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1

condense

浓缩,精简
make more compact or dense; shorten or abridge; reduce into a denser form

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quizzical

戏弄的,揶揄的;有疑问的
teasing; bantering; mocking; curious

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fidelity

忠实
loyalty

4

stipend

薪水,薪俸
pay for services

5

eccentric

不合常规的;怪异的,古怪的
irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre

6

pore

钻研,深思,细阅
study industriously; ponder; scrutinize

7

malignant

恶毒的;恶性的,致命的
injurious; tending to cause death; aggressively malevolent

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fastidious

挑剔的,过分讲究的;难以取悦的
difficult to please; squeamish

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plentitude

充分,充足;完全
abundance; completeness

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constituent

选民,选举人
supporter

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hypochondriac

疑病症患者,过分担心自身健康的人
person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness

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venal

可用金钱贿赂的
capable of being bribed

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inimical

充满敌意的;有害的,不利的
unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental

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pliant

柔顺的,温顺的,易被影响的
flexible; easily influenced

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extraneous

无关的,不必要的
not essential; superfluous

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lackadaisical

懒洋洋的;懒散的,散漫的
lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid

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ruse

计谋;策略
trick; stratagem

18

summit

顶点,顶峰
utmost height or pinnacle; highest point (of a mountain, etc.)

19

tarantula

(产于南欧等地的)狼蛛
venomous spider

20

muggy

闷热的,潮湿的
warm and damp

21

ire

愤怒,怒火
anger

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culminate

达到顶点
attain the highest point; climax

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importune

恳求,反复要求
beg persistently

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denigrate

诋毁,抹黑
blacken

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actuate

激励,促使
motivate

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punctilious

拘泥细节的,谨小慎微的
laying stress on niceties of conduct or form; minutely attentive fine points (perhaps too much so)

27

mundane

世界的,宇宙的;世俗的,平凡的
worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday

28

clasp

扣环;紧握
fastening device; firm grip

29

fervent

热情的,强烈的;热的
ardent; hot

30

strut

昂首阔步,神气活现的走路;支柱,撑木
pompous walk; swagger; supporting bar

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extrude

(通过模具)将(金属、塑料等)挤压成形;推出,掷出
shape (metal, plastic, etc.) by forcing it through a die; force or push out

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paraphernalia

随身用具,设备
equipment, odds and ends

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illusion

错觉,假象
misleading vision

34

bungalow

平房,小屋
small cottage

35

litany

连祷,应答祷告
supplicatory prayer

36

numismatist

钱币、奖章收藏家
person who collects coins

37

tempestuous

有暴风雨的;暴乱的
stormy; impassioned; violent

38

menial

适合奴仆做的;卑下的
suitable for servants; lowly; mean

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deleterious

有害的
harmful

40

touchstone

试金石;标准
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion

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allusion

提及,暗示
indirect reference

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residue

残余,渣滓;剩余遗产
remainder; balance

43

cardiologist

心脏病学家
doctor specializing in the heart

44

beguile

诱骗,欺骗;愉快地消磨时间
mislead or delude; pass time

45

frustrate

挫败,阻挠
thwart; defeat

46

sedition

叛乱;煽动暴乱,骚乱
resistance to authority; insubordination

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languid

倦怠的,没精打采的
weary; sluggish; listless

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aloft

在高处,在上空
upward

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fugitive

短暂的;流浪的
fleeting or transitory; roving

50

solicitous

焦虑的;挂念的
worried; concerned

51

beatific

祝福的;幸福的
giving bliss; blissful

52

bluster

咆哮;吓唬,胁迫
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully
怒号;吓唬
a violent boisterous blowing; loudly boastful or threatening speech

53

sheaf

麦捆;捆
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together

54

lucrative

有利润的
profitable

55

attenuate

使变细,使变瘦;削弱
make thin; weaken

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affliction

痛苦,折磨
state of distress; cause of suffering

57

martinet

严格执行纪律(或规章制度)的人
strict disciplinarian

58

reparable

可修缮的,可补救的
capable of being repaired

59

legerdemain

戏法,骗术
sleight of hand

60

blandishment

奉承
flattery

61

solvent

有偿付能力的
able to pay all debts
溶剂
substance that dissolves another

62

zealot

狂热者
fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal

63

subpoena

(传唤到庭作证)传票
writ summoning a witness to appear

64

adherent

追随者,拥护者
supporter; follower

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quell

镇压,平息,使安静
extinguish; put down; quiet

66

panoramic

全景的
related to an unobstructed and comprehensive view

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pacify

安抚,使安静
soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue

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peccadillo

小毛病,小过失
slight offense

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distend

使膨胀,使夸张
expand; swell out

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chicanery

诡计;欺骗
trickery; deception

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precarious

不确定的;危险的
uncertain; risky

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cynosure

引人注目者
the object of general attention

73

lustrous

有光泽的,光辉的
shining

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abstruse

难以理解的,深奥的;无底的
obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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abstruse

难以理解的,深奥的;无底的
obscure; profound; difficult to understand

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unfathomable

深不可测的,深奥的;无底的
incomprehensible; impenetrable

77

entourage

随从,随行人员
group of attendants; retinue

78

alimony

(离婚后的)赡养费,生活费
payments made to an ex-spouse after divorce

79

defame

诽谤,中伤
harm someone's reputation; malign; slander

80

ample

充足的
abundant

81

negligible

可以忽略的,微不足道的
so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may be easily disregarded

82

intuition

直觉,直觉力
immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning

83

choreography

编舞艺术;舞蹈编排
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances

84

tantrum

发脾气,发怒
fit of petulance; caprice

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anathema

诅咒;受诅咒的对象
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse

86

resumption

重新开始,继续
taking up again; recommencement

87

gloss over

辩护,掩饰
explain away

88

problematic

有问题的,有疑问的
doubtful; unsettled; questionable; perplexing

89

inconsistency

前后不一致,矛盾
state of being self contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness

90

complement

补充,补足;与……相辅相成
complete; consummate; make perfect

91

ambivalence

矛盾情感或态度
the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes

92

platitude

老生常谈,陈词滥调
trite remark; commonplace statement

93

vacillate

摇摆不定,犹豫不决
waver; fluctuate

94

perceptive

有洞察力的,敏锐的,有感知的
insightful; aware; wise

95

accost

搭讪,攀谈
approach and speak first to a person

96

portend

预兆,预示
foretell; presage

97

onset

开始;攻击
beginning; attack

98

prod

刺,戳;激起,督促
poke; stir up urge

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vampire

吸血鬼
ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living

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regimen

摄生法,养生法
prescribed diet and habits