9 ill-timed

ill-timed

adj done or happening at a wrong or unsuitable time 不合时宜的; 不适时的

    Our visit was ill-timed my mother had guests already. 我们探望母亲很不是时候--她家里已经来了客人. Cf 参看 well-timed (well>3).

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13 disrespectful

disrespectful

adj

~ (to/towards sb/sth) showing disrespect 无礼的; 不尊敬的

    We often criticize the Government, but we´re never disrespectful towards the Royal Family. 我们经常抨击政府, 但对皇室从无不敬之意.

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5 usual

usual

adj

1 such as happens or is done or used, etc in many or most instances; customary 通常的; 平常的; 惯常的

    make all the usual excuses 用尽司空见惯的藉口

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10 wood-louse

wood-louse

n (pl -lice) small wingless insect-like creature that lives in decaying wood, damp soil, etc 潮虫.

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6 crayon

crayon

n

pencil or stick of soft coloured chalk, wax or charcoal, used for drawing (绘画用的)铅笔, 彩色粉笔, 蜡笔, 炭笔

    [attrib 作定语]

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11 perambulate

perambulate

v

(fml or rhet 文或修辞)

1 [Tn] walk about, through or over (a place) 漫步於, 步行通过(某地)

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7 airless

airless

adj

1 not having enough fresh air; stuffy 缺少新鲜空气的; 不通风的

    an airless room 空气不流通的房间.

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7 gunroom

gunroom

n room in a large country house, in which sporting guns are kept (乡村大宅中的)藏枪室.

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11 troublesome

troublesome

adj

giving trouble; causing annoyance, pain, etc 带来麻烦的; 造成烦恼、 痛苦等的

    a troublesome child, problem, headache 让人心烦的孩子、 问题、 头痛

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4 cola

cola

(also kola), n

1 [C] W African tree 可乐果树(生长於西非洲).

2 [U] carbonated non-alcoholic drink flavoured with the seeds of this tree 可乐饮料.

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10 indecorous

indecorous

adj

(fml 文) not in accordance with dignity, good manners or good taste 不合礼仪的; 失礼的; 不雅观的

    forced to make a hasty and indecorous departure without his trousers 他被迫离去, 慌忙中未穿裤子十分不雅.

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7 defraud

defraud

v[Tn, Tn.pr]

~ sb (of sth) get sth from sb by deception; cheat sb 从某人处骗取某物; 欺骗某人

    She was defrauded of her money by a dishonest accountant. 她的钱被一个奸诈的会计骗去了.

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14 heart-to-heart

heart-to-heart

n frank conversation about personal matters 谈心

    have a heart-to-heart with sb 与某人谈心

    [attrib 作定语]

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9 tone-poem

tone-poem

n (music 音) orchestral composition writtento illustrate a poetic idea, legend, place, etc musically 交响诗.

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7 durable

durable

adj

lasting for a long time 持久的; 耐久的

    a durable peace, friendship, settlement 持久的和平、 永恒的友谊、 永久的解决

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6 spiral

spiral

adj

advancing or ascending in a continuous curve that winds round a central point 螺旋形的; 盘旋的

    a spiral staircase 螺旋式楼梯

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