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11.blunt  adj. 直言不讳的

Clintons summation was startlingly blunt: “It is better to have reached no agreement (on Japans opening it domestic market) than to have reached an empty agreement.” 

(TIME, Feb.21, 1994, p.41)


12.bull [bul] adj. (股市)看涨的,多头的,牛市的

The bull market will end-----but when is the question. (TIME, Mar.3, 1997, p.53)


13.burgeoning adj. 正快速发展的

Genetic information is the raw material of the burgeoning biotechnology industry, which uses human DNA to build specialized proteins that may have some value as disease-fighting drugs.

(TIME, Jan.16, 1995, p.54)


14.coherent  adj.  前后连贯的,有条理的 

【反】muddled, incoherent

Curryimpressed Clinton with his ability to fashion a coherent policy message that synthesized the often conflicting interests of the partys traditional and moderate wings

(TIME, June 5, 1995, p.22)


【注】 fashion v. 制作 synthesize v. 综合,合成

15.comprehensive  adj. 包罗广泛的,全面的 

【同】complete 【反】partial

Grove delivered a sharp, comprehensive report. His bosses were impressed.

(TIME, Dec.29, 1997- Jan.5, 1998, p.33)


16.compulsory  adj. 义务的,强制的 


In 1919 while serving a compulsory stint in the military, Nurmi entered a 20-k march carrying a rifle, a cartridge belt and a knapsack filled with 5 kg of sand. (TIME, June 24, 1996, p.66)


【注】 stint n. (在某处从事某事的)那段时间

17.conciliatory adj. 有和解之意的

The executive director of the Christian Coalition told a prominent Jewish audience, in a conciliatory speech, that calling the U.S. aChristian nationis wrong… 

(TIME, Apr.17, 1995, p.13)


18.conscious  adj. 意识到……的 


Times Books recently announced that it will publish a book of socially-conscious poetry by former President Jimmy Carter. (TIME, July 18, 1994, p.9)


19.conventional  adj. 传统的,一般的,普通的 

【同】traditional 【反】unconventional

The voice-recognition technology will not be on conventional desktop computers only; it will be available in any sort of electronic information processing device. (TIME, July 17, 1995, p.44)


20.critical  adj. 重大的,据关键地位的 


We have only the foggiest idea,” the independent daily Segodnya complained last week, “who is actually at the helm in this country, who is making the critical decisions.”

(TIME, Jan.9, 1995, p.50)


【注】 foggy adj. 模糊的,朦胧的