淘金式巧攻大学英语词汇六级:CET6_2B

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[00:00.10]Lesson 20 ;

[00:02.06]adhere[ d'hi ] ;vi.(~to)黏附,附着; 遵守,坚持;追随,支持

[00:03.14]Don't spit out your gum on the ground.It may adhere to the sole of someone's shoe. ;不要随地乱吐香口胶,那 会粘到别人鞋底上的.

[00:07.49]The Government of Iraq adhered to its original plan, ;伊拉克政府我行我素,

[00:10.18]which was resented by many western countries. ;让许多西方国家憎恨不 已.

[00:12.92]articulate [a:'tikjuleit] ;a.善于表达的,表达得清 楚有力的 vt.明确有力地表达; 清晰地发音

[00:14.16]Wu Jinglian,a well- known economist in China, ;中国著名经济学家吴敬琏

[00:17.35]is articulate about the trend of the so-called "New Economy". ;对于”新经济“的走向 讲得头头是道.

[00:20.87]At the Press Conference ;在记者招待会上,

[00:22.31]the spokesman articulated China's strong opposition to the U.S. NMD. ;新闻发言人阐明了中国坚 决反对美国的导弹防御计 划的立场.

[00:27.20]chronic['krnik] ;a.(疾病)慢性的, (人)久病的;长久的, 不断地;积习难改的

[00:28.32]Patients suffering from chronic indigestion cannot eat more than enough. ;患有慢性消化不良症的 病人不能多吃.

[00:32.38]A chronic state of civil war has been preventing Afghanistan ;长期的战乱让阿富汗根本 无法

[00:35.94]from developing its economy. ;发展自己的经济.

[00:38.22]compatible [k m'pt bl] ;a.兼容的;能和睦相处的 合得来的

[00:39.88]Are your family members compatible with each other? ;你的家庭成员间能和 睦相处吗?

[00:43.11]Accuracy is not always compatible with haste. ;忙中难免出错.

[00:46.30]conform[k n'f:m] ;vi.(~to,~with)遵守, 适应,顺从;相似, 一致,符合

[00:47.37]A coat must conform to the figure of the wearer. ;衣服必须与身材相配.

[00:50.31]On the first day when a pupil enters school, he is asked to conform to the school rules. ;从进校的第一天起,学校 就要求学生遵守校规.

[00:55.37]converge[k n'v :d] ;vi.(在一点上)会合, 互相靠拢;聚集,集中; (思想,观点等)趋近

[00:56.82]Raiway lines seem to converge when one looks at them from a distance. ;铁轨远看好像集中在 一点.

[01:01.17]Parallel lines converge at infinity. ;平行线永不相交.

[01:04.44]deprive[di'praiv] ;vt.(~of) 剥夺;使丧失

[01:06.05]Women in old China were deprived of the right to education. ;在旧中国,妇女被剥夺了 受教育的权利.

[01:09.61]disperse[dis'p :s] ;vi.(使)分散,散开; 使消散,消失 vt.分散,赶散;消散,驱散

[01:10.98]Tear gas can be used to disperse a crowd. ;催泪瓦斯可用来驱散人群

[01:13.72]The crowd dispersed in all directions. ;人群向各个方向散开了.

[01:16.16]distribute [di'stribju:t] ['distribju:t] ;vt.使分散,散布; 分发,分送,分配

[01:17.36]Some students are distributing ad leaflets on the street ;有些学生在街头派发 广告传单.

[01:20.88]Whenever spring comes, the gardener will distribute grass seed over the lawn. ;当春天来临的时候,园丁 就把草种播撒在草坪里.

[01:25.48]180 pounds of muscle were well distributed over his 6-foot frame. ;180磅的肌肉均匀地长在 他6英尺高的身躯上.

[01:29.95]eligible['elid bl] ;a.有条件被选中的,有 恰当资格的;(尤指婚 姻等)合适的,合意的

[01:31.40]In the US,only native-born citizens are eligible to the office of president. ;在美国,只有在美国本 土出生的公民才有资格 当选总统.

[01:36.04]evoke[i'v uk] ;vt.唤起,引起, 使人想起

[01:37.24]Tian Zhen's singing evoked warm acclamations. ;田震的歌声博得了热烈 的喝彩.

[01:40.30]Wang Shuo's newly published review on Jin Yong's novels ;王朔新发表的关于金庸 小说的书评

[01:43.75]has evoked much controversy. ;引起了很多争论.

[01:46.31]The Grape of Wrath is a novel that evokes the Depression in accurate detail. ;《愤怒的葡萄》是一部以 精确的细节再现大萧条的 小说.

[01:50.74]fake[feik] ;n.假货,赝品;骗子,冒充 者a.假的,伪造的,冒充的 vt.伪造,捏造,伪装

[01:51.65]Many paintings looked old,but are fakes. ;很多画看上去年代久远, 实际是赝品.

[01:54.39]Many evil merchants swindle the customers by imposing fake goods on them ;许多无良商人用假冒伪劣 商品坑害消费者,

[01:58.40]to make profits. ;赚取利益.

[01:59.69]gloomy['glu:mi] ;a.忧郁的,沮丧的;令人 沮丧的,令人失望的; 昏暗的,阴沉的

[02:00.56]The gloomy damp weather and her gloomy face took away my appetite. ;阴沉,潮湿的天气以及 她哭丧着的脸让我食欲 全无.

[02:04.28]humanity[hju:'mniti] ;n.人类,(总称)人; 人性;人道,博爱,慈爱 [pl.]人文学科

[02:05.36]AIDS and cancer are maladies that afflict humanity. ;爱滋病和癌症是折磨人 类的疾病.

[02:08.43]Humanity is a mixture of good and bad qualities. ;人性是善与恶的混合体.

[02:11.66]incentive[in'sentiv] ;n.刺激,鼓励

[02:12.90]Money is still a major incentive in most occupations. ;在许多职业中,钱仍是 主要的鼓励因素.

[02:16.59]initiate[i'nii t] ;n.新加入组织的人 vt.开始,创始;使初步了 解;接纳(新成员), 让...加入

[02:17.99]China initiated her reforms in every field in 1978 based on Deng Xiaoping's conceptions ;中国从1978年开始根据 邓小平的构思启动各个领 域的改革.

[02:24.00]intricate['intrikit] ;a.错综复杂的, 复杂精细的

[02:25.07]A detective novel usually has an intricate plot. ;侦探小说通常有错综复 杂的情节.

[02:28.14]Modern electrical facilities have intricate directions. ;现代电器设备的用法说明 都复杂难懂.

[02:31.83]leaflet['li:flit] ;n.传单,散页印刷品, 小册子 v.(向...)散发传单 (或小册子)

[02:32.90]Many salesmen stood by the roadside ;很多销售人员站在路边

[02:35.10]to hand out the leaflets for their products to passers-bys. ;向路人散发产品广告传 单.

[02:38.45]migrate[mai'greit] ;vi.(候鸟等)迁徙,移栖; 移居(尤指移居国外), 迁移

[02:39.49]Some birds migrate to find warmer weather. ;有些鸟迁徙以寻找更温暖 的气候.

[02:41.89]notorious [n u't:ri s] ;a.臭名昭著的; 声名狼籍的

[02:43.01]English soccer fans are notorious for their craziness and barbarism. ;英国球迷因他们的疯狂 和野蛮而臭名昭著.

[02:47.23]overlap[?uv 'lp] ;vt.与...部分重叠, (与...)的部分相同 n.重叠,重叠的部分

[02:48.31]Tiles are laid to overlap each other. ;屋瓦是一个压一个地重 叠放置的.

[02:50.67]History and politics overlap and should be studied together. ;历史和政治有部分重叠, 应该结合起来研究.

[02:54.15]perpetual [p 'petju l] ;a.永久的,永恒的,长期 的;无休止的,没完没 了的

[02:55.23]Do you believe in perpetual love in this secular world? ;在这个世俗的世界你还 相信有天长地久的爱情 吗?

[02:58.25]The two sides signed a treaty of perpetual friendship. ;双方签定了永久友好 条约.

[03:01.60]presCRIption [pris'krip n] ;n.处方,药方, (医生开的)药; 开药方,开处方

[03:02.76]I can never read doctor's presCRIptions ;我从来看不懂医生写的 处方.

[03:05.33]profitable ['prfit bl] ;a.有利可图的,有益的

[03:06.41]Investigations revealed that selling genuine goods at a fair price ;调查显示,长此以往, 货真价实的经营

[03:10.34]can be more profitable in the long run. ;能赚取更多的利润.

[03:12.79]recipe['resipi] ;n.烹饪法,食谱; 方法,秘诀,诀窍

[03:13.95]I am not good at cooking.I can only follow a recipe. ;我不善长烹饪,只能照 着食谱做.

[03:17.47]What's your recipe for a happy marriage? ;你认为幸福的婚姻是 什么秘方?

[03:19.87]revelation [ev 'lei n] ;n.被揭示的真相, (惊人的)新发现; 揭示,透露,显示

[03:21.28]What a revelation! ;这真是一个意外!

[03:22.64]The revelation that the world is round once surprised people. ;揭示出地球是圆的事实曾 使人们大为惊讶.

[03:25.92]Have you ever read the Revelations in the Bible? ;你读过《圣经》中的 《启示录》吗?

[03:28.48]shrewd[ru:d] ;a.机灵的,敏锐的,精明的

[03:29.35]However shrewd a businessman is,it is impossible that he has never lost money. ;再精明的生意人也不可能 从不亏钱.

[03:34.24]subjective [s b'dktiv] ;a.主观上的,个人的

[03:35.56]Our perception of things is often influenced by subjective factors, ;我们对事物的感知能力受 到主观因素的影响,

[03:39.11]such as tiredness. ;如疲劳.

[03:40.66]Lyric poetry is subjective. ;抒情诗是抒发个人感情 的.

[03:43.60]symposium [sim'p uzi m] ;n.讨论会,专题报告会; 专题论文集

[03:45.30]A symposium is a meeting or conference for discussion of a topic, ;讨论会即讨论某一论题的 聚会或会议,

[03:49.23]especially one in which the participants form an audience and make presentations. ;尤指参与者既为听众、 又作演讲聚会或会议.

[03:53.75]toss[ts] ;vi.(打赌等时)掷(钱币) 翻来覆去

[03:54.29]toss[ts] ;n.掷钱币来决定;猛抬头 vt.扔,抛,掷;猛抬(头), 拌(食品); 使颠簸

[03:54.66]The ship tossed about on the stormy sea. ;船在波涛汹涌的海浪中 颠簸着.

[03:57.31]Toss the vegetables in butter. ;在菜里拌点黄油.

[03:59.34]Let's toss to see who pays the bill. ;让我们掷钱币决定谁 付帐.

[04:01.82]verdict['v :dikt] ;n.裁定;定论,判断性意见

[04:02.86]The verdict was that the prisoner was guilty. ;最后的判决是犯人有罪.

[04:06.25]Lesson 21 ;

[04:08.74]administer [ d'minist ] ;vt.掌管,料理…的事务; 实施,实行;给予, 派给,投(药)

[04:10.06]In many Japanese homes,as in many Chinese ones, ;日本的很多家庭和许多中 国家庭一样,

[04:13.17]the funds are administered by the wife. ;也是由妻子掌握财政 大权的.

[04:15.37]In the United States the Supreme Court is the very institution that administers law. ;在美国,最高法院是实 施法律的机构.

[04:20.63]ascend[ 'send] ;vi.渐渐上升,升高 vt.攀登,登上

[04:21.91]The rocket ascend into the sky until it disappeared altogether ;火箭高高地飞向天空直至 完全消失.

[04:25.72]Wu Zetian ascended the throne and became the only empress in China. ;武则天登上了皇帝的宝 座,成为中国历史上唯一 的女皇.

[04:30.32]circulation [妔 :kju'lei ] ;n.(体液的)循环,(水,空 气等的)流通;(使)流传; 传播;发行(货币等)流通

[04:31.97]Internet,it seems,has increased the free circulation of ideas. ;互联网的出现似乎加速了 思想的自由交流.

[04:36.03]The Chinese People's Bank put the twenty- yuan note into circul- ation not long ago. ;不久前,中国人民银行 发行了20元纸币流通于 市面.

[04:41.21]compensate ['kmpenseit] ;v.偿还,补偿,抵消

[04:42.78]Nothing can compensate the young mother for the loss of her dear child. ;年轻的妈妈丧失了自己心 爱的孩子是任何东西也弥 补不了的.

[04:46.80]Nothing can compensate for the loss of time. ;虚度光阴是无法补偿的 (光阴一去不复返).

[04:49.82]conscientious [ni'en s] ;a.认真的,勤勤恳恳的

[04:51.48]Be conscientious and make a good job in publishing. ;要认真做好出版工作.

[04:54.71]culminate['klmineit] ;v.(以...)告终

[04:55.87]Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion. ;多年的等待最终以含泪团 聚而结局.

[04:59.60]dissipate['disipeit] ;vi.消散,消失 vt.使消散,使消失; 浪费,挥霍

[05:01.13]The wind finally dissipated the smoke. ;风最终驱散了烟雾.

[05:03.66]In a few years Francis dissipated his large fortune inherited from his grandfather. ;弗朗西斯在几年里就把从 他祖父那里继承下来的一 大笔财产挥霍光了.

[05:09.25]embark [im'ba:k] ;vi.上船(或飞机,汽车等) (~on,~in)着手,开始

[05:10.53]We embarked at Liverpool for New York. ;我们在利物浦上船前 往纽约.

[05:13.22]We embarked at Southampton,and disembarked in New York a week later. ;我们在南安普顿上船, 一星期后到达纽约下船.

[05:17.70]exemplify [ig'zemplifai] ;vt.是(或作为)…的典型 (或榜样); 示例,举例证明

[05:19.31]The recent oil price rises ;最近的石油涨价

[05:20.95]exemplify the difficulties which the motor industry is now facing. ;是汽车工业正面临困难 的例子.

[05:25.19]feeble['fi:bl] ;a.虚弱的,衰弱的,无 力的,无效的,无益的

[05:26.52]I felt feeble when I was ill. ;我生病的时候感到虚弱.

[05:28.76]Grandmother has been getting feeble lately. ;近来祖母愈益衰弱了.

[05:31.65]grief[gri:f] ;n.悲伤,悲痛;悲伤的事, 悲痛的缘由

[05:32.73]Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs. ;友谊增进欢乐,分担忧愁.

[05:35.92]hurl[h :l] ;vt.猛投,力掷;大声叫骂

[05:36.91]The naughty boy hurled a stone at my window and I hurled curses at him. ;那个顽皮的小男孩向我的 窗户扔石子,我狠很地对 他大声叫骂.

[05:41.10]incidentally [nsi'dent li] ;ad.顺便说及地,顺便 提一句

[05:42.71]I must go now. Incidentally,if you want that book I'll bring it next time. ;我现在该走了,如果你要 那本书,我下次带来.

[05:47.72]Incidentally,your proposal will be open to the discussion at the meeting. ;顺便提一句,你的建议 将在会议上进行讨论.

[05:51.99]inspiration [nsp 'rei n] ;n.灵感,鼓舞人心的人 (或事物)

[05:53.60]Poets and artists often draw their inspiration from nature. ;诗人与艺术家往往由自 然得到灵感.

[05:57.13]intrinsic[in'trinsik] ;a.固有的,本质的,灵感的

[05:58.29]The intrinsic value of a coin is the value of the metal it is made of. ;一枚钱币的内在价值是 造这枚纸币的金属的价 值.

[06:02.68]liability [妉ai 'biliti] ;n.责任;[pl.]负责, 债务;不利条件, 起妨碍作用的人(或物)

[06:04.25]The business failed because its assets were not as great as its liabilities. ;这家商行因资不低债而 倒闭.

[06:09.01]mingle['migl] ;vt.使混合;使相混 vi.混合起来,相混合; 相交往,相往来

[06:10.17]It was said that Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty ;据说清朝的康熙皇帝

[06:13.19]often left the palace and mingled unknown with common people. ;经常离开皇宫与老百姓 混在一起而不被人发觉.

[06:16.76]nutrition [nju:'tri n] ;n.营养

[06:18.00]A balanced diet provides nutrition for your body. ;均衡的食物使你的身 体获得营养.

[06:21.19]overwhelming [?uv 'welmi] ;a.势不可挡的,压倒的; 巨大的

[06:22.51]Beijing took an overwhelming majority of votes and won the Olympic bid. ;北京得到压倒多数的选 票,申奥获胜.

[06:26.45]perplex[p 'pleks] ;vt.使困惑;使费解, 使复杂化

[06:27.65]Modern men are often perplexed by what to do. ;现代人常常感到非常 困惑,不知任何是好.

[06:30.51]preside[pri'zaid] ;vi.(~at,~over)主持, 主管

[06:31.75]Whoever presides at the meeting will need patience and tact. ;无论谁主持会议,都既要 有耐性,又要机敏老练.

[06:35.39]The city council is presided over by the mayor. ;市政委员会由市长领导.

[06:38.17]profound[pr 'faund] ;a.深度的,深切的, 深远的;知识渊博的, 见解深刻的;深奥的

[06:39.37]We had a profound lesson in ideological education yesterday. ;昨天我们上了一堂深刻的 思想教育课.

[06:42.77]reconcile['rek nsail] ;vt.使协调;使和解; (~to)使顺从(于), 使甘心(于)

[06:43.97]The estranged couple reconciled after a year. ;翻脸的那对夫妻一年以 后又和好了.

[06:46.82]How do you reconcile your principles with your behavior? ;你如何使你的原则和行 为一致?

[06:50.30]revenge[ri'vend] ;n.报仇,复仇 vt.为…报仇,报…之仇

[06:51.59]Hamlet revenged his father's death. ;哈姆雷特为他死去的父 亲报了仇.

[06:53.99]signify['signifai] ;vt.表示…的意思, 意味,预示

[06:55.23]A fever usually signifies that there is something wrong with the body. ;发烧预示着身体有毛病.

[06:58.71]Will those in favor of the suggestion please ;赞成这项建议的人请

[07:00.95]signify their agreement by raising their hands? ;举手表示好吗?

[07:03.64]subordinate [s 'b:dinit] ;a.下级的,级别低的 (~to)次要的,从属的 n.部属,下属 vt.使处于次要地位

[07:04.92]One of the traditional notions in China is that ;中国的传统观念之一是

[07:07.01]a wife should be subordinate to her husband in every way. ;妻子必须在各个方面完全 听命于丈夫.

[07:10.10]The minority is subordinate to the majority. ;少数服从多数.

[07:13.04]tangle['tg l] ;v.(使)缠结,(使)乱作一 团n.乱糟糟的一堆,混乱 复杂的问题(或形式)困惑

[07:14.16]My mind was in tangle. ;我的思想陷入困惑之中.

[07:15.98]The power failure had traffic tangled in the city. ;电力的中断使城市内的 交通陷入混乱状态.

[07:19.09]tragic['trdik] ;a.悲惨的,可悲的; 悲剧性的

[07:20.12]In reading a tragic poet's works, ;在阅读悲剧诗人的作品 时,

[07:22.03]the most important thing is to realize the tragic significan- ce of the story. ;最为关键的是要领悟故 事的悲剧性意义.

[07:25.92]versatile ['v :s tail] ['v :s til] ;a.多才多艺的,有多种 技能的;有多种用途的, 多功能的,万用的

[07:27.12]Nylon is a versatile material. ;尼龙是一种有多方面用 途的材料.

[07:29.32]The most versatile of vegetables is the tomato. ;蔬菜中用途最广的是 西红柿.

[07:33.54]Lesson 22 ;

[07:36.52]allege[ 'led] ;vt.断言,宣称,硬说

[07:37.68]Students occasionally allege illness as the reason for absence. ;学生时不时会称病缺课.

[07:41.29]asCRIbe[ s'kraib] ;vt.(~to)把…归因于, 把…归属于

[07:42.53]After Brazilian's being defeated by the Bolivian, ;巴西足球队被玻利维亚队 击败后,

[07:46.17]the helpless chief coach of the Brazilian Football Team ;无奈的巴西队主教练

[07:47.96]ascribed their failure to bad luck. ;将失败归结于运气不佳.

[07:50.15]cling[kli] ;vi.(~to)紧紧抓住 (或抱住)黏住,挨近; 依附,依恋;坚持,墨守, 忠实于

[07:51.02]The pretty model wore a silk dress ;漂亮的模特儿穿着一身紧 身绸缎装,

[07:52.80]that clung to her figure and walked gracefully on the stage. ;仪态万方地出现在舞 台上.

[07:55.82]The old gerneration tend to cling to their traditional values. ;老一辈人往往恪守着他们 传统的价值观.

[07:59.63]complement ['kmplim nt] ;vt.补充,与…相配 n.补充,互为补充的东西; 编制的名额,装备定额

[08:00.88]Love is the complement of the law. ;爱的精神是法律的补 充物.

[08:02.82]Roses in a silver bowl complement the handsome cherry table. ;银碗中玫瑰更为这张漂亮 的樱桃色桌子添彩.

[08:06.84]conserve[k n's :v] ;vt.保藏,保存;节约

[08:08.12]We must conserve our forests if we are to make sure of a future supply of wood. ;为保证未来木材的供应, 我们必须保护森林.

[08:12.18]We now have a global shortage of water, ;现在是全球化的缺水,

[08:14.48]therefore we have to learn to conserve water. ;所以大家必须学会节约 用水.

[08:17.19]cumulative ['kju:mjul tiv] ;a.累积的;渐增的

[08:18.31]The cumulative effects of many illnesses made grandpa a weak man. ;多种疾病长期的折磨使祖 父虚弱不堪.

[08:22.25]destiny['destini] ;n.命运;定数,天命

[08:23.24]Do you believe marriage is the result of destiny? ;你认为婚姻是命中注定 的吗?

[08:25.56]Destiny brought us together. ;命运把我们连在一起.

[08:27.34]distort[di'st:t] ;vt.歪曲,曲解; 扭曲,使变形 vi.变形

[08:28.34]Metal distorts under stress. ;金属在压力作用下变形.

[08:30.28]Stop distorting what I said. ;不要曲解我的话.

[08:32.23]empirical[em'pirik l] ;a.以经验(或观察)为 依据的,经验主义的, 经验的

[08:33.55]Many empirical results supported the hypothesis. ;很多经验性结论都可证 明假设成立.

[08:36.66]expedition [奺kspi'di n] ;n.(为特定目的组织的) 旅行,出行,远征;远征队 探险队,考察队,迅速

[08:37.90]The Eight-Power Allied Expedition captured Beijing ;八国联军攻占了北京,

[08:40.59]and set fire on the Imperial Garden Yuanmingyuan. ;把圆明园付之一炬.

[08:43.87]flap[flp] ;n.片状垂悬物(信封的口 盖,衣服的袋盖等);飘动 摆动(翅的)振动;激动,

[08:44.74]The bird flapped its wings and flew away. ;鸟振翅飞去.

[08:47.26]The sails were flapping gently in the wind. ;船帆随风摆去.

[08:49.62]Everything was going on smoothly;there was no flap. ;一切都很顺利,没有慌 乱现象.

[08:53.02]hamper['hmp ] ;v.妨碍,束缚,限制

[08:54.14]Many modernists think that rhyme and metre hamper the poet's free expression. ;很多现代派诗人认为韵 律妨碍了诗人的自由发 挥.

[08:58.65]hypothesis [hai'pisis] ;n.假设,假说,前提

[09:00.23]This is only a sort of scientific hypothesis which has not been proved by experiments. ;这仅仅是一个尚未被实验 证明的科学假说.

[09:05.73]indefinite[in'definit] ;a.无限期的;不确定的, 含糊的

[09:07.06]He gave me an indefinite answer. ;他含糊其词地回答了我.

[09:09.13]installment [in'st:lm nt] ;n.分期付款,分期交付; (分期连载)的部分

[09:10.46]Many white-collar workers buy houses in installments. ;许多白领人士用分期付款 的方式买房子.

[09:14.22]intuition [ntju:'i n] ;n.直觉

[09:15.88]Intuition is the act or faculty of knowing or sensing ;直觉即是能知道或感觉的 行为或能力

[09:18.88]without the use of rational processes. ;未经理性的论证过程

[09:21.14]linear['lini ] ;a.线的,直线的,线状的; 长度的;线性的

[09:22.34]The pupil made great efforts to work out the linear equation. ;那个小学生费了九牛二虎 之力去解决这个一次方程 式.

[09:26.03]miniature['minj t ] ;n.缩小的模型,缩影; 微型画;微型人物像 a.微小的,缩小的

[09:27.19]Games are real life in miniature. ;游戏比赛是现实生活的 缩影.

[09:29.34]obedient[ u'bi:di nt] ;a.服从的,顺从的

[09:30.46]Do all parents like obedient and well- behaved children? ;所有父母都喜欢顺从和 循规蹈矩的孩子吗?

[09:33.61]paradox['pr dks] ;n.似乎矛盾而(可能)正 确的说法;自相矛盾的 人(或事物)

[09:34.81]Your answer to the question is a paradox. ;你对这个问题的回答矛 盾百出.

[09:37.00]"More haste,less speed" is a paradox. ;“欲速则不达”是个似是 而非的隽语.

[09:40.11]persistent [p 'sist nt] ;a.坚持不懈的,执意的; 持续的

[09:41.10]The persistent suitor made persistent efforts and succeeded eventually. ;这个百折不挠的求婚者经 过执着的努力,终于如愿 以偿.

[09:45.16]prestige[pre'sti:] ;n.声望,威望

[09:46.36]The old universities of Oxford and Cambridge still have a lot of prestige. ;历史悠久的牛津大学和剑 桥大学仍然享有很高的声 望.

[09:50.42]prolong[pr 'l] ;vt.延长,拖延,拉长

[09:51.58]The Congress agreed to prolong the MFN ;美国国会决定将对于越南 的最惠国

[09:54.52](most-favored-nation) treatment to Vietnam by one year. ;(最惠国)待遇延长一年.

[09:57.71]restrain[ri'frein] ;vi.(~from)抑制, 克制,戒除 n.(诗歌的)叠句,副歌

[09:58.87]She retrained herself from scolding her child until the guests left. ;她强忍住不责骂孩子,直 到客人都走了.

[10:02.43]revision[ri'vi n] ;n.修改,修改,修正; 修订本,修订版;温习, 复习

[10:03.47]To keep pace with times,the law is in need of frequent revision. ;为了跟上时代的发展, 法律需要不断地修订.

[10:07.07]skeptical['skeptik l] ;a.表示怀疑的

[10:08.19]I am always skeptical of/about the Chinese Football Team's chance of winning. ;我对中国足球队的获胜机 会总是表示怀疑.

[10:12.46]subscribe[s b'skraib] ;vi.订阅,订购(书籍等); 同意,赞成 vt.捐助,赞助

[10:13.61]What newspapers have you subscribed for? ;你订阅了哪些报纸?

[10:15.93]How much did you subscribe to the Hope Project? ;你为希望工程捐助了多 少钱?

[10:18.63]temperament ['temp r m nt] ;n.气质,性格

[10:19.79]The poet is highly nervous and volatile in temperament. ;诗人生性神经过敏, 喜怒无常.

