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pacify: Read
v. Syn. soothe; subdue
(安抚,平静) ease anger or agitation of; make calm or quiet; end war or violence

paddle: Read
v.
(划桨,用桨划,戏水,玩水) row slowly and gently; move through water by means of repeated short strokes of the limbs

pageant: Read
n.
(壮观的游行,露天历史剧) elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainment; show, spectacle, or display

painstaking: Read
a.
(辛勤的) extremely careful and diligent work or effort; taking of pains

palatable: Read
a. Syn. agreeable
(可接受的,美味的) acceptable; sufficiently agreeable in flavor to be eaten

palpitate: Read
v.
(拍动,跳动,搏动) beat rapidly; shake with fast, tremulous movements

pamper: Read
v.
(纵容,过分关怀) feed to the full; feed luxuriously; glut; indulge with rich food

pamphlet: Read
n.
(小册子) brochure; leaflet; a small book usually having a paper cover

panorama: Read
v.
(全景,概观) complete view in every direction.

pant: Read
v.
(喘气,喘息) breathe quickly or in a labored manner; respire with heaving of the breast; sigh

parachute: Read
n.
(降落伞) rescue equipment consisting of a device that fills with air and retards your fall

paradigm: Read
n. Syn. model; example; pattern
(典范,模式) one that serves as a pattern or model; system of assumptions, concepts, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality

paradox: Read
n. Syn. contradiction
(悖论) something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct

paragraph: Read
n.
((文章的)段,段落,(报纸的)一则新闻) distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line

parallel: Read
n. Syn. similarity; analogy
(类似,相似) make or place something to another's side; of or relating to multiple operations at same time; not intersecting

paralyse: Read
v. Syn. paralyze
(瘫痪,废止) make unable to move or act; impair the progress or functioning of

paralysis: Read
n. Syn. apoplexy
(瘫痪,中风) loss of the ability to move a body part

parameter: Read
n.
(参数,参量) characteristic or feature that distinguishes something from others

paramount: Read
a. Syn. supreme; dominant
(极为重要的) foremost in importance; supreme in rank

paranoia: Read
n.
(妄想狂,偏执狂) psychological disorder by delusions; extreme, irrational distrust of others

paraphernalia: Read
n.
(琐碎的东西,零碎的随身物品) personal ornaments or accessories, as of attire; articles used in particular activity

paraphrase: Read
v. Syn. restate; reword
(解释,批注,注释) restate text in one's own words, especially to clarify thought of others

parasite: Read
n.
(寄生,寄生体) animal or plant living on another

parliament: Read
n.
(国会,议会) discussion; formal conference on public affairs; general council, especially an assembly of representatives of a nation

parody: Read
n.
(拙劣的模仿) work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of

partial: Read
a. Syn. incomplete; fragmentary; sectional
(部分的) incomplete; fragmentary; favoring one person or side over another or others

participate: Read
v.
(参与,参加,分享) take part in something; share in something

particle: Read
n. Syn. speck; grain
(点,微粒) a tiny piece of anything

partisan: Read
a. Syn. prejudiced
(一边倒的) one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party

partition: Read
v. Syn. divide
(分裂开来) divide into parts, pieces, or sections

passive: Read
a. Syn. compliant; inactive
(被动的) lacking in energy or will; peacefully resistant in response to injustice

pastime: Read
n.
(消遣,娱乐) something which amuses, and serves to make time pass agreeably; sport; amusement

pasture: Read
n. Syn. field; meadow
(牧场,草地) field covered with grass; meadow

pathos: Read
n. Syn. pity
(痛苦,悲怆,哀婉) tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings

patio: Read
n.
(庭院,平台) paved outside area, adjoining a house, used for dining or recreation

patriotism: Read
n.
(爱国主义,爱国心) love of country; devotion to welfare of one's country; virtues and actions of patriot

patron: Read
n. Syn. benefactor
(赞助人,资助人,(会员性的)顾客) benefactor; regular customer

pave: Read
v. Syn. coat; cover
(铺设,铺路) coat; cover

pavement: Read
n.
(人行道) floor or covering of solid material, laid so as to make hard and convenient surface for travel

peculiar: Read
a. Syn. special; characteristic
(特有的,专有的) special; characteristic; unusual; odd; bizarre

