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English Vocabulary Digest Note 2
  • noob (n.) 新手 (a person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet.)
  • calamitous (adj.) 灾难性的
  • swamp (vt.) 淹没; 使…应接不暇; 使…人满为患
  • layman/layperson (n.) (non-expert) 外行
  • necessitate (vt.) 使成为必要
  • warrant (vt.) 证明…正当 (justify); 使成为必要 (necessitate); 为...作担保
  • instrumental (adj.) to be instrumental in [something]/doing [something] 对某事物/对做某事起重要作用 (to have important role)
  • stagnant (adj.) (sluggish) 停滞的; 不景气的
  • reap (vt.) 获得
  • weigh (vt.) 权衡; 衡量 (vt.) 有影响 (have influence) (exp. to weigh heavily/very little with [somebody] 对某人影响很大/很小)
  • disseminate (vt.) 传播
  • orthogonal (adj.) statistically independent
  • instrument (vt.) equip (something) with measuring instruments.
  • in the nature of: similar in type to or having the characteristics of
  • refreshment (n.) 茶点 a light snack or drink, especially one provided in a public place or at a public event
  • speculation (n.) 猜测 (conjecture); 推测
  • regurgitate (vt.) 机械重复 (repeat blindly)
  • crib (vt.) 抄袭 (n.) 对照译文; [考试作弊用的] 夹带
  • avenue (n.) 途径 a way of approaching a problem or making progress toward something
  • foregoing (adj.) 上述的
  • lump (vt.) 把…归并在一起
  • rationale (n.) 根本原因 (exp.: the rationale behind or for [something]); 逻辑依据
  • implication (n.) 可能的结果 (consequence); 牵连 (involvement); implication in [something]
  • sprinkle (vt.) 洒; 撒; sprinkle [something] with water 向某物洒水
  • off the hook (adj.) no longer in difficulty or trouble:
  • connotation (n.) 含义
  • avert (vt.) 防止; 将…移开
  • impartial (adj.) 公正的; 中立的
  • charade (n.) 装模作样
  • rest with 取决于
  • cutoff (n.) 隔断; 中断
  • laborious (adj.) 艰巨的; 艰难的
  • pass out 昏迷
  • workhorse (n.) 吃苦耐劳的人; 重负荷的机器
  • staple food (n.) 主食
  • streak (n.) 条痕; 性格特征
  • redact (vt.) edit (text) for publication; censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes.
  • flaky (adj.) (unreliable)不可靠的; (eccentric)古怪的
  • vociferously (adv.) 喊叫地; 吵闹地
  • opine (vt.) 认为; (vi.) 发表意见
  • thin out (vt.) 使…稀疏 (vi.) 散开; 变稀少
  • muck up (vt.) 搞砸; 打乱 muck-up (n.) 一团糟
  • postulate (vt.) 假设
  • without further ado 立即 (immediately)
  • ready (vt.) 使做好准备 to ready [somebody]/[something] for [something]
  • poise (vt.) 平稳握持
  • bittersweet (adj.) 又苦又甜的; 苦乐参半的
  • spearhead (n.) 先锋; 前导 (vt.) 做…的先锋
  • manifestation (n.) 表现形式; 表现
  • at a (the) minimum: at the very least
  • stand by (vt.) 支持; 遵守
  • blurb (n.) 简介; 产品推介
  • hype (vt.) 夸张地宣传 (n.) 不实宣传; 宣传骗局
  • lurk (vt.) 潜伏
  • look the part 得体
  • boil down to [something] 归结为某事物
  • to begin with: at first
  • streamline (vt.) 提高…的效率
  • procrastinate (vi.) 拖延
  • recuse oneself (v.) 回避 excuse oneself from a case because of a possible conflict of interest or lack of impartiality
  • misnomer (n.) 不恰当的用词
  • blanket out (vt.) 完全覆盖
  • coerce (vt.) 胁迫
  • AFAICT: as far as I can tell
  • finicky (adj.) 过分讲究的; 烦琐的
  • pedigree (n.) 家系; 起源
  • friction (n.) 摩擦; 不和
  • reliant (adj.) 依赖的
  • handful (n.) 难管束的人; 难驯服的动物
  • perennial (adj.) 持久的; 反复出现的; 长期的
  • tentative (adj.) 暂定的; 犹豫不决的
  • leave off (vt.) 不穿; 不戴; 不盖; 遗漏; 不重新装上
  • swing (n.) 变动; 波动
  • titular (adj.) 与作品同名的; 名义上的
  • offload (vt.) 卸; 卸载; 转让; 排解; 转嫁
  • assuredly (adv.) 确实地
  • good riddance 总算摆脱了
  • schematic (adj.) 示意的; 概略的
  • spew (vt.) 喷出; 呕出
  • hold back (vt.) 阻止; 抑制; 妨碍
  • barring (prep.) 除…以外
  • entangle (vt.) 缠住; 使卷入
  • to be reminiscent of [something]/[somebody] 让人联想到某事物/某人
  • self-contained (adj.) 自给自足的; 独立的
  • back off (vt.) 走开; 放弃
  • get into the habit
  • under the auspices of 在…的支持下
  • tangential (adj.) 离题的; 不相干的
  • tribal (adj.) 有组织集团倾向的; 集团意识强的
  • conceive of (v.) 想出; 想象
  • weather (vt.) 经受住
  • status quo (n.) 现状
  • ensnare (vt.) 诱捕; 诱惑
  • imposition (n.) 过分的要求; 征收; 施加
  • to make or have a stab at [something]/at doing [something] 尝试某事物/做某事
  • overkill (n.) 过分行为
  • scruntiny (n.) 仔细观察; 仔细检查
  • tax (vt.) 使…受重负
  • grave (adj.) 严重的; 严肃的
  • in-house (adj.) 机构内部的
  • outweigh (vt.) 超过
  • parallel (vt.) 与…相似; 与…媲美; 与…平行; 将…作比拟
  • peculiarity (n.) 奇怪; 怪异的事物; 特性
  • takeaway (n.) (会议的)要点
  • second (vt.) 支持
  • snappy (adj.) 爱咬人的; 厉声的; 轻快的; 简洁的; 漂亮优雅的; 短小精悍的
  • ungainly (adj.) 笨拙的; 不优雅的
  • be tempted to do something: have an urge or inclination to do something
  • call for (vt.) 要求; 需要
  • outperform (vt.) perform better than
  • slate (vt.) 抨击; 推举 (to slate [somebody] for [something]); 安排
  • contrast (vi.) 形成对比 to contrast with [somebody]/[something]; 对比 to contrast [somebody]/[something] with [somebody]/[something]
  • bail out (vt.) 帮助…脱离困境
  • zap (vt.) 杀死; 摧毁; 猛击
  • revile (vt.) 谩骂 to revile [somebody] for [something]
  • hallmark (n.) 特点
  • oblivious (adj.) 未察觉的 to be oblivious of or to [something]
  • immaterial (adj.) 无关紧要的
  • commonality (n.) the state of sharing features or attributes
  • whatnot (n.) 诸如此类的东西
  • touch base(s) with: briefly make or renew contact with someone.
  • indispose (vt.) make (someone) unfit for or unable to do something.
  • stumble across/on/upon (vt.) 意外发现某事物
  • predispose (vt.) 使有倾向 to predispose [somebody] to [something]
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