[10:23.06]transaction [trn'znk n] ;n.交易,业务

[10:24.18]All transactions,from banking to shopping, will be performed electronically. ;所有的交易活动,从跑银 行到买东西,都可通过电 脑来完成.

[10:28.23]veto['vi:t u] ;vt./n.否决

[10:29.23]The President exercised his veto against the Congressional bill. ;总统对国会的法案行使了 否决权.

[10:32.46]vulgar['vlg ] ;a.粗野的,下流的, 庸俗的,粗俗的

[10:33.37]The houses and cars of the newly rich are huge but vulgar. ;那位爆发户的房子和车子 都硕大无比,却也俗不可 耐.

[10:36.89]Putting food into one's mouth with a knife is considered a vulgar act in England. ;按英国规矩,用餐刀将 食物送入口中算是失仪.

[10:42.19]Lesson 23 ;

[10:45.01]alternate [':lt :neit] ;a.交换的,轮流的;间隔的 vt./vi.(使)交换, (使)轮流

[10:46.17]The fashionable style designed by the famous designer ;由这位著名服装设计师设 计的新潮时装上

[10:48.74]has some alternate stripes of blue and white which made the fashion quite special. ;有蓝白相间的条纹,这正 是其与众不同的独特之 处.

[10:53.46]The two candidates for the presidency ;两位总统候选人

[10:55.54]will alternate in giving their respective election speeches on TV. ;将会在电视上轮番进行 竞选演说.

[10:59.30]assurance [ 'u r ns] ;n.把握,信心;保证, 表示保证(鼓励,安慰) 的话;(人寿)保险

[11:00.54]During the interview, ;在面试的过程中,

[11:01.62]I answered all the questions raised by the interviewer with assurance. ;我信心十足地回答了面 试人提出的所有问题.

[11:04.93]Despite my friends' repeated assurance before the interview, ;面试之前,虽然我的朋友 说了很多鼓励的话,

[11:08.08]I was still very nervous. ;但我仍然十分紧张.

[11:09.65]coincide[ uin'said] ;vi.同时发生; 相符,相一致; 位置重合,重叠

[11:11.18]We can say that one is lucky if his vocation coincide with his avocation. ;如果一个人的职业刚好与 他的爱好一致,那么我们 就可以说他是非常幸运的

[11:15.94]comply[k m'plai] ;vt.(~with)遵从, 依从,服从

[11:17.11]All the citizens must comply with the law. ;所有公民都必须遵守 法律.

[11:19.67]consolidate [k n'slideit] ;v.巩固,加强;(把…) 联为一体,合并

[11:20.92]The two banks will consolidate in July next year. ;这两家银行明年7月将 合并.

[11:23.81]Several small businesses consolidated to form a large powerful company ;几家小企业合并成一家势 力雄厚的大型公司.

[11:28.16]dazzle['dz l] ;v.(使)眩目,(耀)眼; 使赞叹不已,使倾倒 n.耀眼的光; 令人赞叹的东西

[11:29.12]He was dazzled by his sudden success. ;突然的成功冲昏了他的 头脑.

[11:31.39]The diamond ring dazzled with brilliancy. ;这只钻石戒指闪耀夺目.

[11:33.92]destructive [di'strktiv] ;a.破坏(性)的,毁灭性的

[11:35.12]Policies that are destructive to economic development should be abandoned. ;有碍经济发展的政策应该 摈弃掉.

[11:39.01]distract[di'strkt] ;vt.转移(注意力); 使分心

[11:40.26]The noise in the street distracted me from my reading. ;街上嘈杂声使我无法专 心读书.

[11:43.24]The school students were distracted by the wonderful world outside the classroom. ;教室外的精彩世界使学生 们不能集中注意力.

[11:47.59]expenditure [ik'spendit ] ;n.经费,费用,支出额; (时间,金钱等的)花费, 支出,消耗

[11:49.41]All the departments are required to limit their expenditure to what's essential. ;每个部门都被要求限制在 必要的开支上.

[11:53.43]flaw[fl:] ;n.缺点,瑕疵,缺陷

[11:54.54]Vanity is the great flaw in the character of many women. ;爱慕虚荣是很多女性性格 中的重大缺陷.

[11:57.78]It's a pity that the scar flawed her skin. ;很遗憾,这块疤痕在她 皮肤上造成了缺陷.

[12:00.43]hatch[ht] ;vt.孵出,孵;策划,图谋 vi.(~out)(小鸡等)孵出 n.(飞机等的)舱门 (门等的)开口;孵化

[12:01.67]Don't count the chickens before they are hatched. ;[谚]鸡蛋还未孵,别忙 数鸡雏.

[12:04.03]What mischief are you hatching (up)? ;你们在搞什么鬼花样?

[12:06.27]ignite[ig'nait] ;vt.点燃,引发 vi.着火

[12:07.42]A lighted cigarette can ignite a big forest fire. ;一根点燃的香烟就可以 引起森林大火.

[12:10.37]His enthusiastic speech ignited the audience. ;他热情洋溢的演说让听 众热血沸腾.

[12:13.56]indignant[in'dign nt] ;a.愤怒的,愤慨的,义愤的

[12:14.80]All the Chinese people were indignant ;全中国人民都感到无 比愤慨,

[12:16.85]when learning that the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia had been bombed by NATO. ;当听说中国驻南联盟大 使馆被北约轰炸时.

[12:20.97]instantaneous [nst n'teini s] ;a.瞬间的,即刻的

[12:22.62]I'm looking forward to an instantaneous reply to this letter. ;本人翘首盼望对此信件的 即刻答复.

[12:25.81]invalid[in'vlid] ['inv lid] ;a.(指法律上)无效的, 无可靠根据的, 站不住脚的

[12:25.77]invalid[in'vlid] ['inv lid] ;n.(需要有人照顾的) 病弱者,残疾者

[12:26.81]Unless it is signed,a cheque is invalid. ;支票除非签了字,否则 是无效的.

[12:29.42]The invalid is gathering strength. ;这位病弱者体力正在逐 渐恢复.

[12:31.94]minimize['minimaiz] ;vt.(使)减少(或缩小) 到最低限度;极力贬低, 对…做出最低估计

[12:33.02]One of the effective measure to minimize the dangers of driving ;使发生车祸的机会减到 最低的有效措施之一

[12:36.00]is to teach people to obey all the traffic rules. ;就是教育人们遵守一切 交通规则.

[12:38.40]obscure[ b'skju ] ;a.不著名的,不重要的; 费解的,模糊不清的; vt.使变模糊,掩盖

[12:39.61]Jude,the Obscure is a masterpiece written by Thomas Hardy, ;《无名的裘德》 是哈代的代表作,

[12:43.21]one of the most famous English novelists. ;哈代英国最著名的作家 之一.

[12:45.65]One's success obscure his failures. ;一个人的成功使他的失败 显得微不足道.

[12:48.39]The moon was obscured by dark clouds. ;月亮被乌云遮住了.

[12:50.75]participant [pa:'tisip nt] ;n.参与者,参加者

[12:51.86]Susan B. Anthony,the American champion of woman's suffrage, ;苏珊.比.安东尼是美国 争取妇女参政的倡导者,

[12:54.97]was also a participant in the movement to end slavery. ;也是废奴运动的参加者.

[12:58.04]persuasion [p 'swei n] ;n.说服(力),劝说; 信念,信仰

[12:59.15]Parents are encouraged to rely on persuasion rather than punishment. ;鼓励父母们依靠说服的方 法而不要靠惩罚.

[13:02.59]pretext['pri:tekst] ;n.借口,托辞

[13:03.79]Don't always use a headache as a pretext for not going to school! ;不要老以头痛为借口不 上学.

[13:07.15]propel[pr 'pel] ;vt.推进,推动; 激励,驱使

[13:08.22]The change in China is being propelled by the new economic upsurge. ;新经济的浪潮正把中国 的变革推向前进.

[13:11.70]refreshment [ri'frem nt] ;n.[常pl.]茶点,点心; (精力的)恢复,精神爽快

[13:12.90]Ice cream is a good refreshment on a hot day. ;冰淇淋在热天是解暑提 神的佳品.

[13:15.56]Refreshments will be served after the meeting. ;会后有点心供应.

[13:17.96]revive[ri'vaiv] ;vt.(使)复苏 vi.恢复

[13:18.91]The drooping plants revived in the rain. ;萎蔫的植物在雨中有恢复 了生气.

[13:21.23]Hot coffee revived me; I had been cold and tired. ;热咖啡使又冷又累的我恢 复了精力.

[13:25.20]snatch[snt] ;vt.夺,夺走;一下子拉 一把抓住;抓住机会做, 抽空做 vi.(at)一把抓住

[13:25.91]snatch[snt] ;n.片段

[13:26.41]The thief snatched my handbag and ran off. ;小偷一把夺走我的手提包 便逃之夭夭.

[13:28.93]During the exam,I can only sleep in snatchs at night. ;考试期间,夜晚我只能睡 一会儿觉.

[13:32.54]subsidiary [s b'sidi ri] ;a.辅助的,次要的,附设的 n.子公司,附属机构

[13:33.90]The question of finance is subsidiary to the question of ;财务问题是这一项目

[13:36.64]whether the project will be approved. ;是否获准的附带问题.

