4 mean

mean

v (pt, pp meant )

1 [Tn, Tn.pr,Tf]

~ sth (to sb) (intend to) convey sth; signify sth 意指某事; 意思是

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13 hold together

hold together

(a) remain whole 保持完整: The car´s bodywork scarcely holds together. 这汽车的车身简直都要散架了.

(b) remain united 保持团结

    The Tory party always holds together in times of crisis. 保守党在紧要关头总是能团结一致. hold sth together cause sth to remain together; unite sth 使某事物不散开或团结一致

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9 versatile

versatile

adj

(approv 褒)1 turning easily or readily from one subject, skill or occupation to another 有多种学问、 技能或职业的; 多才多艺的

    a versatile cook, writer, athlete 多才多艺的厨师、 作家、 运动员

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8 oleander

oleander

n[C, U]

evergreen Mediterranean shrub with red, white or pink flowers and tough leaves 夹竹桃.

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10 privileged

privileged

adj

1

(a) (sometimes derog 有时作贬义) having privilege(s) 享有特权的; 享受特殊待遇的; 获得优待的

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9 publisher

publisher

n person or firm that publishes (publish 1a) books, newspapers, etc 出版者; 出版商; 出版社

    Several publishers are competing in the same market. 几家出版公司正在同一市场上进行竞争.

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7 quarrel

quarrel

n

1 ~ (with sb) (about/over sth) angry argument or disagreement 争吵; 吵架; 不和; 口角

    pick (ie provoke or seize the opportunity for) a quarrel with sb 向某人寻衅(找茬儿)

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2 KO

KO

abbr

缩写 = (infml 口) knock-out (esp in boxing) 击倒(尤为拳击用语)

    He was KO´d (ie knocked out) in the second round. 他在第二回合中被击倒.

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7 thistle

thistle

n

any of various types of wild plant with prickly leaves and purple, white or yellow flowers (the national emblem of Scotland) 蓟(野生, 叶有刺, 花呈紫色、 白色或黄色, 为苏格兰的民族象徵). =>illus at App 1 见附录1插图, page ii.

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5 egret

egret

n

type of heron with beautiful long white tail-feathers 白鹭.

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12 reminiscence

reminiscence

n

1 [U] recalling of past events and experiences; reminiscing 回忆; 话旧; 怀旧.

2 reminiscences [pl]

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9 land mass

land mass

large area of land 地块; 陆块

    several small islands separated from the main land mass by a deep channel 与大陆之间有一条很深的水道相隔的几个小岛.

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18 low-level language

low-level language

computer language using instructions that correspond closely to the operations which the computer will perform 低级语言(近於计算机作业指令的).

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5 gorse

gorse

n

(also furze, whin) [U]

yellow-flowered evergreen shrub with sharp thorns, growing on heaths and wasteland 荆豆(常绿灌木, 有刺、 开黄花, 生於荒野).

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6 extant

extant

adj

(esp of documents, etc) still in existence (尤指文件等)仍然存在的, 现存的

    the earliest extant manuscript of this poem 此诗现存最早的原稿

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20 the Antarctic Circle

the Antarctic Circle

the line of latitude 66 30S. 南极圈(南半球66 30的纬线所形成的圈). =>illus at globe 见globe之插图.

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12 inconsistent

inconsistent

adj

1 [usu pred 通常作表语]

~ (with sth) not in harmony (with sth); containing parts that do not agree with one another 不和谐; 不一致; 不协调

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8 oracular

oracular

adj

(fml or joc 文或谑) of or like an oracle; with hidden meaning (似)神谕的; 有隐意的

    oracular utterances from the headmaster校长的金口玉言.

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