listening words 2
a four-berth cabin
a medicine cabinet
a Cabinet Minister
|cafeteria||a restaurant or dining room in a school or a business in which customers serve themselves or are served from a counter and pay before eating.|
|calculate||determine (the amount or number of something) mathematically|
|calculator||something used for making mathematical calculations, in particular a small electronic device with a keyboard and a visual display.|
The military vehicles were camouflaged.
|camp||live for a time in a camp, tent, or camper, as when on vacation|
a campaign to stop people smoking
|canal||an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation.|
|candidate|| a person who applies for a job or is nominated for election: candidates applying for this position should be computer-literate ||
|capable||(capable of doing something) having the ability, fitness, or quality necessary to do or achieve a specified thing: I'm quite capable of taking care of myself|
|capture|| take into one's possession or control by force: the Russians captured 13,000 men.|
|cargo||goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle: transportation of bulk cargo | a cargo of oil.|
|carve||cut (a hard material) in order to produce an aesthetically pleasing object or design: the wood was carved with runes|
|case||an instance of a particular situation; an example of something occurring: a case of mistaken identity|
|casual||relaxed and unconcerned: she regarded his affairs with a casual indulgence|
|catalog|| a complete list of items, typically one in alphabetical or other systematic order, in particular|
|ceremony||an event of ritual significance, performed on a special occasion.|
|certificate||an official document attesting a certain fact,|
|cheer|| shout for joy or in praise or encouragement: she cheered from the sidelines.|
a shout of encouragement, praise, or joy: a tremendous cheer from the audience.
|cheerful||noticeably happy and optimistic: how can she be so cheerful at six o'clock in the morning?|
|chef||a professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel|
|chew||bite and work (food) in the mouth with the teeth, esp. to make it easier to swallow: he was chewing a mouthful of toast|
|chilly|| uncomfortably cool or cold: it had turned chilly | a chilly day|
|chop||cut (something) into small pieces with repeated sharp blows using an ax or knife: they chopped up the pulpit for firewood|
|chronic|| persisting for a long time or constantly recurring: chronic bronchitis. Often contrasted with acute.|
|circumstance|| a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action: we wanted to marry but circumstances didn't permit.|
one's state of financial or material welfare
|climate||the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period: our cold, wet climate|
|clockwise||in a curve corresponding in direction to the movement of the hands of a clock:|
a cupboard or wardrobe, esp. one tall enough to walk into
|cluster|| a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together: clusters of creamy-white flowers | a cluster of antique shops.|
|collapse||fail suddenly and completely|
|commemorate||serve as a memorial to: a stone commemorating a boy who died at sea|
|commercial||concerned with or engaged in commerce: a commercial agreement.|
|commitment|| the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.: the company's commitment to quality.|
a commitment to pay $50000 to Red Cross
The football club committee arranges all the matches.
commodities are exchanged for money
Air conditioners are one of the many commodities that Japan sells abroad.
|compensate||give (someone) something, typically money, in recognition of loss, suffering, or injury incurred; recompense: payments were made to farmers to compensate them for cuts in subsidies.|
|compensation||something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering: seeking compensation for injuries suffered at work | [ as modifier ] : a compensation claim|
|component||a part or element of a larger whole, esp. a part of a machine or vehicle: stereo components|
|concentrate|| focus one's attention or mental effort on a particular object or activity: she couldn't concentrate on the movie|
orange juice concentrate
|concentration||the action or power of focusing one's attention or mental effort|
|concern||relate to; be about: the story concerns a friend of mine | (be concerned with) : this fable is concerned with forgiveness and redemption.|
|concert||a musical performance given in public|
|conference||a formal meeting for discussion: he gathered all the men around the table for a conference.|
|confirm||establish the truth or correctness of|
|conflict|| a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one|
the eternal conflict between the sexes | doctors often come into conflict with politicians.
He is hurt but still conscious.
She was not conscious of his presence in the room.
I was conscious of her presence.
|consciousness||the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings: she failed to regain consciousness and died two days later.|
|consequence|| a result or effect of an action or condition: many have been laid off from work as a consequence of the administration's policies.|
in consequence - as a result.
|considerable||notably large in size, amount, or extent: a position of considerable influence|
|considerate||careful not to cause inconvenience or hurt to others: the quietest and most considerate tenants possible.|
|consist|| (consist of) be composed or made up of: the exhibition consists of 180 drawings.|
• (consist in) have as an essential feature: his duties consist in taking the condition of the barometer.
Theory should consist with practice.
The petrol consumption of the big car as very high
|contagious|| 1. spread from one person or organism to another by direct or indirect contact: a contagious infection.|
2. likely to spread to and affect others: her enthusiasm is contagious.
|contaminate||pollute, make (something) impure by exposure to or addition of a poisonous or polluting substance: the site was found to be contaminated by radioactivity|
|contamination||the presence of a minor and unwanted constituent (contaminant) in material, physical body, natural environment, at a workplace, etc.|
|contract|| 1. a written or spoken agreement, esp. one concerning employment, sales, or tenancy, that is intended to be enforceable by law|
2. decrease in size, number, or range: glass contracts as it cools.
|contraction||the process of becoming smaller: the general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale.|
|contractor||a person or company that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service or do a job|
|controversial||giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement: years of wrangling over a controversial bypass.|
conclude a military convention
Convention now allows women to smoke in public.
a teachers' convention
|conventional|| 1 因袭的；传统的，习惯的|
|conversion||the act or an instance of converting or the process of being converted: the conversion of food into body tissues.|
|convert|| cause to change in form, character, or function: production processes that converted raw material into useful forms|
[ no obj. ] change or be able to change from one form to another: the seating converts to a double or two single beds.
|convey|| 1 transport or carry to a place: pipes were laid to convey water to the house|
2 make (an idea, impression, or feeling) known or understandable to someone
|convince|| 1 cause (someone) to believe firmly in the truth of something|
2 persuade (someone) to do something
|convincing||capable of causing someone to believe that something is true or real|
|cookout||a party or gathering where a meal is cooked and eaten outdoors.|
|cooperate|| act jointly; work toward the same end|
assist someone or comply with their requests
|cooperative|| 合作社；合作商店 （亦作： co-operative）|
|cope|| 1 deal effectively with something difficult: his ability to cope with stress | it all got too much for me and I couldn't cope.|
2 a long, loose cloak worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions.
|correlate||have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another: the study found that success in the educational system correlates highly with class...|
|correspond||have a close similarity; match or agree almost exactly...|
|correspondence||a close similarity, connection, or equivalence|
|cough||expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound|
I've kept the special coupon from the box of washing powder, so that I can get my next box cheaper.
|courteous||polite, respectful, or considerate in manner|
|cousin||a child of one's uncle or aunt.|
|cram|| 1 [ with obj. ] completely fill (a place or container) to the point that it appears to be overflowing: the ashtray by the bed was crammed with cigarette butts.|
2 [ no obj. ] study intensively over a short period of time just before an examination: lectures were called off so students could cram for finals.
|cramp|| 1 抽筋|
2 restrict or inhibit the development of
|credible||able to be believed; convincing: few people found his story credible | a credible witness.|
|criminal||a person who has committed a crime: these men are dangerous criminals|
|cultivate|| prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening|
|curiosity||a strong desire to know or learn something: filled with curiosity, she peered through the window|
|curious|| 1 eager to know or learn something: she was curious to know what had happened.|
2 strange; unusual: a curious sensation overwhelmed her.
|curly|| made, growing, or arranged in curls or curves: |
|custodian|| a person who has responsibility for or looks after something|
|custom||a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time|