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71.poignant [?pɔɪnjənt] adj. 尖刻的,切中要害的;辛酸感人的


Thats sort of a poignant irony. (TIME, Feb.20, 1995, p.38)


注:to be sort of 有几分,有点……

72.preliminary adj. 初步的 

The American Society of Travel Agents said in a preliminary estimate that as many as 10000 of its 25000 members could be put out of business. (TIME, Feb.27, 1995, p.47)


73.previous [?privɪəs] adj. 先前的 

But it is known that Senator Kennedy gave a toast more poignant than the one the previous evening. (TIME, Oct.7, 1996, p.42)


74.primary adj. 最初的,原始的,主要的 

Sigmund Freud dismissed religious mysticism asinfantile helplessnessandregression to primary narcissism.” (TIME, June 24, 1996, p.39)


注: regression n. 倒退、退化

75.profound [prə?faʊnd] adj. 1. 重大的,深刻的 2. (理念、作品、人)深奥的,思想渊博的 

【同】 1. great 2. deep 【反】shallow

By creating breakthroughs in agriculture and disease-fighting, the manipulation of DNA should lead to profound improvements in human health. (TIME, July 17, 1995, p.40)


76.prominent [?prɑmənənt] adj. 著名的,杰出的 【同】well-known

Abe Lincoln was a prominent railroad lawyer in 1860, but he campaigned for the White House as the simple Midwestern rail-splitter. (TIME, June 10, 1996, p.58)


77.promising [?prɑmɪsɪn] adj. 前景看好的 


On the horizon are the remedies that may prove more promising. (TIME, Apr.3, 1995, p.62)


注: on the horizon 即将来临的

78.radical [?rædɪkl] adj. 1. 彻底的; 2. 根本的,基本的;3. 基金的 

【同】fundamental 【反】conservative reactionary

More than at any other time in the past 25 years, men are living in a state of radical disconnection from the women-and-children part of the human race. (TIME, May 6, 1996, p.53)


79.rebel [?rɛbl] adj. 背叛的 n. 叛军 v. 反叛 

Yeltsin ruled out direct peace talks with rebel leader Jokhar Dudayev. (TIME, Jan.30, 1995, p.15)


注: to rule out 拒绝考虑,排除

80.reckless [?rɛklɪs] adj. 鲁莽的,不顾后果的 

Sports equipment designed to make football safer encouraged more reckless moves and ended up making the sport more dangerous than unpadded, unhelmeted rugby. (TIME, May 27, 1996, p.67)


注: to end up 结果变成