同annul, abrogate, wipe out
In the United States, slavery was abolished during the Civil War.美国的奴隶制度在南北战争时被废除了。
同1.embrace, accept 2.foster, take in
Our company has adopted the practice of allowing workers more flexible hours.
同nonprofessional, dilettante, hobbyist
This tennis competition is for amateurs only; no professionals are allowed to participate.
同laborious, toilsome, onerous, strenuous, difficult
Because construction work can be very arduous, few people want that kind of job.
同unproductive, infertile, sterile, desolate
Many people moved away from the village because the farmland there had become barren.
同cut, sculpture, slice
The sculptor carved a figure of a sitting boy out of stone.
同create, invent, mold, fabricate
Physicists call that particle a“quark”，a nonsense word coined by a famous Irish author.
同devise, construct, design, concoct, fabricate
The children contrived a pulley to lift things into their tree house.
同bashful, reserved, shy
He was charmed by the young woman’s coy smile.
同rot, decline, degenerate
Their family situation decayed to the point that they argued with each other all the time.
同fall, droop, comedown
The plane’s descent was very rough, and many of the passengers were frightened.
同nauseate, sicken, offend
The smell of rotten fish disgusts me.
同flexible, pliable, adaptable
Most bathing suits are made of an elastic material that allows the suit to stretch.
同enroll, engage, join, sign up, register
Gary did not want to enlist in the army, but he felt it was his duty.加里并不想入伍,但他觉得这是他的义务。
同compliment, glorification, tribute, commendation
Mr. Garth gave a long eulogy about their achievements in the research.
同copy, fraud, imitation, phony
You can tell that watch is a fake because the words carved on the back are misspelled.
Exercise: Fill in the blanks.
1. The state has decided to _____ a five-day work week.
2. The _____ desert is not an inviting place for people to live.
3. Sam and Mary’s mutual friends _____ a plan to get the two of them out on a date.
4. The smell of cigarette smoke really _____ me.
5. Merchants in the night market have every kind of name brand _____ you can think of.
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