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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(9)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(9)

81.reminiscent (of) adj. 使人想起……的

Last week 21 orphans and 13 Red Cross workers trying to guard them were murdered: in a scene reminiscent of Nazi Germany. the children were picked out of a group of 500 simply because they looked like Tutsi. (TIME, May 16, 1994, p.56)

上周21名婴儿和试图保护这些婴儿的13名红十字会工作人员遭到杀害,那种情景——在500人的群体中,小孩只因为长得像图西族,就被挑出来杀害——令人想起纳粹德国。

82.renowned adj.著名的

With his boyish face and slender build, he (David Ho) could more easily pass for a teenager than for a 44-year-old father of three ---- or, for that matter, for a world-renowned scientist. (TIME, Dec.30, 1996/ Jan.6, 1997, p.24) 娃娃脸和瘦瘦的身材,使何大一看起来更像是个青少年,而不像一位44岁,育有3名子女的父亲,更不像是世界知名的科学家。

83. rugged adj.崎岖不平的,多岩石的;(人)体格粗壮的,个性坚毅的

The man had previously completed (Army Ranger) training in rugged forest, desert and mountain terrains. (TIME, Feb.27, 1995, p.11)

这些人先前已在崎岖不平的森林、沙漠和山区受过陆军突击部队的全部训练。

84. savage adj. 野蛮的,残暴的

【同】vicious

And the old soldiers, rows of military medals pinned to their civilian clothes, are reminiscing about the war, the friends they lost and the savage, tragic history of the country they saved.(TIME, May 8, 1995, p.78)

而这些老兵,便服上别了一排排的军功章,正在追忆战争、失去的友人,以及他们所拯救的这个国家一页页残暴的苦难史。

注: reminisce v. 回想,追忆

85.sensible adj. 合理的明智的

“Sensible” is not the criterion for a placard. (TIME, Mar.13, 1995, p.31)

“是否合理”并非是评判宣传标语好坏的标准。

注:criterion n. (批评,判断,检验事务的)标准

86.sensitive adj. 敏感的,细腻的

The following year, Woo’s A Better Tomorrow … introduced Chow Yun-fat as the sullen, brutal antihero and Cheung as his sensitive counterpart. (TIME, Jan.29, 1996, p.40)

第二年,在吴宇森的《英雄本色》中,周润发以郁郁寡欢、凶残的反英雄形象出现,相对的,与他演对手戏的张国荣则扮演性情敏感的角色。

87. shrewd adj. 敏锐的,有洞察力的

Mailer’s research and his shrewd eye lead him to believe …that Oswald did kill Kennedy and that …he acted alone. (TIME, May 1, 1995, p.94)

梅勒经过研究,加上敏锐的观察,认为奥斯瓦尔德的确是杀害肯尼迪的凶手,而且凶手只有他一人。

88.significant adj. 重大的,影响深远的

【同】important 【反】insignificant

The President’s ambition to stand taller in the world faces one significant U.S. made handicap: brutal cutbacks in funding American foreign policy. (TIME, Nov.18, 1996, p.30)

克林顿总统雄心勃勃,想在世界舞台上更加昂首阔步,却面临美国自己制造出来的一个重大障碍:国会不会留情面,删减了美国外交经费。

89.sluggish adj. 迟缓的,不景气的

The Paris-based OECD predicted a sluggish rate of growth in 1994 for the G-7 leading industrialized countries. (TIME, Jan.3, 1994, p.17)总部设在巴黎的经济合作开发组织预测,1994年七大工业国的经济增长率会趋于迟缓。

90.sophisticated adj. 1. (技术、产品)尖端的,先进的;2. (人)老于世故的;3. (人)精通的、老练的

【同】1. advanced 2. refined 【反】unsophisticated

Once the calling of wild-eye Cassandras and 19th century writers and social scientists on the radical fringe, long-range forecasting has become a sophisticated and quite profitable industry.(TIME, July 15, 1996, p.38)

这种“长远预测”的工作,从前专属于眼神狂乱的预言家,在19世纪是激进的非主流作家和社会学家,如今则成为先进工业,而且利润相当高。 

注: calling n. 职业;Cassandra对凶事提出预警,但不见信于人者。Cassandra为希腊神话中特洛伊国王之女,阿波罗为取得她的芳心,赋予她预言的能力,后来因求爱不遂又下令人们不准信其预言; fringe n. (处于)边缘,远离核心的位置,较不受重视的地位



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