• Little Women - Chapter 45
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    I cannot feel that I have done my duty as humble1 historian of the March family, without devoting at least one chapter to the two most precious and important members of it. Daisy and Demi had now arrived at years of discretion2, for in this fast age babies of three or four assert their rights, and get them, too, which is more than many of their elders do. If there ever were a pair of twins in danger of being utterly3 spoiled by adoration4, it was these prattling5 Brookes. Of course they were the most remarkable6 children ever born, as will be shown when I mention that they walked at eight months, talked fluently at twelve months, and at two years they took their places at table, and behaved with a propriety7 which charmed all beholders. At three, Daisy demanded a 'needler', and actually made a bag with four stitches in it. She likewise set up housekeeping in the sideboard, and managed a microscopic8 cooking stove with a skill that brought tears of pride to Hannah's eyes, while Demi learned his letters with his grandfather, who invented a new mode of teaching the alphabet by forming letters with his arms and legs, thus uniting gymnastics for head and heels. The boy early developed a mechanical genius which delighted his father and distracted his mother, for he tried to imitate every machine he saw, and kept the nursery in a chaotic9 condition, with his 'sewinsheen', a mysterious structure of string, chairs, clothespins, and spools10, for wheels to go 'wound and wound'. Also a basket hung over the back of a chair, in which he vainly tried to hoist11 his too confiding12 sister, who, with feminine devotion, allowed her little head to be bumped till rescued, when the young inventor indignantly remarked, "Why, Marmar, dat's my lellywaiter, and me's trying to pull her up."
    Though utterly unlike in character, the twins got on remarkably13 well together, and seldom quarreled more than thrice a day. Of course, Demi tyrannized over Daisy, and gallantly14 defended her from every other aggressor, while Daisy made a galley15 slave of herself, and adored her brother as the one perfect being in the world. A rosy16, chubby17, sunshiny little soul was Daisy, who found her way to everybody's heart, and nestled there. One of the captivating children, who seem made to be kissed and cuddled, adorned18 and adored like little goddesses, and produced for general approval on all festive19 occasions. Her small virtues20 were so sweet that she would have been quite angelic if a few small naughtinesses had not kept her delightfully21 human. It was all fair weather in her world, and every morning she scrambled22 up to the window in her little nightgown to look out, and say, no matter whether it rained or shone, "Oh, pitty day, oh, pitty day!" Everyone was a friend, and she offered kisses to a stranger so confidingly23 that the most inveterate24 bachelor relented, and baby-lovers became faithful worshipers.
    "Me loves evvybody," she once said, opening her arms, with her spoon in one hand, and her mug in the other, as if eager to embrace and nourish the whole world.
    As she grew, her mother began to feel that the Dovecote would be blessed by the presence of an inmate25 as serene26 and loving as that which had helped to make the old house home, and to pray that she might be spared a loss like that which had lately taught them how long they had entertained an angel unawares. Her grandfather often called her 'Beth', and her grandmother watched over her with untiring devotion, as if trying to atone27 for some past mistake, which no eye but her own could see.
    Demi, like a true Yankee, was of an inquiring turn, wanting to know everything, and often getting much disturbed because he could not get satisfactory answers to his perpetual "What for?"
    He also possessed28 a philosophic29 bent30, to the great delight of his grandfather, who used to hold Socratic conversations with him, in which the precocious31 pupil occasionally posed his teacher, to the undisguised satisfaction of the womenfolk.
    "What makes my legs go, Dranpa?" asked the young philosopher, surveying those active portions of his frame with a meditative32 air, while resting after a go-to-bed frolic one night.
    "It's your little mind, Demi," replied the sage33, stroking the yellow head respectfully.
    "What is a little mine?"
    "It is something which makes your body move, as the spring made the wheels go in my watch when I showed it to you."
    "Open me. I want to see it go wound."
    "I can't do that any more than you could open the watch. God winds you up, and you go till He stops you."
    "Does I?" and Demi's brown eyes grew big and bright as he took in the new thought. "Is I wounded up like the watch?"
    "Yes, but I can't show you how, for it is done when we don't see."
    Demi felt his back, as if expecting to find it like that of the watch, and then gravely remarked, "I dess Dod does it when I's asleep."
    A careful explanation followed, to which he listened so attentively34 that his anxious grandmother said, "My dear, do you think it wise to talk about such things to that baby? He's getting great bumps over his eyes, and learning to ask the most unanswerable questions."
