Quick Access Resources:
Print PDF Quiz/Test Online Study
 Group (A) - Words of the GroupNext    
Manage & Mark Words:
Note Panel
Exercise on Demand:
Match Quiz Spell
Make PDF List & Card:
Word List Card Flashcard

3000 ECPE Vocabulary (A)

View all words of the list        
abbreviate
abbreviation
abnormal
aboard
abort
abrasion
abrasive
abrupt
absence
absentee
absolute
absolutely
absorb
absorption
abstract
absurd
abundance
abundant
abuse
academic
accelerate
accelerated
accessory
accidental
accommodate
accompany
accomplished
accountable
accountant
accounting
accumulate
accuracy
accurate
achieve
acid
acidic
acidity
acquaintance
acquire
acquisition
activate
actual
actually
actuate
acumen
acupuncture
acute
adapt
adaptation
addict
adequate
adhere
adhesive
adjoining
adjunct
adjustment
administer
administration
administrative
administrator
admire
admission
admit
advancement
adventure
adventurer
adventurous
adversely
adversity
advertise
advocate
aerodynamics
affected
affective
affinity
afflict
afford
aggravate
aggregation
agile
agility
agony
agreeable
agriculture
ailment
aim
aircraft
airsickness
akin
alchemy
alder
alert
alienate
alike
allegation
allegiance
alliteration
allowance
alloy
allude
alone
alongside
alter
alteration
alternate
alternately
alternation
alternative
altitude
aluminum
amateur
amaze
amazement
ambience
ambitious
ambivalence
ambivalent
amble
amenable
amends
amenity
ammunition
amnesia
amount
ample
amuse
analogy
analysis
anarchist
anchor
anecdote
anesthetic
angular
announcer
annoy
annual
annually
anthem
anthropology
antibiotic
anticipate
anticipation
antiquate
antiquated
antique
antiquity
antiseptic
apology
apparent
appendix
applaud
appointment
appreciation
apprentice
approval
approve
apt
aptitude
aquamarine
aquarium
arbitrary
arboreal
arc
arch
archaeological
archaeology
architect
architectural
archives
arena
aria
arise
arithmetic
armor
armored
arms
arrange
array
arsenal
artery
articulate
artificial
artillery
artisan
ascent
aspect
assassination
assemble
assess
asset
assign
assignment
associate
association
assorted
assortment
assume
assumption
assurance
assure
astonish
astonishing
astounding
astronomy
astute
asylum
asymmetrical
atheist
athlete
atlas
atomic
atomization
atrophy
attach
attack
attempt
attendance
attendant
attribute
audible
audience
audit
audition
auditorium
augment
aurora
authentic
authenticate
author
authorize
autobiographical
automated
automatic
automobile
automotive
autonomous
avalanche
avenue
average
averse
avert
aviator
avocation
avoid
awareness
axis

Word and Definition List


abbreviate: Read
v. Syn. shorten
(减短,缩写) make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase

abbreviation: Read
n.
(缩写,缩写词) shortening something by omitting parts of it

abnormal: Read
a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
(反常的,异常的,变态的) unusual; not typical; not normal

aboard: Read
ad.
(在(船,飞机,车)上,上(船,飞机,车)) on a ship, train, plane or other vehicle; in or into a group, organization, or business

abort: Read
v. Syn. failure; terminate
(中止计划(任务)) stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy

abrasion: Read
n. Syn. scratch; friction
(磨(擦)破,擦伤处(尤指皮肤因磨擦等造成者).表面磨损) scratch; friction

abrasive: Read
a.
(摩擦的,粗糙的,研磨剂) rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrupt: Read
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
(突然的,意外的) broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another

absence: Read
n.
(缺少,不在,缺席) state of being absent; state of being away

absentee: Read
n.
(缺席者) one who is absent or not in residence

absolute: Read
a. Syn. complete; certain
(完全的,肯定的) perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain

absolutely: Read
ad. Syn. utterly; definitely
(完全地,绝对地) utterly; definitely

absorb: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
(吸收,合并) assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

absorption: Read
n. Syn. assimilation; reception
(吸收) process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration

abstract: Read
a. Syn. theoretical; abstruse
(抽象的) theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand

absurd: Read
a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
(荒谬的,可笑的) preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish

abundance: Read
n. Syn. profusion; richness
(丰富,充裕) great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing

abundant: Read
a. Syn. plentiful
(丰富,富足) plentiful; possessing riches or resources

abuse: Read
n. Syn. misuse
(滥用,虐待) improper use or handling; misuse

academic: Read
a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
(学术的) related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

accelerate: Read
v. Syn. speed; hasten
(加速) move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected

accelerated: Read
a. Syn. rapid
(加速的,迅速的) rapid; caused to move faster

accessory: Read
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
(附件) additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

accidental: Read
a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
(意外的,偶然的) unexpected; unforeseen

accommodate: Read
v. Syn. adapt; oblige
(招待,食宿,适应) do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for

accompany: Read
v.
(陪伴,伴随,伴奏) travel with; be associated with

accomplished: Read
a. Syn. skilled; experienced
(精通的,熟练的) skilled; experienced; having many social graces; polished or refined

accountable: Read
a.
(有责任的,应负责做出解释的) liable to being called to account; answerable; responsible; something that can be explained

accountant: Read
n.
(会计员,会计师) one who maintains and audits business accounts

accounting: Read
n.
(会计学) system that provides quantitative information about finances

accumulate: Read
v. Syn. collect
(堆积,积聚,积累) pile up; collect; mount up; increase

accuracy: Read
n.
(准确性,正确性) quality of nearness to the truth or the true value

accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
(准确的,正确的) capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

achieve: Read
v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
(完成,实现) gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

acid: Read
n.
(酸) sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful

acidic: Read
a.
(酸的,酸性的) tasting sour like acid; being or containing an acid

acidity: Read
n.
(酸度,酸性) pH values below 7; taste experience when something acidic is taken into the mouth

acquaintance: Read
n.
(熟人) personal knowledge or information about someone or something

acquire: Read
v. Syn. obtain; gain
(获取) gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
(获得) act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

activate: Read
v. Syn. encourage; stimulate
(刺激,使活动) make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive

actual: Read
a. Syn. true; real
(实际的,现行的) true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current

actually: Read
ad. Syn. truly; really
(实际上,事实上) truly; really; in fact

actuate: Read
v. Syn. motivate; activate
(推动,促使) put into motion or action; activate

acumen: Read
n. Syn. acuteness; insight
(思想敏锐) mental keenness; quickness of perception

acupuncture: Read
n.
(针刺,针灸) treatment of pain or disease by inserting the tips of needles at specific points on the skin

acute: Read
a. Syn. keen; sharp
(精明,敏锐,聪明) quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe

adapt: Read
v. Syn. alter; modify
(改变) make fit for; change to suit a new purpose

adaptation: Read
n. Syn. modification; adjustment
(改编,改写,适应环境) modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits

addict: Read
v.
(使上瘾,使沉溺) cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
(足够的,充实的) sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhere: Read
v. Syn. stick; bond
(黏着) stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with

adhesive: Read
a. Syn. sticky; glutinous
(粘连的,不易取下或分离的) sticky; glutinous; tending to persist

adjoining: Read
a. Syn. neighboring; adjacent
(毗邻的) neighboring; being in contact at some point or line; joining to

adjunct: Read
n. Syn. addition; accessory
(无用的附加物) something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior

adjustment: Read
n.
(调整) making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

administer: Read
v. Syn. govern; supervise
(管理) govern; supervise; give or apply medications

administration: Read
n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
(管理,行政管理,政府,行政机关) management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

administrative: Read
a.
(管理的,行政的) of or relating to or responsible for administration

administrator: Read
n.
(管理者,行政官) one who manages a government agency or department

admire: Read
v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
(钦佩,崇拜,欣赏) regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at

admission: Read
n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
(准许进入,准许加入,入场费,会费,承认,招认) act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter

admit: Read
v.
(准许进入) permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to

