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雅思单词100个(P-Z)

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小编摘要:多变的词汇是保证写作口语高分的一大诀窍,下面来让我们记一记这些单词吧。

Panacea n. 万灵药
(n.) a remedy for all ills or difficulties (Doctors wish there was a single panacea for every disease, but sadly there is not.)

Parody n. 诙谐的模仿
(n.) a satirical imitation (A hush fell over the classroom when the teacher returned to find Magdalena acting out a parody of his teaching style.)

Penchant n. 爱好,嗜好
(n.) a tendency, partiality, preference (Fiona’s dinner parties quickly became monotonous on account of her penchant for Indian dishes.)

Perusal n. 浏览,仔细研究
(n.) a careful examination, review (The actor agreed to accept the role after a three-month perusal of the movie script.)

Plethora n. 过量,过剩
(n.) an abundance, excess (The wedding banquet included a plethora of oysters piled almost three feet high.)

Predilection n. 偏爱
(n.) a preference or inclination for something (James has a predilection for eating toad in the whole with tomato ketchup.)

Quaint adj. 古色古香的
(adj.) charmingly old-fashioned (Mary was delighted by the quaint bonnets she saw in Romania.)

Rash adj. 轻率的
(adj.) hasty, incautious (It’s best to think things over calmly and thoroughly, rather than make rash decisions.)

Refurbish v. 刷新,擦亮
(v.) to restore, clean up (After being refurbished the old Triumph motorcycle commanded the handsome price of $6000.)

Repudiate v. 否认
(v.) to reject, refuse to accept (Tom made a strong case for an extension of his curfew, but his mother repudiated it with a few biting words.)

Rife a. 流行的,普遍的
(adj.) abundant (Surprisingly, the teacher’s writing was rife with spelling errors.)

Salient a. 显著的,突出的
(adj.) significant, conspicuous (One of the salient differences between Alison and Helen is that Alison is a couple of kilos heavier.)

Serendipity n. 善于发掘新鲜事物的天赋
(n.) luck, finding good things without looking for them (In an amazing bit of serendipity, penniless Mark found a $50 bill on the back seat of the bus.)

Staid a. 稳重的,沉着的
(adj.) sedate, serious, self-restrained (The staid butler never changed his expression no matter what happened.)

Superfluous a. 过多的,过剩的,多余的
(adj.) exceeding what is necessary (Samantha had already won the campaign so her constant flattery of others wassuperfluous.)

Sycophant n. 马屁精
(n.) one who flatters for self-gain (Some see the people in the cabinet as the Prime Minister’s closest advisors, but others see them as sycophants.)

Taciturn a. 沉默寡言的
(adj.) not inclined to talk (Though Magda never seems to stop talking, her brother is quite taciturn.)

Truculent a. 残暴的,凶狠的
(adj.) ready to fight, cruel (This club doesn’t really attract the dangerous types, so why was that bouncer being so truculent?)

Umbrage n. 不快,愤怒
(n.) resentment, offence (He called me a lily-livered coward, and I took umbrage at the insult.)

Venerable adj. 可尊敬的
(adj.) deserving of respect because of age or achievement (The venerable High Court judge had made several key rulings in landmark cases throughout the years.)

Vex v. 使烦恼
(v.) to confuse or annoy (My boyfriend vexes me by pinching my bottom for hours on end.)

Vociferous adj. 嘈杂的
(adj.) loud, boisterous (I’m tired of his vociferous whining so I’m breaking up with him.)

Wanton adj. 胡乱的
(adj.) undisciplined, lewd, lustful (Joanna’s wanton demeanor often made the frat guys next door very excited

Zenith n. 极高点
(n.) the highest point, culminating point (I was too nice to tell Emily that she had reached the absolute zenith of her career with that one top 10 hit of hers.
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