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SAT单词——Day 9
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SAT单词——Day 9

1. The evidence for ESP is _______ at best, so very few reputable scientists are willing to even ________ that the phenomenon exists.

A. meager...regret

B. unconvincing...suggest

C. plentiful...admit

D. paltry...deny

E. strong...assume

answer B

meager ['mi:gə] adj. 贫乏的, 不足的, 瘦的

Aside from his meager savings, he has no resources to fall back on.

除了极少量的积蓄外,他没有可以依赖的财源。

unconvincing ['ʌnkən'vinsiŋ] adj.不足以令人相信的, 难以置信的

The reason you give is rather unconvincing.

你的理由很勉强。

paltry ['pɔ:ltri] adj.微不足道的, 琐碎的,无价值的, 可鄙的

His influence on this matter is paltry.

他对这件事的影响是微不足道的。

assume [ə'sju:m] vt.假定, 设想, 承担, (想当然的)认为

She was in arrogance to assume she would win every time.

她认为每次都能赢,未免太自大了。

2. The concept that the Earth is round was once _________ theory, but is now accepted as an inarguable truth.

A. an incontrovertible

B. a mellifluous

C. an admirable

D. a dubious

E. an accurate

answer D

incontrovertible [ˌinkɔntrə'və:təbl] adj.不容置疑的, 无可辩驳的

Ah, there were the terrible, the incontrovertible consequences of his lapse from virtue.

哎,这些都是他那违反道德行为的可怕的必然结果啊。

mellifluous [mə'lifluəs] adj.如蜜般的,流畅的, 甜美的

Her voice was distinctive, soft and mellifluous.

她的嗓音甜美,清脆而柔和。

dubious ['dju:biəs] adj.怀疑的, 可疑的, 不确定的

He shares the same rotten tastes with some dubious characters.

他和一些不三不四的人臭味相投。

3. The controversy within the party produced a ________ that broke it into several factions even before the matter could be fully discussed among the members.

A. unanimity

B. schism

C. caucus

D. commemoration

E. prognostication

answer B

unanimity [ˌju:nə'nimiti] n.一致同意, 全体一致

Our discussions led to complete unanimity.

我们的讨论取得了完全一致的意见。

schism ['sizəm] n.分歧, 分裂, 分立, 分派(教会)

We are much too apt to look at schism in our church as an unmitigated evil.

我们太容易把自己教会中的分立看成是十恶不赦。

caucus ['kɔ:kəs] n. 干部会议, 政党高层会议 vi. 开干部会议

Even the Republican caucus in the state Senate is challenging a ruling that would crimp its fundraising.

甚至华盛顿州议会参议院的共和党小组也反对阻碍筹集竞选资金的裁决。

commemoration [kəˌmemə'reiʃən] n.纪念, 纪念物, 庆典

People are lining up to buy commemoration stamps.

人们正在排队购买纪念邮票。

prognostication prɑg'nɑstɪ'keɪʃnn. 预知; 征候; 前兆

But this frenzy of political prognostication is being driven by an undeniably intriguing scenario--that pits Senator Hilary Clinton against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

但是,这种狂热的政治预言基于一种假设——参议员希拉里 克林顿和国务卿康多莉扎 赖斯展开角逐——这样的对抗无疑很有吸引力。

4. Horace Mann, widely acknowledged as the father of American public schooling, _____ the Massachusetts legislature to institute a system for _________ universal access to education.

A. petitioned...restricting

B. established...denying

C. persuaded...ensuring

D. tolerated...requiring

E. discouraged...vouchsafing

answer C

petition [pi'tiʃən] n.请愿书, 祈求, 申请 vi.请愿, 祈求 vt. ... 请愿或祈求

Many subscribers' names are in the petition.

请愿书上有很多签名者的名字。

ensure [in'ʃuə] vt.担保, 保证, 使安全,确保

People should wash regularly to ensure personal hygiene.

人们应经常洗澡以保证个人卫生。

vouchsafe [vautʃ'seif] vt. 赐予, 惠予

He thinks himself so important that he won't vouchsafe to visit us any more.

他以为自己很了不起,所以不会屈尊再来看我们了吧。

5. The light from most stars takes millions of years to reach us, so not only is the present existence of these stars _________, but so are the very concepts of "the present" and "existence."

A. debatable

B. methodical

C. indecorous

D. imperious

E. profuse

answer A

debatable [di'beitəbl] adj.有疑问的, 有争议的,成问题的

It's debatable whether or not the reforms have improved conditions.

改革是否改善了现状,这个问题仍有争议。

methodical [məɔdikəl] adj.有条不紊的, 井然的

He's methodical to the nth degree.

他做事有条不紊到家了。

indecorous [in'dekərəs] adj. 失礼的, 不合礼节的

He felt that there was something indecorous in her proposal.

他觉得她的打算有点不恰当。

imperious [im'piəriəs] adj.傲慢的, 专横的, 迫切的

His imperious look makes us angry.

他那飞扬跋扈的样子令我们生气。

profuse [prə'fju:s] adj.很多的, 丰富的, 慷慨的

He made profuse apologies.

他再三道歉。

6. Although many parents prefer to be _________ when their children broach sensitive personal subjects, others resort instead to _________ so as to make any potentially offensive matters seem less objectionable.

A. honest...anachronism

B. intolerant...laudation

C. clandestine...obligation

D. candid...euphemism

E. forthright...coercion

answer D

anachronism [ə'nækrəˌnizəm] n.时代上的错误, 被置错时代或年代的事物, 不合潮流的人()

Modern dress is an anachronism in productions of Shakespeare's plays.

在莎士比亚剧作演出中出现的现代服装,是弄错年代的东西。

laudation [lɔ:'deiʃən] n. 赞美, 赞赏

The genius for laudation characteristic of the race was in that phrase.

那个种族爱恭维的习惯在那句话里已经表现的很充分了。

clandestine [klæn'destin] adj.秘密的(常指违法的行为)

It is a clandestine love affair.

这是私通。

obligation [ˌɔbli'geiʃən] n.义务, 责任

Damaging the goods puts you under an obligation to buy them.

你损坏了这些商品,你就得买下来。

candid ['kændid] adj.率直的, 坦诚的, 公正的, 偷拍的

In private, I gave them my candid opinion.

私下里,我对他们直言相告。

euphemism ['ju:fimizəm] n.委婉语

“Pass away" is a euphemism for "die".

过世的委婉语。

forthright [fɔ:θ'rait] adj.直截的, 直率的, 坦白的

His forthright behavior shows that he's honest, but he seems rude to some people.

他的直率行为说明他是个诚实的人,可是有些人却认为他粗鲁。

coercion [kəu'ə:ʃən] n. 强迫, 威压, 高压政治

The superpowers got what they wanted by coercion.

超级大国靠强迫手段得到了他们想要的东西。

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