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moodiness

郁郁寡欢,闷闷不乐
fits, of depression or gloom

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imprudent

轻率的;鲁莽的
lacking caution; injudicious

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incidence

发生频率;发生,出现
rate of occurrence; particular occurrence

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plutocracy

财阀政府
society ruled by the wealthy

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tenure

(土地、职位等的)保有任期
holding of an office; time during which such an office is held

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chivalrous

彬彬有礼的;侠义的;勇武的
courteous; faithful; brave

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confound

使混淆;使困惑
confuse; puzzle

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scurvy

可悲的;卑鄙的
despicable; contemptible

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matriarch

女族长,女家长
woman who rules a family or larger social group

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decadence

颓废,衰退
decay

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heed

注意,留心
pay attention to; consider

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commodious

宽敞舒适的
spacious and comfortable

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convoke

召集
call together

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venial

可原谅的;轻微的
forgivable; trivial

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inveterate

根深的;成癖的
deep-rooted; habitual

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aghast

惊骇的,吓呆的
horrified

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disparity

差异,不平等
difference; condition of inequality

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rationalize

文过饰非,自圆其说
give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true,less admirable one; offer an excuse

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unruly

不守规矩的,蛮横的
disobedient; lawless

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braggart

吹牛的人
boaster

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medley

混合物;混杂
mixture

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indissoluble

永恒的
permanent

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bluff

直率的,坦率的
rough but good-natured
虚张声势;欺骗;悬崖
pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff

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disgruntle

使不满
make discontented

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scoff

嘲笑,嘲弄
mock; ridicule

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context

上下文
writing preceding and following the passage quoted

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prophetic

预言的
foretelling the future

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epigram

警局
witty thought or saying, usually short

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exceptionable

引起反感的,可抗议的
objectionable

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substantive

实体的,真正的;本质的;坚固的
real, as opposed to imaginary; essential; solidly based; substantial

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perturb

使忧虑,使烦恼
disturb greatly

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misconstrue

误解,曲解
interpret incorrectly; misjudge

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slither

滑动;不稳地滑行
slip or slide

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disenfranchise

剥夺……的权利
deprive of a civil right

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exegesis

(尤指对圣经内容的)详细解释,诠释
explanation; interpretation, especially of a biblical text

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conformity

符合,一致
harmony; agreement

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ecclesiastic

基督教会的
pertaining to the church
(基督教会的)传教士,牧师
clergyman (in the Christian Church)

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vertex

顶点,最高点
summit

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sage

圣人
person celebrated for wisdom

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iniquitous

邪恶的;不公正的
wicked; immoral; unrighteous

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frond

(蕨类植物、棕榈树或香蕉树庞大的)叶子
(fern; palm tree or banana) leaf

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defiance

违抗,反抗
refusal to yield; resistance

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finesse

精密的技巧
delicate skill

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extrinsic

外在的;非固有的;非本质的
external; not essential; extraneous

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tyranny

专制,暴政
oppression; cruel government

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defray

支付(费用等)
pay the costs of

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deterrent

威慑力量,制止物
something that discourages; hindrance

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couple

结合
join; unite

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itinerant

巡回的,巡游的
wandering; traveling
巡回者(例如传教士、行商等)
one who travels from place to place

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secular

现世的,世俗的
worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal

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jettison

抛弃(货物)
throw overboard

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squat

矮胖的;短粗的
stocky; short and thick

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amity

友谊
friendship

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bilk

诈骗
swindle; cheat

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filibuster

(议会上)以冗长的演说阻挠议案通过
to block legislation by making long speeches

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lurid

可怕的,可憎的;耸人听闻的
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome

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ingrate

忘恩负义者
ungrateful person

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iota

极少量
very small quantity

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distant

冷淡的,疏远的
reserved or aloof; cold in manner

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profound

深的;深奥的;完全的
deep; not superficial; complete

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subservient

屈从的;卑屈的;恭顺的
behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious

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levy

征收,征税
impose (a fine); collect (a payment)

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crotchety

怪癖的,反复无常的
eccentric; whimsical

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atheistic

无神论
denying the existence of God

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amenities

便利设施;社交礼仪
convenient features; courtesies

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rhapsodize

狂热地描述
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner

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excerpt

(诗、书或音乐的)摘抄,目录
selected passage (written or musical)
摘录,引用
to select a (passage) for quoting

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martyr

殉道者,烈士;受难者
one who voluntarily suffers death for his or her religion or cause; great sufferer

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bolt

门闩;螺栓;一匹(布)
door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric
迅速移动;拴住;囫囵吞食
dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down

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paranoia

妄想症,偏执狂
psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution

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ingenious

机灵的,足智多谋的
clever; resourceful

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auspicious

吉兆的,幸运的
favoring success

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quandary

窘困,进退两难
dilemma

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cupidity

贪婪
greed

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innovative

革新的,创新的
novel; introducing a change

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apathy

没有兴趣,冷漠
lack of caring; indifference

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salubrious

有益健康的
promoting good health; hardworking

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specious

似是而非的;华而不实的
seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)

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buoyant

有浮力的;轻松的,活泼的
able to float, cheerful and optimistic

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dowdy

邋遢的,不整洁的
slovenly; untidy

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irrelevant

不相干的,不切题的
not applicable; unrelated

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luminary

名人;权贵人物
celebrity; dignitary

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incapacitate

使……无力量或能力
disable

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catcall

不满之声,嘘声
shout of disapproval; boo

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random

任意的,随便的
without definite purpose, plan, or aim; haphazard

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forestall

先发制人,预防
prevent by taking action in advance

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prank

胡闹,开玩笑
mischievous trick

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cleft

裂缝
split

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latitude

选择余地,自由度
freedom from narrow limitations

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revert

回复;恢复
relapse; backslide; turn back to

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indefatigable

不知疲倦的
tireless

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linger

逗留,闲逛;继续留存
loiter or dawdle; continue or persist

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neutral

中立的,不偏不倚的
impartial; not supporting one side over another

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fester

溃烂,发炎;激怒
decay; rankle, produce irritation or resentment

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aira

独唱曲,咏叹调
operatic solo

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invective

恶言谩骂
abuse

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anthropocentric

人类中心说的
regarding human beings and the center of the universe

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infusion

灌输;溶液
act of introducing or instilling a quality; liquid solution

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propriety

适当,得体
fitness; correct conduct

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sedulous

勤勉的;孜孜不倦的
diligent; hardworking