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ability
 
n. Syn. capacity; skill
(能力,才幹) capacity; skill
ablaze
 
a. Syn. burning; radiant; bright
(著火的,燃燒的,閃耀的) burning; radiant; bright; keenly excited ; resembling flame in brilliance or color
abolish
 
v. Syn. cancel; annul
(廢除) cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
abolitionist
 
n.
(廢奴主義者) a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
abound
 
v.
(充滿,富於) be full of; be plentiful
abrupt
 
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
(突然的,意外的) broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
absorb
 
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
(吸收,合併) assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
abut
 
v. Syn. adjoin
(毗鄰) border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
academician
 
n.
(學會會員,院士,學者) a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
access
 
n. Syn. approach
(接觸,接近(的機會)) approach; entry; entrance
accessibility
 
n.
(易接近,可達到) attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
accessory
 
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
(附件) additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
acclaim
 
v. Syn. applaud
(讚揚,表揚) applaud; announce with great approval
accompaniment
 
n.
(伴奏) act of accompanying someone or something
accompanying
 
a. Syn. attendant; concomitant
(陪伴的,伴隨的) attendant; concomitant
accomplishment
 
n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
(成就) achievement; fulfillment
accordion
 
n.
(手風琴) a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
account
 
n. Syn. report; description
(說明,解釋) narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
accredit
 
v. Syn. authorize; commission
(授權) authorize; commission; give credit for
accuse
 
v. Syn. blame; condemn
(指責,歸咎) blame; condemn
acquisition
 
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
(獲得) act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
acronym
 
n. Syn. abbreviation
(首字母縮寫詞) abbreviation
addict
 
v.
(使上癮,使沉溺) cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
addictive
 
a.
((使人)上癮的) causing or characterized by addiction
additive
 
n. Syn. addition; supplement
(添加劑) addition; supplement
adjacent
 
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
(鄰近的,毗鄰的) adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
adjoin
 
v. Syn. attach
(毗連,臨近,貼近) be next to; be contiguous to; border on
adjust
 
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
(調整,使適於) adapt; regulate
adobe
 
n. Syn. clay; brick
(泥磚,土坯) clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick
adolescent
 
n.
(青少年) a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
adopt
 
v. Syn. accept
(採用,採納) accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
adoption
 
n.
(採用) act of accepting with approval
advent
 
n. Syn. arrival
(到來,出現) coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
affiliate
 
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
(使隸屬,接納為成員) associate; incorporate
affirm
 
v. Syn. assert; confirm
(斷言,證實,確認) assert; confirm
affliction
 
n. Syn. calamity; distress; misfortune; pain
(痛苦) cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
affordable
 
a.
(負擔得起的,便宜的) able to pay for
agitation
 
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
(焦慮,不安,鼓動,煽動) anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance
air
 
v.
(空氣,空中) be broadcast on television or radio
airborne
 
a. Syn. aloft
(空氣傳播的,空運的,空降的) aloft; flying; in the air
alignment
 
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
(排列,聯合,聯盟) arrangement; association; alliance
allocate
 
v. Syn. assign
(分配,制定) assign; distribute according to plan
alloy
 
v. Syn. combine; mix
(混合,減少純度) combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
ally
 
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
(聯盟,同盟者) confederate; partner; collaborator
aloof
 
a. Syn. apart; distant
(分離,保留) apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
amaze
 
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
(使吃驚,使驚嘆) astonish; affect with wonder
amazing
 
a. Syn. awesome; astounding; surprising
(令人驚異的) awesome; astounding; surprising
ambition
 
n. Syn. aspiration
(雄心,抱負) aspiration
ambitious
 
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
(有雄心的,渴望成功的) aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
amend
 
v. Syn. correct; improve
(修訂,修改,變更) change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
amendment
 
n. Syn. correction; revision
(改正,修正) correction; revision
amplification
 
n.
(擴大) addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
amplify
 
v. Syn. intensify; increase
(放大) broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase
analogous
 
a. Syn. comparable
(類似的) comparable; similar or alike
analyze
 
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
(分析,分解) diagnose; examine
anatomy
 
n. Syn. dissection
(解剖,解剖學) detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
ancestral
 
a.
(祖先的,祖傳的) inherited or inheritable by established rules
annex
 
v. Syn. attach
(接手) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
annihilate
 
v. Syn. destroy
(毀滅,破壞) destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
annoying
 
a. Syn. bothersome; troublesome; irritating
(惱人的,討厭的,使人憤怒的) bothersome; troublesome; irritating
antedate
 
v.
(填更早的日期,早於,先於) be earlier in time; go back further
anthology
 
n. Syn. collection
(選集) book of literary selections by various authors
antibiotic
 
a. Syn. antibacterial
(抗菌的,抗生的) of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
anticipate
 
v. Syn. expect; predict
(預期,預料) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
antique
 
n. Syn. relic; curio
(古董) any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
apologize
 
v.
(道歉) beg pardon
appeal
 
n. Syn. attraction; charm
(吸引力) attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
appealing
 
a. Syn. attractive; charming
(動人的,媚人的) attractive; charming
appetite
 
n. Syn. desire
(胃口,食慾) instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
applaud
 
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
(喝彩,歡呼) acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
applicant
 
n. Syn. candidate
(申請人) candidate
application
 
n. Syn. diligence
(勤奮的付出,密切關注) close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
appoint
 
v. Syn. designate; nominate
(任命,選派) designate; nominate
appraisal
 
n. Syn. assessment; evaluation
(評價,估價) assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
appreciable
 
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
(很大的,值得重視的) considerable; perceptible
appreciate
 
v. Syn. admire; value
(感激,增值,賞識) be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
approach
 
n. Syn. access; method
(方法) access; method
appropriate
 
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
(獲得,挪用,據為己有) acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
approximate
 
v. Syn. approach
(接近,近似) approach; come near
approximately
 
ad. Syn. about; roughly
(近似地,大約) about; roughly
aquatic
 
a. Syn. watery
(與水有關係的) consisting of, relating to, or being in water
arc
 
n.
(弧形,拱形) continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape
arduous
 
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
(努力,奮發) demanding great effort or labor; difficult
armory
 
n. Syn. arsenal
(紋章,兵工廠,軍械庫) arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured
arrangement
 
n. Syn. composition; order
(排列,安排) composition; order
ascend
 
v. Syn. climb; mount
((漸漸)上升,升高,攀登) climb; mount
ascending
 
a. Syn. climbing; rising
(上升的,向上的) climbing; rising
asphyxiate
 
v.
((使)無法呼吸,窒息而死) deprive of oxygen to the extent of producing death or very serious symptoms; suffocate
aspiration
 
n. Syn. ambition; longing
(雄心,抱負) ambition; longing
aspiring
 
a. Syn. ambitious; enthusiastic
(有抱負的,有理想的,積極向上的) ambitious; enthusiastic
assault
 
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
((武力)襲擊,(口頭)攻擊) attack; onslaught
assemblage
 
n.
(集合,組合) a group of persons together in one place
assert
 
v. Syn. declare
(斷言) declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
assess
 
v. Syn. estimate; judge
(估計,估算,評估,評價) estimate value; judge worth of something
assessment
 
n. Syn. evaluation; judgment
(評價,評估,判斷) act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
assistance
 
n.
(協助,援助) activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
assuredly
 
ad. Syn. certainly; undoubtedly
(確實地,確信地) certainly; undoubtedly
astonished
 
a.
(驚訝的) amazed; surprised
astound
 
v. Syn. surprise; shock
(使驚異) affect with wonder; surprise; shock
astronomer
 
n.
(天文學家) a physicist who studies astronomy
astronomy
 
n.
(天文學) branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole
atmosphere
 
n. Syn. air
(大氣,大氣層,(某地的)空氣) air
atom
 
n.
(原子) a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
attachment
 
n. Syn. preference; affection
(依戀,喜歡) a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory
attain
 
v. Syn. gain
(獲得,完成) achieve or accomplish; gain
attend
 
v.
(參加,入學) be present at; go to; take care of; tend
attendance
 
n.
(出席,出席的人數) act of being present
attendant
 
n. Syn. aide; servant
(侍者,護理人員) aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
attention
 
n. Syn. concentration; care
(注意,重視,關心) act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
attire
 
n. Syn. clothing; dress
(穿著,服飾(正規服裝的總稱)) clothing; dress
attraction
 
n. Syn. affinity; appeal
(吸引,吸引人的事物) appeal; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
attractive
 
a. Syn. appealing; pleasing; inviting; intriguing; tempting
(吸引人的,有魅力的) appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
auditorium
 
n.
(聽眾席,觀眾席) area of theater or concert hall where audience sits
autobiography
 
n.
(自傳) biography or story written by yourself
available
 
a. Syn. free
(自由的,有空的) convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
avocation
 
n. Syn. sideline; hobby
(副業,業餘愛好) activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
awkward
 
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
(笨拙的,不靈活的) difficult to handle or manage
backdrop
 
n. Syn. background; setting
(舞台背景,背景) background; setting
balance
 
n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
(平衡) being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability
ballet
 
n.
(芭蕾舞) a sort of theatrical representation by dancers
bandmaster
 
n.
(樂隊指揮) conductor of a band
bang
 
n.
(發出砰的一聲,重擊) a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success
bankrupt
 
v.
(破產,生意失敗) cause to become financially ruin; ruin
bar
 
n. Syn. caf‚
(吧,酒吧) a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
barbecue
 
n.
(烤肉野餐) a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
barn
 
n.
(穀倉,畜棚) an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
baroque
 
a. Syn. embellished; elaborate
(華麗的) complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape
barren
 
a. Syn. desolate
(荒蕪的,貧瘠的) desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
basement
 
n. Syn. cellar
(地下室) cellar; storage room
basin
 
n.
(盆,盆地) bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids
beaded
 
a.
(以珠裝飾的,珠狀的) covered with beads of liquid
behavior
 
n. Syn. conduct; manner
(舉止,行為) conduct; manner
beleaguer
 
v. Syn. harass
(攻擊,使煩惱) besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops
belie
 
v. Syn. contradict
(掩飾,造成假象,矛盾) contradict; give a false impression
bellows
 
n.
(風箱) a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
benefit
 
n. Syn. welfare; gain
(利益,好處) advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
betray
 
v. Syn. reveal
(出賣,背叛) be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
bicameral
 
a. Syn. cameral
(兩院立法制的) composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches
biography
 
n.
(傳記) an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life
bison
 
n.
(美洲或歐洲的野牛) any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns
blame
 
v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
(譴責,責備) condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure
blaze
 
n. Syn. flame
(燃燒,照耀) brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame
bleak
 
a. Syn. cold; cheerless
(陰冷的,寒冷的,沒有指望的,令人沮喪的) cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
blend
 
n. Syn. combination; mixture
(混合,摻混) combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture
blight
 
v.
(阻止生長,使枯萎,毀壞) blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
bluff
 
a.
(心直口快) direct and outspoken but good-natured
blush
 
v.
(臉紅,羞愧) become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
board
 
n. Syn. lumber; plank
(委員會, (薄而平的)木板) a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
bold
 
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
(勇敢的,大膽的,放肆無禮的) brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
bonanza
 
n. Syn. boom
(富礦帶,幸運,帶來好運的事) boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
boom
 
