8 mouthful

mouthful

n

1 [C] as much as can easily be put into the mouth at one time 一口(的量)

    eat a few mouthfuls of food 吃几口食物

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11 brake light

brake light

(US stoplight), red light at the back of a car, etc which lights up when the brakes are applied 制动灯, 刹车灯(汽车等刹车时尾部亮起的红灯).

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8 puzzling

puzzling

adj: a puzzling statement, affair, attitude 令人费解的说法、 事情、 态度.

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4 upon

upon

prep

1 (fml 文) = on2 1, 4b, 9, 10, 13.

2 (idm 习语) once upon a time => once. (almost) u`pon him, them, us, etc (of a time in the future) rapidly approaching (指将来的某一时刻)迅速接近

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7 scupper

scupper

n

(often pl 常作复数) opening in a ship´s side to allow water to run off the deck (船舷上的)排水孔(用以排除甲板上的水). scupper, v (Brit)

1 Tn] sink (one´s ship) deliberately 故意弄沉(自己的船).

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7 expiate

expiate

v[Tn]

(fml 文) accept punishment for (wrong one has done) and do something to show one is sorry; make up for 为(所犯罪过)受罚及补偿; 赎(罪); 抵偿

    expiate one´s sin/a crime/one´s guilt 赎罪.

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7 obtrude

obtrude

v[I, Ipr, Tn, Tn.pr]

~(oneself/sth) (on/upon sb/sth) (fml 文) force (oneself, one´s opinions, ideas, etc) upon sb/sth, esp when unwanted 强使(自己、 自己的意见、 想法等)加入某人处[某事物中]; 闯入

    I´ve no wish to obtrude, but... 我无意多管闲事, 但是...

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6 aerial

aerial

(US antenna) n one or more wires or rods for sending or receiving radio waves 天线. =>illus at App 1 见附录1之插图, page vii.

aerial adj

1 from aircraft or the air 从飞行器上的; 从空中的

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9 intercede

intercede

v

(fml 文)

1 [I, Ipr] ~ (with sb) (for/on behalf of sb) plead (with sb) to be merciful (to sb) (为他人)(向某人)求情

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11 continually

continually

adv

without stopping; repeatedly 不停地; 一再地

    They´re continually arguing. 他们争吵不休.

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7 tussock

tussock

n

tuft or clump of grass that is thicker or higher than the grass growing round it (比周围的草长得密或高的)草丛.

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4 lash

lash

n

1 [C] flexible part of a whip 鞭子的皮条部分.

2 [C] blow given with or as with a whip, etc 鞭打; 抽打; 鞭挞

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7 sputnik

sputnik

n

Russian artificial satellite orbiting the earth (俄国的)人造卫星.

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9 afternoon

afternoon

n[U, C]

time from midday or lunch-time to about 6 pm or sunset (if this is earlier) 下午

    in/during the afternoon 在下午

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6 broody

broody

adj (-ier, -iest)

1

(a) (of a hen) wanting to brood (指母鸡)要孵卵的.

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