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anorexia
no appetite
aphasia
no phrase
aphagia
cannot swallow
appellation
a name or title
apparition
wraith
appreciable
perceptible
apotheosis
神化, 典范
analgesic
pain killer
anesthetic
become numb
accouterment
装备
apocalyptic
天启的, 启示的
asperity
粗鲁, 艰苦
augury
omen
expiate
v.tr.
To make amends or reparation for; atone: expiate one's sins by acts of penance.

v.intr.
To make amends; atone.
cupidity
avarice
bonny
Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
Excellent.

adj. - Very pleasing to the eye.

Tutor's tip: The "bonny" (beautiful) child was no longer "bony" (lean, scrawny).
asperity
Roughness or harshness, as of surface, sound, or climate: the asperity of northern winters.
Severity; rigor.
Harshness of manner; ill temper or irritability.

Sharpness; toughness.

Harriet's words were full of asperity.
belabor
To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip. See synonyms at beat.
To assail verbally.
To discuss repeatedly or at length; harp on: Don't belabor the point.


Meaning #2: beat soundly
Synonym: belabor


Meaning #3: attack verbally with harsh criticism
enmity
Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
bombast
夸大的言辞
baton
官杖, 权杖, 军乐队用指挥杖, 警棒, 指挥棒, 接力棒
truncheon
pugnacious
belligerent
Belligerent refers to a tendency to hostile behavior: A belligerent reporter badgered the politician. Bellicose and pugnacious suggest a natural disposition to fight: “All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose”
A good litigator needs a pugnacious intellect.
amenable
Willing to change or submit.
e.g. Abby was amenable to the change in her work schedule.

responsible, accountable
Amenable implies being subject to the control of an authority and therefore the absence of complete autonomy: “There is no constitutional tribunal to which [the king] is amenable”
enmity
Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
bombast
夸大的言辞
baton
官杖, 权杖, 军乐队用指挥杖, 警棒, 指挥棒, 接力棒
truncheon
pugnacious
belligerent
Belligerent refers to a tendency to hostile behavior: A belligerent reporter badgered the politician. Bellicose and pugnacious suggest a natural disposition to fight: “All successful newspapers are ceaselessly querulous and bellicose”
A good litigator needs a pugnacious intellect.
amenable
Willing to change or submit.
e.g. Abby was amenable to the change in her work schedule.

responsible, accountable
Amenable implies being subject to the control of an authority and therefore the absence of complete autonomy: “There is no constitutional tribunal to which [the king] is amenable”
bacchanal
n. - 酒神的信徒, 狂飲作樂, 酒神節
adj. - 酒神的, 放縱的, 酒神節的
augury
占兆, 占卜, 预言
The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination.
A sign of something coming; an omen: “The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens”
The practice of reading signs or omens.

Linda delved into augury before making plans for her vacation.
ascendancy
Dominance; strong influence or control.

e.g. The president used ascendancy to sway the voters.
beatific
adj.
Showing or producing exalted joy or blessedness: a beatific smile.
begrudge
吝惜, 羡慕, 嫉妒
To envy the possession or enjoyment of: She begrudged him his youth. See synonyms at envy.
To give or expend with reluctance: begrudged every penny spent.
gaunt
cadaverous
acarpous
adj. Botany.
Producing no fruit; sterile.
Having no fruit.

rem: a+car+po破+us
bilious
胆汁质的, 坏脾气的
dipsomania
bibulous

liking to drink too much alcohol
baste
1. 在...上涂油脂

2. 狠揍, 毒打, 痛斥, 大骂

3. To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily.
e.g. I'll just baste the shirt collar and sleeves on until we can do a fitting
antiquity
古代, 古代的遗物, 古老
patrician
n. - 貴族
adj. - 貴族的
e.g. Many of the patrician men and women attended the meeting of the parliament
austere
Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave: the austere figure of a Puritan minister.
Strict or severe in discipline; ascetic: a desert nomad's austere life. See synonyms at severe.
Having no adornment or ornamentation; bare: an austere style.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin austērus, from Greek austēros.]
bumble
1. 笨拙地进行, 踉跄, 笨手笨脚地做, 弄糟, 搞坏
bumble about 結結巴巴的說話
contrition
n.
Sincere remorse for wrongdoing; repentance.
asphyxiate
v. tr. - 使窒息
v. intr. - 窒息
To stop the breathing of: choke, smother, stifle, suffocate
aviatrix
A woman who operates an aircraft; a woman pilot.
cadence
抑扬顿挫, 韵律, 节奏
asinine
extremely stupid of silly
e.g. asinine behavior
antics
A mischievous act, often in plural.

What crazy antic is Sam up to now?
Tutor's tip: Parents are "antique" (a relic of older times) enough to be impatient with the "antics" (pranks) of teenagers.
admonitory
giving warning
apocalypse
Great or total devastation; doom: the apocalypse of nuclear war.
A prophetic disclosure; a revelation.
启示, 天启
albino
白化变种, 白化病者, 白公

rem:“俺病喏”
alacrity
alacrity“阿啦+cry+it+y”

n.
Cheerful willingness; eagerness.
Speed or quickness; celerity.

n
Definition: liveliness; promptness
Antonyms: apathy, aversion, disinclination, dullness, indifference, reluctance, slowness, unwillingness
garret
n.
A room on the top floor of a house, typically under a pitched roof; an attic, a loft
confection
candy, sweet food
cognate
of the same group
cavil
quibble
celibate
adj. not married.
n. the person who is not married
celibacy
n. 独身(主义)
chimera
sth esp an idea or hope that is not really possible and can never exist.
chimerical
adj.
choleric
bad tempered or angry
burlesque
caricature
captious
censorious

cavil
cant
jargon,
slop
caper
to jump about and play in a happy excited way
callow
fledging
caliber
e.g. high caliber of sb
cadaverous
gaunt, haggard
brawl
quarrel or fight
bibulous
dipsomania
bilious
1. 多胆汁的
2。 bad-tempered
blotch
a pink or red mark on the skin
boggle
He's always boggled at murder.
ballad
a song by the folks
bolted
脱离的
bonny
attractive