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
(繁榮) bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish
boon
 
n. Syn. blessing; benefit
(恩惠,福利) blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
boundless
 
a. Syn. infinite; vast
(無限的) being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast
bouquet
 
n. Syn. bunch
(花束) small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
breach
 
n. Syn. violation; infringement
(違約,突破,打破) breaking of contract or duty
breath
 
n.
(呼吸,氣息) air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
brilliance
 
n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
(聰明,輝煌) cleverness; magnificence
brilliantly
 
ad. Syn. brightly; radiantly
(輝煌地,燦爛地) brightly; radiantly
brim
 
n. Syn. brink; edge
((杯,碗等)邊,邊緣,(河)邊) brink; edge
bronze
 
n.
(青銅,銅像) an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements
brook
 
n. Syn. creek; stream
(小河,小溪) creek; stream
bunch
 
n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
(串,束,群) clump; cluster; gathering
buzz
 
n.
(嗡嗡聲,發出嗡嗡聲) confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration
buzzer
 
n.
(蜂鳴器) a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
bypass
 
n.
(規避,繞過) channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel
cabinetmaker
 
n.
(家具師,細木工匠) a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;
calculate
 
v. Syn. compute; determine; estimate
(計算,估計) compute; determine; estimate
calibration
 
n. Syn. adjustment; measurement
(校準,標度,刻度) adjustment; measurement
cancellation
 
n.
(取消) act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
canopy
 
n. Syn. covering; umbrella
(天篷,(通常由布做成的遮蓋物)遮篷) covering; umbrella
canyon
 
n.
(峽谷) narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge
cardinal
 
a. Syn. chief
(主要的) chief; serving as an essential component
carve
 
v. Syn. cut; sculpt
(切開,雕刻) cut; sculpt
carving
 
n.
(雕刻品,雕花) cutting away parts to create a desired shape
cassette
 
n.
(盒式磁帶) container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
cast
 
v.
(分派角色,隨機選擇) assign the roles of; choose at random
casting
 
n.
(鑄件,鑄造) choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
catalyst
 
n. Syn. enzyme; stimulus
(催化劑) agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catastrophe
 
n. Syn. calamity; disaster
(災難) calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune
catching
 
a. Syn. contagious; charming; attractive
(傳染的,有魅力的,迷人的) act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring
categorize
 
v. Syn. classify; sort
(加以類別,分類) classify; sort
caterpillar
 
n.
(毛蟲(蝶或蛾的幼蟲)) a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
cathedral
 
n. Syn. church; temple
(總教堂,大教堂) church; temple
caution
 
n. Syn. care
(小心,謹慎) care; being attentive to possible danger
cautious
 
a. Syn. conservative; careful
(小心的,謹慎的) conservative; careful
cavern
 
n. Syn. cave
(大山洞,大洞穴) cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave
celebrity
 
n.
(名人) a widely known person
cell
 
n.
(細胞,單人牢房,電池) any small compartment
chagrin
 
n. Syn. embarrassment; disappointment
(傷心,失望委屈) anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
chamber
 
n. Syn. cell; compartment; room
(室,房間) cell; compartment; room
charcoal
 
n.
(炭,木炭) a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color
charitable
 
a. Syn. benevolent; kind; humane
(慈善事業的,慈善的,仁慈的) benevolent; kind; humane
checkout
 
n.
(檢驗,校驗) counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room
chef
 
n.
(廚師) a professional cook
chill
 
a. Syn. cool
(使冷,變冷,冷卻) cool; freeze
chilly
 
a. Syn. cold
(寒冷的) cold
chivalry
 
n.
(騎士氣概,俠義,(男人)對女人彬彬有禮) courtesy towards women
choir
 
n.
((教堂的)歌唱隊) band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
choke
 
v. Syn. asphyxiate; suffocate
(使窒息) breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply
chop
 
v. Syn. cut; hew
(砍) hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
chord
 
n.
(琴弦,心弦) combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
chore
 
n.
(家務雜事) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
choreography
 
n.
(舞蹈術,舞蹈記譜) art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chorus
 
n.
(合唱隊,歌舞團) any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
chromosphere
 
n.
(色球) a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere
chronological
 
a.
(按年代順序排列的) arranged in order of time of occurrence
cider
 
n.
(蘋果酒,蘋果汁) beverage made from juice pressed from apples
civility
 
n.
(彬彬有禮,斯文) act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
civilization
 
n. Syn. culture
(文明,文化) culture
claim
 
n.
(鎮靜的,沉著的) demand for something as rightful or due
clam
 
v. Syn. tranquilize; soothe
(沾濕的,濕滑的) be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
clap
 
v. Syn. applaud; slap
(拍手聲,霹靂聲) applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another
classification
 
n.
(分類,分級) assigning to a class or category
classify
 
v.
(分類,按等級或類別組織安排) declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories
clergy
 
n.
((尤指基督教的)牧師) clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service
clergyman
 
n.
(牧師,教士) a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clip
 
v.
(修剪) cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:
clog
 
v. Syn. congest; jam
(障礙,阻塞) congest; jam
clumsy
 
a. Syn. awkward; inept
(笨拙的) awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
clutch
 
n.
(離合器,緊要關口) device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation
coalesce
 
v. Syn. combine; fuse; mix
(接合,結合,合併) combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
codify
 
v. Syn. classify
(編纂) arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
coherent
 
a. Syn. adhesive; cohesive
(粘在一起的) adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
cohesive
 
a.
(粘著的) cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
coil
 
n. Syn. ring; roll
((一)卷,線圈) a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
coinage
 
n.
(造幣,貨幣制度) coins collectively
coincident
 
a.
(一致的,符合的,巧合的) concerning; simultaneous
collapse
 
v.
(倒坍,坍陷,失敗) breakdown; failure
collective
 
a. Syn. common
(集體的,共同的) common; assembled into or viewed as a whole
collide
 
v.
(碰撞,衝突) bump; hit; conflict
collision
 
n. Syn. crash; impact
(碰撞,衝突,抵觸) crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
colloquialism
 
n.
(俗話,白話,口語) colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
colonel
 
n.
(陸軍上校) a commissioned military officer
combination
 
n. Syn. blend; union
(化和,組合) blend; union
combine
 
v. Syn. blend; fuse; merge
(聯合,結合) blend; fuse; merge
combustible
 
a. Syn. flammable; burnable; inflammable
(易燃的,可燃的,易燃物) capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
combustion
 
n.
(燃燒( 燃燒過程)) act of burning something
comet
 
n.
(彗星) an object that goes around the sun
comical
 
a.
(滑稽的,好笑的) arousing or provoking laughter
commander
 
n. Syn. chief; leader
(司令官,指揮員) chief; leader
commentary
 
n.
(註釋,解說詞) written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
commentator
 
n.
(評論員,講解員) a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
committed
 
a. Syn. dedicated; devoted
(效忠的,忠於…的) dedicated; devoted
communication
 
n.
(溝通,通訊) activity of communicating; activity of conveying information
compact
 
a. Syn. compressed; condensed; concise
(簡明扼要的,緊縮的) closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something
compaction
 
n.
(壓緊) an increase in the density of something
companion
 
n. Syn. associate; partner
(同伴,同事) associate; partner
compete
 
v. Syn. vie; contest; fight
(競爭,比得上) contest; fight
competent
 
a. Syn. capable; adept
(有能力的,能勝任的) capable; adept
competitiveness
 
n.
(競爭能力) an aggressive willingness to compete
complacence
 
n. Syn. arrogance; satisfaction
(自滿,自以為是) arrogance; satisfaction; feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
complement
 
v. Syn. complete; consummate
(補足,完善) complete; consummate; make perfect
complex
 
a. Syn. intricate; compound
(複雜的,費解的,結構複雜的) complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
complexity
 
n. Syn. complication
(複雜(性)) complication
complicated
 
a. Syn. intricate; circuitous
(費解的,棘手的,結構複雜的) difficult to analyze or understand
complication
 
n. Syn. complexity; intricacy
(並發症,複雜,複雜性) complexity; intricacy; any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of another disease
compound
 
v. Syn. combine; constitute
(混合,組合,增加) combine; mix; constitute; pay interest; increase
compress
 
v. Syn. squeeze; contract
(壓縮) close; squeeze or press together; contract
compressed
 
a. Syn. compact
(被壓縮的,緊湊的) compact
compression
 
n.
(濃縮,壓縮) applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
compromise
 
v.
(危害,妥協) adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
computation
 
n. Syn. calculation
(計算,估計) calculation
concede
 
v. Syn. admit; yield
(勉強,讓步,屈從) admit; yield; give up physical control of another
conceive
 
v. Syn. design; consider
(構思,設想) form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
conception
 
n. Syn. thought; idea
(開始,構思) beginning; forming of an idea; act of conceiving
conceptual
 
a.
(概念上的) being or characterized by concepts or their formation
concerto
 
n.
(協奏曲) composition for orchestra and a soloist
concise
 
a. Syn. succinct; terse
(簡要) brief and compact; expressing much in few words
conciseness
 
n. Syn. brevity
(簡潔,簡短) brevity; terseness and economy in writing and speaking
conclusive
 
a. Syn. definitive; decisive; final
(最後的,決定性的) definitive; decisive; final
condemn
 
v. Syn. blame; denounce
(聲討,譴責) blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of
condemnation
 
n. Syn. blame
(譴責) blame
condensation
 
n. Syn. compression
(壓縮,濃縮) compression
condense
 
v.
(使濃縮,精簡) change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate
conduct
 
v. Syn. accompany; direct
(做(試驗,研究等),引導,帶領) direct the course of; manage or control; lead or guide
conductor
 
n.
(導體) a device designed to transmit electricity, heat; person who collects fares on a public conveyance
cone
 
n.
(圓錐,松果) a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
confederacy
 
n. Syn. alliance
(聯盟) alliance
confederate
 
n. Syn. ally; collaborator
(同盟者,盟友) ally; form a group or unite
confer
 
v.
(授予,贈與,(專門會議)商議) bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
confess
 
v. Syn. acknowledge; admit
(坦白承認) acknowledge; admit
confident
 
a. Syn. assured
(有信心的,自信的) assured; having or marked by assurance
configuration
 
n.
(輪廓,結構) arrangement of parts or elements; outline
confirmation
 
n.
(確認,證實) additional proof that something that was believed
confluence
 
n. Syn. conflux; throng
(合流,匯流) act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet
conform
 
v.
(符合,順應,相配,使適合) comply with; follow; fit; meet
conformity
 
n.
(一致,符合) behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards
confront
 
v.
(面對,正視) be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
congenial
 
a. Syn. compatible
(彼此合得來的,意氣相投的) compatible
conglomerate
 
n. Syn. assortment
(使聚集成塊,聯合企業,密集體) corporation made up of different companies in diversified fields; composing of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
congratulation
 
n.
(祝賀,道喜) act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
congregate
 
v.
(聚集,集合) assemble; convene; gather
conifer
 
n.
(松類,針葉樹) any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
conjecture
 
v.
(推測,猜測) believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
conscientious
 
a. Syn. diligent; responsible; reliable
(盡責的,一絲不苟的) diligent; responsible; reliable
conscious
 
a. Syn. awake
(有意識的,神誌清醒的) awake; alert
conservatism
 
n.
(保守主義,守舊性) a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
consideration
 
n.
(體諒,考慮) considerate and thoughtful act
consonant
 
a. Syn. compatible; harmonious
(協調一致的) compatible; harmonious
consort
 
v. Syn. associate; join; consort with
(陪伴,結交) associate; join
consortium
 
n.
(協會,聯盟,財團) a group of people or organizations that have agreed to work together
constellation
 
n. Syn. gathering; cluster
(星座) a number of stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name
constituent
 
n. Syn. component; element; ingredient
(分量或部件,選舉人,投票人) component or part; citizen, voter
construction
 
n.
(建築,建造) act of constructing or building something
consultant
 
n.
(顧問,諮詢者) an expert who gives advice
consume
 
v. Syn. devour; eat
(消費,消耗,大吃大喝) devour; eat
container
 
n. Syn. receptacle
(容器,集裝箱) any object that can be used to hold things
contender
 
n.
(競爭者) contestant you hope to defeat
contention
 
n. Syn. controversy
(爭論,爭辯) competing as for profit or prize
context
 
n. Syn. circumstance; setting
(上下文,語境) circumstance
continental
 
a.
(大陸的,大陸性的) being or concerning or limited to a continent
contour
 
n. Syn. configuration; outline
(輪廓) configuration; outline
contract
 
v. Syn. shrink; constrict
(收縮) constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
contraction
 
