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Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(5)

2016-04-27    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(5)

151.credit v. 褒奖

DIA credited psychics with creating accurate pictures of Soviet submarine construction hidden from U.S. spy satellites … 

国防部情报局褒奖灵媒可精确地画出连美国间谍卫星都查不出来的前苏联潜艇建造基地。 

注: psychic n. 灵媒

152.curb v. 限制,规范,克制

【同】check restrain

When a company gets to be big enough, it either curbs its youthful ways or it invites the kind of scrutiny Microsoft is now getting.

一个公司发展到相当强盛的时候,要不就是收敛其锐气,要不就像现在的微软公司一样,引起普遍的注目。

153.demonstrate v. 显示

【同】show

The fossil demonstrates that brooding behavior evolved long before there were birds.

这化石显示,早在鸟类出现之前,孵蛋的行为就已经演化出来。

154.deprive v. 剥夺

Those who have escaped the region [ Haiti ] claim the army has conducted a scorched-earth policy in an attempt to deprive [ the ousted President ] Aristide’s allies of their food and livelihood.

逃出海地的人士声称,海地军方已实施焦土政策,企图让【逃亡总统】阿里斯蒂德的支持者断炊,无以维生。 

注: scorch v. 使烧焦; oust v. 逐出

155.detect v. 发现,检测到

More important, over the past four years the scientists have not been able to detect even a trace of HIV in the child’s system.

更重要的是,过去4年里科学家一直未从这孩子身上检测出任何艾滋病毒的迹象。

157.deteriorate v. 恶化

【反】improve

“The paranoia is so deep,” says Jay Printz, sheriff of Ravalli County, Montana, another hotbed of militia activity. “I just hope it doesn’t deteriorate into armed confrontations. ”

蒙大拿州拉瓦里县是另一个民兵活动猖獗的地方,该县警长普林兹说:“被迫害妄想症已很严重,我只希望不会完全恶化为武装冲突。 

注: hotbed v. (罪恶等的)温床

158.devastate v. 彻底破坏

【同】ravage wreck

Damming rivers for hydro power plants has devastated river systems, submerged farmland and displaced thousands of people.

拦河筑坝,建立水力发电厂,破坏了河川生态体系,淹没农田,并使数千人被迫迁居他乡。 

注: submerge v. 淹没

159.devote v. 致力于,献身于

【同】dedicate

In 1902, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen and other now venerated American photographers formed a group devoted to convincing doubters that photography was a worthy form of artistic expression.

1902年,阿尔弗雷德·施蒂格利茨、爱德华·施泰肯和一些当今甚受敬重的美国摄影大师组织了一个团体,致力于让人们相信摄影是一种高尚的艺术表达方式。 

注: venerate v. 敬重,崇拜



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