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shyster

不择手段的律师;奸诈的人
lawyer using questionable methods

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matriculate

被录取入学
enroll (in college or graduate school)

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chameleon

变色龙
lizard that changes color in different situations

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contract

收缩;订约;感染
compress or shrink; make a pledge; catch a disease

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thespian

戏剧的
pertaining to drama

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impede

妨碍;拖延
hinder; block; delay

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credence

信任
belief

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winnow

筛掉(米糠等);辨别,甄别
sift; separate good parts from bad

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limpid

清澈的,清晰的
clear; transparent; lucid

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summation

合计;总结
act of finding the total; summary

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circumvent

智取;包围
outwit; baffle

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stringent

严厉的,严苛的
severe; rigid; constricted

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voluble

流利的,健谈的
fluent; glib; talkative

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trough

槽,饲料槽;波谷,低谷
container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.)

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odious

可憎的,可恶的
hateful; vile

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petulant

脾气坏的
touchy; peevish

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aberrant

异常的,脱轨的
abnormal or deviant

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abominable

讨厌的,令人憎恶的;极坏的
detestable; extremely unpleasant

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obtuse

钝的,不锋利的;愚笨的
blunt; stupid

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agglomeration

集合;结块,成团
collection; heap

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partison

偏袒的;党派的
one-sided, prejudiced, committed to a party

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manifest

显然的,明白的
evident; visible; obvious

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barrage

弹幕,火力网;连珠炮似的一大堆(问题、批评等)
barrier laid down by artillery fire; an overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words

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optional

随意的,可选择的
not obligatory; left to one's choice

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connivance

共谋;纵容;默许
assistance; pretense of ignorance of something wrong; permission to offend

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invigorate

鼓舞,使有活力
energize; stimulate

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conciliatory

调和的;抚慰的
reconciling; soothing

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auxiliary

辅助的
giving additional or subsidiary help

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atavism

隔代遗传,返祖现象
reversion to an earlier type; throwback

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infer

推断,推论出
deduce; conclude

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prolific

多产的,丰富的
abundantly fruitful

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transparent

显然的,明晰的;透明的
easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely

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invoke

祈求
call upon; ask for

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amplify

放大;增强
broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger

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finicky

过于挑剔的;难讨好的
too particular; fussy

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delete

划掉,删掉
erase; strike out

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toady

献媚者,拍马屁的人
servile flatterer; yes man

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portly

健壮的,魁伟的;肥胖的
stately; stout

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amiable

和蔼可亲的,亲切的,友好的
agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly

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flippant

轻浮的,无礼的
lacking proper seriousness

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exigency

紧急情况
urgent situation

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scrupulous

小心谨慎的,严格认真的
conscientious; extremely thorough

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piety

虔诚,虔敬
religious devotion; godliness

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encumber

妨碍,拖累
burden

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heterodox

非正统的,异端的
unorthodox; unconventional

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autocratic

独裁的,专制的
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial

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gnarled

多节的或扭曲的
twisted

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berate

痛斥,严责
scold strongly

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delectable

使人愉快的;美味的
delightful; delicious

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theocracy

神权政治,神权政体
government run by religious leaders

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exacerbate

使恶化,使加重
worsen; embitter

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vapid

索然无味的,枯燥的
dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless

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mortician

丧葬承办者,殡葬业者
undertaker

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bourgeois

中产阶级
middle class
可求名利的;平庸的
selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

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cosmopolitan

老练的
sophisticated

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promulgate

发布,公布
proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication

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pomposity

妄自尊大
self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt

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ineffable

不可言喻的;避讳的,禁忌的
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech

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cull

挑选,去掉
pick out; reject
杂质
something picked out from others, especially something rejected because of inferior quality

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protuberance

隆起,结节
protrusion; bulge

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enervate

使无力,使无精打采
weaken

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retrieve

恢复;取回;找回
recover; find and bring in

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lackluster

死气沉沉的
dull

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dissimulate

假装,掩饰(感情、动机等)
pretend; conceal by feigning

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blase

厌倦与享乐的
bored with pleasure or dissipation

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recipient

接受者
receiver

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clique

小集团,派系
small exclusive group

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camaraderie

同志之爱,友情
good-fellowship

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shun

避开,躲避
keep away from

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virulent

剧毒的;恶毒的,充满敌意的
extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter

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gale

大风,一阵风;情感爆发
windstorm; gust of wind; emotional outburst (laughter, tears)

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cognate

同源词的,同类的
related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature

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censor

审查者
overseer of morals; person who reads to eliminate inappropriate remarks

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innate

先天的,天生的
inborn

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facilitate

有助于,使容易
help bring about; make less difficult

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concomitant

伴随物
that which accompanies

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assail

攻击
assault

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repository

储藏室
storehouse

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benefactor

捐助者;赞助人
gift giver; patron

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feral

(动物)野生的
not domestic; wild

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equivocal

模棱两可的,模糊的
ambiguous; intentionally misleading

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execrable

极坏的,极差的
very bad

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faction

派别;小团体;派系斗争
party; clique; dissension

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obnoxious

使人讨厌的,可憎的
offensive; objectionable

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verge

边缘,界限
border; edge

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squalor

肮脏;悲惨
filth; dirty, neglected state; degradation

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trenchant

有力的,有效的;刻薄的,锋利的
forceful and vigorous; cutting

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delineate

描绘,描写,勾勒
portray; depict; sketch

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agent

媒介;代理人;执行官
means or instrument; personal representative; person acting in an official capacity

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comparable

类似的
similar

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offhand

随便的,唐突的
casual; done without prior thought

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ravel

使混乱,使纠缠;解开,松开
fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle

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whinny

马嘶,嘶叫
neigh like a horse

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diminution

缩减,降低
lessening; reduction in size

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qualms

担忧,不安,良心责备
misgivings; uneasy fears, especially about matters of conscience

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rudimentary

未充分发展的;基本的;初步的
not developed; elementary; crude

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embody

体现(思想、原则等);包括,收录
express or give visible form to (ideas, feelings, etc.); make concrete; incorporate

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bombastic

夸大的,言过其实的
pompous; using inflated language

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recession

撤回,退却;(经济)衰退,不景气
withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity

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contraband

违法交易
illegal trade; smuggling
违禁的,非法买卖的
distributed or sold illicitly