200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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obdurate:
(执拗的,顽固的) hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
obfuscate:
(迷惑,困惑,增加不必要的复杂性) confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex
oblique:
(间接的,倾斜的,无诚意的) having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
obsequious:
(谄媚的,拍马屁的,奴性的) slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obstreperous:
(喧闹的,喧嚣的,任性的) noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry
obtuse:
(钝的,迟钝的,愚蠢的) lacking in insight or discernment; stupid
odious:
(可恨的,可耻的) hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
officious:
(多管闲事的) marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others
ostensible:
(显然的,虚假的) put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown
palliate:
(减轻) lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
pallid:
(苍白的,惨淡的) abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness
panacea:
(包治百病的药,灵丹妙药) remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
paragon:
(模范) model of excellence or perfection; peerless example
pariah:
(贱民,被社会遗弃的人) social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
parsimony:
(过度俭省,吝啬) extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
pathos:
(痛苦,悲怆,哀婉) tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
paucity:
(少量,缺乏) scarcity; smallness of number; fewness
pejorative:
(轻蔑,蔑视的) tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling
pellucid:
(透明,清澈,明白的) transparent; limpid; easy to understand
perfidious:
(背信弃义的,不诚实的) tending to betray; disloyal; faithless
perfunctory:
(肤浅的,不投入的,漠不关心的) done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care
pernicious:
(及具毁灭性的) very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly
pertinacious:
(拒不屈服,反抗) stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
pithy:
(精炼的,抓住灵魂的) precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
platitude:
(陈词滥调) dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality
plethora:
(过剩,过多) excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance
portent:
(征兆) omen; forewarning; something that portends an event about to occur, especially unfortunate or evil event
precocious:
(早熟的) advanced in development; appearing or developing early
primeval:
(太古的,原始时代的) ancient; primitive; belonging to the first or earliest age; original or ancient
proclivity:
(倾向,自然倾向) inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning
promulgate:
(发布,公布) proclaim doctrine or law; make known by official publication
propensity:
(自然倾向) natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection
propitious:
(吉利的,有利的) presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous
prosaic:
(事实的,平淡的,缺乏想象力的) dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual
proscribe:
(禁止) command against; banish; outlaw
protean:
(变化多端的) versatile; able to take on many shapes; readily taking on varied shapes
prurient:
(好色的,渴望的) having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something
puerile:
(幼稚的,孩子气的) childish; belonging to childhood; immature
pulchritude:
(美丽,标致) great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
punctilious:
(谨小慎微的,一丝不苟的) marked by precise accordance with details
quagmire:
(沼泽,湿地) soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
querulous:
(鸣不平的,易发牢骚的) habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance
quixotic:
(空想的,狂想的) idealistic without regard to practicality
rancor:
(苦难) bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred
rebuke:
(严厉批评,猛烈的训斥) scold harshly; criticize severely
recalcitrant:
(反抗的,顽抗的) obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority
rectitude:
(垂直,正直,公正) uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
replete:
(充满的,充足的) filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
reprobate:
(有重罪的人,道德败坏的人,无耻的人) person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples
reprove:
(责备) voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
repudiate:
(批判) disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
rescind:
(取消) cancel; make void; repeal or annul
restive:
(焦躁不安的,难以压抑的) impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
ribald:
(下流的,放荡的,亵渎的) coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive
rife:
(普遍的) excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
ruse:
(技巧,策略,计谋) trick; use of artifice or trickery; deceptive maneuver, especially to avoid capture
sacrosanct:
(非常神圣的) regarded as sacred and inviolable
sagacity:
(聪慧,洞察力) quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
salient:
(显著的,突出的,卓越的) prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs
sanctimonious:
(假正经的,假装神圣的) excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious
sanguine:
(高兴的,有希望的,乐天的) cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
scurrilous:
(下流的,粗俗的, 下流话语的) obscene; indecent; expressing offensive reproach
serendipity:
(有发现意外之财的运气) gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
servile:
(奴隶的,奴性的) slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
solicitous:
(担心的,关切的,期望的) worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern
somnolent:
(催眠的,半睡半醒的) half asleep; inclined to drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
spurious:
(伪造的,欺骗的) false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
staid:
(沉静的,安静的) sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
stolid:
(乏味的,单调的,冷漠的) dull; impassive; having or revealing little emotion or sensibility
stupefy:
(使麻木,使大吃一惊) make senseless or dizzy; be mystery or bewildering to
surfeit:
(饮食过度,恶心) eat until excessively full; be more than full; feed someone to excess
surmise:
(猜测) guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
surreptitious:
(暗中的,秘密的) secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently
sycophant:
(马屁精,阿谀奉承者) one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
tacit:
(默许的,会意的) indicated or understood without expressed directly; not speaking; silent
taciturn:
(沉默寡言的) silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse
tantamount:
(同等的) equivalent in effect or value
temerity:
(鲁莽的) boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger
tenuous:
(纤细的) long and thin; slender; having little substance
timorous:
(害怕的) fearful; demonstrating fear; weakly hesitant
torpid:
(懒散的,死气沉沉的) having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed
tractable:
(驯良的,温顺的,易处理的) easily managed or controlled; governable; easily handled or worked; docile
transient:
(暂时的) momentary; temporary; staying for short time
transmute:
(改变) change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform
trenchant:
(锋利的) forceful, effective, and vigorous; sharp or keen
truculent:
(残暴的,凶狠的,野蛮的,言词刻毒的,粗野的) disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
turgid:
(肿胀的) swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language
turpitude:
(奸恶,卑鄙) depravity; corrupt, depraved, or degenerate act
ubiquitous:
(无所不在的) being or existing everywhere; omnipresent
unctuous:
(假情假义的,假殷勤的,油质的) oily; composed of oil or fat; characterized by affected, exaggerated, or insincere earnestness
upbraid:
(责备) severely criticize; reprimand; reprove sharply
usurp:
(篡取) seize and hold power or rights of another by force or without legal authority
vacillate:
(犹豫不定,踌躇不决) sway unsteadily from one side to the other; oscillate
vacuous:
(空虚的,空的) empty; showing lack of thought or intelligence; vacant
vapid:
(平淡单调的,索然无味的,缺乏想象力的) dull and unimaginative; lacking taste or flavor
variegated:
(杂色的) streaked, spotted, or marked with a variety of color; very colorful
venerate:
(崇敬) treat with great respect and deference; consider hallowed or be in awe of
veracity:
(真实,准确性) truthfulness; unwillingness to tell lies
verdant:
(翠绿的,生疏的,无经验的) green; full of juice in vegetation
vex:
(激怒,惹恼) annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to
vicarious:
(代理的,代理人的) acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand
vicissitude:
(转运) change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation
vilify:
(诽谤,辱骂) debase; degrade; spread negative information about
viscous:
(粘的) sticky; gluey; having high resistance to flow
vitriolic:
(腐蚀的,硫酸的,讽刺的) harsh or corrosive in tone; sarcastic; bitterly scathing
wanton:
(荒唐的,挥霍的,放荡的,不受限制的) unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
winsome:
(迷人的) agreeable; gracious; charming, often in childlike or naive way
wistful:
(渴望的) full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful
zenith:
(顶点) point directly overhead in sky; summit
zephyr:
(和风,徐风) gentle breeze; west wind; any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments