注册 登录  
 加关注
   显示下一条  |  关闭
温馨提示!由于新浪微博认证机制调整,您的新浪微博帐号绑定已过期,请重新绑定!立即重新绑定新浪微博》  |  关闭

2016

OPENRANGE

 
 
 

日志

 
 

BOOKB Unit 1 Party Politics  

2010-03-07 21:37:25|  分类: Unit1《新世纪研 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

  下载LOFTER 我的照片书  |

Language points

Para1 etiquette -- The practices and forms prescribed by social convention or by authority.

diplomatic etiquette

table etiquette (table manners; meal etiquette)

Para1 looped

a) v. Formed into or having a loop

b) adj. drunk

Para3 pocket-- place (as if) in a pocketto take possession of for oneself, especially dishonestly:

He pocketed the receipts from the charity dance.

Para4 pronounce– say , declare one’s opinion

The doctors pronounced that he was no longer in danger.

lovely= Enjoyable; delightful [colloquial]

It's been lovely meeting you.

Lovely evening!

have a lovely lunch

The bus trip through the Brenner was lovely.

I'm obviously not an actor for awards but of course it's exciting and it's lovely when people like what you did.

It would be a lovely record to get but I'm still a long way off it and England games are few and far between.

It was a lovely letter and I was really touched.

Para5 incur-- to acquire or come into (something usually undesirable).

More than half of these companies incurred substantial losses during the stock market  crash.

His irresponsibility and dishonesty incurred the anger of his friends.

Para5 work one's way— get / achieve by working or effort

work one's way into …

Para8 hang around-- to spend time idly or to keep company with someone else

Having no mood to read the books, he hanged around on campus.

Her parents wanted to know more about the friends their daughter has been hanging around with for the past several months.

Para8 discreet --marked by or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior 

I should make a few discreet enquires about the firm before you sign anything.

Para9 a passing acquaintance-- someone with whom one is not very familiar except seeing or greeting for one or two times.

I have only a passing acquaintance with Steve.

Para11 liquor

(Red) liquor [AmE] = heavy/strong wine (eg. Whisky)

Para12 have one’s mind on -- mind or care about something

Peter has his mind on stocks; he never talks about anything else.

Para12 rhetoric -- language that is elaborate, pretentious, insincere, or intellectually vacuous:

His offers of compromise were mere rhetoric.

Para13 platitude-- a cliché or banal remark

It's no more than a platitude.

There is nothing original in his article but a pile of words and expressions full of platitudes. 

Para13 confidentially – secretly and intimately

Fortunately, the Breakfast Club was there to help her, confidentially.

About our financial problems, let's talk confidentially.

Para13 spare of--to avoid or to be free from

You might have a relief once you are spared of all the duties.

Para13 importune-- to ask for urgently or repeatedly.

The child importuned the mother to take him to the amusement park again.

Para15 pull a fast one on sb-- to play a trick on someone as in a magic show[Am slang]

fast one-- a deceitful act; a shrewd trick

He tried to pull a fast one on us, but we caught on before he got away with it.

Para15 let loose-- to free sb/sth., to free to cause trouble

An inexperienced politician should not be let loose to run the party.

Para15 face value

– apparent value, the value of printed on the face, as of a bill or bond

Para16 adhere to -- stick firmly to another or each

She adhered to her plan to leave early.

I will adhere to this opinion until contrary facts appear.

Para16 show off –To display or behave in a conspicuous way

The blue dress show you off.

He often shows off his talent.

Para17 riot– a very funny person

Isn't he a riot?

Para18 inhibit – hold back from sth.

~ sb. from doing sth.

That country has taken drastic measures to inhibit the inflation.

an inhibited person

Para20 confine-- restrict in movement; to keep in, esp. to imprison.

Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand.

The sick child was confined to bed.

Para20 and such – and so on

Most people make mistakes sometimes and such.

Para20 compatibility

-- the ability of existing or performing in harmonious, agreeable, or congenial combination with others

The negotiators have attempted to prove that compatibility between the two political parties is not only possible but also feasible.

Para21 whoop it up-- to have a wild and enjoyable time usually with drink (alcohol)

Let’s go to the party and whoop it up.

The graduates whooped it up all night in the disco.

Para21 tell off-- infml. scold, to find fault with someone

The director told John off for being late for work again.

If we don’t want to be told off; we’d better hurry up in processing the task.

Para22 counter

-- to go against or oppose

It turned out that what he had done countered his promise.

To my surprise, she countered my proposal with one of her own.

Para23 outgrow

A. To grow too large for

The child outgrew all his clothes.

B. To lose or discard in the course of maturation

During the stay in the city all by herself she outgrew her youthful idealism

When he turned into his forties, he seemed to outgrow all the bad habits he had formed for years.

Para24 provocative-- causing or interest or other emotive reaction

Inspired by the provocative speech delivered by that politician, the demonstrators marched to the city hall to have a sit-in.

Para24 corner-- to force someone into a difficult or threatening situation

The company was cornered for the last business quarter due to the sluggish market.

The police cornered the bank robber in the building.

Para24 strand-- to bring into or leave in a difficult or helpless position

The convoy was stranded in the desert.

He was stranded in the strange town without money or friends.

Para25 plant-- To set firmly in position; fix:

He planted his both feet on the ground.

  评论这张
 
阅读(549)| 评论(0)
推荐 转载

历史上的今天

评论

<#--最新日志,群博日志--> <#--推荐日志--> <#--引用记录--> <#--博主推荐--> <#--随机阅读--> <#--首页推荐--> <#--历史上的今天--> <#--被推荐日志--> <#--上一篇,下一篇--> <#-- 热度 --> <#-- 网易新闻广告 --> <#--右边模块结构--> <#--评论模块结构--> <#--引用模块结构--> <#--博主发起的投票-->
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

页脚

网易公司版权所有 ©1997-2017