《托福高阶词汇》LIST18

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《托福高阶词汇》LIST18

priority n.①在前②优先权

同 1.antecedent 2.preference, greater importance

Getting food to the famine victims is a priority for the relief workers.

为饥荒难民提供食物是救灾人员的首要工作。

quiescent adj.安静的

同still, motionless, fixed, stationary

Stan stared for hours at the quiescent scene of the Japanese rock garden.

斯坦盯着这座宁静的日本岩石花园看了好几个小时。

random adj.随便的;无目的的

同casual, haphazard, fortuitous, unplanned

It was hard to find the CD I wanted because the store clerks had put all the CDs in random order.

想找到我要的CD很困难,因为店员没有按顺序摆放所有的CD。

retrospect n.回顾

同reminiscence, reflection, remembrance, review

This movie is a retrospect on the life of Sun Yat-sen.

这部电影回顾了孙中山先生的一生。

reverberate v.回响;回荡

同 echo, rebound, resound, recoil

The music coming from the great organ reverberated through the entire church.

大风琴传出的音乐响彻了整个教堂。

sanitary adj.卫生的

同hygienic, clean, sterilized, germfree, safe

Hospitals must keep everything sanitary to prevent the spread of germs.

医院里所有的东西都必须保持卫生,以杜绝病菌滋生。

sever v.切断

同 separate, cut off, cleave

The road workers accidentally severed a water pipe.

马路工人不小心切断了一条水管。

smudge n.污点

同 smear, soil, blotch, stain

You have a smudge of chocolate on your shirt.

你的衬衫上有一块巧克力的污渍。

squander v.浪费

同 waste, dissipate

Kevin was broke because he had squandered all his money gambling.

凯文破产了,因为他把所有的钱都浪费在了赌博上。

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stripe n.条纹

同 line, streak, band

Eric bought a new shirt that has green and yellow stripes on it.

埃里克买了一件黄绿色条纹相间的新衬衫。

surplus n.剩余

同 excess, remainder, oversupply

The farmer decided to sell some of his corn surplus instead of storing it.

农夫决定将部分剩余的玉米出售而不是放在仓库里。

tantamount adj.相等的

同equivalent, equal

The wages workers earn in that factory are tantamount to nothing.

那家工厂工人的收入几乎是零。

tint n.色彩

同 hue, tinge

Norma would like her new car to have a green tint.

诺玛想要部绿色的新车。

uncanny adj.不可思议的

同 fantastic, mysterious, eerie, unearthly, weird

Walter has the uncanny ability to know when the boss is going to call a meeting.

瓦特有不可思议的能力,他能知道老板什么时候要召开会议。

vanquish v.征服;击败

同 crush, conquer, overcome, overwhelm

The enemy was vanquished at last.

敌人终于被击败。

wane v.亏缺

同decrease, lessen, ebb

The moon wanes to a thin crescent every month.

月亮每月会渐亏为下弦月。*crescent n.新月

zealot n.狂热者

同 devotee, fan, partisan, believer

Many religious zealots will do nearly anything to gain converts.

许多宗教狂热者会不择手段地吸收信徒。

*convert n.皈依者

Exercise: Fill in the blanks.

1. In _____, I realized that I had been wrong in ending my friendship with Julie.

2. He was a careless worker, and the machine he was working with suddenly _____ his hand.

3. The resemblance between the two men is absolutely _____.

4. Genghis Khan _____ most of Asia, establishing the Mongol Empire.

5. Mr. Harris is a _____ when it comes to the idea of cleanliness.

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