CET6练口语记单词 3B-fix

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A: There are innumerable reasons why I can’t marry you.
B: Surely there can not be that many .
innumerable
a. 无数的,数不清的
A: I would love to sail around the world alone.
B: You must be insane.
insane
a. 1.蠢极的,荒唐的;2.(患)精神病的,精神失常的,疯狂的
A: Can you read the inscription in the book to me?
B: Sorry, I don’t have my glasses and the lettering it too small.
inscription
n. 铭文,碑文,题字
A: You are looking tired.
B: Yes, I am suffering from insomnia.
insomnia
n. 失眠(症)
A: You are an inspiration to me.
B: You are quite amazing also!
inspiration
n. 1.灵感;2.鼓舞人心的人(或事物)
A: Did you buy your car with cash?
B: No, I arranged that I will pay in monthly installments.
installment
n. 1.分期付款,分期交付;2.(分期连载的)部分
A: That medicine worked great.
B: Yes, it had instantaneous results.
instantaneous
a. 瞬间的,即刻的
A: What are the words to that song you were humming?
B: Oh, it was just an instrumental piece.
instrumental
a. 1.(in)起作用的,有帮助的;2.用乐器演奏的
A: My house is freezing in the winter.
B: Perhaps you need to insulate it better.
insulate
vt. 1.使绝缘,使隔热,使隔音;2.隔离,使隔绝(以免受到影响)
A: Did the parcel arrive intact?
B: Yes, there was no damage to it at all.
intact 
a. 完整无缺的,未经触动的,未受损伤的
A: What is the annual intake of students into your school each year?
B: Oh, about 100 pupils join each year.
intake
n. 1.吸入,纳入;2.进气口,入口
A: You played an integral part in the project, thanks for your help.
B: You are welcome, but I do not think that my assistance was that important.
integral
a. 构成整体所必需的,基本的
A: I admire your integrity.
B: Thanks, I think it is essential to stick to your principles.
integrity
n. 1.正直,诚实,诚恳;2.完整,完全,完善
A: My intellect is the most important aspect of my mind.
A: And you certainly use your well.
intellect
n. 1.智力,理解力;2.才智非凡的人
A: Mark always holds intelligible conversation.
B: Yes, he is very smart.
intelligible
a. 可理解的,明白易懂的,清楚的
A: We could intensify the light in the room by painting the walls white.
B: Or we could just add more lights.
intensify
v. (使)增强,(使)加剧
A: I did not commit the crime with intent.
B: But that will be impossible to prove in court.
intent
n. 意图,意向,目的
a. 1.(on)专心的,转注的;2.(on)急切的
to all intents (and purposes) 几乎在一切方面,实际上
A: I need to interact with some new people.
B: Good , but how are you going to meet them?
interact
vi. 相互作用,相互影响
A: I think our post has been intercepted.
B: Why, were the letters open when they arrived?
intercept
vt. 拦截,截住,截击
A: The conference facilitated intercourse with many groups of people.
B: I hope that you had some interesting and productive conversations.
intercourse
n. 1.性交;2.交流,交往,交际
A: What do you study in college?
B: The interface between humans and computers
interface
n. 1.接口;2.界面,交接处
v. 互相作用(或影响,联系),互相配合工作
A: We have to submit an interim report by the end of the month.
B: And when will the official one have to be completed?
interim
a. 暂时的,临时的
n. 间歇,过度期间
in the interim 在其间
A: May I offer an interjection into the argument?
B: No, the debate must continue without disruption.
interjection
n. 1.感叹词;2.(突然的)插入
A: How was the weather on your holiday?
B: Apart form the intermittent rain, it was fine.
intermittent
a. 间歇的,断断续续的
A: Turn left at the next intersection.
B: I thought we have to turn right.
intersection
n. 1.横断,交叉;2.道路交叉口,交点
A: My parents are always arguing.
B: Is there anything you can do to intervene?
intervene
vi. 1干涉,干预;2.干扰,阻挠
A: I am planning an intervention into the affairs of my neighbours.
B: Why are you so interested in what they are doing ?
intervention
n. 介入,干涉,干预
A: Jane is always so outspoken.
B: But don’t be intimidated by her.
intimidate
vt. 恐吓,威胁
A: He was completely intoxicated after coming home from the pub last night.
B: Yes, I knew he had a lot to drink.
intoxicate
vt. 1.使喝醉;2.使陶醉,使欣喜若狂
A: The details in the painting are exceptionally intricate.
B: Yes, it must have taken a long time to complete.
intricate
a. 错综复杂的,复杂精细的
A: Did you enjoy the novel I lent you?
B: It was excellent, the plot was full of intrigue and mystery.
intrigue
vt. 激起...的好奇心(或兴趣),迷住
vi. 耍阴谋,施诡计
n. 阴谋,诡计,密谋
A: I found a piece of evidence that is intrinsic to our case.
B: Gosh, why did we not realize it sooner?
intrinsic
a. 固有的,本质的,内在的
A: I don’t mean to intrude, but can I join your conversation?
B: Don’t worry, you are not interrupting anything private.
intrude
vi. 侵入,侵扰,打扰
A: My intuition told me that he is bad news.
B: Yes, I never trusted him either.
intuition
n. 直觉
A: I am afraid this is the only piece of identification that I have.
B: But it is out of date which makes it invalid.
invalid
a. 1.(指法律上)无效的,作废的;2.无可靠根据的,站不住脚的
n. (需要有人照顾的)病弱者,残疾者
A: Your help was invaluable to me, thanks.
B: Don’t mention it, it was my pleasure.
invaluable
a. 非常宝贵的,极为贵重的,无价的
A: Invariably the car broke down on the way to my exam.
B: Typical! What did you do?
invariably
ad. 不变地,始终如一地,总是
A: I would like to have an inventory of all the furniture in the house before I move in.
B: Certainly, that can be arranged.
inventory
n. 详细目录,存货清单
make inventory 清查存货,存货盘存;调查;评价
A: I can’t get the lid off this jar, Mum.
B: Try inverting it and then bang the jar on the floor.
invert
vt. 使倒转,使倒置,使颠倒
A: Ironically, I missed the plane even though I was at the airport two hours in advance.
B: I call that unlucky!
ironically
ad. 1.具有讽刺意味地;2.嘲讽地,挖苦地
A: Do you think Jack is a good comedian?
B: No, he relies too heavily on irony.
irony
n. 1.反语,冷嘲;2.具有讽刺意味的事,嘲弄
A: Irrespective of the weather, I think we should still go sailing.
B: But what if there is a thunder storm?
irrespective
a. (of) 不考虑的,不顾及的
A: Despite the dry weather, I am amazed at how many crops the farmers are growing.
B: That is because they have developed an extensive and efficient irrigation system.
irrigation
n. 灌溉
A: My little sister always irritates me.
B: Mine is also very annoying.
irritate
vt. 1.使恼怒,使烦躁;2.使(身体某部分)不适,使疼痛
A: Is Iran a Christian country?
B: No, it is Islamic.
Islamic
a. 伊斯兰教的,伊斯兰教信徒的
A: The isle where we camped was just one hour by boat off shore.
B: Were there any inhabitants on it?
isle
n. 小岛,岛
A: I’m itching to travel.
B: Perhaps you can go away following your studies.
itch
vi. 1.痒,发痒;2.渴望,热望
vt. 使发痒
 
A: Your necklace is very unusual.
B: That’s because it is made out of ivory.
ivory
n. 1.象牙;2.象牙色,乳白色
A: I need to cut back the ivy from my windows.
B: Yes, it tends to grow at a rapid rate.
ivy
n. 常春藤
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A: I need to change the wheel of my car, I have a flat.
B: I’ll help, do you have a jack ?
jack
n. 千斤顶
vt. 1.用千斤顶顶起;2。停止,放弃;3。提高,增加
A: What type of stone is your ring?
B: It is jade , quite rare.
jade
n. 1。玉,翡翠;2。浅绿(色)
A: Did you understand the article I gave you?
B: No, there was too much jargon and terms that I had not seen before.
jargon
n. 术语,行话
A: I’m going to rent a jeep for the weekend and drive to the mountains.
B: Great idea, can I come?
jeep
n. 吉普车
A: No, I’m not going to cheat on the exam.
B: Good, there is no point in jeopardising your degree.
jeopardise
vt. 危机,损害
A: You nearly hit Andrew on the head.
B: Good thing that he jerked just in time to miss it.
jerk
vt. 使猝然一动,猛拉
vi. 猝然一动
n. 急推,急拉,急扭
A: What would you like for your birthday?
B: Some new jewellery would be nice, maybe a necklace.
jewellery
n. 珠宝,首饰
A: You’re so small you would make an excellent jockey .
