美国时代周刊高频词汇1000:Chapter1 简易词 形容词、副词(1)

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Chapter1 简易词 形容词、副词

accustomed [ә'kʌstәmd] adj. 习惯于 【同】used【反】unaccustomed
Even if they are willing to make the sacrifice in dollars, whether Americans will give up long accustomed personal liberties is another question.(TIME, May 1,1995,p.68)
affluent ['æfluәnt] adj. 富裕的 【同】prosperous, wealthy【反】poor
Leeson and his wife Lisa never really seemed to fit into the affluent, neo-colonial life-style of Singapore or into the city’s multiethnic society.( TIME, Mar.13,1995,p.40)
ambiguous [æmˋbɪgjuəs]adj. 模棱两可的,暧昧的 【同】vague【反】obvious, clear
Truman got the Korean War because he was ambiguous, and Saddam took Kuwait because Bush didn’t say “No” straight out. (TIME, Feb.19,1996, p.36)
█ straight out 率直地
anonymous [əˋnɑnəməs] adj. 匿名的,不知名的 【反】known, named
So he went on his own fact-finding mission, leaning heavily on a 49-page white paper submitted last month by three anonymous high-tech firms. (TIME, Feb.27, 1995, p.31)
appropriate [əˋproprɪˏet] adj. 适宜的 【反】inappropriate
So any protein that dissolves new blood vessels may not be appropriate for younger women who have not yet entered menopause. (TIME, Jan.9, 1996, p.60)
at stake [æt stek] 危急存亡关头的,有可能丧失或受损的 【同】at risk
At a news conference,(U.S. Undersecretary of Defense) Perry declared that the credibility of the international community (NATO) was at stake. (TIME, June 5,1995, p.38)
available [əˋveləbl] adj. (物)可取得的,可买到的;(人有空)可见面的,可参加的
Most of the (smart) cards available in Atlanta will be worth between $10 and $50 and will be usable instead of cash at as many as 5000 “points of purchase” throughout the city.
(TIME, Jan.8, 1996, p.13)
bear [bɛr] adj. (股市)看跌的,熊市的
Meanwhile, pundits who do make a bear stand don’t last. (TIME, Mar.3, 1997, p.53)
bilateral [bai'lætәrәl] adj. 双边的
He would halt bilateral contact with North Korea until Pyongyang resumed negotiations with South Korea. (TIME, July 8, 1996, p.29)
bland [blænd] adj. 平淡无奇的
As a result news coverage tends to be bland. (TIME, Feb.10, 1997, p.56)
blunt [blʌnt] adj. 直言不讳的
Clinton’s summation was startlingly blunt: “It is better to have reached no agreement (on Japan’s opening it domestic market) than to have reached an empty agreement.”
(TIME, Feb.21, 1994, p.41)
bull [bul] adj. (股市)看涨的,多头的,牛市的
The bull market will end-----but when is the question. (TIME, Mar.3, 1997, p.53)
burgeoning ['bɜdʒәniŋ] adj. 正快速发展的
Genetic information is the raw material of the burgeoning biotechnology industry, which uses human DNA to build specialized proteins that may have some value as disease-fighting drugs.
(TIME, Jan.16, 1995, p.54)
coherent [koˋhɪrənt] adj. 前后连贯的,有条理的 【反】muddled, incoherent
Curry… impressed Clinton with his ability to fashion a coherent policy message that synthesized the often conflicting interests of the party’s traditional and moderate wings.
(TIME, June 5, 1995, p.22)
█ fashion v. 制作 synthesize v. 综合,合成
comprehensive [kɑmprɪˋhɛnsɪv] adj. 包罗广泛的,全面的 【同】complete 【反】partial
Grove delivered a sharp, comprehensive report. His bosses were impressed.
(TIME, Dec.29, 1997- Jan.5, 1998, p.33)
compulsory [kәm'pʌlsәrɪ] adj. 义务的,强制的 【同】mandatory
In 1919 while serving a compulsory stint in the military, Nurmi entered a 20-k march carrying a rifle, a cartridge belt and a knapsack filled with 5 kg of sand. (TIME, June 24, 1996, p.66)
█ stint n. (在某处从事某事的)那段时间
conciliatory [kənˋsɪlɪəˏtɔrɪ] adj. 有和解之意的
The executive director of the Christian Coalition told a prominent Jewish audience, in a conciliatory speech, that calling the U.S. a “Christian nation” is wrong…
(TIME, Apr.17, 1995, p.13)
conscious [ˋkɑnʃəs] adj. 意识到……的 【同】aware
Times Books recently announced that it will publish a book of socially-conscious poetry by former President Jimmy Carter. (TIME, July 18, 1994, p.9)
conventional [kənˋvɛnʃənl] adj. 传统的,一般的,普通的 【同】traditional 【反】unconventional
The voice-recognition technology will not be on conventional desktop computers only; it will be available in any sort of electronic information processing device. (TIME, July 17, 1995, p.44)
critical [ˋkrɪtɪkl] adj. 重大的,据关键地位的 【同】crucial
“We have only the foggiest idea,” the independent daily Segodnya complained last week, “who is actually at the helm in this country, who is making the critical decisions.”
(TIME, Jan.9, 1995, p.50)
█ foggy adj. 模糊的,朦胧的
crucial [ˋkruʃəl] adj. 关键的,重大的 【同】critical
Understanding social cues, creating works of art and spawning inventions are all crucial mental tasks that bear little relationship to how well a person can fill in a printed test form.
(TIME, Sept. 11, 1995, p.60)
cunning [ˋkʌnɪŋ] adj. 狡猾的,精明的 【同】crafty
Perhaps the most cunning Disney trick is to take fairy tales in the public domain and reinvent them as corporate property. A billion-dollar example is Beauty and the Beast…
(TIME, May 2, 1994, p.72)
dazzling [dæzəlɪŋ] adj. 令人目眩神移的【同】stunning
With computers doubling in speed and power every couple of years and with genetic engineering’s dazzling feats growing more and more routine, the battered American faith in technologic progress has been growing stronger and giddier of late. (TIME, May 27, 1996, p.67)
█ batter v. 连番猛击,毒打
dedicated [ˈdedɪkeɪtɪd] adj. 专注的
In Singapore, dedicated Net users are planning to maintain unfettered access by junping borders and dialing services in neighboring Malaysia. (TIME, Sept.23, 1996, p.27)
desperate [ˋdɛspərət] adj. 迫切的
Bereft of patrons, desperate to rescue his economy, Fidel Castro turns to an unusual solution:…
(TIME, Feb.20, 1995, p.50)
█ to be bereft of 丧失(希望、喜悦等)