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Pundit
权威人士, 专家, 博学的人
1. A political pundit.
政治评论家
2. The pundits disagree on the best way of dealing with the problem.
如何妥善处理这一问题,专家众说纷纭。
phenomenon
n. 现象, 迹象, (稀有)事件
# But their so-called prosperity is only a temporary phenomenon.

但他们所谓的繁荣只是一个暂时的现象。
jurisprudence
n. 法律学, 法学
impetus
n. 推动力, 刺激
The historic strike gave an enormous impetus to the whole American labor movement.

这次历史性的罢工对整个美国的劳工运动起了很大的推动作用。
imperturbable
adj. 沉着的, 泰然自若的, 镇静的
She was one of those imperturbable people who never get angry or upset.

她是那种从不生气也不烦恼的人。
impediment
n. 障碍
# The main impediment to growth is a lack of capital.

影响发展的主要障碍是缺乏资本。
# The main impediment to development is the country's large population.

发展的主要障碍是这个国家人口太多。
hearsay
n. 风闻
Judgment should be based on facts, not on hearsay.

判断应该以事实为依据,而不应该依靠道听途说。
contingency
n. 偶发事件, 偶然
Not equipped to meet a contingency.

未应急的没有为应付紧急情况作好准备的
anomaly
n. 异常, 反常
A cat with no tail is an anomaly.

没尾巴的猫是一只畸形猫。
unequivocal
adj. 不含糊的, 明白的, 毫无疑问的, 确实的
sedentary
adj. 久坐的, 固定不动的
The scribe is a sedentary worker.

作家工作时需要久坐。
prominent
adj. 杰出的, 显著的, 突出的
Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.

骨瘦如柴的身材又细又瘦,骨骼突出的
mundane
adj. 平凡的, 世俗的, 宇宙的
indispensable
adj. 不可缺少的
Air is indispensable to life.

空气是生命所必需的东西。
improbable
adj. 未必然的, 不像会发生的, 似不可信的
A light dramatic work in which highly improbable plot situations, exaggerated characters, and often slapstick elements are used for humorous effect.

轻喜剧一种轻松的戏剧形式,其中极为荒谬可笑的情节背景,夸张的角色和一些闹剧的成分以表现幽默的效果
cryptic
adj. 秘密的(使用密码的, 意义深远的)
compatible
adj. 能共处的, 可并立的, 适合的, 兼容的
n. 兼容
Not compatible or sympathetic, as in character.

志趣不同的指性格上不宽容,无同情心的
coherent
adj. 合理的, 一贯的, 明了的, 粘着的, 相干的
The views of party leaders coalesced to form a coherent policy.

党的领导人的各种观点已统一为一致的政策。
ample
adj. 充足的, 丰富的, 宽敞的
# Ample sunshine and rainfall are bringing the crops on nicely.

充足的阳光和雨水正使庄稼茁壮地生长。
altruistic
adj. 利他主义的, 无私的
aggregate
n. 合计, 总计, 集合体, 集料
adj. 合计的, 集合的, 聚合的
vt. 聚集, 合计
The tax increases will, in the aggregate, cause much hardship.

增加税收归结起来将造成很多困难。
strenuously
adv. 奋发地, 使劲地
He's been dogged by failure in the past year; now he is working strenuously to pull out.

过去一年中他连续遭到失败; 现在他在努力设法摆脱这种局面。
purportedly
adv. 据称
manifestly
adv. 明显地
refute
vt. 驳斥, 反驳, 证明
Nothing could refute her testimony that the driver was drunk.

她关于那个司机已经喝醉的证词无可辩驳。
prevaricate
vi. 支吾其辞, 搪塞
Instead of admit his guilt, he prevaricate.

他不但不承认,反而支吾其词。
intrinsically
adv. 内在地, 固有地
If the play is intrinsically bad, you will never turn it into a success by camping it up.

如果剧本根本不好,你就是哗众取宠,也不能把它变成一出成功的好戏。
preclude
vt. 预防, 排除
My present finances preclude the possibility of buying a car.

按我目前的财务状况我是不可能买车的。
posit
v. 假定, 认为, 建议
v. 安置
oblige
vt. 迫使, 责成, 使感激, 施恩于, 帮 ... 的忙
vi. 帮忙
# Could you oblige me by closing the door?

请你为我关上门好吗?
# I felt obliged to leave after such an unpleasant quarrel.

发生了这样不愉快的争吵之后,我觉得有必要离开。
impose
v. 加上, 课征, 强迫, 征收(税款)
# They are threatening to impose a blockade on the country.

