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PTE Word List for Academic (C)



calamity: Read
n. Syn. disaster; misery
(灾难,不幸) event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery

calcium: Read
n.
(钙) silvery, moderately hard metallic element

calorie: Read
n.
(卡路里(热量单位)) unit of heat; unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree

canal: Read
n. Syn. tube
(运河,沟渠,(人体内的)管道) artificial channel filled with water; tube or duct

cane: Read
n. Syn. stick
(茎,笞杖,棍,棒) any plant with long, hard, elastic stems; walking stick

cannon: Read
n.
(加农炮,大炮) great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force; loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung

canteen: Read
n.
(小卖部,临时流动餐馆,军用炊具,水壶) vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink; snack bar or small cafeteria, as on a military installation

canvas: Read
n.
(帆布,画布) heavy closely woven fabric; background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative

capsule: Read
n. Syn. pill
(小容器,胶囊,太空舱) small container; pill in form of small rounded gelatinous; shortened version of a written work

caption: Read
n. Syn. title
(标题) title; chapter heading; text under illustration

captive: Read
n.
(俘虏,被俘虏人,被拘禁的人) prisoner taken by force; one kept in power of another; one charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection

carcass: Read
n.
(动物尸体) dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

cardinal: Read
a. Syn. chief
(主要的) chief; serving as an essential component

carpenter: Read
n.
(木匠,木工) skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures

carrier: Read
n. Syn. messenger
(运送人,运载工具,航空母舰,货架) one that carries or conveys; messenger

carton: Read
n.
(纸板箱,纸板盒) pasteboard for paper boxes; pasteboard box

cartoon: Read
n.
(讽刺画,漫画,卡通电影,动画电影) design or study drawn of full size to serve as a model for transferring or copying; drawing depicting a humorous situation

carve: Read
v. Syn. cut; sculpt
(切开,雕刻) cut; sculpt

cashier: Read
n.
(出纳员) one who has charge of money; cash keeper

cassette: Read
n.
(盒式磁带) container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video

casualty: Read
n.
(严重的事故,伤亡) serious or fatal accident; someone injured or killed in an accident

catalogue: Read
n.
(目录表) list or enumeration of names; articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order

catalyst: Read
n. Syn. enzyme; stimulus
(催化剂) agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged

catastrophe: Read
n. Syn. calamity; disaster
(灾难) calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune

category: Read
n. Syn. group
(种类,类目,范畴) group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute

cater: Read
v.
supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion

caustic: Read
a.
(腐蚀,挖苦) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

caution: Read
n. Syn. care
(小心,谨慎) care; being attentive to possible danger

cautious: Read
a. Syn. conservative; careful
(小心的,谨慎的) conservative; careful

cavity: Read
n. Syn. hole; cavern
(洞,腔,蛀洞) hole; cavern; hollow area within the body

cease: Read
v. Syn. stop; terminate
(停止,终止) stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue

cement: Read
n.
(水泥,胶泥,结合剂) any substances used for making bodies adhere to each other; bond of union; concrete pavement

censor: Read
n.
(审查) overseer of morals; official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content

census: Read
n.
(人口调查,人口普查) official examination of the details of a country's population

centenary: Read
a.
(一百周年纪念) relating to a 100-year period; occurring once every 100 years

ceramic: Read
a.
(制陶瓷的,陶瓷的,陶瓷制品) of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.

certainty: Read
n. Syn. clearness
(确实,无疑,确实的事情,必然的事) quality or condition of being certain; fact or truth unquestionable established; clearness

certify: Read
v.
(证明,证实,宣称,授与合格证书) give certain information to; assure; make certain

chant: Read
v. Syn. praise; melody
(诵经,喃喃地唱,单调重复地唱) utter with a melodious voice; celebrate in song; make melody with the voice

characterize: Read
v. Syn. distinguish
(表现的特色,刻画的性格) distinguish; be characteristic of; be a distinctive trait or mark of

charter: Read
v. Syn. license; authorize
(包租,特许) license; authorize; hold under a lease or rental agreement of goods and services

chasm: Read
n.
(深渊) deep opening in the earth surface

chaste: Read
a. Syn. pure
(纯的) morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest

checkup: Read
n.
(审查,身体检查) thorough physical examination

cheque: Read
n.
(银行支票) written order directing a bank to pay money

chic: Read
n. Syn. fashion
(漂亮的,时髦的) good form; style; elegance by virtue of being fashionable

chisel: Read
v. Syn. cheat
(欺诈,欺骗) practice trickery or fraud; cheat

chord: Read
n.
(琴弦,心弦) combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

chore: Read
n.
(家务杂事) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

chorus: Read
n.
(合唱队,歌舞团) any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

chronic: Read
a.
(慢性的) lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases

chronological: Read
a.
(按年代顺序排列的) arranged in order of time of occurrence

chunk: Read
n.
(大块,矮胖的人或物) a thick mass or piece, amount

circulate: Read
v.
((使)循环,(使)传播) move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point

circumference: Read
n. Syn. perimeter; periphery
(圆周,周长) boundary line of a circle, figure, area, or object

circumstance: Read
n. Syn. situation; condition
(环境,情况) situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event

cite: Read
v. Syn. quote
(引用,掌握) quote; adduce as an instance

civic: Read
a.
(城市的,市镇的,公民的) relating to city or citizen; relating to man as a member of society

clamp: Read
n.
(钳子,钳紧) any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts

clan: Read
n. Syn. faction; tribe
(家族,宗族) faction; tribe; division of a tribe tracing descent from a common ancestor; a large group of relatives

clarify: Read
v. Syn. illuminate; elucidate
(澄清,阐明) make clear and comprehensible; elucidate

clarity: Read
n.
(清楚) clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor

clash: Read
v.
(冲突,撞击) make noise by striking against something; dash noisily together; meet in opposition

clasp: Read
n.
(扣合,紧密合作) fastening device; firm grip

classical: Read
a.
(权威的,第一流的,经典的,标准的) standard and authoritative rather than new or experimental; relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially art, architecture, and literature

classify: Read
v.
(分类,按等级或类别组织安排) declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories

clause: Read
n. Syn. sentence; phrase
(分句,条款) sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document

cliche: Read
n.
(陈词滥调) obvious remark; overused expression or idea

climax: Read
n.
(顶点,极点,巅峰) upward movement; steady increase; the highest point; the greatest degree

cling: Read
v. Syn. stick
(粘紧,附着) hold fast or adhere to something; stick together and resist separation; remain emotionally

clockwise: Read
ad.
(顺时针方向的(地)) in the direction that the hands of a clock move

clumsy: Read
a. Syn. awkward; inept
(笨拙的) awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude

cluster: Read
n. Syn. flowers; curls; group; bunch
(簇,串,群) group; bunch; group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely

clutch: Read
v. Syn. grasp
(抓住,攫取,紧要关口) grasp and hold tightly; attempt to grasp or seize

coalition: Read
n. Syn. partnership; league; union
(伙伴,同盟,集合) partnership; league; state of being combined into one body

coarse: Read
a. Syn. rough; harsh
(粗糙的) rough; harsh; of low, common, or inferior quality

coed: Read
a.
(男女合校的) relating to an education system in which both men and women attend

coeducation: Read
n.
(男女同校教育) system of education in which both men and women attend the same institution or classes

cognitive: Read
a.
(认知的) knowing or perceiving; part of mental functions that deals with logic

coherent: Read
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

coil: Read
n. Syn. ring; roll
((一)卷,线圈) a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes

coincide: Read
v. Syn. correspond
(同时发生,相符合,相巧合) occur at the same time as; correspond

collaboration: Read
n.
(合作) act of working together; act of cooperating with an enemy, especially it occupying one's own country

collapse: Read
v.
(倒坍,坍陷,失败) breakdown; failure

colleague: Read
n. Syn. associate
(同事,同僚) fellow worker; associate; co-worker

collide: Read
v.
(碰撞,冲突) bump; hit; conflict

collision: Read
n. Syn. crash; impact
(碰撞,冲突,抵触) crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