advancement: Read
n. Syn. progress; promotion
(进展,提升) progress; promotion; forward step; improvement

adventure: Read
n. Syn. risk; venture
(冒险经历) something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger

adventurer: Read
n.
(冒险家) one who enjoys exciting, dangerous activities, often in foreign countries

adventurous: Read
a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
(喜欢冒险的,敢做敢为的) valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adversely: Read
ad. Syn. negatively; detrimentally
(相反地,不利地) negatively; in an adverse manner; oppositely; inimically; offensively; unfortunately

adversity: Read
n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
(贫困,不幸) state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advertise: Read
v. Syn. notify
(登广告,做广告,广告商) give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advocate: Read
v. Syn. urge; support
(辩护,推广) speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aerodynamics: Read
n.
(空气动力学) study of how objects move through the air or water

affected: Read
a. Syn. artificial; pretended
(假的,做作的) speaking or behaving in artificial way; emotionally stirred or moved; infected or attacked

affective: Read
a. Syn. sentimental
(感情的,表达感情的) sentimental; emotional; emotionally charged

affinity: Read
n. Syn. kinship
(亲缘关系) natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage

afflict: Read
v. Syn. plague; suffer; torment
(折磨,使苦恼) cause pain, suffering or distress

afford: Read
v. Syn. pay; risk
(付得起,冒险做) pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of

aggravate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
(使恶化,使加重) worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregation: Read
n.
(集合,群体) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

agile: Read
a. Syn. nimble; brisk
(敏捷的,活泼轻快的) moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick

agility: Read
n.
(敏捷) mentally quick; moving quickly and lightly

agony: Read
n.
(极大痛苦) extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle

agreeable: Read
a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
(使人愉快的,合意的) ready to consent or submit; acceptable

agriculture: Read
n.
(农业,农艺,农学) practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

ailment: Read
n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
(疾病(尤指轻病,小病)) sickness; illness; affliction

aim: Read
n. Syn. objective; object; plan
(目标,计划) point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

aircraft: Read
n.
(飞行器,飞机,飞艇) vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon

airsickness: Read
n.
(晕机) motion sickness experienced while traveling by air

akin: Read
a. Syn. related; similar
(同族的,类似的) of the same kin; related by blood

alchemy: Read
n.
(炼金术士,炼金术) medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

alder: Read
n.
(赤杨树) north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit

alert: Read
n.
(机敏的) warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

alienate: Read
v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
(孤立,树敌) cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

alike: Read
a. Syn. similar; resembling
(相同的,相似的) similar; in the same manner or to the same degree

allegation: Read
n.
(宣称,主张,断言) suggestion without proof that someone has done something wrong

allegiance: Read
n. Syn. loyalty; fidelity
(忠诚) loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion

alliteration: Read
n.
(头韵) repetition of beginning sound in poetry

allowance: Read
n. Syn. authorization; permission
(津贴,补助,认同,宽容,份额) approval; act of allowing, granting, or admitting

alloy: Read
n. Syn. mixture; amalgam
(合金) mixture; combination of diverse things

allude: Read
v. Syn. imply; refer
(暗指) refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

alone: Read
a. Syn. solitary; by oneself
(单独的) solitary; by oneself

alongside: Read
ad.
(横靠着,沿着,傍着,横靠,傍着) along or by the side; side by side with

alter: Read
v. Syn. modify; change; convert
(改变,修改) modify; cause to change; make different; convert

alteration: Read
n. Syn. renovation; change
(变更,改造) passage from one form or state to another; change

alternate: Read
a. Syn. substitute
(交替的,轮流的) happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute

alternately: Read
ad.
(交替地,隔一个地) one after another; succeeding by turns

alternation: Read
n.
(交替,轮流) successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

alternative: Read
a.
(另一可选的,另外的) one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

altitude: Read
n. Syn. elevation; height
(高度) elevation especially above sea level; height

aluminum: Read
n.
(铝) silvery ductile metallic element

amateur: Read
a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
(业余的) nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art

amaze: Read
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
(使吃惊,使惊叹) astonish; affect with wonder

