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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(3)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(3)

21.crucial adj. 关键的,重大的

【同】critical

Understanding social cues, creating works of art and spawning inventions are all crucial mental tasks that bear little relationship to how well a person can fill in a printed test form. 

(TIME, Sept. 11, 1995, p.60)

许多重要的心智活动,像理解一些社交上的暗示,创造艺术品,孕育新发明,其实都和填写考卷的能力没什么关系。

22.cunning adj. 狡猾的,精明的

【同】crafty

Perhaps the most cunning Disney trick is to take fairy tales in the public domain and reinvent them as corporate property. A billion-dollar example is Beauty and the Beast…

(TIME, May 2, 1994, p.72)

迪斯尼公司最精明的盘算,或许就是将童话故事搬上大众舞台,且将其改头换面,成为公司资产。耗资10亿美元排成的《美女与野兽》就是个例子。

23.dazzling adj. 令人目眩神移的

【同】stunning

With computers doubling in speed and power every couple of years and with genetic engineering’s dazzling feats growing more and more routine, the battered American faith in technologic progress has been growing stronger and giddier of late. (TIME, May 27, 1996, p.67)

随着电脑的速度与功能每两年就增加一倍,基因工程领域中惊人的成就变得司空见惯,美国人在科技发展方面备受打击的信心,近年来已逐渐增强,并有异常乐观的趋势。

【注】 batter v. 连番猛击,毒打

24.dedicated adj. 专注的

In Singapore, dedicated Net users are planning to maintain unfettered access by jumping borders and dialing services in neighboring Malaysia. (TIME, Sept.23, 1996, p.27)

新加坡的网络迷正计划跨越国界,使用领国马来西亚的拨号服务,以确保网络上的自由使用权。

25.desperate adj. 迫切的

Bereft of patrons, desperate to rescue his economy, Fidel Castro turns to an unusual solution:…

(TIME, Feb.20, 1995, p.50)

由于资助断绝,而又急于挽救该国经济,卡斯特罗转而求助于一项罕见的解救之道:……

【注】 to be bereft of 丧失(希望、喜悦等)

26.determined adj. 坚定的

Author Joe Kane came across a determined priest, a Spaniard who had spent years teaching a tribe of hunter gatherers, the Huaorani, how to survive outside their rainforest habitat.

(TIME, Mar.25, 1996, p.70)

作家乔·卡内遇到一名性格坚毅的西班牙籍教士,这名教士花了好几年时间教给华欧拉尼族人离开世居的雨林区之后的生存之道。华欧拉尼族以狩猎,采集为生。

27.disabled adj. 残障的

【同】handicapped

Seven years ago, Dole spoke about the need to “provide care and assistance for the hungry and the homeless and the disabled.” Nothing resembling that was heard last week.

(TIME, Apr.24, 1995, p.52)

7年前,多尔谈到有必要“为饥民、游民、残疾人提供照顾与援助”,这样的话上个星期不再听到。

28.disastrous adj. 灾情惨重的

【同】terrible

The Kobe quake was only slightly bigger than the Northridge tremor but more disastrous.

(TIME, Jan.30, 1995, p.34)

神户地震的规模仅稍大于诺斯里奇地震,造成的灾情却严重得多。

29.distinct adj. 不易混淆的,独特的

Many scientists consider the Khoisan a distinct race of very ancient organ. 

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

许多科学家认为(南非)克瓦桑族是一支独特的民族,渊源非常久远。

30.dominant adj. 主宰的,强势的

【同】pre-eminent

Now as then, the splintering of a Saddam-less Iraq would leave Iran the dominant gulf power, an unpalatable solution. (TIME, Sept.23, 1996, p.35)

现在的情况和当时相同,没有萨达姆·侯赛因的伊拉克会四分五裂,波斯湾就只剩伊朗称霸,这种解决方案令人无法接受。

【注】 splinter v. 使分裂; unpalatable adj. 不好吃的,令人不快的 



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