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SAT单词——Day 12
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SAT单词——Day 12

1. During the presidential debate, the candidates practiced the art of __________; they used roundabout expressions and evasive tactics to avoid the questions they were asked.

A. matriculation

B. circumlocution

C. contemplation

D. homogeneity

E. serendipity

answer B

matriculation [məˌtrikju'leiʃən] n. 大学入学许可, 入学

I'll go to college if I pass the Matriculation Exam.

如果我通过了升学考试我将去上大学。

circumlocution ['sə:kəmlə'kju:ʃən] n.迂回累赘的陈述, 遁词

This sort of ritual circumlocution is common to many parts of mathematics.
这种繁冗的遁辞常见于数学的许多部分中。

contemplation ‚kɒntem'pleɪʃnn. 注视; 预期; 沉思

I take great comfort in the contemplation of eternity.

在对永恒的思索中,我得到了极大的安慰。

homogeneity [ˌhɔməudʒe'ni:iti] n.同种, 同质, 同次性

There is a remarkable homogeneity between the two companies.

那两家公司极为相似。

serendipity [ˌserən'dipəti] n. 善于发掘新奇事物的天赋, 易遇奇缘的运气

When destiny has a sense of humor, it is called serendipity.

当命运富有幽默感时,即被称之为缘分。

2. It was George's propensity to ____________ that caused his peers to view him as a ____________ and grandiose individual.

A. vacillate...phlegmatic

B. eulogize...loquacious

C. prophecy...mercurial

D. pilfer...colloquial

E. pontificate...bombastic

answer E

vacillate ['væsəleɪt] v.游移不定;踌躇;犹豫

She vacillated between hope and fear.

她时而抱有希望,时而心存恐惧。

phlegmatic [fleɡ'mætɪk] adj.冷静的;冷淡的;冷漠的

Commuting in the rush-hour requires a phlegmatic temperament.

在上下班交通高峰时间乘坐通勤车要有安之若素的心情。

eulogize ['juːlədʒaɪz] v.称赞;颂扬

All major newspapers coincidentally eulogize the government's positive suggestions.

各大报纸不约而同的颂扬政府积极性的建议。

loquacious [ləu'kweiʃəs] adj.多话的,唠叨的

She was naturally loquacious, which was a problem in situations in which listening was more important than talking.

她天生话多,这在有些倾听比谈论更重要的场合是个问题。

prophecy ['prɑːfəsi] n. 预言, 预言能力

He seemed to have the gift of prophecy.

他似乎有预言的天赋。

mercurial [mə:'kjuəriəl] adj.善变的, 活泼的, 水银的, [天文]水星的 n.水银剂

She has a mercurial turn of conversation.

她谈话善转话锋。

pilfer ['pilfə] v. , ,

She had been pilfering from the petty cash for months.

她多月来一直从零用现金中偷钱。

colloquial kə'ləʊkwɪəladj. 白话的, 语体的, 口语的

Colloquial expression is an important property of spoken English.

口语惯用语是英语口语的一个重要组成部分。

pontificate [pɔn'tifikit] v.武断地或自封为权威地谈论某事物 n.(教皇的)职位或任期

He sat there pontificating about the legal system although it was clear that he knew very little about it.

他坐在那儿发表他对法制的高论,虽然他对此一窍不通。

bombastic [bɔm'bæstik] adj.夸大的

The orator spoke in a bombastic manner.

这位演说家的讲话言过其实。

3. Napoleon Bonaparte's ____________ frame ____________ his ability to dominate a room; in fact, people often remembered him as being much taller than he actually was.

A. gargantuan...disproved

B. voluminous...showed

C. scanty...exemplified

D. diminutive...belied

E. meager...propagated

answer D

gargantuan [ɡɑːr'ɡæntʃuən] adj.巨大的;庞大的

Convertibility of the currency is a gargantuan barrier.

货币的可兑换性就是一个巨大的障碍。

disprove [dis'pru:v] v.证明 ... 是不对的, 提出 ... 的反证

In his latest book, he writes that the theory has been disproved.

他在最近写的书里说那种理论已经被证明是不对的。

voluminous [və'lju:minəs] adj.卷数多的, 大部头的, 大量的, 著书多的

It was inhabited by an old gentleman who wrote voluminous books.

上面住着一位老先生,他在写作大部头的书。

scanty ['skænti] adj.缺乏的, 不足的, 不够的

The beggar shivered in his scanty clothes.