他们威胁说要对该国实行封锁。
# He imposed his presence on us for the weekend.

他硬要跟我们一起过周末。
equivocate
vi. 说模棱两可的话, 支吾其词
Don't equivocate with me I want a straight answer to a straight question!

别跟我绕弯子--我问的问题直截了当,回答也要直截了当!
eschew
vt. 避开, 回避, 戒绝
1. Generous in forgiving; eschewing resentment or revenge; unselfish.

表现高尚品德的宽宏大量的; 消除怨恨和报复的; 无私的
2. Some things are much better eschewed than chewed; tobacco is one of them.

这些东西是最好避而不嚼,烟是为其中之一。
derive
v. 得自, 起源, 引申于
But, oh, how much I must miss, and how much pleasure you seeing ones can derive from watching and hearing the interplay of speech and movement in the unfolding of a dramatic performance!

但是,啊,我可能失去了多少,你们能看的人从戏剧表演中看动作,听语言的相互作用中产生了多少喜悦!
compel
v. 强迫, 迫使, 使不得已
His cleverness and skill compel our admiration.

他的聪明和技巧使我们赞叹不已。The heavy rain compelled us to stay indoors.

大雨迫使我们呆在户内。
circumvent
vt. 围住, 绕行, 用计谋应付
The company has opened an office abroad in order to circumvent our tax laws.

公司在国外设立一个办事处,以躲避我国的税法。
attribute
vt. 把 ... 归于
n. 属性, 特征, 标志, 象征
# Politeness is an attribute of a gentleman.

彬彬有礼是绅士的本色。
# The sword is an attribute of a fighter.

剑是斗士的象征。
aggravate
vt. 使 ... 恶化, 使 ... 更严重
vt. [口]激怒
1. Don't aggravate me, child.

孩子,不要惹我生气。
2. The lack of rain aggravated the already serious shortage of food.

干旱少雨使原本就很严重的粮食短缺问题更加严重。
subsequent
adj. 随后的, 后来的
# He confessed to other crimes subsequent to the bank robbery.

他供认抢劫银行案後,又坦白了其他罪行。
# Subsequent events vindicatedhis suspicions.

後来的事实表明他的怀疑有道理。
subsidiary
adj. 辅助的, 附属的
n. 子公司, 附属机构
1. A lack of corporate interest has made the subsidiary an orphan.

因缺乏共同利益,使得这家子公司无人照管
2. Most of the group profit is contributed by the subsidiary in the far east.

集团的大部分利润是由远东的子公司缴纳。
rebuttal
n. 反驳, 反证
proposition
n. 建议, 命题, 主张
vt. 向 ... 提议, 向 ... 调情
# This is the inverse of his earlier proposition.

这和他早些时候提的建议截然相反。
# His proposition is good in theory but cannot be put into practice.

他的建议在理论上可以,但不能付诸实现。
premise
n. 前提
vt. 提论, 预述, 假设
n. 房屋和地基
1. British justice works on the premise that an accused person is innocent until he's proved guilty.

英国司法运作的前提是被告在被证明有罪之前是清白的。
2. Keep off the premises.

请勿入内。
contention
n. 争论, 争辩, 所持的论点
[计算机] 线路争夺
1. The border has always been a bone of contention between these two countries.

这两国之间的边界问题历来是争议的焦点。
2. My contention is that the government's plan would never have been successful whatever had happened.

我的论点是无论发生什么事情,政府的计划都不会成功。
consequent
adj. 作为结果的, 随之发生的, 合乎逻辑的
n. 推论, 结论, [数]后项
# An abnormal increase in the number of cells in an organ or a tissue with consequent enlargement.

增生过盛在一个器官或组织中细胞数的不正常增加,引起扩大
# The exchange among banks of checks, drafts, and notes and the settlement of consequent differences.

结算银行间支票、汇票和钞票之间的交换和相应差额的结算
assertion
n. 断言, 主张
# A formal assertion of validity.

确定,鉴定对效力的正式断言
# Such a questionable assertion is sure to provoke criticism.

这种有问题的主张肯定会招致非议。
antecedent
n. 前情, 先行词
adj. 在 ... 之前的, 居先的
disinterested
adj. 不感兴趣的, 无私欲的, 公平的
动词disinterest的过去式和过去分词形式
In financial matter it is important to get disinterested advice.