B: Oh, I don’t like horse riding.
jockey
n. 1。骑师;2。[美俚]驾驶员,(机器等的)操作手
vi. (for) 谋取
vt. 劝说,诱使
A: I go for a short jog around the lake every night.
B: You must be very fit.
jog
v. / n. 1。慢跑;2。(尤指不正当地)轻轻碰撞
jog sb.’s memory 唤起某人的记忆
A: Mr. Smith has a jolly sense of humour,
B: Yes, I have always found him to be very pleasant.
jolly
a. 快乐的,高兴的,愉快的
ad. 很,非常
vt. 劝服,哄
A: Was the car damaged in the accident?
B: No, it just got a slight jolt . There was no damage done.
jolt
vt. 1。使颠簸,使摇晃;2。使震惊
vi. 颠簸,摇晃
n. 1。震动,摇动,颠簸;2。震惊
A: The judicial proceedings will take place after all the evidence has been collected.
B: How long do you think that will take?
judicial
a. 1。司法的,法庭的,审判的;2。明断的,公正的
A: Shall I pour the milk into a jug ?
B: Yes, if you can find a clean one!
jug
n. 1。大罐,壶;2。一大罐(壶)的容量
A: I’m trying to juggle two jobs at once.
B: That must be difficult, how do you manage?
juggle
v. 1。(用球等)玩杂耍;2。尽力应付,力图平衡;3。篡改(数字等)以图掩盖
A: There is a jumbo edition of the magazine out this week.
B: Are you sure you will have time to read it?
jumbo
a. 特大的,巨型的
n. 大型喷气式飞机
A: The traffic lights on the main junction are out this week.
B: Are you sure you will have time to read it ?
junction
n. 联结点,(道路等的)会合点,枢纽
A: What are you doing in your room?
B: I’m trying to clear it of all the junk I have collected over the years.
junk
n. 废旧物品,破烂
vt. 丢弃,废弃
A: What are you doing in this part of town?
B: Sir, it is my new jurisdiction .
jurisdiction
n. 1。司法权,审判权,裁判权;2。权力,管辖权; 3。权限,管辖范围
A: Sorry, Sir, my dog ate my homework.
B: That is not adequate justification for being late again.
justification
n. 正当的理由,借口
A: John was taken to the juvenile court for the hearing.
B: Oh, that is right he is only 14 and too young to be on trial in the central court.
juvenile
a. 1。少年的,少年特有的;2。幼稚的,不成熟的
n. 未成年人,少年
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A: I dreamt I was kidnapped by a gang of thieves.
B: You were not dreaming!
kidnap
vt. 绑架,诱拐
A: Doctor, I have a severe pain in my lower back.
B: It may be your kidneys , let me check.
kidney
n. 肾,肾脏
A: Who is your next of kin ?
B: My father.
kin
n. [总称]亲属,家属
A: I’ve hurt myself, do you have a bandage?
B: Yeah, there is one in the first aid kit.
kit
n. 1。成套的工具,(适应特定需要的)成套用品
vt.(out) 装备
A: I just bought a new kitten , she is very cute.
B: She may be now, but she will soon grow up!
kitten
n. 小猫
A: You are my knight in shining armor.
B: Well, that makes you my princess.
knight
n. 1。(中世纪)骑士;2。爵士;3。(国际象棋中)马
vt. 封……为爵士
A: Did you make this blanket?
B: Yes, it took three weeks to knit .
knit
vt. 1。编结,编织;2。使紧密地结合,使紧凑;3。皱紧,皱(眉)
vi. 1。编织,编结;2。(骨折)愈合
A: The potatoes are best with a knob of butter.
B: Oh, but I don’t like potatoes or butter.
knob
n. 1。(门、抽屉的)球形把手,球形柄;2。(收音机等的)旋扭;3。小块
A: What happened to your knuckles ? They are bleeding.
B: Oh, I cycled in a wall and grazed them.
knuckle
n. 指节
vi. 1. (down) 开始努力工作;2.(under)屈服
L 
A: Be careful, your laces are undone.
B: Oh, I never learned how to tie them properly.
lace
n. 1.网眼花边,透空织品,花边;2.鞋带,系带
vt. (up) 用系带束紧
A: Sorry I’m late, my alarm did not go off on time.
B: That is a lame excuse, don’t let it happen again.
lame
a. 1.跛的,瘸的;2.站不住脚的,差劲的,蹩脚的
A: I am lamenting the loss of my dear friend.
B: Goodness, what happened to him?
lament
vt. 1.哀悼,痛惜;2.抱怨,为...而遗憾
vi. 哀悼,悲痛
n. 挽歌,悼词
A: I am going to the lake to float some lanterns .
B: It would be best to wait until it is dark.
lantern
n. 灯笼,提灯
A: I saw my father again after a lapse of twenty years.
B: That must have been an emotional meeting.
lapse
n. 1.失误,疏忽;2.(时间的)流逝,间隔;3.(兴趣等的)减少,(信心的)丧失;4.陷入(或进入)(某种状态)(into)
vi. 1.终止,失效;2.(into)陷入(或进入)...状态
A: Stop annoying your brother.
B: Don’t lash out at me, he was the one that started it.
lash
v. 1.(用绳索等)将(物品)系牢;2.鞭打,抽打,(风,雨等)猛烈打击;3.猛烈抨击,严厉斥责
n. 1.鞭子,鞭端绳索(或皮条);2.鞭打;3.眼睫毛;4.鞭梢
lash out (at) 猛烈抨击
A: I know you have the ability to do the task, it is latent within you.
B: But I am not so confident that it is there.
latent
a. 潜在的,隐伏的,不易察觉的
A: On what line of latitude is France?
B: Well, it will span several lines, but you should check in an atlas for the exact figures.
latitude
n. 1.纬度;2.[pl.]纬度地区;3.(言语,行动等的)回旋余地,自由
A: Did you enjoy the wedding?
B: Indeed, it was a very lavish affair.
lavish
a. 1.过分丰富的,无节制的;2.过分慷慨的,浪费的
vt. (on,upon) 慷慨地给予,挥霍
A: Was our teacher also a priest?
B: No, he was just a layman .
layman
n. 门外汉,外行
A: There were a lot of layoffs recently in my town.
B: That will be hard on the families in the region, do you think they will be able to find new jobs?
layoff
n. (尤指临时)解雇
A: Could you please give me some additional information about your organization?
B: Certainly, this leaflet has all the details that you will need.
leaflet
n. 传单,散页印刷品,小册子
v. (向...)散发传单(或小册子)
A: Have you seen my shoes, Mum?
B: Yes, they are drying on the window ledge .
ledge
n. 1.岩架,岩石突出部;2.架状突出物,壁架
A: Mr. Smart had a full and an interesting life.
B: Yes, he indeed left a legacy .
legacy
n. 遗赠的财物,遗产
A: I am fascinated with ancient folk tales and legends .
B: Yes, there are some wonderful stories that survived the ages.
legend
n. 1.传说,传奇故事;2.传奇人物
A: This time, Sir, I have a legitimate excuse for being late, I was ill.
B: Do you have a doctor’s note to prove it?
legitimate
a. 1.合情合理的;2.合法的,法律认可的
vt. 使合法
A: Would you like a glass of lemonade ?
B: Oh, yes please, that sounds very refreshing.
lemonade
n. 1.柠檬水;2.汽水
A: Even though you have been naughty, I will be lenient just this one time.
B: Thanks, Mum, and I promise not to do it again.
lenient
a. 宽大的,仁慈的
A: Do you need anything from the shops?
B: Yes, I’d need to make a salad. Could you buy some lettuce please?
lettuce
n. 莴苣,生菜
A: I can’t open the window.
B: Here is a stick, use it as a lever to force it open.
lever
n. 1.杠,杠杆;2.途径,工具,手段
vt. (用杠杆)撬动,撬起
A: My boss never gives much leverage , I don’t think I’ll be able to get the day off work.
B: Oh, at least try one last time.
leverage
n. 1.力量,影响,手段,优势;2.杠杆作用,杠杆的力量
A: The government has increased the levy on imports.
B: By what percentage?
levy
vt. 征收(税等)
n. 征税,税款
A: You are a liability around the house.
B: I’m not dangerous. I’m just energetic.
liability
n. 1.责任;2.[pl.]负债,债务;3.不利条件,起妨碍作用的人(或物)
A: Lilies are my favourite kind of flower.
B: Oh, mine too!
lily
n. 百合,百合花
A: I arrive to the ball by limousine .
B: Oh, I could not afford one, so I came by bus!
limousine
n. 轿车
A: Sarah has a very limp handshake.
B: Yes, I don’t think that she is confident in herself.
limp
a. 1.软弱的,无生气的,无精神的;2.软的,松沓的
vi. 一瘸一拐地走,蹒跚
n. 跛行
A: Have you done linear equations in math class yet?
