174、appointment K.K: [ ] IPA: [ ]
n. 约会；约定；任命 ★★★★★
I have an appointment with the president this afternoon.
I’d like to make an appointment with you.
☆ He canceled the appointment with the doctor.
agreement n. 协定，一致，同意
☆ I don’t think we will ever reach an agreement.
☆ This contract is not in agreement with international standards.
management n. 管理，资方
☆ The management here encourages teamwork.
☆ I want to go abroad to study business management.
requirement n. 要求，必要条件
☆ Do you think I can meet the requirements of admission?
☆ What is the age requirement for marriage in your country?
advertisement n. 宣传，广告
☆ Maybe we should put an advertisement in the newspaper.
☆ I don’t believe all those television advertisements. They make too may false promises!
amusement n. 娱乐；消遣
☆ I don’t find any amusement in his comments.
☆ I sent you that email for your amusement. It wasn’t serious.
improvement n. 改进, 进步
☆ You need to make a few improvements to this article.
☆ Your pronunciation has made a lot of improvement since the last time we met.
accomplishment n. 成就，功绩
☆ I’m so proud of my son’s accomplishments!
☆ You finished your MBA in less than a year? That’s a real accomplishment.
astonishment n. 惊奇
☆ The students looked at their teacher in astonishment.
☆ To my astonishment my boyfriend remembered my mother’s birthday and bought her flowers!
compliment n. 称赞, 恭维, 致意, 问候
☆ Her boss paid her a compliment and praised her work in front of the entire staff.
☆ A: You look really great in that dress.
B: Thanks for the compliment.
☆ A sincere compliment can always bring a smile to my face.
argument n. 争论, 辩论, 论据, 论点
☆ Do you think you could do what I ask you to without argument just once?
☆ We had a terrible argument about money.
☆ I can’t even remember what started this argument.
Kim’s Note: “Argument” is more popular than “quarrel” in American English.