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【阅读辅导】中级口译影响阅读的30个关键词

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 1. project (04-03-2) reach
  …budget deficits were projected at hundreds of dollars forever and beyond…
  Notes: no need for translation of “project”;
  2. conjecture (04-03-3) expect
  …much larger than had at first been conjectured
  3. catch on with (04-03-4) popular with
  …the idea of living in comfortable residential chambers caught on with the affluent upper and upper middle classes…
  4. sting (04-03-5) scared
  …stung by the three straight years of stock market declines, many people have been shifting to lower-risk investments…
  5. downshift (04-03-6) going bad
  …my metabolism-never very racy to begin with-down shifted a gear or two once I hit 40…
  6. overwhelm (04-09-1) surprise
  …even expecting this, foreigners who visit the United States for the first time are overwhelmed by the vast distances…
  7. scent (04-09-3) make somewhere smell good
  … it can scent the area of an average high street shop with the smell of the chocolate, freshly-cut grass…
  8. gimmick (04-09-6) tool or small tactics
  …stress has become an all-purpose gimmick to get our attention…
  9. irony (05-03-2) sarcasm
  But the irony is that…
  Eg. …democracy is so much a part of our national identity that it almost seems a birthright. But the irony is that, even as we hope to spread democracy elsewhere, we risk preaching the virtues of a form of government we no longer practice ourselves.
  10. spur (05-03-3) encouraged/inspired
  …spurred on by recent studies suggesting that it can cut the risk of cancer and heart disease and retard the aging process…
  11. devolve (05-03-6) shift
  …Barcelona will continue to press for more power to be devolved to it from Madrid…
  12. quote (00-09-2)
  …to quote one medical opinion, “thousands of people drift through life suffering from the effects of too little sleep;…
  13. take off (00-09-5)
  …in Britain, Computertowns have taken off in a big way, and there are now about 40 scattered over the country. …
  14. aversion (01-03-1) sick and tired of sth.
  Some children do not like school. So what else is new? But in Japan that familiar aversion has reached alarming proportions.
  15. cure (01-03-1) solve problems
  The problems won’t be cured until Japanese society as a whole is cured of its deep-rooted social ills.

  16. make up a small fraction of (01-03-5)
  …ethnic minorities only make up a small fraction of Britain’s population as a whole,…
  17. upsurge (01-03-5) go up
  …with the upsurge of xenophobia against asylum-seekers, the fallout is affecting anyone perceived to be foreign or different,…
  18. ferocity (01-03-5) very violent
  …recent attack on black people have a ferocity that appalls police and community organizers alike.
  19. bearing (01-03-6) resemble
  …whether or not a composition establishes a new principle in the history of music has little bearing on its aesthetic worth….
  20. envisage (02-03-2) foresee
  …with the relief road and the volume of traffic envisaged, there is no doubt that…
  21. succumb to (02-03-3) surrender to
  …their forest habitats have been succumbing to the machete and the match…
  22. hustle (02-03-5)
  …Diana and I were delivered to the earth through the luggage shaft in the plane’s belly, hustled through the customs at a trot and thrust into a waiting car,…
  23. dwell on (02-09-2) elaborate on…
  …rather than dwell on your own personality characteristics, such as how hardworking or creative you are, you can discuss hard facts,…
  24. endear (02-09-2) intimate
  …these types of activities may enable you to have more time and access to top executives of the company to whom you may endear yourself.
  25. prone to (02-09-3)
  …those people were prone to heart attacks…
  26. swoon (03-03-3)
  …this famous store is a real one-off. The toilets are fab, the food hall enough to make you swoon, and if they haven’t got what you want…
  27. broach (03-03-5)
  …don’t broach the subject when you’re upset or worried, because your emotions will come through and can upset your child…
  28. pluck (03-09-1) pick
  …winding through the dense Philippine rainforest, my guide slows to a halt. He leans over and carefully plucks a leaf from a bright green plant.
  29. mire (03-09-2) drown
  …it was the American consumer who saved the country from becoming mired in recession last year.
  30. override (03-09-4) prior to …
  …money is certainly an effective motivator, but it is not the only reason why we work. These is no doubt that the economic motive can be overridden by other considerations…

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