在财务方面,要徵询与之无利益关系者的意见,这是十分重要的。
cursory
adj. 匆匆忙忙的, 草率的, 粗略的
inelegant
adj. 不优美的, 不风雅的, 粗野的
devoid
adj. 全无的, 缺乏的
# The three most important events of human life are equally devoid of reason: birth, marriage, and death.

人生三件大事——出生、结婚以及死亡——都是全无道理可言的。
# Devoid of gladness and gaiety.

缺乏欢乐的,忧郁的
appeal
n. 恳求, 上诉, 吸引力
n. 诉诸裁决
v. 求助, 诉请, 呼吁, 有吸引力
# Her eyes held a look of silent appeal.

她眼中流露著无声的求助神情。
# The new fashion soon lost its appeal.

那种新式样不久就失去了吸引力。
plurality
n. 复数性, 大多数, 超过票数
Mr Smith breezed in with an election plurality of200,000.

史密斯先生以20万张的多数票轻易当选了。
defensibility
n. 可防卫性, 防卫的可能性
intrinsic
adj. 固有的, 内在的
# 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钱币的金属的价值。
# Something of no intrinsic remedial value that is used to appease or reassure another.

安慰的话,宽心的话某些没有内在补救作用的东西,仅仅用来安慰他人
exploit
vt. 剥削, 利用, 开拓, 开采, 开发
n. 功绩, 勋绩, 英勇行为
# Television advertisers can exploit a captive audience.

电视广告商能利用被动观众。
# People should read the related regulations before they exploit natural resources.

在开发自然资源前,人们应该先了解相关的规定。
parole
n. 誓言, 释放宣言, 语言
v. 宣释后释放, 使假释出狱
He's hoping to get parole.

他希望获得假释。
guise
n. 装束, 外观, 伪装, 借口
<古>行为, 习惯
Spoke to me under the guise of friendship.

伪装成友善的样子对我说话
He cheated us under the guise of friendship.

他以友谊为掩护欺骗了我们。
rescind
n. (rescission)
adj. 退还, 取消
v. 废除, 取消
clandestine
adj. 秘密的, 暗中的
A clandestine love affair.

私通,奸情私下的恋爱事件
unravel
v. 阐明, 解释, 解开
My knitting has unravelled.

我编织的东西散开了。
demote
vt. 降级, 降职
He was demoted from sergeant to corporal.

他由中士降到下士。
purge
n. 整肃, 清除, 泻药, 净化
vt. 净化, 清除, 摆脱
vi. 清除, 通便, 腹泻, 变得清洁
# So-called traitors were purged (from their ranks).

所谓的叛徒均已(从队伍中)清洗出去。
# A dose of this stuff will purge you!

这种药只须一剂就能让你通便!
# We may purge water by distillation.

我们可以用蒸馏法使水净化。
prey
n. 被掠食者, 牺牲者
vi. 捕食, 掠夺, 使 ... 苦恼
# The thought that he was responsible for her death preyed on his mind.

他一想到自己对她的死负有责任就感到心如刀割。
# Fear of the consequences preyed on her mind.

她担心其後果而惴惴不安。
# Strong animals prey upon weaker ones.

弱肉强食。
indulgence
n. 沉溺, 放纵, 嗜好
n. 【宗】(天主教)特赦;豁免
1. I must ask the readers' kind indulgence for any inaccuracies and omissions that may possibly occur.

我必须请求读者原谅可能出现的错误和疏漏。
2. Sweets are my only indulgence.

甜食是我唯一的嗜好。
decree
n. 法令, 判决, 天意
vt. 通过法令颁布, 裁定
# This decree has the force of law behind it.

这一裁决有法律的力量作後盾。
# An authoritative order or decree; an edict.

布告通令权威的命令或法令; 权令
promulgate
vt. 发布, 公布, 发表
The king promulgate a decree.

国王颁布了一项命令。
demise
n. 死亡, 转让房产, 让位
vt. 让渡, 遗赠, 转让
vi. 遗赠, 死亡
# The demise of the old man's property cause much dispute upon his death.

老人死时,财产的让渡问题引起许多争执。
# This loss led to the demise of the business.

这一损失导致了公司的倒闭
parlous
adj. 危险的, 靠不住的
adj. <废>精明的, 狡猾的
# A parlous journey on stormy seas.

在风暴海洋上的一次危险的旅行
# I then said I had never known the Services reduced to such a parlous condition. This fairly put the cat among the canaries.

接着我说,我从来就不知道英国三军的力量削弱到如此危险的程度,我这话引起了轩然大波。
recalcitrant
adj. 反抗的, 反对的, 顽强的
n. 反抗的人, 顽强者
# A recalcitrant person.

