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