to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to)
The plane's landing gear failed to retract.
1 [count] : a statement saying that something you said or wrote at an earlier time is not true or correct2 [noncount] : the act of moving something back into a larger part that usually covers it : the act of retracting something
His charges were false, and he was forced to make/issue a retraction.
giving information about something that was not known before
The book is a revealing account of being part of a gang.
to continue in a series of quickly repeated sounds that bounce off a surface (such as a wall)
v. 回响 反射
Her voice reverberated [=echoed] throughout the stadium.
1 to bring back to life, practice, or activity; 2 to bring back to a former condition or vigor; 3 to gain consciousness again
The doctors were trying to revive the patient.
a long area of land that is on top of a mountain or hill
We hiked along the ridge.
1:very strict and demanding 2:done carefully and with a lot of attention to detail 3: difficult to endure because of extreme conditions
rigorous enforcement of the rules
run around the rim of
There were chips on the rim of the plate. eyeglasses with wire rims
relating to or done as part of a rite or ritual
coarse or boisterous in behavior: rough
an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect
They accused him of committing a sacrilege.
to remove (something) from a place so that it will not be damaged, destroyed, or lost
The ship was beyond salvage.
pretending to be morally better than other people
a sanctimonious speech/lecture
1 to make (something) free from dirt, infection, disease, etc., by cleaning it; 2 to make more acceptable by removing unpleasant or undesired features
The housekeeping staff sanitized the bathroom.
showing that you disapprove of or do not like someone or something : showing disrespect or scorn for someone or something
The movie is a sardonic look at modern life. sardonic humor/comments
a band worn about the waist or over one shoulder and used as a dress accessory or the emblem of an honorary or military order
n. 饰带; 腰带; 肩带
to cloy with overabundance : glut
taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full
to search for food to eat
Rats scavenged in the trash.
very clever, amusing, and interesting
v.(言谈举止中)焕发才智( scintillate的现在分词 ); 谈笑洒脱; 闪耀; 闪烁
a scintillating lecture/discussion
to abandon or get rid of as no longer of enough worth or effectivenesss to retain
vt. 废弃; 取消; 抛弃; 报废 vi.吵架，打架
After the scandal, he had no scrap of dignity left.
very careful about doing something correctly
She was always scrupulous about her work.
to examine sth carefully especially in a critical way
I closely scrutinized my opponent's every move.
the act of placing or keeping someone away from other people : the act of secluding someone
the seclusion of women that occurs in some countries
keeping a quiet steady attitude or pace
He remained sedate under pressure. a sedate horse
doing or involving a lot of sitting : not doing or involving much physical activity
Their health problems were caused by their sedentary lifestyles/lives.
diligent in application or pursuit
to flow or pass slowly through small openings in something
Blood was seeping through the bandage.
adj. 不出风头的, 不喜出风头的, 谦让的, 谦卑的
He has a self-effacing manner.
having or showing concern only about your own needs and interests
adj. 自私的; 追求私利的; 为自己利益服务的
self-serving motives /a self-serving politician
easily upset by the things that people think or say about you
He acts like a tough guy, but he's really very sensitive to criticism.
1.a view or opinion that is held or expressed
2.exaggerated and self-indulgent feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia
His criticism of the court's decision expresses a sentiment that is shared by many people.
not comfortable around people
a sheepish look/grin/smile
a structure that covers or protects people or things
We made a shelter from branches.
to undergo trembling; to break into many small pieces : shatter
I was so cold that I was shivering.