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1

augury

预言;预兆
omen; prophecy

2

decimate

大批杀害;十中抽一
kill, usually one out of time

3

degradation

丢脸;降级,贬黜;退化
humiliation; debasement; degeneration

4

hoax

骗人的把戏,骗局
trick, deception; fraud
愚弄,欺骗
deceive

5

concerted

商定的;共同完成的
mutually agreed on; done together

6

guile

狡诈;诡计
deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning

7

champion

捍卫,支持
support militantly

8

agrarian

土地的,耕地的
pertaining to land or its cultivation

9

taint

玷污;败坏;腐蚀
contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad

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adjacent

临近的,接近的
adjoining; neighboring; close by

11

moratorium

延期偿付
legal delay of payment

12

proximity

接近,亲近
nearness

13

subsequent

后来的,随后的
following; later

14

tentative

犹豫的,踌躇的;试验性的,暂定的,不确定的
hesitant; not fully worked out or developed; experimental; not definite or positive

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salacious

猥亵的,好色的
lascivious; lustful

16

browse

吃草;浏览
graze; skim or glance at casually

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sleight

技巧;戏法
dexterity

18

acrimonious

(言辞、态度等)尖刻的
bitter in words or manner

19

conduit

沟渠;导水管
aqueduct; passageway for fluids

20

riger

附文;附件
amendment or clause added to a legislative bill

21

assessment

评估,评价
evaluation; judgment

22

debutant

首次进入社交界的年轻女子
young woman making formal entrance into society

23

poseur

装模作样的人,装腔作势的人
person who pretends to be sophisticated

24

austere

严厉的;简朴的
forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented

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misapprehension

误会,误解
error; misunderstanding

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compress

压缩,挤压
close; squeeze; contract

27

obviate

排除,消除
prevent; make unnecessary

28

substantiate

证明,证实;支持
establish by evidence; verify; support

29

verbatim

逐字地,一字不差地
word for word

30

vendetta

族间血仇的,深仇的
blood feud

31

arrogance

傲慢
pride; haughtiness

32

spry

充满生气的,敏捷的
vigorously active; nimble

33

cliche

陈词滥调,老生常谈
phrase dulled in meaning by repetition

34

wanton

无节制的;肆意的;不贞洁的
unrestrained; willfully malicious; unchaste

35

tender

提出,提供
offer; extend

36

intimidating

恐惧的,受惊吓的
frightening

37

comely

有吸引力的;秀丽的
attractive; agreeable

38

malodorous

有恶臭的
foul-smelling

39

recumbent

靠着的,斜躺着的
reclining; lying down completely or in part

40

incontrovertible

无可辩驳的,不容置疑的
indisputable; not open to question

41

decry

强烈反对,谴责;贬低,轻视
express strong disapproval of; disparage

42

proclivity

倾向,癖好
inclination; natural tendency

43

accentuate

强调;重读
emphasize; stress

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succinct

简洁的;压缩的
brief; terse; compact

45

audacious

大胆的,鲁莽的
daring, bold

46

merger

(企业等的)并吞;结合
combination (of two business corporations

47

pastiche

模仿作品;大杂烩,拼凑物
piece of writing or music made up of borrowed bits and pieces; hodge-podge

48

impasse

绝境,死路;僵局
predicament from which these is no escape; deadlock

49

compelling

强制的;有说服力的
overpowering; irresistible in effort

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incarcerate

把……关进监狱,监禁
imprison

51

behemoth

庞然大物,巨兽
huge creature; monstrous animal

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buffet

饮食柜台;自助餐
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
打击;搏斗
slap; batter; knock about

53

celebrated

著名的
famous; well-known

54

indenture

契约,合同
contract
以契约约束服务关系/学徒关系
bind as servant or apprentice to master

55

defeatist

失败主义的
altitude of one who is ready to accept defeat as a natural outcome
失败主义者
someone who believes that they will not succeed

56

conservatory

音乐学校
school of the fine arts (especially music and drama)

57

noncommittal

中立的;不承诺的;不表态的
neutral; unpledged; undecided

58

infamous

臭名昭著的
notoriously bad

59

celibate

单身的;禁欲的
unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse

60

countenance

赞同,容忍
approve; tolerate
面容
face

61

alienate

离间;使孤立
make hostile; separate

62

gaffe

失礼,失态
social blunder

63

espouse

拥护,支持
adopt; support

64

cozen

欺骗,蒙骗
cheat; hoodwink; swindle

65

philology

语言学
study of language

66

seclusion

隔离;隐居
isolation; solitude

67

reprimand

严责,指责,非难
reprove severely; rebuke

68

pedant

学究
scholar who overemphasizes book learning or
technicalities

69

amass

收集,积聚
collect

70

suppress

抑制,克服,约束
stifle; overwhelm; subdue; inhibit

71

maudlin

伤感的;感情脆弱的
effusively sentimental

72

tonic

滋补的,强身的;使精神振作的
invigorating; refreshing

73

gourmet

美食家
connoisseur of food and drink

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inept

无能的;不称职的
lacking skill; unsuited; incompetent

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rapt

被深深吸引的,入迷的
absorbed; enchanted

76

misconception

误解,错觉
mistaken idea

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abject

可怜的,卑贱的
wretched; lacking pride

78

killjoy

令人扫兴的人或事
grouch; spoilsport

79

maul

粗手粗脚地摆弄;粗野地对待
harden roughly

80

bullion

金条,银条
gold and silver in the form of bars

81

contagion

传染
infection

82

autonomous

自治的
self-governing

83

sanguine

乐观的;有望的
cheerful; hopeful

84

expedite

促进,加快(进程)
hasten

85

deify

把……神化
turn into a god; idolize

86

alimentary

提供营养的,消化的
supplying nourishment

87

vehement

猛烈的,(感情)热烈的
forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor

88

marsupial

有袋动物
one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch

89

diabolical

恶魔似的,残忍的
devilish

90

intangible

感觉不到的,无形的
not able to be perceived by touch; vague

91

insolence

傲慢无礼的
impudent disrespect; haughtiness

92

molt

脱毛,换毛
shed or cast off hair or feathers

93

chauvinist

盲目的爱国者
blindly devoted patriot

94

rebuke

指责,谴责
scold harshly; criticize severely
叱责
sharp reproof

95

acclivity

向上的陡坡
sharp upslope of a hill

96

hulking

庞大笨重的
massive; bulky; great in size

97

rig

装配;操纵
fix or manipulate

98

tract

地方,地域;小册子
region of land (often imprecisely described); pamphlet

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repudiate

断绝关系;否认
disown; disavow