美国时代周刊高频词汇1000:Chapter2 简易词 动词(3)

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Chapter2 简易词 动词(3)

echo [ˋ?ko] v. 回响 【同】resound reverberate
“If there is no tree, how will the soil hold the water?” The question echoes across a subcontinent.
eliminate [?ˋl?m??net] v. 消除
In just six months, Gates has refocused the work force onto Net-related projects, mercilessly eliminated a dozen others that were Holy Grails a year ago, and geared up an Internet-content group that will spend tens of millions of the dollars this year.
█ Holy Grail 传说为耶稣最后晚餐时所用的圣杯,因此成为中世纪武士一生追寻的圣物,引申为最崇高神圣的目标;to gear up 准备就绪
embrace [?mˋbres] v.(欣然)接受,采取
In the end, Dole and Dominici are likely to embrace at least some tax cuts to go along with deep cuts in spending.
endorse [?nˋd?rs] v. 宣传,赞同,支持
By paying Jordan and other athletes millions to endorse his shoes, the chairman and chief executive of Nike has helped turn them into household names and shaped sports to his liking.
engage [?nˋɡed?] v. 从事于
Like so many promising HIV treatments, Ho’s strategy could fail. It could even backfire if it is mistakenly touted as a kind of “morning after” treatment that allows people to relax their guard and engage in risky sexual behavior.
enhance [?nˋhæns] v. 增强
In the largest study, almost 40% of those who took the placebo reported enhanced sexual function.
placebo n. 指不具药性,但会产生心理治疗作用的药
ensure [?nˋ??r] v. 保证(进展顺利),确保(地位)
In a controversial new book called Blindside, journalist Eamonn Fingleton argues that these firms help ensure that Japan will overtake the U.S. as the world’s leading economy by the year 2000.
█ overtake v. 超过
evade [?ˋved] v. 躲过
Last December DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency) officers working through private brokers bought parts of a Russian SA-10 air-defense missile system from Belarus, a former Soviet republic. The system is being dissected to see how U.S. Air Force planes can evade radar.
█ dissect v. 肢解,详细检查
exceed [?kˋsid] v. 超越
Toy manufacturers pray for a product’s sales to double after the launch of TV ads and for demand to exceed supply temporarily …
exhibit [?ɡˋz?b?t] v. 显示,显露 【同】demonstrate show
Infants as young as three months old exhibit empathy when they get upset at the sound of another baby crying.
expand [?kˋspænd] v. 扩张
For his part, Yeltsin fears pressure from a NATO that is likely to expand closer to Russia’s western border.
explode [?kˋsplod] v. 爆炸性增长
Gates in April 1994 called on off-site meeting of his top staff to talk about a technology that had been around for 20 years but had suddenly exploded.
fascinate [ˋfæsn?et] v. 使着迷
Young, who is fascinated by technology, has started a company that makes devices for the disabled, as well as high-tech toys.
file [fa?l] v. 提出(控诉)
In response, the cult’s leaders had its lawyers file suit.
flourish [ˋfl?r??] v. 兴盛,繁荣,蓬勃发展 【同】thrive 【反】decline
Malaria, for example, has been flourishing in recent years owing to unusually hot weather.
forge [f?rd?] v. 制造出
In 1992 the board, looking to forge a new image for the company, eased him out as chairman despite his lobbying to stay on a few more years.
█ to ease out 把…悄悄打发走;lobby v. 游说,疏通
frustrate [ˋfr?stret] v. 使挫折
For the Republicans in the House, the past two months have been a frustrating lesson in the meaning of checks and balances.
fuel [ˋfju?l] v. 添加燃料,助长 【同】feed
The shocking 1995 rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan girl by U.S. servicemen fueled deep-seated resentment felt by residents toward the continued presence of 47000 U.S. troops…
█ resentment n. 不满,愤恨
fund [f?nd] v. 资助
S. Fred Singer, president of the industry-funded Science and Environment Policy Project, argues that Epstein and his colleagues fail to note the positive health benefits of warmer nights and winters.
fuss [f?s] v. 烦恼,烦忧 【同】flap
Selling goods abroad has been such a vital part of Asian miracle that the region fusses over export statistics the way other cultures follow sports scores.
generate [ˋd??n??ret] v. 发(电) 【同】produce
The energy of the flywheel is stored in this rapid rotation, which generates electricity on demand.
halt [h?lt] v. 停止
Workers finally abandoned their search for the last two missing bodies in the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building; soon the FBI too will halt its search of the dangerously unstable structure.
█ rubble n. 瓦砾残堆
herald [ˋh?r?ld] v. 作先锋,预告
In 1985 Chen’s Yellow Earth, in a sensational debut at the Hong Kong Film Festival, heralded the emergence of a pristine, passionate intelligence in cinema from the People’s Republic.
sensational adj. 轰动的;pristine adj. 质朴的,为首玷污的
host [host] v. 主办
CyberCash launches CyberCoins with a respectable roster of partners: some 30 Web hosting companies will offer CyberCash to their client sites, and by year’s end CyberCash expects about 100 Web sites to take them up on it.
█ respectable adj. (数量等)可观的;roster n. 登记簿,名册
hug [h?ɡ] v. 拥抱 【同】embrace
Reading to a child while touching, hugging and holding him or her can be a wonderful antidote to the impersonal tendencies of the information age…
█ impersonal adj. 无人情味的
identify [a?ˋd?nt??fa?] v. 指认
A single mother receiving state welfare who won’t help identify the father of her child will lose at least 25% of her benefits.