《托福高阶词汇》LIST24

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《托福高阶词汇》LIST24

porcelain n.瓷器

同china

Edith enjoys collecting fine porcelain from around the world.

伊迪丝喜欢收集世界各地的精致瓷器。

prodigal adj.浪费的

同extravagant, wasteful

Randy’s prodigal spending usually leaves him broke at the end of each month.兰迪花钱大手大脚,所以他每逢月底常一毛不剩。

quota n.配额

同allocation, portion, proportion, ration

The factory had a quota of refrigerators that they had to make every work day.工厂对每个工作日冰箱的生产量有配额。

rapture n.狂喜

同ecstasy, delight, exaltation

His rapture at seeing his newborn daughter could be seen on his face.见到初生女儿时的狂喜在他的脸上展露无遗。

remnant n.残屑

同small piece, shred, remainder, residue

These few trees are the only remnants of a great forest that once grew here.这几棵树是这里以前的大森林的残余。

reverse v.①倒转②取消;废弃

同1.invert, turn back 2.alter, overthrow, upset

Janet reversed the car into the garage.

珍妮特将车子倒回到车库里。

satirical adj.讽刺的

同bitter, cynical, ironical, sarcastic, sardonic

Satirical comedies about politics are very popular television shows in the U.S..

讽刺政治的电视喜剧在美国广受。

seethe v.沸腾

同boil, surge, churn, fizz

The pot of stew on the stove seethed until it nearly boiled over.

炉子上的燉锅一直沸腾到将近煮干为止。

sentry n.哨兵

同watch, guard, sentinel, watchman, patrol

The sentry stopped the two men and demanded to see their identifications.哨兵拦下这两名男子,要求看他们的证件。

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shabby adj.破旧的

同run-down, frayed, ragged, tattered, poor

The poor old woman only had a shabby sweater to keep her warm.这名贫穷的老妇人只有一件破旧的毛衣御寒。

sneak v.溜走

同slink, slip

The three boys tried to sneak into the principal’s office that night.这三个男孩试图在那晚溜进校长办公室。

squeeze v.压榨;紧握

同compress, wring, grip, crush, clutch

The little boy was frightened and squeezed his father’s hand tightly.小男孩吓得紧握着父亲的手。

tardy adj.缓慢的

同overdue, late, slow

If you are tardy in paying your electric bill, there may be a late fee added to your bill.

如果你迟缴电费,可能你的账单上又会增加迟缴的罚款。

torment v.使痛苦

同afflict, torture, agonize, distress, rack

Mathew was tormented by the thought that he would not pass the exam.马修为通不过考试的念头所苦。

vaporize v.蒸发

同mistify

The water vaporized very quickly because of the heat of the sun.

太阳的热气使水迅速地蒸发了。

warrant n.令状;授权书

同assurance, authority, sanction, commission, guarantee

The police officers who came to the house had a warrant for John’s arrest.

警官带来了拘捕令要逮捕约翰。

zigzag adj.锯齿状的;曲折的

同winding, devious

Take care when driving on this zigzag mountain road.

在这曲折的山路上开车要当心。

Exercise: Fill in the blanks.

1. Our department has surpassed our _____ of required sales for the third month in a row.

2. We bought some carpet _____ to cover the floor in our dorm room.

3. I hope you aren’t going to wear that _____ pair of pants to the party!

4. Students who are _____ for class will be given demerits.

5. The artist had painted many colorful, _____ lines on the canvas.

解答1. quota 2. remnants 3. shabby 4. tardy 5. zigzag www.59wj.com 如果觉得《《托福高阶词汇》LIST24》托福词汇考试指导,tofu不错,可以推荐给好友哦。

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