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1.  The witness‘s protean tactics under cross examination giving the impression that he was untrustworthy.

protean[英][ˈprəʊtiən] [美][ˈprotiən, proˈti-]
adj.多变的,易变的,变化多端的

2.  Our winning the opening game was a pyrrhic victory as our leading scorer was seriously injured.
pyrrhic[英]['pɪrɪk] [美]['pɪrɪk]
adj.代价高昂的

3.   My former roommate was a saturnine scholar who said very little and smiled rarely.
saturnine[英][ˈsætənaɪn] [美][ˈsætɚˌnaɪn]
adj.性格阴沉的,表情忧郁的,讥讽的

4.  The enemy employed a red-haired siren as a spy.
siren[英]['saɪrən] [美][ˈsaɪrən]
n.汽笛;妖冶而危险的女人;危险的诱惑;塞壬(古希腊传说中半人半鸟的女海妖,惯以美妙的歌声引诱水手,使他们的船只或触礁或驶入危险水域)

5.  Neat week the solons will return to the capital for the opening of the legislature.
solon[英]['səʊlən] [美]['soʊlən]
n.梭伦(古雅典政治家和立法家),贤人,<美口>议员
legislature[英][ˈledʒɪsleɪtʃə(r)] [美][ˈlɛdʒɪˌsletʃɚ]
n.立法机关;立法机构;立法部;(特指)州议会
复数:legislatures
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