lifeline n. a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live 救生索
deficit n. the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required 财政赤字
peril n. a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune 严重危险
bloc n. a group of countries in special alliance 集团
portray n. portray in words 描述
dominate a. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance 主宰
concession a. a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business 让步
launch a. to put a boat into water 扑灭
extravagant a. unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings 使船下水
facet a. a distinct feature or element in a problem 小平面
cartel a. a group of people 卡特尔
dodgy a. involving risk 危险的
garment a. an article of clothing 衣服
gear a. a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion 齿轮
grope a. the act of groping; and instance of groping 探索
hamper a. a restraint that confines or restricts freedom 阻碍
yen a. money in Japan 争夺
tactic a. a method that you use to achieve something 策略
haunt a. follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to 常到
quadruple a. to become four times 使...变成四倍
plummet a. to fall suddenly 骤降
ignite a. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat 使灼热
immune a. relating to the condition of immunity 免除的
impart a. tell or deposit (information) knowledge 给予
estuary a. the wide part of a river 河口
ore a. rock 矿石
mobilize a. make ready for action or use 动员
stake n. (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something 赌注
obedient a. dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority 唯命是从的
entrench a. to establish something. 确立
charter a. to hire a plane, boat 租船
plus a. a good thing 好处
penalty a. the act of punishing 处罚
pledge a. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt 保证
undercut v. sell cheaper than one's competition 削价竞争
ponder v. reflect deeply on a subject 衡量
tonnage n. a tax imposed on ships that enter the US; based on the tonnage of the ship 排水量
portray v. portray in words 描绘
slump v. to suddenly go down in price 暴跌
subsidy n. money paid by the government 津贴