[13:38.50]tempt[tempt] ;vt.吸引,引起…的兴趣 引诱,诱惑

[13:39.58]The warm weather tempted us into going for a walk. ;暖和的天气吸引我们去 散步.

[13:42.72]transition [trn'si n] ;n.过渡,转变

[13:44.05]Women in menopausal disorders are subject to frequent transitions ;有更年期综合症的女人 常是喜怒无常.

[13:47.45]from high spirits to depression and anger. ;有更年期综合症的女人 常是喜怒无常.

[13:50.18]vicinity[vi'siniti] ;n.周围地区,邻近地区

[13:51.38]The two restaurants in close vicinity compete violently. ;两家比邻餐厅竞争非常 激烈.

[13:54.98]vulnerable ['vln r b l] ;a.易受伤的,脆弱的; 易受攻击的,难防御的

[13:56.10]Young birds are very vulnerable to predators. ;幼小的鸟易受肉食动物 的伤害.

[13:58.63]Young people are vulnerable to the influences of radio and television. ;年轻人容易受广播和电 视的影响.

[14:01.98]warrant['wr nt] ;n.授权令;(正当)理由, 根据 vt.证明…是正当的

[14:02.89]The Constitution guarntees ;宪法保证了

[14:04.34]that private homes will not be searched without a warrant. ;没有搜查证,不得 任意搜查私人家宅.

[14:07.03]You had no warrant for doing that. ;你那样做毫无道理.

[14:09.15]warranty['wr nti] ;n.担保书,证书,保单

[14:10.14]You can have a five- year-period warranty for the television you bought. ;你买的电视机有五年的保 用期.

[14:14.49]Lesson 24 ;

[14:17.31]ambiguous[m'bigju s] ;a.引起歧义的, 摸棱两可的,含混的

[14:18.71]The President's ambiguous directions confused the staff who didn't know what to do ;总统含糊的指令让他的下 属有些茫然,不知如何是 好.

[14:22.98]authentic[:'entik] ;a.真的,真正的; 可靠的,可信的

[14:24.22]Can you distinguish between an authentic antique and a fake one? ;你能辨认古董真品和赝 品吗?

[14:28.61]Nowadays it's quite difficult to tell an authentic news report from an invented one, ;现在有的新闻报道可谓是 真假难辨,

[14:32.92]especially news about the celebrities. ;尤其是对于那些名流 们的报道.

[14:35.24]compulsory [k m'pls ri] ;a.必须做的,强制性的, (课程)必修的

[14:36.44]Is English a compulsory course in your school? ;在你们学校,英语是必 修的课程吗?

[14:39.09]A nine year compulsory education is implemented in China. ;中国实行9年义务教育.

[14:43.23]conspicuous [k n'spikju s] ;a.显眼的;明显的

[14:44.68]She's always conspicuous because of her bright clothes and queer hair style. ;因为她衣着鲜艳,发型古 怪,所以总是惹人注目.

[14:48.99]decisive[di'saisiv] ;a.决定性的;坚定的, 果断的;决断的

[14:50.19]Waterloo was the decisive battle of the whole war. ;滑铁卢一役左右了整个 战局.

[14:53.13]deteriorate [di'ti ri reit] ;v.恶化,变坏

[14:54.29]He Long's health had deteriorated while he was in prison. ;贺龙在狱中时健康已经 越来越恶化了.

[14:57.81]diversion [dai'v : n] ;n.转移,转向,消遣,娱乐; (修路时)临时绕行路

[14:59.14]Some students marred their writings by a diversion into irrelevant material. ;一些学生由于插入无关材 料偏离主题而把作文写糟 了.

[15:03.24]engagement [in'geidm nt] ;n.订婚,婚约;约会

[15:04.52]The two lovers had an engagement to meet secretly after dark. ;两个恋人约好在天黑以 后秘密会面.

[15:07.83]Their engagement was announced in the local paper. ;他们订婚的消息已登在 当地报纸上.

[15:11.02]expire[iks'pai ] ;v.期满,(期限)终止, 断气,死亡

[15:12.18]My passport expires in a month. ;我的护照再过一个月就 到期了.

[15:14.46]fluctuate ['flktjueit] ;vi.波动,涨落,起伏

[15:15.54]The prices of vegetables and fruits fluctuate with the seasons. ;蔬菜和水果的价格随季 节而波动.

[15:18.93]haul[h:l] ;vt.(用力)拖,拉; (用车等)拖运,运送

[15:19.60]haul[h:l] ;n.拖,拉,拖运;一次获得 (或偷得等)的数量

[15:20.09]When dusk came,the fishermen hauled the boat up onto the shore. ;黄昏降临,渔夫们用力 把船拖上岸.

[15:24.23]Raised for its milk, meat,and hide, ;饲养驯鹿除了要获取奶、 肉和皮革之外,

[15:26.68]the reindeer is also used to haul things from place to place. ;还要用来把东西从一个 地方运送到另一个地方.

[15:29.87]illuminate [i'lu:mineit] ;vt.照明,照亮; 阐明,启发

[15:31.15]Tian'anmen Square really looks magnificent at night when it is illuminated ;在晚间灯光的照耀下,天 安门广场看起来确实很 壮观.

[15:34.96]indignation [ndig'nei n] ;n.愤怒,愤慨,义愤

[15:36.33]The manager expressed his indignation at being unfairly dismis- sed by the president. ;经理对他被总裁不公平 解雇的一事愤愤不平.

[15:41.17]integrity[in'tegriti] ;n.正直,诚实,完整, 完全,完整性

[15:42.42]Some people have a lot of integrity in keeping their principles. ;有的人在遵守原则方面 规规矩矩.

[15:45.77]invaluable [in'vlju b l] ;a.非常宝贵的;极为贵 重的,无价的

[15:47.18]Good health,not wealth,is an invaluable blessing. ;健康(不是财富)才是千 金难买的福气.

[15:50.66]literal['lit r l] ;a.照字面上的,原义的; 逐字的

[15:51.53]The literal meaning of "ponder" is to "weigh". ;"ponder"(权衡)的字 面原意是“你…的分量”

[15:54.22]literally['lit r li] ;ad.逐字的,照原文、 照字面的;确实地, 真正地;简直

[15:55.21]To translate literally is not always the closest to the original meaning. ;逐字翻译不一定最接近 原义.

[15:58.65]There are people in the world who literally do not know how to boil water. ;世界上确实有不知道怎么 烧水的人,

[16:01.92]misfortune [mis'f:t n] ;n.不幸,厄运,逆境; 不幸事故,灾难,灾祸

[16:03.21]Misfortune never come alone. ;[谚]祸不单行.

[16:05.48]I had the misfortune to break my leg yesterday. ;昨天我不幸折断了腿.

[16:08.72]oppress[ 'pres] ;vt.压迫,压制;(使心 情等)沉重,使烦恼

[16:10.04]Poverty oppresses the spirit. ;贫穷折磨着人们的心灵.

[16:11.99]I feel oppressed by the heat. ;我感到闷热难受.

[16:14.10]pastime['p?staim] ;n.消遣,娱乐

[16:15.51]Playing cards is our favorite pastime when travel by train. ;打牌是我们乘火车旅行时 最喜欢的娱乐消遣.

[16:19.11]ponder['pnd ] ;v.思索,考虑,沉思

[16:20.23]I want to quietly ponder what we to do next. ;我想静静想一想下一步 怎么办.

[16:22.84]Many people are pondering (upon) the meaning of life. ;许多人都在苦苦思索生活 的意义.

[16:25.57]provocative [pr 'vk tiv] ;a.挑衅的,煽动的, 刺激的;挑逗的

[16:26.81]The pretty model looks very provocative in a transparent miniskirt. ;在时装表演中,漂亮的模 特儿穿着一条透明的迷你 裙,看上去十分撩人.

[16:31.49]prevalent ['prev l nt] ;a.流行的,普通的

[16:32.45]Smog is more prevalent in urban centers. ;烟雾在市中心更为普遍.

[16:35.06]refute[ri'fju:t] ;vt.驳斥,驳倒

[16:36.17]The lawyer made good use of the favorable evidence ;律师充分利用大量的有 利证据

[16:38.51]to refute his counterpart's testimony. ;驳倒了对手的证词.

[16:40.81]rip[rip] ;vt./vi.扯破;撕坏 n.裂口,裂缝

[16:41.68]Lightening ripped the cloudy night sky. ;闪电划破乌云的夜空.

[16:43.88]There's a big rip in my sleeve. ;我的袖子有一道裂口.

[16:45.95]specification [妔pesifi'kei n] ;n.[常pl.]规格,规范; 明确说明;(产品) 说明书

[16:47.48]The First Amendment to the American constitution is the specification ;美国宪法的第一条修正案

[16:50.96]that each citizen enjoys freedom of religion. ;是关于公民享有宗教信仰 自由的规定.

[16:53.90]subsidy['sbsidi] ;n.补助金,津贴

[16:55.10]Can I apply for the unemployment subsidy when I have no job? ;失业了我可以申请失业补 助金吗?

[16:58.29]tentative['tent tiv] ;n.试探性的,实验性的

[16:59.33]Kissinger's first visit to China was a tentative one. ;基辛格对中国的第一次访 问是试探性的.

