abdicate v. give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations 退位;放弃
accuracy n. the quality of being near to the true value 精确度,准确性
buggy n.a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse 童车;双轮单座轻马车
cabin n.small room on a ship or boat where people sleep 小屋;客舱;船舱
calamity n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune 灾难;不幸事件
caption n.translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen 字幕;标题;说明;[英]逮捕
citation n.a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage 引用,引证;传票;褒扬
clout n.special advantage or influence ; . 破布;敲打;影响力;势力;vt. 给…打补钉;猛击
decussate adj.crossed or intersected in the form of an X 交叉的;直角交叉的
deluge n.a heavy rain 洪水;泛滥;暴雨
demark n.difference 区别
deplorable adj.of very poor quality or condition 可叹的;凄惨的
discrepancy n.a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions 不符;矛盾;相差
eradication n.the complete destruction of every trace of something 消灭,扑灭;根除
extraneous adj. not pertinent to the matter under consideration 外来的;没有关联的;来自体外的
flagrant adj.conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible 公然的;不能容忍的;非常的;恶名昭著的
fraud n. something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage 欺骗;骗子;诡计
gibberish n.unintelligible talking 乱语;快速而不清楚的言语
gyp n.a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property 骗子,诈欺行为
hoax n.something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage 骗局;恶作剧
imprecise adj.not precise 不精确的;不严密的;不确切的
inseminate seeds in or on (the ground) 使受胎;栽植;人工授精
interstice n.small opening between things [建] 裂缝;空隙
jet airplane powered by one or more jet engine 喷射,喷嘴;喷气式飞机;黑玉
mesh n.the number of opening per inch of a screen; measures size of particles 网眼;网丝;圈套
monstrous adj.distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous 巨大的;怪异的;荒谬的;畸形的
obscure v.make less visible or unclear 模糊的;晦涩的;昏暗的
philology n.the humanistic study of language and literature 文献学;语言学
pivot n.the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver 枢轴;中心点;旋转运动
pretentious adj.making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction 自命不凡的;炫耀的;做作的
proliferation n.growth by the rapid multiplication of parts 增殖,扩散;分芽繁殖
quotation n .a passage or expression that is quoted or cited [贸易] 报价单;引用语;引证
relegate v.assign to a lower position; reduce in rank relegate
respectable adj.characterized by proper behavior or conventional conduct; worthy of respect 值得尊敬的;人格高尚的;相当数量的
reticulate v.form a net or a network 使成网状
stature n. high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement 身高,身材;(精神、道德等的)高度
utilitarian n.someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility 功利主义者
vanity n. feelings of excessive pride 虚荣心;空虚;浮华;无价值的东西
verbosity expressive style that uses excessive or empty words 冗长;赘言;唠叨
wager n. the money risked on a gamble 赌注;赌博;赌物
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