7 griddle

griddle

n

(Scot 苏格兰作 girdle) circular iron plate heated for cooking flat cakes (烤饼用的)烤盘.

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5 afoot

afoot

adj[pred 作表语]

being prepared or progressing 在准备中; 在进行中

    There´s mischief afoot, ie being planned. 有人准备捣鬼.

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5 ranch

ranch

n

(a) large farm, esp in the US or Canada, where cattle are bred; similar farm producing crops, fruit, chickens, etc 大牧牛场(尤指美国或加拿大的); 农场、 果园、 养鸡场等

    [attrib 作定语]

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6 cavort

cavort

v[I, Ip]

~ (about/around) jump about excitedly 欢跃; 跳跃

    Stop cavorting around and sit still, just for five minutes! 别欢蹦乱跳的, 坐好了, 就五分钟!

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10 minestrone

minestrone

n[U]

thick rich meat soup (of Italian origin) containing chopped mixed vegetables and pasta or rice (源於意大利的)含蔬菜和意大利粉或大米的浓汁肉汤.

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4 soon

soon

adv

1 (used in mid-position with the v or, esp with too, quite, very, in end position 与动词连用置於句中; 尤与too、 quite、 very连用置於句末) not long after the present time or the time mentioned; within a short time 不久

    We shall soon be home. 我们快到家了.

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4 dose

dose

n

1 amount of medicine to be taken at one time 一次剂量; 一剂; 一服

    give/administer the correct dose 给规定的剂量.

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14 sandwich board

sandwich board

either of two connected boards,usu carrying advertisements and hung over the shoulders of a person (a `sandwich man) who walks about the streets to display them 夹板广告牌(游街宣传员胸前背後挂的广告牌, 这种宣传员称 sandwich man 夹板广告员).

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10 night-line

night-line

n fishing line left in a lake, river, etc to catch fish at night 夜钓丝(夜间留在湖、 河等中的钓丝).

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10 graphology

graphology

n[U]

scientific study of handwriting, esp to determine the writer´s personality 笔体学(尤用以推测书写者的性格).

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4 Xmas

Xmas

n[C, U]

(infml 口) (used as a short form, esp in writing 用作缩略式, 尤用於文字中) = Christmas

    A merry Xmas to all our readers! 谨向我们所有的读者敬祝圣诞快乐!

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13 horticultural

horticultural

adj

    a horti;  a horticultural show, society, expert 园艺展览、 协会、 专家.

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7 faculty

faculty

n

1 [C] any of the powers of the body or mind 官能; 才能; 能力

    the faculty of sight 视力

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4 peke

peke

n (infml 口) Pekinese 北京狗; 狮子狗; 哈叭狗.

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4 edgy

edgy

adj

(infml 口) nervous; easily upset or annoyed 紧张的; 易怒的; 暴躁的

    She´s been very edgy recently, waiting for the examination results. 她最近一直心绪不宁, 等待著考试的结果.

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11 nonchalance

nonchalance

n[U]: Beneath his apparent nonchalance he is as nervous and excited as the rest of us. 他外表上冷静, 实际上跟我们一样紧张不安.

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