“Listen, McGregor,” the chairman began ominously. “The board has been inundated with complaints about your intimate relationship with that pretty assistant of yours. My intuition tells me that you are simply intoxicated with her, which is fine, as far as the two of you are concerned. Unfortunately, this situation has led to quite a bit of intrigue. This sort of thing invariably leads to trouble. ” The chairman clearly was not pleased at all.
“ I don’t wish to commit any unnecessary intrusion into your private affairs,” the chairman continued, “ but, I believe, you should be a little bit more introspective and consider the intrinsic damage your actions are causing the Institute.”
“Sir, this is an unwarranted invasion of my privacy!” McGregor exclaimed angrily.
“ Come on, McGregor, your objection is invalid! You have always been an intrepid crusader for honesty, as far as others are concerned, and I now find it intriguing that you can’t face up to your own reality. I am not interested in invading your privacy, not in the slightest. It has, however, been intimated to me by members of our supervisory board your relationship of intimacy with young Nancy will require quite and intricate solution, if further damage to the Institute is to be avoided.” The chairman went on.
McGregor sat in silence.
“By the way, McGregor, there are also those unresolved reports of discrepancies in the inventory under your control.” The chairman’s tone suddenly became menacing. “ If you don’t shape up and face up to reality, I shall invalidate your contract of employment. I don’t care about the hardship this would cause to your wife and children. I have become quite inured to human suffering during my time here at the Institute!”
intimacy n. 亲密，熟悉
intimate adj. 亲密的 (知识)渊博的 v. 竟未
intoxicate vt. 喝醉，使陶醉
intrepid adj. 勇敢的
intricate adj. 复杂的，错综的
intrigue vt. 激起…的兴趣 n. 秘密安排，密谋，私通
intriguing adj. 吸引人的，引起兴趣(或好奇心的)
intrinsic adj. 固有的，内在的
introspective adj. 自省的，反省的
intrusion n. 侵扰，干扰
intuition n. 直觉
inundate vt. 淹没
inure vt. 使习惯
invade vt. 侵略，侵犯
invalid adj. 无效的，作废的
invalidate v. 使作废
invariably adv. 不变的，总是
invasion n. 入侵，侵犯
inventory n. 存货清单，库存品内容来自 听力课堂网：http://www.tingclass.net/show-9492-346248-1.html