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31.doomed [dumd] adj. ① 注定的,命定的

He started at the top, of course, but the fact that he is staying there has frustrated the popular wisdom that an early front runner is doomed to fall. (TIME, June 5, 195, p.29)


【注】 wisdom n. 看法; front runner 比赛中最有可能夺标的人

adj. ② 注定要失败或毁灭的,劫数难逃的

At the beginning of May 1945 it was clear to even the most zealous of Hitlers followers that hisThousand Year Reichwas doomed. (TIME, May 15, 1995, p.52)


32.drastic [?dræstɪk] adj. 剧烈的


The New Deal welfare safety net installed in the 1930s and augmented in the Great Society programs of the 1960s has been hauled off for the kind of drastic restitching that France, Germany, Italy and Sweden have been laboring over for the past year or more. (TIME, Aug.12, 1996, p.25)


【注】 augment v. 扩大,加强; to haul off 撤下; restitching n. 重新缝补

33.eccentrick?sɛntrɪk] adj. 特立独行的,行为怪异的


The eccentric, fact-based best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil sparks a rush to see where it all took place. (TIME, Apr.3, 1995, p.79)


34.elevated [?ɛləˏvetɪd] adj. 崇高的

It turns out, however, that not every man who reached the pinnacle of American leadership was a gleaming example of self-awareness, empathy, impulse control and other qualities that mark an elevated EQ. (TIME, Oct.9, 1995, p.30)


35.elite [ɪ?lit] adj. 精英的,最优秀的 n. 精英

Ideally, the U.N. should have a small, elite, standing rapid-development forcetrained and ready to go at once to a trouble spot that the Security Council has decided to become involved in.

(TIME, Oct.23, 1995, p.30)


36.enduringnˈdurɪŋ] adj. 持久的

The plain, undecorated object, representing the enduring role art has played throughout Chinas history, takes pride of place in the sumptuous Splendors of Imperial China, which opened last week at New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art. (TIME, Apr.1, 1996, p.47)


【注】 to take pride of place (在一组事物中)被视为最重要的;

sumptuous adj. 豪华的,昂贵的

37.explicitk?splɪsɪt] adj. 明白表示的,直言的

But they wont be able to filter the Internet. Theyre explicit about that.

(TIME, Feb.17, 1997, p.46)


38.exquisitekskwɪzɪt] adj. 精巧的

The show also includes an exquisite Seurat seascape, some notable Cézannes and considerable painting by Courbet, Gauguin, Van Gogh and others. (TIME, Apr.3, 1995, p.54)


39.extravagantk?strævəɡənt] adj. 奢侈的,挥霍的

Could this fate befall James Cameron, Hollywoods most daring and extravagant auteur?

(TIME, July 18, 1994, p.55)


【注】 befall v. (恶事)降临; auteur n. 法文,指具有强烈个人风格的大导演

40.fantastic [fæn?tæstɪk] adj. 极大的,难以置信的;(口语)极好的,了不起的

Because of its fantastic capacity to see all possible combinations some distance into the future, the machine (Deep Blue), once it determines that its own position is safe, can take the kind of attacking chances no human would. (TIME, Feb.26, 1996, p.42)