9 foretaste

foretaste

n

~ (of sth) small experience of sth before it actually happens; sample (在某事物到来之前的)浅尝; 样品

    a foretaste of the fierce conflict to come 对未来的激烈冲突先尝到的滋味.

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6 corned

corned

adj

(of meat) preserved in salt (指肉)腌制的

    corned beef/pork 咸的牛肉[猪肉].

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7 incubus

incubus

n

(pl ~es or -bi )

(a) male evil spirit formerly supposed to have sex with a sleeping woman 梦淫妖(传说与熟睡女子交合的妖魔). Cf 参看 succubus.

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7 confuse

confuse

v

1 [Tn usu passive 通常用於被动语态]

make (sb) unable to think clearly; puzzle; bewilder 把(某人)弄糊涂; 使迷惑; 使为难

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8 palatial

palatial

adj

(a) like a palace 像宫殿的.

(b) extremely large or splendid 极大的; 富丽的

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8 canalize

canalize

-ise, v [Tn]

1 make a canal through (an area) 开掘运河通过(一区域).

2 convert (a river) into a canal (by straightening it, building locks, etc) 将(河流)改造成运河(如改直河床, 修建闸门等).

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4 stew

stew

v

1 [I, Tn] (cause sth to) cook slowly in water or juice in a closed dish, pan, etc (将某物)用文火煮, 炖, 煨, 焖

    The meat needs to stew for several hours. 这肉得炖几个钟头.

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7 blotter

blotter

n pad or large piece of blotting-paper 吸墨纸簿; (大张)吸墨纸.

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7 glaring

glaring

adj

1 dazzling 令人目眩的: glaring lights 耀眼的灯光.

2 angry; fierce 生气的; 凶狠的: glaring eyes 怒目.

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19 judicial separation

judicial separation

(law 律) order that forbids a man and wife to live together but does not end the marriage 经裁定的夫妇分居(夫妻不得同居但不结束婚姻关系).

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7 tatters

tatters

n[pl]

1 irregularly torn pieces of cloth, etc; rags 碎布; 破旧的衣服

    a poor beggar dressed in rags and tatters 衣衫褴褛的、 可怜的乞丐

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10 preferment

preferment

n[C, U]

(fml 文) promotion to a higher position or rank 晋升

    His preferment pleased his many admirers. 他获晋升, 喜欢他的许多人都感到高兴.

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5 above

above

adv

1 at or to a higher point; overhead 在较高处; 到较高处; 在头顶上方

    My bedroom is immediately above. 我的卧室就在上面.

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11 copperplate

copperplate

n polished copper plate on which designs, etc are engraved 铜凹版(镌刻有图案等的抛光铜板). ,copperplate `writing, handwriting (also copperplate) neat old-fashioned formal handwriting with looped sloping letters that are joined to each other 铜版体(一种老式手写体, 笔画匀称、 倾斜、 互相连接).

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5 softy

softy

(also softie), n (infml 口)

(a) (derog 贬) physically weak person 身体虚弱的人

    `You´re a bunch of softies!´ the sergeant shouted to the new recruits. 你们这帮东西, 弱不禁风! 中士对新兵嚷道.

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9 tree-line

tree-line

(also `timber-line), n level of land, eg on a mountain, above which trees will not grow 林木线(树木生长的上限, 如山上的).

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4 -ese

-ese

suff 後缀

1 (with proper ns forming adjs and ns与专有名词结合构成形容词和名词) (inhabitant or language) of ...的; ...的人; ...的语言

    (the) Milanese * (the) Japanese.

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