8 lobotomy

lobotomy

(also Brit leucotomy) n (medical 医) [C, U]

(operation involving) cutting into the brain tissue to treat severe mental disorders 脑白质切断(术); 脑叶纤维切断(术).

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6 teasel

teasel

(also teazel, teazle), n plant with prickly flowers formerly used (when dried) for teasing cloth, etc 川续断(旧时用以使布等表面起毛的植物).

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10 hoar-frost

hoar-frost

n[U]

white frost; frozen dew on grass, leaves, roofs, etc 白霜; 草、 叶子、 房顶等上面的霜.

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7 whippet

whippet

n

small thin dog similar to a greyhound, often used for racing 小灵狗(常用作赛狗).

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5 natty

natty

adj

(-ier, -iest) (infml 口)

1 (often derog 常作贬义) smart and tidy; neat 神气而整齐的; 齐整的

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13 inconsiderate

inconsiderate

adjnot

caring about the feelings of other people; thoughtless; not considerate 不体贴别人的; 不替别人著想的; 考虑不周的

    How could you have been so inconsiderate? 你怎麽能这样不顾别人呢?

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9 liveryman

liveryman

n

(pl -men )

1 member of a livery company (穿制服的)同业公会会员.

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8 peroxide

peroxide

n[U]

1 any of several compounds of oxygen with another element, containing the maximum proportion of oxygen 过氧化物.

2 (also ,hydrogen pe`roxide, pe,roxide of `hydrogen) colourless liquid used as an antiseptic and to bleach hair 过氧化氢

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5 opium

opium

n[U]

drug made from poppy seeds, used to relieve pain or to help sb sleep 鸦片

    opium smuggling 鸦片走私.

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6 chatty

chatty

adj (-ier, -iest)

1 fond of chatting 爱闲聊的; 爱聊天的.

2 resembling chat; informal 闲聊般的; 非正式的

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12 overestimate

overestimate

v[Tn]

estimate (sth) to be bigger, higher, better, etc than it is 过高估计(某事物)

    I overestimated the amount of milk we´d need for the weekend. 我过高估计了我们周末的用奶量.

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13 down-to-earth

down-to-earth

adj practical; sensible 脚踏实地的; 现实的; 实际的

    He needs to marry a down-to-earth person who will organize his life for him. 他需要娶个讲求实际的人做妻子好为他安排生活.

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5 radon

radon

n[U]

chemical element, a radioactive gas produced by the decay of radium 氡. =>App 10 见附录10.

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4 beet

beet

n [U, C]

1 type of plant with a fleshy root which is used as a vegetable or for making sugar 甜菜.

2 (US) = beet.

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4 RNIB

RNIB

abbr

缩写 = (Brit) Royal National Institute for the Blind 皇家全国盲人协会.

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9 persevere

persevere

v[I, Ipr]

~ (at/in/with sth); ~ (with sb) (usu approv 通常作褒义) continue trying to do sth, esp in spite of difficulty 坚持做某事(尤指不畏困难)

    You´ll need to persevere if you want the business to succeed. 要想事业成功, 就得持之以恒.

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9 truculent

truculent

adj

(derog 贬) defiantand aggressive 寻衅的; 好斗的

    truculent behaviour 挑衅行为

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