第二阶段 Word List 5

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audition

the ability to hear

deplete

use up (resources or materials)

aspiration

a will to succeed

evolution

a process in which something passes by degrees to a different stage (especially a more advanced or mature stage)

coercion

the act of compelling by force of authority

destructive

causing destruction or much damage

vitalize

give life to

historical

belonging to the past

auxiliary

someone who acts as assistant

analyze

subject to psychoanalytic treatment

altitude

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

evaporate

lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

diverse

many and different

accomplish

put in effect

passive

not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance

logical

marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts

flux

become liquid or fluid when heated

immigrate

come into a new country and change residency

impact

the striking of one body against another

epidemic

a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

innumerable

too numerous to be counted

fidelity

the quality of being faithful

possessive

desirous of owning

species

a specific kind of something

decorous

characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct

precise

sharply exact or accurate or delimited

memorize

commit to memory

seclude

keep away from others

congenital

present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

sensation

the faculty through which the external world is apprehended

eliminate

eliminate from the body

mask

activity that tries to conceal something

dejected

affected or marked by low spirits

telescope

a magnifier of images of distant objects

ornate

rich in decorative detail

feast

an elaborate party (often outdoors)

dubious

open to doubt or suspicion

perceive

to become aware of through the senses

cue

an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech

resemblance

similarity in appearance or external or superficial details

permanent

continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

generalize

become systemic and spread throughout the body

alienate

arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

acumen

shrewdness shown by keen insight

patriotism

love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

enlighten

give spiritual insight to

omission

neglecting to do something

nationality

the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth or naturalization

predominant

most frequent or common

reactionary

extremely conservative

exotic

strikingly strange or unusual

preservation

a process that saves organic substances from decay

obligate

force or compel somebody to do something

rotary

electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa

query

an instance of questioning

radiance

the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

quip

a witty saying

slogan

a favorite saying of a sect or political group

recruit

cause to assemble or enlist in the military

liable

held legally responsible

characterize

describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

alacrity

liveliness and eagerness

caricature

a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

indebted

owing something, usually thanks

advocate

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

eradicate

destroy completely, as if down to the roots

potion

a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage

commodious

large and roomy ('convenient' is archaic in this sense)

interrogate

pose a series of questions to

paralysis

loss of the ability to move a body part

dearth

an acute insufficiency

elevated

raised above the ground

version

manual turning of a fetus in the uterus (usually to aid delivery)

aberration

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

provoke

provide the needed stimulus for

conservative

a person who has conservative ideas or opinions

alternative

one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

symmetry

(physics) the property of being isotropic

meager

deficient in amount or quality or extent

wrangle

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

ethnic

denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

destination

the ultimate goal for which something is done

insensible

unresponsive to stimulation

conscientious

characterized by extreme care and great effort

cadence

a recurrent rhythmical series

artistic

satisfying aesthetic standards and sensibilities

nominee

a politician who is running for public office

pollute

make impure

brooch

a decorative pin worn by women

imperceptive

unobservant, inattentive

illegible

(of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible

landmark

an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

gustatory

of or relating to gustation

expository

serving to expound or set fourth

detached

showing lack of emotional involvement

material

artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

invasive

gradually intrusive without right or permission

impassable

impossible to pass

mourn

feel sadness

check

verify by consulting a source or authority

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