93 terms


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abyss (n.)
hole so deep as to appear bottomless
acquiesce (v.)
agree, accept without protest
affable (adj.)
polite and friendly, easy to talk to
affliction (n.)
something that causes pain and suffering
affluent (adj.)
having a great deal of money
agitate (v.)
to make someone troubled or nervous
to shake or stir up
ambiguous (adj.)
having more than one meaning, unclear
aqueous (adj.)
containing water or like water
arduous (adj.)
demanding great effort, strenuous
aroma (n.)
a typically pleasant smell
atone (v.)
make amends or compensate (usually for past wrongdoings)
avarice (n.)
extreme greed
bellicose (adj.)
inclined to fighting (willingness to fight)
captor (n.)
person who confines someone
concoct (v.)
invent, prepare by mixing together
dangle (v.)
hang or swing loosely
deprive (v.)
take away from, prevent from using
diligent (adj.)
hard-working and conscientious
disrobe (v.)
docile (adj.)
ready to accept control
doleful (adj.)
expressing sorrow, mournful
drought (n.)
a long period of dry weather that results in a lack of water
dubious (adj.)
feeling doubt
dumbfound (v.)
to astonish or amaze
efface (v.)
to erase or to make oneself insignificant
elucidate (v.)
to make understandable and clear, to explain
enchant (v.)
to charm, delight
endeavor (v.)
to try hard to achieve something
endorse (v.)
to approve or support
enthrall (v.)
to capture the whole attention
exploit (v.)
to use for selfish advantage or profit
extensive (adj.)
covering or affecting a large area
to praise highly
flimsy (adj.)
light and insubstantial (easy to break)
fraud (n.)
wrongful or criminal deception
gaudy (adj.)
too bright and showy
ghastly (adj.)
causing great horror or fear
grumble (v.)
to complain
harass (v.)
to aggressively pressure or intimidate
heretic (n.)
a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted (especially regarding religion)
impediment (n.)
something that hinders or makes it hard to do something n. 口吃;妨碍;阻止
indigenous (adj)
native, originating in a place
insatiable (adj)
never satisfied
intrepid (adj.)
fearless or adventurous (often used in humor)
irate (adj.)
extremely angry
jeopardy (n.)
danger of loss, harm or failure
leash (v.)
to restrain or suppress
lucrative (adj.)
lustrous (adj.)
bright; shining
malign (v.)
speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner vt. 诽谤,污蔑;中伤,说坏话
meddle (v.)
to interfere, to intrude
mend (v.)
to repair
mirth (n.)
amusement, usually paired with laughter
nausea (n.)
feeling as if you will vomit
neglect (v.)
fail to care for vt. 疏忽,忽视;忽略
nocturnal (adj.)
of or in the night
obsolete (adj.)
no longer useful, outdated
perch (v.)
to sit up high, take up a high position
pervasive (adj.)
spread through every part of
petulant (adj.)
childishly sulky adj. 暴躁的;任性的;难以取悦的
pillage (v.)
rob using violence vi. 掠夺;抢劫
presumptuous (adj.)
too bold or over-confident and failing to see the limits of their perceptions
quash (v.)
put an end to, suppress
quench (v.)
satisfy by drinking, extinguish
refurbish (v.)
renovate, redecorate
rejoice (v.)
feel or show great joy
reticent (adj.)
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
reverberate (v.)
be repeated several times as an echo.
rotund (adj.)
state of being round, plump
scatter (v.)
to move in various random directions
shatter (v.)
break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces.
shun (v.)
avoid, ignore, or reject
sketchy (adj.)
dishonest or disreputable
sporadic (adj.)
happening from time to time, irregularly adj. 零星的;分散的;不定时发生的
stifle (v.)
restrain (a reaction) or stop oneself acting on (an emotion).
strive (v.)
to make great efforts (to achieve something)
subsequent (adj.)
following something, coming after something
succumb (v.)
yield to, die vi. 屈服;死;被压垮
taciturn (adj.)
reserved or uncommunicative
tantalize (v)
excite the senses or desires vt. 逗弄;使干着急
tentative (adj.)
done without confidence, hesitant
torpid (adj.)
mentally or physically inactive adj. 迟钝的,迟缓的;不活泼的;麻痹的;[生物] 蛰伏的
treacherous (adj.)
guilty of or involving betrayal adj. 奸诈的,叛逆的,背叛的;危险的;不牢靠的
tremor (n.)
an involuntary quivering movement n. [医] 震颤;颤动
tyro (n.)
a beginner n. 新手,生手;初学者
uproar (n.)
a loud noise or disturbance n. 骚动;喧嚣
vanity (n.)
excessive pride in one's appearance or achievements n. 虚荣心;空虚;浮华;无价值的东西
vehemence (n.)
the display of strong feeling, passion n. 激烈;热烈
vigilance (n.)
the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. n. 警戒,警觉;警醒症
vindicate (v.)
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion. vt. 维护;证明...无辜;证明...正确
wan (adj.)
pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion. adj. 无血色的,苍白的;病态的;暗淡的
wile (n.)
devious strategies used to get someone to do what one wants. n. 诡计,阴谋
wrinkle (n.)
a slight line or fold in something, especially fabric or the skin of the face. n. 皱纹