执拗的人,桀骜不驯的人
# Given to recalcitrant behavior; willful or perverse.

顽固的,任性的好与人作对的; 执拗的或故意作对的
wilt
v. (使)枯萎, (使)萎靡
n. 枯萎, 憔悴
1. But wilt thou accept not the worship the heart lifts above.

难道你竟然会摈弃我呈上的虔诚崇拜。
2. The flowers are wilting for lack of water.

这些花因缺水而渐渐枯萎。
stealth
n. 秘密行动, 鬼祟
# It is fun eating by stealth without being found.

偷吃而不被人发现很有趣。
# She prefers to do good by stealth.

她喜欢秘密地为他人做好事。
# Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.

秘密的偷偷摸摸的; 鬼鬼祟祟的
inveterate
adj. 根深蒂固的, 成瘾的
An inveterate cultivator of beautiful gardens; a cultivator of valuable corporate contacts.

一位漂亮花园的资深培育者; 进行有价值的公司联络的人
ascendant
n. 运星, 运道, 支配力
adj. 上升的, 优越的, 优势的
=ascendent
1. After the election, our political party was once again in the ascendant.

竞选之后,我们的政党又一次变得越来越强大了。
2. Though he is still a young man his political career is already in the ascendant.

他虽然年纪轻轻,可是他在政坛上已青云直上了。
grandiose
adj. 宏伟的, 堂皇的, 浮夸的
affinity
n. 姻亲, 密切关系, 吸引力
1. She feels a strong affinity to him.

她感到他对她有很强的吸引力。
2. There is an affinity between Chinese and Japanese character.

汉字与日文之间有密切关系。
docile
adj. 容易教的, 温顺的
dissent
n. 异议
v. 持异议
1. It is too late to make any dissent.

现在提出异议太晚了。
2. We dissented from the decision.

我不同意这个决定。
3. They expressed their dissent from official policy.

他们对官方的政策表示出异议。
4. I dissent from what you said.

我不同意你所说的。
flicker
n. 闪烁, 闪光, 颤动
v. 闪动, 闪烁, 摇动
1. All the lights flickered for a moment.

所有的灯都闪了一会儿。
2. A slender smile still flickered across her face.

她脸上闪过一丝微笑。
colossal
adj. 巨大的, <口>异常的
It requires government spending on a colossal scale.

这要求政府付出巨额开支。
laden
adj. 充满的, 负载的
The traditional picture of an English Christmas a table laden with food and drink.

英国圣诞节的传统图景总有1张餐桌,上面摆满了酒菜。
emanate
v. 散发, 发出
# The idea originally emanated from his brother.

这个主意最初是他哥哥出的。
# Delicious smells were emanating from the kitchen.

香味从厨房飘了出来
vertex
n. 顶点, 最高点, 头顶
1. The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex, parallel side, or parallel surface.

顶垂线,高线从一个几何形体的底边到相对的顶点、平行边或平行面的垂直距离
2. Situated at the vertex or highest point; directly overhead.

顶点的在顶点或者最高点的; 头的正上方的
circumpolar
adj. 极地附近的, 围绕天极的, 周极的
n. 周极星
westerly
adj. 向西的, 自西的
adv. 向西, 往西, 自西
n. 西风
The signpost points in a westerly direction.

路标指向西。
morphological
adj. 形态学的
hatch
n. 孵化, 舱口
vt. 孵, 孵出
vi. 孵化, 破壳
Hen's eggs take21 days to hatch out.

鸡蛋需要21天才孵化。
dimorphic
adj. 双晶的, 二态的
startling
adj. 惊人的
1. Something, such as a startling or shocking piece of news, that is similar to a crash of thunder in suddenness or violence.

晴天霹雳似的消息或事件如惊人的消息等在突然性和猛烈性方面与一声响雷相似的东西
2. He describes the scene with startling reality.

他对那景象的描述逼真得令人惊讶。
3. That is a startling disclosure of police brutality.

那是一个揭发警察暴行的惊人消息。
lesion
n. 损害, 损伤精神的伤害, 障碍
Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions.

读字不能,失读症通常由脑损伤引起的对阅读能力的丧失
pancreas
n. 胰脏
The pancreas can produce substances which help in the digestion of food.

胰脏能产生助消化的物质。
emaciate
v. (使)消瘦, (使)憔悴
metabolize
vt. (使)产生代谢变化
Our bodies constantly metabolize the food we eat.