    "If he is old enough to ask the question he is old enough to receive true answers. I am not putting the thoughts into his head, but helping35 him unfold those already there. These children are wiser than we are, and I have no doubt the boy understands every word I have said to him. Now, Demi, tell me where you keep your mind."
    If the boy had replied like Alcibiades, "By the gods, Socrates, I cannot tell," his grandfather would not have been surprised, but when, after standing36 a moment on one leg, like a meditative young stork37, he answered, in a tone of calm conviction, "In my little belly," the old gentleman could only join in Grandma's laugh, and dismiss the class in metaphysics.
    There might have been cause for maternal38 anxiety, if Demi had not given convincing proofs that he was a true boy, as well as a budding philosopher, for often, after a discussion which caused Hannah to prophesy39, with ominous40 nods, "That child ain't long for this world," he would turn about and set her fears at rest by some of the pranks41 with which dear, dirty, naughty little rascals42 distract and delight their parent's souls.
    Meg made many moral rules, and tried to keep them, but what mother was ever proof against the winning wiles43, the ingenious evasions44, or the tranquil45 audacity46 of the miniature men and women who so early show themselves accomplished47 Artful Dodgers48?
    "No more raisins49, Demi. They'll make you sick," says Mamma to the young person who offers his services in the kitchen with unfailing regularity50 on plum-pudding day.
    "Me likes to be sick."
    "I don't want to have you, so run away and help Daisy make patty cakes."
    He reluctantly departs, but his wrongs weigh upon his spirit, and by-and-by when an opportunity comes to redress51 them, he outwits Mamma by a shrewd bargain.
    "Now you have been good children, and I'll play anything you like," says Meg, as she leads her assistant cooks upstairs, when the pudding is safely bouncing in the pot.
    "Truly, Marmar?" asks Demi, with a brilliant idea in his well-powdered head.
    "Yes, truly. Anything you say," replies the shortsighted parent, preparing herself to sing, "The Three Little Kittens" half a dozen times over, or to take her family to "Buy a penny bun," regardless of wind or limb. But Demi corners her by the cool reply . . .
    "Then we'll go and eat up all the raisins."
    Aunt Dodo was chief playmate and confidante of both children, and the trio turned the little house topsy-turvy. Aunt Amy was as yet only a name to them, Aunt Beth soon faded into a pleasantly vague memory, but Aunt Dodo was a living reality, and they made the most of her, for which compliment she was deeply grateful. But when Mr. Bhaer came, Jo neglected her playfellows, and dismay and desolation fell upon their little souls. Daisy, who was fond of going about peddling52 kisses, lost her best customer and became bankrupt. Demi, with infantile penetration53, soon discovered that Dodo like to play with 'the bear-man' better than she did him, but though hurt, he concealed54 his anguish55, for he hadn't the heart to insult a rival who kept a mine of chocolate drops in his waistcoat pocket, and a watch that could be taken out of its case and freely shaken by ardent56 admirers.
    Some persons might have considered these pleasing liberties as bribes57, but Demi didn't see it in that light, and continued to patronize the 'the bear-man' with pensive58 affability, while Daisy bestowed59 her small affections upon him at the third call, and considered his shoulder her throne, his arm her refuge, his gifts treasures surpassing worth.
    Gentlemen are sometimes seized with sudden fits of admiration60 for the young relatives of ladies whom they honor with their regard, but this counterfeit61 philoprogenitiveness sits uneasily upon them, and does not deceive anybody a particle. Mr. Bhaer's devotion was sincere, however likewise effective - for honesty is the best policy in love as in law. He was one of the men who are at home with children, and looked particularly well when little faces made a pleasant contrast with his manly62 one. His business, whatever it was, detained him from day to day, but evening seldom failed to bring him out to see - well, he always asked for Mr. March, so I suppose he was the attraction. The excellent papa labored63 under the delusion64 that he was, and reveled in long discussions with the kindred spirit, till a chance remark of his more observing grandson suddenly enlightened him.
    Mr. Bhaer came in one evening to pause on the threshold of the study, astonished by the spectacle that met his eye. Prone65 upon the floor lay Mr. March, with his respectable legs in the air, and beside him, likewise prone, was Demi, trying to imitate the attitude with his own short, scarlet-stockinged legs, both grovelers so seriously absorbed that they were unconscious of spectators, till Mr. Bhaer laughed his sonorous66 laugh, and Jo cried out, with a scandalized face . . .
