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旋元祐Time时代杂志核心单词 进阶词 名词 1028-1037(mp3)

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1028.pundit (n.) (常出现于媒体的)专家,权威

[同] expert

Some pundits speculate that many computers are obsolete before they're even designed,which goes a long way toward explaining why the ATM at my grocery store never works.(TIME,Nov. 11,1996,p. 16)
有些专家推测,许多电脑在被设计出来之前就已经过时了,这个原因颇能够解释为什么在我买东西的那家日用品商店里的自动提款机从来没有正常过。

注:to go a long way toward…? 对……大有作用,大有帮助

1029.qualm (n.) 良心不安

They have no qualms about bestowing their inner life on a dozen members of the next generation. (TIME,Mar. 10,1997,p. 41)
他们对于将自己的内心思想分赠与十数个下一代成员一点也不觉良心不安。

1030.rancor (n.) 怨恨,伤痛

[同] bitterness

The nuclear material was made in Russia,and both Washington and Almaty(Kazakhstan's capital)knew they had to gain Moscow's approval for the unprecedented transfer.It did come,and apparently without rancor,in June. (TIME, Dec.5,1994,P. 38)
这些核物质是俄国所制造,而华盛顿和阿拉木图双方都知道:这个前所未有的转让行动,必须获得莫斯科首肯;今年6月莫斯科真地答应了,而且显然答应得不带任何怨恨。

1031.rebuke (n.) 斥责,训诫

[同]reprimand

In a surprising and embarrassing rebuke to the Justice Department,a federal judge rejected the government's antitrust settlement with Microsoft,the world’s largest computer software company.(TIME,Feb.27,1995,P.11)
一名联邦法官对司法部作出了一份令该部意外又难堪的谴责性判决,判决中驳回了政府与世界最大电脑软件公司微软的反托拉斯协议。

1032.redoubt (n.) 避难所,庇护所

[同]haven

In the past decade,an economic megaboom on this offshore Nationalist Party redoubt has produced one of the world's largest nest eggs of foreign-exchange reserves.(TIME,Dec.25,1995/Jan. 1,1996,p. 54)?? 过去10年,这个国民党的海上避难所,经历超级经济繁荣,已积累出全球数一数二的外汇储备。

1033.remnant (n.) 残余物

The setting [of the wedding] was one of the wild,unspoiled sea islands off Georgia—to visitors,they seem like remnants of the New World as it was before its discovery.(TIME,Oct. 7,1996,p. 42)? 佐治亚州外海上有数座未遭人为破坏的原始海岛,婚礼的地点就在其中一座海岛上;在访客眼中,这些海岛就像是新大陆还未被发现前的几块净土。

注:unspoiled (a.)未丧失原有自然美的

1034.reprimand(n.v.)斥责,训诫

[同](v.)admonish

The Navy claims it punished Meyer with a letter of reprimand that effectively ended his career.(TIME,Aug. 15,1994,p.37)??? 海军当局声称已以一纸训诫函惩罚了梅尔,而且事实上梅尔也因这纸训诫函结束了海军生涯。

1035.rigor (n.) 折磨,严厉

A committee of Taiwanese curators and university scholars…examined the works that were ready to be crated and requested that certain pieces considered too fragile to withstand the rigors of travel be withdrawn. (TIME,Apr. 1,1996,p.47)
由台湾各博物馆馆长与大学学者组成的一个委员会,检视这些即将装箱的宝物,要求把其中一些被认为太脆弱而不堪旅途折腾的作品撤下来。

注:curator (n.)(博物馆等的)馆长;crate(v.)用箱子装

1036.scourge (n.) 天谴,灾难

Earlier this century,breakthroughs in antibiotics inspired similarly confident predictions that the ancient scourges (infectious diseases) would soon be eradicated.(TIME,May 27,1996,p. 67)
在本世纪早期,抗生素方面的突破,引发了同样乐观的预测,以为自古以来人类认为是天灾的一些流行病即将被消灭。

注:eradicate (v.) 根除,消灭

1037.shackles (n.) 束缚

As for Ted Turner,the merger liberates his lofty ambition from the shackles of cash-strapped circumstance.(TIME,July 29,1996,p. 43)
对特纳而言,这次合并使他得以一展雄心壮志,不再受资金短缺的束缚。

注:merger (n.) (组织的)合并;lofty (a.)祟高的

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