• Little Women - Chapter 41
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    Amy's lecture did Laurie good, though, of course, he did not own it till long afterward1. Men seldom do, for when women are the advisers2, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do. Then they act upon it, and, if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel3 half the credit of it. If it fails, they generously give her the whole. Laurie went back to his grandfather, and was so dutifully devoted4 for several weeks that the old gentleman declared the climate of Nice had improved him wonderfully, and he had better try it again. There was nothing the young gentleman would have liked better, but elephants could not have dragged him back after the scolding he had received. Pride forbid, and whenever the longing5 grew very strong, he fortified6 his resolution by repeating the words that had made the deepest impression - "I despise you." "Go and do something splendid that will make her love you."
    Laurie turned the matter over in his mind so often that he soon brought himself to confess that he had been selfish and lazy, but then when a man has a great sorrow, he should be indulged in all sorts of vagaries7 till he has lived it down. He felt that his blighted8 affections were quite dead now, and though he should never cease to be a faithful mourner, there was no occasion to wear his weeds ostentatiously. Jo wouldn't love him, but he might make her respect and admire him by doing something which should prove that a girl's 'No' had not spoiled his life. He had always meant to do something, and Amy's advice was quite unnecessary. He had only been waiting till the aforesaid blighted affections were decently interred9. That being done, he felt that he was ready to 'hide his stricken heart, and still toil10 on'.
    As Goethe, when he had a joy or a grief, put it into a song, so Laurie resolved to embalm11 his love sorrow in music, and to compose a Requiem12 which should harrow up Jo's soul and melt the heart of every hearer. Therefore the next time the old gentleman found him getting restless and moody13 and ordered him off, he went to Vienna, where he had musical friends, and fell to work with the firm determination to distinguish himself. But whether the sorrow was too vast to be embodied14 in music, or music too ethereal to uplift a mortal woe15, he soon discovered that the Requiem was beyond him just at present. It was evident that his mind was not in working order yet, and his ideas needed clarifying, for often in the middle of a plaintive17 strain, he would find himself humming a dancing tune18 that vividly19 recalled the Christmas ball at Nice, especially the stout20 Frenchman, and put an effectual stop to tragic21 composition for the time being.
    Then he tried an opera, for nothing seemed impossible in the beginning, but here again unforeseen difficulties beset22 him. He wanted Jo for his heroine, and called upon his memory to supply him with tender recollections and romantic visions of his love. But memory turned traitor23, and as if possessed24 by the perverse25 spirit of the girl, would only recall Jo's oddities, faults, and freaks, would only show her in the most unsentimental aspects - beating mats with her head tied up in a bandanna26, barricading27 herself with the sofa pillow, or throwing cold water over his passion a la Gummidge - and an irresistable laugh spoiled the pensive28 picture he was endeavoring to paint. Jo wouldn't be put into the opera at any price, and he had to give her up with a "Bless that girl, what a torment29 she is!" and a clutch at his hair, as became a distracted composer.
    When he looked about him for another and a less intractable damsel to immortalize in melody, memory produced one with the most obliging readiness. This phantom30 wore many faces, but it always had golden hair, was enveloped31 in a diaphanous32 cloud, and floated airily before his mind's eye in a pleasing chaos33 of roses, peacocks, white ponies34, and blue ribbons. He did not give the complacent35 wraith36 any name, but he took her for his heroine and grew quite fond of her, as well he might, for he gifted her with every gift and grace under the sun, and escorted her, unscathed, through trials which would have annihilated37 any mortal woman.
    Thanks to this inspiration, he got on swimmingly for a time, but gradually the work lost its charm, and he forgot to compose, while he sat musing38, pen in hand, or roamed about the gay city to get some new ideas and refresh his mind, which seemed to be in a somewhat unsettled state that winter. He did not do much, but he thought a great deal and was conscious of a change of some sort going on in spite of himself. "It's genius simmering, perhaps. I'll let it simmer, and see what comes of it," he said, with a secret suspicion all the while that it wasn't genius, but something far more common. Whatever it was, it simmered to some purpose, for he grew more and more discontented with his desultory39 life, began to long for some real and earnest work to go at, soul and body, and finally came to the wise conclusion that everyone who loved music was not a composer. Returning from one of Mozart's grand operas, splendidly performed at the Royal Theatre, he looked over his own, played a few of the best parts, sat staring at the busts40 of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Bach, who stared benignly41 back again. Then suddenly he tore up his music sheets, one by one, and as the last fluttered out of his hand, he said soberly to himself . . .
    "She is right! Talent isn't genius, and you can't make it so. That music has taken the vanity out of me as Rome took it out of her, and I won't be a humbug42 any longer. Now what shall I do?"
    That seemed a hard question to answer, and Laurie began to wish he had to work for his daily bread. Now if ever, occurred an eligible43 opportunity for 'going to the devil', as he once forcibly expressed it, for he had plenty of money and nothing to do, and Satan is proverbially fond of providing employment for full and idle hands. The poor fellow had temptations enough from without and from within, but he withstood them pretty well, for much as he valued liberty, he valued good faith and confidence more, so his promise to his grandfather, and his desire to be able to look honestly into the eyes of the women who loved him, and say "All's well," kept him safe and steady.
    Very likely some Mrs. Grundy will observe, "I don't believe it, boys will be boys, young men must sow their wild oats, and women must not expect miracles." I dare say you don't, Mrs. Grundy, but it's true nevertheless. Women work a good many miracles, and I have a persuasion44 that they may perform even that of raising the standard of manhood by refusing to echo such sayings. Let the boys be boys, the longer the better, and let the young men sow their wild oats if they must. But mothers, sisters, and friends may help to make the crop a small one, and keep many tares45 from spoiling the harvest, by believing, and showing that they believe, in the possibility of loyalty46 to the virtues47 which make men manliest48 in good women's eyes. If it is a feminine delusion49, leave us to enjoy it while we may, for without it half the beauty and the romance of life is lost, and sorrowful forebodings would embitter50 all our hopes of the brave, tenderhearted little lads, who still love their mothers better than themselves and are not ashamed to own it.
    Laurie thought that the task of forgetting his love for Jo would absorb all his powers for years, but to his great surprise he discovered it grew easier every day. He refused to believe it at first, got angry with himself, and couldn't understand it, but these hearts of ours are curious and contrary things, and time and nature work their will in spite of us. Laurie's heart wouldn't ache. The wound persisted in healing with a rapidity that astonished him, and instead of trying to forget, he found himself trying to remember. He had not foreseen this turn of affairs, and was not prepared for it. He was disgusted with himself, surprised at his own fickleness51, and full of a queer mixture of disappointment and relief that he could recover from such a tremendous blow so soon. He carefully stirred up the embers of his lost love, but they refused to burst into a blaze. There was only a comfortable glow that warmed and did him good without putting him into a fever, and he was reluctantly obliged to confess that the boyish passion was slowly subsiding52 into a more tranquil53 sentiment, very tender, a little sad and resentful still, but that was sure to pass away in time, leaving a brotherly affection which would last unbroken to the end.
