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postulate

假定,基本前提
essential premise; underlying assumption

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addiction

沉溺,上瘾
compulsive, habitual need

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aquatic

水的
pertaining to water

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clemency

仁慈,宽厚;温和
disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather

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shackle

束缚;桎梏
chain; fetter

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disburse

支出,支付
pay out

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reprieve

缓刑;暂缓
temporary stay
暂缓处刑;给……带来缓解
postpone or cancel the punishment of; bring relief to

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pliable

灵活的,变通的,适应性强的
flexible; yielding; adaptable

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symmetry

对称,匀称
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity

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cumbersome

笨重的;麻烦的
heavy; hard to manage

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abrasive

造成磨损的,粗糙的;生硬粗暴的
rubbing away; tending to grind down

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apex

顶点;顶峰
tip; summit; climax

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cacophonous

刺耳的;不和谐的
discordant; inharmonious

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cerebration

思考
thought

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ogle

色眯眯地看,盯着看
look at amorously; make eyes at

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rue

后悔,悲伤,懊悔
regret; lament; mourn

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canny

精明的;节约的
shrewd; thrifty

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authenticate

验证,鉴别
confirm as genuine

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conception

开始;构想
beginning; forming of an idea

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wan

苍白的,无血色的,病态的
having a pale or sickly color; pallid

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unravel

解开,拆开;解决
disentangle; solve

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miscellany

杂集
mixture of writings on various subjects

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quarantine

检疫,隔离
isolation of person or ship to prevent spread of infection; detain in or exclude by quarantine

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odorous

有气体的
having an odor

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sordid

肮脏的,污秽的;卑鄙的
vile; filthy; wretched; mean

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panegyric

颂文,颂词
formal praise

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piquant

辛辣的,开胃的
pleasantly tart-tasting; stimulating

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ascertain

确认,确定
find out for certain

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glutton

暴食者;酷爱……的人
someone who eats too much; one that enjoys or needs something very much

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singular

独特的,非凡的,异常的
unique; extraordinary; odd

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scuffle

混战;扭打,打斗
struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry

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opulence

富裕,丰富
extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance

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loath

不情愿的,勉强的
reluctant; disinclined

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deposition

革职;宣誓作证
the act of removing sb, especially a ruler, from power; testimony under oath

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writhe

扭曲,翻腾
twist in coils; contort in pain

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retain

保留,留住
keep; employ

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pachyderm

厚皮动物
thick-skinned animal

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militant

好战的,好用暴力的
combative; bellicose
好斗分子;斗士
combative and aggressive person

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consign

托运;委托;拔出
deliver officially; entrust; set apart

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demise

死亡
death

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quiescent

休止的,休眠的;暂时停止活动的
at rest; dormant; temporarily

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preposterous

荒谬的,可笑的
absurd; ridiculous

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caucus

政党会议
private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

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coalition

联合,联盟,结合
partnership; league; union

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legacy

遗产,遗赠物
a gift made by a will

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enigmatic

费解的,难以捉摸的
obscure; puzzling

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dispel

驱散(云雾等);消除(疑虑等)
scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

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serrated

锯齿状的,有锯齿的
having a sawtoothed edge

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broach

提出,开启
introduce; open up

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babble

含糊不清地说;胡言乱语
chatter idly

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celestial

天上的,天空的
heavenly; relating to the sky

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desiccate

(使)脱水;(使)枯竭
dry up

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placate

使平静,安抚
pacify; conciliate

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temper

调和,调节;调音;(冶金)回火,锻炼
moderate; tone down or retrain; toughen (steel)

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brazen

无力的,无耻的
insolent

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forsake

摒弃,抛弃
desert; abandon; renounce

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temerity

鲁莽,轻率
boldness; rashness

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bestial

兽性的;残忍的
beast-like; brutal

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badinage

开玩笑,打趣
teasing conversation

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monetary

金钱的,货币的
pertaining to money

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resolution

坚定,决心
determination; resolve

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ignite

点燃,使燃烧
kindle; light

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concord

和谐;一致
harmony; agreement between people or things

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entrepreneur

企业家;立约人
businessman; contractor

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flaunt

招摇,炫耀
display ostentatiously

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dialectical

辩证的,辩证法的;相互的
relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal

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rote

强记,死记硬背
memorization by repetition

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antipathy

憎恶,反感
aversion; dislike

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superimpose

添加,置于他物上
place over something else

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navigable

可航行的,可通行的;可操纵的
wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; able to be steered

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fusion

联合;熔化,熔合
union; blending; synthesis

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perquisite

额外收入,外快
any gain above stipulated salary

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torrent

急流,洪流
rushing stream; flood

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germinate

发芽,发育,使生长
cause to sprout; sprout

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raucous

沙哑(声)的;嘈杂的
harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous

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irresolute

无决断的,犹豫不决的
uncertain how to act; weak

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inimitable

无比的;无法模仿的
matchless; not able to be imitated

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expletive

粗话,咒骂语
interjection; profane oath

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arboretum

树园,植物园
place where different tree varieties are exhibited

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inverse

相反的
opposite

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indigenous

本土的
native

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drudgery

苦工,单调乏味的工作
menial work

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baffle

使挫败,使困惑
frustrate; perplex

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elucidate

解释;阐明
explain; enlighten

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trappings

装饰;外部标志
outward decorations; ornaments; outward signs of prestige, wealth, etc.

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intellect

智力
higher mental powers

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aver

断言,主张
assert confidently; affirm

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carnivorous

食肉的
meat-eating

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ludicrous

可笑的,滑稽的,愚蠢的
ridiculous; laughable; absurd

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odium

反感,憎恶;耻辱
strong dislike or contempt; hatefulness; disrepute

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prude

过分拘谨的人
excessively modest person

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pseudonym

假名,笔名
pen name

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acclimate

使适应气候,使服水土
adjust to climate

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idiosyncrasy

个人癖好
individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricity

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integral

整体的;构成整体所需要的
complete; necessary for completeness

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insatiable

不满足的,贪得无厌的
not easily satisfied; unquenchable; greedy

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waggish

爱开玩笑的,滑稽的
mischievous; tricky

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intimate

暗示,暗指
hint, suggest

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parsimony

小气,吝啬
stinginess, excess frugality

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asinine

愚蠢的
stupid