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1) The opium trade had been explicitly forbidden by imperial edict since 1729.

explicit statement/ explicit directions

2) be free of gastric |ˈgstrɪk| side effects

3) evaporate |ɪˈvpəreɪt| / transpire

4) peculiar |pɪˈkju:liə(r)|--> peculiarity
strange or unusual in an unpleasant way

5) strapping
(of a people) big, tall and strong

6) lubricating ['lu:brɪkeɪtɪŋ] oil 润滑油 -- lubricate

7) lay oneself out for 作准备

8) shredded tobacco -- shred (cut sth. into pieces)

9) lion's share

10) prosper v. to be successful; to develop in a successful way

11) integrate -- disintegrate

12) entrepot |ˈɒntrəpəʊ|n.
a port where goods are brought for import or export

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1) toucan |ˈtu:kn| n. a tropical american bird that is black with some areas of bright feathers and has a very large beak

2) to deplete |dɪˈpli:t| soil of potash, calcium, and nitrogen

3) ornithologist n. study birds

4) be devoid of sth.
completely lacking in sth.

5) ship ballast |ˈbləst| n.

6) reminisce |ˌremɪˈnɪs| v. (reminisce about)
to think or write a happy time in your past time

7) hitchhike |ˈhɪtʃhaɪk| v.

8) foist sth. on sb.
to force sb. to accept that he/she doesn't want

9) profess |prəˈfes| v. to claim that sth. is true, when it's not
profess to
profess +名词短语

10) blight n./v.
an area blighted by unemployment

11) only the grafting of vinifera vines onto resistant American roots saved the industry
graft sth. onto sth.

12) morbid |ˈmɔ:bɪd|(having a strong interest in sth. unpleasant) detail

13) This is not as farfetched as it might sound.
If you describe sth. as farfetched, you are criticizing it not true.

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1) shrapnel |ˈʃrpnəl| n. shrapnel wounds

2) cumbersome |ˈkʌmbəsəm| a.
large and heavy -- cumbersome machinary
slow and complicated -- cumbersome legal procedures
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1) shrapnel |ˈʃrpnəl| n. shrapnel wounds

2) cumbersome |ˈkʌmbəsəm| a.
large and heavy -- cumbersome machinary
slow and complicated -- cumbersome legal procedures
wow. what are you reading to come across so many new words?
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wow. what are you reading to come across so many new words?
1) David T. Courtwright-Forces of Habit_ Drugs and the Making of the Modern World-Harvard University Press (2001)

2) the_road_less_traveled

You should have taken a look at the new words quantities I had to confront when I read Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

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1) carnival [ˈkɑ:nɪvl] n.

2) what appeals to them

3) be adept at doing
good at sth. that is very difficult

4) an interminable [ɪnˈtɜ:mɪnəbl] disjointed [dɪsˈdʒɔɪntɪd] story

5) the resistance engendered [ɪnˈdʒendə(r)] by fear
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1) in a side pew教堂长椅 on the aisle

2) parishioner |pəˈrɪʃənə(r)| -- in the parish

3) accost |əˈkɒst| v.

4) poignant |ˈpɔɪnjənt| a. 令人痛苦的

5) echelon |ˈeʃəlɒn| n. a position of authority in an organization
hierarchy 包含所有人的等级
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1) concoct |kənˈkɒkt| v. 配置食物;杜撰借口;图谋、策划

2) lethargy |ˈleθədʒi| n. lethargic adj. -- the weather made her lethargic.
the state of not having any energy for doing things

3) pathogen |ˈpθədʒən| n. a thing that causes disease病原体

4) comportment |kəmˈpɔ:tmənt| n. the way in which one behaves (正式)行为、举止

5) a huge stratum |ˈstrɑ:təm| of the poorest part of the population
复数:strata
a layer of rock
社会阶层

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1) religious scruple u:
禁忌
not scruple(v.) to do sth.

2) obliterate |əˈblɪtəreɪt| v.毁掉;覆盖;清除 to remove all signs of sth.

3) welter of sth. n. (a welter of information)
a large and confusing amount of sth.

4) This is why drug history is replete |rɪˈpli:t| with giveaway promotions. (filled with sth.)

5) gratis adv. (free of charge)

6) We're in hurry so we have to make do with a quick snack.(to manager with it that is not good enough.)

7) they hurled 猛投 their snuff boxes into the brambles 灌木丛 below.

8) in the small hours 凌晨

9) relegate sb. to sth.

10) vigilant (alert)

11) the vulgarized styles and practices
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