■masterpiece n. 杰作
■mere adj. 仅仅的
■prise v. 撬开
■carve v. 镌刻
■dagger n. 短剑，匕首
■miniature adj. 小巧的，小型的
■Composition n. 构图
Antique shops exert a peculiar fascination on a great many people.
The forbidding antique shop is pretentious.
The more expensive kind of clothing shop is usually a forbidding place. But no one has to muster up courage to enter a less
pretentious clothing shop.
There is always hope that …… 人们还常常希望
We cherish the hope that ......
Pieces of paper litter the floor. / The floor is littered with pieces of paper.
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exert a peculiar fascination on sb 对某人有一种特殊的魅力
keep sb. or sth. free from
muster up courage