ADVANCED ENGLISH WORD UNIT 8

arcade n. a covered passageway; often between streets with shops or stalls <建>连拱廊
archive n. a depository containing historical records and documents 档案文件
artsy a. showily imitative of art or artists 装艺术的,艺术家气派的
beam v. express with a beaming face or smile 面露喜色
binary n. a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation 二进制数
butler n. a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table 男管家(通常负责管理酒窖)
buzzword n. stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition (报刊等的)时髦术语,流行行话
cellular a. relating to cells 细胞组成的
clog n. footwear usually with wooden soles 木底鞋; 木屐
convergence n. the act of converging (coming closer) 集中,收敛;集合
corral n. a pen for cattle 畜栏
digitize n. put into digital form, as for use in a computer 将资料数字化
elitism n. the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals <贬>精英统治;精英主义;高人一等的优越感
envision v. imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind 想像,展望
esoteric a. confined to and understandable by only an enlightened inner circle 机密的;神秘的;难解的
fake v. make a copy of with the intent to deceive 伪造, 篡改, 对…做手脚;仿造
flip v. lightly throw to see which side comes up 轻弹, 轻抛[扔]
futuristic a. of or relating to futurism 于未来的; 极新潮的; 非传统的
gear v. set the level or character of 换挡
grant v. allow to have 准许; 答应给予;承认
hype n. blatant or sensational promotion 天花乱坠的广告宣传
icon n. a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface 偶像;(计算机屏幕上表示命令、程序的)符号, 图像
info n. a message received and understood 〈非正〉消息; 情报; 资料
infrastructure n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization 基础设施; 基础结构
interactive a. used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more) (指至少两个人或物)一起活动或互相合作的
levy n. the act of drafting into military service 征收; 征税
lucrative a. producing a good profit 获利多的, 赚钱的
obscene a. designed to incite to indecency or lust 淫秽的, 下流的;可憎的, 可恶的
populism n. the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite 平民主义,平民论
prophecy n. knowledge of the future 预言, 预言能力
pulse n. (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients) 脉搏;脉冲
stampede v. cause to run in panic (使)惊逃,(使)奔逃
tab n. a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet 标签,标牌
telephony n. transmitting speech at a distance 电话学,电话,电话制造
title n. the status of being a champion 冠军
toll v. ring slowly 缓慢敲响
tout v. advertize in strongly positive terms 招揽(生意);侦查
trample v. tread or stomp heavily or roughly 踩, 踏;践踏, 蹂躏;无视;侵犯