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expiate

补偿,赎罪
make amends for (a sin)

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assumption

假设;承担,担任
something taken or granted; taking over or taking possession of

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presentiment

预感
feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear; premonition

4

prerogative

特权;毋庸置疑的权利
privilege; unquestionable right

5

condole

慰问,吊唁
express sympathetic sorrow

6

sophistry

诡辩
seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning

7

rigor

严格,严酷
sevenrity

8

incidental

非主要的;伴随发生的
not essential; minor

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plagiarize

剽窃,抄袭
steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own

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noctural

夜晚的,夜间发生的
done at night

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inane

愚蠢的;无意义的,空洞的
silly; senseless

12

wrench

扭拉,扭转
pull; strain; twist

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suavity

温和;文雅
urbanity; polish

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coddle

溺爱
treat gently

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aftermath

结果,后果
consequences; outcome; upshot

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rancid

如陈腐脂肪味的,腐臭的
having the odor of stale fat

17

archive

档案;档案室
public records; place there pubic records are kept

18

pediatrician

儿科医生
expert in children's diseases

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imminent

即将来临的;逼近的
near at hand; impending

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thrive

兴旺,繁荣
prosper; flourish

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provident

顾及将来的;节俭的
displaying foresight; preparing for emergencies; thrifty

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slight

轻蔑;怠慢
insult to one's dignity; snub

23

parody

诙谐的模仿,拙劣的模仿
humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty

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impalpable

感触不到的,摸不到的;难理解的
imperceptible; intangible

25

dissection

分析;解剖
analysis; cutting apart in order to examine

26

rendition

翻译;演唱
translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc.

27

hazy

朦胧的,模糊的
slightly obscure

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justification

正当的理由;辩护;开释
good or just reason; defense; excuse

29

roster

名簿,花名册
list

30

vendor

小贩,供应商
seller

31

amphitheater

圆形(露天)剧场,阶梯式座位区
oval building with tiers o seats

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abstinence

节制,节食,戒酒
restraint from eating or drinking

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facetious

滑稽的;幽默的
joking (often inappropriately); humorous

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partiality

偏爱,偏见
inclination, bias

35

odyssey

长途的冒险旅行
long, eventful journey

36

bicker

斗嘴
quarrel

37

cistern

蓄水池,水箱
reservoir or water tank

38

cubicle

小卧室
small compartment partitioned off; small bedchamber

39

ingenuous

率真的,无心计的
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

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advent

出现,到来
arrival

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pungent

(指气味、味道)刺激性的;尖锐的
stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic

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plagiarism

剽窃,抄袭
theft of another's ideas or writings passed of as original

43

affinity

密切关系
kinship

44

ingenue

(扮演)天真无邪的少女(女演员)的
an artless girl; an actress who plays such parts

45

throng

聚集的人群
crowd

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insolvent

破产的;无法偿还债务的
bankrupt; unable to repay one's debis

47

insularity

(思想、观点等的)偏狭;与外界隔绝
narrow-mindedness; isolation

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retrospective

回顾的
looking back on the past

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enduring

持久的,持续的
lasting; surviving

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dispassionate

冷静的;不带偏见的
calm; impartial

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incongruous

不调和的;不适宜的
not fitting; absurd

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yield

投降,屈服
give in; surrender
产量,收成,收益
amount produced

53

mincing

装模作样的,矫揉造作
affectedly dainty

54

revoke

撤回,废除;吊销
cancel; retract

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obstetrician

产科医生
physician specializing in delivery of babies

56

haughtiness

傲慢,不逊
pride; arrogance

57

kaleidoscope

万花筒
tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors o colored pieces o glass,etc., produce interesting symmetrical effects

58

maxim

格言,座右铭
proverb; a truth pithily stated

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sinuous

蜿蜒的;错综复杂的;不老实的
winding; bending in and out; not morally honest

60

controvert

反驳,驳斥
oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict

61

dismiss

不考虑;不接受
put away from consideration; reject

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obstensible

表面的,假装的
apparent; professed; pretended

63

shroud

遮蔽,隐藏;用裹尸布裹
hide from view; wrap or burial

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disparate

根本不同的;不相干的
basically different; unrelated

65

mesmerize

施催眠术
hypnotize

66

garrulous

饶舌的,多嘴的
loquacious; wordy; talkative

67

consummate

圆满的,完整的
complete
完成
complete

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erudite

博学的,有学问的
learned; scholarly

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inclined

有倾向的;倾斜的
tending or leaning toward; bent

70

pulverize

研磨成粉
crush or grind into dust

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staccato

断音的;不连贯的;断续的
played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound

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din

喧嚣,嘈杂声
continued loud noise
喧闹;絮絮不休地说
to assail

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hallowed

神圣化的,神圣的
blessed; consecrated

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luscious

美味的,甘美的
pleasing to taste or smell

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indicative

暗示的,预示的
suggestive; implying

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proponent

支持者;拥护者
supporter; backer; opposite of opponent

77

smelt

熔解(矿石);熔炼(矿石)
melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition

78

evocative

唤起情感(记忆)的
tending to call up (emotions, memories)

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soluble

可溶解的;可解决的
able to be dissolved; able to be explained

80

intrepid

无畏的,勇猛的
fearless

81

aptitude

恰当;天资,才能
fitness; talent

82

plausible

似乎是真的,貌似有道理的;华而不实的
having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious

83

acumen

敏锐,聪明
mental keenness

84

abstain

自制,戒除
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

85

lax

疏忽的,松懈的
careless

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temporal

暂时的;现世的;世俗的
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular

87

saunter

闲逛,漫步
stroll slowly

88

proletarian

无产者,工人
member of the working; blue collar person

89

mendacious

不诚实的,爱扯谎的
lying; habitually dishonest

90

regeneration

重建;再生
renewal or restoration (of a bodily part); spiritual rebirth

91

orient

给......定方向;使适应
get one's bearings; adjust

92

renovate

修复,修整;更新,革新
restore to good condition; renew

93

discord

不协调,冲突
conflict; lack of harmony

94

vignette

小插图;小品文
picture; short literary sketch

95

august

威严的,宏伟的
impressive; majestic

96

perpetuate

使长存,使永恒
make something last; preserve from extinction

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subsidiary

附属物,(尤指)附属公司;补充物
something secondary in importance or subordinate; auxiliary

98

cataclysm

灾难;大洪水
violent upheaval; deluge

99

adventitious

偶然的
accidental; casual

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pathos

伤感;伤感力
tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings