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Old 05-06-2019, 04:35 AM
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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 |ˈgŠstrɪk| side effects

3) evaporate |ɪˈvŠpəreɪt| / transpire

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

5) strapping Š
(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:kŠn| 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 |ˈbŠləst| 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 |ˈʃrŠpnəl| n. shrapnel wounds

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