[17:02.47]transplant [trns'pl?nt] [trns'plnt] ;vt.移栽,移种(植物等); 移植(器官);使迁移, 使移居 n.(器官)移植

[17:03.51]Tea was transplanted from China to India and Sri Lanka. ;茶树是从中国移植到印度 和斯里兰卡的.

[17:06.78]Not every transplant operation can be successful, ;并不是每一个器官移植都 能成功,

[17:09.60]because the transplant may be rejected by the surrounding tissues. ;因为移植的器官可能会 受周围细胞的排斥.

[17:12.91]virgin['v :din] ;n.处女,未婚女子 a.未经开发的,未经使用 的,未经触动的;处女的

[17:13.90]The blessed Virgin Mary refers to Jesus' mother. ;圣母玛利亚是耶苏基督 的母亲.

[17:16.93]Lesson 25 ;

[17:19.08]abrupt[ 'brpt] ;a.突然的;唐突的,鲁莽的

[17:20.32]Because the man on the strange phone call sounded abrupt, ;陌生电话里的那个男子 说话的声音听起来很唐 突,

[17:22.93]I put the receiver down at once. ;我就立即把电话放下了.

[17:24.96]There are abrupt weather changes. ;天有不测风云.

[17:27.20]abundance [ 'bnd ns] ;n.大量,丰富,充足

[17:28.48]Nowadays in any city in China ;现在中国的任何一个城市

[17:30.43]you can find an abundance of goods of all types and prices. ;都能看到各种各样、价位 不一的商品.

[17:33.66]bachelor['bt l ] ;n.单身男子; 学士,学士学位

[17:34.78]Richard Lee is a bachelor,but he is one of the best would-be husbands for girls. ;李泽楷是个单身汉,但他 却是女孩子眼里最佳的丈 夫人选之一.

[17:39.46]compile[k m'pail] ;vt.汇编,编撰

[17:40.66]Each year the State Statistical Bureau ;每年国家统计局

[17:42.78]will compile a yearbook by fields and by regions. ;都会按照行业和地区编 撰年报.

[17:45.92]compliment ['kmplim nt] ;n.赞美(话),恭维(话); [pl.]致意,问候

[17:47.08]I sincerely appreciate your compliments,but I really feel I am not up to them. ;谢谢你的赞美,我真的觉 得受之有愧.

[17:51.30]Extend my compliments to your mother!(My compliments to your mother!) ;向你母亲代为致意.

[17:53.83]exile['eksail] ;n.流放,放逐;被流放者, 背井离乡者 vt.流放,使流亡

[17:55.03]Napoleon was once exiled(=was once sent into exile) to the island of St.Helena. ;拿破仑曾被放逐到圣赫 勒拿岛.

[17:58.68]expel[iks'pel] ;vt.把…开除;驱逐, 赶走,放逐

[18:00.12]The student from the Department of Physics was expelled last week ;上周那个物理系的同学

[18:03.15]because he cheated on the exams. ;因为考试作弊被开除了.

[18:05.09]Russia has lately decided to expel a US diplomat from its land, ;俄国最近驱逐了一名美 国外交官,

[18:08.82]declaring he has done something improper. ;称他干了与自己的身份 不相符合的事情.

[18:11.06]gleam[gli:m] ;vi.闪亮,闪烁; (~with)闪现,流露; n.闪光,闪亮

[18:12.14]The soft gleam of the signal lamp told us our troops were ready for the attack. ;信号灯发出的微弱闪光 告诉我们,我们的部队做 好了进攻准备.

[18:16.15]The groom's eyes are gleaming with excitement. ;新郎的眼睛流露着激动 的神情.

[18:19.38]grease[gri:s] ;n.(动物)油脂;润滑油 vt.给…加润滑油

[18:20.42]Because the grease was almost gone,the gears suffered from serious wear and tear. ;由于润滑油差不多耗尽 了,齿轮磨损很严重.

[18:24.39]The new lubricating oil from Shell greases the car in a terrific way. ;“壳”牌公司的这种新 的润滑油使得车的部件得 到很好的保护.

[18:28.54]hurricane['hrik n] ;n.飓风

[18:29.78]Hurricanes in the Atlantic are known as typhoons in the Pacific. ;大西洋的飓风在太平洋 就被称为台风.

[18:33.30]intrigue[in'tri:g] ;vt.激起…的好奇心,迷住 vi.耍阴谋,使诡计 n.阴谋,诡计

[18:34.50]That people can talk with people on another continent through a telephone line ;通过一根电话线,人们 就能跟在另一个洲的人 讲话,

[18:38.14]once tremendously intrigued everyone. ;这曾让每个人惊叹不已.

[18:40.55]The royal palace was full of intrigue. ;皇宫中充满了勾心斗角.

[18:43.16]liner['lain ] ;n.衬里,大客轮

[18:44.40]The liner of this dress is made of silk. ;这条裙子的衬里是丝制 的.

[18:46.72]On the liner bound for New Amsterdam people are always filled with anticipation. ;在驶向新阿姆斯特丹的客 轮上,人们心里都满怀期 待.

[18:51.65]linger['lig ] ;vi.(因不愿离开) 继续逗留;留恋徘徊 (~on)继续存留,缓慢消失

[18:52.89]The two lovers lingered over coffee and didn't realize it was long past midnight ;这对恋人流连于咖啡馆, 一点也没意识到时间早就 过了午夜.

[18:57.28]masculine['mskjulin] ;a.男性的,男子的; 男子气概

[18:58.60]It is masculine when one faces life's challenges ;如果一个人勇敢面对生活 的挑战,

[19:01.05]very bravery and never yields to them. ;从不退缩,我们就说他 很有男子汉的气概.

[19:03.45]In the modern competitive society, ;在现代这个竞争性的社 会里,

[19:05.60]masculine characteristic will certainly put one at an advantage. ;男性性格显然会使一个 人处于优势地位.

[19:09.12]municipal [mju(:)'nisip l] ;a.市的,市政的

[19:10.32]The municipal government has decided to open a new canal ;市政府决定新开辟一条 运河,

[19:13.23]to make the transportation more convenient between different districts. ;以使各个区之间运 输更加便利.

[19:16.66]nominate['nmineit] ;vt.提名,任命

[19:17.70]The prime minister has nominated the former defense minister ;首相已任命前国防部长

[19:20.84]as the new foreign minister. ;担任新政府的外长.

[19:22.71]A US physicist and his German associate ;两位分别来自美国和德国 的物理学家

[19:25.44]were nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in physics. ;获得今年诺贝 尔物理奖提名.

[19:28.59]overflow [?uv 'fl u] ;vi.溢出,泛滥; n.溢流口,溢流管

[19:29.91]I forgot to turn off the faucet and the toilet overflowed again. ;我忘了关水龙头,结果厕 盆里的水溢出了,搞坏了 家里的木地板.

[19:34.76]The overflow of the fish vat seems to have been blocked.Get a repairman. ;鱼缸的溢流管好像被堵住 了.赶快叫一个修理工.

[19:39.48]overhear[?uv 'hi ] ;vt.无意中听到,偷听

[19:40.77]The maid overheard the two thieves talking in a low voice in the corner ;女仆听到两个小偷在角落 里低声说话,

[19:44.41]and told it to her mistress. ;于是告诉了女主人.

[19:46.23]pamphlet['pmflit] ;n.小册子

[19:47.39]On the streets you can often see students ;在大街上,你会经常看见 学生们

[19:49.64]wearing ribbons handing out pamphlets for all kinds of merchandise. ;戴着彩带向路人发放各种 商品的小册子.

[19:53.15]pest[pest] ;n.害虫;讨厌的人

[19:54.14]Sometimes chemicals to kill pests do more harm to our health than otherwise. ;有时候杀虫剂给我们的健 康带来很大危害,还不如 不用它.

[19:58.28]The little boy,usually behaving himself,is now a thorough pest to all of us. ;那个平时很乖的小孩, 现在简直让我们所有人头 痛不已.

[20:02.55]purify['pju rifai] ;vt.使纯净,提纯;使纯洁

[20:04.08]Now the water from the sewage system is pass- ing through special mud to be purified, ;现在这从下水道里流来的 水正通过一种特殊的泥以 便净化,

[20:08.31]do you believe it? ;你相信有这样的事吗?

[20:09.63]rejoice[ri'dis] ;vi.充满喜悦,感到高兴

[20:10.75]Many philosophers teach us to rejoice in the simplicity of life ;许多哲学家教导我们要陶 然于简单生活

[20:14.52]rather than the physical pleasure. ;而不要追求物质上的 享受.

[20:16.76]shear[i ] ;vt.剪(羊毛,头发) n.(剪羊毛、树枝等的) 大剪刀

[20:17.92]I wanted to have a new look and all my curls have been shorn off. ;我想来个新形象,于是满 头的卷发都被剪掉了.

[20:21.73]Believe it or not,but Mrs.Clinton always trims the hedge with a pair of garden shears. ;信不信由你,克林顿夫人 总是亲自手握一把大大的 剪刀修理树枝.

[20:26.90]supersonic [妔ju:p 'snik] ;a.超声的,超音速的

[20:28.14]Nowadays it is hard to find a large civil airliner that is not supersonic. ;现在要找到一架不是超音 速的大型民用客机很难.

[20:32.49]supervise ['sju:p vaiz] ;vt.监督,管理,指导

[20:33.86]Most of us know how to do our own work properly, ;我们大多数人都知道如何 干好自己的工作,

[20:36.47]but it is quite another story to supervise others. ;但要指导别人又是一 回事了.

[20:39.29]You can't see anyone in this workshop that supervises the work flow? ;你看不见这个车间有任何 管理生产流程的人员吗?

[20:42.93]Yes we have computers to do the job. ;是的,我们用电脑来管理.

[20:45.75]terrify['terifai] ;vt.使害怕,使惊吓

[20:46.78]The brutal policeman terrified the old man into compliance. ;那个粗暴的警察恐吓老 人,老人只有同意.

[20:49.97]tow[t u] ;vt.拖,拉,牵引

[20:50.92]As its engine and some other vitals had been damaged, ;由于其引擎和其他一些重 要零件出了故障,

[20:53.58]the ship had to be towed into the shipyard for check and repair. ;那艘船只好被拖回船坞 检查维修.

[20:57.38]unfold[n'f uld] ;vi./vt.展开,打开

[20:58.75]When they reached the top of Mt.Tai, ;他们登上泰山之巅,

[21:00.62]an unparalleled scene of natural beauty unfolded in front of their eyes. ;无与伦比的自然风光 展现在眼前.

[21:04.63]General Patton unfolded the map on the ground ;巴顿将军把地图在地上 摊开,

[21:07.37]and began to study it very carefully with his general staff. ;和他的参谋人员仔 细地谋划起来.

[21:10.43]verse[v :s] ;n.诗,诗句

[21:11.51]I like verse more than prose because it can be sung like music. ;我喜欢诗歌,不喜欢散 文,因为诗歌可以像音乐 一样吟唱.

[21:14.90]Apart from 37 plays, Shakespeare, ;除了37部戏之外,莎士 比亚,

[21:17.68]the greatest playwright human beings have ever had, ;这位人类历史上最伟大 的剧作家,

[21:20.62]wrote 154 verses as well. ;还写了154首诗歌.

[21:23.23]wretched['retid] ;a.难受的,可怜的; 令人苦恼的,讨厌的

[21:24.35]The little boy who broke his father's antique vase stood there wretched, ;那个打烂了他爸爸古董花 瓶的小男孩,可怜巴巴地 站在那里,

[21:28.16]expecting punishment. ;知道处罚是少不了的.

[21:30.97]Lesson 26 ;

[21:33.91]accommodate [ 'km deit] ;vt.容纳;向…提供住处; 宽容

[21:35.05]It was said that Michael Jackson's new luxurious cottage ;据说迈可尔.杰克逊的新 豪华别墅

[21:38.32]could accommodate over 1,000 people. ;可以容纳上千人.

[21:40.68]adjoin[ 'din] ;vt.贴近,与…毗连

[21:41.79]Michael Jordan can aim accurately even though his opponents adjoins him closely. ;迈克尔.乔丹在对手贴身 的情况下依然可以投篮 得分.

[21:46.63]bald[b:ld] ;a.秃头的,秃的

[21:47.79]O'Conner's picture with a bald head ;奥康娜的光头形象

[21:49.78]fascinated a lot of young people across the world. ;迷住了全世界的很多年轻 人.

[21:52.30]ballet['blei] [b'lei] ;n.芭蕾舞(剧), 芭蕾舞团

[21:53.46]A ballet dancer may wear out four pairs of shoes in a single performance. ;在一场演出中,一个芭 蕾舞演员也许会磨穿四 双鞋.

[21:57.30]blossom['bls m] ;n.(尤指果树的)花 vi.(植物)开花

[21:58.25]When all these peach trees are in blossom, we can see a pink world. ;当所有的桃花盛开的时 候,我们可以看到一个 粉红的世界.

[22:01.94]brood[bru:d] ;n.(雏鸡等)一窝 vi.孵蛋

[22:03.01]What fun to see a brood of ducks walking on the sand beach! ;看到一窝小鸭在沙滩上行 走的情景,多么有趣呀!

[22:06.57]cluster['klst ] ;n.(果实,花的)串,簇; (人、物的)群 vt.群集,丛生

[22:07.73]Whenever Beckham appeared,there would be a cluster of fans surrounding him. ;只要贝克汉姆一出现, 总会被大量球迷簇拥.

[22:11.37]clutch[klt] ;vt./vi.抓紧,抓握

[22:12.44]A drowning man will clutch at a floating straw. ;一个即将被淹死的人会连 一根漂浮的稻草也要抓住 的.

[22:15.30]denote[di'n ut] ;vt.意思是;是…的标志 表示

[22:16.37]It is a universal fact in the world that a smile often denotes pleasure. ;在全世界,微笑常意味 着愉快.

[22:20.38]descent[di'sent] ;n.下降,下倾;血统,世袭

[22:21.42]So far three Americans of Chinese descent have won Nobel Prizes. ;到目前为止,有三位华裔 美国人获得了诺贝尔奖.

[22:25.47]discriminate [di'skrimineit] ;vt.区别,辨别; 有区别地对待,歧视

[22:26.59]The law discriminate between accidental and intentional killing. ;以外杀人和故意杀人在 法律上是有区别的.

[22:30.10]Nowadays in most countries every nationality is equal, at least in law; ;目前,在大多数国家,至 少在法律上各个民族是平 等的,

[22:35.24]no one is discriminated against. ;没有一个民族被歧视.

[22:37.38]displace[di'spleis] ;vt.取代,代替

[22:38.46]I don't want to be displayed in your heart by that young fool. ;我才不原意那个幼稚的小 傻瓜取代我在你心中的地 位.

[22:41.44]dwell[dwel] ;vi.居住

[22:42.31]Let bygones be bygones.Don't dwell on the past too much. ;让过去的事情成为过去 吧,不要沉湎于过去.

[22:46.19]enroll[in'r ul] ;vi.入学;加入 vt.招收,吸收

[22:47.27]Gong Li wanted to enroll in the Depart- ment of Sociology at Beijing University, ;巩俐想入北京大学社会学 系学习,

[22:51.45]but it caused an aversion from the academic circle. ;却引起知识界的反感.

[22:54.47]expend[ik'spend] ;vt.花费,消费

[22:55.66]Cindy Crawford expends most of her incomes on all sorts of luxuries. ;辛迪.克劳芙把她大部分 的收入用在奢侈品上.

[22:59.43]foresee[f:'si:] ;vt.预见,预知

[23:00.67]If Wang An had foreseen that personal computers would be so popular, ;要是王安预见到个人电脑 会如此普及,

[23:04.89]he would be making a lot of money now. ;他今天就发大财了.

[23:07.12]handbook['hndbuk] ;n.手册,便览

[23:08.36]Before you start this new stereo,you have to read through this handbook. ;使用这台新的音响前, 一定要仔细阅读使用手 册.

[23:14.15]immune[i'mju:n] ;a.免疫的,有免疫力的

[23:15.23]It seems no one is immune to vanity,just as no one can survive without food. ;在我看来,没有人能免于 虚荣心的影响,正如没有 人可以不吃东西而生存.

[23:19.90]ivory['aiv ri] ;n.象牙,象牙色

[23:21.02]A university student taking a part-time job,in the words of some, ;大学生做兼职,用一些人 的话说,

[23:24.58]is walking out of the ivory tower. ;就是走出象牙塔.

[23:27.68]latitude['ltitju:d] ;n.纬度,回旋余地

[23:29.17]Climates differ widely in different areas in a country covering a wide range of latitude ;在一个跨多个纬度的国 家,气候差异很大.

[23:34.34]misery['miz ri] ;n.痛苦,苦恼,苦难

[23:35.62]One who hasn't suffered any misery in his life will not mature. ;一个在生活中没有经历 磨难的人,不容易变得 成熟.

[23:40.05]Misery loves company. ;[谚]同病相怜,同忧相救.

[23:42.20]perfume[p 'fju:m] ;n.香水,香气

[23:43.77]"Chanel N 5" is a very expensive French perfume. ;“夏奈尔5”是非常昂贵 的法国香水.

[23:47.12]plea[pli:] ;n.恳求,请求; 抗辩,辩护

[23:48.11]It was ridiculous ;这真是荒唐

[23:49.27]that the Japanese man who killed 12 school boys entered a plea for not guilty. ;那个杀死12个小学生的 日本男人恳求无罪,

[23:53.20]plead[pl:d] ;vi.恳求,请求

[23:54.27]Is it justifiable ;你认为是否站得住脚呢

[23:55.52]if a young man pleads for himself on account of his youth and simplicity? ;如果一个年轻人以自己年 少单纯而恳求无罪.

[23:59.28]timely['taimli] ;a.及时的,适时的

[24:00.56]The timely rain after a long time of drought will certainly bring on the crops. ;久旱之后的这场及时雨肯 定会有助于作物的生长.

[24:04.90]transit['trnsit] ;n.运输,载运

[24:06.02]The letter he sent to his girl got lost in transit ;他寄给女朋友的信在运输 途中丢失,

[24:08.71]and it didn't reach her until 50 years later. ;过了50年才到达她的 手上.

