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cynic
A person who expects only the worst from people: misanthrope, misanthropist
misanthrope
(mĭs'ən-thrōp', mĭz'-)
A person who expects only the worst from people: misanthrope, misanthropist
cyclone
气旋, 暴风, 旋风, 龙卷风
hemisphere
半球, 大脑半球, 地球的半面
cen·trif·u·gal (sĕn-trĭf'yə-gəl, -trĭf'ə-)
离心的

idioms:

centrifugal force 离心力
curtail
To cut short or reduce
entail
使必需, 使承担, 使蒙受, 限定继承权
curt
adj., curt·er, curt·est.
Rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner. See synonyms at gruff.
Using few words; terse.
Having been shortened.
简略的, 生硬的, 简短的
flair
A natural talent or aptitude; a knack: a flair for interior decorating.
Instinctive discernment; keenness: a flair for the exotica.
Distinctive elegance or style: served us with flair.

n. - 天資, 敏銳的感覺力, 才能, 鑒別力

idioms:

have a flair for 具有在...方面的天分
flare
To flame up with a bright, wavering light.
To burst into intense, sudden flame.

To erupt or intensify suddenly: Tempers flared at the meeting. His allergies flared up.
To become suddenly angry. Used with up: He flared up when she alluded to his financial difficulties.
To make a sudden angry verbal attack. Used with out: flared out at his accusers.
To expand or open outward in shape: a skirt that flares from the waist; nostrils that flared with anger.

闪光, 闪耀, 使闪耀, 使张开

idioms:

flare up 骤然, 突然发怒, 突然发出火焰
cursory
匆匆忙忙的, 粗略的, 草率的
It was obvious by the sloppiness that the project was done in a cursory manner.
scant
adj. - 不充分的, 不足的
v. tr. - 減少, 限制, 吝嗇
curry
1. 梳刷, 打, 鞭打, 鞣, 鞣制

idioms:

curry favour with 巴结, 拍马屁
2. 咖哩粉, 咖哩饭菜, 用咖哩烧, 给...加咖哩粉
unduly
不适当地, 过度地
Excessively; immoderately: unduly familiar with strangers.

Unduly curious and inquiring. See synonyms at curious.
inquisitive
Inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
Unduly curious and inquiring.
acquisitive
Characterized by a strong desire to gain and possess.
Tending to acquire and retain ideas or information: an acquisitive mind.
curdle
v.intr.

To change into curd. See synonyms at coagulate.
To become congealed as if by having changed into curd: The blood in my veins curdled at the horrific sight.
To go bad or become spoiled.
v.tr.
To cause to change into or as if into curd.
curb
We can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

- 抑制, 邊石, 勒馬繩
v. tr. - 抑制, 勒住, 束縛
cupidity
贪心, 贪婪
Excessive desire, especially for wealth; covetousness or avarice.

Cupidity might get someone what they want in the short run but a bad reputation in the long run.
Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, graspingness, greed. Informal grabbiness.
meager
瘦的, 贫弱的
scanty
miser
n.
One who lives very meagerly in order to hoard money.
A greedy or avaricious person.
stingy
stingily stin'gi·ly adv.
stinginess stin'gi·ness n.
-gi·er, -gi·est
Giving or spending reluctantly.
Scanty or meager: a stingy meal; stingy with details about the past.
吝啬的, 缺乏的, 小气的
costive
Suffering from constipation.
Causing constipation.
Slow; sluggish.
Stingy.
niggard
A stingy, grasping person; a miser.

adj.
Stingy; miserly.
parsimonious
Excessively sparing or frugal.
My parsimonious aunt never offered second servings or dessert with dinner
penurious
Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
Yielding little; barren: a penurious land.
Poverty-stricken; destitute.
The penurious manager did not earn the respect and admiration of the staff.
exiguous
Extremely scanty; meager
He is so stingy, he would not give a dollar to his own mother.
skimpy
Inadequate, as in size or fullness, especially through economizing or stinting: a skimpy meal.
Unduly thrifty; niggardly.
sparse
稀疏的, 薄的, 稀稀落落的
Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense.
stint
1.
v. tr. - 節省, 停止, 限制
v. intr. - 節省, 停止, 吝惜
n. - 節省, 吝惜, 定量, 限額, 限制, 分配的工作

idioms:

without stint 無節制地
2.
n. - 濱鷸
measly
Slang. Contemptibly small; meager: gave the parking attendant a measly tip.
Infected with measles.
stingy
Ungenerously or pettily reluctant to spend money: cheap, close, close-fisted, costive, hard-fisted, mean2, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, petty, pinching, tight, tightfisted. See give/take/reciprocity.
Conspicuously deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent: exiguous, meager, poor, puny, scant, scanty, skimpy, spare, sparse, thin. Slang measly. See big/small/amount, excess/insufficiency/enough.
onerous
繁重的, 负有义务的, 麻烦的, 有偿的
cumbersome
onerous; troublesome
unwieldy
Difficult to carry or manage because of size, shape, weight, or complexity: an unwieldy parcel; an unwieldy bureaucracy

难处理的, 笨重的, 难使用的
culpable
Deserving of blame or censure as being wrong, evil, improper, or injurious. See synonyms at blameworthy.

该责备的, 不周到的, 有罪的
culmination
summit; highest point
cull
v. tr. - 採, 揀, 摘
n. - 揀選, 剔除的東西, 剔除
cuisine
A style of cooking food
cue
1.
n. - 提示, 尾白
v. tr. - 把...插入演出

idioms:

to take one's cue from 學...的樣, 聽...的勸告
2.
n. - 線索, 暗示, 信號
v. tr. - 給...暗示
v. intr. - 暗示

3.
n. - 角色
cudgel
A short heavy stick; a club
bludgeon
A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end
cuddle
embrace, clasp
coddle
(kŏd'l)
To cook in water just below the boiling point: coddle eggs.
To treat indulgently; baby. See synonyms at pamper.
crux
The basic, central, or critical point or feature: the crux of the matter; the crux of an argument.
A puzzling or apparently insoluble problem

十字架形, 难题, 关键
gist
(jĭst)
The central idea; the essence. See synonyms at substance.
Law. The grounds for action in a suit.

He did not get the gist of the story
crumple
弄皱, 压皱, 使一蹶不振, 起皱, 倒坍, 倒下, 一蹶不振, 褶皱, 皱纹
crucible
坩锅, 严酷的考验
refractory
执拗的, 难治的, 有抵抗力的, 耐火的, 耐火物质, 倔强的人, 耐火砖
creditable
admirable;
commendable;
praiseworthy
credible
reliable;
believable;
trustworthy;
dependable
credence
trust;
belief
crease
pleat;
crimple;
crumple;
rumple;
rimple
creak
rasp;
squeak
crawl
creep
crave
yearn for; hunger for; thirst for; long for
crater
mouth of volcano
crass
coarse; crude; hardhearted
cranky
irritable;
ill-humored;
cross
cram
stuff; fill; pack
crafty
sly;
tricky;
cunning
coy
shy;
bashful
cower
crouch;
flinch;
shrink
covetous
selfish;
greedy
covenant
pact;
treaty;
contract
cove
small bay;
inlet;
estuary
estuary
河口, 江口
courteous
Full of polite concern for the well-being of others: attentive, considerate, gallant, polite, solicitous, thoughtful.
counterfeit
sham;
false;
phony
couch
express;
show
cot
hut;
small house
cosmic
extraterrestrial
(ĕk'strə-tə-rĕs'trē-əl)
corroborate
confirm;
affirm
corpulent
fat;
fleshy
cordial
genuine;
true
copious
ample;
abundant
converge
meet
convene
gather;
meet
convalesce
recover;
regain health;
recuperate
contrive
plan;
design
contrite
remorseful;
repentant;
regretful
contiguous
near;
close
contention
argument;
quarrel
contemporary
modern;
up-to-date;
contemporaneous
contemplate
ponder;
reflect upon
contaminate
defoul;
taint
construe
analyse;
explain
constrict
squeaze;
contract
consternation
shock;
terror;
paralyzing fear
conspire
plot;
intrigue
conspicuous
obvious;
visible
consort
mingle;
associate;
keep company
consign
commit;
entrust
consensus
general agreement;
harmony
consecrate
make sacred
desecrate
violation of sacred
conscientious
dutiful;
honest
connotation
implication;
suggestion
connive
allow silently;
abet;
aid
conjure
trick magically
conjecture
presume;
surmise;
guess;
assume
conglomerate
mixture
congenital
innate;
inherited;
inborn;
inherent
congenial
genial;
pleasant
congeal
coagulate;
curdle
confute
To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively
confound
bewilder;
dumbfound;
perplex
confiscate
seize;
sequestrate
confidant
trusted friend
confer
converse;
discuss
confederate
conspirator;
accomplice
conduce
help to produce
condone
pardon;
overlook
condole
cheer up;
console
condescend
deign;
stoop;
degrade
concord
harmony
concoct
make up;
create
conceit
A favorable and especially unduly high opinion of one's own abilities or worth