colonial: Read
a.
(殖民的,殖民地的) of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony

colony: Read
n. Syn. group; community
(殖民地,群体) region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency; a community of social insects, as ants, bees

colossal: Read
a. Syn. huge
(巨大) of extraordinary size; huge; gigantic

combine: Read
v. Syn. blend; fuse; merge
(联合,结合) blend; fuse; merge

combustible: Read
a. Syn. flammable; burnable; inflammable
(易燃的,可燃的,易燃物) capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited

comet: Read
n.
(彗星) an object that goes around the sun

commemorate: Read
v. Syn. remember; memorialize
(纪念) serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony

commence: Read
v. Syn. originate; start; begin
(开始,倡导) have a beginning or origin; originate; start; begin

commend: Read
v.
(称赞,颂扬) commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation; recommend as worthy of confidence or regard

commentary: Read
n.
(注释,解说词) written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

commodity: Read
n. Syn. goods
(商品,日用品) goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.

commonplace: Read
a. Syn. ordinary; common
(平凡的) ordinary; having no remarkable features

commotion: Read
n. Syn. riot; excitement
(骚动,动乱) disturbed or violent motion; agitation; public disturbance; riot; excitement

commute: Read
v.
(减刑,交换,折算,每天乘车往返上班,定期往返于两地间) obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; travel regularly from a place of residence to another place

commuter: Read
n.
(长期票通勤旅客,经常来往于两地之间的人) someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city

compact: Read
a. Syn. compressed; condensed; concise
(简明扼要的,紧缩的) closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something

comparable: Read
a. Syn. similar
(相似的) similar or equivalent; being of equal regard; worthy to be ranked with

compartment: Read
n.
(分隔间,火车车厢里的小房间) one of parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided; separate room, section, or chamber

compass: Read
v.
(指南针,圆规,两脚规) go about or entirely round; make the circuit of; enclose on all sides; surround

compatible: Read
a. Syn. harmonious
(和谐的) harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes

compel: Read
v.
(强迫,引起) force; coerce; necessitate or pressure by force

compensate: Read
v. Syn. make up; reimburse
(补偿,赔偿) make amends for; reimburse

compensation: Read
n.
(补偿的钱或物) something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury

competence: Read
n.
(能力,胜任) quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

compile: Read
v. Syn. assemble; gather; accumulate
(聚集,积累,汇集) put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources

complement: Read
v. Syn. complete; consummate
(补足,完善) complete; consummate; make perfect

complexion: Read
n. Syn. combination; complex
(肤色,局面) state of being complex; complexity; combination; complex

compliance: Read
n.
(顺从,谦让) readiness to yield; happy friendly agreement

complication: Read
n. Syn. complexity; intricacy
(并发症,复杂,复杂性) complexity; intricacy; any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of another disease

component: Read
n. Syn. element; ingredient
(成分) element; ingredient; abstract part of something

compose: Read
v. Syn. write; create
(作曲,写作,组成) write; create; make or create by putting together parts or elements

composite: Read
a.
(拼凑成的,混合成的) made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded

comprehensive: Read
a. Syn. thorough; inclusive
(全面的) thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope

compress: Read
v. Syn. squeeze; contract
(压缩) close; squeeze or press together; contract

comprise: Read
v. Syn. include
(包括) include; consist of; be composed of

compulsory: Read
a. Syn. mandatory; obligatory
(必须做的,被强制的) mandatory; obligatory; required by rule

compute: Read
v. Syn. reckon; calculate
(计算) reckon; make mathematical calculation

conceal: Read
v. Syn. hide; secrete
(隐藏,隐瞒) keep from being seen, found, observed, or discovered; secrete

concede: Read
v. Syn. admit; yield
(勉强,让步,屈从) admit; yield; give up physical control of another

conceive: Read
v. Syn. design; consider
(构思,设想) form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way

conception: Read
n. Syn. thought; idea
(开始,构思) beginning; forming of an idea; act of conceiving

concerted: Read
a.
(协调的) planned or accomplished together; combined

concession: Read
n.
(让步) act of yielding; point yielded; acknowledgment or admission

concise: Read
a. Syn. succinct; terse
(简要) brief and compact; expressing much in few words

conclude: Read
v. Syn. deduce; infer
(推断,作出结论) enclose; reach as an end of reasoning; make final determination ; judge or decide; bring to an end

concoct: Read
v.
(调制,捏造) digest; convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.

