abhor [əbˋhɔr] v. 痛恨，厌恶 【同】detest
This cannot be right—even if it accords with all the experimental evidence. Why? Because it is just too ugly. And everything in our experience tells us that nature abhors ugly.
accelerate [əkˋsɛləˏret] v. 加速
There are some who want to accelerate the pace on reform and those who want it to slow down.
accommodate [əˋkɑməˏdet] v. 包容，适应，容纳
Netscape perpetually updates its browser to accommodate new Web application.
accumulate [əˋkjumjəˏlet] v. 累积 【同】build up
In sumo’s complicated, multitiered ranking system, there are contests in which a win is crucial for one wrestler to gain promotion but is meaningless to his opponent, who may already have accumulated enough victories.
█multitier adj. 多层的
administer [ədˋmɪnəstɚ] v. 给药，施行 【同】give
That settled, he administered a stimulant called atropine to strengthen her heartbeat.
adore [əˋdɔr] v. 热爱
For sumo to maintain its special place in the Japanese heart, it will have to deliver the naked display of girth, strength and purity that people adore— not the more recent images of greed and dishonesty.
█deliver v. 履行（所承诺的事物）；girth n. 腰围
afflict [əˋflɪkt] v. 折磨，使苦恼 【同】affect
“The message I take home,” he says, “is that disease afflicting plants and animals can send ripples through economies and societies no less disastrous than those affecting humans.”
█ripple n. 水面涟漪，喻间接而多方面的影响
alleviate [əˋlivɪˏet] v. 减轻 【同】ease
The club’s 12000 members include AIDS patients who say marijuana stimulates their appetite and cancer sufferers who say it alleviates nausea caused by chemotherapy.
█chemotherapy n. 化学治疗
annihilate [əˋnaɪəˏlet] v. 毁灭
The Kurds are threatening to annihilate themselves because two rival leader each hope to establish and control an independent Kurdistan overlapping the borders of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran.
█overlap v. 与……重叠
appease [əˋpiz] v. 平息，安抚 【同】placate
Most states have restricted the number of these school (100 in California, 25 in Massachusetts) in an attempt to appease teachers’ unions and other opponents.
articulate [ɑrˋtɪkjəlɪt] v. 清楚说明
The world has had a week to conjure up nightmare scenarios, yet no one has articulated the most frightening peril posed by human cloning: rampant self-satisfaction.
assassinate [əˋsæsnˏet] v. 刺杀
While Vice President, Nixon allegedly organized an ill-fated convert plan to assassinate Fidel Castro.
█convert adj. 秘密的，偷偷摸摸的
assume [əˋsum] v. 假定，以为 【同】presume
This occasion may have been the most important of Kennedy’s adult life so far, publicly as well as privately, and he carried it off with an imagination and delicacy that not everyone assumed he possessed.
backfire [,bæk’faiә] v. 招致反效果
According to Tenner, every technological endeavor is riddled with “solutions” that backfire.
█to be riddled with 充满……
banish [ˋbænɪʃ] v. 排除 【同】expel
We rewrote our legal and regulatory system in the past few decades essentially to banish human judgment from government decisions.
bar [bɑr] v. 禁止 【同】ban
Pretoria was barred from every Olympic competition for 32 years.
bill [bɪl] v. 宣传
In fact, computers become outdated so fast, you’re crazy to buy anything that’s billed as “state of the art.”
blast [blæst] v. 引爆，炸开
Astronomers are not sure how our moon was formed, but increasingly they have come to suspect it was born in violence, blasted away from Earth by a collision with a planet-like object at least as big as Mars.
blossom [ˋblɑsəm] v. 开花，出现成果 【同】bloom
Not only has their theory been confirmed, but it has blossomed into a thriving branch of research.
bode [bod] v. 预示 【同】augur
Nor do the ironies he culls from the history of medicine bode well for the disease-free future imagined by some prophets of biotech.
█cull v. 挑选
bounce [baʊns] v. 弹起，反弹
As we chat, the Jeep changes lanes from smooth asphalt to rough cobblestone, which sets us bouncing around in the backseat.
█asphalt n. 沥青，柏油
bully [ˋbʊlɪ] v. 威吓，欺负 【同】push around
Beijing was delighted to hear him say “China cannot be bullied by an American President.”
bust [bʌst] v. 逮捕；搜查
Anyone would agree that a club openly selling an illegal drug to thousands of people deserves to get busted, right?
bypass [ˋbaɪˏpæs] v. 避开，绕过 【同】sidestep
Skeptics insist the real problem with the law is that most criminals bypass gun shops in favor of underground dealers.
capitalize (on) [ˋkæpətlˏaɪz] v. 利用 【同】take advantage of
The question now is how effectively Arafat will capitalize on these assets.
