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abandon
abate
abbreviation
abduct
abhor
abject
abolish
abort
abrupt
absolve
abstain
abstruse
absurd
abundant
abyss
accessible
acclaim
accomplice
accurate
accuse
acid
acquaint
acquiesce
acrid
actuate
acute
adamant
adapt
adept
adequate
adhere
adjacent
admonish
adorn
advent
adverse
advocate
affable
affect
affiliate
affinity
affliction
affluent
aggravate
aggregate
agile
agitate
agrarian
ailment
akin
allegiance
alleviate
allocate
allot
allude
aloft
aloof
alternative
amazing
ambiguous
ambivalence
ambivalent
amenable
amiable
amicable
amnesia
amnesty
amphitheater
analogous
anecdote
annex
annual
anonymous
antagonism
antagonist
antedate
anticipate
antique
anxious
apathy
apparent
appealing
appease
applaud
appraise
apprise
approbation
apt
arable
arduous
arid
aroma
arrogant
articulate
artificial
ascertain
assail
assault
assert
assiduous
assimilate
astonishing
astute
atone
atrocity
attain
attribute
audacious
auditory
augment
august
austere
authentic
authorize
automaton
autonomy
avalanche
avarice
aver
aversion
avert
aviator
avid
avoid
awkward
bacchanalian
bachelor
baffle
bald
balmy
ban
bankrupt
bar
bare
barren
barter
bashful
bead
beam
bear
beckon
bellicose
belligerent
beneficial
beneficiary
benefit
benevolent
bequeath
besiege
bestow
betray
beverage
bias
bicker
bilateral
biography
bland
blatant
blend
blizzard
bloom
bluff
blunder
blunt
bold
bolster
bond
boom
brace
breakthrough
breathtaking
breed
breeze
brilliant
brisk
brittle
broach
brochure
brutal
bulky
burrow
buttress
cajole
calamity
calm
camouflage
canvass
capable
captivate
caricature
carnage
carve
cast
casual
cataclysm
catastrophe
caustic
cautious
cavity
celebrated
censor
censure
census
centennial
chaos
chasm
cherish
chicanery
chide
chilly
chop
chubby
cite
clandestine
clash
classify
cliche
cling
clumsy
coalescence
coalition
coax
coherent
coin
collaborate
colossal
commence
commerce
commitment
commodity
compact
compel
competent
compile
complement
compliment
comply
component
comprehensible
comprehensive
comprise
compulsory
concede
concerted
concise
concoct
concord
concrete
concurrent
condemn
confer
confidential
configuration
confiscate
conflict
conform
congenial
congestion
conglomerate
congregate
conjecture
consecutive
consistent
conspicuous
contaminate
contemplate
contempt
contention
contrive
controversial
controversy
convenient
convey
conviction
copious
cordial
corporeal
corpulent
corroborate
courteous
covert
cozy
crave
crease
crooked
crouch
crucial
crude
cryptic
cultivate
cumbersome
cumulative
curb
curious
curt
curtail
damp
dangle
daring
daunt
dazzling
decadent
decay
deceit
deception
decipher
declare
declivity
decompose
decorate
dedicate
deem
defame
defect
defective
defer
deficient
definitive
defraud
degenerate
dehydrate
deity
dejected
deliberate
delicate
deluge
delusion
demise
demolish
denote
denounce
dense
depress
deprive
derelict
deride
descry
desecrate
deserted
desiccate
desist
desolate
desultory
detect
deteriorate
detrimental
deviate
device
devise
devoid
dexterous
digress
diligent
dilute
dim
dimension
dingy
dip
discard
discern
discipline
disclose
discord
discrepancy
disdain
dismal
dismay
disparity
disperse
disposition
dispute
disseminate
dissolve
distinct
distinguished
distract
diverge
divulge
docile
dodge
dogged
doleful
dominate
donate
dot
doze
drain
drastic
drawback
dreary
drench
drip
drought
drowsy
dubious
dull
dumbfound
dunce
durable
dwell
dwelling
dwindle
dynamic
eclipse
ecology
edible
edifice
eerie
efface
elaborate
elasticity
elderly
elegant
elevate
elicit
eligible
elucidate
elude
emanate
emancipate
embed
emblem
emboss
eminent
emit
emulate
enamored
enchant
enchanting
encomium
encounter
endeavor
endorse
engender
enhance
enigma
enlist
enmity
ennui
ensue
enthrall
entice
enumerate
enunciate
envisage
ephemeral
epitaph
epithet
equitable
equivocal
eradicate
erect
escalate
eschew
espouse
essay
essential
estate
esteem
eulogy
evacuate
evade
evanescent
evenhanded
evolve
exacerbate
exacting
exalt
excavate
exceed
excerpt
excursion
execute
exhaustive
exhilarating
exhortation
expendable
expire
explicit
exploit
explore
expose
expunge
extensive
extol
extract
extraneous
extravagant


abandon: Read
n. Syn. relinquish
(沒有約束,放任情緒) lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abate: Read
v. Syn. subside; decrease; lessen
(減弱,減少) subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

abbreviation: Read
n.
(縮寫,縮寫詞) shortening something by omitting parts of it

abduct: Read
v.
(綁架,拐走) carry off by force; kidnap

abhor: Read
v. Syn. detest; hate
(憎恨) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

abject: Read
a. Syn. wretched
(窮困潦倒,卑微) being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status

abolish: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul
(廢除) cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

abort: Read
v. Syn. failure; terminate
(中止計劃(任務)) stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy

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

absolve: Read
v. Syn. release; liberate; exempt
(解脫責任) let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation

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

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

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

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

abyss: Read
n. Syn. chasm
(深淵,深坑,無底洞) enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell

accessible: Read
a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
(可得到的) easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with

acclaim: Read
v. Syn. applaud
(讚揚,表揚) applaud; announce with great approval

accomplice: Read
n. Syn. associate
(共犯,同夥) partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing

accurate: Read
a. Syn. precise; correct
(準確的,正確的) capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

accuse: Read
v. Syn. blame; condemn
(指責,歸咎) blame; condemn

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

acquaint: Read
v. Syn. Inform
(熟悉) inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar

acquiesce: Read
v. Syn. assent
(默許) assent; agree without protesting

acrid: Read
a. Syn. sharp; bitter
(尖銳,尖酸) unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

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

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

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

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

adept: Read
a. Syn. competent; proficient
(擅長於) expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

adequate: Read
a. Syn. sufficient; enough
(足夠的,充實的) sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

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

adjacent: Read
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
(鄰近的,毗鄰的) adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

admonish: Read
v. Syn. warn; reprove
(警告,訓斥) warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided

adorn: Read
v. Syn. decorate
(裝飾) enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

advent: Read
n. Syn. arrival
(到來,出現) coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important

adverse: Read
a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
(討厭,敵意) in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

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

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

affect: Read
v.
(影響,假裝) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affiliate: Read
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
(使隸屬,接納為成員) associate; incorporate

affinity: Read
n. Syn. kinship
(親緣關係) natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage

affliction: Read
n. Syn. calamity; distress; misfortune; pain
(痛苦) cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress

affluent: Read
a.
(富有的,豐富的) having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

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

aggregate: Read
v. Syn. gather; accumulate
(收集,聚集) gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

agile: Read
a. Syn. nimble; brisk
(敏捷的,活潑輕快的) moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick

agitate: Read
v. Syn. disturb
(激怒,打擾) cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb

agrarian: Read
a.
(耕地的,耕種的) pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters

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

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

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

alleviate: Read
v. Syn. relieve; moderate; reduce
(解脫,釋放,釋然) provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

allocate: Read
v. Syn. assign
(分配,制定) assign; distribute according to plan

allot: Read
v. Syn. distribute
(按份額分配) parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot

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

aloft: Read
ad. Syn. upward
(向上) in or into a high place; high or higher up

aloof: Read
a. Syn. apart; distant
(分離,保留) apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

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

amazing: Read
a. Syn. awesome; astounding; surprising
(令人驚異的) awesome; astounding; surprising

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

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

ambivalent: Read
a. Syn. mixed; contradictory
(有矛盾情緒的,舉棋不定的) mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

amenable: Read
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
(有服從義務的,隨時服從的) responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

amiable: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
(可愛的,友好的,愜意的) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amicable: Read
a. Syn. friendly
(溫和的,友好禮貌的) exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

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

amnesty: Read
n. Syn. pardon; forgiveness
(原諒) general pardon granted by government, especially for political offenses

amphitheater: Read
n.
(橢圓形的劇院,鬥獸場) oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena

analogous: Read
a. Syn. comparable
(類似的) comparable; similar or alike

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
(奇聞軼事) short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

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

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

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
(匿名的) having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

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

antagonist: Read
n.
(敵手,對手) one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent

antedate: Read
v.
(填更早的日期,早於,先於) be earlier in time; go back further

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

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
(古董) any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

anxious: Read
a. Syn. eager; keen; worried
(渴望的,擔憂的) eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter

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

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

appealing: Read
a. Syn. attractive; charming
(動人的,媚人的) attractive; charming

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

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

appraise: Read
v. Syn. evaluate
(估價) estimate value of; evaluate, especially in official capacity

apprise: Read
v. Syn. inform
(告訴) inform; give notice to; make aware

approbation: Read
n. Syn. approval
(同意,批准) expression of warm approval; praise

apt: Read
a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
(恰當的,貼切的) likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

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

arduous: Read
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
(努力,奮發) demanding great effort or labor; difficult

arid: Read
a. Syn. dry; barren
(荒蕪的) dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants

aroma: Read
n. Syn. fragrance; scent
(香氣,芬芳,芳香) fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
(傲慢的,自大的,傲慢) arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

articulate: Read
a. Syn. effective; distinct
(有效的,獨特的) 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.

ascertain: Read
v. Syn. discover; insure
(確認,確證) find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of

assail: Read
v. Syn. assault
(攻擊) assault; attack with or as if with violent blows

assault: Read
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
((武力)襲擊,(口頭)攻擊) attack; onslaught

assert: Read
v. Syn. declare
(斷言) declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly

assiduous: Read
a. Syn. diligent; persistent
(勤奮) constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

assimilate: Read
v. Syn. absorb
(吸收,同化) incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble

astonishing: Read
a. Syn. astounding; miraculous
(驚人的,奇蹟的) very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly

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

atone: Read
v.
(補償,償還) make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin

atrocity: Read
n.
(暴行) brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness

attain: Read
v. Syn. gain
(獲得,完成) achieve or accomplish; gain

attribute: Read
n. Syn. trait
(屬性, 望) essential quality; reputation; honor

audacious: Read
a. Syn. brave; bold
(大膽的,魯莽的) fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold

auditory: Read
a.
(聽覺的) of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing

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

august: Read
a. Syn. impressive; majestic; grand
(威嚴的,令人印象深刻的) impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

austere: Read
a.
(嚴厲的,樸素的) strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

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

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

automaton: Read
n.
(機器人) mechanism that imitates actions of humans

autonomy: Read
n. Syn. independence; liberty
(自治,自治權) independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination

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

avarice: Read
n.
(貪婪,貪財) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: Read
v. Syn. affirm
(斷言,聲明,證明) declare to be true; affirm

aversion: Read
n. Syn. disgust
(厭惡,抵制) firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike

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

aviator: Read
n.
(飛行員,飛行家) someone who operates an aircraft

avid: Read
a. Syn. greedy
(貪婪) greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

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

awkward: Read
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
(笨拙的,不靈活的) difficult to handle or manage

bacchanalian: Read
a.
(喝醉的,耍酒瘋) drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

bachelor: Read
n.
(學士(學位),單身漢) unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges

baffle: Read
v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
(挫敗) frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

bald: Read
a. Syn. hairless
(禿頭的,光禿的) hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

balmy: Read
a. Syn. mild; fragrant
(柔和的,芳香的) mild and pleasant; fragrant

ban: Read
n. Syn. Prohibition
(禁止,查禁) official prohibition; decree that prohibits something

bankrupt: Read
a.
(破產了的) penniless, without any money; financially ruined

bar: Read
n. Syn. caf‚
(吧,酒吧) a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

bare: Read
a. Syn. naked; nude
(無遮蔽的,赤裸的,光(禿)的) lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing

barren: Read
a. Syn. desolate
(荒蕪的,貧瘠的) desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

barter: Read
v. Syn. trade; exchange
(物品交換,易貨貿易) trade goods or services without the exchange of money

bashful: Read
a.
(害羞的,羞怯的) abashed; daunted; very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice

bead: Read
n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
(珠子,(液體)小滴) small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing

beam: Read
n. Syn. rafter; brace
(光束,鐵樑,木樑,一束電波) ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool

bear: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
(負擔,支撐) support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

beckon: Read
v.
(向致意,示意,吸引,引誘) signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance

bellicose: Read
a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
(好鬥的,好戰的) warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: Read
a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
(好鬥的,好鬥嘴的) inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

beneficial: Read
a. Syn. helpful; useful
(有用的) helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

beneficiary: Read
n.
((遺產)受益人) person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
(利益,好處) advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

benevolent: Read
a. Syn. generous; charitable
(慈善的) generous in providing aid to others; charitable

bequeath: Read
v.
(遺贈,遺留) leave to someone by a will; hand down

besiege: Read
v.
(圍攻) surround with armed forces; harass with requests

bestow: Read
v. Syn. present
(給予) give as gift; present

betray: Read
v. Syn. reveal
(出賣,背叛) be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

beverage: Read
n. Syn. refreshment
((除水之外的)飲料) liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment

bias: Read
n. Syn. prejudice; preference
(偏見,偏好) preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

bicker: Read
v. Syn. quarrel; argue
(爭吵) engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel

bilateral: Read
a. Syn. mutual; lateral
(兩邊的,雙邊的) two-sided; mutual

biography: Read
n.
(傳記) an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

bland: Read
a. Syn. soothing; mild; agreeable
(溫和的) lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable

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

blend: Read
n. Syn. combination; mixture
(混合,摻混) combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

blizzard: Read
n.
(暴風雪) snowstorm; storm

bloom: Read
n. Syn. flower; blossom
(花,開花) flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity

bluff: Read
n. Syn. deception
(假裝強壯,欺騙) pretense of strength; mislead or deceive

blunder: Read
n. Syn. error
(錯誤) serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion

blunt: Read
a. Syn. insensitive
(鈍的,直率的,不客氣的,使變鈍) having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive

bold: Read
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
(勇敢的,大膽的,放肆無禮的) brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

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

bond: Read
n. Syn. link; tie; connection
(聯結,聯繫,粘連,化學鍵V 結合) link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

boom: Read
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
(繁榮) bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish

brace: Read
n.
(使穩固,架穩支撐物) something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;

breakthrough: Read
n.
(突破,衝破防線,突破性的發現) act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction

breathtaking: Read
a. Syn. stunning; awesome
(令人激動的,驚人的) very surprising or shocking

breed: Read
v. Syn. raise; hatch; mate
(養育,繁殖) raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate

breeze: Read
n. Syn. light wind
(微風) light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly

brilliant: Read
a.
(輝煌的,才氣煥發的) full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone

brisk: Read
a. Syn. energetic; swift
(活潑的,輕快的) marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner

brittle: Read
a.
(易碎的) easily broken; having little elasticity

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

brochure: Read
n. Syn. pamphlet
(小冊子) pamphlet; small book usually having paper cover

brutal: Read
a.
(殘忍的,嚴酷的) like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless

bulky: Read
a. Syn. cumbersome; unwieldy; clumsy
(龐大的,笨重的) of large size for its weight

burrow: Read
n. Syn. tunnel; den
(洞穴,供居住或躲藏的洞或地道) tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging

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

cajole: Read
v.
(哄騙,勾引) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

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

calm: Read
a. Syn. placid; quiet; tranquil
((天氣,海洋等)靜的,平靜的) freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity

camouflage: Read
v. Syn. disguise; conceal
(偽裝) exploit natural surroundings to disguise something; conceal

canvass: Read
v.
(調查,投票) determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize

capable: Read
a. Syn. competent
(有能力的) having the ability required for a specific task

captivate: Read
v. Syn. charm; enthrall; capture
(迷住,迷惑) charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy

caricature: Read
n. Syn. distortion; burlesque
(歪曲,漫畫,諷刺畫) representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect

carnage: Read
n.
(殘殺,大屠殺) destruction of life; savage and excessive killing of many people

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

cast: Read
v.
(分派角色,隨機選擇) assign the roles of; choose at random

casual: Read
a. Syn. informal; purposeless; unplanned
(非正式的,隨便的,漫不經心的) informal; purposeless; occurring by chance

cataclysm: Read
n. Syn. deluge
(巨變,劇變,災難) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water

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

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

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

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

celebrated: Read
a. Syn. famous
(名人) famous; well-known; having illustrious past

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

censure: Read
v. Syn. blame; criticize
(責怪,批評) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

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

centennial: Read
a.
(一百年的,百歲的) of hundredth anniversary; lasting or aged a hundred years

chaos: Read
n. Syn. disorder
(混亂) disorder; condition or place of great disorder or confusion; disorderly mass

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

cherish: Read
v. Syn. harbor; treasure; value
(懷抱(希望)) harbor; treasure; treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear

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

chide: Read
v. Syn. scold
(斥責) scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

chilly: Read
a. Syn. cold
(寒冷的) cold

chop: Read
v. Syn. cut; hew
(砍) hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax

chubby: Read
a. Syn. plump; fat
(豐滿的,圓胖的) of a person, slightly overweight, somewhat fat and hence soft; rounded and plump

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

clandestine: Read
a. Syn. secret
(秘密) secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

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

classify: Read
v.
(分類,按等級或類別組織安排) declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories

cliche: Read
n.
(陳詞濫調) obvious remark; overused expression or idea

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

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

coalescence: Read
n.
(合併,聯合) union of diverse things into one body or form or group; growing together of parts

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

coax: Read
v. Syn. persuade; cajole
(哄誘,巧言誘哄) persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; move to or adjust toward a desired end

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

coin: Read
v. Syn. create; invent
(鑄幣,發明,杜撰) make pieces of money from metal; invent or fabricate

collaborate: Read
v. Syn. cooperate
(協作,合作) work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort

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

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

commerce: Read
n. Syn. trade; business
(商業) trade; business; intellectual exchange or social interaction

commitment: Read
n.
(信奉,支持,許諾,承擔義務) pledge, undertaking; act of binding yourself to a course of action

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

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

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

competent: Read
a. Syn. capable; adept
(有能力的,能勝任的) capable; adept

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

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

compliment: Read
n. Syn. praise; commendation
(恭維,稱讚) praise; commendation; say something to someone that expresses praise

comply: Read
v.
(遵循) yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish

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

comprehensible: Read
a. Syn. understandable
(可理解的,易於了解的) understandable; readily comprehended or understood; intelligible

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

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

compulsory: Read
a. Syn. mandatory; obligatory
(必須做的,被強制的) mandatory; obligatory; required by rule

concede: Read
v. Syn. admit; yield
(勉強,讓步,屈從) admit; yield; give up physical control of another

concerted: Read
a.
(協調的) planned or accomplished together; combined

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

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

concord: Read
n. Syn. agreement
(和諧,和睦,條約) agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things

concrete: Read
n. Syn. cement
(用混凝土修築,澆混凝土,凝結) solid mass; covering with cement; hard, strong construction material consisting of sand, conglomerate , and gravel

concurrent: Read
a. Syn. simultaneous; coincident
(並發的,協作的,一致的) simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time

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

confer: Read
v.
(授予,贈與,(專門會議)商議) bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over

confidential: Read
a.
(機密的,秘密的,參與機密的) treated with confidence; trusted in; trustworthy; secret

configuration: Read
n.
(輪廓,結構) arrangement of parts or elements; outline

confiscate: Read
v.
(沒收,充公) seize as forfeited to the public treasury; appropriate to the public use

conflict: Read
n. Syn. fight; struggle
(爭論,衝突,鬥爭) fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events

conform: Read
v.
(符合,順應,相配,使適合) comply with; follow; fit; meet

congenial: Read
a. Syn. compatible
(彼此合得來的,意氣相投的) compatible

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

conglomerate: Read
n. Syn. assortment
(使聚集成塊,聯合企業,密集體) corporation made up of different companies in diversified fields; composing of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

congregate: Read
v.
(聚集,集合) assemble; convene; gather

conjecture: Read
v.
(推測,猜測) believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

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

consistent: Read
a. Syn. uniform; regular
(一致的,穩定的,變化少的) being in agreement with itself; coherent; regular

conspicuous: Read
a. Syn. noticeable; prominent
(顯著的,顯而易見的) noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious

contaminate: Read
v. Syn. taint; pollute; defile
(弄髒,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

contempt: Read
n. Syn. disgrace
(輕視,鄙視) state of being despised or dishonored; disgrace; disobedience to, or open disrespect of

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

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

controversial: Read
a. Syn. controvertible; disputable
(引起或可能引起爭論的) controvertible; disputable

controversy: Read
n. Syn. contention; argument
(爭論,辯論) contentious speech act; argument

convenient: Read
a. Syn. handy; suitable; near; accessible
(方便的,近便的,容易到達的) suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs:; near; accessible

convey: Read
v.
(運送,運輸,通知,通報,傳達) carry from one place to another; bear or transport

conviction: Read
n. Syn. assurance; confidence
(定罪,深信) judgment that someone is guilty of crime; strongly held belief

copious: Read
a. Syn. plentiful
(豐富的,很多的) plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply

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

corporeal: Read
a. Syn. bodily; material
(肉體的,物質的) bodily; of a material nature; tangible

corpulent: Read
a. Syn. fat
(肥胖) very fat; large in body; overweight

corroborate: Read
v. Syn. confirm; support
(確認,支持) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence

courteous: Read
a. Syn. polite
(有禮貌的,謙恭的,殷勤的) exhibiting courtesy and politeness; showing regard or thought for others

covert: Read
a.
(隱蔽的,暗地裡的,偷偷摸摸的) secretive, not openly shown

cozy: Read
a. Syn. comfortable; relaxing
(舒適的,愜意的) comfortable; relaxing

crave: Read
v. Syn. beseech; implore
(渴望,熱望) ask with earnestness or importunity; ask with submission or humility; beg

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

crooked: Read
a. Syn. curved
(不正直的,不誠實的,欺詐的) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved

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

crucial: Read
a.
(極重要的,有決定性的) of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance

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

cryptic: Read
a.
(秘密的,神秘的) having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher

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

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

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

curb: Read
v.
(控制,抑制,約束) bend or curve; guide and manage, or restrain

curious: Read
a. Syn. inquisitive
((令人)好奇的) difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry

curt: Read
a.
(簡略的,草率的,粗魯的,三言兩語的) having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner

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

damp: Read
a. Syn. humid; moist; wet
(潮濕的,有濕氣的) humid; moist; slightly wet

dangle: Read
v.
(懸掛,吊胃口) hang loosely, or with a swinging or jerking motion; swing, as something suspended loosely

daring: Read
a. Syn. bold; brave
(大膽的,勇敢的) bold; brave

daunt: Read
v. Syn. intimidate; frighten; dismay
(驚嚇,脅迫) frighten; abate the courage of; discourage

dazzling: Read
a. Syn. bright; brilliant
(眼花繚亂的,耀眼的) bright; brilliant

decadent: Read
a. Syn. self-indulgent; depraved
(頹廢的) self-indulgent; moral decay

decay: Read
v. Syn. decompose; rot
(腐爛) decompose; break sown; disintegration; rottenness; decline; worsen; decadence

deceit: Read
n.
(欺騙,欺詐) attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration or practice, which misleads another, or causes to believe what is false

deception: Read
n.
(欺騙,受騙,上當,騙局) act of deceiving

decipher: Read
v.
(破譯,解密) convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty

declare: Read
v. Syn. announce
(宣布,聲明) state clearly; make known formally or officially

declivity: Read
n.
(下坡) downward slope, as of a hill

decompose: Read
v. Syn. decay
(分解,(使)腐爛) decay

decorate: Read
v. Syn. adorn; embellish
(裝飾,裝潢,修飾) adorn; embellish

dedicate: Read
v.
(貢奉,奉獻) set apart for a deity or for special purposes; devote; consecrate

deem: Read
v.
(認為,視為) decide; judge; sentence; condemn

defame: Read
v.
(醜化,誹謗) harm someone's reputation; degrade; bring into disrepute; make infamous

defect: Read
v.
(缺點,瑕疵,變節) abandon or turn against; cease or change one's loyalty

defective: Read
a.
(有缺陷的) having a defect; faulty; imperfect; incomplete; lacking

defer: Read
v. Syn. delay; postpone
(推遲,延期) delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time

deficient: Read
a. Syn. inadequate
(缺乏的,不足的) inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element

definitive: Read
a. Syn. final; complete
(完全的,最終的) final; complete; precisely defined or explicit

defraud: Read
v.
(詐取,詐騙,騙取) deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device

degenerate: Read
v. Syn. deteriorate
(惡化) become worse; decline; fall

dehydrate: Read
v. Syn. dry; desiccate
(脫水) remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids

deity: Read
n. Syn. god; divinity
(神,被奉若神明的人或物) god; divinity; supernatural things

dejected: Read
a.
(沮喪的,失望的) being in low spirits; depressed

deliberate: Read
v. Syn. consider; ponder
(深思熟慮的,商討) consider; think about carefully; weigh

delicate: Read
a. Syn. fragile; vulnerable
(脆的,易損的,嬌弱的) pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way; easily hurt; very subtle in difference

deluge: Read
n. Syn. flood; rush
(大洪水) great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water

delusion: Read
n.
(錯覺) false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion

demise: Read
n. Syn. death
(死) end of existence or activity; termination

demolish: Read
v. Syn. raze; destroy; devastate
(破壞,摧毀) raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to

denote: Read
v. Syn. signify; indicate; show
(指示,表示) indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically

denounce: Read
v. Syn. condemn; criticize; announce
(咒罵,批評) condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner

dense: Read
a. Syn. thick; compact
(密集的,濃厚的) thick; crowded closely together; compact

depress: Read
v. Syn. lower
(壓下,壓低) lower in spirits; press down

deprive: Read
v.
(剝奪,奪去,免去) deny; take away

derelict: Read
a. Syn. abandoned; negligent
(遺棄的,廢棄的) left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty

deride: Read
v. Syn. ridicule
(打趣,取消) ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt

descry: Read
v. Syn. detect
(看到) catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny

desecrate: Read
v.
(褻瀆) violate with violence, especially to sacred place

deserted: Read
a. Syn. abandoned
(荒蕪的,荒廢的) remote from civilization; left desolate or empty; abandoned

desiccate: Read
v.
(弄乾) dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture

desist: Read
v.
(停止,中止) cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear

desolate: Read
a. Syn. unpopulated; deserted
(荒無人煙的) unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants

desultory: Read
a. Syn. aimless; haphazard
(慢無目的的,斷斷續續的) aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject

detect: Read
v. Syn. feel; discover the presence of; discern; sense; identify
(察覺,發覺,探測,偵查) feel; discover the presence of; identify

deteriorate: Read
v. Syn. decline
(使惡化,質量下降) become worse; decline

detrimental: Read
a. Syn. harmful; damaging
(有害的) causing damage or harm; injurious

deviate: Read
v. Syn. depart; diverge
(背離) turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge

device: Read
n. Syn. instrument
(器械,裝置) technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks

devise: Read
v. Syn. invent; plan
(設計,發明) form, plan, or arrange in the mind; transmit or give by will

devoid: Read
a. Syn. barren; empty
(缺乏的) completely lacking; barren or empty

dexterous: Read
a. Syn. skillful
(靈巧的,右撇子) skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill

digress: Read
v.
(游離主題,扯開) turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking

diligent: Read
a. Syn. assiduous; industrious
(勤勉的,勤奮的) assiduous; industrious; hard-working

dilute: Read
v. Syn. weaken; attenuate
(稀釋,淡化) weaken; make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water

dim: Read
a. Syn. weak; faint
(暗淡的,模糊的) emitting only a small amount of light; lacking in brightness

dimension: Read
n. Syn. measure; size
(尺寸,尺度) measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length; size; aspect; element

dingy: Read
a. Syn. rusty; dull
(骯髒的,褪色的) darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored

dip: Read
v.
(降下一點,浸漬,蘸濕) insert into a fluid and withdraw again; immerse for baptism; wet, as if by immersing; moisten; appear to move downward

discard: Read
v.
(丟棄) throw out something from one's hand; get rid of

discern: Read
v. Syn. detect; perceive
(看出,察覺到) detect; perceive

discipline: Read
n. Syn. training
(紀律,訓練) trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice

disclose: Read
v.
(揭露,揭發,洩露) unclose; open; remove a cover or envelope from; lay open or expose to view

discord: Read
n. Syn. conflict
(衝突的,不和諧的) conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things

discrepancy: Read
n. Syn. difference
(相差,缺乏一致) lack of consistency; difference

disdain: Read
v. Syn. despise
(蔑視) view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion

dismal: Read
a. Syn. dreary; gloomy
(憂鬱的,淒涼的,抑鬱的,陰暗的) causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy

dismay: Read
v. Syn. discourage; frighten
(使沮喪,使害怕) destroy courage or resolution by exciting dread; cause to lose enthusiasm

disparity: Read
n. Syn. difference
(不同,差距) difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree

disperse: Read
v. Syn. scatter
(散開) move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known

disposition: Read
n. Syn. temperament; nature; tendency
(性情,傾向,安排; 佈置) natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something

dispute: Read
n. Syn. argument; debate
(爭論,爭執) argument; angry altercation; quarrel; verbal controversy; debate

disseminate: Read
v. Syn. distribute; spread
(分發,擴散,散佈) distribute; spread; scatter like seeds

dissolve: Read
v.
(溶解,液化) melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish

distinct: Read
a. Syn. definite; separate; different
(明確的,確實的,不同的) definite; separate; different

distinguished: Read
a. Syn. prominent; celebrated; eminent
(卓著的) prominent; celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements

distract: Read
v. Syn. disturb; divert
(分心,分散注意力) cause to turn away from original focus; pull in conflicting emotional directions; unsettle

diverge: Read
v. Syn. vary
(多樣的,各異的) vary; go in different directions from the same point

divulge: Read
v. Syn. reveal
(揭開,暴露) reveal; make known to public

docile: Read
a. Syn. obedient
(馴服的,聽話的,善良的) obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled

dodge: Read
v.
(閃開,躲避) avoid a blow by moving or shifting quickly aside; shifty or ingenious trick

dogged: Read
a. Syn. determined; stubborn
(頑固的,頑強的) determined; stubbornly persevering; unyielding

doleful: Read
a. Syn. sorrowful; sad
(悲傷) sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful

dominate: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; command; rule
(統治,支配,控制) monopolize; command; rule; prevail; be prevalent in

donate: Read
v. Syn. grant; contribute
(捐贈) grant; present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute

dot: Read
n.
(點,小圓點,星羅棋佈於) the shorter of two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; very small circular shape

doze: Read
v.
(瞌睡,假寐,微睡) slumber; sleep lightly; be in dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; be drowsy

drain: Read
n.
(被浪費,白費) draw out; flow out; waste

drastic: Read
a. Syn. radical; severe
(猛烈的) radical; taking effect violently or rapidly

drawback: Read
n.
(障礙,缺點) disadvantage or inconvenience; shortcoming; refund or remittance, such as a discount on duties or taxes

dreary: Read
a. Syn. gloomy; dismal
(沉悶的,陰鬱的) gloomy; dismal; dark, colorless, or cheerless

drench: Read
v.
(濕透,浸透) wet through and through; soak; put potion down throat of; steep in moisture; wet thoroughly

drip: Read
n.
(水滴,V.(使)滴下) process of falling in drops; liquid or moisture that falls in drops; sound made by liquid falling in drops

drought: Read
n. Syn. aridity
(乾旱) dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall

drowsy: Read
a. Syn. sleepy; soporific; ; sluggish
(昏昏欲睡的) dull with sleepiness; showing lack of attention

dubious: Read
a. Syn. questionable
(可疑的) questionable; filled with doubt

dull: Read
a. Syn. blunt; unsharpened; stupid; obtuse
(鈍的,感覺或理解遲鈍的) lacking responsiveness or alertness; intellectually weak or obtuse

dumbfound: Read
v. Syn. astonish; surprise
(使人驚訝) fill with astonishment and perplexity; confound

dunce: Read
n.
(蠢材,笨人) backward in book learning; child or other person dull or weak in intellect; dullard or dolt

durable: Read
a. Syn. lasting; enduring
(持久的,耐用的) lasting; long-lasting; enduring

dwell: Read
v. Syn. reside; inhabit
(居,住,棲息,細思,詳述,詳評) live as a resident; exist in a given place or state

dwelling: Read
n. Syn. residence; house
(住處,寓所) residence; place to live in; abode

dwindle: Read
v. Syn. shrink; reduce
(縮水,減少) shrink; reduce in size; become less

dynamic: Read
a. Syn. energetic
(充滿活力的) energetic; vigorously active

eclipse: Read
v. Syn. surpass
(超越,衰落,失色) darken; exceed in importance; outweigh

ecology: Read
n.
(生態學) science of the relationships between organisms and their environments

edible: Read
a. Syn. eatable
(可食用的) eatable; substance that can be used as food

edifice: Read
n. Syn. skyscraper
(宏偉的建築物) building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls

eerie: Read
a. Syn. weird
(怪異的) suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious

efface: Read
v. Syn. erase
(抹掉) rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing

elaborate: Read
a. Syn. detailed; complicated
(精細的,精心的,詳盡的) marked by complexity and richness of detail; done with care and in minute detail

elasticity: Read
n.
(彈性伸縮力) tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

elderly: Read
a.
(較老的) somewhat old; advanced beyond middle age

elegant: Read
a. Syn. refined; exquisite
(雅緻的) refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

elevate: Read
v. Syn. raise; heave
(舉起,抬高,使上升) raise; give a promotion to or assign to a higher position

elicit: Read
v. Syn. provoke
(得出) draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer

eligible: Read
a. Syn. entitled; qualified; suitable
(合格的,有資格的) qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage

elucidate: Read
v. Syn. explain; enlighten
(解釋,啟迪) make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

elude: Read
v.
(逃避,逃脫,記不起) avoid cleverly; escape perception of

emanate: Read
v.
(散發,發出) come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of intangible thing, as light

emancipate: Read
v. Syn. liberate; free; release
(釋放,解放) free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate

embed: Read
v. Syn. enclose
(封裝,嵌入,插入) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in surrounding mass

emblem: Read
n. Syn. symbol; sign
(象徵) symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device

emboss: Read
v.
(加浮雕花紋於,使凸出) mold or carve in relief; decorate with or as if with a raised design

eminent: Read
a. Syn. prominent; high; lofty
(高的) standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth

emit: Read
v.
(發出,放射) give off; send out; give out as sound

emulate: Read
v. Syn. imitate; rival
(仿效,抗衡) be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel

enamored: Read
a.
(愛情的,墜入愛河的) totally in love; marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

enchant: Read
v.
(使迷醉,施魔法於) charm by sorcery; get control of by magical words and rites

enchanting: Read
a.
(討人喜歡的) having the power to enchant; charming

encomium: Read
n. Syn. tribute
(讚美之詞) high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute

encounter: Read
v. Syn. face; confront; meet
(遭遇,遇到) face; confront; meet, especially unexpectedly; come upon

endeavor: Read
v. Syn. seek; try; attempt
(嘗試,努力) attempt by employing effort

endorse: Read
v. Syn. approve; support
(認可,默許,支持) acknowledge by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument; approve; support

engender: Read
v. Syn. cause; produce
(產生,導致) cause; bring into existence; give rise to

