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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(2)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(2)

11.blunt  adj. 直言不讳的

Clinton’s summation was startlingly blunt: “It is better to have reached no agreement (on Japan’s opening it domestic market) than to have reached an empty agreement.” 

(TIME, Feb.21, 1994, p.41)

最后克林顿语惊四座,直言不讳地总结说:“(在日本开放其国内市场这个议题上)与其获得形同一纸空文的协议,不如不要协议。”

12.bull [bul] adj. (股市)看涨的,多头的,牛市的

The bull market will end-----but when is the question. (TIME, Mar.3, 1997, p.53)

牛市将会结束,问题是何时结束。

13.burgeoning adj. 正快速发展的

Genetic information is the raw material of the burgeoning biotechnology industry, which uses human DNA to build specialized proteins that may have some value as disease-fighting drugs.

(TIME, Jan.16, 1995, p.54)

基因信息是目前正蓬勃发展的生物科技工业的原料;此工业利用人类DNA制造特化蛋白质,而这些蛋白质或许可作为治病药物之用。

14.coherent  adj.  前后连贯的,有条理的 

【反】muddled, incoherent

Curry… impressed Clinton with his ability to fashion a coherent policy message that synthesized the often conflicting interests of the party’s traditional and moderate wings. 

(TIME, June 5, 1995, p.22)

科里就是有这个本事,能够把党内保守派、温和派往往都各不相让的利益结合在一起,做出一份有条有理的政策报告,令克林顿大为赞赏。

【注】 fashion v. 制作 synthesize v. 综合,合成

15.comprehensive  adj. 包罗广泛的,全面的 

【同】complete 【反】partial

Grove delivered a sharp, comprehensive report. His bosses were impressed.

(TIME, Dec.29, 1997- Jan.5, 1998, p.33)

葛罗夫呈递一份深入、周详的报告,令老板们印象深刻。

16.compulsory  adj. 义务的,强制的 

【同】mandatory

In 1919 while serving a compulsory stint in the military, Nurmi entered a 20-k march carrying a rifle, a cartridge belt and a knapsack filled with 5 kg of sand. (TIME, June 24, 1996, p.66)

1919年,当他在军中服义务役的时候,努尔米带着一支步枪,腰上系着弹带,背上背着装有5公斤沙子的背包参加20公里行军。

【注】 stint n. (在某处从事某事的)那段时间

17.conciliatory adj. 有和解之意的

The executive director of the Christian Coalition told a prominent Jewish audience, in a conciliatory speech, that calling the U.S. a “Christian nation” is wrong… 

(TIME, Apr.17, 1995, p.13)

在一场有意化解对立的演讲中,基督教联盟的执行主席告诉台下那群犹太名流说,将美国叫做“基督教国家”是不对的。

18.conscious  adj. 意识到……的 

【同】aware

Times Books recently announced that it will publish a book of socially-conscious poetry by former President Jimmy Carter. (TIME, July 18, 1994, p.9)

时代图书公司最近宣布,将出版一本由前总统卡特所写的社会关怀的诗集。

19.conventional  adj. 传统的,一般的,普通的 

【同】traditional 【反】unconventional

The voice-recognition technology will not be on conventional desktop computers only; it will be available in any sort of electronic information processing device. (TIME, July 17, 1995, p.44)

语音识别技术不仅将运用于一般的台式电脑,任何电子信息处理装置都用得上。

20.critical  adj. 重大的,据关键地位的 

【同】crucial

“We have only the foggiest idea,” the independent daily Segodnya complained last week, “who is actually at the helm in this country, who is making the critical decisions.”

(TIME, Jan.9, 1995, p.50)

立场独立的《塞戈尼亚日报》上周抱怨说:“谁是真正的国家领导者?谁做出重大决策?我们所知甚少。”

【注】 foggy adj. 模糊的,朦胧的



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