
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath

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grueling

折磨的,使精疲力尽的
exhausting

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terse

简洁的,扼要的
concise; abrupt; pithy

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sheer

透明的;峻峭的;绝对的
very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute

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categorical

绝对的
without exceptions; unqualified; absolute

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egregious

极端恶劣的;令人震惊的
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking

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accelerate

加速
move faster

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protrude

突出
stick out

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viscous

有黏性的
sticky; gluey

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abet

教唆(犯罪);煽动
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

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knave

狡诈的人,恶棍,无赖
untrust-worthy person; rogue; scoundrel

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licentious

放肆的,放荡的
amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained

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mobile

可移动的,不固定的
movable; not fixed

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sanction

批准,同意
approve; ratify

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exemplary

典范的,(可作)楷模的
serving as a model; outstanding

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theoretical

理论上的,空谈的;假设的
not practical or applied; hypothetical

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vernacular

日常用语;白话
living language; natural style

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atypical

非典型的,反常的
not normal

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meditation

沉思,冥想
reflection; thought

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glimmer

隐约闪现,闪烁
shine erratically; twinkle

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mellifluous

流畅的;优美动听的
sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious

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simper

假笑;痴笑
smirk; smile affectedly

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flair

才能,本领
talent

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kernel

中心,要点;果核,果仁
central or vital part; whole seed (as of corn)

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canter

慢跑
slow gallop

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swarm

一大群;蜂群
dense moving crowd; large group of honeybees

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antecedent

前事,前情;祖先
a preceding event or circumstance that influences what comes later; ancestors or early background

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temporize

应付,拖延
act evasively to gain time; avoid committing oneself

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resentment

怨恨,愤恨
indignation; bitterness; displeasure

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proliferation

迅速增长;扩散;增殖
rapid growth; spread; multiplication

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indeterminate

不确定的,不明的,模糊的
uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite

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impel

推动,驱使
drive or force onward

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malingerer

装病以逃避责任着,装病的人
one who feigns illness to escape duty

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coincidence

巧合
two or more things occurring at the same time by chance

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bigotry

固执,顽固
stubborn intolerance

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savant

学者;专家
learned scholar

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parched

焦干的,干透的
extremely dry; very thirsty

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arcade

有拱廊的街道(两旁常设商店)
a covered passageway, usually lined with shops

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predicament

困境,窘境
tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma

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embargo

贸易禁令,禁运
ban on commerce or other activity

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flit

掠过;迅速飞过;闪现
fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by

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scintillate

发出火花,闪耀光芒
sparkle; flash

82

besiege

包围;烦扰
surround with armed forces; harass (with requests)

83

cloister

修道院
monastery or convent

84

repellent

排斥的;令人反感的
driving away; unattractive

85

asperity

刻薄,严厉
sharpness (of temper)

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derange

使发狂;扰乱,捣乱
make insane; disarrange

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permeable

可穿透的,可渗透的
penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through

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mannered

不自然的,矫饰的
affected; not natural

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foil

烘托,衬托
contrast
挫败;阻止
defeat; frustrate

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maim

使残废
mutilate; injure

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slipshod

不整饰的;懒散的;草率的
untidy or slovenly; shabby

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capricious

变化无常的,多变的
unpredictable; fickle

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negligence

疏忽,粗心大意
neglect; failure to take reasonable care

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bizarre

奇异的,古怪的
fantastic; violently contrasting

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instigate

激起,怂恿,煽动
urge; start; provoke

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tenet

信条,原则
doctrine; dogma

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sedate

镇静的,稳重的
calm and composed; dignified

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mystify

蒙蔽,迷惑
bewilder purposely

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efficacy

有效性,功效
power to produce desired effect

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gibe

嘲笑,奚落
mock; taunt; scoff at