conceit, egoism, egotism, narcissism, vanity. These nouns denote excessive high regard for oneself: boasting that reveals conceit; imperturbable egoism; arrogance and egotism that were obvious from her actions; narcissism that shut out everyone else; wounded his vanity by looking in the mirror.
concede
confess;
admit
conceal
cover;
hide
compunction
regret;
remorse
compulsory
madatory
complaisant
obliging;
disposed to please
complacent
self-satisfied;
contented
compendious
succinct
compendium
A short, complete summary; an abstract.
A list or collection of various items.
obliging
Ready to do favors for others; accommodating.

The neighbors were very obliging after the fire in our house.
obliged
under a moral obligation to do something

adj. - 感激的

idioms:

feel obliged 迫使, 感到有義務的
much obliged 非常感激
compatriot
fellow-countryman
compassion
pity;
mercy
commune
talk intimately
commotion
A condition of turbulent motion.

An agitated disturbance; a hubbub: heard a commotion in the hall.
Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder.
commodious
roomy;
spacious;
capacious
commiserate
sympathize with;
show pity
commensurate
(kə-mĕn'sər-ĭt, -shər-)
Sam's salary was commensurate with his experience

同量的, 同延的, 同大的
commend
praise
comity
a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect
comely
Pleasing and wholesome in appearance; attractive. See synonyms at beautiful.
Suitable; seemly: comely behavior.


John's sister was pleasant and comely
coma
(kō'mə)
. 昏迷

2. 慧星的头
comma
(kŏm'ə)
A punctuation mark (,)
colt
A young male horse.
A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice.
colossal
Of a size, extent, or degree that elicits awe or taxes belief; immense. See synonyms at enormous.

