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tedious

a.

boring and continuing for too long 冗长乏味的

Telling the story has become tedious, as I have done it so many times. 讲述这个故事已变得单调乏味,因为我已经讲了这么多次了。

oblige

vt.

(usu. passive) make sb. feel that it is necessary to do sth. 迫使;使负有义务

He felt obliged to help his mother, even if it meant leaving college. 他觉得有责任帮助母亲,即使这意味着他要离开大学。

absorbed

a.

so interested or involved in sth. that you do not notice anything else 极感兴趣的;全神贯注的;专注的

Time passes quickly when you are absorbed in reading a good book. 在聚精会神地读一本好书的时候,时间过得非常快。

allergic

a.

1 (be ~ to sth.) (infml.) if you are allergic to sth., you do not like it and try to avoid it 不喜欢某事;对某事反感

Most men are allergic to housework. 大多数男人都不喜欢做家务。 2 having an allergy 过敏的

I do not enjoy picnics because I am allergic to grass. 我不喜欢野餐,因为我对草过敏。

excursion

n.

[C] a short journey you take for pleasure 短途出行;远足

It was such a wonderful day that they decided to take a day excursion to the mountain. 这么好的天气,他们决定去山上一日游。

Included in the Beijing tour is an excursion to the Great Wall. 北京之行包括了游览长城。

earnest

a.

very serious and sincere 非常认真的;郑重其事的

At the office he was very earnest, but he‘s more relaxed now. 在办公室他很认真,但是现在他放松多了。

Frank is an earnest man; he works hard and is also very reliable. 弗兰克是一个认真的人,他工作努力,也很可靠。

exclaim

v.

say sth. suddenly and loudly because of surprise, anger, or excitement (由于惊奇、气愤或激动)呼喊,惊叫

Susan exclaimed horror when a young man with a gun suddenly appeared from behind her. 当一名年轻男子突然持枪从苏珊背后出现时,她害怕得惊叫起来。

whoa

interj.

said to show that you are surprised or that you think sth. is impressive 哎呀,哇(表示惊讶或认为某事物令人赞叹)

civilization

n.

[C, U] a society that is well organized and developed, used esp. about a particular society in a particular place or at a particular time 文明(社会)

architecture

n. [U]

1 the style and design of a building or buildings 建筑风格;建筑式样 2 the art and practice of planning and designing buildings 建筑学

capture

vt.

1 succeed in recording, showing, or describing a situation or feeling, using words or

pictures (用文字或图片)记录下,描述,捕捉

Some artists are able to catch a likeness in a sketch while others are gifted to capture a fleeting expression. 有些艺术家能画出酷似某人的肖像,而另一些则善于捕捉到稍纵即逝的表情。

The robbery was captured on a police video camera. 抢劫过程被警方的摄像机拍录了下来。

2 catch a person and keep them as a prisoner 俘虏;逮捕

Government troops have succeeded in capturing the rebel leader. 政府军已经成功捕获叛乱分子的头目。

condense

vt.

make sth. that is spoken or written shorter 将(讲话或文章)压缩

The whole chapter could be condensed into a few paragraphs. 这一整章可以压缩成几个段落。

condensed

a.

being made shorter, usu. including only the most important parts 压缩的

The council was merely given a condensed version of what had already been disclosed in Washington. 该理事会得到的只是已在华盛顿披露的内容的浓缩版。

exceed

vt.

(fml.) be more than a particular number or amount 超过;超出

You‘ll have to pay extra money if you exceed your luggage allowance. 如果你的行李超重,你必须额外付费。

distress

n.

[U] a feeling of extreme unhappiness 忧虑;苦恼;悲伤

She had five years of active and happy life in the hospital before she died, without much pain or distress from cancer. 她过世前在医院过了五年积极而快乐的生活,并没有因为患癌症而遭受多大的痛苦或忧伤。

distinguish

v.

recognize the differences between things 区分;辨别

A formal education with emphasis on history, literature, and culture helps a person learn how to distinguish right from wrong. 着重于历史、文学和文化的正规教育能帮助一个人学习如何明辨是非。

distinctive

a.

easy to recognize because of being different from other people or things of the same type 与众不同的;特殊的;特别的

The distinctive design of a product provides a powerful competitive advantage over other products. 一个独特的产品设计具有比其他产品更强有力的竞争优势。

complimentary

a.

1 given free to people 免费赠送的

All guests will receive a complimentary bottle of champagne. 所有客人都将得到一瓶免费的香槟。

2 saying that you admire sb. or sth. 赞美的;钦佩的

Mrs. Stevens was most complimentary about your work. 史蒂文斯夫人盛赞你的工作。

complementary

a.

complementary things go well together although they are usu. different 互为补充的;互补的

The economies of the two countries are complementary to one another in nature. 两国经济具有互补性。

bulk

n.

[U] (the ~ of sth.) the majority or largest part of sth. (某物的)大部分,多半

Because the bulk of the work was supervised by the owner, the overall cost is difficult to assess. 因为大部分的工作是由业主监督,总体成本很难去评估。