B: No, I think we cover them next year.
linear
a. 1.线的,直线的,线状的;2.长度的;3.线性的
A: Is your shirt made from cotton or linen ?
B: I am not sure what kind of fabric it is.
linen
n. 1.日用织品,亚麻织品;2.亚麻布
A: I worked on a cruise liner for three months.
B: Sounds exotic, but I’m sure that it was hard work!
liner
n. 1.大客轮;2.(化妆用)眼线膏,眼线笔,描唇笔;3.衬里
A: What would you like to do this morning?
B: Just linger in bed a while longer.
linger
vi. 1.(因不愿意离开而)继续逗留,留恋徘徊;2.(on)继续存留,缓慢消失
A: I had a problem learning how to speak correctly when I was a child.
B: Oh, I also had some linguistic problems.
linguistic
a. 语言的,语言学的
A: Is that lipstick on your collar?
B: No, it is just tomato sauce, trust me!
lipstick
n. 唇膏,口红
A: What do you do in your spare time?
B: I’m involved in a literacy project, teaching kids how to read.
literacy
n. 识字,有文化,读写能力
A: You should try to look beyond literal translations of the poem.
B: But it is too difficult for me.
literal
a. 1.照字面的,原义的;2.逐字的
A: You should not take everything that I say literally .
B: Well, you should be more direct.
literally
n. 1.逐字地,照原文,照字面地;2.确实地,真正地;3.简直
A: My grandmother was the only literate girl in her family.
B: She was lucky to get an education.
literate
a. 1.有读写能力的;2.有文化修养的
A: Please put your litter in the bin.
B: Oh, I can’t see one.
litter
n. 1.废弃物,被胡乱扔掉的东西;2.一窝(仔,崽);3.(一堆)杂乱的东西
vt. 乱扔东西于
vi. 乱扔废弃物
A: The livestock on my farm are doing very well.
B: How many cows and sheep do you have in total?
livestock
n. [总称]家畜,牲畜
A: Were you out in the sun?
B: Yes, I got burnt and I look like a lobster .
lobster
n. 龙虾
A: Are there any libraries in your locality ?
B: No, but there is one in the next town.
locality
n. 地区,地点
A: Oh no, I left my watch in the locker in the gym.
B: You better go back and get it.
locker
n. (公共场所供个人使用的)寄物柜
A: I’m interested in early locomotive travel.
B: I have never really been interested in trains myself.
locomotive
n. 机车
A: You have very lofty ideals.
B: No, I just have high expectations of myself.
lofty
a. 1.高傲的,傲慢的;2.崇高的,高尚的;3.高耸的,极高的
A: My family has never enjoyed longevity .
B: But you are lucky, you are already 91!
longevity
n. 1.长寿;2.寿命
A: What line of longitude are the Falkland Islands located on?
B: Not sure, you better check a map.
longitude
n. 经度
A: My grandmother made all her clothing on a loom .
B: Did she teach you how to use it?
loom
n. 织布机
vi. 1.阴森地逼近,隐现,赫然耸现;2.即将来临
A: What did you do with the stolen loot ?
B: I hid the money in a secret location.
loot
n. 赃物,战利品,掠夺物
v. 抢劫,劫掠,掠夺
A: My skin is too dry, it must be because of the hot weather.
B: Here is some lotion , rub it on to help.
lotion
n. 洗液,洗济,护肤液
A: Whether I win or lose is a lottery .
B: Are you sure there is nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning?
lottery
n. 1.抽彩给奖法;2.碰运气的事,难于算计的事
A: This is an unusual dish, what is the main ingredient?
B: It is made from lotus leaves.
lotus
n. 莲,莲花
A: They will announce the match results over the loudspeaker .
B: We had better pay more attention then.
loudspeaker
n. 扬声器,喇叭
A: Did you see my scarf, Dad?
B: Yes, it is the lounge , near the TV.
lounge
n. 休息厅,休息室
vi. 1.(懒洋洋地)倚,(懒散地)躺;2.闲逛,闲荡
A: The brakes on my bike are not working.
B: Perhaps you need to lubricate them.
lubricate
vt. 使润滑
A: I just landed a new lucrative job.
B: Great, would you like to share some of your hard earned cash with me?
lucrative
a. 赚钱的,可获利的
A: I had to close my shop. Business had lulled .
B: That is such a shame.
lull
vt. 1.使安静,使入睡;2.缓和,减轻,哄骗
n. 暂时的平息(或平静)
A: I will have to lumber a clearing in the forest.
B: Oh, are you sure it is necessary to cut down the trees?
lumber
vi. 笨拙地移动,缓慢吃力地移动
vt. 拖累,使陷入困境
n. 1.(堆放着的)家用废旧杂物;2.木材,不料,锯制板
A: The room was luminous with the light.
B: It must have looked beautiful, especially in the evening.
luminous
a. 发光的,发亮的,光明的
A: I’d like to make a lunar landing some day.
B: I’d also love to visit the moon.
lunar
a. 月的,月球的
A: Why did you move to the city?
B: I was lured by the bright lights.
lure
vt. 吸引,引诱,诱惑
n. 1.吸引力,诱惑物;2.诱饵,鱼饵
A: You have a strong lust for power.
B: Yes, I consider myself ambitious.
lust
n. 1.(强烈的)性欲,淫欲
vi. (after, for) 对...有强烈的欲望
A: Shakespeare wrote exceptional lyric poetry.
B: I agree, his work is amazing, Jack.
lyric
a. 抒情的
n. [常pl.]歌词

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A: Has the case been closed yet?
B: No, the magistrate still needs to decide the outcome.
magistrate
n. 地方行政官,地方法官,治安官
A: I am unable to read the small print in the book.
B: It seems you need to magnify it.
magnify
vt. 1.放大,扩大;2.夸大,夸张
A: That was a terrible storm.
B: Indeed, but it is too early to determine the magnitude of the damage.
magnitude
n. 1.重要性,重大;2.巨大,广大
A: A young fair maiden like you shouldn’t be single.
B: That is because I am a young fair independent maiden.
maiden
n. 少女,年轻姑娘,未婚女子
a. 首次的,初次的
A: You look majestic sitting on that high chair.
B: Yes, I am pretending to be the king!
majestic
a. 雄伟的,壮丽的,庄严的,高贵的
A: Please cook me dinner now.
B: Yes, your majesty, I’m at your service.
majesty
n.  1.[M-]陛下(对帝王,王后的尊称);2.雄伟,壮丽,庄严
A: Doctor, I traveled to Africa and I think I caught malaria.
B: Did you take any medicine as a precaution?
malaria
n.  疟疾
A: I hate you!
B: Why are you so full of malice?
malice
n. 恶意,怨恨
A: I’m afraid that the test results have come back and your lump is malignant.
B: That means it’s serious, doesn’t it, doctor?
malignant
a. 1.恶性的,致命的;2.恶意的,恶毒的
A: I’m going shopping in the mall this afternoon, want to join me?
B: No, thanks, I have plans already.
mall
n. (由许多商店组成的)购物中心
A: That child looks very unhealthy.
B: Yes, he does not have enough to eat. He is suffering from malnutrition.
malnutrition
n. 营养不良
A: What distinguishes mammals from other animals, teacher?
B: Mammals feed their young on milk.
mammal
n. 哺乳动物
A: I was able to park the car in one single maneuver.
B: Well done, you have improved.
maneuver
n. 1.谨慎而熟练的动作;2.策略,花招;3.[pl.]演习
vt. 1.设法使变动位置;2.(敏捷或巧妙地)操纵,控制
vi. 1.设法变动位置;2.用策略,耍花招
A: Are you telling me you saw a ghost?
B: Yes, it manifested itself on me during the night.
manifest
a. 明显的,显然的,明了的
vt. 1.显示,表明,证明;2.使显现,使显露
A: I’m not able to untie this knot.
B: If you manipulate the knot a bit more you may be able to open it.
manipulate
vt. 1.操纵,控制,影响;2.(熟练地)操作,使用
A: I just bought the new house.
B: That is too big to be a house. It is a mansion.
mansion
n. 大厦,(豪华的)宅邸
A: I discovered an ancient manuscript.
B: Are you going to donate it to the library?
manuscript
n. 1.手稿,原稿,底稿;2.手写本
A: What type of tree is that?
B: I think it is a maple
maple
n. 槭树,枫树,槭木
A: I really dislike Stephanie.
B: Don’t try to mar me with your negative impressions of her before I even meet her.
mar
vt. 破坏,毁坏
A: I’m getting a new fireplace installed.
B: Is it the marble one you had your eye on?
marble
n. 1.大理石;2.(用玻璃、石头等制成的)弹子;3.[pl.]弹子游戏
A: The mare is expecting her foal in three weeks.
B: Oh! I thought a mare was a male horse, silly me!
mare
n. 母马,母驴
A: Did you do well in the exam, Sir?
B: Yes, you only made some marginal errors.
marginal
a. 1.微小的,少量的,不重要的;2.仅以微弱多数票获胜的;3.记(或引)在页边的,有旁注的
A: Have you ever smoked marijuana?
B: No, I have never tried drugs.
marijuana
n. 大麻,大麻烟
A: What is your marital status?
B: I am married.
marital
a. 婚姻的,夫妻的
A: I’m going to visit the maritime museum this afternoon.
B: I assume that it is the one by the sea.
maritime
a. 1.海的,海事的,航海的;2.近海的,海的
A: It rained so much. My garden is like a marsh.
B: Don’t worry, it will dry out soon.
marsh
n. 沼泽,湿地
A: I was a marshal in the army for 11 years.
B: Gosh, that is a high rank, you must have worked hard to get there.
marshal
n. 1.元帅,最高指挥官;2.(某些群众活动的)总指挥,司仪;3.(美国的)执法官,警察局长,消防队长
vt. 整理,排列,集结
A: I read that the ancient Romans were martial people.
B: I’m not sure if they were inclined to war.
martial
a. 战争的,军事的,武术的
A: The sunset is amazing.
B: Yes, I am sitting here marveling at it right now.
marvel
vi. (at) 惊叹,赞佩
vt. 对...感到惊异
n. 令人惊异(或不可思议)的事,奇迹
A: That girl looks particularly masculine.
B: Maybe it is because she lifts weights.
masculine
a. 1.男性的,男子的;2.男子气的
A: Shall I mash your potatoes?
B: No, thanks, I like them whole.
mash
vt. (up) 把...捣成糊状
n. 糊状物
A: The soldiers massacred each other with gunfire during the war.
B: Do you know how many people were killed?
massacre
vt. 1.大规模屠杀,残杀;2.彻底击败
n. 1.大屠杀,残杀;2.(比赛等)残败
A: I had a wonderful body massage last night.
B: Was it painful?
massage
n. 按摩,推拿
vt. 给...按摩
A: What flag is that hoisted on the mast?
B: It is the national flag. Don’t you recognize it?
mast
n. 1.船桅,桅杆,旗杆;2.天线杆
A: Your book is a masterpiece, well done.
B: Thanks, I hope that the publishers think so , too.
masterpiece
n. 杰作
A: I would love to have a baby soon.
A: That sounds like your maternal instincts talking!
maternal
a. 1.母亲的,母亲般的;2.母系的,母方的
A: Did you put your money in the bank?
B: No, I hid it under the mattress.
mattress
n. 褥垫,床垫
A: I love walking in the meadows in spring.
B: Me too, the fields are best at that time of year.
meadow
n. 草地
A: My brothers are having a serious argument.
B: Are you going to mediate in the hope of solving it?
mediate
vi. (in, between) 调解,周旋
vt. 1.经调解解决;2.经周旋促成
A: I visited several medieval castles while in France.
B: So that means they date from the Middle Ages, correct?
medieval
a. 中世纪的,中古(时代)的
A: I try to practice meditation at least once a day.
B: Oh, I can never sit still for long periods.
meditation
n. 1.默想,默念;2.沉思,冥想,沉思录
A: Why are you looking so melancholy, Rory?
B: I just lost my job.
melancholy
a. 忧郁的,使人忧郁的,悲伤的
n. 忧郁,悲伤
A: The atmosphere at the party was exceptionally mellow.
B: Yes, all the guests were very relaxed.
mellow
a. 1.(颜色或声音)柔和的;2(水果)熟透的,甘美多汁的,(酒)芳醇的;3.成熟的,老练的,稳健的;4.高兴的,微醉的
v. 1.(使)变得柔和;2.(使)成熟;3.(使)变得香醇
A: Sing along to this melody.
B: I would, but I haven’t a note in my head.
melody
n. 1.旋律,曲调;2.悦耳的音乐
A: Would you like to try some melon?
B: I’d love to, is it sweet?
melon
n. 瓜,甜瓜
A: Does Kelly know where to meet us?
B: Yeah, I left a memo for her.
memo
n. 备忘录
A: You have had such an interesting life, you should write your memoirs.
B: I’ve already started them.
memoir
n. 1.[pl.]回忆录,自传;2.记事录
A: Do we have to memorise the whole poem, Sir?
B: No, only the first two verses.
memorise
v. 记住,熟记
A: Get out from the kitchen, you are such a menace.
B: Sorry, I was only trying to help.
menace
n. 1.具有危险性的人(或物);2.威胁,威吓
vt. 威胁,威吓
A: I do not understand Robin’s mentality.
B: Yeah, she has some strange ideas sometimes.
mentality
n. 心态,思想方法
A: All of the merchandise in the shop is half price today.
B: Oh, let’s go in!
merchandise
n. [总称]商品,货物
vt. 买卖,经营
A: Be careful, there is mercury in the thermometer.
B: Don’t worry, I will be careful.
mercury
n. 1,水银,汞;2[M-][罗神]墨丘利
A: I think our ideas are beginning to merge.
B: I think that is because we have spent so much time together.
merge
v. (使)结合,(使)合并,(使)合为一体
A: Can you bring this note to your Mum?
B: No, I am not your messenger.
messenger
n. 送信人,信使
A: This car is a little more expensive because of the metallic paint.
B: I think it is worth is though.
metallic
a. 1.金属的,金属制的;2.有金属特性的,像金属的
A: Now, please pick out the main metaphors in the poem.
B: Can you give us a clue, teacher?
metaphor
n. 1.隐喻;2.象征
A: You are very methodical.
B: I just like to be organized.
methodical
a. 1.有条理的,井然的;2.办事有条不紊的
A: You were meticulous about the details of our trip.
B: I just wanted everything to go smoothly.
meticulous
a. 极其仔细的,一丝不苟的
A: Shall we take the bus?
B: No, the metro will be quicker.
metro.
n. 地铁
A: Did you report the crime?
B: Yeah, straight away to the metropolitan police.
metropolitan
a. 大城市的,大都会的
A: You are a great violinist.
B: I agree, I think we have a star in our midst.
midst
n. 中部,中间,当中
in the midst of  1.在...之中;2.正当...的时候
A: I am making a film about migrant workers in the city.
B: That will be so interesting. I can’t wait to see it when it is finished.
migrant
n. 1.移居者,移民;2.候鸟,迁移动物
A: These birds migrate south in the winter every year?
B: I’d like to go to warmer places also!
migrate
vi. 1.(候鸟等)迁徙,移栖;2.移居(尤指移居国外),迁移
A: Even though this car is old, the mileage is not very high.
B: I shall buy it so.
mileage
n. 1.里程,英里数;2.好处,利润
A: A militant  group of reformers attempted to overthrow the government.
B: Were they successful?
militant
 a. 激进的,好斗的
n. 激进分子,斗士
A: I want to be a millionaire  some day.
B: Well, you will either have to win the Lottery or work very hard.
millionaire
 n. 百万富翁,大富翁
A: The flavours in this soup have mingled  well.
B: Yes, it is delicious.
mingle
 vt. 使混合,使相混
vi. 1.相交往,相往来;2.混合起来,相混合
A: I bought a miniature  house for my doll.
B: And when you are old enough you will be able to buy a normal sized one!
miniature
 a. 小型的,微小的
n. 1.微小的模型,缩影;2.微型画,微型人物像
in miniature  小规模,小型
A: We will rent a minibus  to take us to the match.
B: Are you sure we won’t all fit in a car?
minibus 
n. 小型公共汽车
A: Margaret, you always do the minimal  amount of work.
B: Sorry, I will try harder from now on.
minimal
 a. 最小的,最低限度的
A: Shall I turn the computer off?
B: No just minimize  the current screen.
minimize
 vt. 1.使减少(或缩小)到最低限度;2.极力贬低,对...做最低估计
A: Would you like a mint ?
B: No thanks, I have just brushed my teeth.
mint
 n. 1.薄荷;2.铸币厂
vt. 1.铸造(硬币);2.创造(词,词组等)
A: I’m surprised to see you so soon after your accident.
B: Yes, the doctors said I made a miraculous  recovery.
miraculous
 a. 奇迹般的,不可思议的
A: I hope you are not up to mischief  in there, Son.
B: No Dad, I’m only playing a video game.
mischief
 n. 1.恶作剧,胡闹,捣蛋;2.淘气,顽皮;3.损害,伤害,危害
A: My grandfather encountered a lot of misery  during his lifetime.
B: Yes, I am glad that I was not born back them.
misery
 n. 1.痛苦,苦恼,苦难;2.悲惨的境遇,贫苦
A: It rained heavily on my wedding day.
B: Oh, what a misfortune !
misfortune
 n. 1.不幸,厄运,逆境;2.不幸事故,灾难,灾祸
A: Aside from some slight misgivings , I think Mrs. Jones should have the job.
B: Actually I think she is perfect for it.
misgiving
 n. 疑虑,担忧,害怕
A: I was educated in South Africa by some missionaries .
B: Oh, what country were they from?
missionary 
n. 传教士
A: I think David has a mistress .
B: No, he is happily married.
mistress
 n. 1.情妇;2.主妇,女主人
A: But I don’t want to do the washing up.
B: The sooner you stop moaning , the quicker it will get done.
moan
 vi. 1.呻吟,呜咽;2.(about)抱怨,发牢骚
vt. 抱怨
n. 1.呻吟声,呜咽声;2.怨声,牢骚
A: There are innumerable reasons why I can’t marry you. B: Surely there can not be that many . innumerable a. 无数的,数不清的 A: I would love to sail around the world alone. B: You must be insane. insane a. 1.蠢极的,荒唐的;2.(患)精神病的,精神失常的,疯狂的 A: Can you read the inscription in the book to me? B: Sorry, I don’t have my glasses and the lettering it too small. inscription n. 铭文,碑文,题字 A: You are looking tired. B: Yes, I am suffering from insomnia. insomnia n. 失眠(症) A: You are an inspiration to me. B: You are quite amazing also! inspiration n. 1.灵感;2.鼓舞人心的人(或事物) A: Did you buy your car with cash? B: No, I arranged that I will pay in monthly installments. installment n. 1.分期付款,分期交付;2.(分期连载的)部分 A: That medicine worked great. B: Yes, it had instantaneous results. instantaneous a. 瞬间的,即刻的 A: What are the words to that song you were humming? B: Oh, it was just an instrumental piece. instrumental a. 1.(in)起作用的,有帮助的;2.用乐器演奏的 A: My house is freezing in the winter. B: Perhaps you need to insulate it better. insulate vt. 1.使绝缘,使隔热,使隔音;2.隔离,使隔绝(以免受到影响) A: Did the parcel arrive intact? B: Yes, there was no damage to it at all. intact  a. 完整无缺的,未经触动的,未受损伤的 A: What is the annual intake of students into your school each year? B: Oh, about 100 pupils join each year. intake n. 1.吸入,纳入;2.进气口,入口 A: You played an integral part in the project, thanks for your help. B: You are welcome, but I do not think that my assistance was that important. integral a. 构成整体所必需的,基本的 A: I admire your integrity. B: Thanks, I think it is essential to stick to your principles. integrity n. 1.正直,诚实,诚恳;2.完整,完全,完善 A: My intellect is the most important aspect of my mind. A: And you certainly use your well. intellect n. 1.智力,理解力;2.才智非凡的人 A: Mark always holds intelligible conversation. B: Yes, he is very smart. intelligible a. 可理解的,明白易懂的,清楚的 A: We could intensify the light in the room by painting the walls white. B: Or we could just add more lights. intensify v. (使)增强,(使)加剧 A: I did not commit the crime with intent. B: But that will be impossible to prove in court. intent n. 意图,意向,目的 a. 1.(on)专心的,转注的;2.(on)急切的 to all intents (and purposes) 几乎在一切方面,实际上 A: I need to interact with some new people. B: Good , but how are you going to meet them? interact vi. 相互作用,相互影响 A: I think our post has been intercepted. B: Why, were the letters open when they arrived? intercept vt. 拦截,截住,截击 A: The conference facilitated intercourse with many groups of people. B: I hope that you had some interesting and productive conversations. intercourse n. 1.性交;2.交流,交往,交际 A: What do you study in college? B: The interface between humans and computers interface n. 1.接口;2.界面,交接处 v. 互相作用(或影响,联系),互相配合工作 A: We have to submit an interim report by the end of the month. B: And when will the official one have to be completed? interim a. 暂时的,临时的 n. 间歇,过度期间 in the interim 在其间 A: May I offer an interjection into the argument? B: No, the debate must continue without disruption. interjection n. 1.感叹词;2.(突然的)插入 A: How was the weather on your holiday? B: Apart form the intermittent rain, it was fine. intermittent a. 间歇的,断断续续的 A: Turn left at the next intersection. B: I thought we have to turn right. intersection n. 1.横断,交叉;2.道路交叉口,交点 A: My parents are always arguing. B: Is there anything you can do to intervene? intervene vi. 1干涉,干预;2.干扰,阻挠 A: I am planning an intervention into the affairs of my neighbours. B: Why are you so interested in what they are doing ? intervention n. 介入,干涉,干预 A: Jane is always so outspoken. B: But don’t be intimidated by her. intimidate vt. 恐吓,威胁 A: He was completely intoxicated after coming home from the pub last night. B: Yes, I knew he had a lot to drink. intoxicate vt. 1.使喝醉;2.使陶醉,使欣喜若狂 A: The details in the painting are exceptionally intricate. B: Yes, it must have taken a long time to complete. intricate a. 错综复杂的,复杂精细的 A: Did you enjoy the novel I lent you? B: It was excellent, the plot was full of intrigue and mystery. intrigue vt. 激起...的好奇心(或兴趣),迷住 vi. 耍阴谋,施诡计 n. 阴谋,诡计,密谋 A: I found a piece of evidence that is intrinsic to our case. B: Gosh, why did we not realize it sooner? intrinsic a. 固有的,本质的,内在的 A: I don’t mean to intrude, but can I join your conversation? B: Don’t worry, you are not interrupting anything private. intrude vi. 侵入,侵扰,打扰 A: My intuition told me that he is bad news. B: Yes, I never trusted him either. intuition n. 直觉 A: I am afraid this is the only piece of identification that I have. B: But it is out of date which makes it invalid. invalid a. 1.(指法律上)无效的,作废的;2.无可靠根据的,站不住脚的 n. (需要有人照顾的)病弱者,残疾者 A: Your help was invaluable to me, thanks. B: Don’t mention it, it was my pleasure. invaluable a. 非常宝贵的,极为贵重的,无价的 A: Invariably the car broke down on the way to my exam. B: Typical! What did you do? invariably ad. 不变地,始终如一地,总是 A: I would like to have an inventory of all the furniture in the house before I move in. B: Certainly, that can be arranged. inventory n. 详细目录,存货清单 make inventory 清查存货,存货盘存;调查;评价 A: I can’t get the lid off this jar, Mum. B: Try inverting it and then bang the jar on the floor. invert vt. 使倒转,使倒置,使颠倒 A: Ironically, I missed the plane even though I was at the airport two hours in advance. B: I call that unlucky! ironically ad. 1.具有讽刺意味地;2.嘲讽地,挖苦地 A: Do you think Jack is a good comedian? B: No, he relies too heavily on irony. irony n. 1.反语,冷嘲;2.具有讽刺意味的事,嘲弄 A: Irrespective of the weather, I think we should still go sailing. B: But what if there is a thunder storm? irrespective a. (of) 不考虑的,不顾及的 A: Despite the dry weather, I am amazed at how many crops the farmers are growing. B: That is because they have developed an extensive and efficient irrigation system. irrigation n. 灌溉 A: My little sister always irritates me. B: Mine is also very annoying. irritate vt. 1.使恼怒,使烦躁;2.使(身体某部分)不适,使疼痛 A: Is Iran a Christian country? B: No, it is Islamic. Islamic a. 伊斯兰教的,伊斯兰教信徒的 A: The isle where we camped was just one hour by boat off shore. B: Were there any inhabitants on it? isle n. 小岛,岛 A: I’m itching to travel. B: Perhaps you can go away following your studies. itch vi. 1.痒,发痒;2.渴望,热望 vt. 使发痒   A: Your necklace is very unusual. B: That’s because it is made out of ivory. ivory n. 1.象牙;2.象牙色,乳白色 A: I need to cut back the ivy from my windows. B: Yes, it tends to grow at a rapid rate. ivy n. 常春藤 J A: I need to change the wheel of my car, I have a flat. B: I’ll help, do you have a jack ? jack n. 千斤顶 vt. 1.用千斤顶顶起;2。停止,放弃;3。提高,增加 A: What type of stone is your ring? B: It is jade , quite rare. jade n. 1。玉,翡翠;2。浅绿(色) A: Did you understand the article I gave you? B: No, there was too much jargon and terms that I had not seen before. jargon n. 术语,行话 A: I’m going to rent a jeep for the weekend and drive to the mountains. B: Great idea, can I come? jeep n. 吉普车 A: No, I’m not going to cheat on the exam. B: Good, there is no point in jeopardising your degree. jeopardise vt. 危机,损害 A: You nearly hit Andrew on the head. B: Good thing that he jerked just in time to miss it. jerk vt. 使猝然一动,猛拉 vi. 猝然一动 n. 急推,急拉,急扭 A: What would you like for your birthday? B: Some new jewellery would be nice, maybe a necklace. jewellery n. 珠宝,首饰 A: You’re so small you would make an excellent jockey . B: Oh, I don’t like horse riding. jockey n. 1。骑师;2。[美俚]驾驶员,(机器等的)操作手 vi. (for) 谋取 vt. 劝说,诱使 A: I go for a short jog around the lake every night. B: You must be very fit. jog v. / n. 1。慢跑;2。(尤指不正当地)轻轻碰撞 jog sb.’s memory 唤起某人的记忆 A: Mr. Smith has a jolly sense of humour, B: Yes, I have always found him to be very pleasant. jolly a. 快乐的,高兴的,愉快的 ad. 很,非常 vt. 劝服,哄 A: Was the car damaged in the accident? B: No, it just got a slight jolt . There was no damage done. jolt vt. 1。使颠簸,使摇晃;2。使震惊 vi. 颠簸,摇晃 n. 1。震动,摇动,颠簸;2。震惊 A: The judicial proceedings will take place after all the evidence has been collected. B: How long do you think that will take? judicial a. 1。司法的,法庭的,审判的;2。明断的,公正的 A: Shall I pour the milk into a jug ? B: Yes, if you can find a clean one! jug n. 1。大罐,壶;2。一大罐(壶)的容量 A: I’m trying to juggle two jobs at once. B: That must be difficult, how do you manage? juggle v. 1。(用球等)玩杂耍;2。尽力应付,力图平衡;3。篡改(数字等)以图掩盖 A: There is a jumbo edition of the magazine out this week. B: Are you sure you will have time to read it? jumbo a. 特大的,巨型的 n. 大型喷气式飞机 A: The traffic lights on the main junction are out this week. B: Are you sure you will have time to read it ? junction n. 联结点,(道路等的)会合点,枢纽 A: What are you doing in your room? B: I’m trying to clear it of all the junk I have collected over the years. junk n. 废旧物品,破烂 vt. 丢弃,废弃 A: What are you doing in this part of town? B: Sir, it is my new jurisdiction . jurisdiction n. 1。司法权,审判权,裁判权;2。权力,管辖权; 3。权限,管辖范围 A: Sorry, Sir, my dog ate my homework. B: That is not adequate justification for being late again. justification n. 正当的理由,借口 A: John was taken to the juvenile court for the hearing. B: Oh, that is right he is only 14 and too young to be on trial in the central court. juvenile a. 1。少年的,少年特有的;2。幼稚的,不成熟的 n. 未成年人,少年 K A: I dreamt I was kidnapped by a gang of thieves. B: You were not dreaming! kidnap vt. 绑架,诱拐 A: Doctor, I have a severe pain in my lower back. B: It may be your kidneys , let me check. kidney n. 肾,肾脏 A: Who is your next of kin ? B: My father. kin n. [总称]亲属,家属 A: I’ve hurt myself, do you have a bandage? B: Yeah, there is one in the first aid kit. kit n. 1。成套的工具,(适应特定需要的)成套用品 vt.(out) 装备 A: I just bought a new kitten , she is very cute. B: She may be now, but she will soon grow up! kitten n. 小猫 A: You are my knight in shining armor. B: Well, that makes you my princess. knight n. 1。(中世纪)骑士;2。爵士;3。(国际象棋中)马 vt. 封……为爵士 A: Did you make this blanket? B: Yes, it took three weeks to knit . knit vt. 1。编结,编织;2。使紧密地结合,使紧凑;3。皱紧,皱(眉) vi. 1。编织,编结;2。(骨折)愈合 A: The potatoes are best with a knob of butter. B: Oh, but I don’t like potatoes or butter. knob n. 1。(门、抽屉的)球形把手,球形柄;2。(收音机等的)旋扭;3。小块 A: What happened to your knuckles ? They are bleeding. B: Oh, I cycled in a wall and grazed them. knuckle n. 指节 vi. 1. (down) 开始努力工作;2.(under)屈服 L  A: Be careful, your laces are undone. B: Oh, I never learned how to tie them properly. lace n. 1.网眼花边,透空织品,花边;2.鞋带,系带 vt. (up) 用系带束紧 A: Sorry I’m late, my alarm did not go off on time. B: That is a lame excuse, don’t let it happen again. lame a. 1.跛的,瘸的;2.站不住脚的,差劲的,蹩脚的 A: I am lamenting the loss of my dear friend. B: Goodness, what happened to him? lament vt. 1.哀悼,痛惜;2.抱怨,为...而遗憾 vi. 哀悼,悲痛 n. 挽歌,悼词 A: I am going to the lake to float some lanterns . B: It would be best to wait until it is dark. lantern n. 灯笼,提灯 A: I saw my father again after a lapse of twenty years. B: That must have been an emotional meeting. lapse n. 1.失误,疏忽;2.(时间的)流逝,间隔;3.(兴趣等的)减少,(信心的)丧失;4.陷入(或进入)(某种状态)(into) vi. 1.终止,失效;2.(into)陷入(或进入)...状态 A: Stop annoying your brother. B: Don’t lash out at me, he was the one that started it. lash v. 1.(用绳索等)将(物品)系牢;2.鞭打,抽打,(风,雨等)猛烈打击;3.猛烈抨击,严厉斥责 n. 1.鞭子,鞭端绳索(或皮条);2.鞭打;3.眼睫毛;4.鞭梢 lash out (at) 猛烈抨击 A: I know you have the ability to do the task, it is latent within you. B: But I am not so confident that it is there. latent a. 潜在的,隐伏的,不易察觉的 A: On what line of latitude is France? B: Well, it will span several lines, but you should check in an atlas for the exact figures. latitude n. 1.纬度;2.[pl.]纬度地区;3.(言语,行动等的)回旋余地,自由 A: Did you enjoy the wedding? B: Indeed, it was a very lavish affair. lavish a. 1.过分丰富的,无节制的;2.过分慷慨的,浪费的 vt. (on,upon) 慷慨地给予,挥霍 A: Was our teacher also a priest? B: No, he was just a layman . layman n. 门外汉,外行 A: There were a lot of layoffs recently in my town. B: That will be hard on the families in the region, do you think they will be able to find new jobs? layoff n. (尤指临时)解雇 A: Could you please give me some additional information about your organization? B: Certainly, this leaflet has all the details that you will need. leaflet n. 传单,散页印刷品,小册子 v. (向...)散发传单(或小册子) A: Have you seen my shoes, Mum? B: Yes, they are drying on the window ledge . ledge n. 1.岩架,岩石突出部;2.架状突出物,壁架 A: Mr. Smart had a full and an interesting life. B: Yes, he indeed left a legacy . legacy n. 遗赠的财物,遗产 A: I am fascinated with ancient folk tales and legends . B: Yes, there are some wonderful stories that survived the ages. legend n. 1.传说,传奇故事;2.传奇人物 A: This time, Sir, I have a legitimate excuse for being late, I was ill. B: Do you have a doctor’s note to prove it? legitimate a. 1.合情合理的;2.合法的,法律认可的 vt. 使合法 A: Would you like a glass of lemonade ? B: Oh, yes please, that sounds very refreshing. lemonade n. 1.柠檬水;2.汽水 A: Even though you have been naughty, I will be lenient just this one time. B: Thanks, Mum, and I promise not to do it again. lenient a. 宽大的,仁慈的 A: Do you need anything from the shops? B: Yes, I’d need to make a salad. Could you buy some lettuce please? lettuce n. 莴苣,生菜 A: I can’t open the window. B: Here is a stick, use it as a lever to force it open. lever n. 1.杠,杠杆;2.途径,工具,手段 vt. (用杠杆)撬动,撬起 A: My boss never gives much leverage , I don’t think I’ll be able to get the day off work. B: Oh, at least try one last time. leverage n. 1.力量,影响,手段,优势;2.杠杆作用,杠杆的力量 A: The government has increased the levy on imports. B: By what percentage? levy vt. 征收(税等) n. 征税,税款 A: You are a liability around the house. B: I’m not dangerous. I’m just energetic. liability n. 1.责任;2.[pl.]负债,债务;3.不利条件,起妨碍作用的人(或物) A: Lilies are my favourite kind of flower. B: Oh, mine too! lily n. 百合,百合花 A: I arrive to the ball by limousine . B: Oh, I could not afford one, so I came by bus! limousine n. 轿车 A: Sarah has a very limp handshake. B: Yes, I don’t think that she is confident in herself. limp a. 1.软弱的,无生气的,无精神的;2.软的,松沓的 vi. 一瘸一拐地走,蹒跚 n. 