Olivia ate every bite of the colossal hamburger
colloquy
A conversation, especially a formal one.
A written dialogue.
cogitate
To take careful thought or think carefully about; ponder. See synonyms at think.
cohere
stick to, cling
adhere
To hold fast: bond, cleave, cling, cohere, stick
cogent
convincing;
a cogent argument
coax
cajole;
wheedle;
beguile
cluttered
littered;
confused
clutch
snatch;
grasp
cluster
group;
bunch
clumsy
gawky;
lumbering;
ungainly;
unwieldy
cloy
overeat
clog
block
cloak
garment;
coat
cliche
It is best not to use a cliché when writing your report
clement
merciful;
kind
clandestine
secret;
furtive;
hidden;
stealthy
clamor
vociferate;
shout;
uproar;
cry out
clad
dressed;
clothed
citadel
A fortress in a commanding position in or near a city.
A stronghold or fortified place; a bulwark
circumvent
foil;
prevent;
To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: She planned a way to circumvent all the bureaucratic red tape.
circumspect
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
heedful
heed
Paying close attention; mindful. See synonyms at careful.
gibe
jibe
deride v.
A derisive remark n.
circumscribe
To place a limit on: confine, limit, restrict
在...周围画线, 限制
churn
agitate;
stir up
chum
bosom friend;
confidant
bosom
The chest of a human: He held the sleepy child to his bosom.
A woman's breast or breasts.
The part of a garment covering the chest or breasts.
The security and closeness likened to being held in a warm familial embrace: We welcomed the stranger into the bosom of our family.
The chest considered as the source of emotion.
churlish
harsh;
ill-bred;
bad-tempered
chubby
rounded
chuckle
cackle;
titter;
giggle;
laugh
inveterate
根深的, 积习的, 成癖的
Firmly and long established; deep-rooted: inveterate preferences.
Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual: an inveterate liar. See synonyms at chronic.
chronic
inveterate
choleric
irritated;
angry
chivalry
knighthood
chide
blame
chastise
chasten
cavalry
骑兵, 骑兵部队, 装甲兵, 装甲部队
chaste
pure;
virtuous
chasm
crack;
fissure
fissure
A crack or crack-like depression.

A long fissure formed in the street after the earthquake
cleft
Divided; split
劈开的, 裂缝, 裂口

idioms:

cleft palate 颚裂
in a cleft stick 进退两难
chapman
pedlar;
peddler;
pitchman;
packman;
hawker
chagrin
shame;
embarrassment
chafe
擦伤, 擦痛, 擦破, 磨损, 磨坏, 擦热, 惹怒, 羞恼, 磨擦, 焦躁, 气恼

idioms:

chafe at the bit 烦躁不安地...
chafing dish 火锅
cessation
ceasing
cerebellum
little brain
centennial
century
census
estimation
户口普查, 人口普查
censure
blame;
rebuke
censor
examine
celestial
heavenly;
sublime
celerity
speed;
quickness
celebrity
fame
well-known people
cede
give up
caustic
腐蚀性的, 刻薄的, 腐蚀剂

idioms:

caustic soda 苛性钠
hydroxide
A chemical compound containing the hydroxyl group
cataclysm
大洪水, 大變動, 地震
heave
lift
用力举起, 使鼓起, 使胀起, 抛出, 喘息, 起伏, 举, 抛

idioms:

heave a sigh of relief 如释重负地松了一口气
heave into sight 进入视野
heave into view 进入视野
heave to 努力, 使劲
upheaval
举起, 大变动, 隆起
cascade
waterfall
carol
extol;
sing
carnal
lustful;
fleshy
carnage
massacre;
slaughter
cardinal
chief
caravan
pilgrim
captive
hostage;
prisoner
captivate
charm;
attract
caprice
An impulsive change of mind
capitulate
To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms.
To give up all resistance; acquiesce. See synonyms at yield.
caper
A playful leap or hop.
A frivolous escapade or prank.
Slang. An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
intr.v., -pered, -per·ing, -pers.
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
cant
1. 斜面, 斜边, 斜坡, 外角, 角落, 使具有斜面, 斜切, 将...斜掷出去, 使倾斜, 使倾覆, 猛扔, 倾斜, 斜穿, 斜过, 倾覆

2. 黑话, 切口, 哀号, 单调的哼声, 行话, 术语, 言不由衷的话, 伪善的言词, 使用黑话, 伪善地说教, 说言不由衷的话
canny
careful;
prudent
canker
corrupt;
decay
canine
doggy;
doglike
canard
rumor;
false report
callow
young;
unfledged
callous
cold;
unfeeling
calisthenics
exercise
cajole
wheedle
cadmean
with great loss
cadence
rhythm
cabal
plot;
intrigue