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【雅思词汇习得法】成年人也会弄错的33个雅思词汇(中)

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摘要:以为自己的词汇量很大吗?看看以下33个中学生就该知道的阅读词汇,当它们被史上最伟大的作家使用时,你认识多少?

11.Oblique (adj.) Indirect; slanted. As in: "He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight." —James Joyce, Dubliners

间接的;倾斜的

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12.Churlish (adj.) Impolite, hard to work with. As in: "'Wretched inmates!' I ejaculated, mentally, 'you deserve perpetual isolation from your species for your churlish inhospitality." —Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

无礼的,不好合作的

13.Discordant (adj.) Out of harmony; conflicting. As in: "And travellers now within that valley, /Through the red-litten windows see/ Vast forms that move fantastically/ To a discordant melody" —Edgar Allen Poe, The Fall of The House of Usher

不和谐的;矛盾的

14.Upbraid (v.) To severely criticize; scold. As in: "'That fiend!' Mr. Darling would cry, and Nana's bark was the echo of it, but Mrs. Darling never upbraided Peter; there was something in the right-hand corner of her mouth that wanted her not to call Peter names." ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

严厉指责

15.Adage (n.) An old and well-known saying. As in: "Einmal ist keinmal, says Tomas to himself. What happens but once, says the German adage, might as well not have happened at all." —Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

格言

16.Oust (v.) To remove from power; supplant. As in: "Let faith oust fact; let fancy oust memory; I look deep down and do believe." ― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick

驱逐;取代

17.Haughty (adj.) Disdainfully proud; arrogant. As in: "Out from the door of the farmhouse came a long file of pigs, all walking on their hind legs...out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side" —George Orwell, Animal Farm

傲气的;不可一世的

18.Malinger (v.) To pretend to be sick or injured to avoid work. As in: "Pike, the malingerer, who, in his lifetime of deceit, had often successfully feigned a hurt leg, was now limping in earnest." —Jack London, The Call of The Wild

装病逃避工作

19.Voracious (adj.) Having a huge appetite; ravenous. As in: "It occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again." ―John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

贪婪的;如饥似渴的

20.Stoical (adj.) Showing no emotion, especially in response to pain or distress. As in: "The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet, when we want shoes." ― Jonathan Swift, Thoughts on Various Subjects

不为所动的

21.Waif (n.) A homeless child. As in: "Into them had spilled so many lives. The Ramsays’; the children’s; and all sorts of waifs and strays of things besides." —Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

流浪儿

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