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Education & Curriculum Discuss The words that Esmee met in her reading life for the first time at the General Discussion; 2019/6/5 1) hangover 宿醉 was a source of opiate addiction well into twentieth century. 2) spawn /spɔːn/ v. 产卵 n. ...

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1) hangover 宿醉 was a source of opiate addiction well into twentieth century.

2) spawn /spɔːn/ v. 产卵 n. 卵、菌丝

3) paraphernalia /,pærəfə'neɪlɪə/ n. esp. the equipment that you need for a particular activity

4) pendant /ˈpendənt/ n. 坠饰

5) motley /'mɒtlɪ/ a. 杂七杂八的

6) a readily exploitable weakness in a world of fast food
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1) capable of spewingv. 喷出、涌出 120,000 cigarettes in a 10-hour-shift

2) a vestige 遗迹、残余 of Civil War

3) rarefy /'reərɪfaɪ/ v. 使纯化、使稀薄 --- rarefied

4) featuring buxom /'bʌks(ə)m/ adj. (妇女)丰满的 models in harem /'hɑːriːm/ attire

5) lay --laid-- siege to 包围

6) mustard ə n./a. 芥末;芥末黄的
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1) extol /ɪk'stəʊl/ vt. 颂扬

2) BAT's success also hinged on 取决于…… pricing

3) he had combined business with humanity weaning the Chinese from opium by teaching them to smoke North Carolina cigarettes 使放弃、使戒除

4) this singularly /'sɪŋɡjəlɚli/adv. 异常地、令人无法理解地 addictive form of smoking

5) sporadic /spə'rædɪk/ adj. 零星的、不定时发生的

6) oligopoly /,ɒlɪ'gɒp(ə)lɪ/ n. 寡头买主垄断

7) in the crucible /'kruːsɪb(ə)l/ n. 坩埚、严酷的考验 of
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1) tranquilizers and sedatives

2) give sb. an intravenous injection of 药品名称

3) wail v. 恸哭

4) biddable偏顺从/ deferential(deference)偏尊敬/ obedient偏服从

5) as if emboldened by the sound of her own voice
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6) a tactile and oral pleasure adj.
using your sense of touch

7) a soft, pliable filter adj.
easy to bend without breaking

8) malignant a. --- malignancy n.

9) malarkey /mə'lɑːkɪ/ n. 无聊的话、废话(nonsense)

10) eu-phem-ism /'jufəmɪzəm/ n. 'pass away' is euphemism for die

11) disavowal /,dɪsə'vaʊəl/ n. 否认、拒绝、不承认
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1) pre.pos.ter.ous /prɪ'pɑstərəs/ a. 荒谬的、可笑的(out.ra.geous 反常的)
The whole idea sounds absolutely preposterous.

2) fa.cetious /fə'siʃəs/ a. 乱引人发笑的、不分场合耍聪明的(facetious comments) (flippant a. 轻率的、轻浮的 such a flippant remark)

3) par excellence 最优秀的(仅用于名词之后)

4) scintillating /ˈsɪntɪleɪtɪŋ/ adj. 才情洋溢的、妙趣横生的 very clever, interesting, and amusing

5) furtive ɜː adj. behaving as if you want to keep sth. secret (secretive)

6) to have connotation of /kɒnə'teɪʃ(ə)n/ n. 隐含意义 a quality or an idea that a word makes you think of that is more than its basic meaning.

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1) frontier garrison 前线卫戍部队

2) an aide-de-camp 随从副官

3) to raise/ boost/ improve morale /məˈrɑːl/ n. 士气

4) mutiny /'mjuːtɪnɪ/ n./v. 士兵船员哗变

5) drudge v./n. a person who has to do long hard boring jobs

6) elucidate /iˈluːsɪdeɪt/ v. 阐明 (syn. explain)

7) the more cumbersome /ˈkʌmbəsəm/ adj. 大而笨重的 cigars

8) I'd a thousand times rather be shot to pieces than gassed like some of these boys.

9) a recurring 循环往复的 nightmare -- recur ɜː v. happen a number of times

10) dismember v. 肢解…的躯干;瓜分

11) the fiery /'faɪərɪ/ adj. 炽烈的、热烈的、像火一样的 deaths of too many comrades

12) sooth the path to oblivion /əˈblɪviən/ n. 无意识状态

13) prudent(ly) adj. avoiding unnecessary risks 慎重的、谨慎的

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14) stimulate the production of opium for analgesia /ˌænəlˈdʒiːziə/ n. 痛觉缺失

15) anathema /ə'næθəmə/ n. a thing or an idea which you hate because it's the opposite of what you believe

16) allay /ə'leɪ/ vt. 减轻、使缓和 the boredom and fatigue
allay fears/ allay concern

17) co.a.le.sce /kəʊəˈles/ v. into
if ideas or things coalesce, they combine into a single group.

18) a state of le.thar.gy /ˈleθədʒi/ n. --- lethargic adj.
无精打采 the state of not having any enthusiasm or energy for doing anything

19) the con.co.mi.tant /kənˈkɒmɪtənt/ spread of American English
adj. / n. 随之而来的,相伴的

20) traverse v. to cross an area of land or water n. 遍历、导线测量

21) guz.zle v. 狂饮 to drink sth. quickly and in a large amount
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