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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Collins Cobuild Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, Fifth Edition

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Fourth Edition





etiquette: n. the conduct orprocedure required by good breeding or prescribed by authority to be observedin social or official life 礼仪、礼节、成规

: n. a man and womanwho have very recently got married to each other. 新婚夫妇

: n. priority 优先

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omnibus: adj. of, relating to, or providing for many things at once 综合性的,包括多项的

tie up: v. If you tie up an issue or problem, you deal with it in a way that gives definite conclusions or answers. 完结、终止

loose ends: n. work that is left incomplete 未完结的事务 (常用复数)

thoroughfare: n. a main road in a town or city 大道

hark back: go back to something earlier 追溯到

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iterate: v. to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect 重申,反复地说,重复地做

weary: adj. tired, exhausted 厌倦的,疲倦的
             v. If you weary of something or it wearies you, you become tired of it and lose your enthusiasm for it.

umpteenth: adj. If something happens for the umpteenth time, it happens again after having happened many times before, used when you are annoyed that it has happened so often 第无数次的

repetition: n. doing or saying the same things many times 重复,重说,重做

stem from: to develop as a result of something else 源于


Stagyof or characteristic of the stage especially : marked by pretense or artificiality.舞台的,假的; 做作的, 夸张的, 缺乏真实感的
Scathingbitterly severe严厉的; 苛刻的
Ignoramusesan utterly ignorant person 门外汉,不学无术的人

Disdained1 : to look on with scorn轻视, 蔑视
2 : to refuse or abstain from because of disdain

Reproach 1.an expression of rebuke or disapproval责备; 指责; 2.a cause or occasion of blame, discredit, or disgrace[]; 有损...的名誉
Epithet a characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing附加于人名后的描述语, 称号, 绰号


Melancholy: n. a constitutional tendency to gloominess or depression忧郁() a sad thoughtful state of mind; pensiveness愁思, 沉思

                     a gloomy character, thought to be caused by too much black bile. one of the four bodily humors; black bile.忧伤, 伤感

Archaic: adj. belonging to or characteristic of a much earlier period; ancient古代的, 古风的

                   out of date; antiquated (语言等)古体的, 已不通用的; 已废的

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nyctalopia: n. reduced visual capacity in faint light as at night; night blindness 夜盲

pedestrian: adj. If you describe something as pedestrian, you mean that it is ordinary and not at all interesting. 通俗的,呆板的

                  n. a person who is walking, especially in a town or city, rather than travelling in a vehicle.


pachyderm: n. an animal with thick skin, such as an elephant. 厚皮动物

pachydermatous: adj. (1) of or relating to the pachyderms 厚皮类的

                                 (2) callous, insensitive 麻木的,迟钝的

callous:adj. showing no concern for other people or their feelings 无情的, 麻木的

rhinoceros: n. a large Asian or African animal with thick grey skin and a horn, or two horns, on its nose. 犀牛

hippopotamus: n. a very large African animal with short legs and thick, hairless skin. 河马

zoologist: n. a scientist who studies animals and their behavior. 动物学家


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smidgen: n. a very small amount or part [口]少量; 一丁点儿
barista: n. a person who makes and serves coffee in a coffee bar咖啡师

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lanuginous: adj. covered with down or soft fine hair, downy 盖满绒毛的

quince: n. a hard yellow fruit like a large apple 【植】柑橘,一种蔷薇科植物;一种果实

spelling bee: n. a competition in which the winner is the person who spells the most words correctly 拼字比赛

fetus: n. a baby or young animal before it is born. 胎儿

ointment: n. a soft cream that you rub into your skin, especially as a medical treatment 软膏;药膏




hyperbole: n. extravagant exaggeration 夸张


live up to: If someone or something lives up to what they were expected to be, they are as good as they were expected to be. 符合,不辜负


rabble-rousing: adj. incendiary, arousing to action or rebellion. 煽动民心的,蛊惑民心的  


demagogue: n. a political leader who tries to make people feel strong emotions in order to influence their opinions. (used to show disapproval) 蛊惑民心的政客





literally: adv. in a literal manner照字义, 逐字地

proverb: n. a short, memorable, and often highly condensed saying embodying, esp with bold imagery, some commonplace fact or experience谚语, 格言, 箴言

verbose: adj. using or containing an excess of words, so as to be pedantic or boring; prolix (措词)罗嗦的, 冗长的


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quaff: v. to drink deeply 大口地饮


gulp: v. to swallow large quantities of food or drink quickly 大口吞咽

      n. a large amount of something that you swallow quickly, or the action of swallowing 吞咽


slug: v. If you slug someone, you hit them hard. 重击

      n. If you take a slug of an alcoholic drink, you take a large mouthful of it. 一大口


imbibe: v. (1) To imbibe alcohol means to drink it. 饮,喝

           (2) If you imbibe ideas or arguments, you listen to them, accept them, and believe that they are right or true. 吸收,接受


etymology: n. (1) the study of the origins, history, and changing meanings of words. 词源学

                (2) a description of the history of a word 词源






mohair: n. a fabric or yarn made wholly or in part of the long silky hair of the Angora goat. 马海毛


colloquial: adj. language or words that are used mainly in informal conversations rather than in writing or formal speech. 口语的




con amore: adv. (1) with love, devotion or zest. 亲爱地、热情地

                        (2) in a tender manner, used as a direction in music

pseudonym: n. a name which someone, usually a writer, uses instead of his or her real name. 假名、笔名

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