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Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(2)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(2) 

120.appreciate v. 喜欢

Patients appreciate the service, and the physicians seem to enjoy providing it. 

患者喜欢这项服务,医生似乎也乐意提供。

121.arouse v. 引起

Any stranger who wanted to buy a large amount of ANFO (ammonium nitrate and fuel oil) would immediately arouse suspicion.

凡是想大批购买硝酸铵和燃料油的来路不明之士,都会立即令人生疑。

122.assemble  v. 组合

【同】gather

Prosecutors sought to assemble a detailed chronology of the murder night with a parade of witnesses… 

检察官陆续访谈了多名证人,以拼组出谋杀案当晚的详细过程。 

注: chronology n. (事件)发生过程的记载

123.assert  v. 主张、断言,宣称

【同】declare

Finally, since quantum physics asserts that matter and energy are interchangeable, we are not individual beings at all but merely local expressions of an infinite, universal field of energy. 

最后,既然量子物理主张物质和能量可以互换,那么我们根本不是独立的个体,只不过是宇宙间无限能量场的局部表现而已。

124.assign  v. 指派

The new top officer of the Navy…promised to speed up plans to assign women to all surface vessels and perhaps even allow them aboard submarines, the Navy’s last all-male bastion.

这位新上任的海军高级官员承诺,加速推动派遣女兵登上各舰只服务的计划,甚至可能让女兵进驻潜水艇——这个抗拒女性进入海军的最后据点。 

注: bastion n. 强力护卫某习俗或观念的体制或组织,堡垒

125.associate  v. 将……联想在一起

Comets have long been associated with war, upheaval and disaster. 

长久以来,人们总把彗星与战争、动乱和灾难联系在一起。

125.assure v. 保证

【同】guarantee

But even such battle-hardened successes do not assure victory for AmEx in its quest to reclaim the top standing it lost in 1989 in the $562 billion credit-card industry. 

这是历尽艰苦奋斗才得到的成功,即使如此,也不表示美国运通公司必能在营业额达5620亿美金的信用卡业务中,如愿重登龙头宝座。美国运通公司于1989年失去这项宝座。

126.ban [bæn] v.&n. 禁止

【同】v. prohibit bar

Beijing bans overseas exhibits of pre-Ming dynasty paintings and calligraphy because of the extreme vulnerability of the ancient brocade, silk and paper. 

北京禁止明朝以前的书画出国展览,因为年代久远的锦缎、丝绸与纸张极为脆弱。 

注: vulnerability n. 脆弱,易受伤害

127.betray v. 背叛

They take a soap-opera plot – betrothed teenager falls for stranger, perfect mother is betrayed by her neighbors, ex-prostitute tries to live an honorable life … 

他们采用通俗肥皂剧的剧情:如已定亲的少年爱上了陌生人;贤妻良母遭邻居出卖;从良的妓女想过有尊严的生活…… 

注: plot n. (小说等的)情节,构想; betrothed adj. 已订婚的

128.boast  v. 夸耀

Boasts Mayor Bill Campbell:” During the Olympics Atlanta will be the safest city in this country, certainly, and on the globe, probably.”

市长坎贝尔夸口说:“奥运期间,亚特兰大将是全国,甚至可能是全世界最安全的地方。”

129.champion  v. 提倡

【同】advocate

Psychiatrist Brian Weiss is perhaps the most exotic. He champions reincarnation therapy.

心理医生布赖恩·韦斯可能是最特异的一位,他提倡轮回疗法。

130.characterize v. 有……特征

【同】describe

“I can’t characterize my music as religious, although religious music is very close and dear to me,” says Kancheli, a devout Orthodox Christian.

“我不能把自己的音乐视为宗教音乐,虽然宗教音乐我常接触,而且是我所挚爱。”虔诚的东征教徒坎且利如是说。 



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