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1

prattle

唠叨
babble

2

prosperity

幸运;繁荣,兴旺;茁壮
good fortune; financial success; physical well-being

3

festive

喜庆的,欢乐的;庆祝的
joyous; celebratory

4

flout

轻视,愚弄
reject; mock

5

gambit

以优势的开局棋法开始;开场白
opening in chess in which a piece is sacrificed; prologue

6

balk

阻挠;阻止;突然拒绝前行
foil or thwart; stop short; refuse to go on

7

desecrate

亵渎(圣物或圣地)
profane; violate the sanctity of

8

perennial

多年生植物
something that is continuing or recurrent

9

cower

畏缩
shrink quivering, as from fear

10

hilarity

兴高采烈,狂欢
boisterous mirth

11

plethora

过多,过剩
excess; overabundance

12

divest

使脱去,卸下;剥夺……的权力
strip; deprive

13

reprobate

恶棍,坏蛋
person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency

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dutiful

恭敬的,顺从的
respectful; obedient

15

accede

同意
agree

16

infirmity

虚弱,衰弱
weakness

17

motif

主题,主旨
theme

18

dissident

有不同意见的,持不同政见的
dissenting; rebellious
持不同意见的人
one who disagrees

19

centripetal

向心的
tending towards the center

20

cadaverous

像尸体的;苍白的
like a corpse; pale

21

wrath

愤怒,愤恨
anger; fury

22

abdicate

正式放弃(职责、权力等)
renounce; give up

23

astringent

收敛的;止血的
binding; causing contraction

24

apocalyptic

启示论的,天启的
prophetic; pertaining to revelations

25

beatitude

祝福;至福
blessedness; state of bliss

26

virtue

美德,德行;优点
goodness; moral excellence; good quality

27

allocate

分派,分配
assign

28

exorcise

驱除(恶魔)
drive out evil spirits

29

bedizen

把……打扮得过分俗气
dress with vulgar finery

30

litigation

诉讼,起诉
lawsuit

31

predilection

爱好,偏袒
partiality; preference

32

propitiate

抚慰;劝解
appease

33

acidulous

有酸味的;尖刻的
slightly sour; sharp, caustic

34

kindred

有关系的;有亲属关系的,同宗的
related; belonging to the same family

35

jocose

幽默的,诙谐的
given to joking

36

facsimile

摹本,精确的复制品
copy

37

deadpan

冷淡的,冷漠的
wooden; impersonal

38

emissary

密使,特使
agent (often an unpleasant or a secret one); messenger

39

infinitesimal

极微小的,微不足道的
exceedingly small; so small as to be almost nonexistent

40

genealogy

系谱;宗谱
record of descent; lineage

41

detrimental

有害的,不利的
harmful; damaging

42

unmitigated

未减轻的;绝对的
unrelieved or immoderate; absolute

43

brindled

有斑点或有条纹的
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots

44

innuendo

暗示,影射
hint; insinuation

45

practitioner

从业者,开业者
someone engaged in a profession (law, medicine)

46

guileless

坦率的,正直的
without deceit

47

miasma

毒气,沼气;坏的气氛或影响
swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere, often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence

48

liquidate

清算,偿还
settle accounts; clear up

49

tenuous

纤细的,单薄的;微弱的
thin; rare; slim

50

momentum

动量;动力,冲力,势头
quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus

51

adulation

奉承,阿谀
flattery; admiration

52

immobility

不动,固定
state of being unable to move

53

truncate

截去顶端
cut the top off

54

remorse

懊悔,自责
guilt; self-reproach

55

harass

不断地激怒或折磨
annoy by repeated attacks

56

allegiance

忠贞,效忠
loyalty

57

potential

有潜力的
expressing possibility; latent

58

wallow

打滚;沉湎;堕落
roll in; indulge in; become helpless

59

ardent

热切的,热情的
intense; passionate; zealous

60

unprepossessing

不吸引人的
unattractive

61

fodder

饲料,草料
coarse food for cattle, house, etc.

62

satire

讽刺文学,讽刺
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack vice and folly

63

curtail

缩减
shorten; reduce

64

nostalgia

乡愁,怀旧之情
homesickness; longing for the past

65

virtual

是值得;实际上的
in essence; for practical purposes

66

omnivorous

杂食的;无所不知的
eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything

67

vigor

精力,活力
active strength

68

oaf

蠢人,笨人
stupid, awkward person

69

fawning

巴结的,讨好的
courting favor by cringing and flattering

70

truculence

好战;凶猛,残忍
aggressiveness; ferocity

71

harrowing

痛心的,悲惨的
agonizing; distressing; traumatic

72

subsistence

意识,给养;存在
means needed to support life; existence

73

insuperable

难以克服的,不可逾越的
insurmountable; unbeatable

74

bilious

患胆病的;脾气不好的
suffering from digestion; imitable

75

listless

倦怠的,情绪低落的
lacking in spirit or energy

76

loom

隐现,迫近
appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distortled form)

77

squander

浪费
waste

78

latent

潜在的,潜伏的
potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden

79

amend

修正,改进
correct; change,generally for the better

80

savor

品尝,享受;有……的滋味或气味
enjoy; have a distinctive flavor

81

jaunt

短途旅行
trip; short journey

82

germane

有密切关系的
permanent; bearing upon the case at hand

83

colloquial

口语的,口头的
pertaining to conversational or common speech

84

hoodwink

欺骗,蒙蔽
deceive; delude

85

churlish

粗野的
boorish; rude

86

insomnia

失眠的,失眠症
wakefulness; inability to sleep

87

obfuscate

使混乱,使糊涂;使艰涩难懂
confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex

88

queasy

容易呕吐的,易恶心的
easily nauseated; squeamish

89

depict

描述,描写
portray

90

prelate

高级教士
church dignitary

91

undermine

削弱或损害;逐渐损坏、侵蚀
weaken; sap

92

protege

被保护人
person receiving protection and support from a patron

93

misrepresent

误传;歪曲
give a false or incorrect impression, often deliberately; serve unsatisfactorily as a representative

94

quiver

颤抖,振动
tremble; shake
箭囊
case for arrows

95

bicameral

两院制的
two-chambered, as a legislative body

96

effervescence

兴奋,狂喜;冒泡,起泡
inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation

97

hamper

妨碍,牵制
obstruct

98

tribute

贡税;称赞
tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect

99

loathe

厌恶,憎恶
detest

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quagmire

沼泽,湿地;难以脱身的困境
soft, wet, boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself