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facet
facile
facilitate
facility
fade
faint
fake
falter
famine
fancy
fare
fasten
fatal
fatigue
feasible
feat
fee
feeble
feign
felicity
ferocious
fertile
fervent
fickle
fidelity
finance
finite
fitting
flagrant
flaw
flee
flexible
flimsy
flip
florid
fluctuate
foggy
fold
forego
foremost
forestall
forlorn
formative
foul
fragile
fragment
fragrant
frail
framework
fraud
fraudulent
frenetic
frustrate
fugitive
fundamental
fuse
fusion
futile
gainsay
gale
gap
garrulous
gaudy
genial
gentle
genuine
germane
germinate
ghastly
glisten
glitter
glorify
glossy
goad
gorgeous
grab
grace
graphic
grasp
gratuitous
grave
gravity
graze
gregarious
grim
grip
gross
grueling
grumble
guile
gullible
gusto
haggle
hamper
handy
haphazard
harangue
harass
harmony
harness
harsh
hasty
haul
havoc
hazardous
hector
hedonist
heed
heighten
herald
heretic
heterogeneous
hilarious
hinder
hoax
hoist
holocaust
homogeneous
hospitable
hospitality
hostage
hostile
hub
hue
humiliate
hurl
hyperbole
hypocrite
ideal
idiosyncrasy
idle
illiterate
illusion
illustrate
imaginary
imbibe
immense
imminent
immortal
immune
immutable
impair
impartial
impecunious
impediment
impel
impending
imperceptible
implement
impose
impromptu
improvise
impute
incandescent
incense
incentive
incessant
incipient
incise
incognito
incompatible
incongruous
increment
incriminate
incumbent
indict
indifferent
indigenous
indigent
indignant
indiscriminate
indispensable
induce
inept
inevitable
infamous
infinite
infinitesimal
infringe
infuriate
ingenious
ingenuous
ingredient
inhabit
inherent
inhibit
inimical
initial
injurious
innate
innocuous
innovative
inopportune
inordinate
inroad
insinuate
insipid
insolent
insolvent
inspire
instantaneous
instigate
insult
insurrection
intact
integral
intelligible
intense
interim
interminable
intervene
intimate
intimidate
intractable
intrepid
intricate
intrigue
intrude
invaluable
inventory
inveterate
invincible
inviting
involuntary
irate
irreversible
irrevocable
irritable
itinerant
jagged
jeopardy
jolly
jolt
jovial
judicious
juncture
juvenile
keen
knack
lag
laggard
landscape
landslide
languid
lapse
lassitude
latent
laud
lavish
lax
leaflet
legendary
legitimate
lenient
lethal
lethargic
levity
lewd
liable
liaison
licentious
linger
link
loathsome
locate
locomotion
lofty
loom
lucid
lucrative
lugubrious
lull
lullaby
lumber
luminous
lunatic
lure
lurid
lurk
luster
lustrous
luxurious
magnificent
magnify
magnitude
makeup
malady
malediction
malice
malign
malignant
mandatory
manifest
mar
maritime
marked
massacre
masterpiece
mature
maxim
meager
meddle
mediate
meek
memorable
menace
mend
mercurial
merge
mesmerize
meteor
meticulous
mingle
minuscule
minute
mirth
misappropriate
misdemeanor
misrepresent
mock
moderate
molest
monitor
monotonous
monumental
morale
morbid
mortify
mournful
mundane
murky
mute
mysterious
mythical
nausea
neglect
negligible
nibble
nimble
nocturnal
notable
notify
notion
notorious
novel
novice
noxious
obese
obituary
objective
oblique
oblivious
oblong
obscene
obscure
obsequious
obsolete
obstinate
obtrude
obvious
odd
odor
offhand
offspring
omen
ominous
ooze
opportune
orbit
ordeal
ornamental
ostracize
outgoing
outlet
outlook
outrage
outskirt
outstanding
overall
overcast
overcome
overdue
overlook
override
overrun
oversee
oversight
overt
overtake
overwhelm
pace
pacifist
pacify
pact
painstaking
pale
paltry
panacea
panic
particle
path
patronage
peculiar
pedantic
penetrate
perceive
perceptible
perch
perennial
perforate
peril
perilous
periodic
permeate
pernicious
perpetual
perplexing
persecute
pertain
pertinent
pervade
petulant
pierce
pillage
placate
placid
plague
plausible
plead
plethora
poise
poky
ponder
portion
portray
posthumous
postpone
potent
pounce
preach
precarious
precept
precious
precipitation
precise
predicament
preface
prerogative
presage
prescribe
presumptuous
pretense
pretext
prevail
prevalent
prior
probe
proclaim
procure
prodigal
prodigious
profane
profound
profuse
proliferate
prolific
prolong
prominent
promiscuous
prompt
pronounced
propriety
proscribe
prosper
protagonist
provenance
provisional
provoke
prudent
pseudonym
pulverize
pungent
pursue
puzzling


facet: Read
n. Syn. side
((寶石的)琢面,方面) small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface

facile: Read
a. Syn. easy
(充足的,容易完成的,膚淺的) done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent

facilitate: Read
v. Syn. promote; expedite
(促進,幫助,使變容易) help bring about; make less difficult

facility: Read
n. Syn. equipment; device
(設施,設備) service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose

fade: Read
v. Syn. disappear; die out
(減弱下去,褪色,消失,枯萎) disappear; die out; lose color; lose freshness

faint: Read
a. Syn. dim; feeble; weak
(微弱的,模糊的,無力的) lacking strength or vigor ; weak

fake: Read
n. Syn. imitation; counterfeit; false
(贗品,假貨) imitation; counterfeit; having a false or misleading appearance

falter: Read
v. Syn. hesitate
(猶豫,躊躇) be unsteady in purpose or action, as from loss of courage or confidence

famine: Read
n. Syn. starvation
(飢荒,飢餓) shortage of food; starvation

fancy: Read
n. Syn. notion; imagine; whim
(愛好,奇特,想像) capricious notion; something many people believe that is false

fare: Read
n.
(交通費,食物) food and drink; diet; transportation charge; a paying passenger

fasten: Read
v. Syn. attach; affix
(使固定) attach; affix

fatal: Read
a.
(致命的) causing death

fatigue: Read
n. Syn. weariness; exhaustion
(疲乏,勞累) physical or mental weariness; exhaustion

feasible: Read
a. Syn. practical; possible; suitable
(可行的) capable of being accomplished or brought about

feat: Read
n. Syn. achievement; accomplishment
(功績,特指勇敢的行為,壯舉) achievement; accomplishment

fee: Read
v.
(報酬,薪水,費用) give a tip beyond the agreed-on compensation

feeble: Read
a. Syn. weak; frail
(微弱的,衰弱的) lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; faint; frail

feign: Read
v. Syn. pretend; disguise; conceal
(假裝,捏造) make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine

felicity: Read
n. Syn. happiness
(歡樂,適當) great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style

ferocious: Read
a.
(兇猛的,殘暴的) fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty

fertile: Read
a. Syn. rich; fruitful
(肥沃的,富饒的,能繁殖的) rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive

fervent: Read
a.
(炙熱的,誠摯的) extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt

fickle: Read
a. Syn. changeable; faithless
(變化無常的,薄情的) not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind

fidelity: Read
n. Syn. loyalty
(忠誠) faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances

finance: Read
n. Syn. fund
(財政,撥款) management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund

finite: Read
a.
(有限的,限定的) having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded

fitting: Read
n.
(試穿,試樣,設備,裝備) small accessory to a larger system; small detachable part for a machine or apparatus; act of trying on clothes

flagrant: Read
a.
(非常壞的,殘忍的,惡名昭著的) obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice

flaw: Read
n.
(瑕疵,缺陷,裂痕) crack or breach; gap or fissure; defect; fault; sudden burst of noise and disorder

flee: Read
v.
(逃走,出國避難) run away, as from danger or evil; avoid in alarmed or cowardly manner

flexible: Read
a. Syn. pliant; elastic; docile
(易彎曲的,柔軟的,變通的) pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable

flimsy: Read
a.
(輕而薄的,脆弱的) weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity

flip: Read
v.
(彈投,彈拋,翻,發瘋) go mad, go crazy; turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse; toss with a sharp movement

florid: Read
a. Syn. ruddy; reddish
(華麗的,紅潤的) reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

fluctuate: Read
v. Syn. waver; shift
(波動的,起伏的,搖擺不定的) rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly

foggy: Read
a.
(霧深的,模糊的) obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline

fold: Read
v.
(折疊) make something double; bend or lay so that one part covers the other

forego: Read
v. Syn. precede
(繼續向前) precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on

foremost: Read
a. Syn. leading; main; primary
(最先的,最重要的,第一流的) leading; main; primary; first in time or place

forestall: Read
v. Syn. prevent
(預防) prevent by taking action in advance

forlorn: Read
a. Syn. wretched
(苦的,淒涼的) sad and lonely; wretched; abandoned or left behind

formative: Read
a. Syn. developing
(影響形成的,影響發展的) developing; forming; capable of forming or molding

foul: Read
n. Syn. disgusting; filthy
(犯規) act that violates of the rules of a sport

fragile: Read
a. Syn. delicate; brittle; weak
(易碎的,脆的) easy to destroy, delicate, not strong

fragment: Read
n. Syn. piece; fraction
(碎片) small part broken off or detached; fraction

fragrant: Read
a. Syn. aromatic; odorous
(香的,芬芳的) pleasant-smelling; odorous

frail: Read
a. Syn. weak
(弱的) physically weak; easily broken

framework: Read
n. Syn. structure; skeleton
(構架,骨架) fundamental structure, as for a written work; skeleton

fraud: Read
n.
(欺詐,欺騙,騙子) getting money by lying or cheating; something intended to deceive

fraudulent: Read
a. Syn. cheating; deceitful
(欺騙的) cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud

frenetic: Read
a. Syn. crazy; wild
(狂的) excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion

frustrate: Read
v. Syn. thwart; defeat
(阻礙,挫敗) make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment

fugitive: Read
a.
(短暫的,易變的,流動的) lasting only a short time; fleeting; elusive

fundamental: Read
a. Syn. primary; essential
(基本的,基礎的) relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential

fuse: Read
v. Syn. combine; blend
(熔合,熔化) combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat

fusion: Read
n. Syn. union; coalition
(熔合,熔接) union; act of melting together by heat

futile: Read
a. Syn. useless; vain; ineffectual
(沒出息,無望,沒效果的) useless; having no useful result; vain

gainsay: Read
v. Syn. deny
(否認,拒絕) speak against; contradict; oppose in words; deny or declare not to be true

gale: Read
n. Syn. windstorm
(大風,一陣感情的爆發) very strong wind; gust of wind; emotional outburst as laughter or tears

gap: Read
n. Syn. opening; crevice
(裂口,缺口) opening through mountains; pass; conspicuous difference or imbalance

garrulous: Read
a. Syn. wordy; talkative
(貧嘴) talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details

gaudy: Read
a. Syn. flashy
(華而不實的) very showy or ornamented, especially when excessive, or in a tasteless or vulgar manner

genial: Read
a. Syn. friendly; cordial
(和藹可親的) friendly; cordial; having a pleasant or friendly disposition or manner

gentle: Read
a.
(和善的,溫和的,柔和的) well-born; of a good family or respectable birth; mild; meek; bland; amiable; tender

genuine: Read
a. Syn. authentic; real; true
(真正的,真實的) authentic; real; true

germane: Read
a. Syn. pertinent; relevant
(密切相關) related to the topic being discussed or considered; appropriate or fitting; relevant

germinate: Read
v. Syn. sprout
(發芽) cause to sprout or grow; come into existence

ghastly: Read
a. Syn. horrible
(恐怖的) horrible; inspiring shock; extremely unpleasant or bad

glisten: Read
v.
(閃爍,閃耀) sparkle or shine, especially shine with a mild, subdued, and fitful luster; emit a soft, scintillating light; gleam

glitter: Read
n.
(閃閃發光,閃爍,魅力) bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy

glorify: Read
v. Syn. beautify
(美化,讚揚) cause to seem more splendid; beautify

glossy: Read
a.
(光滑有光澤的) smooth and shining; reflecting luster from smooth or polished surface; plausible

goad: Read
v.
(刺激,激勵,驅策) urge with a long pointed stick; give heart or courage to

gorgeous: Read
a. Syn. beautiful; magnificent
(華麗的,燦爛的) dazzlingly beautiful; magnificent

grab: Read
v. Syn. grasp; snatch; capture
(攫取,抓住) take or grasp suddenly; snatch; capture

grace: Read
n. Syn. elegance
(風度) elegance and beauty of movement or expression; short prayer of thanks before a meal

graphic: Read
a. Syn. vivid; explicit
(圖像的,圖畫的) represented by graph; described in vivid detail; clearly outlined

grasp: Read
v. Syn. seize; grip; hold
(抓住,抓緊) grip; take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand

gratuitous: Read
a.
(無條件的,無理由的,免費的) given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned

grave: Read
n.
(墳墓,墓地) place for the burial; death or extinction

gravity: Read
n. Syn. seriousness
(重力,嚴重,莊嚴,嚴肅) seriousness; solemn and dignified feeling; natural force between two massive bodies

graze: Read
v. Syn. feed
(吃青草) scrape gently; feed on growing grasses and herbage

gregarious: Read
a. Syn. sociable
(社交的,群居) sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others

grim: Read
a.
(冷酷的,可怕的) unrelenting; rigid; dismal and gloomy; cold and forbidding

grip: Read
n. Syn. clutch; grasp
(緊握,緊抓) hold fast or firmly; seize as in a wrestling match

gross: Read
a.
(總的,粗野的,全部) of huge size; excessively large; coarse; rough; not fine or delicate

grueling: Read
a. Syn. exhausting
(重罰,使其筋疲力盡) by effort to the point of exhaustion, especially physical effort

grumble: Read
v.
(抱怨) utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds

guile: Read
n. Syn. deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning
(奸詐狡猾,詭計) skillful deceit; disposition to deceive or cheat; disguise cunningly

gullible: Read
a.
(易受騙的) easily deceived or cheated; easily tricked because of being too trusting

gusto: Read
n. Syn. enjoyment; enthusiasm; zest
(愛好,嗜好,喜歡) nice or keen appreciation or enjoyment; enthusiasm

haggle: Read
v. Syn. bargain
(討價還價) argue about prices; bargain, as over the price of something

hamper: Read
v. Syn. obstruct
(阻擋,妨礙) put at disadvantage; prevent progress or free movement of

handy: Read
a. Syn. convenient; close
(便利的,容易取得的) convenient; close

haphazard: Read
a. Syn. random
(隨機的) not thorough, constant or consistent; by chance

harangue: Read
n.
(誇大的講話) noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression

harass: Read
v. Syn. hound; badger; pester; plague
(煩惱) irritate or torment persistently; wear out; exhaust

harmony: Read
n. Syn. compatibility
(協調,融洽) compatibility in opinion and action; an agreeable sound property

harness: Read
n. Syn. utilize
(利用, 馬俱) stable gear consisting of an arrangement to an animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart

harsh: Read
a. Syn. rough; coarse; acid
(粗糙的,刺耳的,刻薄的) rough; coarse; severe; unpleasantly stern

hasty: Read
a. Syn. fast; impetuous
(急速的,匆匆的,急躁的) easily angered; irritable; made too quickly to be accurate or wise

haul: Read
v. Syn. transport; drag
(拖) draw slowly or heavily; pull or drag forcibly; shift direction

havoc: Read
n.
(大破壞,混亂) wide and general destruction; devastation; waste

hazardous: Read
a. Syn. dangerous
(危險) dangerous; reckless; daring; inclined to run risks

hector: Read
v.
(凌辱,威嚇) behave like a bully; swagger; intimidate or dominate in a blustering way

hedonist: Read
n.
(享樂主義者) one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life

heed: Read
v. Syn. consider
(注意,關注,留意) pay attention to; listen to and consider

heighten: Read
v. Syn. enhance; hoist; boost
(提高,升高,加深) enhance; hoist; raise or increase the quantity or degree of; intensify

herald: Read
n. Syn. announce; proclaim
(宣布重要消息,通報) proclaim; announces important news; messenger

heretic: Read
n.
(異教徒) one who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion

heterogeneous: Read
a. Syn. dissimilar; mixed
(異類,異種,不純) consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; completely different

hilarious: Read
a. Syn. mirthful; merry
(充滿歡樂的,引起大笑的) by or causing great merriment or happiness; gay or merry

hinder: Read
v. Syn. stunt; inhibit; hamper; impede
(阻礙,妨礙) put at a disadvantage; tie up; hamper; prevent the progress

hoax: Read
n. Syn. trick
(伎倆,小聰明) act intended to deceive or trick; practical joke

hoist: Read
v.
(吊高,升起,起重機) raise; lift; elevate; raise to one's mouth in order to drink

holocaust: Read
n.
(大屠殺,浩劫) great destruction resulting in the extensive loss of life, especially by fire; massive slaughter

homogeneous: Read
a. Syn. uniform; similar
(同類的) of the same or similar nature or kind

hospitable: Read
a. Syn. generous; receptive
(好客的) disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity; receptive

hospitality: Read
n.
(好客,殷勤) act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward

hostage: Read
n.
(人質) prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms

hostile: Read
a. Syn. unfriendly; antagonistic
(敵對的,不友好的) unfriendly; showing the disposition of an enemy

hub: Read
n. Syn. core
(輪軸:輪子,風扇或推進器之中心部分) core port; nucleus; heart; center

hue: Read
n. Syn. color; aspect
(色調) color; appearance; particular gradation of color

humiliate: Read
v. Syn. embarrass; shame
(羞辱,使丟臉) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of

hurl: Read
v. Syn. throw; cast; toss
(用力投擲) throw with great force; cast; toss

hyperbole: Read
n. Syn. exaggeration; overstatement
(誇張) figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis; overstatement

hypocrite: Read
n. Syn. cheat
(偽善者,偽君子) one who puts on a false appearance of virtue; one who pretends to hold beliefs

ideal: Read
a.
(理想的,完美的,空想的) existing in idea or thought; conception; intellectual; mental; imaginary standard of excellence; fit for a model; faultless

idiosyncrasy: Read
n.
(特性,特質,古怪的,離心的) behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

idle: Read
a.
(不做事的,懶惰的浪費光陰) useless; vain; trifling; unprofitable; thoughtless; given rest and ease; avoiding work or employment; lazy

illiterate: Read
a.
(不識字的,沒受教育的) uncultured; uneducated; not able to read or write

illusion: Read
n. Syn. misconception
(幻覺) misleading vision; being deceived by a false perception or belief

illustrate: Read
v. Syn. represent; demonstrate; depict
((用圖或例子)說明,闡明) represent; demonstrate; depict; clarify, as by use of examples or comparisons

imaginary: Read
a. Syn. unreal; fanciful; visionary
(想像中的,虛構的) having existence only in the imagination; fanciful; visionary

imbibe: Read
v. Syn. drink; absorb
(吸收) drink in; absorb or take in as if by drinking

immense: Read
a. Syn. enormous; colossal; boundless
(巨大的,無邊的) enormous; boundless; so great as to be beyond measurement

imminent: Read
a. Syn. impending
(即將到來,逼近的) near at hand; close in time; about to occur

immortal: Read
a.
(不朽的,流芳百世的) not mortal; exempt from liability to die; undying; imperishable; lasting forever

immune: Read
a. Syn. exempt; resistant
(免疫,抵抗) resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to

immutable: Read
a. Syn. unchangeable
(不可動搖的,不能改變的) unable to be changed without exception; not mutable

impair: Read
v. Syn. injure; hurt
(傷害) injure or hurt; become worse; affect negatively

impartial: Read
a. Syn. fair
(公平的) not biased; fair; showing lack of favoritism

impecunious: Read
a. Syn. poor
(身無分文的) without money; poor; penniless

impediment: Read
n. Syn. hindrance; obstacle
(妨礙,障礙物) any structure that makes progress difficult; stumbling-block

impel: Read
v. Syn. propel
(驅使) drive or force onward; drive forward; urge to action through moral pressure

impending: Read
a. Syn. imminent; approaching
(接近的,附近的) close in time; about to occur; approaching

imperceptible: Read
a. Syn. unnoticeable; undetectable
(察覺不到的) impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses

implement: Read
v. Syn. execute; perform
(貫徹,實現,用工具實現) put into effect; supply with tools

impose: Read
v. Syn. demand; force; inflict
(強加於,施加影響) demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way

impromptu: Read
a. Syn. extemporaneous
(一時衝動的,即興的) without previous preparation

improvise: Read
v. Syn. extemporize
(臨時準備,即席創作,現編) compose, perform, or do something with little or no preparation

impute: Read
v.
(歸罪於,歸咎於) lay responsibility or blame for, often unjustly

incandescent: Read
a.
(白熾) strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting light as result of being heated

incense: Read
v. Syn. enrage; infuriate
(激怒) enrage; infuriate; cause to be extremely angry

incentive: Read
n. Syn. spur; motive
(刺激,驅動) something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward

incessant: Read
a. Syn. continual
(不停的) uninterrupted; unceasing; continuing without interruption

incipient: Read
a. Syn. beginning
(開始,早期的) beginning to exist or appear; in an early stage

incise: Read
v. Syn. cut; carve
(切割) cut; carve

incognito: Read
a.
(隱姓埋名的,化名) with one's identity disguised or concealed; in disguise; in an assumed character, or under an assumed title

incompatible: Read
a. Syn. inharmonious; incongruous
(不和諧,不兼容) inharmonious; impossible to coexist; not easy to combine harmoniously

incongruous: Read
a. Syn. incompatible; discordant
(不調和的,荒謬的) not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility

increment: Read
n. Syn. increase
(增加) process of increasing in number, size, quantity, or extent

incriminate: Read
v. Syn. accuse
(控告) accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty

incumbent: Read
a. Syn. obligatory
(義不容辭的,職責在身���) imposed as an obligation or duty; currently holding an office

indict: Read
v. Syn. charge
(控告,起訴) charge; accuse formally of a crime

indifferent: Read
a. Syn. apathetic; average
(普通的,無關緊要的) having no particular interest or concern; being neither good nor bad

indigenous: Read
a. Syn. native; original
(土產的,本地的) native; originating where it is found

indigent: Read
a. Syn. poor; destitute
(窮困的) poor; experiencing want or need; impoverished

indignant: Read
a.
(憤慨的,憤憤不平的) affected with indignation; wrathful; passionate; irate; feeling wrath by unworthy or unjust treatment

indiscriminate: Read
a.
(隨意的,不分青紅皂白的) choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions

indispensable: Read
a. Syn. essential; requisite
(不可缺少的,必需的) essential; requisite; impossible to be omitted or remitted

induce: Read
v. Syn. persuade
(勸誘,導致,引起) persuade; bring about; reason or establish by induction

inept: Read
a. Syn. inappropriate; incompetent
(不相稱的,不合適的,不稱職的) lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish

inevitable: Read
a. Syn. unavoidable
(不可避免地) unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented

infamous: Read
a. Syn. notorious; heinous
(臭名昭著的,惡名遠揚的) notoriously bad; having exceedingly bad reputation

infinite: Read
a.
(無限的,無窮的,極大的) unlimited or boundless, in time or space; without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence

infinitesimal: Read
a.
(微小的) very small; immeasurably or incalculably minute

infringe: Read
v.
(違反,侵害) act contrary to, as a law, right, or obligation; annul or hinder

infuriate: Read
v. Syn. enrage; anger
(激怒,熱火) enrage; make furious or mad with anger

ingenious: Read
a. Syn. clever; resourceful
(聰明的) clever; having inventive or cunning mind

ingenuous: Read
a. Syn. young; unsophisticated
(心無城府的,天真的,幼稚的,可信的) naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated

ingredient: Read
n. Syn. component; element
(配料,成份) element in a mixture or compound

inhabit: Read
v.
(居住) live in; occupy; reside in

inherent: Read
a. Syn. intrinsic; natural
(固有的,內在的,與生俱來的) firmly established by nature or habit

inhibit: Read
v. Syn. restrain; prevent
(限制,防止,阻礙) restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back

inimical: Read
a. Syn. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
(不友好的,敵意的,有害的) unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental

initial: Read
a. Syn. preliminary
(最初的,初始的) early; preliminary; occurring at the beginning

injurious: Read
a. Syn. harmful
(有害的) harmful; tending to injure or impair; abusive; insulting

innate: Read
a. Syn. inborn; inherent
(先天的,天生的) possessed at birth; inborn

innocuous: Read
a. Syn. harmless
(無害的,無辜的) having no adverse effect; harmless

innovative: Read
a. Syn. novel
(新奇的,創新的) marked by or given to innovations; introducing a change

inopportune: Read
a. Syn. untimely
(不合時宜的) untimely; poorly chosen; inconvenient; unseasonable; unsuitable

inordinate: Read
a. Syn. unrestrained; excessive
(紊亂的,不受限制的) exceeding reasonable limits; excessive; not regulated; disorderly

inroad: Read
n.
(侵襲,減少) entrance of an enemy into a country with purposes of hostility; sudden or desultory incursion or invasion; raid; encroachment

insinuate: Read
v. Syn. hint; imply; suggest
(暗示,含沙射影,慢慢的奪取,巧妙的迂迴(進入)) hint; suggest; introduce by subtle and artful means

insipid: Read
a. Syn. dull
(索然無味的,單調的) lacking flavor or zest; not tasty; dull

insolent: Read
a.
(粗野的,無禮的) strange; unusual; haughty or brutal in behavior or language; grossly rude or disrespectful

insolvent: Read
a. Syn. bankrupt
(破產) bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts

inspire: Read
v. Syn. encourage; inspirit
(鼓舞,給以靈感) encourage; inspirit; fire the imagination of

instantaneous: Read
a. Syn. instant; immediate
(瞬間的,即刻的) instant; immediate; occurring with no delay

instigate: Read
v. Syn. urge; incite; provoke
(驅使,激勵,鼓動) goad or urge forward; provoke; incite

insult: Read
v. Syn. offend; affront
(侮辱,凌辱) offend; affront; treat, mention, or speak to rudely

insurrection: Read
n. Syn. rebellion; uprising
(謀反的,造 的) rebellion; uprising; rising against civil or political authority

intact: Read
a. Syn. unaltered; integrated; whole
(尚未被人碰到的,完整的) undamaged in any way; integrated; whole

integral: Read
a. Syn. complete; entire
(一體的,完整的) essential or necessary for completeness; entire

intelligible: Read
a. Syn. understandable; comprehensible
(明了的,可理解的) understandable; clear to the mind

intense: Read
a. Syn. extreme; acute
(強烈的,劇烈的) extreme; acute; in an extreme degree

interim: Read
n. Syn. temporary
(臨時的,間歇的) time between one event, process; interval of time

interminable: Read
a. Syn. endless; tedious; continual
(無盡的) being or seeming to be without an end; endless; tedious; continual

intervene: Read
v.
(干預,干涉) get involved; come, appear, or lie between two things

intimate: Read
v. Syn. hint; suggest
(私下的,秘密的,親密的,宣告) give to understand; imply as a possibility; make known subtly and indirectly

intimidate: Read
v. Syn. frighten
(使害怕) frighten; make timid; fill with fear

intractable: Read
a. Syn. unruly; stubborn; unyielding
(難以處理的) difficult to manage or govern; stubborn; unyielding

intrepid: Read
a. Syn. fearless; brave
(無畏的) fearless; indicating or springing from courage

intricate: Read
a. Syn. complex; elaborate; tangled
(複雜的,錯綜的) complex; elaborate; having many complexly arranged elements

intrigue: Read
v. Syn. fascinate; captivate
(陰謀,詭計) captivate; cause to be interested or curious; plot for: scheme for

intrude: Read
v. Syn. trespass
(強擠入,侵入,強加於人) trespass; enter as an uninvited person

invaluable: Read
a.
(無價的,其價值無法衡量的) valuable under estimation; inestimable; priceless

inventory: Read
n.
(存貨清單,庫存品) check list; a collection of resources

inveterate: Read
a. Syn. habitual
(根深蒂固的,積習已深的) deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual

invincible: Read
a. Syn. unconquerable
(無敵的) incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable

inviting: Read
a. Syn. attractive; tempting
(誘人的,引人心動的) attractive; tempting

involuntary: Read
a.
(自然而然的,無意的) acting or done without or against one's will

irate: Read
a. Syn. angry
(憤怒的,生氣的) feeling or showing extreme anger; enraged

irreversible: Read
a.
(不能撤回的,不能取消的) impossible to reverse or be reversed

irrevocable: Read
a. Syn. unalterable; irreversible
(不能取消的,不能變更的) unalterable; irreversible; impossible to retract or revoke

irritable: Read
a. Syn. grouchy; touchy
(易怒的,急躁的) easily annoyed; abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

itinerant: Read
a. Syn. wandering; traveling
(巡迴的) wandering; traveling place to place, especially to perform work or duty

jagged: Read
a.
(鋸齒狀的,不整齊的) unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut; having a rough quality

jeopardy: Read
n.
(危險) exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury

jolly: Read
v.
(歡樂的,快樂的) be joyous, merry, and mirthful; excite mirth and gayety; keep amused or diverted

jolt: Read
n. Syn. bounce; shake
(使顛簸,猛擊) sudden jerking, as from a heavy blow; sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment

jovial: Read
a. Syn. merry
(天性善良的,好的,高興的,愉快的) good-natured; marked by good cheer; cheerful and good-humored

judicious: Read
a. Syn. wise; prudent
(公平的) exhibiting good judgment or sound thinking; prudent

juncture: Read
n. Syn. crisis
(危機,轉折點,關鍵點) point in time, especially a critical point; joining point

juvenile: Read
n. Syn. youth; young
(青少年(的)) youth; adolescent; not fully grown or developed

keen: Read
a. Syn. acute; incisive
(敏銳的,敏捷的) acute; incisive; sharp ; express grief verbally

knack: Read
n. Syn. art
(特殊能力,竅門) clever, expedient way of doing something; specific talent, especially one difficult to explain or teach

lag: Read
v. Syn. delay; drag
(落後) delay; drag; the act of slowing down or falling behind

laggard: Read
a. Syn. slow; sluggish
(緩慢的,遲緩的) slow; sluggish; wasting time

landscape: Read
n. Syn. scenery
(風景,山水,風景畫) scenery; expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view

landslide: Read
n.
(山崩) slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff; overwhelming electoral victory

languid: Read
a. Syn. weak; sluggish
(疲倦的,無精打采的) lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness

lapse: Read
n.
(失誤,(時間等)流逝) gliding, slipping, or gradual falling; unobserved or imperceptible progress; slip or error; failing in duty

lassitude: Read
n. Syn. languor; weariness
(疲乏) state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness

latent: Read
a. Syn. dormant; hidden
(潛在的) present or potential but not evident or active; dormant; hidden

laud: Read
v. Syn. praise
(讚美) give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor

lavish: Read
a. Syn. liberal; profuse
(浪費的,大方的) liberal; wasteful; excessive spending

lax: Read
a. Syn. loose
(懶散的,馬虎的,疏忽的,鬆弛的,不緊張的,) loose and not easily controlled; lacking in rigor or strictness

leaflet: Read
n.
(傳單) small leaf; leaf like organ or part

legendary: Read
a. Syn. mythical; fabled
(傳奇的) mythical; fabled; extremely well known; famous or renowned

legitimate: Read
a.
(合法的,正當的) accordant with law; lawful; based on logical reasoning; reasonable

lenient: Read
a.
(寬大的,仁慈的) relaxing; emollient; softening

lethal: Read
a. Syn. deadly; fatal
(致命的) deadly; causing or capable of causing death

lethargic: Read
a. Syn. drowsy; dull
(昏睡的,瞌睡的) drowsy; dull; indifferent or apathetic

levity: Read
n. Syn. lightness
(輕 ,輕浮) lack of seriousness; lightness of manner or speech, especially when inappropriate

lewd: Read
a. Syn. lustful
(淫蕩的,下流的,好色的,猥褻的) lustful; indecent; suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

liable: Read
v. Syn. responsible; answerable
(易於,有(還債)責任的) bound or obliged in law or equity

liaison: Read
n.
(聯絡,連音) close relationship, connection, or link; secret love affair

licentious: Read
a. Syn. amoral; unrestrained
(不道德的,下流的,放縱的) amoral; unrestrained; lacking moral discipline or ignoring legal restraint

linger: Read
v. Syn. dawdle
(逗留,閒逛,流連) be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay

link: Read
v.
(連接物,鏈環,會合) be or become joined or united; connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

loathsome: Read
a. Syn. repulsive; disgusting; abhorrent
(令人討厭的) highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

locate: Read
v. Syn. find; monitor; settle
(找出,定位,設置) find; monitor; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o

locomotion: Read
n. Syn. movement; motion
(運動,移動) self-propelled movement; power or ability to move

lofty: Read
a.
(高高在上的) high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism

loom: Read
v. Syn. appear; emerge
(織布機) appear or take shape, usually in enlarged or distorted form

lucid: Read
a. Syn. clear; intelligible
(明晰的,聰明的) easily understood; clear; intelligible

lucrative: Read
a. Syn. profitable
(有利潤的) profitable; producing good profit

lugubrious: Read
a. Syn. mournful
(悲哀的) mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to exaggerated degree

lull: Read
n.
(靜,安靜,暫停,短暫 平息) moment of calm; a period of calm weather; temporary quiet and rest

lullaby: Read
n.
(搖籃曲) song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep

lumber: Read
v.
(笨重的往前走) move heavily or clumsily; cut down timber of

luminous: Read
a. Syn. shining
(發光的,閃耀的) shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light

lunatic: Read
a.
(瘋子,極蠢的) insane; mad; wildly or giddily foolish

lure: Read
v. Syn. attract; entice
(引誘,誘惑) bait; charm; attract

lurid: Read
a. Syn. sensational; ghastly
(聳人聽聞的,可怕的,慘白的,血紅的) causing shock or horror; gruesome

lurk: Read
v.
(埋伏) stealthily lie in waiting; exist unperceived

luster: Read
n. Syn. shine; gloss
(光澤,光彩) shine, polish or sparkle; soft reflected light

lustrous: Read
a. Syn. shining
(閃耀的) giving out or shedding light, as sun or fire; reflecting light; having brilliant surface

luxurious: Read
a. Syn. sumptuous; lavish
(奢侈的,豪華的) rich and superior in quality; lavish

magnificent: Read
a. Syn. gorgeous; lavish
(華麗的,高尚的,豐富的) grand or noble in thought or deed; outstanding of its kind

magnify: Read
v. Syn. intensify; increase; enlarge
(放大,擴大) intensify; increase; make greater in size; enlarge

magnitude: Read
n. Syn. greatness; extent
(巨大的,大數量級的) extent; greatness of rank, size, or position

makeup: Read
n. Syn. composition; structure
(組成,結構) composition; structure; the way in which someone or something is composed

malady: Read
n. Syn. illness
(疾病) disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition

malediction: Read
n. Syn. curse
(詛咒) curse; evil speaking; utterance of curse or execration

malice: Read
n.
(惡意) enmity of heart; malevolence; ill will; spirit delighting in harm or misfortune to another

malign: Read
v. Syn. defame
(毒辣的言語,誹謗) speak evil of; bad-mouth; defame

malignant: Read
a. Syn. injurious
(惡性的,傷害的,致命的) injurious; tending to cause death; disposed to do evil

mandatory: Read
a. Syn. obligatory
(強制的,命令的,義不容辭的) obligatory; required or commanded by authority

manifest: Read
a. Syn. evident; visible; obvious; apparent
(明白的,顯然的,證明,表現) clearly apparent to understanding; obvious

mar: Read
v.
(破壞,損傷) spoil or damage; impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of

maritime: Read
a. Syn. nautical
(海事的,海運的,海上的) relating to, or adjacent to the sea; nautical

marked: Read
a. Syn. noticeable
(值得注意的,報仇的目標) noticeable or pronounced; having one or more distinguishing marks

massacre: Read
n.
(大屠殺,大敗) killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty

masterpiece: Read
n.
(傑作,名著) chief excellence or great talent; outstanding work of art or craft

mature: Read
v.
(深思熟慮的,成熟,(票據,保險單等)到期) develop and reach maturity; grow old or older

maxim: Read
n. Syn. proverb
(至理名言,格言) proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth

meager: Read
a. Syn. scanty; inadequate; feeble
(瘦的,貧乏的,不足的) deficient in quantity, fullness, or extent; inadequate; feeble

meddle: Read
v.
(混合,干預,干涉) mix; mingle; interfere or busy one's self improperly with another's affairs, specifically, to handle or disturb another's property without permission

mediate: Read
v. Syn. negotiate
(調解,仲裁) resolve or settle differences by working with all conflicting parties

meek: Read
a. Syn. spiritless; gentle
(謙卑的,馴服的,溫和的,順從的) quiet and obedient; showing patience and humility

memorable: Read
a. Syn. unforgettable
(難忘的) unforgettable; worthy to be remembered; very important or remarkable

menace: Read
n. Syn. danger
(危險物) danger; a threat or the act of threatening; something that is a source of danger; threaten; intimidate

mend: Read
v. Syn. repair; improve
(修補,改進) make repairs or restoration to; fix; improve

mercurial: Read
a. Syn. capricious
(善變的,無常的) capricious; liable to sudden unpredictable change; quick and changeable in temperament

merge: Read
v. Syn. combine; unite
((使)合併,(使)融合) combine; unite

mesmerize: Read
v. Syn. hypnotize
(施催眠術) hypnotize; attract strongly, as if with magnet; bring into a state of mesmeric sleep

meteor: Read
n.
(流星) any of the small solid extraterrestrial bodies that hits the earth's atmosphere

meticulous: Read
a. Syn. scrupulous; cautious
(小心翼翼的) excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details

mingle: Read
v.
((使)混合) be all mixed up or jumbled together;

minuscule: Read
a. Syn. tiny; small
(極小的) very small; tiny; lowercase letter

minute: Read
a. Syn. tiny
(極小的) extremely small; short note

mirth: Read
n. Syn. merriment; pleasure; joy
(歡笑) gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter

misappropriate: Read
v.
(盜用,挪用(別人的錢),私吞) appropriate wrongly; use for wrong purpose; embezzle

misdemeanor: Read
n. Syn. fault
(輕罪) minor crime; ill behavior; evil conduct; misdeed

misrepresent: Read
v.
(誤傳,有意製造誤解) give false or incorrect impression, often deliberately; serve unsatisfactorily as representative

mock: Read
v. Syn. ridicule; mimic; disappoint
(嘲弄,嘲笑) treat with ridicule or contempt; mimic; frustrate hopes of

moderate: Read
a. Syn. temperate; gentle; mild
(溫和的,適度的,有節制的) temperate; gentle; mild; make less fast or intense ; preside over

molest: Read
v.
(騷擾,干擾) trouble; disturb; render uneasy; interfere with; vex

monitor: Read
v. Syn. observe; watch; locate
(監控,監測) observe; watch; keep an eye on

monotonous: Read
a. Syn. boring; dull
(單調乏味的,無變化的) boring; dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety

monumental: Read
a. Syn. massive
(厚重的,結實的,紀念的) massive; taking a great amount of time and effort to complete; in manner of a monument

morale: Read
n. Syn. confidence; spirit; mood
(士氣) confidence; mood or spirit of a group that makes the members wants the group to succeed

morbid: Read
a. Syn. moody; pathological; diseased
(病態的,恐怖的,喜怒無常的,不成熟的) caused by disease; pathological or diseased; unhealthy or unwholesome

mortify: Read
v. Syn. humiliate
(侮辱,體罰) cause to experience shame or humiliation; embarrass

mournful: Read
a. Syn. sorrowful; sad; gloomy
(悲痛的,悲哀的) feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sad; gloomy

mundane: Read
a. Syn. worldly; earthly; secular
(世俗的,日常的) belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary

murky: Read
a. Syn. vague
(暗的,模糊的,曖昧的) dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague

mute: Read
a.
(沉默的,弱音器) refraining from producing speech or vocal sound; unable to speak; expressed without speech; unspoken

mysterious: Read
a.
(神秘的) beyond ordinary understanding

mythical: Read
a. Syn. legendary; fictitious
(神話的,虛構的) legendary; fictitious; existing in myth

nausea: Read
n.
(作嘔,噁心) feeling of sickness in stomach by an urge to vomit; strong aversion; disgust

neglect: Read
v. Syn. disregard; ignore
(疏忽,忘記) disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to

negligible: Read
a. Syn. insignificant; tiny
(可忽略不計的) so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may be easily disregarded

nibble: Read
v.
(一點點地咬,慢慢啃) bite by little at a time; seize gently with the mouth; eat slowly or in small bits

nimble: Read
a.
(敏捷的,靈活的) light and quick in motion; moving with ease and celerity; lively; swift

nocturnal: Read
a. Syn. nightly
(夜的) of or relating to or occurring in the night; most active at night

notable: Read
a. Syn. conspicuous; distinguished
(顯著的,值得注意的) worthy of note or notice; remarkable; important

notify: Read
v. Syn. declare; publish
(通知) make known; give notice to; inform by notice

notion: Read
n. Syn. idea; conception
(概念,想法,看法,見解) general or universal conception; belief or opinion

notorious: Read
a. Syn. disreputable; infamous
(臭名昭著的,聲名狼藉的) disreputable; known widely and usually unfavorably; infamous

novel: Read
a. Syn. original; innovative
(小說,新的,新穎的,新奇的,獨創的) previously unknown; strikingly new, unusual, or different; young

novice: Read
n. Syn. beginner
(新手) beginner; person new to a field or activity

noxious: Read
a. Syn. harmful
(有害的) harmful to living things; injurious to health

obese: Read
a. Syn. fat
(肥胖的) extremely fat; grossly overweight

obituary: Read
n.
(訃告) death notice; list of dead

objective: Read
a. Syn. fair
(不為情所動的,公平的) not influenced by emotions; having actual existence or reality

oblique: Read
a. Syn. inclined
(間接的,傾斜的,無誠意的) having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined

oblivious: Read
a. Syn. forgetful
(遺忘的,出神的) inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful

oblong: Read
a.
(長方形的) having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular

obscene: Read
n.
(淫穢的) offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting

obscure: Read
v. Syn. darken; hide; block
(使暗淡,使模糊,隱藏) darken; make dim or indistinct; conceal in obscurity

obsequious: Read
a.
(諂媚的,拍馬屁的,奴性的) slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

obsolete: Read
a. Syn. outmoded; antiquated
(過時的,無用的) no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated

obstinate: Read
a. Syn. stubborn
(堅定的,倔強的) stubbornly adhering to an attitude or opinion; hard to control or treat

obtrude: Read
v.
(插手,強入,衝出) push oneself or one's ideas forward or intrude; stick out or extrude

obvious: Read
a. Syn. evident; apparent
(明白的,顯然的,顯而易見的) exposed; easily discovered; plain

odd: Read
a. Syn. bizarre; strange; unusual
(奇異的,古怪的) not easily explained; beyond from the usual or expected; not divisible by two

odor: Read
n. Syn. scent; smell
(氣味) scent; property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell

offhand: Read
ad.
(草率的,即席的,未經考慮的) without planning or thinking ahead; right away; immediately

offspring: Read
n. Syn. descendant
(子孫,後代) descendant

omen: Read
n.
(徵兆,預兆) any indication or action regarded as a foreshowing; phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil

ominous: Read
a. Syn. threatening
(有威脅的,惡兆的) threatening; foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

ooze: Read
v. Syn. flow
(滲出,洩漏) be any thick messy substance; pass gradually; progress slowly but steadily

opportune: Read
a. Syn. timely
(恰巧的,剛好的) timely; just in time; suited or right for a particular purpose

orbit: Read
n. Syn. path; circle
(軌道) path; circle; move in an orbit; encircle

ordeal: Read
n. Syn. trial
(嚴酷的考驗,折磨) severe trial; form of trial to determine guilt or innocence; difficult or painful experience

ornamental: Read
a. Syn. decorative; embellishing
(裝飾的) decorative; any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value

ostracize: Read
v. Syn. ban
(放逐) exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote

outgoing: Read
a. Syn. sociable; extroverted
(好交際的,外向的) sociable; going out or away; departing

outlet: Read
n. Syn. channel
(出口,出路,銷路,發洩,排遣) an opening that permits escape or release; activity that releases creative energy or emotion

outlook: Read
n. Syn. viewpoint; standpoint
(觀點,見解) prospect; view; belief about the future ; act of looking out

outrage: Read
n. Syn. atrocity; barbarity
(暴行) act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense

outskirt: Read
n. Syn. fringe
(城市郊區,邊緣) part or region remote from a central district, as of a city or town; fringe; outer border

outstanding: Read
a.
(傑出的,顯著的) distinguished from others in excellence

overall: Read
a. Syn. general; comprehensive
(全部的,全面的) general; comprehensive; from one end to the other; including everything

overcast: Read
a.
((指天空)陰天的,陰暗的) covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist; gloomy; melancholy

overcome: Read
v. Syn. defeat
(擊敗,戰勝) defeat another in competition or conflict; conquer; prevail over

overdue: Read
a. Syn. late; delayed
(遲到的,過期的) past due; not paid at the scheduled time; late; delayed

overlook: Read
v. Syn. ignore; disregard
(忽略,沒注意到) ignore; disregard; fail to notice ; watch over

override: Read
v.
(不理會,推翻) ride over or across; ride upon; trample down.