    As the word 'brotherly' passed through his mind in one of his reveries, he smiled, and glanced up at the picture of Mozart that was before him . . .
    "Well, he was a great man, and when he couldn't have one sister he took the other, and was happy."
    Laurie did not utter the words, but he thought them, and the next instant kissed the little old ring, saying to himself, "No, I won't! I haven't forgotten, I never can. I'll try again, and if that fails, why then . . ."
    Leaving his sentence unfinished, he seized pen and paper and wrote to Jo, telling her that he could not settle to anything while there was the least hope of her changing her mind. Couldn't she, wouldn't she - and let him come home and be happy? While waiting for an answer he did nothing, but he did it energetically, for he was in a fever of impatience54. It came at last, and settled his mind effectually on one point, for Jo decidedly couldn't and wouldn't. She was wrapped up in Beth, and never wished to hear the word love again. Then she begged him to be happy with somebody else, but always keep a little corner of his heart for his loving sister Jo. In a postscript56 she desired him not to tell Amy that Beth was worse, she was coming home in the spring and there was no need of saddening the remainder of her stay. That would be time enough, please God, but Laurie must write to her often, and not let her feel lonely, homesick or anxious.
    "So I will, at once. Poor little girl, it will be a sad going home for her, I'm afraid," and Laurie opened his desk, as if writing to Amy had been the proper conclusion of the sentence left unfinished some weeks before.
    But he did not write the letter that day, for as he rummaged57 out his best paper, he came across something which changed his purpose. Tumbling about in one part of the desk among bills, passports, and business documents of various kinds were several of Jo's letters, and in another compartment58 were three notes from Amy, carefully tied up with one of her blue ribbons and sweetly suggestive of the little dead roses put away inside. With a half-repentant, half-amused expression, Laurie gathered up all Jo's letters, smoothed, folded, and put them neatly59 into a small drawer of the desk, stood a minute turning the ring thoughtfully on his finger, then slowly drew it off, laid it with the letters, locked the drawer, and went out to hear High Mass at Saint Stefan's, feeling as if there had been a funeral, and though not overwhelmed with affliction, this seemed a more proper way to spend the rest of the day than in writing letters to charming young ladies.
    The letter went very soon, however, and was promptly60 answered, for Amy was homesick, and confessed it in the most delightfully61 confiding62 manner. The correspondence flourished famously, and letters flew to and fro with unfailing regularity63 all through the early spring. Laurie sold his busts, made allumettes of his opera, and went back to Paris, hoping somebody would arrive before long. He wanted desperately64 to go to Nice, but would not till he was asked, and Amy would not ask him, for just then she was having little experiences of her own, which made her rather wish to avoid the quizzical eyes of 'our boy'.
    Fred Vaughn had returned, and put the question to which she had once decided55 to answer, "Yes, thank you," but now she said, "No, thank you," kindly65 but steadily66, for when the time came, her courage failed her, and she found that something more than money and position was needed to satisfy the new longing that filled her heart so full of tender hopes and fears. The words, "Fred is a good fellow, but not at all the man I fancied you would ever like," and Laurie's face when he uttered them, kept returning to her as pertinaciously67 as her own did when she said in look, if not in words, "I shall marry for money." It troubled her to remember that now, she wished she could take it back, it sounded so unwomanly. She didn't want Laurie to think her a heartless, worldly creature. She didn't care to be a queen of society now half so much as she did to be a lovable woman. She was so glad he didn't hate her for the dreadful things she said, but took them so beautifully and was kinder than ever. His letters were such a comfort, for the home letters were very irregular and not half so satisfactory as his when they did come. It was not only a pleasure, but a duty to answer them, for the poor fellow was forlorn, and needed petting, since Jo persisted in being stonyhearted. She ought to have made an effort and tried to love him. It couldn't be very hard, many people would be proud and glad to have such a dear boy care for them. But Jo never would act like other girls, so there was nothing to do but be very kind and treat him like a brother.
    If all brothers were treated as well as Laurie was at this period, they would be a much happier race of beings than they are. Amy never lectured now. She asked his opinion on all subjects, she was interested in everything he did, made charming little presents for him, and sent him two letters a week, full of lively gossip, sisterly confidences, and captivating sketches69 of the lovely scenes about her. As few brothers are complimented by having their letters carried about in their sister's pockets, read and reread diligently70, cried over when short, kissed when long, and treasured carefully, we will not hint that Amy did any of these fond and foolish things. But she certainly did grow a little pale and pensive that spring, lost much of her relish71 for society, and went out sketching72 alone a good deal. She never had much to show when she came home, but was studying nature, I dare say, while she sat for hours, with her hands folded, on the terrace at Valrosa, or absently sketched73 any fancy that occurred to her, a stalwart knight74 carved on a tomb, a young man asleep in the grass, with his hat over his eyes, or a curly haired girl in gorgeous array, promenading75 down a ballroom76 on the arm of a tall gentleman, both faces being left a blur77 according to the last fashion in art, which was safe but not altogether satisfactory.
    Her aunt thought that she regretted her answer to Fred, and finding denials useless and explanations impossible, Amy left her to think what she liked, taking care that Laurie should know that Fred had gone to Egypt. That was all, but he understood it, and looked relieved, as he said to himself, with a venerable air . . .
    "I was sure she would think better of it. Poor old fellow! I've been through it all, and I can sympathize."
    With that he heaved a great sigh, and then, as if he had discharged his duty to the past, put his feet up on the sofa and enjoyed Amy's letter luxuriously79.
    While these changes were going on abroad, trouble had come at home. But the letter telling that Beth was failing never reached Amy, and when the next found her at Vevay, for the heat had driven them from Nice in May, and they had travelled slowly to Switzerland, by way of Genoa and the Italian lakes. She bore it very well, and quietly submitted to the family decree that she should not shorten her visit, for since it was too late to say goodbye to Beth, she had better stay, and let absence soften80 her sorrow. But her heart was very heavy, she longed to be at home, and every day looked wistfully across the lake, waiting for Laurie to come and comfort her.
    He did come very soon, for the same mail brought letters to them both, but he was in Germany, and it took some days to reach him. The moment he read it, he packed his knapsack, bade adieu to his fellow pedestrians81, and was off to keep his promise, with a heart full of joy and sorrow, hope and suspense82.
