Terms in this set (100)

  • Allude
    (v.) to refer to casually or indirectly vi. 提及, 暗指
  • Clairvoyant
    (adj.) supernaturally perceptive (n.) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer adj. 透視的;有洞察力的 n. 千里眼;有洞察力的人
  • Conclusive
    (adj.) serving to settle an issue; final adj. 令人信服的,確鑿的
  • Disreputable
    (adj.) not respectable, not esteemed adj. 名譽不好的;不體面的
  • Endemic
    (adj.) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field adj. 風土的;地方性的
  • Exemplary
    (adj.) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model adj. 杰出的;值得效仿的
  • Fathom
    (v.) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of (n.) a measure of depth in water vt. 理解...的真意, 搞懂, 弄清楚 n. 英尋
  • Guile
    (n.) treacherous cunning, deceit n. 奸猾,狡詐
  • Integrity
    (n.) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness n. 正直; 誠實, 誠懇
  • Itinerary
    (n.) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook n. 旅程;行程
  • Misconstrue
    (v.) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of vt. 誤解
  • Obnoxious
    (adj.) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike adj. 極不愉快的;討厭的;可憎的
  • Placate
    (v.) to appease, soothe, pacify vt. 安撫,撫慰,使平靜
  • Placid
    (adj.) calm, peaceful adj. 溫和的
  • Plagiarism
    (n.) passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person n. 剽竊,抄襲
  • Potent
    (adj.) powerful; highly effective adj. 有效的;強有力的,有權勢的;有說服力的
  • Pretext
    (n.) a false reason, deceptive excuse n. 托辭;借口
  • Protrude
    (v.) to stick out, thrust from vt. 使突出,使伸出
  • Stark
    (adj.) harsh, unrelieved, desolate (adv.) utterly adj. 僵硬的, 光禿禿的, 荒涼的
  • Superficial
    (adj.) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow adj. 表面(上)的; 膚淺的, 淺薄的; 缺乏深度的
  • Animosity
    (n.) strong dislike; bitter hostility n. 憎恨, 仇恨, 敵意
  • Apathy
    (n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest n. 漠然, 冷淡, 無動于衷
  • Apprehensive
    (adj.) Fearful or anxious, especially about the future adj. 不安的;害怕的;擔心的;恐懼的;焦慮的
  • Commend
    (v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of vt. 推薦;稱贊;把...委托
  • Compatible
    (adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system adj. 可以并存的, 相容的, 協調的
  • Condolence
    (n.) an expression of sympathy n. 同情
  • Consecrate
    (v.) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose vt. 把...奉為神圣;給...祝圣
  • Decrepit
    (adj.) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined adj. 衰老的,老朽的,破舊的
  • Deride
    (v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt vt. 嘲笑;嘲弄
  • Ingenuous
    (adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere adj. 天真無邪的,樸實的
  • Multifarious
    (adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse adj. 許多的,多方面的
  • Obsolete
    (adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use adj. 老式的;廢棄的 n. 廢詞;陳腐的人
  • Omnivorous
    (adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes adj. (尤指動物)雜食性的, 對任何事物均感興趣的
  • Parsimonious
    (adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small adj. 過分節儉的;吝嗇的;小氣的
  • Quandary
    (n.) a state of perplexity or doubt n. 窘困,不知所措, 左右為難
  • Recalcitrant
    (adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority adj. 反抗的;反對的;頑強的
  • Reprisal
    (n.) an injury done in return for injury n. 報復(行為);報復性劫掠
  • Revel
    (v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration vi. 狂歡;陶醉 n. 狂歡;鬧飲;喜慶狂歡活動
  • Stultify
    (v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on vt. 使變無效;使顯得愚笨;使無價值
  • Suave
    (adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses adj. 文雅的,嫻雅的;柔和的,溫和的
  • Allocate
    (v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute vt. 分配;撥出
  • Ardent
    (adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned adj. 熱情的;熱心的
  • Assiduous
    (adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent adj. 專心致志的, 勤勉的, 一絲不茍的
  • Brash
    (adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent adj. 倉促的,性急的;無禮的,傲慢的
  • Capricious
    (adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies adj. 無定見的,變幻莫測的
  • Chastise
    (v.) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely vt. 嚴懲(某人)(尤指責打)
  • Copious
    (adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose adj. 豐富的;很多的;多產的
  • Deviate
    (v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional vt. 脫離, 背離 adj. 背離者 n. 非正統的
  • Emaciated
    (adj.) unnaturally thin adj. 瘦弱的;憔悴的
  • Exult
    (v.) to rejoice greatly vi. 非常高興;狂喜,歡欣鼓舞
  • Gnarled
    (adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy adj. (樹、樹干、樹枝)扭曲的;多節的, (手、手指)粗糙的, (人)飽經風霜的
  • Indemnity
    (n.) a payment for damage or loss n. 賠償;保障
  • Inkling
    (n.) a hint; a vague notion. n. 想法;暗示;跡象
  • Limpid
    (adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood adj. 清澈的,透明的, 容易看懂的
  • Omnipotent
    (adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority adj. 全能的;無所不能的;有無限權力的
  • Palatable
    (adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption. adj. 合意的,認可的,認同的
  • Poignant
    (adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell adj. 傷心至極的; 辛酸的, 痛切的
  • Rancor
    (n.) bitter resentment or ill-will. n. 深仇;怨恨;敵意
  • Sophomoric
    (adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited adj. 大學或四年制中學的二年級的,一知半解的
  • Spontaneous
    (adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance adj. 自發的, 無意識的
  • Abhor
    (v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply vt. 憎惡, 討厭
  • Amend
    (v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better vt. 改善,改進,改過自新
  • Buffet
    (v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap or blow vt. 與...搏斗;連續猛擊 n. 打擊;小賣部;猛烈沖擊;自助餐
  • Chaos
    (n.) great confusion, disorder n. 混沌,混亂
  • Commodious
    (adj.) roomy, spacious adj. <正>寬敞的
  • Corrosive
    (adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic adj. 腐蝕性的; (語言)激烈的, 刻薄的
  • Discern
    (v.) to see clearly, to recognize vt. 識別;領悟,認識
  • Extant
    (adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost adj. 現存的,仍然存在的
  • Implicate
    (v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to vt. 牽連, 涉及
  • Inter
    (v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion vt. 埋;葬
  • Martinet
    (n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules n. 嚴格執行紀律的人
  • Obviate
    (v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of vt. 避免,消除(貧困、不方便等)
  • Renegade
    (n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox n. 叛徒, 變節者 adj. 叛徒的;背弃的;脱离的
  • Reprehensible
    (adj.) deserving blame or punishment adj. 應斥責的;應該譴責的
  • Somber
    (adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit adj. 昏暗的;憂郁的;悶悶不樂的
  • Squalid
    (adj.) filthy, wretched, debased adj. 骯臟的;污穢的;卑劣的
  • Turbulent
    (adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy adj. 騷動的; 騷亂的; 洶涌的
  • Vociferous
    (adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention adj. 吵吵嚷嚷的, 大聲叫喊的
  • Voluminous
    (adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length adj. 寬松的,容量大的, 著作多的, 篇幅長的
  • Waive
    (v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer vt. 放棄;擱置
  • Acquiesce
    (v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit v. 默認,默許
  • Allure
    (v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm vt. 吸引;引誘,誘惑 n. 誘惑力
  • Askew
    (adj., adv.)twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly adj. 歪斜的(地)
  • Blithe
    (adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned adj. 愉快的;快樂無憂的
  • Contentious
    (adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue adj. 容易引起爭論的,好爭論的
  • Covet
    (v.) to desire something belonging to another vt. 垂涎;覬覦
  • Crestfallen
    (adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast adj. 沮喪的;垂頭喪氣的
  • Disheveled
    (adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder adj. 凌亂的,不整潔的
  • Exponent
    (n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised n. 說明者,說明物;典型;指數
  • Garrulous
    (adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty adj. 饒舌的,多嘴的,話多的;喜歡講話的
  • Insuperable
    (adj.) incapable of being overcome adj. 不能逾越的;不能克服的
  • Lamentable
    (adj.) to be regretted or pitied adj. 可悲的;可憐的;哀傷的
  • Misnomer
    (n.) an unsuitable or misleading name n. 用詞不當;寫錯姓名;誤稱
  • Profess
    (v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretent vt. 聲稱; 公開表明
  • Respite
    (n.) a period of relief or rest n. 休息(時間), 暫時的緩解或輕松
  • Retribution
    (n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment n. (由于傷害等)應得的懲罰或賠償
  • Sinuous
    (adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible adj. 彎曲的;蜿蜒的;迂回的
  • Sonorous
    (adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style adj. 響亮的;作響的;能發出響亮聲音的
  • Vanguard
    (n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field adj. 響亮的;作響的;能發出響亮聲音的
  • Wastrel
    (n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing n. 無用的人,廢物