█effectively adv. 有效地
circumvent [ˏsəkəmˋvɛnt] v. 规避 【同】get around
Last month American customs agents arrested a pair of Jordanian nationals … on charges of using a home-based front company in Midlothian, Virginia, to circumvent the Iraqi embargo.
█front n. 掩护非法活动的人或机构，挂羊头卖狗肉者；embargo n. 贸易禁运
cite [saɪt] v.（为了例证或确认而）提到，举出
Richard Ellis, a professor of politics at Oregon’s Willamette University who is skeptical of the whole EQ theory, cites two 19th century Presidents who did not fit the mold.
claim [klem] v. 夺走（性命） 【同】take
A routine ascent turns into a desperate ordeal as a storm rakes Mount Everest, claiming at least eight lives in the ultra-cold “Death Zone.”
█desperate adj. 危急的；rake v.（暴风雨等）掠过
collaborate [kəˋlæbəˏret] v. 合作
Earlier in the year, two veterans of the sport collaborated on Yaocho (Match Rigging), a book stuffed with explosive revelations.
█to be stuffed with塞满
commit [kəˋmɪt] v. 使承诺，使作出保证
In Australia he (Clinton) will stress that politics, security and economics guarantee the U.S. determination to stay committed to a region that by the year 2000 will have a combined gross national product of $ 13 trillion, twice that of Europe.
complement [ˋkɑmpləˏmɛnt] v. 补足
So, undaunted, she hired a new director, designer, conductor and soprano to complement her original cast.
compliment [ˋkɑmpləˏmɛnt] v. 赞美，恭维
He paid me a compliment, then reached over and put his right hand on my left butt cheek. Fortunately, the elevator had reached our floor, so I just stepped aside and walked him to the (building’s) exit.
comprehend [ˏkɑmprɪˋhɛnd] v. 理解 【同】understand
To comprehend the distrust between the two sides in this dispute, look to Northern Ireland for guidance.
comprise [kəmˋpraɪz] v. 拥有，由……构成
The U.S. Pacific Command comprises 200 ships, 2000 aircraft and 300000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, of whom 100000 are forward deployed in South Korea, Japan and at sea.
conceal [kənˋsil] v. 掩饰 【反】reveal
In a 1986 air strike at Libya, he (Ronald Reagan) showed no qualms about ordering F-111 bombers to blast Gaddafi’s living quarters as well as his command post, and could scarcely conceal disappointment when the colonel escaped.
confiscate [ˋkɑnfɪsˏket] v. 没收，充公 【同】seize
The influential criminologist cited trials in Indianapolis and Kansas City that suggested that violent crime can be cut drastically through campaigns to locate and confiscate illegal guns.
conjure (up) [ˋkʌndʒɚ] v. 使浮现脑际，想起
He remains one of the handful of players— and just about the only American— who can conjure up the world of Josef Lhevinne, Rachmaninoff and Horowitz.
consult [kənˋsʌlt] v. 咨询
Gorton told the New York Times that he did not consult environmentalists about the bill because “I already know what their views are.”
contain [kənˋten] v. 围堵，遏制 【同】control
For the Chinese, a closer bond with Russia is a way of countering pressure from the U.S., which they accuse of trying to contain their economic and military growth.
contract [kənˋtrækt] v. 收缩
The cuts are irrational, Christopher said two weeks ago, when “our global presence should be expanding, not contracting.”
contradict [ˏkɑntrəˋdɪkt] v. 与……矛盾，抵触
A survey found that those who had given up cigarettes two decades ago had a higher risk of stroke than people who had never smoked. The results contradict two other studies that show that after five years of abstinence a former smoker’s stroke risk is essentially the same as that of someone who never lit up.
█abstinence n. 禁戒（烟、酒等）
convene [kənˋvin] v. 召开会议
He wants a specific timetable to expand NATO eastward, and pledged to convene a 1998 summit in Prague at which the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland would join the alliance.
coordinate [koˋɔrdnˏet] v. 协调，整合
London said it would establish an elected 90-seat Northern Ireland Assembly. Members of the new Assembly would join with parliamentarians from the Irish Republic in a new cross-border body to coordinate issues that affect both…
covet [ˋkʌvɪt] v. 垂涎，觊觎 【同】desire
The man represents the Internet industry’s most coveted market: the estimated 85% to 90% of American homes that aren’t yet connected.
crash [kræʃ] v .电脑死机
Every computer I’ve got has crashed.
crave [krev] v. 渴求
People were craving the simple pleasures of the sea and the sun.
cripple [ˋkrɪpl] v. 使丧失活动能力，削弱
It was her own immune system, attacking the joint in her body and crippling her so badly that she often had to use a wheelchair.
cruise [kruz] v. 汽车定速行驶，（船、飞机）巡航
The Grand Cherokee wends its lazy way along the gently curving road, cruising at 40 km/h through rural Michigan’s autumnal landscape of gold-and-orange-dappled trees.
