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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,研磨劑) rubbing away; tending to grind down

abrogate: Read  (廢除) 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  (節制(飲食),調節) sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

abstruse: Read  (難以理解的,複雜的) obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

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

acquiesce: Read  (默許) assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read  (尖銳,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  (尖銳) sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adamant: Read  (堅硬,不動搖) extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

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

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

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

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

aesthetic: Read  (審美的) 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  (歡快的情緒) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alchemy: Read  (煉金術士) medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

allay: Read  (平靜下來,(使)冷靜下來) calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

alleviate: Read  (解脫,釋放,釋然) provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

aloof: Read  (分離,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  (模棱兩可) state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

ambiguous: Read  (模棱兩可) unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalence: Read  (矛盾的觀點或情緒) state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambulatory: Read  (可移動的,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  (可愛的,友好的,愜意的) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

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

amorphous: Read  (無形的,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  (類似的) comparable; similar or alike

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

anecdote: Read  (奇聞軼事) 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  (不規則,異常,反常) irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

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

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

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

antiquated: Read  (過時的,陳舊的) too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

apathetic: Read  (冷漠的,無動於衷的) feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

apathy: Read  (漠不關心) lack of caring; indifference

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

appease: Read  (平靜,安撫) bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

apprehensive: Read  (恐懼的,擔心的) capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

arable: Read  (可耕種的) fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arbitrary: Read  (反复無常,隨機的) randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

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

archaic: Read  (過時的) no longer current or applicable; antiquated

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

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

billowing: Read  (波濤翻滾) swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

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

blatant: Read  (喧鬧,俗麗) flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

blighted: Read  (被毀壞的,受病害的) suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  (歡樂,高興) 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  (粗魯,笨拙) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bourgeois: Read  (中產階級,平庸的) middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

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

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

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

brusque: Read  (唐圖,直率,粗暴無禮) abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

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

bureaucracy: Read  (官僚機構) over-regulated administrative system

burgeon: Read  (發芽,成長) 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  (哄騙,勾引) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

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

callow: Read  (年幼,稚嫩,無經驗) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

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

candor: Read  (開誠佈公,坦率) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read  (脾氣壞,易發怒) ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capacious: Read  (寬敞的) 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評) fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  (製圖者,制地圖的人) one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  (嚴厲批評,懲罰) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

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

caucus: Read  (核心小組會議(秘密)) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

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

cavalcade: Read  (隊伍) 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  (責怪,批評) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

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

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

chary: Read  (謹慎,吝嗇) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: Read  (強辯,狡辯,欺騙) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chimerical: Read  (不現實,空想) fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  (易發怒的,脾氣壞) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

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

circumlocution: Read  (迂迴累贅的話,遁詞) indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing