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quote n.引用 v.引述，举证，报价
【释】 to repeat the words that someone else has said or written
【派】 n. quotation
【用】 quote from
【例】 She’s always quoting sentence from the Bible. 她经常引用《圣经》里面的话。
【释】 the life story of a person written by someone else
【派】 n. biographer; a. biographical
【用】 biography of
【例】 The Bible as it has come down to modem times is composed of biography, history, legend, genealogy. 流传至今的《圣经》包括传记、历史、传说和宗谱（家系）。
Evolutionarily retarded，prehistoric Amazonian people developed technologies and cultures that were advanced for their time.
retard v.妨碍，迟延，迟缓 n.阻止，迟延
【释】 to delay the development of something, or to make something happen more slowly than expected
【派】 a. retarded
【例】 Writing may retard the process of language change under certain conditions. 在某些情况下，文字可能延缓语言的变化。
【释】 relating to the time in history before anything was written down
【派】 n. prehistory
【例】 It’s a fossil of a prehistoric or primitive human living in caves.这是一块史前穴居人或居于洞中的原始人的化石。
The focus is on individuals, tweaking and squeezing the cover.
tweak v.扭，用力拉 n.好办法，妙计
【释】 to suddenly pull or twist something
【例】 The robber is trying to tweak a girl’s hair. 劫匪试图用力拉扯一个女孩子的头发。
squeeze v.紧握，挤 n.压榨，挤
【释】 a situation where it is almost impossible for a number of people or things to fit into a small or restricted space squeeze sth. out; squeeze sth. on / onto sth.
【例】 She squeezed the tube hard and the last of the toothpaste came out. 她用力挤牙膏筒，把最后一点牙膏挤了出来。
In economics, utility is a measure of the relative satisfaction from consumption of goods.
【释】 a service such as gas or electricity provided for people to use
【派】 v. utilize; a. utilizable / utilizable
【例】 public utility of city城市公用事业
The equity problem too will not vanish, even if we quash it or control it.
【释】 to disappear suddenly, especially in a way that cannot be easily explained
【派】 a. vanished / vanishing
【用】 vanish without trace
【例】 Many types of animals have now vanished from the earth. 很多种动物现在已经从地球上绝迹了。
【释】 to forcefully stop something that you do not want to happen
【例】 They have their sentence quashed by the appeal court judge. 他们通过上诉，使法院法官撤销了对他们的判决。
I have not been sleeping very well the past three days, keeping having some weird dreams while I slept.
【释】 very strange and unusual, and difficult to understand or explain
【派】 ad. weirdly; n. weirdness
【例】 It was a weird old house, full of creaks and groans. 这是一所神秘而可怕的旧宅，到处吱嘎吱嗄作响。
Yogurt is easier to digest than milk. Many people cannot tolerate milk, either because of a protein allergy or lactose intolerance.
【释】 a thick liquid food that tastes slightly sour and is made from milk, or an amount of this food
【释】 to allow people to do, say, or believe sth. without criticizing or punishing them
【用】 tolerate doing sth.
【例】 I will not tolerate that sort of behaviour in my class.我不能容忍学生在课堂上的这种不良表现。
【释】 one of several natural substances that exist in food such as meat, eggs, and beans, and which your body needs in order to grow and remain strong and healthy
【释】 a type of sugar found in milk, sometimes used as a food for babies and sick people
【释】 unwillingness to accept ways of thinking and behaving that are different from your own
【用】 intolerance of
【例】 The government is determined to make racial intolerance a thing of the past. 政府决定废除种族歧视。
Some of the more obvious rewards that managers allocate include pay, promotions, autonomy, job scope and depth.
【释】 a move to a more important job or position in a company or organization
【派】 a. promotional
【用】 promotion to; promotion of
【例】 There are good opportunities of promotion in this company. 这家公司里晋升的机会很多。
【释】 the right of a group of people to govern itself, or to organize its own activities
【派】 a. autonomous
【例】 The separatist is demanding full autonomy for their state.分裂主义者要求他们的州完全自治。
【释】 an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control
【用】 outside / beyond / within the scope of sth.; scope for
【例】 Your question is beyond the scope of this English book. 你所问的问题已超出了这本英语书的范围。
【释】 the distance down either from the top of something to the bottom, or to a distance below the top surface of something
【用】 to / at a depth of sth.; depth of
【例】 There is a sea with an average depth of 40 metres. 这片海的平均深度是40米。
First is an awareness of the severity of the problem.
