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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(8)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(8)

71.poignant [ˋpɔɪnjənt] adj. 尖刻的,切中要害的;辛酸感人的

【同】moving

That’s sort of a poignant irony. (TIME, Feb.20, 1995, p.38)

那段话有点尖刻的讽刺味。 

注:to be sort of 有几分,有点……

72.preliminary adj. 初步的 

The American Society of Travel Agents said in a preliminary estimate that as many as 10000 of its 25000 members could be put out of business. (TIME, Feb.27, 1995, p.47)

美国旅行社协会初步判断,该协会2.5万家会员社中可能有1万家得关门。

73.previous [ˋprivɪəs] adj. 先前的 

But it is known that Senator Kennedy gave a toast more poignant than the one the previous evening. (TIME, Oct.7, 1996, p.42)

但听说肯尼迪参议员的敬酒词比前一晚的更加辛酸感人。

74.primary adj. 最初的,原始的,主要的 

Sigmund Freud dismissed religious mysticism as “infantile helplessness” and “regression to primary narcissism.” (TIME, June 24, 1996, p.39)

弗洛伊德曾将宗教神秘主义斥为“幼稚的无能”和“退化到原始的自恋”。 

注: regression n. 倒退、退化

75.profound [prəˋfaʊnd] adj. 1. 重大的,深刻的 2. (理念、作品、人)深奥的,思想渊博的 

【同】 1. great 2. deep 【反】shallow

By creating breakthroughs in agriculture and disease-fighting, the manipulation of DNA should lead to profound improvements in human health. (TIME, July 17, 1995, p.40)

通过在农业与疾病防治方面的突破,对DNA的控制应能大幅度改善人类健康状况。

76.prominent [ˋprɑmənənt] adj. 著名的,杰出的 【同】well-known

Abe Lincoln was a prominent railroad lawyer in 1860, but he campaigned for the White House as the simple Midwestern rail-splitter. (TIME, June 10, 1996, p.58)

1860年,林肯已是代理铁路诉讼案的名律师,却仅以中西部伐木工人的身份,出马竞选总统。

77.promising [ˋprɑmɪsɪn] adj. 前景看好的 

【反】unpromising

On the horizon are the remedies that may prove more promising. (TIME, Apr.3, 1995, p.62)

有一些可能更被看好的疗法即将问世。 

注: on the horizon 即将来临的

78.radical [ˋrædɪkl] adj. 1. 彻底的; 2. 根本的,基本的;3. 基金的 

【同】fundamental 【反】conservative reactionary

More than at any other time in the past 25 years, men are living in a state of radical disconnection from the women-and-children part of the human race. (TIME, May 6, 1996, p.53)

过去25年来,男人完全脱离妇女儿童而独自居住的情形以目前最为严重。 

79.rebel [ˋrɛbl] adj. 背叛的 n. 叛军 v. 反叛 

Yeltsin ruled out direct peace talks with rebel leader Jokhar Dudayev. (TIME, Jan.30, 1995, p.15)

叶利钦决定不与叛军领袖杜达耶夫举行和平谈判。 

注: to rule out 拒绝考虑,排除

80.reckless [ˋrɛklɪs] adj. 鲁莽的,不顾后果的 

Sports equipment designed to make football safer encouraged more reckless moves and ended up making the sport more dangerous than unpadded, unhelmeted rugby. (TIME, May 27, 1996, p.67)

美式橄榄球的护具本在保护球员,现在反而鼓励球员更不顾后果横冲直撞,结果使得美式橄榄球比起不用护垫与头盔的英式橄榄球更危险。 

注: to end up 结果变成



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