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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(6)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(6)

51.immense adj. 巨大的

【同】enormous

His influence in the 1980s was so immense that Taiwanese distributors once asked a Hong Kong director if there was a role in a film for Chow Yun-fat, and if there wasn’t, they’d commit to a deal. (TIME, May 6, 1996, p.62)

周润发在80年代的影响力非常大,过去台湾的片商曾问某香港导演,某部电影中有没有周润发的角色,如果没有,他们要求替他写一个角色进去,否则生意免谈。

【注】 to commit (oneself) to…答应,保证

52.imminent adj. 迫近的,即将发生的

The time will come when the U.S. will subside to become but one of many Great Powers. It is inevitable, but it is not imminent. (TIME, Aug.4, 1997, p.21)

美国终有一日会衰退成众多强权中的一员。那是必然的,可是却不会很快来临。

【注】 subside v. 消退

53.inaugural adj. 就职的

After the oath, he gave an inaugural address designed to reach out to all Americans, to rally the nation to work together for a great common future. (TIME, Jan.16, 1995, p.24)

宣誓后,他发表了以全体美国人为对象的就职演说,呼吁全体国人团结起来,为大家伟大的未来一起努力。

54.indifferent adj. 漠不关心的

【反】concerned

Chechen militiamen hiding around the corner are indifferent to the Russian’s fate.

(TIME, Jan.16, 1995, p.46)

潜伏在附近的车臣民兵对俄罗斯人的命运一点也不关心。

【注】 around the corner 在近处的,即将发生的

55.intact adj. 完好如初的 

【同】in one piece

But psychologists, psychiatrists and other scientists are bitterly divided over the idea that the memory of repeated abuse can be completely wiped out and then recovered, virtually intact.

(TIME, Apr.17, 1995, p.54)

但一再受虐的遭遇是否可自记忆中完全排除,进而完全康复,与受害前几乎没有两样,对这一点在心理学家、精神学家和其他科学家中存在着巨大的分歧。

56.lingering adj. 流连不去的

What remains largely unspoken is the lingering hope that such a mission might experience, somewhere beneath the desolate Martian surface, a close encounter with organisms that are alive today. (TIME, Aug.19, 1996, p.44)

而尚未说出口的宿愿,就是希望这一项任务可以在火星荒芜的地表下,与现在还活着的生物进行近距离接触。

57.mean adj. 卑劣的

This bill is mean. It is downright low-down. What does it profit a great nation to conquer the world, only to lose its soul? (TIME, Aug.12, 1996, p.25)

这个提案太卑鄙了,简直是无耻透顶。这么打大的国家如果失去了灵魂,就算征服了全世界又有什么用?

【注】 downright adv. 十足地,彻头彻尾的;

low-down adj. (口语)低贱的,卑鄙的

58.mutual adj. 相互的,共有的

“That audience was amazing,” he says. “They were so sweet. They were bathing us in affection.” To prove the feeling is mutual, he heads back out into the spotlight. (TIME, Nov.11, 1996, p.16)

“那些观众真是令人惊讶。”他说道,“他们太可爱了,让我们沐浴在热情中。”为了表示这种热情是相互的,他转身走回聚光灯下。

59.namely adv. 即,就是

【同】that is

Namely, he fails to take into account Quittner’s Law, which says: It is impossible to pay less than $3000 for this year’s computer. (TIME, Nov.11, 1996, p.26)

这个错误就是,他没有把奎特纳定律考虑进去,这条定律就是:少于3000美元买不到今年生产的电脑。

60.obscure adj. 默默无闻的

【同】unknown

He’d met Marc Andreessen, who as an undergraduate programmer had helped create the then obscure browsing software Mosaic, which made it easy to navigate the World Wide Web.

(TIME, June 17, 1996, p.16)

他和马克·安德里森见了面,安德里森在大学读电脑时,帮忙设计了当时尚默默无闻的“马赛克”浏览软件,可在万维网中轻松寻找资讯。



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