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Dare to Dream!

Unit 12 The Loons







Words Explainations Chinese Meanings
amber n. a brownish yellow 棕黄色
austere adj. Severe or stern in disposition or appearance; somber and grave 严峻的, 严厉的
barbed adj. Cutting; stinging 尖刻讥讽的;锋利的
biddy n. a woman, especially a garrulous old one 女人,尤指饶舌的老妇人
bitch n. a woman considered to be spiteful or overbearing 泼妇
brawl n. a noisy quarrel or fight 争吵或争斗
cameo n. a medallion with a profile cut in raised relief. 用去除材料法切割出轮廓线的圆形浮雕
chink n. a narrow opening, such as a crack or fissure. 裂缝
chokecherry n. a deciduous North American shrub or small tree 美洲稠李
contagious adj. of or relating to contagion 传染性的, 会感染的
cottage n. a small, single-storied house, especially in the country 屋棚
discard v. to throw away; reject 丢弃,抛弃
fern n. plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores 蕨类植物
filigree v. make filigree, as with a precious metal、 用金银丝细工饰品装饰
fissure n. a long narrow depression in a surface 裂缝;裂沟(尤指岩石上的)
grimy adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot 肮脏的,污秽的
herring n. valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific 鲱(又称青鱼)
jukebox n. a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin 自动唱机
loon n. large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird having webbed feet placed far back 潜鸟
lore n. knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote 知识;学问
neon n. a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube
obscenity n. an offensive or indecent word or phrase 猥亵的言语(或行为)
pebble n. a small smooth rounded rock 卵石;水晶透镜
perm v. give a permanent wave to 烫(发)
phantom n. a ghostly appearing figure 幽灵
plaintive adj. expressing sorrow 哀伤的;悲哀的
poplar n. vsoft light-colored nondurable wood of the poplar 白杨;白杨木
ramshackle adj. in deplorable condition 摇晃的;放荡的
raspberry n. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt (表示轻蔑,嘲笑等的)咂舌声
rebuff n. an instance of driving away or warding off 断然拒绝
reject n. the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality 被弃之物或人
rusty adj. covered with or consisting of rust 生锈的
slender adj. being of delicate or slender build 细长的
spear n. a long pointed rod used as a weapon 矛,枪
sporadic n. recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances 零星的;分散的
spruce adj. make neat, smart, or trim 整洁的
squash n. to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition 把…压扁
squirrel n. the fur of a squirrel 松鼠毛皮
stink n. a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant 臭味
thicket n. a dense growth of bushes 灌木丛




Phrases Explainations Examples
get mixed up in sth 和某事有牵连 I don't want to get mixed up in your affaires.
hit out(at sb./sth.) 猛烈地抨击(某人或某事) The President hit out against the trade union in a speech.
flare up (疾病)复发 My back trouble has flared up again.
win hands down 轻易获胜 The local team won hands down.






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