    He knew Vevay well, and as soon as the boat touched the little quay83, he hurried along the shore to La Tour, where the Carrols were living en pension. The garcon was in despair that the whole family had gone to take a promenade84 on the lake, but no, the blonde mademoiselle might be in the chateau85 garden. If monsieur would give himself the pain of sitting down, a flash of time should present her. But monsieur could not wait even a 'flash of time', and in the middle of the speech departed to find mademoiselle himself.
    A pleasant old garden on the borders of the lovely lake, with chestnuts86 rustling87 overhead, ivy88 climbing everywhere, and the black shadow of the tower falling far across the sunny water. At one corner of the wide, low wall was a seat, and here Amy often came to read or work, or console herself with the beauty all about her. She was sitting here that day, leaning her head on her hand, with a homesick heart and heavy eyes, thinking of Beth and wondering why Laurie did not come. She did not hear him cross the courtyard beyond, nor see him pause in the archway that led from the subterranean89 path into the garden. He stood a minute looking at her with new eyes, seeing what no one had ever seen before, the tender side of Amy's character. Everything about her mutely suggested love and sorrow, the blotted90 letters in her lap, the black ribbon that tied up her hair, the womanly pain and patience in her face, even the little ebony cross at her throat seemed pathetic to Laurie, for he had given it to her, and she wore it as her only ornament91. If he had any doubts about the reception she would give him, they were set at rest the minute she looked up and saw him, for dropping everything, she ran to him, exclaiming in a tone of unmistakable love and longing . . .
    "Oh, Laurie, Laurie, I knew you'd come to me!"
    I think everything was said and settled then, for as they stood together quite silent for a moment, with the dark head bent92 down protectingly over the light one, Amy felt that no one could comfort and sustain her so well as Laurie, and Laurie decided that Amy was the only woman in the world who could fill Jo's place and make him happy. He did not tell her so, but she was not disappointed, for both felt the truth, were satisfied, and gladly left the rest to silence.
    In a minute Amy went back to her place, and while she dried her tears, Laurie gathered up the scattered93 papers, finding in the sight of sundry94 well-worn letters and suggestive sketches good omens95 for the future. As he sat down beside her, Amy felt shy again, and turned rosy96 red at the recollection of her impulsive97 greeting.
    "I couldn't help it, I felt so lonely and sad, and was so very glad to see you. It was such a surprise to look up and find you, just as I was beginning to fear you wouldn't come," she said, trying in vain to speak quite naturally.
    "I came the minute I heard. I wish I could say something to comfort you for the loss of dear little Beth, but I can only feel, and . . ." He could not get any further, for he too turned bashful all of a sudden, and did not quite know what to say. He longed to lay Amy's head down on his shoulder, and tell her to have a good cry, but he did not dare, so took her hand instead, and gave it a sympathetic squeeze that was better than words.
    "You needn't say anything, this comforts me," she said softly. "Beth is well and happy, and I mustn't wish her back, but I dread68 the going home, much as I long to see them all. We won't talk about it now, for it makes me cry, and I want to enjoy you while you stay. You needn't go right back, need you?"
    "Not if you want me, dear."
    "I do, so much. Aunt and Flo are very kind, but you seem like one of the family, and it would be so comfortable to have you for a little while."
    Amy spoke98 and looked so like a homesick child whose heart was full that Laurie forgot his bashfulness all at once, and gave her just what she wanted - the petting she was used to and the cheerful conversation she needed.
    "Poor little soul, you look as if you'd grieved yourself half sick! I'm going to take care of you, so don't cry any more, but come and walk about with me, the wind is too chilly99 for you to sit still," he said, in the half-caressing, half-commanding way that Amy liked, as he tied on her hat, drew her arm through his, and began to pace up and down the sunny walk under the new-leaved chestnuts. He felt more at ease upon his legs, and Amy found it pleasant to have a strong arm to lean upon, a familiar face to smile at her, and a kind voice to talk delightfully for her alone.
    The quaint100 old garden had sheltered many pairs of lovers, and seemed expressly made for them, so sunny and secluded101 was it, with nothing but the tower to overlook them, and the wide lake to carry away the echo of their words, as it rippled102 by below. For an hour this new pair walked and talked, or rested on the wall, enjoying the sweet influences which gave such a charm to time and place, and when an unromantic dinner bell warned them away, Amy felt as if she left her burden of loneliness and sorrow behind her in the chateau garden.
    The moment Mrs. Carrol saw the girl's altered face, she was illuminated103 with a new idea, and exclaimed to herself, "Now I understand it all - the child has been pining for young Laurence. Bless my heart, I never thought of such a thing!"
    With praiseworthy discretion104, the good lady said nothing, and betrayed no sign of enlightenment, but cordially urged Laurie to stay and begged Amy to enjoy his society, for it would do her more good than so much solitude105. Amy was a model of docility106, and as her aunt was a good deal occupied with Flo, she was left to entertain her friend, and did it with more than her usual success.
    At Nice, Laurie had lounged and Amy had scolded. At Vevay, Laurie was never idle, but always walking, riding, boating, or studying in the most energetic manner, while Amy admired everything he did and followed his example as far and as fast as she could. He said the change was owing to the climate, and she did not contradict him, being glad of a like excuse for her own recovered health and spirits.
    The invigorating air did them both good, and much exercise worked wholesome107 changes in minds as well as bodies. They seemed to get clearer views of life and duty up there among the everlasting108 hills. The fresh winds blew away desponding doubts, delusive109 fancies, and moody mists. The warm spring sunshine brought out all sorts of aspiring110 ideas, tender hopes, and happy thoughts. The lake seemed to wash away the troubles of the past, and the grand old mountains to look benignly down upon them saying, "Little children, love one another."
    In spite of the new sorrow, it was a very happy time, so happy that Laurie could not bear to disturb it by a word. It took him a little while to recover from his surprise at the cure of his first, and as he had firmly believed, his last and only love. He consoled himself for the seeming disloyalty by the thought that Jo's sister was almost the same as Jo's self, and the conviction that it would have been impossible to love any other woman but Amy so soon and so well. His first wooing had been of the tempestuous111 order, and he looked back upon it as if through a long vista112 of years with a feeling of compassion113 blended with regret. He was not ashamed of it, but put it away as one of the bitter-sweet experiences of his life, for which he could be grateful when the pain was over. His second wooing, he resolved, should be as calm and simple as possible. There was no need of having a scene, hardly any need of telling Amy that he loved her, she knew it without words and had given him his answer long ago. It all came about so naturally that no one could complain, and he knew that everybody would be pleased, even Jo. But when our first little passion has been crushed, we are apt to be wary114 and slow in making a second trial, so Laurie let the days pass, enjoying every hour, and leaving to chance the utterance115 of the word that would put an end to the first and sweetest part of his new romance.
    He had rather imagined that the denoument would take place in the chateau garden by moonlight, and in the most graceful116 and decorous manner, but it turned out exactly the reverse, for the matter was settled on the lake at noonday in a few blunt words. They had been floating about all the morning, from gloomy St. Gingolf to sunny Montreux, with the Alps of Savoy on one side, Mont St. Bernard and the Dent16 du Midi on the other, pretty Vevay in the valley, and Lausanne upon the hill beyond, a cloudless blue sky overhead, and the bluer lake below, dotted with the picturesque117 boats that look like white-winged gulls118.
    They had been talking of Bonnivard, as they glided119 past Chillon, and of Rousseau, as they looked up at Clarens, where he wrote his Heloise. Neither had read it, but they knew it was a love story, and each privately120 wondered if it was half as interesting as their own. Amy had been dabbling121 her hand in the water during the little pause that fell between them, and when she looked up, Laurie was leaning on his oars123 with an expression in his eyes that made her say hastily, merely for the sake of saying something . . .
    "You must be tired. Rest a little, and let me row. It will do me good, for since you came I have been altogether lazy and luxurious78."
    "I'm not tired, but you may take an oar122, if you like. There's room enough, though I have to sit nearly in the middle, else the boat won't trim," returned Laurie, as if he rather liked the arrangement.
    Feeling that she had not mended matters much, Amy took the offered third of a seat, shook her hair over her face, and accepted an oar. She rowed as well as she did many other things, and though she used both hands, and Laurie but one, the oars kept time, and the boat went smoothly124 through the water.
    "How well we pull together, don't we?" said Amy, who objected to silence just then.
    "So well that I wish we might always pull in the same boat. Will you, Amy?" very tenderly.
    "Yes, Laurie," very low.
    Then they both stopped rowing, and unconsciously added a pretty little tableau125 of human love and happiness to the dissolving views reflected in the lake.


    1 afterward fK6y3     
    • Let's go to the theatre first and eat afterward. 讓我們先去看戲,然后吃飯。
    • Afterward,the boy became a very famous artist.后來,這男孩成為一個很有名的藝術家。
    2 advisers d4866a794d72d2a666da4e4803fdbf2e     
    顧問,勸告者( adviser的名詞復數 ); (指導大學新生學科問題等的)指導教授
    • a member of the President's favoured circle of advisers 總統寵愛的顧問班子中的一員
    • She withdrew to confer with her advisers before announcing a decision. 她先去請教顧問然后再宣布決定。
    3 vessel 4L1zi     
    • The vessel is fully loaded with cargo for Shanghai.這艘船滿載貨物駛往上海。
    • You should put the water into a vessel.你應該把水裝入容器中。
    4 devoted xu9zka     
    • He devoted his life to the educational cause of the motherland.他為祖國的教育事業貢獻了一生。
    • We devoted a lengthy and full discussion to this topic.我們對這個題目進行了長時間的充分討論。
    5 longing 98bzd     
    • Hearing the tune again sent waves of longing through her.再次聽到那首曲子使她胸中充滿了渴望。
    • His heart burned with longing for revenge.他心中燃燒著急欲復仇的怒火。
    6 fortified fortified     
    adj. 加強的
    • He fortified himself against the cold with a hot drink. 他喝了一杯熱飲御寒。
    • The enemy drew back into a few fortified points. 敵人收縮到幾個據點里。
    7 vagaries 594130203d5d42a756196aa8975299ad     
    n.奇想( vagary的名詞復數 );異想天開;異常行為;難以預測的情況
    • The vagaries of fortune are indeed curious.\" 命運的變化莫測真是不可思議。” 來自英漢文學 - 嘉莉妹妹
    • The vagaries of inclement weather conditions are avoided to a certain extent. 可以在一定程度上避免變化莫測的惡劣氣候影響。 來自辭典例句
    8 blighted zxQzsD     
    • Blighted stems often canker.有病的莖往往潰爛。
    • She threw away a blighted rose.她把枯萎的玫瑰花扔掉了。
    9 interred 80ed334541e268e9b67fb91695d0e237     
    v.埋,葬( inter的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • Marie Curie's remains were exhumed and interred in the Pantheon. 瑪麗·居里的遺體被移出葬在先賢祠中。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • The body was interred at the cemetery. 遺體埋葬在公墓里。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    10 toil WJezp     
    • The wealth comes from the toil of the masses.財富來自大眾的辛勤勞動。
    • Every single grain is the result of toil.每一粒糧食都來之不易。
    11 embalm xtIzti     
    • The Egyptians used to embalm the bodies of their dead kings and queens.埃及人以前用藥物保存國王和王后的尸體。
    • His body was embalmed.他的尸體進行了防腐處理。
    12 requiem 3Bfz2     
    • I will sing a requiem for the land walkers.我會給陸地上走的人唱首安魂曲。
    • The Requiem is on the list for today's concert.《安魂曲》是這次音樂會的演出曲目之一。
    13 moody XEXxG     
    • He relapsed into a moody silence.他又重新陷于憂郁的沉默中。
    • I'd never marry that girl.She's so moody.我決不會和那女孩結婚的。她太易怒了。
    14 embodied 12aaccf12ed540b26a8c02d23d463865     
    v.表現( embody的過去式和過去分詞 );象征;包括;包含
    • a politician who embodied the hopes of black youth 代表黑人青年希望的政治家
    • The heroic deeds of him embodied the glorious tradition of the troops. 他的英雄事跡體現了軍隊的光榮傳統。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    15 woe OfGyu     
    • Our two peoples are brothers sharing weal and woe.我們兩國人民是患難與共的兄弟。
    • A man is well or woe as he thinks himself so.自認禍是禍,自認福是福。
    16 dent Bmcz9     
    • I don't know how it came about but I've got a dent in the rear of my car.我不知道是怎么回事,但我的汽車后部有了一個凹痕。
    • That dent is not big enough to be worth hammering out.那個凹陷不大,用不著把它錘平。
    17 plaintive z2Xz1     
    • Her voice was small and plaintive.她的聲音微弱而哀傷。