乞丐穿着单薄,冻得发抖。

exemplify [ig'zemplifai] vt.例证, 示范 vt.[]制定核正誊本

The recent oil price rises exemplify the difficulties which the motor industry is now facing.

最近的石油涨价是汽车工业正面临的困难的一个例子。

diminutive [dɪ'mɪnjətɪv] adj. 小的, 指小的, 小型的

She has diminutive hands for an adult.

作为一个成年人,她的手显得非常小。

belie [bi'lai] v.掩饰, ... 不符, 使 ... 失望

Practical experience belies this theory.

实际经验证明这个理论是错误的。

merger ['mɜːrdʒər] n. 合并; 归并

As you are well aware that a merger is a major turning point.

你很清楚合并是一个重要的转折点。

propagate ['prɑːpəɡeɪt]

v. 繁殖, 增殖; 传播; 使遗传; 使普及; 繁殖, 增殖

Insects propagate themselves by means of eggs.

昆虫以产卵繁殖后代。

4. The journalist's reputation for __________ has led many of his readers to doubt the _____________ of his articles.

A. candor...legitimacy

B. perfidiousness...ingenuity

C. fabrication...veracity

D. virtuosity...aptitude

E. perspicacity...autonomy

answer C

candor ['kændə] n. 坦白, 直率

A multimillionaire media magnate has shocked his employees with his candor by telling them all that he's putting his business affairs on hold to enter an alcoholism-counseling program.

一位身家数百万的媒体大亨,坦诚地告诉全体员工,他将暂时搁置他的事业以便参加戒酒班,令员工大为惊愕。

legitimacy [li'dʒitiməsi] n.合法, 合理,正当

The court doubted the legitimacy of his claim.

法院怀疑他的要求的合法性。

perfidiousness [pə'fɪdiəsnəs] n. 不忠

Their feet will trample on the dead bodies of their perfidious aggressors.

他们将从背信弃义的侵略者的尸体上踏过。

ingenuity [ˌindʒi'nju:iti] n.心灵手巧, 独创性, 精巧

I realized sadly that I had been completely defeated by their ingenuity.

我懊丧地意识到我已经被他们的足智多谋所彻底挫败。

fabrication [ˌfæbri'keiʃən] n. 制造, 建造, 虚构的谎言

Her story was nothing but a series of fabrications.

她说的完全都是编造的。

veracity [və'ræsiti] n.真实性, 诚实

Hope is the only university liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.

希望,是唯一绝不会失去诚信名声的众人皆知的说谎者。

virtuosity [ˌvə:rtʃu'ɑ:səti] n.精湛技巧, 对艺术品的欣赏或爱好,艺术爱好者

The violinist's virtuosity has amazed audience all over the world.

小提琴家的精湛技艺使全世界的观众惊诧不已。

aptitude ['æptitju:d] n.天资, 资质, 才能, 倾向

Edison had a remarkable aptitude for inventing new things.

爱迪生具有发明创造的非凡才能。

perspicacity [ˌpə:spi'kæsiti] n. 敏锐, 聪明, 洞察力

It was a marvelous effort of perspicacity to discover that I love her.

真是费了很大劲才发现我本来就不爱她。

autonomy [ɔ:'tɔnəmi] n.自治, 自治权, 自主

If we decentralize, the provinces will have more autonomy.

我们把权力下放,各省就有更多的自主权。

5. After the doctor administered the ___________, Ingrid could no longer feel the left side of her face, allowing the doctor to stitch the wound without causing any further pain.

A. emollient

B. antibody

C. antidote

D. correction

E. anesthetic

answer E

emollient [i'mɔliənt] adj.使柔软的,润肤的,缓和的 n.润肤剂, 润滑剂, 软化剂,缓和剂

Use an emollient for dry skin.

干燥的皮肤要使用润肤剂。

antibody ['æntiˌbɔdi] n.抗体

Some substances, such as antibodies, are capable of dissolving or destroying cells.

某些物质,如抗体,能溶解或破坏细胞。

antidote ['æntidəut] n.解毒剂, 解药, 对抗手段

Do you have any antidote for a snakebite?

你有治疗毒蛇咬伤的解毒药吗?

correction [kə'rekʃən] n.订正, 改正, 惩罚, (市价)回落

The teacher wrote the proposed correction at foot.

老师将修改意见写在页底空白处。

anesthetic [ˌænəs'θetik] n. 麻醉剂, 麻药 adj. 麻醉的, 无知觉的

You can use a gaseous anesthetic, such as nitrous oxide.

你可以使用一种气体麻醉剂,如二氧化氮。

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