concurrent: Read
a. Syn. simultaneous; coincident
(并发的,协作的,一致的) simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time

condemn: Read
v. Syn. blame; denounce
(声讨,谴责) blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of

condense: Read
v.
(使浓缩,精简) change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate

conditioning: Read
n.
((心理)条件作用,训练) process of modifying person's behavior; preparation or training, especially athletic training of body

condolence: Read
n.
(吊唁,哀悼) expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

confer: Read
v.
(授予,赠与,(专门会议)商议) bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over

configuration: Read
n.
(轮廓,结构) arrangement of parts or elements; outline

confine: Read
v. Syn. limit; circumscribe
(限制) restrict in movement; circumscribe

conform: Read
v.
(符合,顺应,相配,使适合) comply with; follow; fit; meet

confuse: Read
v. Syn. disorient; mix up
(搞乱,使糊涂) cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; mix up

congestion: Read
n. Syn. overcrowding
(拥挤,拥塞) act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass

congruent: Read
a.
(全等的) possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding

conjunction: Read
n.
(会合的时机或状态,社团组织) state of being conjoined, united, or associated; union; association; league

conquer: Read
v.
(占领,攻取,攻克,征服) gain or acquire by force; take possession of by violent means; gain dominion over

conquest: Read
n.
(攻占,占领,征服,征服地,战利品) success in mastering something difficult; one that has been captivated or overcome

conscientious: Read
a. Syn. diligent; responsible; reliable
(尽责的,一丝不苟的) diligent; responsible; reliable

consecutive: Read
a. Syn. successive; sequential
(连续的) following one after another without interruption; sequential

consensus: Read
n. Syn. Agreement; accord
(意见一致,多数人的意见,舆论) general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole

consent: Read
v. Syn. accord; concur; allow
(同意,答应,允许) agree in opinion or sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; concur; allow

consequent: Read
a. Syn. resulting
(作为结果的,随之发生的) resulting; following as a logical conclusion

conservation: Read
n. Syn. preservation
(保存,保持) preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect

conservative: Read
a. Syn. traditional; conventional
(保守的,谨慎的,守旧的) favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change

conservatory: Read
n.
(温室,音乐或戏剧学院) greenhouse; school of music or dramatic art

conserve: Read
v. Syn. retain; preserve
(保存,保藏) retain; protect from loss or harm; preserve; use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste

considerable: Read
a. Syn. significant
(相当大(多)的,相当可观的) worthy of consideration; large in amount, extent, or degree

considerate: Read
a. Syn. thoughtful
(考虑周到的,体贴的) thoughtful; marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate

consign: Read
v.
(托运,托人看管) give, transfer, or deliver in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another

consist: Read
v.
(组成,构成,包括,一致,符合) be made up or composed; be comprised or contained in

console: Read
v. Syn. relieve; comfort
(安慰,抚慰) cheer from distress or depression; alleviate grief and raise spirits of; relieve; comfort

consolidate: Read
v.
(巩固,合并) make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm

conspicuous: Read
a. Syn. noticeable; prominent
(显著的,显而易见的) noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious

constituent: Read
n. Syn. component; element; ingredient
(分量或部件,选举人,投票人) component or part; citizen, voter

constitute: Read
v. Syn. form
(建立(政府),组成,构成) make up; form something

constrain: Read
v. Syn. restrain; confine
(强使,强逼) restrain; keep within close bounds; confine

constrict: Read
v. Syn. limit; restrict; shrink; contract
(约束,收缩) restrict; shrink; make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing

construct: Read
v. Syn. erect; build
(建造,创立) form by assembling or combining parts; build; create

