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devour
[dɪˋvaʊr] vt. 及物動詞
1.狼吞虎嚥地吃, 吃光
The hungry boy devoured his dinner. 饑餓的男孩將飯狼吞虎嚥地吃了下去。
2.吞沒, 毀滅
The flames soon devoured the entire building. 大火不久便吞噬了整幢建築。
3.貪婪地看(或聽, 讀等)
He devoured the novel he had bought. 他貪婪地閱讀那本買來的小說。
4.吸引, 充滿, 使痛苦, 折磨[H][(+by/with)]
He was devoured by guilt. 他深感內疚。
immoderate
[ɪˋmɑdərɪt] a. 形容詞
1.無節制的; 過分的
Beyond reasonable limits
immoderate laughter, immoderate spending
~ abnormal, all-fired, exaggerated, excessive, exhorbitant,
exorbitant, extortionate, extraordinary, extreme, ...
jetlag
a condition that is characterized by various psychological and physiological effects (as fatigue and irritability), occurs following long flight through several time zones, and probably results from disruption of circadian rhythms in the human body
I had bad jet lag after that last trip overseas.
guilt
[gɪlt]
1.有罪; 犯罪; 過失
The police couldn't prove the suspect's guilt. 警察不能證實嫌疑犯的罪行。
2.內疚
He was filled with guilt at having failed his parents. 他因辜負了父母親而內心深感不安。
The jury determines the defendant's guilt or innocence.
His guilt in the matter was indisputable.
It was clear that the guilt lay with him.
a strong sense of guilt
She feels guilt over something that happened before she was born!
our secret guilts and insecurities
jury
[ˋdʒʊrɪ]
1. 【律】陪審團
The jury failed to reach a verdict.
She was selected to serve on a jury.
verdict
[ˋvɝdɪkt] n. 名詞 [C]
1.【律】(陪審團的)裁決, 裁定
The jury brought in a verdict of guilty. 陪審團裁定有罪。
2.【口】定論; 判斷; 意見[S1
The verdict was not guilty.
The jury reached a guilty verdict.
Do you want my verdict on the meal?
The critic's verdict about the show was positive.
exaggerate
[ɪgˋzædʒə͵ret]
vt. 及物動詞
1.誇張, 誇大; 對...言過其實
He exaggerated the importance of the event. 他誇大了這事件的重要性。
2.使增大, 使擴大; 使過大

vi. 不及物動詞
1.誇張, 誇大其詞
Take his words with a grain of salt. He always exaggerates. 對他的話要打折扣聽。他總愛誇張。
virtue
[ˋvɝtʃu] n. 名詞
1.善, 德[U]
He is a man of great virtue. 他是一個品德高尚的人。
2.
美德, 德行[C][U]
Kindness is but one of his virtues. 善良僅是他的美德之一。
"Patience is a virtue" is an old saying. "忍耐是美德"是句古老的諺語。
3.
貞操[U]
4.優點, 長處[C][U]
The car has its drawbacks and it has its virtues. 這汽車有其短處, 也有其長處。
5.(內在的)功效, 效力 [U][C]
morality
[məˋrælətɪ] n. 名詞
1.道德, 倫理; 品行[U]
He is a man of strict morality. 他是個品行極其端正的人。
2.道德觀[U]
feudal morality 封建道德觀
3.道德規範[P]
the fundamental moralities of life 基本的生活規範
4(道德上的)教訓, 寓意; 說教[C]
He ended his lecture with a trite morality. 他以陳腐的說教結束了演講。
5.道德劇[C]
ex:
The group is calling for a return to traditional morality.
two groups with clashing moralities
The decision may be legally justified, but I question its morality.
herd
[hɝd] n. 名詞
1.畜群; 牧群[C][G]
We saw a herd of elephants yesterday. 昨天我們見到了一群大象。
2.
(常用以構成複合詞)放牧人[C]
3.【貶】民眾, 百姓[the S] [G]

vt. 及物動詞
1.放牧
Dogs are often trained to herd sheep. 人們常訓練狗來牧羊。
2.把...趕在一起[O]
The chained people were herded back into the dark cellar. 那些帶了鎖鏈的人被一起趕回到黑暗的地窖

vi. 不及物動詞
1.聚在一起, 成群[Q]
The sheep herded for warmth. 羊群聚取暖。
to say the least (of it)
至少可以這麼說
wander
[ˋwɑndɚ] vi. 不及物動詞
1.漫遊; 閒逛; 流浪; 徘徊[(+about/off/over/through)]
He wandered in the streets. 他在街上遊蕩。
2.迷路
3.離開正道; 離題[(+from/off)]
During the storm the ship wandered from its course. 船在風暴中偏離了航道。
He wandered from the subject. 他說離了主題。
4.(精神)錯亂; (思想)混亂; 失神, 開小差
My attention wandered. 我失了神。
5.(目光等)無目的地移動
6.(河流等)蜿蜒; 曲折地流
The stream wanders through the forest. 小溪蜿蜒流過森林

vt. 及物動詞
1.漫遊於, 徘徊於
The poet wanted to wander those countries on his own. 詩人想獨自漫遊那些國家。n. 名詞