跛行 A: Have you done linear equations in math class yet? B: No, I think we cover them next year. linear a. 1.线的,直线的,线状的;2.长度的;3.线性的 A: Is your shirt made from cotton or linen ? B: I am not sure what kind of fabric it is. linen n. 1.日用织品,亚麻织品;2.亚麻布 A: I worked on a cruise liner for three months. B: Sounds exotic, but I’m sure that it was hard work! liner n. 1.大客轮;2.(化妆用)眼线膏,眼线笔,描唇笔;3.衬里 A: What would you like to do this morning? B: Just linger in bed a while longer. linger vi. 1.(因不愿意离开而)继续逗留,留恋徘徊;2.(on)继续存留,缓慢消失 A: I had a problem learning how to speak correctly when I was a child. B: Oh, I also had some linguistic problems. linguistic a. 语言的,语言学的 A: Is that lipstick on your collar? B: No, it is just tomato sauce, trust me! lipstick n. 唇膏,口红 A: What do you do in your spare time? B: I’m involved in a literacy project, teaching kids how to read. literacy n. 识字,有文化,读写能力 A: You should try to look beyond literal translations of the poem. B: But it is too difficult for me. literal a. 1.照字面的,原义的;2.逐字的 A: You should not take everything that I say literally . B: Well, you should be more direct. literally n. 1.逐字地,照原文,照字面地;2.确实地,真正地;3.简直 A: My grandmother was the only literate girl in her family. B: She was lucky to get an education. literate a. 1.有读写能力的;2.有文化修养的 A: Please put your litter in the bin. B: Oh, I can’t see one. litter n. 1.废弃物,被胡乱扔掉的东西;2.一窝(仔,崽);3.(一堆)杂乱的东西 vt. 乱扔东西于 vi. 乱扔废弃物 A: The livestock on my farm are doing very well. B: How many cows and sheep do you have in total? livestock n. [总称]家畜,牲畜 A: Were you out in the sun? B: Yes, I got burnt and I look like a lobster . lobster n. 龙虾 A: Are there any libraries in your locality ? B: No, but there is one in the next town. locality n. 地区,地点 A: Oh no, I left my watch in the locker in the gym. B: You better go back and get it. locker n. (公共场所供个人使用的)寄物柜 A: I’m interested in early locomotive travel. B: I have never really been interested in trains myself. locomotive n. 机车 A: You have very lofty ideals. B: No, I just have high expectations of myself. lofty a. 1.高傲的,傲慢的;2.崇高的,高尚的;3.高耸的,极高的 A: My family has never enjoyed longevity . B: But you are lucky, you are already 91! longevity n. 1.长寿;2.寿命 A: What line of longitude are the Falkland Islands located on? B: Not sure, you better check a map. longitude n. 经度 A: My grandmother made all her clothing on a loom . B: Did she teach you how to use it? loom n. 织布机 vi. 1.阴森地逼近,隐现,赫然耸现;2.即将来临 A: What did you do with the stolen loot ? B: I hid the money in a secret location. loot n. 赃物,战利品,掠夺物 v. 抢劫,劫掠,掠夺 A: My skin is too dry, it must be because of the hot weather. B: Here is some lotion , rub it on to help. lotion n. 洗液,洗济,护肤液 A: Whether I win or lose is a lottery . B: Are you sure there is nothing you can do to increase your chances of winning? lottery n. 1.抽彩给奖法;2.碰运气的事,难于算计的事 A: This is an unusual dish, what is the main ingredient? B: It is made from lotus leaves. lotus n. 莲,莲花 A: They will announce the match results over the loudspeaker . B: We had better pay more attention then. loudspeaker n. 扬声器,喇叭 A: Did you see my scarf, Dad? B: Yes, it is the lounge , near the TV. lounge n. 休息厅,休息室 vi. 1.(懒洋洋地)倚,(懒散地)躺;2.闲逛,闲荡 A: The brakes on my bike are not working. B: Perhaps you need to lubricate them. lubricate vt. 使润滑 A: I just landed a new lucrative job. B: Great, would you like to share some of your hard earned cash with me? lucrative a. 赚钱的,可获利的 A: I had to close my shop. Business had lulled . B: That is such a shame. lull vt. 1.使安静,使入睡;2.缓和,减轻,哄骗 n. 暂时的平息(或平静) A: I will have to lumber a clearing in the forest. B: Oh, are you sure it is necessary to cut down the trees? lumber vi. 笨拙地移动,缓慢吃力地移动 vt. 拖累,使陷入困境 n. 1.(堆放着的)家用废旧杂物;2.木材,不料,锯制板 A: The room was luminous with the light. B: It must have looked beautiful, especially in the evening. luminous a. 发光的,发亮的,光明的 A: I’d like to make a lunar landing some day. B: I’d also love to visit the moon. lunar a. 月的,月球的 A: Why did you move to the city? B: I was lured by the bright lights. lure vt. 吸引,引诱,诱惑 n. 1.吸引力,诱惑物;2.诱饵,鱼饵 A: You have a strong lust for power. B: Yes, I consider myself ambitious. lust n. 1.(强烈的)性欲,淫欲 vi. (after, for) 对...有强烈的欲望 A: Shakespeare wrote exceptional lyric poetry. B: I agree, his work is amazing, Jack. lyric a. 抒情的 n. [常pl.]歌词 M A: Has the case been closed yet? B: No, the magistrate still needs to decide the outcome. magistrate n. 地方行政官,地方法官,治安官 A: I am unable to read the small print in the book. B: It seems you need to magnify it. magnify vt. 1.放大,扩大;2.夸大,夸张 A: That was a terrible storm. B: Indeed, but it is too early to determine the magnitude of the damage. magnitude n. 1.重要性,重大;2.巨大,广大 A: A young fair maiden like you shouldn’t be single. B: That is because I am a young fair independent maiden. maiden n. 少女,年轻姑娘,未婚女子 a. 首次的,初次的 A: You look majestic sitting on that high chair. B: Yes, I am pretending to be the king! majestic a. 雄伟的,壮丽的,庄严的,高贵的 A: Please cook me dinner now. B: Yes, your majesty, I’m at your service. majesty n.  1.[M-]陛下(对帝王,王后的尊称);2.雄伟,壮丽,庄严 A: Doctor, I traveled to Africa and I think I caught malaria. B: Did you take any medicine as a precaution? malaria n.  疟疾 A: I hate you! B: Why are you so full of malice? malice n. 恶意,怨恨 A: I’m afraid that the test results have come back and your lump is malignant. B: That means it’s serious, doesn’t it, doctor? malignant a. 1.恶性的,致命的;2.恶意的,恶毒的 A: I’m going shopping in the mall this afternoon, want to join me? B: No, thanks, I have plans already. mall n. (由许多商店组成的)购物中心 A: That child looks very unhealthy. B: Yes, he does not have enough to eat. He is suffering from malnutrition. malnutrition n. 营养不良 A: What distinguishes mammals from other animals, teacher? B: Mammals feed their young on milk. mammal n. 哺乳动物 A: I was able to park the car in one single maneuver. B: Well done, you have improved. maneuver n. 1.谨慎而熟练的动作;2.策略,花招;3.[pl.]演习 vt. 1.设法使变动位置;2.(敏捷或巧妙地)操纵,控制 vi. 1.设法变动位置;2.用策略,耍花招 A: Are you telling me you saw a ghost? B: Yes, it manifested itself on me during the night. manifest a. 明显的,显然的,明了的 vt. 1.显示,表明,证明;2.使显现,使显露 A: I’m not able to untie this knot. B: If you manipulate the knot a bit more you may be able to open it. manipulate vt. 1.操纵,控制,影响;2.(熟练地)操作,使用 A: I just bought the new house. B: That is too big to be a house. It is a mansion. mansion n. 大厦,(豪华的)宅邸 A: I discovered an ancient manuscript. B: Are you going to donate it to the library? manuscript n. 1.手稿,原稿,底稿;2.手写本 A: What type of tree is that? B: I think it is a maple maple n. 槭树,枫树,槭木 A: I really dislike Stephanie. B: Don’t try to mar me with your negative impressions of her before I even meet her. mar vt. 破坏,毁坏 A: I’m getting a new fireplace installed. B: Is it the marble one you had your eye on? marble n. 1.大理石;2.(用玻璃、石头等制成的)弹子;3.[pl.]弹子游戏 A: The mare is expecting her foal in three weeks. B: Oh! I thought a mare was a male horse, silly me! mare n. 母马,母驴 A: Did you do well in the exam, Sir? B: Yes, you only made some marginal errors. marginal a. 1.微小的,少量的,不重要的;2.仅以微弱多数票获胜的;3.记(或引)在页边的,有旁注的 A: Have you ever smoked marijuana? B: No, I have never tried drugs. marijuana n. 