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2019年01月18日

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  panel

  熟义:n.仪表板,面板

  僻义:n专家小组

  It should be a great panel!

  这将是一支很棒的专家小组!

  tap

  熟义:V轻拍,n.水龙头,栓头

  僻义:V开发

  The rate of movement may be very slow: in the Indus plain, the movement of saline(salty) ground waters has still not reached equilibrium after 70years of being tapped.(TPO12 – 3: WATER IN THE DESERT)

  移动速度可能非常缓慢:在印度河平原,经过70年的开采,含盐地下水的移动仍然没有达到平衡。

  promise

  熟义:V./n承诺

  僻义:n有希望,有前途( promising:(形)有希望的,有前途的)

  V.有望做某事

  At the same time, operators of the first printing presses run by steam rather than by hand found it possible to produce a thousand pages in an hour rather than thirty. Steam also promised to eliminate a transportation problem not fully solved by either canal boats or turnpikes.(TPO 6 – 1: POWERING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION)

  与此同时,第一批印刷机的操作人员发现,用蒸汽而不是手工,可以在一小时内印出一千页纸,而不是三十页。蒸汽机还有望消除运河船只和收费公路无法完全解决的运输问题。

  nature

  熟义:n自然

  僻义:n.天性,本质,本性( human nature人性

  Pluto is not included in either category, because its great distance from Earth and its small size make this planet's true nature a mystery. (TPO 16 – 3: PLANETS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM)

  冥王星不属于这两类,因为它离地球很远,体积又小,这颗行星的真实性质是个谜

  spell

  熟义:拼写

  僻义:一段时间

  Escape involves such actions as aestivation, a condition of prolonged dormancy, or torpor, during which animals reduce their metabolic rate and body temperature during the hot season or during very dry spells.(26 – 2: SURVIVAL OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS IN DESERT CONDITIONS)

  逃逸包括夏眠(一种长期休眠或麻木状态)等行为,在此期间,动物在炎热季节或非常干燥的时期会降低新陈代谢率和体温。

  readily

  熟义: adv. 乐意地

  僻义:adv. 容易地;无困难地=easily

  Exhibitors, however, wanted to maximize their profits, which they could do more readily by projecting a handful of films to hundreds of customers at a time (rather than one at a time) and by charging 25 to 50 cents admission.(TPO 2 – 3: EARLY CINEMA)

  然而,放映商想要最大化他们的利润,他们可以更容易地做到这一点,一次向数百名客户放映少量电影(而不是一次放映一部),并收取25至50美分的入场费。


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