n. 名詞
1.漫遊; 閒逛; 遊蕩; 徘徊[the S]
sway
[swe] vi. 不及物動詞
1.搖動, 搖擺,傾斜,動搖; 影響
The branches are swaying gently in the wind. 樹枝在風中輕輕搖曳。
The earthquake caused the wall to sway to the left. 地震使牆向左傾斜。
He is swaying between two opinions. 他在兩種意見之間搖擺不定。
4.起支配作用; 處於統治地位
That was the motive that swayed with him. 那就是支配他的動機。

vt. 及物動詞
The wind swayed the branches of the trees. 樹枝在風中搖曳。
The weight of the load swayed the boat to the left. 負載使船側向左邊。
Nothing could sway him from his decision. 沒有什麼能動搖他的決心。
4.統治, 支配
He swayed the biggest nation in the world. 他統治著世界上最大的國家。

n.[U]
1.搖動, 搖擺
The sway of the pail caused some milk to spill out. 桶的搖晃使一些牛奶溢了出來。
2.支配; 統治; 影響; 權勢
The beliefs which now hold sway may one day be rejected. 現在佔主導地位的信仰有朝一日可能會被摒棄。
He is under the sway of his friend. 他受他朋友控制。
amble
[ˋæmb!] vi. 不及物動詞
輕鬆地走, 從容漫步
A young couple ambled along the path. 一對年輕夫婦悠閒地在小路上漫步。

n.[S]
1.(馬的)緩行步態
2.從容輕鬆的步伐, 漫步
meadow
n. 名詞
1.草地, 牧草地[C][U]
Flocks of sheep are grazing in the meadow. 一群群羊正在草地吃草。
clover
n. 名詞
1.紅花草, 苜蓿[U][C]
In many parts of the world clover is grown as food for cattle. 在世界許多地區, 種植紅花草用來作牲畜飼料。
fringe
[frɪndʒ] n. 名詞 [C]
1.穗, 緣飾, 流蘇; 蓬邊;穗狀物; (頭髮的)劉海
She wore her hair in a fringe. 她留著劉海。
3.邊緣; 界線[P1][(+of)]
They put up tents on the fringes of the woods. 他們在樹林邊緣搭起帳篷。

vt. 及物動詞
1.加穗於, 在...上裝以緣飾[(+with)]
2.是...的邊緣
The ancient city was fringed with wall. 這座古城四周圍著城牆。
A line of palm trees fringe the swimming pool. 游泳池邊緣圍了一圈棕櫚樹。

a.[B]
1.邊緣的, 外部的
2.【美】從屬的; 附加的
These measures will help reduce fringe costs. 這些措施有助於減少附加費用。
3.極端的, 偏激的
The disturbance was made by a fringe group. 騷亂是由一個偏激集團製造的。
blurred
[blɝd] a. 形容詞
1.模糊不清的; 難辨別的
tranquil
[ˋtræŋkwɪl] a. 形容詞
1.平靜的; 安靜的; 安寧的
There was a tranquil expression on her face. 她臉上露出安詳的神情。
They lived a tranquil life in the countryside. 他們在鄉下過著寧靜的生活。
2.平穩的; 穩定的
bovine
[ˋbovaɪn]a. 形容詞
1.牛的
2.遲鈍的

.n. 名詞
1.牛科動物
chew
[tʃu] vt. 及物動詞
1.嚼, 咀嚼, 嚼碎
He chews gum. 他嚼口香糖。
2.深思, 細想, 熟慮[(+over)]
I'll chew the problem over for a few days. 這個問題我會仔細思考幾天。
He chewed over the problem for several days before making his decision. 他對這個問題詳細考慮了好多天才作出決定。

vi. 不及物動詞
1.咀嚼[(+on)]
He can't chew without his false teeth. 他沒有假牙就嚼不動。
2.深思, 細想[(+on/upon)]
He took my offer after chewing on it. 仔細考慮後他接受了我的提議。

n. 名詞
1.咀嚼[S]
2.咀嚼物[C]
thoughtful
a. 形容詞
1.深思的, 沈思的
That put us all in a thoughtful mood. 這使我們大家陷入了沈思。
2.富有思想的; 經認真推敲的
3.細心的, 注意的[F][(+of)]
You should be more thoughtful of your behavior. 你應該更加注意你的舉止。
4.體貼的, 考慮周到的[(+about/of)]
She is always thoughtful of her mother. 她總是很體貼她的母親。
contemplation
[͵kɑntɛmˋpleʃən] n.[U]
1.凝視; 沈思, 冥想
She spent an hour in quiet contemplation. 她靜靜地沈思了一個小時。
2.深思熟慮, 研究
He reached his decision after a good deal of contemplation. 他經過周密思考後作出了決定。
3.意圖; 期望
She bought three dresses in contemplation of her trip. 她為了作一次旅行買了三套衣服。
veer
[vɪr] vi. 不及物動詞
1.改變方向; 轉向
The car suddenly veered across the road. 汽車突然轉向橫穿過馬路。
2.【氣】風向順時針轉
The wind veered round to the north. 風改向北吹了。
3.【海】調轉船尾向上風

vt. 及物動詞
1.使改變方向
2.使順風; 使船尾向上風

n. 名詞
1.方向、位置的改變