8 Medicare

Medicare

n[U]

US governmentscheme providing medical care, esp for old people (美国的)医疗保障方案(尤为老人而设者).

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15 expense account

expense account

record of money spent by an employee in the course of his work (and later paid by his employer) 报销帐目(雇员工作上的开支记载, 事後由雇主偿付)

    Whenever he buys petrol, he puts it on his expense account. 他每次买汽油都记在报销帐目上.

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8 forefoot

forefoot

n

(pl -feet ) either of the two front feet of a four-legged animal (四足动物的)前足.

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6 frowzy

frowzy

adj

(esp Brit)

1 untidy or unclean in appearance; shabby 外表不整洁的; 邋遢的.

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8 auspices

auspices

n[pl]

(idm 习语) under the auspices of sb/sth helped and supported by sb/sth; having sb/sth as a patron 在某人[某事物]的帮助或支持下; 有某人[某事物]赞助的

    set up a business under the auspices of a government aid scheme 在政府援助计划资助下创办公司. under favourable, etc auspices with favourable, etc prospects 有吉利等的希望

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9 pneumonia

pneumonia

n[U]

serious illness with inflammation of one or both lungs, causing difficulty in breathing 肺炎.

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5 beset

beset

v

(-tt-; pt, pp beset) [Tn esp passive 尤用於被动语态]

(fml 文) surround (sb/sth) on all sides; trouble constantly; threaten 围绕(某人[某事物]); 镶嵌; 困扰; 威胁

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6 coolly

coolly

adv

in a cool1(3) way 冷淡地; 冷漠地; 冷冰冰地

    He received my suggestion coolly, ie unenthusiastically. 他对待我的建议十分冷淡.

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5 forte

forte

n

(usu sing 通常作单数) thing that sb does particularly well; strong point 某人擅长的事; 长处; 特长

    Mathematics was never my forte. 数学一向非我所长.

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4 grey

grey

(also esp US gray), adj

1

(a) of the colour between black and white; coloured like ashes, slate, lead, etc 灰色的; 灰白的

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7 mending

mending

n [U]

1 work of repairing (esp clothes) 修补; 补缀

    do the mending 做修补工作.

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6 browse

browse

v

1

(a) [I] examine books in a casual, leisurely way 随意翻阅书刊; 浏览

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8 horrific

horrific

adj

1 causing horror; horrifying 令人恐惧的; 可怕的

    a horrific crash, murder 令人心惊胆颤的相撞事故、 谋杀.

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12 profitlessly

profitlessly

adv: I seem to have spent my day quite profitlessly. 我这一天过得好像没什麽收获.

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