█lazy adj. 慢吞吞的；dappled adj. 有斑点的，花斑的
crumble [ˋkrʌmbl] v. 崩溃，消失 【同】fall apart
But the deal may not go through, and with its demise the three-decade-old edifice of affirmative action may begin to crumble.
█edifice n. 体系
crunch [krʌntʃ] v. 咬嚼，引申为电脑高速处理
The number of bits a chip can crunch is a rough measure of its power. The old Atari games ran on 8-bit machines; Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo are 16-bit systems.
cultivate [ˋkʌltəˏvet] v. 培养、磨练
Nurmi, who had never gone beyond elementary schooling, cultivated his mind in adulthood and became a devoted fan of classical music, often attending concerts— but always alone.
defect [dɪˋfɛkt] v. 变节
He preferred to defect to the South (Korea) while on a U.S. trip during the summer and asked Mr. A if he would arrange an invitation from former President Jimmy Carter.
defy [dɪˋfaɪ] v. 反抗
Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi vowed to defy a U.N. ban on flights to and from his country and threatened to quit the world organization altogether.
denounce [dɪˋnaʊns] v. 公开指责
The sound bites is to politics what the aphorism is to exposition: the art of saying much with little. Yet the high priests of the press denounce the sound bite, staple of the 30-second political ad, as a degradation of political discourse.
deploy [dɪˋplɔɪ] v. 部署
He wanted deploy— in Europe, Asia and the U.S. — an antiballistic-missile defense system of the Star Wars sort first proposed during the Reagan Administration.
depreciate [dɪˋpriʃɪˏet] v. 贬值，折旧 【反】appreciate
Recent studies have shown that by the time you’ve driven home your new 2.3-gigabyte hard drive, 32 megs of RAM, 180-megahertz StreamLined, tangerine-flake baby, it has depreciated 76%.
█tangerine n. 深橙色，红橙色；flake n. 雪片，点状花纹
tangerine flaked一词出自The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine Flake Streamline Baby一书，书名代表一辆汽车特别的颜色和车身的风格，整本书是介绍60年代的文化变化。tangerine flaked因而成为“很酷”的代名词。
derail [dɪˋrel] v. 使出轨，破坏 【同】wreck
It (La Femme Nikita) became his first global hit, and after an attempt to revive The Fifth Element in 1993 was derailed, he scored another international smash with an unusual tale of hitman-meets-Lolita called The Professional, also known as Leon.
█score v. 获得（利益、成功）；hitman n. 职业杀手
derive [dəˋraɪv] v. 源自，获得 【同】stem
Some scientists are beginning to look seriously at just what benefits patients may derive from spirituality.
deter [dɪˋtə] v. 制止，妨碍 【同】discourage
A mini-Louvre Website exists on the Net, allowing visitors to call up a grainy version of works such as Monet’s Pont Neuf. Some in the real (as opposed to virtual) art world are concerned that on-screen viewing will deter actual museumgoing.
dictate [ˋdɪktet] v. 指挥
Indeed, the very shape and nature of working lives are being dictated by technology.
diminish [dəˋmɪnɪʃ] v. 减少，衰退 【反】increase
She has talked of ending her program in the next year or two and moving on to other projects, but her charismatic appeal is unlikely to diminish.
█charismatic adj. 富超凡魅力的
discipline [ˋdɪsəplɪn] v. 惩罚 【同】punish
Brookner claimed she was denied promotion after she disciplined subordinates for drinking, carousing, and, in one case, wife beating.
disclose [dɪsˋkloz] v. 揭发 【同】reveal
Tax authorities disclosed in July that they had conducted their first ever investigation of a sumo stable.
disdain [dɪsˋden] v. 厌恶 【同】contempt scorn
By his own account, he does not simply disdain coffee; he rages against it, preaches of its evils, overturns coffee urns in restaurants.
█preach v. 宣扬，提倡
dissolve [dɪˋzɑlv] v. 解体
When the Soviet Union dissolved and Russian-style communism expired in the late 1980s, many thought the bear and the dragon would become even more fundamentally antagonistic.
distract [dɪˋstrækt] v. 使分神 【同】sidetrack
He played in Little while growing up in Delaware, partly to distract himself from a “horrible childhood” marked by his mother’s dying of cancer.
drain [dren] v. 排干，流掉，逐渐耗竭
If the conflict descends into guerrilla warfare, it may move off the world’s front pages, but it will continue to drain Moscow’s resources and weaken Yeltsin.
dwarf [dwɔrf] v. 令相形见绌
The social and economic changes that are taking place there (China) are so sweeping as to dwarf all others I see elsewhere in this dynamic part of the world.
elaborate [ɪˋlæbəˏret] v. 详述 [ɪˋlæbərɪt] adj. 精心制作的，精巧的
Elaborates Time Zagat, publisher of the Zagat restaurant guides, …”The food doesn’t have to be all that good, as long as it doesn’t poison you. You go because you are interested.”
embed [ɪmˋbɛd] v. 植入，深植于
Already familiar in Western Europe and parts of Asia, smart cards resemble credit cards but contain an embedded microchip that keeps track of values stored on the silicon.
