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Old 05-30-2019, 09:53 AM
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12) tamper with sth.
To make change to sth. without permission, esp. in order to damage it.

13) be too solicitous of /sə'lɪsɪtəs/ 操心的、关怀的

14) escalator /'eskəleɪtə/ n.

15) ingest v. 摄入、咽下去

16) be detrimental to (harmful) adj.
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If you keep reading words you'll HAVE TO START WRITING THEM ;then look out! Y ou'll be the next G. R. R. Martin. : thumbsup
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1) assuredly (certainly, definitely)

2) socio.path /ˈsəʊsiəʊpæθ/ n.

3) eclec.tic /ɪ'klɛktɪk/ a. not following a set of ideas but using a very wide variety

4) surrogate /'sʌrəgət/ a. a surrogate father

5) protean /'prəʊtɪən/ a. able to change quickly and easily
a protean character

6) make it a point (never) to 对做(不做)某事特别注意

7) lucrative /'luːkrətɪv/ sources adj. (making a large profit)
a lucrative business/ contract/ market

8) hoard /hɔːd/ n./v. hoard of sth. 储藏、囤积(尤其指秘密的)

9) herbi.vore /'hɜːbɪvɔː/ n. any animal that eats plants

10) itinerant /ɪ'tɪn(ə)r(ə)nt/ adj. traveling from place to place, esp. find work.
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If you keep reading words you'll HAVE TO START WRITING THEM ;then look out! Y ou'll be the next G. R. R. Martin. : thumbsup
You mean that I'll become this one:



No, no, no, first of all, I'm female. And secondly, I want to become pretty/beautiful/cute/gorgeous more than look like this one.

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11) vertiginous /vɜː'tɪdʒɪnəs/ (dizzying) a. causing a feeling of vertigo (n. 眩晕)

12) venereal /vəˈnɪəriəl/ a. relating to diseases spread by sexual contact
a venereal infection

13) go far toward doing 有助于做什么事

14) cir.cum.lo.cu.tion/ circumlocutory description /,sɜːkəmlə'kjuːʃ(ə)n/

15) or.gasm /'ɔrɡæzəm/ n.

16) dilatory /'dɪlət(ə)rɪ/ adj. dilatory in doing
not acting quickly enough; cause delay

17) inhibit 抑制、阻碍、使拘束 inhibit sb. from sth. --- disinhibit

18) encompass v.
to include a large number of things
to surround sth. completely

19) scone /skɒn; skəʊn/ n. a small round cake

20) graffiti /grə'fiːtɪ/ n. 街头涂鸦
covered in graffiti
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21) within deviant /'diːvɪənt/ 不正常的、偏离常规的 hedonic /hiː'dɒnɪk/ (hedonism) subcultures

22) outright adj. complete&total
ex. outright sickness

adv. 干净利落地;直率地

23) acrid /'ækrɪd/ a. having a strong, bitter smell or taste that is unpleasant

24) vis.ce.ral /'vɪs(ə)r(ə)l/ adj. resulting from strong feelings rather than careful thought

25) get the hang of 得知……的窍门

26) gamely adv.
in a way that seems brave, although a lot of effort involved.
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You mean that I'll become this one:

http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/misc122-985x1024.jpg[/IMG]

No, no, no, first of all, I'm female. And secondly, I want to become pretty/beautiful/cute/gorgeous more than look like this one.
you know what I mean the next one by way of a top-selling author.
I'm sure GRRM is not proud that of all the pics of him that one has resurfaced.
He was actually kinda cute back in the day. And his hair was black and curly.
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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.
Read Sooner by Patricia Calvert

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

Huckleberry Finn by Samuel L. Clemmons

Anything by Charles Dickens

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (even if you've seen the movie)

Fried Green Tomatoes by Fannie Flag

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1) a somewhat (adv. 有点、有几分 to some degree) heretical (relating to heresy n. 宗教异端;离经叛道的信念 ) notion

2) insofar as possible 尽可能,只要有可能就去做,adv.

3) solicit ə
solicit sth. from sb. 请求谁谁谁给予援助、钱、信息etc.
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1) delineate /dɪˈlɪnieɪt/ v. to describe, draw, or explain in detail

2) squabble with sb. /'skwɒb(ə)l/
squabble over/about sth.
为琐事争吵

3) fret about/over sth.
to worry about sth., esp. there is no need

4) the faraway places

5) penance /'penəns/ n.
penance for sth.

6) frame of reference 信仰和准则

7) pessimistic /,pesɪ'mɪstɪk/ about sth. 悲观的

8) ex.trapo.late /ɪk'stræpəleɪt/ v. 推断
extrapolate sth.
extrapolate from sth.

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