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SAT单词——Day 3
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SAT单词——Day 3

1. Although Ian's argument seemed plausible at first, his opponent in the debate dismissed it as mere ____________ and refuted it thoroughly.

A. sophistry

B. solicitousness

C. acumen

D. substantiation

E. resolution

answer A

sophistry ['sɔfistri] n. 诡辩

He won the argument by sophistry.

他靠诡辩赢了那场争论。

solicitous [sə'lisitəs] adj.热切的, 焦虑的, 挂念的, 关心的

I am solicitous of his help.

我渴望得到他的帮助。

acumen [ə'kju:men] n.敏锐, 聪明

Her business acumen has made her very successful.

她灵活的经商头脑使她生意十分兴隆。

substantiation [səbˌstænʃi'eiʃən] n. 实体化, 证实, 证明

To prove the point, again we need only look for substantiation to Japan, China, and the international situation.

要证明这一点,仍不外向日本、中国、国际三方面找根据。

resolution [ˌrezə'lu:ʃən] n.决心, 决定, 解决, 决议, 坚决, 分辨率

He made a resolution to read something profitable for one hour every day.

他下决心每天要读一小时有意读物。

2. Glen is considered one of the most ______________ members of the group, having already read dozens of philosophical treatises and ____________ researched all new developments in his discipline.

A. erudite...assiduously

B. contrite...painstakingly

C. cerebral...hesitantly

D. stoic...lackadaisically

E. argumentative...generously

answer A

erudite ['erudait] adj.博学的

New England authors, though often erudite men, were not always acquainted with the work of English contemporaries.

新英格兰的作家,虽然不乏博学之士,却不尽熟悉当代的英国作品。

assiduously [ə'sidʒuəsli] adv. 刻苦地, 不懈地

For five years he assiduously practiced writing poetry, but when he was twenty-seven he turned definitely to fiction.

他用了五年的时间,勤奋地写作诗歌,但在二十七岁时,毅然转向小说。

contrite ['kɔntrait] adj.悔悟了的, 后悔的, 痛悔的

She was contrite the whole morning after her angry outburst.

她发了一通脾气之后整个早上都追悔莫及。

cerebral ['seribrəl] adj. 大脑的, 理智的

This medicine is the latest remedy for curing and preventing apoplexy, paralysis, cerebral thrombosis and cerebral arteriosclerosis. Over 90 percent patients can recover by taking the medicine.

这是治疗中风、动脉硬化、偏瘫脑血栓的最新药物、百分之九十以上的病人吃了它都可以康复。

stoic ['stəuik] n.坚忍克己之人,禁欲主义者 adj.坚忍克己的, 禁欲的

A stoic person responds to hardship with imperturbation.

坚忍克己之人禁受苦难仍能泰然自若。

lackadaisically [ˌlækə'deizikli] adv. 萎靡不振地(无精打采地)

He was hanging around the house lackadaisically.

他懒洋洋地在房子周围转来转去。

argumentative [ˌɑ:gju'mentətiv] adj.爱争论的, 好辩论的

She's quite opinionated and very argumentative.

她十分武断,还好争辩。

3. The establishment of international phone service in 1964 appeased those citizens of the tiny island who bemoaned the _________ of their community and longed for a greater connection to the world outside.

A. obstinacy

B. precociousness

C. obsequiousness

D. insularity

E. insinuation

answer D

obstinacy ['ɔbstinəsi] n.顽固, (病痛等)难治

His obstinacy drives me mad!

他的顽固不化把我气得火冒三丈。

precociousness [prɪ'kəʊʃəsnɪs] n. 早熟

What is surprising about the new generation of writers is their precociousness, for they all began to write at a very young age.

新一代作家令人惊奇的是他们的早熟,因为他们在很年轻时就开始写作了。

obsequiousness [əb'sɪːkwɪəsnɪs] n. 谄媚, 奉承

When you will make a turn into our deserts, you shall find me ready to show you my respect and obsequiousness.

当你回身光临寒舍时,你会发现我将在此恭候大驾。

insularity ['insju'læriti] n. 岛国性质, (思想观念的)偏狭

Insularity and self-containment, it is argued, go hand in hand.

他们争论说心胸狭窄和自我封闭是并存的。

insinuation [inˌsinju'eiʃən] n. 暗示, 暗讽, 影射

She bridled at the insinuation.

她对那暗讽昂首表示轻视。

4. Although the party gained a clear majority in the election, its philosophy remained _____________, never achieving a clear and consistent form.

A. versatile

B. indisputable

C. homogenous

D. nebulous

E. appealing

answer D

versatile ['və:sətail] adj.多才多艺的, 通用的, 多功能的

Nylon is a versatile material.

尼龙是一种用途广泛的材料。

indisputable [ˌindis'pju:təbl] adj.无可争辩的, 无可置疑的

The facts added together to build up an indisputable theory.

这些事实综合起来,构成了一个无可争辩的理论。

homogenous [hə'mɔdʒənəs] adj. 同源的, 同质的, 同类的

We did not start off with a homogenous society. We are not a homogenous society.

我们过去一开始就不是一个单一种族社会,而现在也不是一个单一种族的社会。

nebulous ['nebjuləs] adj.星云的,星云状的,朦胧的, 模糊的

It is marked by a tendency to employ shapes of a deliberately nebulous character.

它以故意模糊不清的朦胧形象为标志。

appealing [ə'pi:liŋ] adj.引起兴趣的, 动人的, 恳求的

He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology.

他为深得人心的美国神话增加了一个吸引人的、令人难忘的身影。

5. The astronomer was ___________ the evidence she was receiving from the radio telescope, because the data did not __________ her theory regarding the mass of the distant galaxy.

A. concerned about...refute

B. disappointed by...substantiate

C. intimidated by...ignore

D. chastened...conceal

E. bolstered by...exaggerate

answer B

refute [ri'fju:t] vt.驳斥, 反驳, 驳倒

Nothing could refute her testimony that the driver was drunk.

她关于那个司机已经喝醉的证词无可辩驳。

substantiate [səb'stænʃieit] vt.证实, 实体化

Can you substantiate your accusations against him?

你指责他,能提出事实根据吗?

intimidate [in'timideit] vt.胁迫, 威胁, 恐吓

The first strike capacity is intended mainly to intimidate adversary.

第一次攻击的武力主要是用来吓阻敌方的。

chasten ['tʃeisn] vt. (通过惩罚而使坏习惯等)改正、磨炼

I have learned a lot from the chastening experience.

我从这个可以引以为戒的经历中学到了很多。

conceal [kən'si:l] vt.隐藏, 隐瞒, 掩盖

He couldn't conceal his envy of me.

他遮掩不住对我的嫉妒。

bolster ['bəulstə] n.长枕, 靠垫 vt.支持, 鼓励

All attempts to bolster up colonialism are bound to fail.

一切想维护殖民主义的企图都是注定要失败的。

exaggerate [ig'zædʒəreit] vt.夸张, 夸大, ...言过其实 vi.夸张, 夸大其词

He has an exaggerated idea of his own importance.

他自视过高。

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