我们吃的食物在体内不停分解产生代谢变化。
blubber
v. 哭号, 痛哭流涕
n. 哭号, 鲸脂, 肥胖
Stop blubbering, you big baby!

大宝贝,别哭了!
buoyancy
n. 浮力, 弹性
persecute
vt. 迫害
# The two parties disprove the theory of the other, but unite in persecute the dissenter.

尽管这两党各自不同意它党的理论,在迫害持异议者这一点上却是一致的。
# They came to America after being persecuted for their religious beliefs.

他们是在他们因宗教信仰而受到迫害之后来到美洲的。
# He persecuted me with various delicate questions.

他用种种微妙的问题把我难倒了
asylum
n. 收容所, 避难所, 庇护, 精神病院
1. He was soon committed to an insane asylum.

不久他就给送进了疯人院。
2. A church, school, hospital, asylum, or prison is an institution.

教堂,学校,医院,收容所或监狱皆属公共机构。
3. The people ask for political asylum.

人们请求政治避难。
4. Here is an asylum for the care of mentally ill or destitute people.

这儿是一家精神病院。
linchpin
n. 制轮楔, 轮辖, 关键
Controlling wages is the linchpin of the Government'spolicies.

控制工资是政府政策的关键。
malleable
adj. 可塑的, 易改变的
1. The malleable mind of the pragmatist.

实用主义者那适应性很强的思想
2. The young are more malleable than the old.

年轻人比老年人容易受影响。
flee
vi. 逃跑, 逃走, 消失, (时间)飞逝
vt. 逃避
1. The fleeing rebels found a sanctuary in the nearby church.

叛乱後逃跑的人躲入附近教堂寻求庇护。
2. The mists was fleeing before the rising sun.

太阳慢慢升起,薄雾渐渐消失。
3. The frightened people fled from the fire.

人们惊恐万状地逃离了火灾现场。
4. He killed his enemy and fled the country.

他杀了仇人,然后逃往国外。
transgress
v. 越过, 违反, 越界, 违法
His behavior transgressed the moral rules of the social conduct.

他的行为违背了社会行为的道德准则。
mores
n. 风俗, 习惯, 民德, 道德观念
desecration
n. 亵渎神圣, 污辱
disinterment
n. 掘出物(发掘出的东西)
the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
plaintiff
n. 原告
The plaintiff is seeking remedy through the court.

原告通过法院请示获得救济。
excavation
n. 挖掘, 发掘, 挖掘的洞, 发掘物, 遗迹
# An open excavation or pit from which stone is obtained by digging, cutting, or blasting.

采石场通过挖掘、切割或爆破岩石来获取石料的露天坑道或洞
# The excavation of the bur city take a long time.

发掘埋在地下的城市花了很长时间。
appellate
adj. 控诉的, 上诉的, 受理上诉的
relinquish
vt. 放弃, 放手
# Finally he relinquish his plan for want of business.

因生意需要彼得只好放弃计划。
# He relinquished his share to his partner.

他把他的股权让给了他的合伙人。
despoliation
n. 掠夺, 抢劫
contention
n. 争论, 争辩, 所持的论点
[计算机] 线路争夺
1. The border has always been a bone of contention between these two countries.

这两国之间的边界问题历来是争议的焦点。
2. My contention is that the government's plan would never have been successful whatever had happened.

我的论点是无论发生什么事情,政府的计划都不会成功。
instill
v. 滴注, 逐渐灌输(尤指思想或情感)
1. Fear of the father is instilled into some children from their infancy.

有的小孩从小就慢慢养成害怕父亲的心理。
2. The idea was gradually instilled in the mind of the young prince.

那种思想已逐渐灌输到了年幼的王子的头脑中。
ably
adv. 能干地, 巧妙地
1. She controlled the meeting very ably.

她干练地控制了会议。
2. I was ably seconded in this research by my son.

在这项研究中,我儿子帮了我很大忙。
sift
v. 筛撒, 纷落, 详察
# We have to sift through the application forms very carefully to separate the wheat from the chaff.

我们得把申请书仔细筛选一下以甄别优劣。
# Snow sifted through the crack in the roof into the room.

雪从屋顶上的裂缝飘进屋里。
# Sift the flour before making the cake.

做蛋糕前先把面粉筛一下。
detriment
n. 损伤, 引起损害的物质
# Damage or loss, especially to reputation or finances; detriment.

损害,损失损害或损失,尤对名誉、经济方面的:损伤
# He works long hours to the detriment of his health.

