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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(10)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(10)

 91.staggering adj. 令人惊愕的

【同】astounding

The Pope’s literary output is staggering. His letters, sermons and speeches fill nearly 150 volumes.(TIME, Dec.26, 1996, p.60)

教皇的著作多得令人吃惊,信件、布道词、演讲共计近150卷。

91.strapped (for cash) adj. 身无分文的,囊中羞涩的

Because of reduced oil prices and Gulf War debt, Saudi Arabia is so strapped for cash that it barely met the deadline for its latest $375 million payment on its U.S. weapons contracts.(TIME, Mar.14, 1994, p.21)

由于油价下跌,加上海湾战争时所背负的债务,沙特阿拉伯已是国库空虚,几乎无力按照与美国签订的武器购买合同,如期支付最近一笔3.75亿美元。

92.subject (to) adj. 受……支配的,受……影响的

Offers of assistance from 60 countries, the U.N. and the World Health Organization poured in. Some were subject to endless bureaucratic wrangling. (TIME, Feb.6, 1995, p.15)来自60个国家、联合国、世界卫生组织的援助大量涌入,但有些援助却受制于该国官场里无穷无尽的争执。 

注: wrangling n. 争论、争执

93.substantial adj. 大量的,重大的

【同】significant 【反】insubstantial

In 1994, when he was 23, he plowed his substantial savings into creating WARP, to develop and publish video games. (TIME, Apr. 14, 1997, p.35)

1994年他23岁时,他投入大笔的积蓄创立了WARP公司,用以开发发行电脑游戏。 

注: to plow into: 投(资本)入

94.subtle adj. 隐晦的,不明显的,难以捉摸的

【反】blatant  obvious

Even when it seems beyond the reach of any one government, electronic information can be controlled, in ways both subtle and obvious. (TIME, Aug.19, 1996, p.52)表面上看来电子资讯好像任何政府都管不了,其实还是可以控制,控制的手法有些隐蔽,有些则很明显。

95.sweeping adj. 全面的,大规模的,影响深远的

【同】far-reaching

A House subcommittee…will vote next week on the Smoke-Free Environment Act, perhaps the most sweeping antismoking legislation Congress has ever seriously considered.(TIME, Apr.18, 1994, p.58)

众议院一分组委员会将于下周就《无烟害环境法案》进行投票,这项法案是国会有史以来最看重的禁烟法案,也可能是最全面的禁烟法案。

96.tangible adj. 可触到的,有形的

In fact, compared with more tangible assaults on the President’s character—namely Paula Jones’ pending sexual-harassment lawsuit and the federal investigation into Whitewater—words in a book can barely hurt him. (TIME, Feb.13, 1995, p.27)

事实上,比起那些对总统人格更具体的抨击——如宝拉·琼斯所提、正审理中的性骚扰案和联邦着手调查的白水案——一本书的用词对他几乎不具杀伤力。

97.thriving  adj. 兴盛的

Most countries offer few opportunities for female soccer players, but Norway has a thriving women’s professional league, and the U.S. a burgeoning co-ed youth soccer movement.(TIME, June 3, 1996, p.17)

大部分国家的女足队员比赛机会不多,但挪威有蓬勃的女足职业联盟,而美国的青年男女混合足球运动正快速发展。 

注: co-ed adj. 男女皆收的,为coeducational之略

98.tremendous adj. 巨大的

【同】enormous

Some 65 million years ago, a comet or asteroid at least five miles wide struck the earth and blasted out a tremendous crater. (TIME, Jan.9, 1995, p.59)

大约6500万年前,一颗宽至少5英里的彗星或小行星撞上了地球,并在地表炸出了一个大洞。

99.tricky adj. 棘手的

【同】awkward

Getting in and out of the fast lanes is always tricky even today. It will be even trickier when you have to change lanes and hand off control to the computer at the same time.(TIME, Nov.4, 1996, p.53)

即使在今天,进出快车道仍然需要技巧;更棘手的是,变换车道的同时还得把车子的控制权交给电脑。

100.unanimous  adj. 意见一致的

The 1993 Supreme Court decision was not unanimous. (TIME, Feb.6, 1995, p.66)

1993年最高法院的判决并非在各大法官意见一致的情况下做出。



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