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1) ramp up to (v. to make sth. increase in amount)

2) I am not being alarmist. 危言耸听
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2020/4/6

1) glucose 葡萄糖
maltose麦芽糖
lactose乳糖
dextrose葡萄糖
starch淀粉
fructose果糖
sucrose蔗糖

2) equivocal (syn. ambiguous) - equivocally - unequivocally
not having one clear meaning

3) at the prospect of doing 一想到……

4) an arboreal (adj.树栖的) habitat(n.栖息地) for human ancestors
habitat: the place where a particular type of animal is normally found.
arboreal: relating to trees; living in trees

5) dentition(n.齿系) suggests an omnivorous (杂食性的adj.) diet
omnivorous: eating all types of food
dentition: the condition of an animal's teeth

6) grub 蛆;食物;搜寻
a young insect which has just come out of an egg and looks like a fat worm.
grubbing around means you're searching for sth.

7) vegetable shoots嫩枝

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8) the array of一大批 parasites

9) infest(v.to exist in large numbers in a particular place, often causing disease)
be infested with充斥着、大量存在着

10) formidable(adj. 可怕的、令人敬畏的)
If you describe someone or sth. formidable, you mean that you feel slightly frightened by them because they're very great or impressive.
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11) play host to 招待
e.g. to play host to the 2019 Military World Games

12) tropical rain forest are more variegated in a sense在某种意义上 that more diverse forms of life share this kind of habitat than ...
variegated adj.:sth. that is variegated consists of many different types. 杂色的;多种多样的

13) a corollary必然的结果 of this fact
corollary: a corollary of sth. is an idea, argument, or fact that results directly from it.

14)exist as free-living独立生存的 organisms indefinitely
indefinitely: if a situation will continue indefinitely, it will continue forever.

15) scant少量的 populations of potential hosts

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16) the principle obstacle to human dominion over the rain forests is still the rich variety of parasites lying in wait for intruders.
intruder: an intruder is a person who goes into a place where they are not supposed to be.

17) the myriad tropical forms of parasitism
myriad: myriad means having a large of numbers or great variety
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1) The first discernible upheaval of this kind
discern v. (syn. detect) --- discernible adj. (to know sth. esp. sth. that is not obvious)

2) They may have had to compete with hyenas and vultures秃鹫 for carrion (the decaying flesh of dead animals)

3) to augment an unimpressive musculature and puny teeth and claws.
augment: to increase the amount, value, etc. of sth.
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2020/4/19

1) inaugurate

2) amid

3) propitious

4) debility

5) the ungulate herds of Africa savanna

6) impinge

7) within a span of time that remains minuscule ...
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2020/8/17

1) with terminal unbridled greed无休止的、无节制的贪婪

2) go head-on with 正面硬扛

3) suffocate /ˈsʌfəkeɪt/

4) a down payment首付款

5) debilitate v. to make the body weaker
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1) extra vigilance, constant vigilance
额外警觉、持续警觉

2) news outlet大型的、权威的新闻机构

3) racial disparities, ethnic disparities, huge disparity, the wide disparity between rich and poor(因不公引起的)悬殊、差异

4) with "unpaid or punitive" sick leave policies 惩罚性的病假政策

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1) irretrievable

2) incredulity

3) probability

4) carnage

5) complacency

6) atrocity

7) intimidate

8) vantage point

9) preconception

10) glean

11) fall into place

12) prosaic

13) invoke
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