    • Somewhere in the audience an old woman's voice began plaintive wail.觀眾席里,一位老太太傷心地哭起來。
    18 tune NmnwW     
    • He'd written a tune,and played it to us on the piano.他寫了一段曲子,并在鋼琴上彈給我們聽。
    • The boy beat out a tune on a tin can.那男孩在易拉罐上敲出一首曲子。
    19 vividly tebzrE     
    • The speaker pictured the suffering of the poor vividly.演講者很生動地描述了窮人的生活。
    • The characters in the book are vividly presented.這本書里的人物寫得栩栩如生。
    20 stout PGuzF     
    • He cut a stout stick to help him walk.他砍了一根結實的枝條用來拄著走路。
    • The stout old man waddled across the road.那肥胖的老人一跩一跩地穿過馬路。
    21 tragic inaw2     
    • The effect of the pollution on the beaches is absolutely tragic.污染海灘后果可悲。
    • Charles was a man doomed to tragic issues.查理是個注定不得善終的人。
    22 beset SWYzq     
    • She wanted to enjoy her retirement without being beset by financial worries.她想享受退休生活而不必為金錢擔憂。
    • The plan was beset with difficulties from the beginning.這項計劃自開始就困難重重。
    23 traitor GqByW     
    • The traitor was finally found out and put in prison.那個賣國賊終于被人發現并被監禁了起來。
    • He was sold out by a traitor and arrested.他被叛徒出賣而被捕了。
    24 possessed xuyyQ     
    • He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像著了魔似地猛然沖出房門。
    • He behaved like someone possessed.他行為舉止像是魔怔了。
    25 perverse 53mzI     
    • It would be perverse to stop this healthy trend.阻止這種健康發展的趨勢是沒有道理的。
    • She gets a perverse satisfaction from making other people embarrassed.她有一種不正常的心態,以使別人難堪來取樂。
    26 bandanna BPQyF     
    • He knotted the bandanna around his neck.他在脖子上系了一條印花大圍巾。
    • He wiped his forehead with a blue bandanna and smiled again.他用一條藍色的大手帕擦擦前額,又笑了笑。
    27 barricading d16e5b1a567b02fb9fe1602ed71a32c2     
    設路障于,以障礙物阻塞( barricade的現在分詞 ); 設路障[防御工事]保衛或固守
    • He was barricading himself against possibilities. 他嚴陣以待可能發生的事。
    • As he had anticipated, a thundering iron gate fell nearby, barricading the entrance to the suite. 果然不出館長所料,附近的一扇鐵門轟然倒下,封住了通往畫廊的入口。
    28 pensive 2uTys     
    • He looked suddenly sombre,pensive.他突然看起來很陰郁,一副憂慮的樣子。
    • He became so pensive that she didn't like to break into his thought.他陷入沉思之中,她不想打斷他的思路。
    29 torment gJXzd     
    • He has never suffered the torment of rejection.他從未經受過遭人拒絕的痛苦。
    • Now nothing aggravates me more than when people torment each other.沒有什么東西比人們的互相折磨更使我憤怒。
    30 phantom T36zQ     
    • I found myself staring at her as if she were a phantom.我發現自己瞪大眼睛看著她,好像她是一個幽靈。
    • He is only a phantom of a king.他只是有名無實的國王。
    31 enveloped 8006411f03656275ea778a3c3978ff7a     
    v.包圍,籠罩,包住( envelop的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • She was enveloped in a huge white towel. 她裹在一條白色大毛巾里。
    • Smoke from the burning house enveloped the whole street. 燃燒著的房子冒出的濃煙籠罩了整條街。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    32 diaphanous uvdxK     
    • She was wearing a dress of diaphanous silk.她穿著一件薄如蟬翼的綢服。
    • We have only a diaphanous hope of success.我們只有隱約的成功希望。
    33 chaos 7bZyz     
    • After the failure of electricity supply the city was in chaos.停電后,城市一片混亂。
    • The typhoon left chaos behind it.臺風后一片混亂。
    34 ponies 47346fc7580de7596d7df8d115a3545d     
    矮種馬,小型馬( pony的名詞復數 ); £25 25 英鎊
    • They drove the ponies into a corral. 他們把矮種馬趕進了畜欄。
    • She has a mania for ponies. 她特別喜歡小馬。
    35 complacent JbzyW     
    • We must not become complacent the moment we have some success.我們決不能一見成績就自滿起來。
    • She was complacent about her achievements.她對自己的成績沾沾自喜。
    36 wraith ZMLzD     
    • My only question right now involves the wraith.我唯一的問題是關于幽靈的。
    • So,what you're saying is the Ancients actually created the Wraith?照你這么說,實際上是古人創造了幽靈?
    37 annihilated b75d9b14a67fe1d776c0039490aade89     
    v.(徹底)消滅( annihilate的過去式和過去分詞 );使無效;廢止;徹底擊潰
    • Our soldiers annihilated a force of three hundred enemy troops. 我軍戰士消滅了300名敵軍。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • We annihilated the enemy. 我們殲滅了敵人。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    38 musing musing     
    n. 沉思,冥想 adj. 沉思的, 冥想的 動詞muse的現在分詞形式
    • "At Tellson's banking-house at nine," he said, with a musing face. “九點在臺爾森銀行大廈見面,”他想道。 來自英漢文學 - 雙城記
    • She put the jacket away, and stood by musing a minute. 她把那件上衣放到一邊,站著沉思了一會兒。
    39 desultory BvZxp     
    • Do not let the discussion fragment into a desultory conversation with no clear direction.不要讓討論變得支離破碎,成為沒有明確方向的漫談。
    • The constables made a desultory attempt to keep them away from the barn.警察漫不經心地攔著不讓他們靠近谷倉。
    40 busts c82730a2a9e358c892a6a70d6cedc709     
    半身雕塑像( bust的名詞復數 ); 婦女的胸部; 胸圍; 突擊搜捕
    • Dey bags swells up and busts. 那奶袋快脹破了。
    • Marble busts all looked like a cemetery. 大理石的半身象,簡直就象是墳山。
    41 benignly a1839cef72990a695d769f9b3d61ae60     
    • Everyone has to benignly help people in distress. 每一個人應讓該親切地幫助有困難的人。 來自互聯網
    • This drug is benignly soporific. 這種藥物具有良好的催眠效果。 來自互聯網
    42 humbug ld8zV     
    • I know my words can seem to him nothing but utter humbug.我知道,我說的話在他看來不過是徹頭徹尾的慌言。
    • All their fine words are nothing but humbug.他們的一切花言巧語都是騙人的。
    43 eligible Cq6xL     
    • He is an eligible young man.他是一個合格的年輕人。
    • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海倫嫁給了一個中意的單身漢。
    44 persuasion wMQxR     
    • He decided to leave only after much persuasion.經過多方勸說,他才決定離開。
    • After a lot of persuasion,she agreed to go.經過多次勸說后,她同意去了。
    45 tares 22f60e82455df0d49ad7faa73a07d63f     
    • Mt.13:26 And when the blade sprouted and produced fruit, then the tares appeared also. 太十三26到長苗吐穗的時候,稗子也顯出來。 來自互聯網
    • But when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit then appeared the tares also. 到了麥子長大結穗的時候,稗子也出現了。 來自互聯網
    46 loyalty gA9xu     
    • She told him the truth from a sense of loyalty.她告訴他真相是出于忠誠。
    • His loyalty to his friends was never in doubt.他對朋友的一片忠心從來沒受到懷疑。
    47 virtues cd5228c842b227ac02d36dd986c5cd53     
    美德( virtue的名詞復數 ); 德行; 優點; 長處
    • Doctors often extol the virtues of eating less fat. 醫生常常宣揚少吃脂肪的好處。
    • She delivered a homily on the virtues of family life. 她進行了一場家庭生活美德方面的說教。
    48 manliest bc56eaed1d22d3d23deb3886b75a0190     
    49 delusion x9uyf     
    • He is under the delusion that he is Napoleon.他患了妄想癥,認為自己是拿破侖。
    • I was under the delusion that he intended to marry me.我誤認為他要娶我。
    50 embitter cqfxZ     
    • The loss of all his money embitters the old man.失去全部的錢,使這位老人甚為痛苦。
    • Hops serve to embitter beer.酒花的作用是使啤酒發苦。
    51 fickleness HtfzRP     
    • While she always criticized the fickleness of human nature. 她一方面總是批評人的本性朝三暮四。 來自互聯網
    • Cor.1:17 This therefore intending, did I then use fickleness? 林后一17我有這樣的意思,難道是行事輕浮么? 來自互聯網
    52 subsiding 0b57100fce0b10afc440ec1d6d2366a6     
    v.(土地)下陷(因在地下采礦)( subside的現在分詞 );減弱;下降至較低或正常水平;一下子坐在椅子等上
    • The flooded river was subsiding rapidly. 泛濫的河水正在迅速退落。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Gradually the tension was subsiding, gradually the governor was relenting. 風潮漸漸地平息了。 來自漢英文學 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)
    53 tranquil UJGz0     
    adj. 安靜的, 寧靜的, 穩定的, 不變的
    • The boy disturbed the tranquil surface of the pond with a stick. 那男孩用棍子打破了平靜的池面。
    • The tranquil beauty of the village scenery is unique. 這鄉村景色的寧靜是絕無僅有的。
    54 impatience OaOxC     
    • He expressed impatience at the slow rate of progress.進展緩慢,他顯得不耐煩。
    • He gave a stamp of impatience.他不耐煩地跺腳。
    55 decided lvqzZd     
    • This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.這使他們比對手具有明顯的優勢。
    • There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英國人和中國人打招呼的方式有很明顯的區別。
    56 postscript gPhxp     
    • There was the usual romantic postscript at the end of his letter.他的信末又是一貫的浪漫附言。
    • She mentioned in a postscript to her letter that the parcel had arrived.她在信末附筆中說包裹已寄到。
    57 rummaged c663802f2e8e229431fff6cdb444b548     
    翻找,搜尋( rummage的過去式和過去分詞 ); 已經海關檢查
    • I rummaged through all the boxes but still could not find it. 幾個箱子都翻騰遍了也沒有找到。
    • The customs officers rummaged the ship suspected to have contraband goods. 海關人員仔細搜查了一艘有走私嫌疑的海輪。
    58 compartment dOFz6     
    • We were glad to have the whole compartment to ourselves.真高興,整個客車隔間由我們獨享。
    • The batteries are safely enclosed in a watertight compartment.電池被安全地置于一個防水的隔間里。
    59 neatly ynZzBp     
    • Sailors know how to wind up a long rope neatly.水手們知道怎樣把一條大繩利落地纏好。
    • The child's dress is neatly gathered at the neck.那孩子的衣服在領口處打著整齊的皺褶。
    60 promptly LRMxm     
    • He paid the money back promptly.他立即還了錢。
    • She promptly seized the opportunity his absence gave her.她立即抓住了因他不在場給她創造的機會。
    61 delightfully f0fe7d605b75a4c00aae2f25714e3131     
    • The room is delightfully appointed. 這房子的設備令人舒適愉快。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • The evening is delightfully cool. 晚間涼爽宜人。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    62 confiding e67d6a06e1cdfe51bc27946689f784d1     
    adj.相信人的,易于相信的v.吐露(秘密,心事等)( confide的現在分詞 );(向某人)吐露(隱私、秘密等)
    • The girl is of a confiding nature. 這女孩具有輕信別人的性格。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
    • Celia, though confiding her opinion only to Andrew, disagreed. 西莉亞卻不這么看,盡管她只向安德魯吐露過。 來自辭典例句
    63 regularity sVCxx     
    • The idea is to maintain the regularity of the heartbeat.問題就是要維持心跳的規律性。
    • He exercised with a regularity that amazed us.他鍛煉的規律程度令我們非常驚訝。
    64 desperately cu7znp     
    • He was desperately seeking a way to see her again.他正拼命想辦法再見她一面。
    • He longed desperately to be back at home.他非常渴望回家。
    65 kindly tpUzhQ     
    • Her neighbours spoke of her as kindly and hospitable.她的鄰居都說她和藹可親、熱情好客。
    • A shadow passed over the kindly face of the old woman.一道陰影掠過老太太慈祥的面孔。
    66 steadily Qukw6     
    • The scope of man's use of natural resources will steadily grow.人類利用自然資源的廣度將日益擴大。
    • Our educational reform was steadily led onto the correct path.我們的教學改革慢慢上軌道了。
    67 pertinaciously 5d90e67eb8cbe7a8f4fbc7032619ce81     
    • He struggled pertinaciously for the new resolution. 他為了這項新決議而不懈努力。 來自互聯網
    68 dread Ekpz8     
    • We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.我們都不敢去想一旦公司關門我們該怎么辦。
    • Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.她極度恐懼的心理消除了。
    69 sketches 8d492ee1b1a5d72e6468fd0914f4a701     
    n.草圖( sketch的名詞復數 );素描;速寫;梗概
    • The artist is making sketches for his next painting. 畫家正為他的下一幅作品畫素描。
    • You have to admit that these sketches are true to life. 你得承認這些素描很逼真。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    70 diligently gueze5     
    • He applied himself diligently to learning French. 他孜孜不倦地學法語。
    • He had studied diligently at college. 他在大學里勤奮學習。
    71 relish wBkzs     
    • I have no relish for pop music.我對流行音樂不感興趣。
    • I relish the challenge of doing jobs that others turn down.我喜歡挑戰別人拒絕做的工作。
    72 sketching 2df579f3d044331e74dce85d6a365dd7     
    • They are sketching out proposals for a new road. 他們正在草擬修建新路的計劃。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • "Imagination is busy sketching rose-tinted pictures of joy. “飛舞馳騁的想象描繪出一幅幅玫瑰色歡樂的場景。 來自英漢文學 - 湯姆歷險
    73 sketched 7209bf19355618c1eb5ca3c0fdf27631     
    • The historical article sketched the major events of the decade. 這篇有關歷史的文章概述了這十年中的重大事件。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • He sketched the situation in a few vivid words. 他用幾句生動的語言簡述了局勢。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    74 knight W2Hxk     
    • He was made an honourary knight.他被授予榮譽爵士稱號。
    • A knight rode on his richly caparisoned steed.一個騎士騎在裝飾華麗的馬上。
    75 promenading 4657255b658a23d23f8a61ac546a0c1c     
    v.兜風( promenade的現在分詞 )
    • No doubt this "promenading" was not at all to her taste. 沒有問題,這樣“溜圈兒”是壓根兒不合她口胃的。 來自辭典例句
    • People were promenading about the town. 人們在鎮上閑步[漫步]。 來自互聯網
    76 ballroom SPTyA     
    • The boss of the ballroom excused them the fee.舞廳老板給他們免費。
    • I go ballroom dancing twice a week.我一個星期跳兩次交際舞。
    77 blur JtgzC     
    • The houses appeared as a blur in the mist.房子在薄霧中隱隱約約看不清。
    • If you move your eyes and your head,the picture will blur.如果你的眼睛或頭動了,圖像就會變得模糊不清。
    78 luxurious S2pyv     
    • This is a luxurious car complete with air conditioning and telephone.這是一輛附有空調設備和電話的豪華轎車。
    • The rich man lives in luxurious surroundings.這位富人生活在奢侈的環境中。
    79 luxuriously 547f4ef96080582212df7e47e01d0eaf     
    • She put her nose luxuriously buried in heliotrope and tea roses. 她把自己的鼻子愜意地埋在天芥菜和庚申薔薇花簇中。 來自辭典例句
    • To be well dressed doesn't mean to be luxuriously dressed. 穿得好不一定衣著豪華。 來自辭典例句
    80 soften 6w0wk     
    • Plastics will soften when exposed to heat.塑料適當加熱就可以軟化。
    • This special cream will help to soften up our skin.這種特殊的護膚霜有助于使皮膚變得柔軟。
    81 pedestrians c0776045ca3ae35c6910db3f53d111db     
    n.步行者( pedestrian的名詞復數 )
    • Several pedestrians had come to grief on the icy pavement. 幾個行人在結冰的人行道上滑倒了。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Pedestrians keep to the sidewalk [footpath]! 行人走便道。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    82 suspense 9rJw3     
    • The suspense was unbearable.這樣提心吊膽的狀況實在叫人受不了。
    • The director used ingenious devices to keep the audience in suspense.導演用巧妙手法引起觀眾的懸念。
    83 quay uClyc     
    • There are all kinds of ships in a quay.碼頭停泊各式各樣的船。
    • The side of the boat hit the quay with a grinding jar.船舷撞到碼頭發出刺耳的聲音。
    84 promenade z0Wzy     
    • People came out in smarter clothes to promenade along the front.人們穿上更加時髦漂亮的衣服,沿著海濱散步。
    • We took a promenade along the canal after Sunday dinner.星期天晚飯后我們沿著運河散步。
    85 chateau lwozeH     
    • The house was modelled on a French chateau.這房子是模仿一座法國大別墅建造的。
    • The chateau was left to itself to flame and burn.那府第便徑自騰起大火燃燒下去。
    86 chestnuts 113df5be30e3a4f5c5526c2a218b352f     
    n.栗子( chestnut的名詞復數 );栗色;栗樹;栗色馬
    • A man in the street was selling bags of hot chestnuts. 街上有個男人在賣一包包熱栗子。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Talk of chestnuts loosened the tongue of this inarticulate young man. 因為栗子,正苦無話可說的年青人,得到同情他的人了。 來自漢英文學 - 中國現代小說
    87 rustling c6f5c8086fbaf68296f60e8adb292798     
    n. 瑟瑟聲,沙沙聲 adj. 發沙沙聲的
    • the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze 樹木在微風中發出的沙沙聲
    • the soft rustling of leaves 樹葉柔和的沙沙聲
    88 ivy x31ys     
    • Her wedding bouquet consisted of roses and ivy.她的婚禮花籃包括玫瑰和長春藤。
    • The wall is covered all over with ivy.墻上爬滿了常春藤。
    89 subterranean ssWwo     
    • London has 9 miles of such subterranean passages.倫敦像這樣的地下通道有9英里長。
    • We wandered through subterranean passages.我們漫游地下通道。
    90 blotted 06046c4f802cf2d785ce6e085eb5f0d7     
    涂污( blot的過去式和過去分詞 ); (用吸墨紙)吸干
    • She blotted water off the table with a towel. 她用毛巾擦干桌上的水。
    • The blizzard blotted out the sky and the land. 暴風雪鋪天蓋地而來。
    91 ornament u4czn     
    • The flowers were put on the table for ornament.花放在桌子上做裝飾用。
    • She wears a crystal ornament on her chest.她的前胸戴了一個水晶飾品。
    92 bent QQ8yD     
    • He was fully bent upon the project.他一心撲在這項計劃上。
    • We bent over backward to help them.我們盡了最大努力幫助他們。
    93 scattered 7jgzKF     
    • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散亂的文件收拾起來,塞進文件夾里。
    94 sundry CswwL     
    • This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.這種藥膏可用來治各種輕傷。
    • We can see the rich man on sundry occasions.我們能在各種場合見到那個富豪。
    95 omens 4fe4cb32de8b61bd4b8036d574e4f48a     
    n.前兆,預兆( omen的名詞復數 )
    • The omens for the game are still not propitious. 這場比賽仍不被看好。 來自辭典例句
    • Such omens betide no good. 這種征兆預示情況不妙。 來自辭典例句
    96 rosy kDAy9     
    • She got a new job and her life looks rosy.她找到一份新工作,生活看上去很美好。
    • She always takes a rosy view of life.她總是對生活持樂觀態度。
    97 impulsive M9zxc     
    • She is impulsive in her actions.她的行為常出于沖動。
    • He was neither an impulsive nor an emotional man,but a very honest and sincere one.他不是個一沖動就魯莽行事的人,也不多愁善感.他為人十分正直、誠懇。
    98 spoke XryyC     
    n.(車輪的)輻條;輪輻;破壞某人的計劃;阻撓某人的行動 v.講,談(speak的過去式);說;演說;從某種觀點來說
    • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他們的輪輻螺帽是從我們公司獲得的。
    • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.輻條是輪子上連接外圈與中心的條棒。
    99 chilly pOfzl     
    • I feel chilly without a coat.我由于沒有穿大衣而感到涼颼颼的。
    • I grew chilly when the fire went out.爐火熄滅后,寒氣逼人。
    100 quaint 7tqy2     
    • There were many small lanes in the quaint village.在這古香古色的村莊里,有很多小巷。
    • They still keep some quaint old customs.他們仍然保留著一些稀奇古怪的舊風俗。