consume: Read
v. Syn. devour; eat
(消费,消耗,大吃大喝) devour; eat

consumer: Read
n.
(消费者) people who buy goods or services

consumption: Read
n.
(消耗,消费) eating or drinking of something

contaminate: Read
v. Syn. taint; pollute; defile
(弄脏,污染,感染) make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute; defile

contemplate: Read
v. Syn. ponder; meditate
(沉思,周密思考) look at attentively and thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

contemporary: Read
a.
(当代的,存在的) modern; belonging to the same period of time

contend: Read
v.
(竞争,争取,争论) strive in opposition; contest; dispute; struggle for

contention: Read
n. Syn. controversy
(争论,争辩) competing as for profit or prize

context: Read
n. Syn. circumstance; setting
(上下文,语境) circumstance

contingency: Read
n.
(意外事件,可能性) condition of being dependent on chance; uncertainty; possibility

continuity: Read
n. Syn. coherence
((时间或空间的)连续性,连贯性) property of a continuous and connected period of time

contradict: Read
v. Syn. confront; oppose
(矛盾,抵触) confront; oppose

contradiction: Read
n.
(矛盾,反驳) assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct

contrast: Read
n.
((对比,对照的)差异) act of distinguishing by comparing differences

contribute: Read
v.
(捐献,贡献,投稿) provide; bestow a quality on

contribution: Read
n. Syn. impost; levy
(捐款,捐助,所捐之款,捐助物) act of contributing; payment exacted for special purpose; impost or levy

contrive: Read
v.
(计划,设计) form by an exercise of ingenuity; devise; invent; design

controversial: Read
a. Syn. controvertible; disputable
(引起或可能引起争论的) controvertible; disputable

controversy: Read
n. Syn. contention; argument
(争论,辩论) contentious speech act; argument

convene: Read
v. Syn. assemble
(召集,集合) cause to come together formally

convenience: Read
n.
(便利,方便) state of being suitable

converge: Read
v. Syn. approach
(聚合,接近) approach; tend to meet; come together

converse: Read
v. Syn. chat
(聊天,非正式谈话) chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts

conversely: Read
ad.
(相反地) in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.

convert: Read
n. Syn. transform
(改变,转换,皈依) change something into another form; transform

convey: Read
v.
(运送,运输,通知,通报,传达) carry from one place to another; bear or transport

coordinate: Read
v. Syn. integrate; harmonize
(协调,相配合) bring order and organization to; harmonize

cordial: Read
a. Syn. gracious
(亲切,衷心) gracious; showing warm and friendliness

cork: Read
n.
(软木,软木塞) lightweight elastic outer bark, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats

corps: Read
n.
(军团,兵团) an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together

correlate: Read
v. Syn. relate; associate
(使相互关联,使相互影响) relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation

correspond: Read
v.
(符合,协调,通信) be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages

correspondence: Read
n. Syn. mail
(通信,信件) similarity or analogy; communication by the exchange of letters

correspondent: Read
a.
(通讯员,记者) one who communicates information, especially, by letter or telegram to newspaper or periodical

corresponding: Read
a.
(相应的) accompanying

corrode: Read
v.
(腐蚀) destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away

corrupt: Read
a. Syn. spoiled; tainted
(不道德的,败德的,贪污的) changed from sound to putrid state; spoiled; tainted

cosmic: Read
a. Syn. vast
(宇宙的,广大无边的) pertaining to the universe; vast

cosmopolitan: Read
a. Syn. sophisticated
(世界主义) sophisticated; of worldwide scope

cosy: Read
n.
(舒适的,保暖的) padded or knitted covering placed especially over a teapot to keep the tea hot; cozy

counterbalance: Read
v.
(使平衡) act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one

counterfeit: Read
v. Syn. forge
(伪造,仿造) make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge

counterpart: Read
n. Syn. version; analogue; match
(相似的人或物,配对物) duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another

coupon: Read
n.
((附在商品上的)赠券,订货单,配给券) negotiable certificate attached to a bond; interest warrant; detachable certificates that may be torn off as needed

