Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(7)

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Time时代杂志核心单词:形容词/副词(7)

61.obsolete [?ɑbsəˏlit] adj. 落伍的,过时的

【同】outdated

Indeed, your average computer is virtually obsolete by the time it is skipped from the factory to the retail store. (TIME, Nov.11, 1996, p.16)

实际上,一般的电脑从工厂送到零售店的时候,可以说已经过时了。

62.ominous [?ɑmənəs] adj. 不吉祥的,不详的

【同】meanacing

Observers are not surprised that business is flourishing despite the ominous political situation.

(TIME, Feb.12, 1996, p.18)

尽管政治形势恶劣,观察家对经贸如此蓬勃发展并不意外。

63.ostensiblys?tɛnsəblɪ] adv. 表面上

At 3:33 a.m., it touched down at Marseilles, ostensibly for a refueling stop.

(TIME, Jan.9, 1955, p.54)

凌晨3点33分,这艘船停靠马赛港,表面上是为了添加燃料。

64.outspoken [aʊt?spokən] adj. 率直的,不客气的

【同】forthright

When he (Magic Johnson) tried to make a comeback in the fall of ’92, the fears of some outspoken N.B.A. players forced him to call it off. (TIME, Feb.12, 1996, p.39)

1992年秋季魔术师的约翰逊想重返N.B.A.,但由于一些直言不讳的球员(怕被染上艾滋病),使他打消了这个念头。

【注】 comeback n. 东山再起,卷土重来

65.pending [?pɛndɪŋ] adj. 审理中的,悬而未决的;即将发生的

According the chairman, there are dozens of suits pending against the company.

(TIME, June 5, 1995, p.46)

根据该总裁的说法,该公司现有数十个正审理中的官司缠身。

66.perpetual [pɚ?pɛtʃʊəl] adj. 永久的

【同】permanent continual

California, locked in a perpetual automotive smog, requires that by 2003, 10% of the cars offered for sale in the state produce zero emissions… (TIME, Sept.23, 1996, p.41)

为永久不散的汽车污染烟雾所苦的加利福尼亚州,强制要求在公元2003年前,在州内销售的汽车有10%完全不排放废气。

67.persistent adj. 固执的,顽固的

A small but persistent group of critics, many of them supported by the oil and coal industries, still dont buy it. (TIME, July 8, 1996, p.41)

有一群人数不多但固执己见的批评者,还是不信这一套,这些人中有很多受到是由业主和煤矿业主的支持。

68.persuasive [pɚ?swesɪv] adj. 有说服力的

Could it be that religious faith has some direct influence on physiology and health? Harvards Herbert Benson is probably the most persuasive proponent of this view.

(TIME, June 24, p.40)

宗教信仰可能对生理和健康有直接的影响?哈佛的赫伯特·本森大概是这理论最具说服力的提倡者。

69.pervasive [pɚ?vesɪv] adj. 遍布的

The local U.S. attorney, Eddie Jordan, has called corruption in the (police) departmentpervasive, rampant and systemic.” (TIME, Mar.20, 1995, p.45)

当地的美国律师乔丹就曾说过,该警察局内“贪污成风,非常猖獗,而且整个警局已成贪污共同体。”

【注】 systemic adj. (毒物、疾病等)影响全身的

70.phony [fonɪ] adj. 伪造的

A police raid on a Tokyo trading company netted 2000 pieces of counterfeit Nike merchandise, including phony Air Maxes. (TIME, Oct.7, 1996, p.12)

警方突袭东京一贸易公司,搜出2000件耐克产品的赝品,其中包括Air Maxes运动鞋的仿冒品。

【注】 net v. 捕获; counterfeit adj. 伪造的




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