    "Father, Father, here's the Professor!"
    Down went the black legs and up came the gray head, as the preceptor said, with undisturbed dignity, "Good evening, Mr. Bhaer. Excuse me for a moment. We are just finishing our lesson. Now, Demi, make the letter and tell its name."
    "I knows him!" and, after a few convulsive efforts, the red legs took the shape of a pair of compasses, and the intelligent pupil triumphantly67 shouted, "It's a We, Dranpa, it's a We!"
    "He's a born Weller," laughed Jo, as her parent gathered himself up, and her nephew tried to stand on his head, as the only mode of expressing his satisfaction that school was over.
    "What have you been at today, bubchen?" asked Mr. Bhaer, picking up the gymnast.
    "Me went to see little Mary."
    "And what did you there?"
    "I kissed her," began Demi, with artless frankness.
    "Prut! Thou beginnest early. What did the little Mary say to that?" asked Mr. Bhaer, continuing to confess the young sinner, who stood upon the knee, exploring the waistcoat pocket.
    "Oh, she liked it, and she kissed me, and I liked it. Don't little boys like little girls?" asked Demi, with his mouth full, and an air of bland68 satisfaction.
    "You precocious chick! Who put that into your head?" said Jo, enjoying the innocent revelation as much as the Professor.
    "'Tisn't in mine head, it's in mine mouf," answered literal Demi, putting out his tongue, with a chocolate drop on it, thinking she alluded69 to confectionery, not ideas.
    "Thou shouldst save some for the little friend. Sweets to the sweet, mannling," and Mr. Bhaer offered Jo some, with a look that made her wonder if chocolate was not the nectar drunk by the gods. Demi also saw the smile, was impressed by it, and artlessy inquired. ..
    "Do great boys like great girls, to, 'Fessor?"
    Like young Washington, Mr. Bhaer 'couldn't tell a lie', so he gave the somewhat vague reply that he believed they did sometimes, in a tone that made Mr. March put down his clothesbrush, glance at Jo's retiring face, and then sink into his chair, looking as if the 'precocious chick' had put an idea into his head that was both sweet and sour.
    Why Dodo, when she caught him in the china closet half an hour afterward70, nearly squeezed the breath out of his little body with a tender embrace, instead of shaking him for being there, and why she followed up this novel performance by the unexpected gift of a big slice of bread and jelly, remained one of the problems over which Demi puzzled his small wits, and was forced to leave unsolved forever.


    1 humble ddjzU     
    • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙見,他將在選舉中獲勝。
    • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折與失敗會使人謙卑。
    2 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。
    3 utterly ZfpzM1     
    • Utterly devoted to the people,he gave his life in saving his patients.他忠于人民,把畢生精力用于挽救患者的生命。
    • I was utterly ravished by the way she smiled.她的微笑使我完全陶醉了。
    4 adoration wfhyD     
    • He gazed at her with pure adoration.他一往情深地注視著她。
    • The old lady fell down in adoration before Buddhist images.那老太太在佛像面前頂禮膜拜。
    5 prattling 29f1761316ffd897e34605de7a77101b     
    v.(小孩般)天真無邪地說話( prattle的現在分詞 );發出連續而無意義的聲音;閑扯;東拉西扯
    • The meanders of a prattling brook, were shaded with straggling willows and alder trees. 一條小河蜿蜒掩映在稀疏的柳樹和榿樹的樹蔭間,淙淙作響。 來自辭典例句
    • The villagers are prattling on about the village gossip. 村民們正在閑扯些村里的事。 來自互聯網
    6 remarkable 8Vbx6     
    • She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在寫作技巧方面有了長足進步。
    • These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.這些汽車因發動機沒有噪音而不同凡響。
    7 propriety oRjx4     
    • We hesitated at the propriety of the method.我們對這種辦法是否適用拿不定主意。
    • The sensitive matter was handled with great propriety.這件機密的事處理得極為適當。
    8 microscopic nDrxq     
    • It's impossible to read his microscopic handwriting.不可能看清他那極小的書寫字跡。
    • A plant's lungs are the microscopic pores in its leaves.植物的肺就是其葉片上微細的氣孔。
    9 chaotic rUTyD     
    • Things have been getting chaotic in the office recently.最近辦公室的情況越來越亂了。
    • The traffic in the city was chaotic.這城市的交通糟透了。
    10 spools 18804a56ac4c1a01100511d70fe46ac2     
    n.(繞線、鐵線、照相軟片等的)管( spool的名詞復數 );絡紗;紡紗機;繞圈軸工人v.把…繞到線軸上(或從線軸上繞下來)( spool的第三人稱單數 );假脫機(輸出或輸入)
    • I bought three spools of thread at the store. 我在這個店里買了三軸線。 來自辭典例句
    • How many spools of thread did you use? 你用了幾軸線? 來自辭典例句
    11 hoist rdizD     
    • By using a hoist the movers were able to sling the piano to the third floor.搬運工人用吊車才把鋼琴吊到3樓。
    • Hoist the Chinese flag on the flagpole,please!請在旗桿上升起中國國旗!
    12 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
    13 remarkably EkPzTW     
    • I thought she was remarkably restrained in the circumstances. 我認為她在那種情況下非常克制。
    • He made a remarkably swift recovery. 他康復得相當快。
    14 gallantly gallantly     
    adv. 漂亮地,勇敢地,獻殷勤地
    • He gallantly offered to carry her cases to the car. 他殷勤地要幫她把箱子拎到車子里去。
    • The new fighters behave gallantly under fire. 新戰士在炮火下表現得很勇敢。
    15 galley rhwxE     
    • The stewardess will get you some water from the galley.空姐會從廚房給你拿些水來。
    • Visitors can also go through the large galley where crew members got their meals.游客還可以穿過船員們用餐的廚房。
    16 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。
    17 chubby wrwzZ     
    • He is stocky though not chubby.他長得敦實,可并不發胖。
    • The short and chubby gentleman over there is our new director.那個既矮又胖的紳士是我們的新主任。
    18 adorned 1e50de930eb057fcf0ac85ca485114c8     
    • The walls were adorned with paintings. 墻上裝飾了繪畫。
    • And his coat was adorned with a flamboyant bunch of flowers. 他的外套上面裝飾著一束艷麗刺目的鮮花。
    19 festive mkBx5     
    • It was Christmas and everyone was in festive mood.當時是圣誕節,每個人都沉浸在節日的歡樂中。
    • We all wore festive costumes to the ball.我們都穿著節日的盛裝前去參加舞會。
    20 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。
    21 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》
    22 scrambled 2e4a1c533c25a82f8e80e696225a73f2     
    v.快速爬行( scramble的過去式和過去分詞 );攀登;爭奪;(軍事飛機)緊急起飛
    • Each scrambled for the football at the football ground. 足球場上你爭我奪。 來自《現代漢英綜合大詞典》
    • He scrambled awkwardly to his feet. 他笨拙地爬起身來。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    23 confidingly 5bd41445bb4f60819825713e4d46e324     
    • She watched him confidingly and without any fear, faintly wagging her tail. 木木信任地望著自己最新近的主人,不但沒有畏懼,還輕輕地搖著尾巴。 來自互聯網
    24 inveterate q4ox5     
    • Hitler was not only an avid reader but also an inveterate underliner.希特勒不僅酷愛讀書,還有寫寫劃劃的習慣。
    • It is hard for an inveterate smoker to give up tobacco.要一位有多年煙癮的煙民戒煙是困難的。
    25 inmate l4cyN     
    • I am an inmate of that hospital.我住在那家醫院。
    • The prisoner is his inmate.那個囚犯和他同住一起。
    26 serene PD2zZ     
    adj. 安詳的,寧靜的,平靜的
    • He has entered the serene autumn of his life.他已進入了美好的中年時期。
    • He didn't speak much,he just smiled with that serene smile of his.他話不多,只是臉上露出他招牌式的淡定的微笑。
    27 atone EeKyT     
    • He promised to atone for his crime.他承諾要贖自己的罪。
    • Blood must atone for blood.血債要用血來還。
    28 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。
    29 philosophic ANExi     
    • It was a most philosophic and jesuitical motorman.這是個十分善辯且狡猾的司機。
    • The Irish are a philosophic as well as a practical race.愛爾蘭人是既重實際又善于思想的民族。
    30 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。
    31 precocious QBay6     
    • They become precocious experts in tragedy.他們成了一批思想早熟、善寫悲劇的能手。
    • Margaret was always a precocious child.瑪格麗特一直是個早熟的孩子。
    32 meditative Djpyr     
    • A stupid fellow is talkative;a wise man is meditative.蠢人饒舌,智者思慮。
    • Music can induce a meditative state in the listener.音樂能夠引導傾聽者沉思。
    33 sage sCUz2     
    • I was grateful for the old man's sage advice.我很感激那位老人賢明的忠告。
    • The sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.這位哲人是百代之師。
    34 attentively AyQzjz     
    • She listened attentively while I poured out my problems. 我傾吐心中的煩惱時,她一直在注意聽。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • She listened attentively and set down every word he said. 她專心聽著,把他說的話一字不漏地記下來。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    35 helping 2rGzDc     
