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abhor
abrasive
abrogate
absolution
abstain
abstemious
abstruse
accolade
acquiesce
acrid
acrophobia
acuity
adamant
adroit
adulation
adversity
advocate
aesthetic
affable
alacrity
alchemy
allay
alleviate
aloof
amass
ambiguity
ambiguous
ambivalence
ambulatory
ameliorate
amiable
amity
amorphous
analgesic
analogous
anarchy
anecdote
animosity
annex
anomaly
antagonism
antediluvian
anthology
antiquated
apathetic
apathy
apocryphal
appease
apprehensive
arable
arbitrary
arcane
archaic
bigot
bilk
billowing
blasphemy
blatant
blighted
blithe
bolster
boorish
bourgeois
braggart
brevity
broach
brusque
bulwark
bureaucracy
burgeon
burnish
buttress
cajole
caldron
callow
candid
candor
cantankerous
capacious
capitulate
carping
cartographer
castigate
catharsis
caucus
caustic
cavalcade
celerity
censorious
censure
cerebral
certitude
chary
chicanery
chimerical
choleric
circuitous
circumlocution

Word and Definition List


abhor: Read  (憎恨) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

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

abrogate: Read  (废除) abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

absolution: Read  (赦免,免除) act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest

abstain: Read  (控制,限制(自己)) refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

abstemious: Read  (节制(饮食),调节) sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  (难以理解的,复杂的) obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

accolade: Read  (出名的大奖) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

acquiesce: Read  (默许) assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read  (尖锐,尖酸) unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

acrophobia: Read  (恐高症) fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

acuity: Read  (尖锐) sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adamant: Read  (坚硬,不动摇) extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

adroit: Read  (熟练,有技巧) skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adulation: Read  (奉承,恭维) excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

adversity: Read  (贫困,不幸) state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advocate: Read  (辩护,推广) speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aesthetic: Read  (审美的) elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

affable: Read  (平易近人的) easily approachable; warmly friendly

alacrity: Read  (欢快的情绪) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

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

allay: Read  (平静下来,(使)冷静下来) calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

alleviate: Read  (解脱,释放,释然) provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

aloof: Read  (分离,保留) apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

amass: Read  (收集) collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

ambiguity: Read  (模棱两可) state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read  (模棱两可的) unclear or doubtful in meaning

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

ambulatory: Read  (可移动的,不固定) able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

ameliorate: Read  (提高) make or become better; improve; grow better

amiable: Read  (可爱的,友好的,惬意的) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amity: Read  (友谊) friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

amorphous: Read  (无形的,不成形的) formless; lacking shape or definition

analgesic: Read  (止痛的) serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

analogous: Read  (类似的) comparable; similar or alike

anarchy: Read  (无政府主义) absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

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

animosity: Read  (仇恨) bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

annex: Read  (接手) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annex: Read  (接手) append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

anomaly: Read  (不规则,异常,反常) irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

antagonism: Read  (反抗,敌对) active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antediluvian: Read  (远古,上古,及其久远) antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

anthology: Read  (选集) book of literary selections by various authors

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

apathetic: Read  (冷漠的,无动于衷的) feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

apathy: Read  (漠不关心) lack of caring; indifference

apocryphal: Read  (假的,捏造的) untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

appease: Read  (平静,安抚) bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

apprehensive: Read  (恐惧的,担心的) capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

arable: Read  (可耕种的) fit for growing crops, as by plowing

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

arcane: Read  (秘密,谜) secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

archaic: Read  (过时的) no longer current or applicable; antiquated

bigot: Read  ((宗教,政治等的)盲信者,顽固者) hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

bilk: Read  (骗) defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

billowing: Read  (波涛翻滚) swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

blasphemy: Read  (亵渎) act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity

blatant: Read  (喧闹,俗丽) flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

blighted: Read  (被毁坏的,受病害的) suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  (欢乐,高兴) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bolster: Read  (支持,增援) support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

boorish: Read  (粗鲁,笨拙) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bourgeois: Read  (中产阶级,平庸的) middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

braggart: Read  (自夸,吹嘘) boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

brevity: Read  (简短,短暂) quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

broach: Read  (介绍,提出,引见) introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

brusque: Read  (唐图,直率,粗暴无礼) abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

bulwark: Read  (壁垒) earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bureaucracy: Read  (官僚机构) over-regulated administrative system

burgeon: Read  (发芽,成长) grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burnish: Read  (擦拭) make shiny by rubbing; polish

buttress: Read  (支持) support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

cajole: Read  (哄骗,勾引) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

caldron: Read  (大锅) large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

callow: Read  (年幼,稚嫩,无经验) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

candid: Read  (率直的,坦白的) straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read  (开诚布公,坦率) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read  (脾气坏,易发怒) ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capacious: Read  (宽敞的) capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

capitulate: Read  (投降) surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

carping: Read  (不公正的不合理的批评) fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  (制图者,制地图的人) one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  (严厉批评,惩罚) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

catharsis: Read  (导泻,通便,疏泄) purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caucus: Read  (核心小组会议(秘密)) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

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

cavalcade: Read  (队伍) ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

celerity: Read  (速度) swiftness of action or motion; speed

censorious: Read  (批判的) critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

censure: Read  (责怪,批评) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

cerebral: Read  (脑的,智力的) relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

certitude: Read  (确实) state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

chary: Read  (谨慎,吝啬) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: Read  (强辩,狡辩,欺骗) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chimerical: Read  (不现实,空想) fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  (易发怒的,脾气坏) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

circuitous: Read  (迂回的) being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

circumlocution: Read  (迂回累赘的话,遁词) indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing