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TOEFL Words with Synonyms 1

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abandon
abash
abdicate
abet
abridge
abrogate
abstemious
academic
accede
accelerate
accolade
accord
acrimonious
acumen
admonish
admonition
adversary
adverse
adversity
aesthetic
affable
affluent
aggressive
alacrity
alienate
allay
allude
allure
allusion
ambiguous
amiable
analogous
analogy
anarchy
animus
annals
anonymous
anthology
antithesis
apathetic
apathy
apprehend
apprehensive
apprise
approbation
apt
aptitude
arbiter
archetype
arid
aristocracy
articulate
ascetic
assiduous
asylum
atheist
attribute
augment
auspicious
authentic
autocratic
avarice
awry
banal
bane
banter
baton
belie
bellicose
benevolent
besmirch
biased
bizarre
bland
blandishment
blemish
blight
blithe
bombastic
boorish
bucolic
buffoon
bulwark
bumptious
cabal
cacophonous
cadaverous
callous
candid
candor
cantankerous
capricious
captious
caricature
castigate
celestial
chauvinist
chicanery
chronic
circumspect
circumvent
civil
clamorous
clandestine
coalesce
coalition
coercion
cogent
collusion
commodious
compatible
compensation
compunction
concede
condole
condolence
confederate
congenial
conjecture
consensus
consternation
construction
consummate
contemptuous
convivial
copious
corpulent
cosmopolitan
coterie
countenance
credence
credible
credulous
cringe
crucial
cryptic
curb
cursory
curt
cynical
dearth
deference
deity
delectable
delete
delineate
delinquent
deluge
demagogue
demeanor
demure
denounce
deplete
deprecate
depreciate
devastation
devious
devoid
devout
dilemma
disconcert
disconsolate
discourse
discrete
discursive
disparate
disparity
dispassionate
dispatch
dispel
dissent
dissolute
distraught
diverse
diversify
divulge
dogmatic
dynamic

Word and Definition List


abandon: Read
/ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish
(没有约束,放任情绪) lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abash: Read
/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
(使难堪) embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert

abdicate: Read
/'æbdɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. renounce
(放弃) give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim

abet: Read
/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
(帮助,鼓励) aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

abridge: Read
/ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten
(删节,节选) condense; shorten; reduce length of written text

abrogate: Read
/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
(废除) abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

abstemious: Read
/æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate
(节制(饮食),调节) sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

academic: Read
/ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
(学术的) related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

accede: Read
/æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
(同意) agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede

accelerate: Read
/ək'sɛləreɪt/ v. Syn. speed; hasten
(加速) move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected

accolade: Read
/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
(出名的大奖) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

accord: Read
/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
(一致,协议) settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states

acrimonious: Read
/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
(挖苦的,尖酸的(语言,行为)) bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner

acumen: Read
/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
(思想敏锐) mental keenness; quickness of perception

admonish: Read
/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
(警告,训斥) warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided

admonition: Read
/ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning
(警告) gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning

adversary: Read
/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
(对手) opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition

adverse: Read
/'ædvɜrs/ a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
(讨厌,敌意) in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

adversity: Read
/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
(贫困,不幸) state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

aesthetic: Read
/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
(审美的) elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

affable: Read
/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
(平易近人的) easily approachable; warmly friendly

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

aggressive: Read
/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
(强有力的,坚持己见的) making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

alacrity: Read
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
(欢快的情绪) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

alienate: Read
/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
(孤立,树敌) cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

allay: Read
/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
(平静下来,(使)冷静下来) calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

allude: Read
/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
(暗指) refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

allure: Read
/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
(诱惑,引诱) attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive

allusion: Read
/ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
(暗指,暗示) indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor

ambiguous: Read
/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
(模棱两可的) unclear or doubtful in meaning

amiable: Read
/'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
(可爱的,友好的,惬意的) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

analogous: Read
/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
(类似的) comparable; similar or alike

analogy: Read
/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
(类比,相似) similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity

anarchy: Read
/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
(无政府主义) absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

animus: Read
/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
(敌意) feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition

annals: Read
/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
(记录,历史) chronological record of the events of successive years

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

anthology: Read
/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
(选集) book of literary selections by various authors

antithesis: Read
/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
(对立面) contrast; direct contrast; opposition

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

apathy: Read
/'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference
(漠不关心) lack of caring; indifference

apprehend: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
(逮捕,惧怕,领会) take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive

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

apprise: Read
/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
(告诉) inform; give notice to; make aware

approbation: Read
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
(同意,批准) expression of warm approval; praise

apt: Read
/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
(恰当的,贴切的) likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

aptitude: Read
/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
(能力,才能) inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding

arbiter: Read
/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
(仲裁者) person with power to decide a dispute; judge

archetype: Read
/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
(原形) prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned

arid: Read
/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
(荒芜的) dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants

aristocracy: Read
/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
(贵族) hereditary nobility; privileged class

articulate: Read
/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
(有效的,清晰的) expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

ascetic: Read
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
(苦行,禁欲) leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

assiduous: Read
/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
(勤奋) constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
(庇护所) place of refuge or shelter; protection

atheist: Read
/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
(无神论者) nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
(属性,声望) essential quality; reputation; honor

augment: Read
/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
(增长) make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

auspicious: Read
/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
(幸运的,吉祥的) attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous

authentic: Read
/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
(真的,可靠的,确实的) not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

autocratic: Read
/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
(独裁) having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial

avarice: Read
/'ævərɪs/ n.
(贪婪,贪财) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

awry: Read
/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
(扭曲的,歪曲的) in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course

banal: Read
/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
(平凡,陈腐,老生常谈) obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality

bane: Read
/beɪn/ n. Syn. curse
(祸根) something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin

banter: Read
/'bæntə(r)/ n.
(嘲弄,戏谑) good-humored, playful conversation

baton: Read
/'bæt(ə)n/;/bə'tɒn/ n.
(指挥棒,警棍) staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race

belie: Read
/bɪ'laɪ/ v. Syn. contradict
(掩饰,造成假象,矛盾) contradict; give a false impression

bellicose: Read
/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
(好斗的,好战的) warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

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

besmirch: Read
/bɪ'smɜrtʃ/ v.
(弄脏) soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained

biased: Read
/'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced
(偏见的,偏差) favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced

bizarre: Read
/bɪ'zɑr(r)/ a. Syn. fantastic
(怪异的) fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance

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

blandishment: Read
/'blændɪʃmənt/ n. Syn. flattery
(阿谀奉承) flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

blemish: Read
/'blɛmɪʃ/ v.
(损害,玷污 瑕疵,缺点) mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind

blight: Read
/blaɪt/ v.
(阻止生长,使枯萎,毁坏) blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

blithe: Read
/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
(欢乐,高兴) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

bombastic: Read
/bɒm'bæstɪk/ a. Syn. pompous
(夸张的) pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

boorish: Read
/'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate
(粗鲁,笨拙) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bucolic: Read
/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
(田园的) rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

buffoon: Read
/bʌ'fu:n/ n.
(丑角,缺乏教养之人) one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown

bulwark: Read
/'bʊlwək/ n.
(壁垒) earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bumptious: Read
/'bʌmpʃəs/ a.
(盲目自大) offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing

cabal: Read
/kə'bæl/ n.
(内阁) small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

cacophonous: Read
/kə'kɒfənəs/ a. Syn. discordant; inharmonious
(不和谐) discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

cadaverous: Read
/kə'dævərəs/ a. Syn. pale
(尸体似的,苍白的) like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body

callous: Read
/'kæləs/ a.
(硬心肠的,无情的) emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened

candid: Read
/'kændɪd/ a. Syn. straightforward; frank
(率直的,坦白的) straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

candor: Read
/kændə(r)/ n. Syn. frankness
(开诚布公,坦率) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

cantankerous: Read
/kæn'tæŋkərəs/ a. Syn. irritable
(脾气坏,易发怒) ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

capricious: Read
/kə'prɪʃəs/ a. Syn. unpredictable; fickle; arbitrary
(反复无常的) fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

captious: Read
/'kæpʃəs/ a.
(难以讨好的,吹毛求疵的,爱挑毛病的) intended to confuse in an argument

caricature: Read
/kærɪkə'tjʊə(r)/ n. Syn. distortion; burlesque
(歪曲,漫画,讽刺画) representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect

castigate: Read
/'kæstɪgeɪt/ v. Syn. punish
(严厉批评,惩罚) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

celestial: Read
/sɪ'lɛstɪəl/;/sə'lZstʃl/ a. Syn. heavenly
(天体的,天堂的) relating to the sky or the heavens; supremely good; god or angel

chauvinist: Read
/'ʃoʊvɪnɪst/ n.
(盲目爱国主义) person with prejudiced belief in superiority of own kind

chicanery: Read
/ʃɪ'keɪnərɪ/ n. Syn. trickery; deception
(强辩,狡辩,欺骗) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chronic: Read
/'krɒnɪk/ a.
(慢性的) lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases

circumspect: Read
/'sɜrkəmspɛkt/ a. Syn. prudent; cautious
(慎重,周到) carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious

circumvent: Read
/sɜrkəm'vɛnt/ v. Syn. outwit
(智取,包围) surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit

civil: Read
/'sɪv(ə)l/ a. Syn. civic
(平民的,市民的,民事的,非军事的,国内的,文明的) having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite

clamorous: Read
/'klæmərəs/ a.
(吵闹的,喧哗的) speaking and repeating loud words; full of clamor; calling or demanding loudly or urgently; vociferous; noisy; bawling; loud

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

coalesce: Read
/koʊə'lɛs/ v. Syn. combine; fuse; mix
(接合,结合,合并) combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

coalition: Read
/koʊə'lɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. partnership; league; union
(伙伴,同盟,集合) partnership; league; state of being combined into one body

coercion: Read
/koʊ'ɛrfɛn/ n.
(威逼,强迫) use of force to get someone to obey

cogent: Read
/'koʊdʒənt/ a. Syn. convincing
(有说服力的) reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive

collusion: Read
/kə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n.
(勾结) secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy

commodious: Read
/kə'moʊdɪəs/ a.
(宽敞,舒适) spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient

compatible: Read
/kəm'pætɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. harmonious
(和谐的) harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes

compensation: Read
/kɒmpɛn'seɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
(补偿的钱或物) something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury

compunction: Read
/kəm'pʌŋkʃ(ə)n/ n.
(后悔) feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

concede: Read
/kən'si:d/ v. Syn. admit; yield
(勉强,让步,屈从) admit; yield; give up physical control of another

condole: Read
/kən'doʊl/ v. Syn. grieve
(吊慰,就某一不幸向某人表示慰问) grieve; express sympathy; speak sympathetically to one in pain, grief, or misfortune

condolence: Read
/kən'doʊləns/ n.
(吊唁,哀悼) expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.

confederate: Read
/kən'fɛdərət/ n. Syn. ally; collaborator
(同盟者,盟友) ally; form a group or unite

congenial: Read
/kən'dʒi:nɪəl/ a. Syn. compatible
(彼此合得来的,意气相投的) compatible

conjecture: Read
/kən'dʒɛktʃə(r)/ v.
(推测,猜测) believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

consensus: Read
/kən'sɛnsəs/ n. Syn. Agreement; accord
(意见一致,多数人的意见,舆论) general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole

consternation: Read
/kɒnstə'neɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. dismay; shock; fear
(大为吃惊,(极度的)惊愕,惊恐) intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

construction: Read
/kən'strʌkʃ(ə)n/ n.
(建筑,建造) act of constructing or building something

consummate: Read
/'kɒnsəmeɪt/ a.
(完全的,完美的,完成) carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect

contemptuous: Read
/kən'tɛmptjʊəs/ a. Syn. scornful
(轻蔑的,傲慢的) scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect

convivial: Read
/kən'vɪvɪəl/ a. Syn. festive
(欢乐,高兴) festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

copious: Read
/'koʊpɪəs/ a. Syn. plentiful
(丰富的,很多的) plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply

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

cosmopolitan: Read
/kɒzmə'pɒlɪt(ə)n/ a. Syn. sophisticated
(世界主义) sophisticated; of worldwide scope

coterie: Read
/'koʊtərɪ/ n.
(同行,圈内人) group that meets socially; an exclusive circle of people with common purpose

countenance: Read
/'kaʊntɪnəns/ v. Syn. approve; tolerate
(忍受,接受) give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve

credence: Read
/'kri:dəns/ n. Syn. credit; faith
(信任,相信) credit; faith

credible: Read
/'krɛdɪb(ə)l/ a.
(可信的,可靠的) capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy

credulous: Read
/'krɛdjʊləs/;/'krɛdʒələs/ a.
(轻信的,易信的) apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily

cringe: Read
/krɪndʒ/ v.
(畏缩,谄媚,奉承) shrink or recoil, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment; bend or crouch with base humility

crucial: Read
/'kru:ʃ(ə)l/ a.
(极重要的,有决定性的) of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance

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

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

cursory: Read
/'kɜrsərɪ/ a. Syn. casual
(草率,匆忙) casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

curt: Read
/kɜrt/ a.
(简略的,草率的,粗鲁的,三言两语的) having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner

cynical: Read
/'sɪnɪk(ə)l/ a.
(愤世嫉俗) skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic

dearth: Read
/dɜrθ/ n. Syn. scarcity
(稀缺,缺乏) scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops

deference: Read
/'dɛfərəns/ n. Syn. respect
(尊重的,尊重他人的) willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect

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

delectable: Read
/dɪ'lɛktəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. delightful; delicious
(使人愉快的) delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

delete: Read
/dɪ'li:t/ v. Syn. erase
(删除) erase; strike out; remove or make invisible

delineate: Read
/dɪ'lɪnɪeɪt/ v. Syn. portray; depict; sketch
(描绘,描述) portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out

delinquent: Read
/dɪ'lɪŋkwənt/ a.
(疏忽职务的,有过失的) failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.

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

demagogue: Read
/'dɛməgɒg/ n.
(煽动政治家) person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people

demeanor: Read
/dɪ'mi:nə(r)/ n. Syn. behavior
(风度,行为) conduct; management; way in which a person behaves

demure: Read
/dɪ'mjʊə(r)/ a. Syn. grave; serious
(端庄的,认真的,腼腆的) modest and reserved in manner or behavior

denounce: Read
/dɪ'naʊns/ v. Syn. condemn; criticize; announce
(咒骂,批评) condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner

deplete: Read
/dɪ'pli:t/ v. Syn. reduce; exhaust
(耗尽,减少) decrease fullness of; use up or empty out

deprecate: Read
/'dɛprɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. belittle
(抗议,蔑视) express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

depreciate: Read
/dɪ'pri:ʃɪeɪt/ v.
(折旧) lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle

devastation: Read
/dɛvəs'teɪʃən/ n.
(毁坏) an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed

devious: Read
/'di:vɪəs/ a.
(拐弯抹角的,偏僻的) departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward

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

devout: Read
/dɪ'vaʊt/ a. Syn. pious
(虔诚的,诚恳的) expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field

dilemma: Read
/daɪ'lɛmə/ n. Syn. predicament
(困境,进退两难) predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options

disconcert: Read
/dɪskən'sɜrt/ v. Syn. confuse; upset; embarrass
(迷惑,扰乱,使难堪) confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass

disconsolate: Read
/dɪs'kɒnsələt/ a. Syn. sad
(悲伤,沮丧) sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting

discourse: Read
/'dɪskɔ:s/ n. Syn. conversation
(演讲,谈话) formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation

discrete: Read
/dɪ'skri:t/ a. Syn. separate; distinct
(分离,没有关系的) separate; consisting of unconnected distinct parts

discursive: Read
/dɪ'skɜrsɪv/ a.
(散漫的,不得要领的) tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects

disparate: Read
/'dɪspərət/ a. Syn. unrelated
(大相径庭的,没关系的) fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar

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

dispassionate: Read
/dɪ'spæʃ(ə)nət/ a. Syn. calm; impartial
(平静的,公平的) calm; impartial; unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

dispatch: Read
/dɪ'spætʃ/ n. Syn. expedition; sending off
(发送,急速,急件) act of sending off something; property of being prompt and efficient; message usually sent in haste

dispel: Read
/dɪ'spɛl/ v. Syn. scatter
(散开,分裂,消失) scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

dissent: Read
/dɪ'sɛnt/ v. Syn. disagree
(反对) differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval

dissolute: Read
/'dɪsəlu:t/ a.
(放纵,挥霍) lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices

distraught: Read
/dɪ'strɔ:t/ a. Syn. upset
(使悲伤,使焦虑) deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane

diverse: Read
/daɪ'vɜrs/ a. Syn. various
(丰富多样的) differing in some characteristics; various

diversify: Read
/daɪ'vɜrsɪfaɪ/ v. Syn. vary
(使多样化,多元化) give variety to; spread out activities or investments

divulge: Read
/daɪ'vʌldʒ/ v. Syn. reveal
(揭开,暴露) reveal; make known to public

dogmatic: Read
/dɒg'mætɪk/;/dɔ:gmætɪk/ a. Syn. opinionated; doctrinal
(独断的,教条的,固执的) stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid

dynamic: Read
/daɪ'næmɪk/ a. Syn. energetic
(充满活力的) energetic; vigorously active