    • The poor children regularly pony up for a second helping of my hamburger. 那些可憐的孩子們總是要求我把我的漢堡包再給他們一份。
    • By doing this, they may at times be helping to restore competition. 這樣一來, 他在某些時候,有助于競爭的加強。
    36 standing 2hCzgo     
    • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震過后只有幾幢房屋還立著。
    • They're standing out against any change in the law.他們堅決反對對法律做任何修改。
    37 stork hGWzF     
    • A Fox invited a long-beaked Stork to have dinner with him.狐貍請長嘴鸛同他一起吃飯。
    • He is very glad that his wife's going to get a visit from the stork.他為她的妻子將獲得參觀鸛鳥的機會感到非常高興。
    38 maternal 57Azi     
    • He is my maternal uncle.他是我舅舅。
    • The sight of the hopeless little boy aroused her maternal instincts.那個絕望的小男孩的模樣喚起了她的母性。
    39 prophesy 00Czr     
    • He dares to prophesy what will happen in the future.他敢預言未來將發生什么事。
    • I prophesy that he'll be back in the old job.我預言他將重操舊業。
    40 ominous Xv6y5     
    • Those black clouds look ominous for our picnic.那些烏云對我們的野餐來說是個不祥之兆。
    • There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.電話那頭出現了不祥的沉默。
    41 pranks cba7670310bdd53033e32d6c01506817     
    n.玩笑,惡作劇( prank的名詞復數 )
    • Frank's errancy consisted mostly of pranks. 法蘭克錯在老喜歡惡作劇。 來自辭典例句
    • He always leads in pranks and capers. 他老是帶頭胡鬧和開玩笑。 來自辭典例句
    42 rascals 5ab37438604a153e085caf5811049ebb     
    流氓( rascal的名詞復數 ); 無賴; (開玩笑說法)淘氣的人(尤指小孩); 惡作劇的人
    • "Oh, but I like rascals. "唔,不過我喜歡流氓。
    • "They're all second-raters, black sheep, rascals. "他們都是二流人物,是流氓,是惡棍。
    43 wiles 9e4z1U     
    n.(旨在欺騙或吸引人的)詭計,花招;欺騙,欺詐( wile的名詞復數 )
    • All her wiles were to persuade them to buy the goods. 她花言巧語想打動他們買這些貨物。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • The woman used all her wiles to tempt him into following her. 那女人用盡了自己的誘騙本領勾引著他尾隨而去。 來自《用法詞典》
    44 evasions 12dca57d919978b4dcae557be5e6384e     
    逃避( evasion的名詞復數 ); 回避; 遁辭; 借口
    • A little overwhelmed, I began the generalized evasions which that question deserves. 我有點不知所措,就開始說一些含糊其詞的話來搪塞。
    • His answers to my questions were all evasions. 他對我的問題的回答均為遁詞。
    45 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。
    46 audacity LepyV     
    • He had the audacity to ask for an increase in salary.他竟然厚著臉皮要求增加薪水。
    • He had the audacity to pick pockets in broad daylight.他竟敢在光天化日之下掏包。
    47 accomplished UzwztZ     
    • Thanks to your help,we accomplished the task ahead of schedule.虧得你們幫忙,我們才提前完成了任務。
    • Removal of excess heat is accomplished by means of a radiator.通過散熱器完成多余熱量的排出。
    48 dodgers 755721a92560aef54a57a481bf981739     
    n.躲閃者,欺瞞者( dodger的名詞復數 )
    • a crackdown on fare dodgers on trains 對火車逃票者的嚴厲打擊
    • But Twain, Howells, and James were jeeringly described by Mencken as "draft-dodgers". 不過吐溫、豪威爾斯和詹姆斯都是被門肯譏誚地叫做“逃避兵役的人。” 來自辭典例句
    49 raisins f7a89b31fdf9255863139804963e88cf     
    n.葡萄干( raisin的名詞復數 )
    • These raisins come from Xinjiang,they taste delicious. 這些葡萄干產自新疆,味道很甜。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Mother put some raisins in the cake. 母親在糕餅中放了一些葡萄干。 來自辭典例句
    50 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。
    51 redress PAOzS     
    • He did all that he possibly could to redress the wrongs.他盡了一切努力革除弊端。
    • Any man deserves redress if he has been injured unfairly.任何人若蒙受不公平的損害都應獲得賠償。
    52 peddling c15a58556d0c84a06eb622ab9226ef81     
    • He worked as a door-to-door salesman peddling cloths and brushes. 他的工作是上門推銷抹布和刷子。
    • "If he doesn't like peddling, why doesn't he practice law? "要是他不高興賣柴火,干嗎不當律師呢?