[24:11.27]tug[tg] ;n.拖船 vt.用力拖

[24:12.02]Adventure tugs at the heartstrings of youth. ;冒险活动强烈扣动青年人 的心弦.

[24:14.62]vicious['vi s] ;a.恶毒的,凶残的

[24:15.95]Crime leads to prison, which leads to unemployment, which leads to crime. ;由罪犯而入狱,入狱而 失业,失业而犯罪.

[24:19.79]It is a vicious cycle. ;这是恶性循环.

[24:21.37]yell[jel] ;n.号叫,叫喊

[24:22.19]At the football match between China and Japan,we yelled together for our team. ;在中日足球比赛上,我们 为我们的球队大喊加油.

[24:27.98]Lesson 27 ;

[24:31.29]axis['ksis] ;n.轴,中心线

[24:32.45]At the end of World War Two,the Axis Power lost the war to the Allied Powers ;第二次世界大战结束的时 候,轴心国被同盟国打败

[24:36.42]including USA,USSR, Britain,China,France, etc. ;(同盟国)包括美国、 苏联、英国、中国和法国 等.

[24:41.63]barren['br n] ;a.(土地)贫瘠的,荒芜的

[24:42.63]The farmers have taken strenuous pains to turn the barren land into productive fields ;农民们历尽艰辛把贫瘠之 地变成了多产的良田.

[24:47.34]beforehand [bi'f:hnd] ;ad.事先,提前

[24:48.66]Before the summit talk between the two Korean states, ;在朝鲜北南双方领导人 会晤之前,

[24:51.15]officials from both sides had got everything ready beforehand. ;两国的官员已经事先做 好了一切准备.

[24:54.54]cereal['si ri l] ;n.(加工而成的) 谷类食物

[24:55.57]The diet of a normal, healthy person should regularly include dairy products,meats, ;一个正常健康人的饮食应 该包括乳制品、肉类、

[24:59.91]fruits and vegetables, and cereal products. ;水果蔬菜和谷类食物.

[25:03.18]clasp[kl:sp,kla:sp] ;vt.抱紧,握紧;扣紧

[25:04.51]Julia Roberts clasped the Oscar Award in her hands,as if fearing it would be snatched away ;茱莉亚.罗泊茨把奥斯卡 奖紧紧握在手里,好像担 心有人会抢走它似的.

[25:09.43]divine[di'vain] ;a.神的,天赐的

[25:10.42]To err is human:to forgive,divine. ;人非圣贤,孰能无过; 宽以待人,神亦不逮.

[25:13.36]doctrine['dktrin] ;n.主义,教条

[25:14.47]Not confined by doctr- ines,the so-called fifth-generation movie directors ;这些第五代电影导演们不 拘泥于教条,

[25:18.16]have shot some breathtaking films. ;拍摄了一些令人叹为观止 的电影.

[25:20.31]eloquent['el kw nt] ;a.雄辩的,有说服力的

[25:21.42]Martin Luther King's eloquent speeches have moved men throughout the U.S. ;马丁.路德.金雄辩的 演讲感动了全美国的人,

[25:25.35]to join in the anti-racism movement. ;大家都投入反种族歧视 运动中去.

[25:27.96]facilitate [f 'siliteit] ;vt.使便利,便于

[25:29.16]The new underground railway will facilitate the journey to all parts of the city. ;新的地下铁路将为去城市 各处提供方便.

[25:34.00]It is really terrific. ;地铁真好.

[25:35.65]flatter['flt ] ;vt.向…谄媚,奉承

[25:36.73]Most inferiors flattered their superiors ;大多数下级都奉承上级,

[25:39.04]with an exception of Mr.Parkson. ;惟有派克逊先生例外.

[25:41.36]garment['ga:m nt] ;n.(一件)衣服

[25:42.68]Dongguan city of Guangdong province swarms with a lot of joint ventures, ;广东省东莞市有许多合 资企业,

[25:46.49]a lot of which are garment factories. ;当中有不少是服装厂.

[25:48.76]gorgeous['g:d s] ;a.华丽的,绚丽的;极好的

[25:49.92]Yoyo Ma's gorgeous techniques in playing the cello have earned him admiration ;马友友拉大提琴精湛的技 艺给他带来人们的羡慕,

[25:53.64]and thunderous applauses. ;还有阵阵雷鸣般的掌声.

[25:55.26]knob[nb] ;n.球型把手,球形柄

[25:56.29]Be sure not to turn that knob.It is for emergency braking. ;千万别转动那个球形手 柄.那是供紧急刹车用 的.

[25:59.81]marble['ma:bl] ;n.大理石

[26:00.84]Marble,because of its beauty and hardness,is often used to build things meant to last. ;由于大理石美丽坚固, 常被用来建造经久的 东西.

[26:05.80]messenger['mesind ] ;n.送信人,信使

[26:07.00]Though taking no secret missions, ;尽管没有接受秘密使命,

[26:08.86]these artists have actually become messengers between the two countries. ;这些艺术家们实际上成了 两国的使者.

[26:12.22]odor[' ud ] ;n.气味

[26:13.25]The unspeakable odor clung to the room,and we couldn't find its source. ;一股难以形容的气味充 斥着房间散不出去,而我 们找不到其来源.

[26:16.81]paradise['pr dais] ;n.天堂,乐园

[26:18.09]In China Hangzhou and Suzhou are often known as "the Paradise on Earth". ;在中国,苏州和杭州常 被称为“人间天堂”.

[26:22.56]patent['peit nt] ;n.专利(权)

[26:23.76]As this invention is protected by patent right, ;这项发明受专利权保护,

[26:26.20]no one is allowed to copy or use it without permission. ;谁都不能在未经许可的 情况下复制或者使用它.

[26:29.21]perish['peri] ;vi.毁灭,消亡

[26:30.21]The Italian city of Bombay perished in a violent volcanic eruption. ;在一次猛烈的火山爆发 中,庞贝这座意大利城 市被毁灭了.

[26:34.05]practicable ['prktik bl] ;a.可行的,适用的

[26:35.42]Those fantastic ideas of his are just not practicable.don't be misled by them. ;他的那些胡思乱想不可 行.不要被误导了.

[26:40.55]queer[kwi ] ;a.奇怪的,异常的; 不舒服的

[26:41.50]Madonna has a strange way of attracting her audience. ;麦当娜很会吸引听众,

[26:44.29]At times,she might give out a queer laugh. ;有时她只是简单地怪笑 几声.

[26:46.88]reciprocal [ri'sipr k l] ;a.相互的,互惠的

[26:48.24]Although I gave him many presents,I had no reciprocal gifts from him. ;虽然我给他很多礼物, 但我没有收到过他给 我的礼物.

[26:52.13]revolve[ri'vlv] ;v.旋转

[26:53.29]The ancient Egyptians thought the sun revolved round the earth ;古代埃及人认为地球运 转,

[26:56.06]but still predicted eclipses. ;却竟然能预测日月蚀.

[26:58.25]safeguard['deifga:d] ;vt.维护 n.预防措施,保证条款

[26:59.37]It goes without saying that the sole duty of the army ;不言而喻,军队的唯一 职责

[27:01.93]is to safeguard national independence and state sovereignty. ;就是维护民族独立和国 家主权.

[27:05.32]shatter['t ] ;vi.使粉碎,使破灭

[27:06.23]Ronaldo's last-minute goal shattered the fond dream of the AC Milan to tie the game. ;罗纳尔多最后一刻的进 球打碎了AC 米兰的取得 平局的美梦.

[27:11.94]slaughter['sl:t ] ;vt./n.屠杀,杀戮,屠宰

[27:13.06]The panic of mouth and foot disease ;口蹄疫的恐慌,

[27:14.94]caused the British government to slaughter millions of cattle. ;使英国政府屠杀了数百 万头牲口.

[27:17.90]solo['s ul u] ;a./ad.单独的(地) n.独奏(曲),独唱(曲), 独舞

[27:19.26]In a ballet performance.I'd like to watch a solo rather than a group dance. ;在芭蕾舞演出中,我更 喜欢看独舞而不爱看 集体舞.

[27:23.03]symphony['simf ni] ;n.交响乐,交响曲

[27:24.06]In a symphony show,an audience may feel a variety of mixed feelings. ;在一场交响乐音乐会中, 听众会产生各种复杂的 情怀.

[27:27.78]trigger['trig ] ;vt.触发,引起 n.枪的扳机; 引起反应的行为

[27:28.82]The new recruit accidentally triggered his rifle ;那个新兵无意中扣发了 他步枪的扳机,

[27:31.22]and the bullet went through a flying eagle. ;子弹竟然射中了一只飞行 中的老鹰.

[27:33.49]unanimous[ju:nnim s] ;a.全体一致的, 一致同意的

[27:34.65]The country is unanimous in its support of ;全国一致支持

[27:36.41]the government's policy to reduce the deficit. ;政府消减赤字的政策.

[27:39.34]yoke[j uk] ;n.牛轭;束缚,枷锁 vt.结合,连结

[27:40.17]With efforts from the doctor and his loving family, ;在医生和充满爱心的家人 的帮助下,

[27:42.53]the youngster has freed himself from the yoke of drug addiction. ;那个少年摆脱了毒瘾 的控制.

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