n.
(縮短,收縮) act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope
contradict
 
v. Syn. confront; oppose
(矛盾,抵觸) confront; oppose
contrast
 
n.
((對比,對照的)差異) act of distinguishing by comparing differences
controversial
 
a. Syn. controvertible; disputable
(引起或可能引起爭論的) controvertible; disputable
controversy
 
n. Syn. contention; argument
(爭論,辯論) contentious speech act; argument
conventional
 
a.
(傳統的,普通的) based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact
converge
 
v. Syn. approach
(聚合,接近) approach; tend to meet; come together
conversational
 
a.
(對話的,會話的) characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
converse
 
v. Syn. chat
(聊天,非正式談話) chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
conversion
 
n. Syn. change; transformation
(轉變,改變信仰) change; transformation
convert
 
n. Syn. transform
(改變,轉換,皈依) change something into another form; transform
converter
 
n.
(轉換設備) a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
convex
 
a. Syn. bulging
(凸的) curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere
convinced
 
a.
(確信的,深信的) certain, sure
coop
 
n.
(酒桶,(雞)籠,欄) barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
coordinate
 
v. Syn. integrate; harmonize
(協調,相配合) bring order and organization to; harmonize
core
 
n. Syn. center; essence
(中心,核心,地核) basic, center, or most important part; essence
cornet
 
n.
(短號,圓錐形紙袋) a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
corps
 
n.
(軍團,兵團) an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
correspond
 
v.
(符合,協調,通信) be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages
corresponding
 
a.
(相應的) accompanying
corrode
 
v.
(腐蝕) destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
corrosion
 
n. Syn. decay; erosion
(腐蝕,侵蝕) decay; erosion
corruption
 
n. Syn. bribery; fraud
(腐敗,貪污,墮落) bribery; fraud
counsel
 
v. Syn. advise; suggest
(勸告) advise; suggest
couple
 
n. Syn. pair
((一)對,(一)雙,夫婦) a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
courthouse
 
n.
(法院,郡政府所在地) building that houses judicial courts
courtship
 
n.
(求愛,求愛時期) a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman
cowhand
 
n.
(牛仔) a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
cozy
 
a. Syn. comfortable; relaxing
(舒適的,愜意的) comfortable; relaxing
crab
 
n.
(蟹) a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
crack
 
v.
(裂縫,裂紋,缺點) break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split; hit forcefully; pass through
crater
 
n.
(火山口,彈坑) a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
credence
 
n. Syn. credit; faith
(信任,相信) credit; faith
credential
 
n. Syn. certificate; warrant
(信任狀,證書,介紹信) certificate; warrant
credit
 
n. Syn. reputation; prestige
(學分) arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
creditor
 
n. Syn. debtor
(債權人) a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
crimson
 
a. Syn. bloody
(深紅色(的)) bloody
crosscut
 
a.
(對角路線,較近的路) a diagonal path; a route shorter than the usual one
crumble
 
v. Syn. fall apart; disintegrate
(粉碎,崩潰) break into small pieces; cause to fall in pieces
crystalline
 
a.
(水晶的,透明的) consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
crystallization
 
n.
(結晶化) a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
crystallize
 
v.
(明確,使結晶化) assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape
cubism
 
n.
(立體主義) an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes
cucumber
 
n.
(黃瓜) cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
culture
 
n. Syn. civilization
(文明,文化) all the knowledge and values shared by a society ; foster; raising of plants or animals
cupboard
 
n.
(食櫥,碗碟櫃) a small room or cabinet used for storage space
curious
 
a. Syn. inquisitive
((令人)好奇的) difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry
curriculum
 
n. Syn. course; program
(學校的全部課程) course; program
custodian
 
n. Syn. curator; guardian
(看守人,管理人) curator; guardian
cylinder
 
n.
(圓筒,圓柱體) cylindrical container