amazement: Read
n. Syn. wonder; surprise
(惊愕,惊异) wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment

ambience: Read
n. Syn. environment; atmosphere
(环境) particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
(有雄心的,渴望成功的) aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

ambivalence: Read
n.
(矛盾的观点或情绪) state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambivalent: Read
a. Syn. mixed; contradictory
(有矛盾情绪的,举棋不定的) mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

amble: Read
n. Syn. stroll
(漫步,缓行) moving at an easy pace; walk slowly or leisurely

amenable: Read
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
(有服从义务的,随时服从的) responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

amends: Read
n.
(赔偿,补偿) compensation for a loss or injury; recompense; reparation

amenity: Read
n.
(舒适,愉快) pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions

ammunition: Read
n. Syn. weapon
(军火,弹药) military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells

amnesia: Read
n.
(失忆,健忘) partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness

amount: Read
n. Syn. quantity; sum
(量,总合) total of two or more quantities; aggregate; sum

ample: Read
a. Syn. abundant
(丰富的,富足的) more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large

amuse: Read
v. Syn. absorb; distract; bewilder
(使欢乐,逗…笑,娱乐,消遣) occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion; cause laughter or be funny; delude or deceive

analogy: Read
n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
(类比,相似) similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

analysis: Read
n. Syn. study; investigation
(分析,分析报告) study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts

anarchist: Read
n. Syn. rebel
(无政府主义者) person who seeks to overturn established government; advocate of abolishing authority

anchor: Read
v. Syn. fasten
(固定,锚) secure or fasten firmly; be fixed in place; narrate or coordinate

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
(奇闻轶事) short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

anesthetic: Read
n.
(麻醉药) substance that causes loss of sensation; producing temporary loss or impairment of feeling

angular: Read
a.
(有尖角的,瘦骨嶙峋的) sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner

announcer: Read
n.
(广播员,报幕员) one who proclaims a message publicly

annoy: Read
v. Syn. disturb; irritate
(使恼怒,打扰) disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate

annual: Read
a.
(每年的) occurring or payable every year

annually: Read
ad. Syn. yearly
(一年一次,每年) yearly; each year; returning every year; year by year

anthem: Read
n. Syn. song; hymn
(圣歌,赞美诗) song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty

anthropology: Read
n.
(人类学) social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings

antibiotic: Read
a. Syn. antibacterial
(抗菌的,抗生的) of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections

anticipate: Read
v. Syn. expect; predict
(预期,预料) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

anticipation: Read
n. Syn. expectation
(期望,预料) something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence

antiquate: Read
v.
(使古旧,废弃) make obsolete or old-fashioned

antiquated: Read
a. Syn. obsolete; antique; aged
(过时的,陈旧的) too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

antique: Read
a. Syn. old; archaic; ancient
(旧的,早期的) old; belonging to, made in, or typical of an earlier period

antiquity: Read
n. Syn. relic
(古迹,古物) ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages; extreme oldness

antiseptic: Read
n. Syn. bactericide; germicide
(抗菌物) substance that prevents infection; substance that restricts the growth of disease-causing microorganisms

apology: Read
n. Syn. regret
(道歉,歉意) acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense; explanation or excuse

apparent: Read
a. Syn. visible
(明显的,明白的,外表的,表面上的) capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

appendix: Read
n. Syn. appendage; adjunct; concomitant
(阑尾,附录) something appended or added

applaud: Read
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
(喝彩,欢呼) acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

appointment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement
(指定,约会) act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement

appreciation: Read
n. Syn. recognition; taste
(欣赏,口味,兴趣) recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one

apprentice: Read
n.
(学徒) works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner

approval: Read
n. Syn. sanction; endorsement
(赞成,正式批准) official approbation; endorsement; act of approving

approve: Read
v. Syn. ratify
(批准) ratify; consider right or good; think or speak favorably of

apt: Read
a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
(恰当的,贴切的) likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

aptitude: Read
n. Syn. intelligence; talent
(能力,才能) inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

aquamarine: Read
a.
(绿玉,碧绿色) of bluish-green colour; of pale blue to light greenish blue

aquarium: Read
n.
(水族馆) tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals

arbitrary: Read
a. Syn. capricious; impulse
(反复无常,随机的) randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

arboreal: Read
a.
(树栖的,树的) tree-dwelling; treelike; living in trees

arc: Read
n.
(弧形,拱形) continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape

arch: Read
n.
(拱,脚弓,使弯成拱,使成拱形) any part of a curved line

archaeological: Read
a.
(考古学的) related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology

archaeology: Read
n.
(考古学) study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

architect: Read
n.
(建筑师) one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures

architectural: Read
a.
(建筑上的,建筑学的) of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture

archives: Read
n.
(档案,档案馆) public records; place where public records are kept

arena: Read
n.
(竞技场,舞台) playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

aria: Read
n. Syn. melody
(独唱曲) operatic solo; solo vocal piece with instrumental accompaniment

arise: Read
v. Syn. spring
(出现,发生,起来,站起) come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action

arithmetic: Read
n.
(算数) theory of numerical calculations

armor: Read
n. Syn. shield
(装甲,装甲车) shield; defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons

armored: Read
a.
(披甲的,装甲的) protected by armor; provided with protective covering

arms: Read
n. Syn. weapon
(武器,兵种) weapons considered collectively; official symbols of a family

arrange: Read
v. Syn. plan; schedule
(计划,准备) put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose

array: Read
v. Syn. marshal
(排列,整理) set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement

arsenal: Read
n. Syn. armory
(军火库) storage place for military equipment; stock of weapons

artery: Read
n.
(动脉,干线,命脉) one of the vessels or tubes which carry either venous or arterial blood from the heart; major transit corridor

articulate: Read
a. Syn. effective; distinct
(有效的,清晰的) expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

artificial: Read
a. Syn. unreal
(人造的,人工的) made by humans; produced rather than natural.

artillery: Read
n.
(大炮,炮兵) large weapons, such as cannon and missile launchers operated by crews; branch of army in use of large weapons

artisan: Read
n.
(工匠) manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist

ascent: Read
n.
(攀登,上升) upward slope or grade; movement upward

aspect: Read
n. Syn. respect; facet
((问题的)方面,(事物的)一部分) distinct feature or element in a problem; a way in which something can be viewed by the mind

assassination: Read
n.
(暗杀) act of assassinating; killing by treacherous violence; murder of public figure by surprise attack

assemble: Read
v. Syn. gather
(集合,装配) put together; bring or call together into a group or whole

assess: Read
v. Syn. estimate; judge
(估计,估算,评估,评价) estimate value; judge worth of something

asset: Read
n. Syn. properties; advantage
(财产,资产) properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality

assign: Read
v. Syn. appoint; allot
(分配,指定,让与) appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly

assignment: Read
n. Syn. task; job
(任务,作业) task given to students; job; distribution; appointment

associate: Read
v. Syn. pertain; connect
(关联,联合) connect or join together; combine

association: Read
n. Syn. alliance; connection
(联盟,联合,协会) connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose

assorted: Read
a. Syn. varied; miscellaneous
(各式各样的,多样混合的) varied; miscellaneous

assortment: Read
n. Syn. variety; conglomerate
(各类物品的聚集,混合物) variety; collection containing a variety of sorts of things

assume: Read
v. Syn. suppose; presume
(假定,设想) suppose; presume; take on; bear

assumption: Read
n. Syn. hypothesis; supposition
(假定,设想,采取) something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of

assurance: Read
n. Syn. certainty; confidence; insurance; guaranty
(担保,保证,确定,自信) promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt

assure: Read
v. Syn. solidify; guarantee; convince
(确保,向…保证,使确信) solidify; guarantee; convince

astonish: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
(使惊讶) surprise; shock

astonishing: Read
a. Syn. astounding; miraculous
(惊人的,奇迹的) very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly

astounding: Read
a.
(令人吃惊的) surprising; shocking

astronomy: Read
n.
(天文学) branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole

astute: Read
a. Syn. shrewd
(聪明,敏锐) wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence

asylum: Read
n. Syn. protection
(庇护所) place of refuge or shelter; protection

asymmetrical: Read
a. Syn. unbalanced; uneven
(不均匀的,不对称的) unbalanced; uneven

atheist: Read
n. Syn. nonbeliever
(无神论者) nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god

athlete: Read
n.
(运动员) sports man; one who contended for prize in public games

atlas: Read
n.
(地图集) a bound volume of maps, charts, or tables

atomic: Read
a.
(原子的,微小的) of or relating to or comprising atoms; immeasurably small

atomization: Read
n.
(原子化,雾化) act of reducing to atoms, or very minute particles

atrophy: Read
n. Syn. shrinkage
(枯萎,萎缩,衰退,结束) wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease

attach: Read
v. Syn. fasten; annex
(系,缚,附加) fasten; annex; be in contact with

attack: Read
n.
(进攻,攻击,抨击,侵袭) offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment

attempt: Read
n. Syn. try; endeavor; effort
(尝试) action of trying at something

attendance: Read
n.
(出席,出席的人数) act of being present

attendant: Read
n. Syn. aide; servant
(侍者,护理人员) aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting

attribute: Read
v. Syn. ascribe; explain
(描述,解释) relate to particular cause or source; ascribe; explain

audible: Read
a. Syn. perceptible; discernible
(听得见的) perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear

audience: Read
n. Syn. spectator; viewer
(观众) a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance

audit: Read
n.
(核算,稽核) examination of accounts; adjustment or correction of accounts

audition: Read
v. Syn. test
((对艺人的)面试(试演)) take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance

auditorium: Read
n.
(听众席,观众席) area of theater or concert hall where audience sits

augment: Read
v. Syn. increase
(增长) make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

aurora: Read
n.
(极光) the first light of day; an atmospheric phenomenon consisting of bands of light caused by charged solar particles following the earth's magnetic lines of force

authentic: Read
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
(真的,可靠的,确实的) not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

authenticate: Read
v. Syn. verify; confirm
(鉴别) prove genuine; establish authenticity of

author: Read
n.
(作者,创作者,创始者) beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer

authorize: Read
v. Syn. empower; sanction
(授权,批准) empower; give permission for; sanction

autobiographical: Read
a.
(自传的,自传体的) of or relating to a person's life or an account of a person's life

automated: Read
a. Syn. mechanical; automatic
(自动的) mechanical; automatic; accomplished without the intervention of a human operator

automatic: Read
a. Syn. automated; mechanized; involuntary
(自动(化)的,无意识的,机械的) mechanized; operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control

automobile: Read
n.
(汽车,小汽车) self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway

automotive: Read
a.
(汽车的,自动推进的) of or relating to motor vehicles; moving by itself; self-propelling

autonomous: Read
a.
(自治) self-governing; not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent

avalanche: Read
n.
(雪崩) great mass of falling snow and ice

avant-garde: Read
n. Syn. vanguard
(先锋派(艺术流派),先锋,前卫) radically new or original; cutting edge

avenue: Read
n.
(林荫道,大街) way or opening for entrance or exit place; passage by which a place may be reached; broad street

average: Read
a. Syn. typical; mediocre
(一般的,通常的,平庸的) typical; mean; achieve or reach on average

averse: Read
a. Syn. reluctant; disinclined; unwilling
(反对的) reluctant; disinclined; turned away or backward; unwilling

avert: Read
v. Syn. prevent
(转移,防止) prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away

aviator: Read
n.
(飞行员,飞行家) someone who operates an aircraft

avocation: Read
n.
(副业的,嗜好的) person's regular business or occupation; hobby or recreational or leisure pursuit

avoid: Read
v. Syn. shun; prevent
(躲避,规避) shield away from; prevent

awareness: Read
n. Syn. realization; consciousness
(意识) realization; consciousness; having knowledge of

axis: Read
n. Syn. shaft; pivot
(轴,轴心) the center around which something rotates; pivot