    101 secluded wj8zWX     
    adj.與世隔絕的;隱退的;偏僻的v.使隔開,使隱退( seclude的過去式和過去分詞)
    • Some people like to strip themselves naked while they have a swim in a secluded place. 一些人當他們在隱蔽的地方游泳時,喜歡把衣服脫光。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • This charming cottage dates back to the 15th century and is as pretty as a picture, with its thatched roof and secluded garden. 這所美麗的村舍是15世紀時的建筑,有茅草房頂和寧靜的花園,漂亮極了,簡直和畫上一樣。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    102 rippled 70d8043cc816594c4563aec11217f70d     
    • The lake rippled gently. 湖面輕輕地泛起漣漪。
    • The wind rippled the surface of the cornfield. 微風吹過麥田,泛起一片麥浪。
    103 illuminated 98b351e9bc282af85e83e767e5ec76b8     
    • Floodlights illuminated the stadium. 泛光燈照亮了體育場。
    • the illuminated city at night 夜幕中萬家燈火的城市
    104 discretion FZQzm     
    • You must show discretion in choosing your friend.你擇友時必須慎重。
    • Please use your best discretion to handle the matter.請慎重處理此事。
    105 solitude xF9yw     
    n. 孤獨; 獨居,荒僻之地,幽靜的地方
    • People need a chance to reflect on spiritual matters in solitude. 人們需要獨處的機會來反思精神上的事情。
    • They searched for a place where they could live in solitude. 他們尋找一個可以過隱居生活的地方。
    106 docility fa2bc100be92db9a613af5832f9b75b9     
    • He was trying to plant the seed of revolt, arouse that placid peasant docility. 他想撒下反叛的種子,喚醒這個安分馴良的農民的覺悟。 來自辭典例句
    • With unusual docility, Nancy stood up and followed him as he left the newsroom. 南希以難得的順從站起身來,尾隨著他離開了新聞編輯室。 來自辭典例句
    107 wholesome Uowyz     
    • In actual fact the things I like doing are mostly wholesome.實際上我喜歡做的事大都是有助于增進身體健康的。
    • It is not wholesome to eat without washing your hands.不洗手吃飯是不衛生的。
    108 everlasting Insx7     
    • These tyres are advertised as being everlasting.廣告上說輪胎持久耐用。
    • He believes in everlasting life after death.他相信死后有不朽的生命。
    109 delusive Cwexz     
    • Most of the people realized that their scheme was simply a delusive snare.大多數人都認識到他們的詭計不過是一個騙人的圈套。
    • Everyone knows that fairy isles are delusive and illusive things,still everyone wishes they were real.明知神山縹緲,卻愿其有。
    110 aspiring 3y2zps     
    • Aspiring musicians need hours of practice every day. 想當音樂家就要每天練許多小時。
    • He came from an aspiring working-class background. 他出身于有抱負的工人階級家庭。 來自辭典例句
    111 tempestuous rpzwj     
    • She burst into a tempestuous fit of anger.她勃然大怒。
    • Dark and tempestuous was night.夜色深沉,狂風肆虐,暴雨傾盆。
    112 vista jLVzN     
    • From my bedroom window I looked out on a crowded vista of hills and rooftops.我從臥室窗口望去,遠處盡是連綿的山巒和屋頂。
    • These uprisings come from desperation and a vista of a future without hope.發生這些暴動是因為人們被逼上了絕路,未來看不到一點兒希望。
    113 compassion 3q2zZ     
    • He could not help having compassion for the poor creature.他情不自禁地憐憫起那個可憐的人來。
    • Her heart was filled with compassion for the motherless children.她對于沒有母親的孩子們充滿了憐憫心。
    114 wary JMEzk     
    • He is wary of telling secrets to others.他謹防向他人泄露秘密。
    • Paula frowned,suddenly wary.寶拉皺了皺眉頭,突然警惕起來。
    115 utterance dKczL     
    • This utterance of his was greeted with bursts of uproarious laughter.他的講話引起陣陣哄然大笑。
    • My voice cleaves to my throat,and sob chokes my utterance.我的噪子哽咽,泣不成聲。
    116 graceful deHza     
    • His movements on the parallel bars were very graceful.他的雙杠動作可帥了!
    • The ballet dancer is so graceful.芭蕾舞演員的姿態是如此的優美。
    117 picturesque qlSzeJ     
    • You can see the picturesque shores beside the river.在河邊你可以看到景色如畫的兩岸。
    • That was a picturesque phrase.那是一個形象化的說法。
    118 gulls 6fb3fed3efaafee48092b1fa6f548167     
    n.鷗( gull的名詞復數 )v.欺騙某人( gull的第三人稱單數 )
    • A flock of sea gulls are hovering over the deck. 一群海鷗在甲板上空飛翔。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • The gulls which haunted the outlying rocks in a prodigious number. 數不清的海鷗在遙遠的巖石上棲息。 來自辭典例句
    119 glided dc24e51e27cfc17f7f45752acf858ed1     
    v.滑動( glide的過去式和過去分詞 );掠過;(鳥或飛機 ) 滑翔
    • The President's motorcade glided by. 總統的車隊一溜煙開了過去。
    • They glided along the wall until they were out of sight. 他們沿著墻壁溜得無影無蹤。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    120 privately IkpzwT     
    • Some ministers admit privately that unemployment could continue to rise.一些部長私下承認失業率可能繼續升高。
    • The man privately admits that his motive is profits.那人私下承認他的動機是為了牟利。
    121 dabbling dfa8783c0be3c07392831d7e40cc10ee     
    v.涉獵( dabble的現在分詞 );涉足;淺嘗;少量投資
    • She swims twice a week and has been dabbling in weight training. 她一周游兩次泳,偶爾還練習一下舉重。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • The boy is dabbling his hand in the water. 這孩子正用手玩水。 來自辭典例句
    122 oar EH0xQ     
    • The sailors oar slowly across the river.水手們慢慢地劃過河去。
    • The blade of the oar was bitten off by a shark.漿葉被一條鯊魚咬掉了。
    123 oars c589a112a1b341db7277ea65b5ec7bf7     
    n.槳,櫓( oar的名詞復數 );劃手v.劃(行)( oar的第三人稱單數 )
    • He pulled as hard as he could on the oars. 他拼命地劃槳。
    • The sailors are bending to the oars. 水手們在拼命地劃槳。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    124 smoothly iiUzLG     
    • The workmen are very cooperative,so the work goes on smoothly.工人們十分合作,所以工作進展順利。
    • Just change one or two words and the sentence will read smoothly.這句話只要動一兩個字就順了。
    125 tableau nq0wi     
    • The movie was a tableau of a soldier's life.這部電影的畫面生動地描繪了軍人的生活。
    • History is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.歷史不過是由罪惡和災難構成的靜止舞臺造型罷了。
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