9 starkness

starkness

n [U]: The starkness of their living conditions shocked him. 他们的生活条件一无所有, 他感到十分震惊.

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9 scavenger

scavenger

n animal, bird or person that scavenges 食腐肉的兽或鸟; 捡破烂的人.

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5 umbra

umbra

n

(pl -rae or ~s) (astronomy 天) dark central part of the shadow cast by the earth or the moon in an eclipse, or of a sunspot 本影. Cf 参看 penumbra.

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4 tide

tide

n

1

(a) [C, U] regular rise and fall in the level of the sea, caused by the attraction of the moon and sun 潮; 潮汐

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11 push-button

push-button

adj [attrib 作定语]

operated automaticallyby pressing a button 用按钮操纵的

    a radio with push-button tuning 使用按钮调谐的无线电收音机.

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5 siren

siren

n

1 device that makes a long loud sound as a signal or warning 汽笛; 警报器

    an air-raid siren 空袭警报器

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3 ail

ail

v[Tn]

(arch 古) trouble (sb) in body or mind (used esp as in the expression shown) 使(某人)痛苦或烦恼(尤用於以下示例)

    What ails you? 你有什么烦恼?

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8 howitzer

howitzer

n

short gun for firing shells at a high angle and at short range 榴弹炮.

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9 corrosion

corrosion

n[U]

corroding or being corroded; corroded area or part 腐蚀; 受腐蚀的部位

    Clean off any corrosion before applying the paint. 先除去所有的锈迹再上油漆.

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9 -friendly

-friendly

(in compound adjs 用以构成复合形容词) that is, or is intended to be, easy for the specified person to use 便於某人使用的

    a user-friendly computer system.

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6 libido

libido

n

(pl ~s) [U, C]

(psychology 心) emotional energy or urge, esp sexual 感情冲动; 情欲; (尤指)性欲.

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10 short odds

short odds

(in betting) nearly even odds, indicating a horse, etc that is likely to win (赌博中)可能赢的机会几乎均等.

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