overrun: Read
v.
(蔓延,侵占,超過,超出) run or extend beyond normal or desired limit; overflow

oversee: Read
v.
(監督) supervise; manage; watch over and direct; examine or inspect

oversight: Read
n. Syn. omission; inattention
(勘漏,失察,疏忽) unintentional omission or mistake; watchful care or management; supervision

overt: Read
a.
(明顯的,公然的) open to view; not secret or hidden

overtake: Read
v.
(趕上,超過) come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; catch up with; come upon from behind; capture; overcome

overwhelm: Read
v.
(氾濫,壓倒) defeat; cover completely or make imperceptible; overcome by superior force ; charge someone with too many tasks

pace: Read
n. Syn. step
(一步,步幅,步態,(馬的)溜蹄,慢慢地走) single movement from one foot to the other in walking; slow gait; step

pacifist: Read
n. Syn. antimilitarist
(和平主義者) one opposed to force; antimilitarist

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

pact: Read
n. Syn. agreement; treaty
(和約,條約) written agreement between two states or sovereigns; treaty

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

pale: Read
a.
(蒼白的,灰白的) not ruddy; dusky white; pallid; not bright or brilliant

paltry: Read
a. Syn. insignificant; petty; trivial
(不顯著的,微小的) insignificant; lacking in importance or worth; worthless

panacea: Read
n.
(包治百病的藥,靈丹妙藥) remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all

panic: Read
n. Syn. alarm; fear
(恐慌) sudden mass fear and anxiety

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

path: Read
n. Syn. orbit; roadway
(軌道,道路) way; footway; course or track; route; passage

patronage: Read
n. Syn. sponsorship; support
(贊助,惠顧) sponsorship; support; state of being a sponsor

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

pedantic: Read
a. Syn. bookish
(書生氣的) marked by narrow focus on or display of learning, especially formal rules and trivial points

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

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

perceptible: Read
a.
(可以感覺到的,可見的) capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable

perch: Read
n.
(棲木,棲息地) a place high up; an elevated place serving as a seat

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

perforate: Read
v. Syn. pierce
(打孔) pierce, punch, or bore hole or holes in; penetrate

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

perilous: Read
a.
(危險的,冒險的) full of, attended with, or involving peril; dangerous; hazardous

periodic: Read
a. Syn. repeated; recurrent
(週期的,定期的) repeated; recurring at intervals of time

permeate: Read
v. Syn. spread
(傳播,流傳) spread or flow throughout; pervade

pernicious: Read
a. Syn. deadly
(及具毀滅性的) very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly

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

perplexing: Read
a. Syn. puzzling; baffling; complicated
(使人困惑的,令人費解的) puzzling; lacking clarity of meaning; complicated

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

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

pertinent: Read
a. Syn. relevant
(說到點子上的,中肯的,有關的) having precise or logical relevance; pertaining or relating

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

petulant: Read
a. Syn. irritable
(脾氣壞的) easily irritated or annoyed; unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered

pierce: Read
v. Syn. penetrate; perforate
(穿透,戳穿) penetrate; make a hole into

pillage: Read
v. Syn. plunder
(掠奪) rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder; take as spoils

placate: Read
v. Syn. pacify; conciliate
(安撫) appease or pacify; bring peace to

placid: Read
a. Syn. peaceful; calm
(平靜的) peaceful; tranquil; calm or quiet

plague: Read
n.
(瘟疫,討厭的人或物) epidemic disease with a high death rate; annoyance

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

plead: Read
v.
(懇求,提出理由) appeal or request earnestly; enter a plea; offer as an excuse

plethora: Read
n. Syn. excess; overabundance
(過剩,過多) excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance

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

poky: Read
a.
((地方)狹小的,不舒適的) confined; cramped.

ponder: Read
v.
(仔細考慮) weigh; weigh in the mind; view with deliberation; examine carefully; consider attentively

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,繪製) depict; describe; draw

posthumous: Read
a.
(身後的,遺腹的) after death, as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death

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

potent: Read
a. Syn. powerful
(有效的) powerful; having power to influence or convince; having great control or authority

pounce: Read
v.
(突然撲過去,攫住,猛撲,突襲) attacks suddenly; seize something swiftly and eagerly; leap into the air intending to seize someone or something

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

precarious: Read
a. Syn. uncertain; risky
(不確定的,冒風險) uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability

precept: Read
n.
(規則) rule or principle prescribing particular action or conduct; authorized direction or order

precious: Read
a. Syn. valued; valuable
(寶貴的,珍貴的) of high worth or cost

precipitation: Read
n.
(倉促,降雨量) unexpected acceleration or hastening; the quantity of water falling to earth

precise: Read
a. Syn. exact; accurate
(精確的) exact; clearly expressed; accurate or correct

predicament: Read
n. Syn. dilemma; plight
(困境,危險的境地,兩難) tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome

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

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

presage: Read
v. Syn. foretell
(預示) foretell or predict; indicate or warn of in advance

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

presumptuous: Read
a. Syn. overconfident
(自大,輕狂,專橫) overconfident; going beyond what is right or proper; excessively forward

pretense: Read
n.
(矯飾,做作) act of giving a false appearance; imaginative intellectual play

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

prevail: Read
v. Syn. induce; ; triumph
(導致,促使,擊敗,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

prior: Read
a. Syn. former; antecedent; anterior; previous
(預先的,在前的,更重要的,優先的) preceding in the order of time; former; previous

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

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

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

prodigal: Read
a. Syn. wasteful
(浪費的) wasteful; reckless with money

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

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

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

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

proliferate: Read
v.
(激增,繁殖) grow rapidly; propagate; reproduce

prolific: Read
a. Syn. productive; fruitful
(多產的,豐富的) producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile

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

prominent: Read
a. Syn. conspicuous; notable
(顯著的,突出的,卓越的) conspicuous; immediately noticeable; sticking out; widely known

promiscuous: Read
a.
(隨意混合的,打亂的,隨便的) having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; irregular, casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

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

pronounced: Read
a. Syn. clear; distinct
(顯著的,明確的) clear; distinct; strongly marked; easily noticeable; spoken; voiced

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

proscribe: Read
v. Syn. banish; outlaw
(禁止) command against; banish; outlaw

prosper: Read
v.
(發達,繁榮,昌盛) flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger

protagonist: Read
n.
((小說中的)主角,領導者,積極參加者) principal character in a work of fiction; main character in a drama; leader of a cause; champion

provenance: Read
n.
((藝術等的)出處,起源) place of origin; source; provenience

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

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

prudent: Read
a. Syn. cautious; careful
(謹慎的) cautious; careful in regard to one's own interests

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

pulverize: Read
v.
(磨碎,粉碎) pound, crush, or grind to powder or dust

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

pursue: Read
v.
(追趕,追踪,從事) follow in; go in search of or hunt for

puzzling: Read
a. Syn. perplexing; confusing
(使迷惑的,使莫名其妙的) lacking clarity of meaning; confusing