20 terms

Vocabulary 11

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brevity
(n.)shortness. 不足,简略
comport
(v.) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement. 举止,相称
concise
(adj.) expressing much in a few words. 简明的
demure
(adj.)sober or serious in manner, modest. 端庄的, 严肃的
depreciation
(n.) a lessening in value; a belittling. 贬值,折扣
deteriorate
(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away. 变坏,恶化
divulge
(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public. 泄露,暴露
enlightened
(adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding. 开明的,文明的,被启发的
forestall
(v.) to prevent by acting first. 预先制止
garble
(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible. 混淆,断章取义
proponent
(n.) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief. 支持者,建议者
quaver
(v.) to shake, tremble; to trill. 颤抖
recoil
(v.)to spring back, shrink; (n.)the act of springing back. 畏缩 弹回
recoup
(v.) to make up for, regain. 偿还 恢复
reek
(n.) an unpleasant smell; (v.)to give off unpleasant smells; to give a strong impression. 臭气 放出臭气
relentless
(adj.)unyielding, harsh, without pity. 无情的,残酷的
rivulet
(n.) a small stream. 小溪 小河
squander
(v.) to spend foolishly, waste. 浪费
staccato
(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style. 断奏的,断音的
statute
(n.) a law. 法规,法令