【释】 knowledge or understanding of a particular subject or situation
【派】 a. aware
【用】 awareness of
【例】 Awareness of the Greek learning created great excitement among the Europeans. 希腊学术的发现激起欧洲人很大的兴趣。
【释】 severe problems, injuries, illnesses etc., are very bad or very serious
【派】 a. severe; ad. severely
【例】 At first we didn’t realize the severity of his absence. 开始我们没有意识到他缺席的严重性。
The digested dung in these burrows is an excellent food supply for the earthworms.
【释】 extremely good or of very high quality, of the highest quality
【派】 ad. excellently; n. excellence
【例】 She is an excellent athlete; all her movements are perfectly coordinated. 她是个优秀的运动员，她所有的动作都非常协调。
【释】 a common type of long thin brown worm that lives in soil
The Credential Select Balanced Portfolio aims to provide reasonable current income and growth of your investment over the long term by investing.
【释】 someone’s education, achievements, experience etc. that prove they have the ability to do something
【用】 credentials for / as
【例】 All the interviewees had excellent academic credentials. 所有的面试者都有很好的学术背景。
【释】 giving equal attention to all sides or opinions
【派】 n. / v. balance
【例】 A balanced diet provides nutrition for your body. 均衡的饮食使你的身体获得营养。
【释】 a large flat case used especially for carrying pictures, documents
【例】 First we should build up a portfolio of work. 首先，我们要建立一个工作文件夹。
【释】 based on or using good judgment and therefore fair and practical
【派】 n. reasonableness; ad. reasonably
【用】 it is reasonable to do sth.; a reasonable explanation
【例】 The management took all reasonable safety precautions. 管理部门采取了一切合理的安全预防措施。
【释】 the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
【派】 v. invest; n. investor
【用】 investment in; investment of
【例】 Stocks and funds are regarded as good long-term investments. 股票和基金被视为很好的长期投资。
But in recent years IQ has had much more credibility and weight.
【释】 the quality of deserving to be believed and trusted
【派】 a. credible
【用】 credibility of
【例】 The scandal event has damaged his credibility as a leader. 作为一个领导，丑闻事件损害了人们对他的信任。
It is critical for all the training programs including the development of basic business and life skills.
【释】 a turning point; crucial or decisive
【派】 ad. critically
【用】 critical of; critical to
【例】 It is a critical time in the nation’s history. 这是涉及国家命运的一个关键时刻。
The Indians, whose presence is in fact crucial to the survival of the forest, have suffered the most.
【释】 something that is crucial is extremely important, because everything else depends on it
【派】 ad. crucially
【用】 crucial to; crucial in / to doing sth.
【例】 Negotiations are under way at a crucial stage. 谈判正处于一个关键的阶段。
【例】 when a person, organization, etc. continues to live or exist
【派】 a. survival; v. survive
【用】 survival of
【例】 A lot of companies have to fight for survival in the economic depression. 许多公司在经济萧条中为了生存而挣扎。
The critically endangered languages are those that are only spoken by the elderly.
【释】 extremely serious or dangerous, in a way that is very important
【派】 a. critical
【例】 This is a critically important meeting. 这是个极其重要的会议。
【释】 to put someone or something in danger of being hurt, damaged, or destroyed
【用】 n. endangerment
【例】 Scientists think that the Arctic is endangered by contamination. 科学家们认为北极面临着被污染的危险。
British industry, in particular, has in recent decades often been criticized for its insularity.
【释】 to express your disapproval of someone or something, or to talk about their faults
【派】 n. criticism
【用】 criticize sb. / sth. for doing sth.
【例】 Jim does nothing but criticize and complain all the time. 吉姆每天无所事事，就是批评和抱怨。
【释】 interested only in your own country or group and not willing to accept different or foreign ideas
【派】 a. insular
【例】 Insularity knowledge of culture difference causes “culture shock”. 对文化差别的无知会引起“文化休克”。
Saving languages from extinction is not a difficult task.
【释】 a particular type of animal or plant stops existing
【派】 a. extinct
【用】 on the verge / edge / of extinction
【例】 Conservationists are trying to save the whale from extinction. 自然资源保护者正试着保护鲸类免遭灭绝。
Such objects can include both the extraordinary and the mundane, the beautiful and the banal.
【释】 beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
【派】 ad. extraordinarily
【例】 Her voice had an extraordinary hypnotic quality. 她的声音有一种特别的催眠作用。
【释】 ordinary and not interesting or exciting
【例】 Mundane matters such as watching TV and shopping for food do not interest me. 像看电视和购买食品这些世俗的事情我都不感兴趣。
【释】 ordinary and not interesting, because of a lack of new or different ideas
【派】 n. banality
【例】 The report has a banal remark or statement. 报告中全是陈腐的评论和陈述。