courier: Read
n. Syn. messenger; carrier
(送急件的人,信使) person who carries a message

coverage: Read
n. Syn. reportage
(新闻报道,报道) extent to which something is covered; news as presented by reporters

cradle: Read
n.
(婴儿摇篮,策源地,吊架,支持物) small low bed for an infant, often furnished with rockers; infancy, or very early life

craft: Read
n. Syn. vessel
(手艺,容器) something made by people; vessel

crater: Read
n.
(火山口,弹坑) a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano

crease: Read
n.
(折缝,皱痕) a line or long thin mark made by folding or doubling

creation: Read
n.
(创造,建立,作品,创造物) fact or state of having been created; act of investing with a new office or title

credential: Read
n. Syn. certificate; warrant
(信任状,证书,介绍信) certificate; warrant

credible: Read
a.
(可信的,可靠的) capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy

cricket: Read
n.
(板球运动,蟋蟀) outdoor game played with bats, a ball, and wickets by two teams of 11 players each

cripple: Read
n. Syn. handicap; maim; disable
(削弱,残废,跛子) person or animal that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limb

crisp: Read
a.
(干的,硬的,易碎的,脆的,新鲜的) firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle

criteria: Read
n.
(标准,规则) standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based

criterion: Read
n.
((评判的)标准,准绳,尺度) standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test

crooked: Read
a. Syn. curved
(不正直的,不诚实的,欺诈的) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved

crop: Read
n.
(庄稼,农作物,收获) the top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of plant or tree; grain or other product of field while standing; anything cut off or gathered

crouch: Read
v.
(蹲伏,弯腰) bend down; stoop low; lie close to the ground with the legs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear

crude: Read
a.
(粗糙的,粗鲁的,原始的) being in an unrefined or natural state; raw; lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive

crumb: Read
n.
(饼屑,面包屑,小量) small fragment or piece, especially, a small piece of bread or other food; broken or cut off

crumble: Read
v. Syn. fall apart; disintegrate
(粉碎,崩溃) break into small pieces; cause to fall in pieces

crumple: Read
v. Syn. wrinkle; rumple
(弄皱,起皱) fall apart; fold or collapse; crush together or press into wrinkles

crust: Read
n. Syn. covering; coat; shell
(地壳,外壳) outer layer ; covering; coat; shell

cube: Read
n.
(立方体,立方) three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides; cubicle, used for work or study

cucumber: Read
n.
(黄瓜) cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

culminate: Read
v.
(达到顶点,达到顶峰) reach the highest or most decisive point; rise to summit

cultivate: Read
v. Syn. farm; domesticate; nurture; teach
(耕种,培养) improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of

cumbersome: Read
a. Syn. heavy
(粗笨的,累赘) heavy; difficult to handle because of weight or bulk

cumulative: Read
a.
(累积) increasing by successive addition

cunning: Read
a.
(奸诈的,狡猾的) knowing; skillful; artful; designing; deceitful

cupboard: Read
n.
(食橱,碗碟柜) a small room or cabinet used for storage space

curl: Read
v.
(卷曲,蜷缩,缭绕) form into coiled or spiral shape; twist into ringlets or coils; move in curve or spiral

currency: Read
n. Syn. money
(通货,货币) money; general acceptance or use

curriculum: Read
n. Syn. course; program
(学校的全部课程) course; program

curtail: Read
v. Syn. shorten; reduce
(减短,降低) cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part

curve: Read
v.
(曲线,(道路的)弯曲处,弄弯) bend or turn gradually from a given direction, as road curves to the right

cushion: Read
n.
(垫子,软垫) soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling

custodian: Read
n. Syn. curator; guardian
(看守人,管理人) curator; guardian

custom: Read
n. Syn. tradition; practice
(习惯,传统,惯例) tradition; practice followed by people of a particular group or region

customary: Read
a.
(通常的,习惯的,惯例的) agreeing with or established by common usage; conventional; habitual

cylinder: Read
n.
(圆筒,圆柱体) cylindrical container