《读者文摘》十二月份的Word Power

《读者文摘》十二月号的英国版,Word Power 的生词脑激荡,有15个词,要读者动动脑。

出题的英文老师问:你是否曾经用过一些晦涩的英文词儿,似懂非懂,却照用不误?有个叫Hubert van den Bergh的人,最近出了一本书,叫“How to Sound Clever — Master the 600 words you pretend to understand when you don’t” (如何让你听起来很聪明–掌握600个你假装你懂得的600个英文词儿)。

这一次,15题我做得特快,因为每一题都不会,每一个词儿都没见过,连似曾相似的感觉都没有。唉!12月的词汇,我真的得了一颗大鸡蛋!(家里的那个英国人,几番推敲,支支吾吾,却还答对了10题。)

12月的15个生词如下:

1) hortatory; 2) dyad; 3) rebarbative; 4) Augean; 5) termagant; 6) voluptuary; 7) reliquary; 8) hamartia; 9) hegemony; 10) coda; 11) venial; 12) synapse; 13) Manichaean; 14) liminal;    15) rictus

《读者文摘》提供的答案如下: 

1)      Hortatory: vigorously encouraging

2)      Dyad: two individuals viewed as a pair

3)      Rebarbative: unattractive

4)      Augean: disgustingly dirty

5)      Termagant: overbearing woman

6)      Voluptuary: self-indulgent person

7)      Reliquary: container for relics

8)      Hamartia: fatal flaw

9)      Hegemony: leadership

10)  Coda: final event

11)  Venial: forgivable

12)  Synapse: connection between nerve cells

13)  Manichaean: dividing the world into good and evil

14)  Liminal: in a transitional state

15)  Rictus: fixe grin.

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

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