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regal

皇家的,王室的
royal

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jostle

挤,推推搡搡地前进
shove; bump

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evanescent

短暂的,瞬间的
fleeting; vanishing

4

avenge

报仇
take vengeance for something (or on behalf of someone)

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schism

分裂,不和
division; split

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hodgepodge

大杂烩;一团糟
jumble; mixture of ill-suited elements

7

recapitulate

概况,总结
summarize

8

supersede

代替,取代;废除
cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete

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avarice

贪婪
greediness for wealth

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collaborate

合作,协作
work together

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nomenclature

术语;命名法
terminology; system of names

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banal

陈腐的;平庸的;普通的
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality

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preen

把(自己)打扮漂亮;自满
make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction

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montage

蒙太奇,混合画,拼集的照片
photographic composition combining elements from different sources

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oblique

间接的;倾斜的
indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line)

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swagger

摆架子,大摇大摆;昂首阔步
behave arrogantly or pompously; strut or walk proudly

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pessimism

悲观主义,悲观
belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess

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refrain

节制,避免;制止
abstain from; resist

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reverie

白日梦,幻想
daydream; musing

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despoil

抢劫,掠夺
strip of valuables; rob

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endorse

赞同,支持
approve; support

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fulsome

过分的,令人生厌的
disgustingly excessive

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euphonious

悦耳的,动听的
pleasing in sound

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blasphemy

亵渎,渎神
irreverence; sacrilege; cursing

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renegade

背叛者,变节者
deserter; traitor
背叛的,谋叛的
relating to, or resembling a renegade; traitorous

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opportunist

机会主义者
individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances

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debauch

使堕落,败坏
corrupt; seduce from virtue

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atone

弥补,补偿
make amends for; pay for

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bureaucracy

官僚主义,官僚机构
over-regulated administrative system marked by red tape

30

limber

有弹性的,(身体)柔软的
flexible

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attentive

注意的,留心的;体贴的
alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful

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beleaguer

围攻,攻击;困扰,骚扰
besiege or attack; harass

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equine

马的;像马的
of or like a horse or horses; resembling a horse

34

agitate

煽动,使不安
stir up; disturb

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mercurial

多变的,善变的
capricious; changing; fickle

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floe

大浮冰
mass of floating ice

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personable

英俊的,有风度的
attractive

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outlandish

奇特的,怪异的
bizarre; peculiar; unconventional

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subversive

颠覆性的,破坏性的
tending to overthrow; destructive

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acute

敏锐的;急性的,剧烈的
quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe

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prologue

序言
introduction (to a poem or play)

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aerie

猛禽的巢,(尤指)鹰巢
nest of a large bird of prey (eagle, hawk)

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disclaim

放弃;否认
disown; renounce claim to

44

belie

与……矛盾,掩饰
contradict; give a false impression

45

reprove

训斥,谴责
censure; rebuke

46

grate

发出刺耳的声音;使气恼;磨损
make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred

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inclusive

包括的,包罗广泛的
tending to include all

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jaundiced

有偏见的,不满的;黄色的
prejudiced (envious, hostile or resentful); yellowed

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delve

挖掘,挖地;钻研
dig; investigate

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mercenary

唯利是图的
interested in money or gain

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morbid

有成见的;病态的,忧郁的;病的,病理的
given to unwholesome thought; moody; characteristic of disease

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authoritarian

独裁的;专横的
subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will

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monumental

巨大的
massive

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restive

不安宁的;难驾驭的;不听话的
restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control

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rigid

坚决的;严格的;坚硬的
stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending

56

host

大量;主人,东道主;宿主
great number; person entertaining guests; animal or plant from which a parasite gets its nourishment

57

crest

顶峰,浪头
highest point of a hill; foamy top of a wave

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turbulence

骚乱,动荡
state of violent agitation

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artisan

工匠,技工
manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

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garner

获得,收集,储藏
gather; store up

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prognosis

预后,预知
forecasted course of a disease; prediction

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dais

讲台
raised platform for guests of honor

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antecede

先前,先行
precede

64

spangle

(缝在衣服上用作装饰的)发光的小金属片
small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation

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scanty

缺乏的,不足的
meager; insufficient

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annihilate

消灭,歼灭
destroy

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mutability

易变性;性情不定
ability to change in form; fickleness

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dissertation

论文;学术演讲
formal essay

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protract

延长
prolong

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ramify

(使)分歧,(使)分叉
divide into branches or subdivisions

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hedonist

享乐主义者
one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

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bludgeon

短棒
club; heavy-headed weapon

73

nicety

微妙之处;精确;细节,细微之处;美好
subtlety; precision; minute distinction; fine point

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cognizance

认识
knowledge

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dynamic

有活力的,生机勃勃的
energetic; vigorously active

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reconcile

使符合,使一致;使和解
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel

77

pedestrian

平淡的,缺乏想象力的
ordinary; unimaginative

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contigent

因事而定的,依条件而定的
dependent on; conditional
代表团
group that makes up part of a gathering

79

amputate

截肢;切除
cut off part of body; prune

80

intrude

闯入,侵入
trespass; enter as an uninvited person

81

connoisseur

鉴赏家
person competent to act as judge of art, etc.; a lover of an art

82

euphemism

委婉语,委婉说法
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one

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tedious

单调乏味的;冗长的;沉闷的
boring; tiring

84

recast

改写;重塑,重制
reconstruct (a sentence, story, etc.); fashion again

85

secession

脱离
withdrawal

86

compliant

顺从的,服从的
yielding

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generic

一般的,普通的
characteristic of an entire class or species

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adjunct

附件,辅助物
something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior

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trivial

不重要的,琐碎的
unimportant; trifling

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extort

敲诈,勒索
wiring from; get money by threats, etc.

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boorish

粗鲁的,不敏感的
rude; insensitive

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insidious

暗中为害的;潜伏的,隐伏的
treacherous; stealthy; sly

93

exult

欢欣鼓舞
rejoice

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urbane

彬彬有礼的,文雅的;都市化的
suave; refined; elegant; urbanized

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laceration

撕裂,裂伤
torn, ragged wound

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nonentity

无足轻重的人;不存在
person of no importance; nonexistence

97

cuisine

烹饪法
style of cooking

98

spatula

(涂油漆、涂药等用的)抹刀;铲
broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing

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censorious

挑剔的,吹毛求疵的
critical

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brusque

生硬无礼的;唐突的,鲁莽的
blunt; abrupt