pedal: Read
n.
(踏板,踏蹬) foot-operated lever used for actuating or controlling a mechanism

pedestrian: Read
a. Syn. dull
(没有想象力的,普通的) lacking wit or imagination; ordinary

peer: Read
v. Syn. gaze; stare
(凝视,仔细看) gaze; stare; look searchingly; company with

pendulum: Read
n.
(摆,钟摆) a body suspended from fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum

penetrate: Read
v. Syn. pierce; permeate
(刺穿,渗入,了解) pierce; go through; permeate

pension: Read
n. Syn. payment; tribute
(养老金,退休金) something paid or given; payment to a person in consideration of past services

perceive: Read
v. Syn. sense; detect
(察觉,发觉) become aware of through the senses; detect

perceptible: Read
a.
(可以感觉到的,可见的) capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable

perception: Read
n. Syn. understanding; feeling; sense
(理解,感知,感觉) understanding; feeling; effect or product of perceiving

percussion: Read
a.
(打击) striking one object against another sharply

perennial: Read
n.
(终年的,永久的) lasting indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; remaining active throughout all the time

peril: Read
n. Syn. danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy
(危险) danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction

periodical: Read
n.
(期刊,杂志) publication that appears at fixed intervals

periodically: Read
ad.
(周期性) in a regular periodic manner; intermittently

periphery: Read
n. Syn. circumference; boundary
((圆形的)边缘) edge, especially of a round surface; surface of a solid; circumference

periscope: Read
n.
(潜望镜) optical instruments that contain reflecting elements, such as mirrors and prisms; general or comprehensive view

perish: Read
v.
(死,暴卒) be destroyed; pass away; become nothing

perishable: Read
a.
((尤指食物)易腐的,易坏的) liable to perish; subject to destruction or death or decay

permeate: Read
v. Syn. spread
(传播,流传) spread or flow throughout; pervade

permissible: Read
a.
(可容许的,可承认的) proper to be permitted; allowable; admissible.

perpendicular: Read
a. Syn. vertical; upright
(垂直的,直立的) vertical; upright; intersecting at or forming right angles; extremely steep

perpetual: Read
a. Syn. continual
(永久的) everlasting; continuing without interruption

perplex: Read
v.
(使为难,使困惑,使混乱) baffle; confuse

perplexity: Read
n.
(困惑,茫然) quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled; complication; intricacy; entanglement; embarrassment

persecute: Read
v.
(迫害,不断困扰) pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; beset with cruelty or malignity; harass; annoy

persevere: Read
v.
(坚忍) endure; be persistent, refuse to stop

persist: Read
v. Syn. continue; insist; persevere
(坚持,持续) continue; insist; persevere

perspire: Read
v.
(出汗,排汗) sweat; excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

pertain: Read
v.
(属于,关于) belong; have connection with, or dependence on

pertinent: Read
a. Syn. relevant
(说到点子上的,中肯的,有关的) having precise or logical relevance; pertaining or relating

perturb: Read
v.
(感到不安) disturb greatly; make uneasy or anxious; throw into great confusion

pervade: Read
v.
(弥漫,普及) pass or flow through, as an aperture; permeate; pass or spread through the whole extent of

perverse: Read
a.
(不正当的,邪恶的,做作的) stubbornly wrongheaded; directed away from what is right or good

pervert: Read
v.
(使堕落,滥用) cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt; bring to a bad or worse condition

pessimism: Read
n. Syn. gloominess
(悲观主义者) belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess

pester: Read
v.
(纠缠,强求) trouble; disturb; annoy; harass with petty vexations

pesticide: Read
n. Syn. insecticide
(杀虫剂) a chemical used to kill pests

petal: Read
n.
(花瓣) one of the often brightly colored parts of flower, immediately surrounding reproductive organs

petition: Read
n. Syn. plea; request
(请愿) plea; formal message requesting something

petroleum: Read
n.
(石油) dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

pharmaceutical: Read
a.
(制药的) of or pertaining to knowledge of pharmacy or preparing medicines

pharmacy: Read
n.
(调药,配药,制药,药房,药店) art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs

phenomenon: Read
n.
(现象) appearance; anything visible, in matter or spirit; extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence

phobia: Read
n. Syn. aversion
(恐怖) anxiety disorder by extreme and irrational fear; dislike

phonetic: Read
a.
(表示语音的) of or pertaining to the voice; relating to sounds of spoken language

physiological: Read
a.
(生理学的) pertaining to science of the function of living organisms

physique: Read
n.
(体格) natural constitution, or physical structure, of a person

picturesque: Read
a. Syn. scenic; beautiful
(如画的,美丽的) scenic; striking or interesting in an unusual way

piecemeal: Read
ad. Syn. gradually
(一次一个的,逐个的,渐渐的) by a small amount at a time; in stages; gradually

piety: Read
n. Syn. godliness
(虔诚) religious devotion and reverence to God; devout act, thought, or statement; godliness

pigment: Read
n. Syn. coloring; dye
(色素) substance used as coloring; dry coloring matter

pilgrim: Read
n.
(朝圣客,香客) traveler; one who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee

pillar: Read
n.
(柱子,柱状物,重要的支持者) column; post

pimple: Read
n.
(粉刺,丘疹,脓疱) any small acuminated elevation of the cuticle; small inflammatory dermal tumor or swelling

pinch: Read
v. Syn. clutch; squeeze
(掐,夹痛) clutch; squeeze between the thumb and a finger, the jaws of a tool, or other edges

pinnacle: Read
n. Syn. peak
(顶尖,顶点) peak; tall pointed formation, such as mountain peak

pinpoint: Read
v. Syn. spot; locate
(准确地确定,标出精确位置) spot; locate or identify with precision

piracy: Read
n.
(非法翻印,海盗行为) crime of pirate; robbery committed at sea; unauthorized use or reproduction of copyrighted or patented material

piston: Read
n.
(活塞) sliding piece which either is moved by, or moves against; mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion

pivot: Read
n. Syn. axis; focus; center
(枢轴,中心点,重点) axis; focus; center

placard: Read
n.
(布告,广告,招贴,公布,揭示) sign or notice for display in a public place; small card or plaque, such as nameplate on a door

placid: Read
a. Syn. peaceful; calm
(平静的) peaceful; tranquil; calm or quiet

plagiarize: Read
v.
(剽窃) steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own

plaintive: Read
a. Syn. mournful; melancholy
(哀伤的) expressing sorrow ;mournful or melancholy; sad

planetarium: Read
n.
(天文馆,天象仪) apparatus or model representing the solar system; display museum in which images of stars are projected onto a domed ceiling

plank: Read
n. Syn. board; lumber
(厚木板) board; lumber

plankton: Read
n.
(浮游生物) all the animals and plants, which live at or near surface of waters; collection of small or microscopic organisms

plantation: Read
n. Syn. farm
(种植园,种植园) farm; an area under cultivation; a group of cultivated trees or plants

plaster: Read
n.
(灰泥,石膏) cover conspicuously, as by pasting something on; adhesive tape used in dressing wounds; a hardened surface as on a wall or ceiling

plateau: Read
n. Syn. highland; upland
(高原,高地) highland; upland; relatively flat highland

platform: Read
n. Syn. stage
(月台,平台,讲坛) stage; a raised horizontal surface

platitude: Read
n.
(陈词滥调) dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality

plausible: Read
a. Syn. believable; credible
(似是而非的) likely but not certain to be or become true or real

pliable: Read
a. Syn. flexible; yielding; adaptable
(圆滑的,柔韧的,弯曲的) flexible; yielding; easily bent or shaped

plight: Read
n. Syn. predicament
(情况,状况,困境) condition or state, especially a bad state or condition

plough: Read
v.
(犁,犁田) break and turn over earth especially with a plow; move with force

plumb: Read
a. Syn. vertical
(垂直,铅锤,用铅锤量) checking perpendicularity; exactly vertical

plummet: Read
v.
(垂直落下) fall straight down; plunge; decline suddenly and steeply

plunder: Read
v.
(抢劫,掠夺) take goods of by force, or without right; spoil; sack; strip; rob

plunge: Read
v. Syn. dive; submerge
(跳进,投入,陷入) dive; submerge; become suddenly lower; decrease dramatically; throw oneself into a substance or place

poise: Read
v.
(使相等,使平衡) be balanced or held in suspension; hover; carry or hold in equilibrium; balance

poke: Read
v.
(刺,戳,嘲弄) push at, as with a finger or an arm; search or look curiously; proceed in slow or lazy manner; thrust forward

polar: Read
a.
(靠近极地的,靠近北极(或南极)的) pertaining to one of the poles of the earth; of the poles

politic: Read
a. Syn. expedient
(精明的,明智的,谨慎的) expedient; artful, crafty or cunning; using, displaying, or proceeding from policy

pollinate: Read
v. Syn. fertilize
((植物)授粉) fertilize by transferring pollen

ponder: Read
v.
(仔细考虑) weigh; weigh in the mind; view with deliberation; examine carefully; consider attentively

ponderous: Read
a. Syn. weighty
(沉重的,笨重的,呆板的,冗长的) slow and laborious because of weight; labored and dull

porcelain: Read
n.
(瓷器,瓷制的,精美的,脆的) ceramic ware made of a more or less translucent ceramic

pore: Read
v. Syn. scrutinize; ponder
(沉思,考察,深思熟虑) gaze intently; stare; scrutinize; read or study carefully and attentively

porous: Read
a. Syn. permeable
(筛子似的) full of pores; able to absorb fluids; full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through

portable: Read
a. Syn. mobile
(便携的,手提的,轻便的) mobile; easily or conveniently transported

portfolio: Read
n.
(文件夹,股份单) portable case to hold loose papers; materials in such case; office or post of minister of state; a group of investments

portion: Read
n. Syn. part; section; segment
(一部分,部分) section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole

portray: Read
v. Syn. depict; describe; draw
(描述,绘制) depict; describe; draw

postage: Read
n.
(邮资) token that postal fee has been paid; charge for mailing something

posterity: Read
n. Syn. descendants; offspring
(子孙,后裔) descendants collectively; the race that proceeds from a progenitor; future generations

postgraduate: Read
n.
(研究生) student who continues studies after graduation

posthumous: Read
a.
(身后的,遗腹的) after death, as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death

postmortem: Read
a.
(验尸,死后解剖,事后的调查分析) occurring or done after death; relating to a medical examination of a dead body

postscript: Read
n.
((信末签名后的)又及,附言,(书等的)附录) paragraph added to letter after it is concluded and signed by the writer

posture: Read
n. Syn. pose
(姿势,体态) position or arrangement of the body and its limbs

potent: Read
a. Syn. powerful
(有能力的,有影响力的,有优势的) powerful; having power to influence or convince; having great control or authority

pottery: Read
n.
(陶器,陶器场) craft of making earthenware; ceramic ware made from clay

poultry: Read
n.
(家禽,食用家禽) domestic fowls reared for eating, or for their eggs or feathers, such as cocks and hens, capons, turkeys, ducks, and geese

pounce: Read
v.
(突然扑过去,攫住,猛扑,突袭) attacks suddenly; seize something swiftly and eagerly; leap into the air intending to seize someone or something

poverty: Read
n. Syn. indigence; destitution
(贫困) lack of money; state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts

practicable: Read
a. Syn. feasible
(可行的) feasible; capable of being effected, done, or put into practice

practitioner: Read
n.
(从业者) someone engaged in a profession as law, medicine

pragmatic: Read
a. Syn. practical
(实际的,注重实效的) practical as opposed to idealistic; concerned with the practical worth or impact of something

preach: Read
v. Syn. advocate; sermonize
(布道,鼓吹) advocate; speak, plead; argue in favor of

precarious: Read
a. Syn. uncertain; risky
(不确定的,冒风险) uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability

precaution: Read
n. Syn. prevention
(预防措施,警惕) prevention; measure taken beforehand; act of foresight

precede: Read
v. Syn. antecede
(在之前,早于,优先于) come before; antecede

precedence: Read
n.
((事情发生的)先后次序,优先,优先权) fact, state, or right of preceding; priority; previous occurrence, or existence before; preceding act or speech

precedent: Read
n. Syn. example; pattern
(先例) act or instance that may be used as example in subsequent similar cases

preceding: Read
a. Syn. ahead
(在前的) ahead; prior to

precipice: Read
n. Syn. cliff
(悬崖,危险的位置) cliff; overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; dangerous position

precipitate: Read
a. Syn. rash; premature; hasty
(匆忙的,突然的,未成熟的,草率的) rash; moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong; occurring suddenly

precise: Read
a. Syn. exact; accurate
(精确的) exact; clearly expressed; accurate or correct

predecessor: Read
n. Syn. forerunner; ancestor
(前任,前辈) former occupant of post; ancestor or forefather

predict: Read
v. Syn. forecast; foretell
(预言,预告) state, tell about, or make known in advance, especially on the basis of special knowledge

predictable: Read
a. Syn. expectable; likely
(可预见的) expectable; likely; capable of being predicted or foretold

predisposition: Read
n.
(倾向,癖性) state of being predisposed; tendency or inclination

predominant: Read
a. Syn. principal; dominant; overpowering
(支配的,主要的) most frequent or common; having superior power and influence

preface: Read
n.
(序言,开端) something spoken as introductory to a discourse, or written as introductory to a book or essay

prejudice: Read
n.
(偏见,成见,损害) opinion formed without due examination; leaning toward one side of a question

prelude: Read
n. Syn. introduction; forerunner
(序,先驱,先导) introduction; forerunner; preliminary or preface

premise: Read
n. Syn. assumption; postulate
(假定,假设,前提) proposition upon which an argument is based; assumption; land and the buildings on it

premium: Read
n.
(额外费用,保险金,奖金) having or reflecting superior quality or value

prerogative: Read
n. Syn. privilege
(特权) privilege; unquestionable right; exclusive power to command

prescribe: Read
v. Syn. dictate; guide
(指示,规定) dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim

preserve: Read
v. Syn. uphold; retain; maintain
(保存) uphold; retain; maintain in safety from injury, peril, or harm

prestige: Read
n. Syn. fame; reputation
(声望,威信) impression produced by achievements or reputation; recognized distinction or importance

prestigious: Read
a. Syn. honored; respected; reputed
(有名望的,有威信的) honored; respected; reputed; exerting influence by reason of high status

presumably: Read
ad. Syn. assumedly; supposedly
(推测起来,大概) assumedly; supposedly

presumption: Read
n.
(假定,冒昧) act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; act of assuming; belief upon incomplete proof

pretentious: Read
a.
(自命不凡,华而不实,自大) intended to attract notice and impress others; making unjustified claims; overly ambitious

pretext: Read
n. Syn. excuse
(借口,托辞) excuse; something serving to conceal plans; fictitious reason

prevail: Read
v. Syn. induce; ; triumph
(导致,促使,击败,盛行) induce; be greater in strength or influence; triumph; win out

prevalent: Read
a. Syn. widespread
(普遍的,流行的) widespread; widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted

prey: Read
n. Syn. victim
(猎物,受害人,牺牲品) target of a hunt; animal hunted or caught for food

primitive: Read
a. Syn. rudimentary; primeval
(上古的,原始的) belonging to an early stage; simple or naive in style; primeval

probe: Read
v. Syn. detect; investigate; search
(探测) explore with tools; investigate; search

proceeding: Read
n.
(行动,进行) a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

proclaim: Read
v. Syn. declare; announce
(声明,宣告) declare; announce

procure: Read
v.
(取得,获得) bring into possession; cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; cause to come

prodigious: Read
a. Syn. marvelous; enormous
(巨大的) impressively great in size, force, or extent; enormous

productive: Read
a.
(多产的,能生产的,生产的) having quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results; causing to exist

productivity: Read
n.
(生产力,生产率) quality or state of being productive; productiveness.

profane: Read
v. Syn. violate; desecrate; abuse
(亵渎) violate; put to improper, unworthy, or degrading use; abuse

proficiency: Read
n. Syn. skill; expertise
(熟练,精通) skillfulness in command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity; expertise

profound: Read
a. Syn. deep; complete
(深刻的) deep; not superficial; far-reaching

profuse: Read
a.
(很多的,浪费的) in great quantity or abundance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal

prohibit: Read
v. Syn. ban; taboo; forbid
(禁止) ban; taboo; forbid

prolific: Read
a. Syn. productive; fruitful
(多产的,丰富的) producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile

prologue: Read
n. Syn. introduction; preface
(序(诗歌,歌剧的)) introduction, usually to a poem or play

prolong: Read
v. Syn. lengthen
(拖延) make longer; draw out; lengthen

promote: Read
v. Syn. publicize; advance
(提升,促进) help to flourish; advance in rank; publicize

prompt: Read
v. Syn. cause; remind; ; inspire
(提示,鼓动,迅速及时的) move to act; incite; give rise to; assist with a reminder

prone: Read
a.
(倾向于) inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency

propaganda: Read
n.
(宣传) organization or plan for spreading a particular doctrine or a system of principles

propagate: Read
v. Syn. multiply; spread
(迅速增长,传播,扩散) cause something to multiply or breed; cause to extend to broader area or larger number

propel: Read
v.
(推进) drive forward; cause to move forward or onward; push

prophecy: Read
n.
(预见,预见能力,预言) declaration of something to come; foretelling; prediction; knowledge of the future

proportion: Read
n. Syn. amounts; percentage
(比例,比率) percentage; quotient obtained when a part is divided by the whole; part considered in relation to the whole

propriety: Read
n. Syn. fitness; appropriateness
(适当) fitness; correct conduct; quality of being proper; appropriateness

propulsion: Read
n. Syn. push
(推进,推进力) push; driving force; act of propelling

prosecute: Read
v. Syn. sue
(告发,检举) seek to obtain or enforce by legal action; carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in

prospect: Read
n. Syn. possibility; hope; outlook
(前景,期望) possibility of future success; belief about future

prospective: Read
a.
(未来的,预期的) being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected

prospectus: Read
n.
(章程,内容简介) summary, plan, or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature

protein: Read
n.
(蛋白质) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells

prototype: Read
n. Syn. model; archetype
(原型) original work used as a model; original type

protract: Read
v. Syn. prolong
(延长) prolong; draw out or lengthen in time

protrude: Read
v.
(突出) extend out or project in space; stick out

provision: Read
n. Syn. supply
(供应,供应品) stipulated condition; act of supplying or fitting out; something provided

provisional: Read
a. Syn. tentative; temporary
(临时的) temporary; provided for present need only

provoke: Read
v. Syn. irritate; cause; evoke
(激怒,惹,煽动,挑起) stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling

proximity: Read
n. Syn. nearness; adjacency
(接近,亲近) state of being proximate; nearness in place, time, or relation

proxy: Read
n. Syn. agent
(代理) authority to act for another; agent or substitute

pseudonym: Read
n.
(假名,笔名) pen name; fictitious name used when someone performs a particular social role

psychiatry: Read
n.
(精神病学) application of healing art to mental diseases; a branch of medicine of mental and emotional disorders

publication: Read
n.
(发表,公布,出版,发行物) act or process of publishing printed matter; communication of information to public

publish: Read
v.
(出版,发行,公开,发表) make public; make known to mankind, or to people in general

pulp: Read
n.
(果肉) fruit flesh; any soft or soggy mass

punctual: Read
a.
(准时的,按时的) consisting in a point; limited to a point; unexpended; precise

puncture: Read
v. Syn. prick
(刺穿,戳破) a small hole made by a sharp object; pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into

pungent: Read
a. Syn. stinging; caustic
(刺激的,辛辣的,尖锐的) stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic

purge: Read
v. Syn. remove; cleanse; purify
(净化,清除,拉肚子) remove or get rid of something unwanted; free from blame or guilt; cleanse or purify

purity: Read
n.
(纯洁,纯净,纯粹) condition of being pure; freedom from foreign admixture or deleterious matter; cleanness

quaint: Read
a. Syn. odd; picturesque; strange
(离奇古怪的) odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character

qualification: Read
n.
(资格,条件) an attribute that must be met

qualify: Read
v.
(使合格,使具有资格) make such as is required; give added or requisite qualities to; make legally capable

qualitative: Read
a.
(性质的,定性的) relating to quality; having the character of quality

quarry: Read
n. Syn. victim; prey
(猎物,受害者) victim; object of hunt; hunted animal

quarterly: Read
ad.
(每季地) every three months; in three month intervals

queer: Read
a. Syn. eccentric; mysterious
(奇怪的,疯狂的) odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric; mysterious; suspicious; questionable

quench: Read
v. Syn. extinguish
(弄湿,扑灭,熄灭,淬火) put out a fire; extinguish; put an end to; destroy

questionnaire: Read
n.
(调查表,问卷) form containing a set of questions; submitted to people to gain statistical information

quiver: Read
v. Syn. tremble; shake
(轻微快速的振动) shake with slight, rapid, tremulous movement

quota: Read
n. Syn. share; ration
(配额,定量,定额) limitation on imports; ration; prescribed number