    53 penetration 1M8xw     
    • He is a man of penetration.他是一個富有洞察力的人。
    • Our aim is to achieve greater market penetration.我們的目標是進一步打入市場。
    54 concealed 0v3zxG     
    • The paintings were concealed beneath a thick layer of plaster. 那些畫被隱藏在厚厚的灰泥層下面。
    • I think he had a gun concealed about his person. 我認為他當時身上藏有一支槍。
    55 anguish awZz0     
    • She cried out for anguish at parting.分手時,她由于痛苦而失聲大哭。
    • The unspeakable anguish wrung his heart.難言的痛苦折磨著他的心。
    56 ardent yvjzd     
    • He's an ardent supporter of the local football team.他是本地足球隊的熱情支持者。
    • Ardent expectations were held by his parents for his college career.他父母對他的大學學習抱著殷切的期望。
    57 bribes f3132f875c572eefabf4271b3ea7b2ca     
    n.賄賂( bribe的名詞復數 );向(某人)行賄,賄賂v.賄賂( bribe的第三人稱單數 );向(某人)行賄,賄賂
    • It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. 他被指稱在任時收受賄賂。
    • corrupt officials accepting bribes 接受賄賂的貪官污吏
    58 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。
    59 bestowed 12e1d67c73811aa19bdfe3ae4a8c2c28     
    贈給,授予( bestow的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • It was a title bestowed upon him by the king. 那是國王賜給他的頭銜。
    • He considered himself unworthy of the honour they had bestowed on him. 他認為自己不配得到大家賦予他的榮譽。
    60 admiration afpyA     
    • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他對風景之美贊不絕口。
    • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我們對金牌獲得者極為敬佩。
    61 counterfeit 1oEz8     
    • It is a crime to counterfeit money.偽造貨幣是犯罪行為。
    • The painting looked old but was a recent counterfeit.這幅畫看上去年代久遠,實際是最近的一幅贗品。
    62 manly fBexr     
    • The boy walked with a confident manly stride.這男孩以自信的男人步伐行走。
    • He set himself manly tasks and expected others to follow his example.他給自己定下了男子漢的任務,并希望別人效之。
    63 labored zpGz8M     
    adj.吃力的,謹慎的v.努力爭取(for)( labor的過去式和過去分詞 );苦干;詳細分析;(指引擎)緩慢而困難地運轉
    • I was close enough to the elk to hear its labored breathing. 我離那頭麋鹿非常近,能聽見它吃力的呼吸聲。 來自辭典例句
    • They have labored to complete the job. 他們努力完成這一工作。 來自辭典例句
    64 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。
    65 prone 50bzu     
    • Some people are prone to jump to hasty conclusions.有些人往往作出輕率的結論。
    • He is prone to lose his temper when people disagree with him.人家一不同意他的意見,他就發脾氣。
    66 sonorous qFMyv     
    • The sonorous voice of the speaker echoed round the room.那位演講人洪亮的聲音在室內回蕩。
    • He has a deep sonorous voice.他的聲音深沉而洪亮。
    67 triumphantly 9fhzuv     
    • The lion was roaring triumphantly. 獅子正在發出勝利的吼叫。
    • Robert was looking at me triumphantly. 羅伯特正得意揚揚地看著我。
    68 bland dW1zi     
    • He eats bland food because of his stomach trouble.他因胃病而吃清淡的食物。
    • This soup is too bland for me.這湯我喝起來偏淡。
    69 alluded 69f7a8b0f2e374aaf5d0965af46948e7     
    提及,暗指( allude的過去式和過去分詞 )
    • In your remarks you alluded to a certain sinister design. 在你的談話中,你提到了某個陰謀。
    • She also alluded to her rival's past marital troubles. 她還影射了對手過去的婚姻問題。
    70 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。
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