English Vocabulary Flash Cards: Hit parade 1

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abscond
  • to depart clandestinely, to steal off and hide
aberrant
  • to deviating from the norm
alacrity
  • 十分樂意
anomaly
  • abnormality
  • deviation from the normal orde, form, or rule
approbation
  • an expression of approval or praise
arduous
  • 艱難的,費勁的
austere
  • 樸素的, 嚴肅的, 苦行的
censure
  • 譴責
chicanery
  • trickery or subterfuge
discordant
  • conflicting
  • dissonant or harsh in sound
disparate
  • fundamentally distinct or dissimilar
effrontery
  • 厚顏無恥的行為, 傲慢魯莽的舉止
enervate
  • to weaken, to reduce in vitality
ennui
  • 厭倦
extemproaneous
  • 即席的, 權宜之計的
filibuster
  • 冗長演說
inured
  • accustomed to accepting something undesirable
magnanimity
  • 寬大(或高尚)的行為
nascent
  • 新生的
nebulous
  • vague, cloudy, lacking clearly defined form
neologism
  • the creation or use of new words or senses
  • a new word, expression or usage
noxious
  • harmful, injurious
onerous
  • burdensome
  • troubling
paean
  • 讚歌
  • 凱歌
parody
  • 滑稽模仿作品,拙劣的模仿
perennial
  • 長久的
  • 反複出現的
perfidy
  • 背信棄義
perfunctory
  • 敷衍的, 例行公事般的
perspicacious
  • 敏銳的, 有洞察力的
prattle
  • 閑扯
  • 嘮叨
predilection
  • 偏愛
prescience
  • 預知
prevaricate
  • to deliverately avoid the truth, to mislead
qualms
  • 疑慮, 內疚
recant
  • 公開宣佈放棄(原先的信仰、觀點等)
refute
  • 駁斥
relegate
  • 使降級
reticent
  • 寡言少語
solicitous
  • 操心的
sordid
  • 卑鄙的, 污穢的
sporadic
  • 偶爾發生的
squander
  • 揮霍
stupefy
  • 使驚訝(或驚呆、思維不清、神志不清)
stymie
  • 阻止,妨礙
torque
  • a force that causes rotation
tortuous
  • 彎彎曲曲的, 冗長費解的
truculent
  • 粗暴的, 好鬥的
veracity
  • truthfulness, honesty
virulent
  • 致命的, 劇毒的, 惡毒的
voracious
  • 貪吃的, (對信息、知識)渴求的
waver
  • 動搖, 猶豫不決, 閃爍
abate
  • to lessen in intensity or degree
accolade
  • an expression of praise
adulation
  • 奉承
ameliorate
  • 改善, 改良
ascetic
  • 過清苦生活的(尤指宗教上的)
avarice
  • (對錢財的)貪婪
burgeon
  • 激增,迅速發展
bucolic
  • 田園風味的
canon
  • 準則(常指宗教上的), 真作, 精品
castigation
  • 嚴厲批評,懲罰
caustic
  • 腐蝕性的, 尖酸刻薄的, 譏諷的
chary
  • 謹小慎微的
complaisance
  • 殷勤
contentious
  • 可能引起爭論的, 愛爭論的
contrite
  • 深感懊悔的
culpable
  • deserving blame
dearth
  • small number, a lack
demur
  • 表示反對,提出異議
didactic
  • 說教似的
discretion
  • 審慎, the ability to make responsible decisions
disinterested
  • 無私的, 無興趣的
dogmatic
  • (教條上)武斷的
ebullience
  • (感情等的)奔放,興高采烈
eclectic
  • composed of of elements drawn from various source
elegy
  • 輓歌
emollient
  • 使平靜的, 使緩和的, 潤膚的
enigmatic
  • mysterious
ephemeral
  • brief, fleeting
estoric
  • 只有內行才懂的,難領略的
eulogy
  • a speech honoring someone or the dead
exonerate
  • to remove blame
facetious
  • 嘻皮笑臉的
fallacy
  • 謬論
furtive
  • 鬼鬼祟祟的
gregarious
  • sociable
harangue
  • 大聲譴責,慷慨激昂地勸說
heretical
  • 異教的
hyperbole
  • 誇張
impecunious
  • 沒有錢的
incipient
  • 初始的
inocuous
  • harmless
inveigle
  • 哄騙, 騙取
morose
  • 鬱悶的
odious
  • 可憎的
penurious
  • 貧窮的, 吝嗇的
pernicious
  • extremely harmful, potentially causing death
peruse
  • to examine with great care
pious
  • 虔誠的
piety
  • 虔誠