English learning in November 13rd

发布于 2021-11-12  164 次阅读


reoffend 再次犯罪
offend 冒犯
offender 犯罪者

surveillance 监管

mitigate 使缓和

shuttle 航天飞船

allocate 分配

desirable 可取的

lenient 宽大的、仁慈的

lassitude 懈怠、疲倦

initiative 倡议

fiscal revenue 财政收入
Economic returns have further improved. National revenue has kept growing.

pivot 枢纽
pivotal 关键的

temptation 诱惑

improvise 即兴演讲

apt 恰当的、聪明的
She had taught him French and he had been an apt student.
apt to 易于
Babies are apt to put objects into their mouths.
apt at 善于

I kid you not 我不骗你
I kid you not, I saw this woman stealing your purse.

arson 纵火

torch 火把、火炬;点燃

anew 再 again
And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

cue 暗示

commitment 承诺、保证、献身于、投入(花费大量时间金钱)
Will the president be able to hold to this commitment?
His commitment to nonviolence led to a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.
commitment to excellence 追求卓越

acquisition 获得物

endeavor 努力

welfare of society 社会福祉

drop-dropped-dropped

raise-raised-raiesd

eclectic 兼收并蓄的

It is impossible to understand this complex cultural exchange without understanding van Gulik, whose attraction to Di was profound and personal.
“Judge Dee … that’s me,” van Gulik confessed in a rare interview.
Van Gulik, like Dee, was a man of contrasts: the intel­lectual and sensual, rational and romantic, popular and re­fined. “He was a strange mixture of conservatism and liberal­ism, a mixture of an unconventional way and conventional living,” says Rob Rombout, the Dutch filmmaker behind On the Track of Robert van Gulik. “He was the kind of guy that was doing scholarly work but also playing billiards in smoky areas, going to brothels and eating in the street. He was doing his own thing.”

contemplate 沉思、盘算
The thought of war is too awful to contemplate.
I can't contemplate what it would be like to be alone.

hypothesis 假设

precipitation 降水
Precipitation is influenced by topography among other things.
topography 地形 = terrain

arable land 可耕种土地

wardrobe 衣橱
Jeans are a staple part of everyone's wardrobe.

hanger hook 挂钩

vacant 空缺的
I am ringing about the job and I assume you have vacant.

fringe 边缘的、附加的
frinnge benefit 附加福利

In the great effort not to offend, we end up saying nothing.
She took a deep breath and sat up slowly and with great effort.
I have made great effort on it.

go to great lengths 努力做某事
They go to great lengths to accommodate us.

presicion 精度

cutting-edge 领先的

bellwether 领头羊、先驱

lose ground 退却、处于不利地位
If America does not regroup in the next five years, they will lose ground on China.
But as Nokia makes the transition — an effort that is expected to take at least a year — its smartphones running Symbian are continuing to lose ground with consumers.

for the past 16 years, angela merkel has courted China on the name of trade.
court 献殷勤

calibrate 校准
We will see how to calibrate it for our needs.

uncharted territory 未知的领域
chart 图表、标记

rhetoric 修辞的

in second gear 在第二档

ethos 民族精神、社会气质

upend the industry 颠覆工业

emblem 象征、符合、徽章
emblematic 代表性的

upskill 技能升级
We need to upskill the Indian staff if they're going to take over production.

renewal 续订

merge 合并
The company was formed by merging three smaller firms.
merger 合并 n.
Share prices took a sharp tumble following news of the merger.

unified 统一的

reveting 引人入胜的

Ridicule is the tribute paid to the genius by the mediocrities.
ridicule 嘲笑
tribute 礼物
mediocre 普通的
mediocrity 普通人

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

The alleged quote featured in the Facebook post has been widely attributed to Wilde online, yet there is no credible source linking it to him.
allege 宣称、断言
credible 可信的

“Ah! realize your youth while you have it. Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”

squander 挥霍
tedious 冗长乏味的

candid 公正的

spatial 空间的
chronological 时间的

feasible 可行的

The film is set against the backdrop of the Battle of Changjin Lake。
backdrop 背景

pavement 人行道

chlorophyll 叶绿素

deciduous vegetarian 脱落酸植被

She gives the impression of being very busy.

spindrift 浪花
Inspired by the sea spray, different materials are used to create the texture of spindrift.

breakdown 分类

endow 赋予
Herbs have been used for centuries to endow a whole range of foods with subtle flavours.

congee 粥

porridge 麦片粥

premises 房屋

broccoli 西兰花

a daily essential

As a ballerina, to embody the duality of the Swan Queen and the black swan can be a fiendishly difficult task.