joint n. 结合处，接头关节
junction n. 连接，结合，交叉点，枢纽站，接头，中继线
juncture n. 结合，连接
conjunction n. 连接，接合
【真题重现】2003 Text 1
we’ll suddenly get 500 new Internet sign-ups from Ukraine,“
Even before Alan Greenspan’s admission that America’s red-hot economy is cooling, lots of working folks had already seen signs of the slowdown themselves.
resign v. 放弃或辞去(工作，职位等); 辞职
resign oneself ot sth/doing sth 听任，顺从
be resigned to one’s fate
n. 1. 放弃2. 辞呈3. submission 听任
【真题重现】2001 Passage 5
I have discovered, as perhaps Kelsey will after her much-publicized resignation from the editorship of She after a build-up of stress, that abandoning the doctrine of “juggling your life“, and making the alternative move into “downshifting“ brings with it far greater rewards than financial success and social status.
vt. 1. to make a signal to 向…发信号2.以信号告知
【真题重现】2008 Text 2
It signals a change in what has, until now, been a key element of scientific endeavor.
n.1.the state or quality of being significant重要性
2.a meaning that is expressed.意义，含义
3.a covert or implied meaning. 意思，意味
【真题重现】2005 Text 3
Because our conscious mind is occupied with daily life we don’t always think about the emotional significance of the day’s events – until, it appears, we begin to dream.