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obituary n.讣告

同death notice, necrology (来源:英语学习门户网站EnglishCN.com)

Martin was very shocked to see his best friend's obituary in the newspaper.

马丁在报上看见好友的讣告,感到非常震惊。

ornamentation n.装饰品

同adornment, decoration, embellishment, elaboration

The ornamentation Vincent used to decorate his house at Christmas was very tasteful.

圣诞节期间,文森特家里使用的装饰品非常有品味。

pacesetter n.定跑速的人;引导者

同 leader

Harry was the fastest runner, and was the pacesetter for the entire marathon.

哈里是跑得最快的选手,而且也是整个马拉松比赛的领跑者。

pernicious adj.有害的;恶性的

同harmful, deleterious, venomous, noxious, poisonous

William's pernicious accusation that the company produced inferior products hurt the company's business.

威廉恶意指控该公司的产品质量低劣,使其生意受到影响。

plot v./n.密谋;计划

同(n.) intrigue, scheme; (v.) conspire, intrigue, scheme

The three thieves plotted how they were going to steal the painting of Mona Lisa.

这三个小偷密谋如何能盗取《蒙娜丽莎》的画像。

Exercise: Fill in the blanks.

1. Because of her hard life, the old woman's face had grown _____.

2. The man made the _____ mistake of taking the wrong subway line and got lost.

3. The mission to rescue lost hikers in _____ was canceled due to snow.

4. The artist's painting managed to capture the _____ of Japan's Mt. Fuji.

5. Their marriage was destroyed by _____gossip.

解答:1. Haggard 2. Inadvertent 3. Jeopardy 4. Magnificence 5. pernicious

prey n.猎物

同game, quarry, victim

Cats often like to play with their prey before they actually kill it.

猫在弄死猎物之前常喜欢先玩弄它一会儿。

Quarantine n.隔离

同 isolation

My pet dog had to be kept in quarantine for six weeks when I moved to England.

当我移居英国时,我的爱犬必须被隔离六个星期。

radiance n.发光;闪烁

同light, gleam, luminosity

People like to lie on the beach and enjoy the radiance of the sun.人们喜欢躺在沙滩上享受阳光。

relevant adj.有关的

同related, pertinent, fitting, proper

The lawyer presented information to the judge that she thought was relevant to the case.

律师将她认为与案件有关的资料呈交给法官。

retaliate v.报复

同revenge, reciprocate, get even with, exact retribution

The poor peasants retaliated against the king because of his unfairness and cruelty.

由于国王既不公平又残忍,所以贫苦的农民就采取报复手段对他进行反抗。

 
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