Unit 4

wavy a. of hair in waves; un even by virtue of having wrinkles or waves 多浪的;波动起伏的
clay n. earth, soil 粘土,泥土
breeze n./vi. a slight wind (usually refreshing); blow gently and lightly 微风,轻风;飘然而行
totter v. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall; move unsteadily, with a rocking motion 摇摇欲坠
limousine n. large luxurious car 轿车
orchid n. Kind of follow; praise 兰花,称赞
tacky a. (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch; "tacky varnish 粘的,破烂的
hog n. a person regarded as greedy and pig-like 肥猪;贪心汉
stumble vi. an unsteady uneven gait; an unintentional but embarrassing blunder 绊倒;跌跌撞撞的走;结结巴巴
shingle n. an unsteady uneven gait; an unintentional but embarrassing blunder 木瓦,屋顶板
porthole n. an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through (有圆柱的)门廊
shutter n. a hinged blind for a window; a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure; 百叶窗;(照相机的)快门
rawhide n. untanned hide especially of cattle (牛的)生皮
flashy a. (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display 俗丽的, 浮华的, 虚饰的
recompose v t. To reset ;Become calm again 将…再次(重新)安排[组成、谱写等]; 使恢复平静
navel n. scar where the umbilical cord was attached 肚脐
perspiration n. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands 出汗
stout a. euphemisms for `fat' having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships 发胖的;结实的;勇敢的,顽强的
underneath ad. on the lower or downward side 在下面
whittle v. cut small bits or pare shavings from 削(木头),削减
alcove n. a small recess opening off a larger room 凹室,壁龛
clutch vi. the act of grasping 企图抓住
furiously ad. (of the elements) in a wild and stormy manner; in a manner marked by extreme or violent energy 狂怒的;有力的
checkerberry n. creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil [植]鹿蹄草或果实,蔓虎刺之一种,平铺白珠果
portion n./v t. Part; give out or allot 一部分,一份;分配,把……分给
shuffle v. walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet 拖步走
stroke v t. a light touch with the hands 抚摸
lavender n. of a pale purple color 淡紫色
bosom n. a person's breast or chest/font> 胸部,乳房
matchbox n. a box for holding matches 火柴盒
rump n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on 尾部;臀部
thumb v. travel by getting free rides from motorists 示意要求搭车
pigtail n. a braid of hair on either side of the face 辫子
lizard n. relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
kinky adj. in small tight curls; used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes 绞缠的,卷曲的,<口>怪癖的,稍微变态的
dingy a. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; not bright and clear 肮脏的;昏暗的
mossy a. overgrown with moss 生了苔的;多苔的
flannel n. a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing 法兰绒
sledge n. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow ;a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges 雪橇;大锤