他长时间的工作,有损健康。
dower
n. 嫁妆, 天赋, 亡夫遗产
vt. 给以用以维持生活的财产, 给以嫁妆
1. The dower of the woman is very much.

那个妇女的嫁妆很多。
2. She was drinking all day by the dower.

她用从亡夫处得来的产业整天喝酒。
peculiar
adj. 奇怪的, 古怪的, 特殊的, 独特的
n. 特权
# There was this peculiar man sitting opposite me in the train.

在火车上有个挺特别的男人坐在我对面。
# The Mid-Autumn Festival is peculiar to China.

中秋节是中国所独有的。
# Did you notice anything peculiar?

你注意到有什么异常的事吗?
arrear
n. 到期未付款, 欠帐, 未做之事
1. I'm in arrears with the housework.

我的家务事还拖著呢。
2. The arts of medicine and surgery are somewhat in arrear in Africa.

医疗和外科手术在非洲稍微有些落后。
contrariety
n. 反对, 矛盾, 相反物
patriarchy
n. 家长政治, 父系社会
jointure
n. 连接, [律]寡妇所得产
myopic
adj. 近视的, 缺乏远见的
impede
vt. 妨碍, 阻止
# The inflexibility of the country's labor market seriously impede its economic recovery.

该国劳工市场缺乏灵活性,这严重阻碍了它的经济恢复。
# The development of the project was seriously impeded by a reduction in funds.

由於基金削减工程进度严重受阻。
countervailing
v. 偿, 补偿, 抵销
collusively
adj. 共谋的
sentimental
adj. 感伤性的, 感情脆弱的
# The novel is sentimental twaddle.

这部小说纯粹是无病呻吟。
# She's too sentimental about her cat.

她对她的猫未免太牵肠挂肚了。
# He has a sentimental attachment to his birthplace.

他对他的出生地有眷恋之情。
embodiment
n. 化身, 体现
1. The new factory is the embodiment of the very latest ideas.

这座新工厂是那些最新设想的体现。
2. She's the embodiment of kindness.

她是慈祥的化身。
sanctity
n. 神圣, 尊严, 圣洁
# I would mind her extreme views less if she didn't always express them with such an odour of sanctity.

如果她不总是一本正经地表达自己那些过激的观点,我是不会太在意的。
# We should respect the sanctity of marriage.

我们应该尊重婚姻的神圣。
predicament
n. 状态, 穷境, 困局
# A difficult or embarrassing situation; a predicament.

困境,窘境很困难的或发窘的局面; 难题
# If you had no enemy, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friend.

假使你全无仇敌,那么在朋友方面就易陷于同样的贫乏了。
# A loan of money would help me out of my predicament.

只需一笔贷款就能帮我摆脱困境。
conform
vt. 使一致, 遵守, 使顺从
vi. 一致, 符合
# She left home to escape the pressure to conform to her family's way of life.

她离家出走以求摆脱她家生活方式对她的束缚。
# He doesn't conform to the usual stereotype of the city businessman with a dark suit and rolled umbrella.

他不像典型的城市商人那样,穿一身深色的套服、 带一把收好的雨伞。
# She refused to conform to the normal social conventions.

她拒绝遵从正常的社会习俗。
protagonist
n. 主演, 主角, 主唱者
The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.

反面主角叙事文学或戏剧中与主人公或英雄相对立的主要人物
wrath
n. 愤怒, 激怒, 猛烈的力量
1. Full of wrath; fiercely angry.

愤怒的充满愤怒的; 狂怒的
2. By their sin they provoked the wrath of the people.

他们因犯罪而激起人民的愤怒。
3. "He was ... stirred by righteous wrath" (John Galsworthy).

"他被 ... 激起极大的愤怒"(约翰·高尔斯渥西)
4. I fear his wrath more than anything.

我最害怕他发怒。
shed
n. 车棚, 小屋, 脱落物
vt. 使 ... 流出, 散发, 脱落, 除掉
# She shed crocodile tears (ie pretended to be sorry) when she dismissed him from his job.

她把他解雇时,流出了鳄鱼的眼泪(假装难过).
# The snow has banked up against the shed.

雪在小屋旁聚积起来。
lament
n. 悲叹, 悔恨, 恸哭
v. 哀悼, 悔恨, 悲叹
# A poem or song composed especially as a lament for a deceased person.

挽歌,挽诗专门为悼念某一死者所写的诗或歌
# Short pleasure, long lament.

[谚]痛快一时,痛苦一世。
disincline
vt. 使人不愿意