大麻,大麻烟 A: What is your marital status? B: I am married. marital a. 婚姻的,夫妻的 A: I’m going to visit the maritime museum this afternoon. B: I assume that it is the one by the sea. maritime a. 1.海的,海事的,航海的;2.近海的,海的 A: It rained so much. My garden is like a marsh. B: Don’t worry, it will dry out soon. marsh n. 沼泽,湿地 A: I was a marshal in the army for 11 years. B: Gosh, that is a high rank, you must have worked hard to get there. marshal n. 1.元帅,最高指挥官;2.(某些群众活动的)总指挥,司仪;3.(美国的)执法官,警察局长,消防队长 vt. 整理,排列,集结 A: I read that the ancient Romans were martial people. B: I’m not sure if they were inclined to war. martial a. 战争的,军事的,武术的 A: The sunset is amazing. B: Yes, I am sitting here marveling at it right now. marvel vi. (at) 惊叹,赞佩 vt. 对...感到惊异 n. 令人惊异(或不可思议)的事,奇迹 A: That girl looks particularly masculine. B: Maybe it is because she lifts weights. masculine a. 1.男性的,男子的;2.男子气的 A: Shall I mash your potatoes? B: No, thanks, I like them whole. mash vt. (up) 把...捣成糊状 n. 糊状物 A: The soldiers massacred each other with gunfire during the war. B: Do you know how many people were killed? massacre vt. 1.大规模屠杀,残杀;2.彻底击败 n. 1.大屠杀,残杀;2.(比赛等)残败 A: I had a wonderful body massage last night. B: Was it painful? massage n. 按摩,推拿 vt. 给...按摩 A: What flag is that hoisted on the mast? B: It is the national flag. Don’t you recognize it? mast n. 1.船桅,桅杆,旗杆;2.天线杆 A: Your book is a masterpiece, well done. B: Thanks, I hope that the publishers think so , too. masterpiece n. 杰作 A: I would love to have a baby soon. A: That sounds like your maternal instincts talking! maternal a. 1.母亲的,母亲般的;2.母系的,母方的 A: Did you put your money in the bank? B: No, I hid it under the mattress. mattress n. 褥垫,床垫 A: I love walking in the meadows in spring. B: Me too, the fields are best at that time of year. meadow n. 草地 A: My brothers are having a serious argument. B: Are you going to mediate in the hope of solving it? mediate vi. (in, between) 调解,周旋 vt. 1.经调解解决;2.经周旋促成 A: I visited several medieval castles while in France. B: So that means they date from the Middle Ages, correct? medieval a. 中世纪的,中古(时代)的 A: I try to practice meditation at least once a day. B: Oh, I can never sit still for long periods. meditation n. 1.默想,默念;2.沉思,冥想,沉思录 A: Why are you looking so melancholy, Rory? B: I just lost my job. melancholy a. 忧郁的,使人忧郁的,悲伤的 n. 忧郁,悲伤 A: The atmosphere at the party was exceptionally mellow. B: Yes, all the guests were very relaxed. mellow a. 1.(颜色或声音)柔和的;2(水果)熟透的,甘美多汁的,(酒)芳醇的;3.成熟的,老练的,稳健的;4.高兴的,微醉的 v. 1.(使)变得柔和;2.(使)成熟;3.(使)变得香醇 A: Sing along to this melody. B: I would, but I haven’t a note in my head. melody n. 1.旋律,曲调;2.悦耳的音乐 A: Would you like to try some melon? B: I’d love to, is it sweet? melon n. 瓜,甜瓜 A: Does Kelly know where to meet us? B: Yeah, I left a memo for her. memo n. 备忘录 A: You have had such an interesting life, you should write your memoirs. B: I’ve already started them. memoir n. 1.[pl.]回忆录,自传;2.记事录 A: Do we have to memorise the whole poem, Sir? B: No, only the first two verses. memorise v. 记住,熟记 A: Get out from the kitchen, you are such a menace. B: Sorry, I was only trying to help. menace n. 1.具有危险性的人(或物);2.威胁,威吓 vt. 威胁,威吓 A: I do not understand Robin’s mentality. B: Yeah, she has some strange ideas sometimes. mentality n. 心态,思想方法 A: All of the merchandise in the shop is half price today. B: Oh, let’s go in! merchandise n. [总称]商品,货物 vt. 买卖,经营 A: Be careful, there is mercury in the thermometer. B: Don’t worry, I will be careful. mercury n. 1,水银,汞;2[M-][罗神]墨丘利 A: I think our ideas are beginning to merge. B: I think that is because we have spent so much time together. merge v. (使)结合,(使)合并,(使)合为一体 A: Can you bring this note to your Mum? B: No, I am not your messenger. messenger n. 送信人,信使 A: This car is a little more expensive because of the metallic paint. B: I think it is worth is though. metallic a. 1.金属的,金属制的;2.有金属特性的,像金属的 A: Now, please pick out the main metaphors in the poem. B: Can you give us a clue, teacher? metaphor n. 1.隐喻;2.象征 A: You are very methodical. B: I just like to be organized. methodical a. 1.有条理的,井然的;2.办事有条不紊的 A: You were meticulous about the details of our trip. B: I just wanted everything to go smoothly. meticulous a. 极其仔细的,一丝不苟的 A: Shall we take the bus? B: No, the metro will be quicker. metro. n. 地铁 A: Did you report the crime? B: Yeah, straight away to the metropolitan police. metropolitan a. 大城市的,大都会的 A: You are a great violinist. B: I agree, I think we have a star in our midst. midst n. 中部,中间,当中 in the midst of  1.在...之中;2.正当...的时候 A: I am making a film about migrant workers in the city. B: That will be so interesting. I can’t wait to see it when it is finished. migrant n. 1.移居者,移民;2.候鸟,迁移动物 A: These birds migrate south in the winter every year? B: I’d like to go to warmer places also! migrate vi. 1.(候鸟等)迁徙,移栖;2.移居(尤指移居国外),迁移 A: Even though this car is old, the mileage is not very high. B: I shall buy it so. mileage n. 1.里程,英里数;2.好处,利润 A: A militant  group of reformers attempted to overthrow the government. B: Were they successful? militant  a. 激进的,好斗的 n. 激进分子,斗士 A: I want to be a millionaire  some day. B: Well, you will either have to win the Lottery or work very hard. millionaire  n. 百万富翁,大富翁 A: The flavours in this soup have mingled  well. B: Yes, it is delicious. mingle  vt. 使混合,使相混 vi. 1.相交往,相往来;2.混合起来,相混合 A: I bought a miniature  house for my doll. B: And when you are old enough you will be able to buy a normal sized one! miniature  a. 小型的,微小的 n. 1.微小的模型,缩影;2.微型画,微型人物像 in miniature  小规模,小型 A: We will rent a minibus  to take us to the match. B: Are you sure we won’t all fit in a car? minibus  n. 小型公共汽车 A: Margaret, you always do the minimal  amount of work. B: Sorry, I will try harder from now on. minimal  a. 最小的,最低限度的 A: Shall I turn the computer off? B: No just minimize  the current screen. minimize  vt. 1.使减少(或缩小)到最低限度;2.极力贬低,对...做最低估计 A: Would you like a mint ? B: No thanks, I have just brushed my teeth. mint  n. 1.薄荷;2.铸币厂 vt. 1.铸造(硬币);2.创造(词,词组等) A: I’m surprised to see you so soon after your accident. B: Yes, the doctors said I made a miraculous  recovery. miraculous  a. 奇迹般的,不可思议的 A: I hope you are not up to mischief  in there, Son. B: No Dad, I’m only playing a video game. mischief  n. 1.恶作剧,胡闹,捣蛋;2.淘气,顽皮;3.损害,伤害,危害 A: My grandfather encountered a lot of misery  during his lifetime. B: Yes, I am glad that I was not born back them. misery  n. 1.痛苦,苦恼,苦难;2.悲惨的境遇,贫苦 A: It rained heavily on my wedding day. B: Oh, what a misfortune ! misfortune  n. 1.不幸,厄运,逆境;2.不幸事故,灾难,灾祸 A: Aside from some slight misgivings , I think Mrs. Jones should have the job. B: Actually I think she is perfect for it. misgiving  n. 疑虑,担忧,害怕 A: I was educated in South Africa by some missionaries . B: Oh, what country were they from? missionary  n. 传教士 A: I think David has a mistress . B: No, he is happily married. mistress  n. 1.情妇;2.主妇,女主人 A: But I don’t want to do the washing up. B: The sooner you stop moaning , the quicker it will get done. moan  vi. 1.呻吟,呜咽;2.(about)抱怨,发牢骚 vt. 抱怨 n. 1.呻吟声,呜咽声;2.怨声,牢骚
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