enhance: Read
v. Syn. increase; improve
(增加,改進) make better or more attractive; increase; improve

enigma: Read
n. Syn. puzzle; mystery
(謎) puzzle; difficult problem

enlist: Read
v.
((使)入伍從軍,徵募) enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service

enmity: Read
n. Syn. hatred; discord
(憎恨,仇恨) ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile

ennui: Read
n.
(厭倦) feeling of being bored by something tedious

ensue: Read
v. Syn. follow
(隨之發生) pursue; follow or come afterward; follow as a consequence

enthrall: Read
v. Syn. capture; enslave
(俘獲) capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection

entice: Read
v. Syn. lure; attract; tempt
(吸引,引誘) attract by arousing hope or desire

enumerate: Read
v.
(枚舉) list each one; mention one by one

enunciate: Read
v. Syn. pronounce; articulate
(闡明) speak distinctly; state or set forth precisely or systematically; pronounce; articulate

envisage: Read
v.
(正視,想像) look in the face of; apprehend; consider or regard in a certain way

ephemeral: Read
a.
(朝生暮死,短暫,短命) short-lived; enduring a very short time

epitaph: Read
n.
(墓誌銘,輓聯) inscription on tombstone in memory

epithet: Read
n.
(綽號) word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing

equitable: Read
a. Syn. fair; impartial
(公平的,公允的) marked by or having equity; just and impartial

equivocal: Read
a. Syn. ambiguous
(蓄意誤導,含混,模棱兩可) open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead

eradicate: Read
v. Syn. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate
(根除,杜絕) completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate

erect: Read
v. Syn. construct; stand
(使樹立,建立,創立) construct; stand; set up

escalate: Read
v. Syn. rise
(逐步升高,逐步增強) rise; increase in extent or intensity

eschew: Read
v. Syn. avoid; escape
(避免) avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from

espouse: Read
v. Syn. adopt; support
(接受,支持) take in marriage; marry; give one's loyalty or support to; adopt

essay: Read
n. Syn. trial; attempt
(企圖,嘗試) effort made for performance of anything; short literary composition on a single subject

essential: Read
a. Syn. necessary; critical; vital; indispensable; fundamental
(本質的,根本的) necessary; critical; vital; constituting or being part of the essence of something

estate: Read
n. Syn. property
(財產,不動產) extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets

esteem: Read
v. Syn. respect; prize; regard
(尊重,估價) regard with respect; favorable regard

eulogy: Read
n.
(頌詞,讚美詞) expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death

evacuate: Read
v.
(撤退,撤離) make empty; empty out; remove contents of

evade: Read
v.
(逃避,規避) get away from by artifice; escape by dexterity; avoid giving a direct answer to

evanescent: Read
a. Syn. fleeting; vanishing
(消散的,凋零的) fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor

evenhanded: Read
a. Syn. impartial; fair
(公平的) impartial; fair; rightly balanced; equitable

evolve: Read
v. Syn. develop; grow
(進化,發展) develop; grow

exacerbate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; embitter
(惡化,加劇) increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate

exacting: Read
a. Syn. rigorous; burdensome
(苛刻的) making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention

exalt: Read
v. Syn. praise
(晉升,讚揚) raise in rank or dignity; praise

excavate: Read
v. Syn. unearth
(挖掘,掘出,發掘) unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out

exceed: Read
v.
(超越,勝過) go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree

excerpt: Read
n.
(摘抄,摘錄) passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition

excursion: Read
n. Syn. trip; journey
(遠足,遊覽,短程旅行) trip; usually short journey made for pleasure

execute: Read
v.
(執行,完成) put into effect; carry out the legalities of

exhaustive: Read
a. Syn. thorough; comprehensive
(徹底的,完全的) treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive

exhilarating: Read
a.
(爽快的,使人愉快的) invigorating and refreshing; cheering; making lively and joyful

exhortation: Read
n.
(勸告,規勸) act of practice of exhorting; act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good; language intended to incite and encourage

expendable: Read
a.
(可耗盡的,可犧牲的) not essential or mandatory in order to achieve a goal; not reusable; Suitable to be expended

expire: Read
v. Syn. end
(期滿,到期) come to an end; terminate; lose validity; breathe one's last breath; die

explicit: Read
a. Syn. definite; outspoken
(清晰的,坦率的) precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken

exploit: Read
v.
(不正當的利用,開發) make use of, sometimes unjustly

explore: Read
v. Syn. investigate
(探險,勘探) investigate systematically; examine; search

expose: Read
v. Syn. exhibit; show; display
(暴露,揭露,使感光) set forth; set out to public view

expunge: Read
v. Syn. cancel; remove
(取消,去除,排除) cancel; remove; erase or strike out

extensive: Read
a. Syn. widespread; wide
(廣的,多方面的,廣泛的) widespread; far-reaching; wide

extol: Read
v. Syn. praise; glorify
(讚美) praise highly; glorify; celebrate

extract: Read
v. Syn. derive; remove; squeeze
(拔出,榨取) draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; remove; get despite difficulties or obstacles

extraneous: Read
a.
(淺的,不重要的) not essential; coming from outside

extravagant: Read
a.
(奢侈的無節制的) wandering beyond one's bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained