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Absorbing

enjoyable and interesting, and keeping your attention for a long time: 吸引人的, 非常有趣的

Altruistic adj.

altruistic behavior shows that you care about and will help other people, even though this brings no advantage for yourself利他的, 无私心的

e.g. Were his motives entirely altruistic?

Ample adj.

more than enough足够的

e.g. Y ou'll have ample time for questions later.

Aptly adv.

aptly named/described/called etc named, described etc in a way that seems very suitable: 适当地, 适宜地

e.g. The aptly named Skyline Restaurant provides spectacular views of the city below.

Broth n.

soup with meat, rice, or vegetables肉汤, 鱼汤, 菜汤

Brute adj.

brute force/strength physical strength rather than intelligence and careful thinking: 暴力蛮劲e.g. Discussion can be more effective than the use of brute force.

Causation n.

the action of causing something to happen or exist原因, (某种结果的)出现, 发生因果关系

Character n.

the particular combination of qualities that makes someone a particular type of person特征, 好的品质

Cheat n.

someone who is dishonest and cheats: 欺骗行为,骗子

e.g. His addiction has turned him into a cheat and a liar.

Clause n.

a part of a written law or legal document covering a particular subject of the whole law or document: 从句,(法律文件等的)条款

e.g. A confidentiality clause was added to the contract.

Commitment n.

a promise to do something or to behave in a particular way: 承诺, 许诺, 保证

e.g. Are you ready to make a long-term commitment?

Conform v.

to obey a law, rule etc conform to/with 遵守,符合

e.g. Students can be expelled for refusing to conform to school rules.

Conniver n.

a person who does not try to stop sth. wrong from happening 纵容者

connive at an escape from prison 故意放纵越狱

Contortion n.

when something is twisted so that it does not have its normal shape and looks strange (脸部或躯体的)扭曲, 变形, 走样, 扭曲的动作(或姿势)

Derive v.

to get something, especially an advantage or a pleasant feeling, from something 得到,源于

精读3第7课word study

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