《词汇进阶:Vocabulary Basic+6000+12000+23000(套装共4册)》 (包凡一)

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maternity leave.

His aim is to win this game, whatever it takes. 他的目标是,不计一切代价赢得这场比赛。

The drunk pirates forgot to put the ship’s anchor in the water before landing and the ship drifted into the rocks. 喝醉的海盗们在靠岸之前忘记抛锚停泊,结果船慢慢撞上了岩石。

Richard likes antique cars and always goes to auto shows on weekends. 理查德喜欢古董车,经常在周末去参加车展

antiquity

Since it was Rob’s first date, he was more nervous than he was anxious. 这是罗布的第一次约会,因此他更多感到的是紧张而不是渴望。

anxiety n. 忧虑,焦急;渴望,热望

The drought has made farmers anxious about the harvest.

Judgments made in a criminal case can usually be appealed to a higher court, which can either overturn or uphold a lower court ruling. 刑事案件的判决通常会被上诉至上级法院,上级法院可驳回或支持下级法院的判决。

coax

Michael had no appetite, so they had to coax him to eat. 迈克尔没有食欲,所以他们不得不哄他吃饭。

The company was so popular that there were only two vacancies for one hundred applicants. 这家公司太受欢迎,只有两个职位空缺,却有一百多名应征者。

cabinet

budget

If something unexpected arises at the office, I will be home late. 如果公司有意外情况发生,我就得晚点回家。

例 His refusal to walk through the metal detector before boarding the plane aroused the guard’s suspicion. 他在登机之前拒绝通过金属探测器,这引起了安保人员的怀疑。 联

tornado.

例 It took a while to assess the damage from the tornado.

例 Among this celebrity’s assets were two ski resorts, a Las Vegas hotel, and an 18-hole golf course. 这位名人的资产包括两个滑雪度假村、在拉斯维加斯的一家酒店和一座18个洞的高尔夫球场。

例 The new President assumes office at midnight tonight. 新任总统在今天午夜就任。

例 My attempt to bake a cake failed miserably. 我烤蛋糕的尝试以失败告终。

His outstanding attribute was his kindness. 他最突出的品质是善良。

attribute [ˈætrɪbjuːt] n. 属性,品质〈同 characteristic〉 例 His outstanding attribute was his kindness. 他最突出的品质是善良。 [əˈtrɪbjuːt] vt. 把…归于,归因于(to)〈同 ascribe to〉 例 Her success is attributed to her hard work and a bit of luck. 她的成功归因于她的努力工作和一点点好运气。 联 attribution n. 归属,归因 a

authority [ɔːˈθɒrəti] n. ① 权力,权限;(某领域的) 权威人士 〈同 jurisdiction〉 例 The Supreme Court of the United States is entrusted with the authority to interpret the Constitution. 美国联邦最高法院被赋予了解释美国宪法的权力。 ② [pl.] 当局〈同 officials, government〉 例 I am going to report all these holes in the road to the authorities. 我要把公路上的这些大坑报告给有关当局。 联 authoritative adj. 有权威的;authoritarian adj. 独裁的;n. 独裁主义者 automatic [ˌɔːtəˈmætɪk]

available [əˈveɪləbəl] adj. ① 自由的;有空的〈同 free〉 例 Every available officer will be assigned to the investigation. 每一位有空的官员都将被派去做调查。 ② 可利用的;可得到的〈同 obtainable〉 例 There are not many choices available to an uneducated person in today’s job market. 在当今的就业市场,未接受过教育的人没有太多选择的余地。

例 He began to count backwards:“Ten, nine, eight…”. 他开始倒数:“10,9,8……”。

balcony [ˈbælkəni] n. 阳台;包厢 例 The bedrooms on the second floor of the house have balconies. 房子二楼的卧室有阳台。 b

例 She rolled up the papers and put an elastic band round them. 她把报纸卷起来,并在上面缠了一根橡皮筋

例 A bar code consists of a pattern of lines and bars that a computer can translate into information. 条形码是由线条组成的图案,计算机可将其转换成信息。

necessities.

The hiking trip up the mountain will be long, so please don’t carry more than the bare necessities. 徒步爬山的旅程会很长,所以除生活必需品外,请不要带其他东西。

kitten(

例 We wash our hair and bathe regularly. 我们经常洗头和洗澡。

gymnastics

torch.

It would be beneficial for you to take a break and drink a cup of coffee, and you will be refreshed. 休息一下,喝杯咖啡,对你会很有好处,可以让你精神焕发。

bid [bɪd] n./v. 出价;投标;企图,试图 例 I made a small bid on the antique dresser. 我为那个古董梳妆台出了很低的价格。 例 We bid to sell at $10 per pound. 我们试图按每磅10美元销售。

例 Our dog bites, so be careful. 我们的狗会咬人,所以要小心点。

例 Janet could not blame anyone but herself when she was deserted by her boyfriend. 珍妮特被男朋友甩了,这谁也不能怪,只能怪她自己。

blame [bleɪm] vt. 谴责,责备〈同 condemn〉 例 Janet could not blame anyone but herself when she was deserted by her boyfriend. 珍妮特被男朋友甩了,这谁也不能怪,只能怪她自己。 n.(过错、过失的) 责任;责备〈同 responsibility; condemnation〉 例 Who took the blame for the failure of the project? 应该由谁承担项目失败的责任?

Algae

blender n. 掺和器,搅拌机

boom [buːm] n. 繁荣〈同 bonanza〉 例 This year has seen a boom in book sales. 今年是图书销售繁荣的一年。 vi. 急速发展〈同 prosper〉 例 The industry was booming at one time and then it suddenly crashed. 该行业曾兴盛一时,后来突然开始衰退。

boundless

weeping willows. 柔和的微风吹拂着垂柳。 brilliant

例 The butcher plans to slaughter the

The butcher plans to slaughter the pig today. 屠夫计划今天杀了那头猪。

The stadium has a seating capacity of 50,000. 这个体育场的座位数量为五万个。 capture

championship

characterize [ˈkærəktəraɪz] vt. 表现…的特色;刻画的…性格〈同 distinguish〉

例 Dreaming is a distinct and necessary part of sleeping, usually characterized by the occurrence of rapid eye movement. 做梦是睡眠的一个独特而必要的部分,通常的特征是出现快速眼动。

例 I used all of my charm to impress Bill. 我发挥自己所有的魅力来给比尔留下印象。

例 The crowd gave a cheer when the team scored. 当球队进球的时候,人群发出了欢呼声。

chew [tʃuː] vt. 咀嚼(食物等) 例 It was difficult to chew the tough meat. 这肉太老,很难嚼。

choke [tʃəʊk] vt. 使窒息〈同 asphyxiate〉 例 The smoke almost choked the baby. 烟雾差点让那个婴儿窒息。

circulate [ˈsɜːkjʊleɪt] v.(使)循环;(使)传播〈同 circle〉 例 In times of prosperity money circulates quickly, but during a depression it circulates slowly. 货币在繁荣时期流通得很快,而在萧条时期则流通得很慢

circumference

classicism

例 A transformer is composed of two coils of wire placed together without wires actually in contact. 变压器包括两个安装在一起的线圈,但电线之间实际上并未连接。 v

例 A transformer is composed of two coils of wire placed together without wires actually in contact. 变压器包括两个安装在一起的线圈,但电线之间实际上并未连接。 vt. 盘绕,卷〈同 twist〉 例 The snake coiled itself around the tree. 蛇缠绕着树。

例 The advertising company coined a new word to name the new product. 那家广告公司创造出一个新词来为新产品命名。

collapse [kəˈlæps] n. 倒塌;崩溃,失败〈同 breakdown, failure〉 例 The collapse of the stock market in 1929 signaled the beginning of the Depression. 1929年股市崩盘,标志着经济大萧条的开始。

collision [kəˈlɪʒən] n. 碰撞;冲突,抵触〈同 crash〉 例 There has been a collision involving a number of cars on the main road into town. 在进城的主路上,有多辆汽车发生了碰撞。

commission [kəˈmɪʃən] vt. 委任,任命;委托〈同 authorize〉 例 The rich old man commissioned a sculptor to make a sculpture of Venus. 那位富有的老先生委托一位雕刻家制作一尊维纳斯的雕像。

例 Our conscience compelled us to turn the money we had found over to the authorities. 良心促使我们将捡到的钱交给了有关部门。

comprise [kəmˈpraɪz] vt. 包含;由…组成〈同 consist of〉 例 The committee is comprised of seven people. 委员会由七个人组成。 compromise

例 Bill prefers concrete facts to abstract ideas. 比起抽象的理念,比尔更喜欢具体的事实。

confront [kənˈfrʌnt] vt.(使)面对,正视〈同 face〉 例 If you confront your problems honestly and openly, instead of trying to hide them, you will have a better chance of solving them. 如果你真诚地、坦率地面对问题,而不是试图隐藏它们,你就更有机会解决这些问题。

conscious [ˈkɒnʃəs] adj. ① 有意识的,神志清醒的〈同 awake〉 例 I fainted briefly but was conscious again in a few seconds. 我突然晕倒,但在几秒钟之后又恢复了意识。

② 意识到的〈同 aware〉 例 Human should be more conscious of the influence they have on ecosystems. 人类应该更加意识到自己对于生态系统的影响。 记

consequence [ˈkɒnsɪkwəns; (US)ˈkɒnsəkwens] n. 结果,后果〈同 result〉

例 I missed the bus this morning and as a consequence I was late for work. 我今天早上没有赶上公共汽车,结果上班迟到了。

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