█to keep track of 随时注意（某人或情况的发展）
embody [ɪmˋbɑdɪ] v. 体现 【同】represent
Just as the 1889 Paris Exposition gave rise to the Eiffel Towel, this (Internet) world’s fair will leave behind a structure that embodies its vision of the future: a transoceanic railroad of high-speed fiber-optic links.
emulate [ˋɛmjəˏlet] v. 仿效 【同】imitate
Warner and Paramount, the two newest entrants in the network derby, see Fox not as a nemesis but as a network to emulate.
█entrant n. 参赛者； derby n. 竞赛； nemesis n. 强敌
engineer [ˏɛndʒəˋnɪr] v. 策划，创造，设计
Gerstner and Thoman, however, have engineered a corporate future that takes more from their corporate customers’ body language than their own.
enlist [ɪnˋlɪst] v. 招募
The U.S. should be hard-nosed on nuclear proliferation and intellectual-property rights, and may find it advantageous to enlist friends and allies support in that endeavor instead of going it alone.
envision [ɪnˈvɪʒən] v. 预见，想象 【同】imagine
Andreessen, Barksdale and Clark envision a future Netscape product that will assume many of the computer’s operating-system functions, browsing local files as seamlessly as it browses today’s Web.
█assume v. 担任，负担； borrow v. 浏览
eradicate [ɪˋrædɪˏket] v. 根除，拔除 【同】eliminate
Several days later, however, Clinton reversed himself again, saying it was more important to safeguard vital social programs than to eradicate the deficit in the relatively near future.
█reverse v. 使倒转，彻底改变
erupt [ɪˋrʌpt] v. 爆发
Then a controversy erupted over an unnamed woman’s decision to abort one of two healthy fetuses because she felt unable to care for twins.
█abort v. 堕胎； fetus n. 胎儿
escalate [ˋɛskəˏlet] v. 升高
His Zucca line does well at home, but the escalating yen has kept it out of the export market.
█line n. 系列产品
escort [ˋɛskɔrt] v. 护送，伴随
At some Spanish resorts tourists who flouted the law would be sternly escorted back to their hotels by the Civil Guard.
█resort n. 度假胜地
evaluate [ɪˋvæljʊˏet] v. 评估 【同】assess
We must investigate, evaluate and validate this discovery, and it is certain to create lively scientific controversy.
█validate v. 证实
evoke [ɪˋvok] v. 唤起，引起
Public polls record strong support for voluntary euthanasia— a recent Morgan poll found that 70% of Australians were in favor— but Dent’s death also evoked sorrow and anger.
█euthanasia n. 安乐死
expire [ɪkˋspaɪr] v. 到期，期满 【同】run out
His work visa expires in August.
fake [fek] v. 假装，佯作
Johnson faked a pass, and defender Latrell Sprewell was so fooled that Magic simply sashayed past him and laid the ball in.
feature (in) [ˋfitʃɚ] v. 以……为号召，特别介绍
Scientists and patients will be celebrating the promising new HIV treatments to be featured in Vancouver next week, but animal-rights activists almost certainly won’t be cheering them on.
foresee [fɔrˋsi] v. 预料 【同】predict
The company expects to have a working prototype of this power train next year and even foresees limited sales to gotta-have car fanatics in 1998.
█gotta-have 等于got to have，表示非买不可的
foreshadow [fɔrˋʃædo] v. 预示，先兆 【同】forebode
The fall of Danang late in the month produced scenes of horror that appeared to foreshadow what might happen later in Saigon….
for(e)go [fɔrˋɡo] v. 放弃 【同】do without
But, saying he wanted to appear above reproach and quell any controversy, he announced he would forgo a $ 4.5 million advance for two books on politics.
█reproach n. 责备； advance n. 预付版税
foster [ˋfɔstɚ] v. 促进，助长
In Rishi he suggests that by purveying short-term cures but ignoring long-term prevention, the typical Western physician “was fostering a diseased system and beyond that, a diseased world….”
█purvey v. 供应
fret [frɛt] v. 烦恼，烦躁
In his 1994 book The Agenda, Bob Woodward recounts an Oval Office meeting at which Clinton was fretting about how he could get his legislation passed.
█recount v. 详述
hamper [ˋhæmpɚ] v. 阻碍
Hong Kong’s cultural and intellectual development has been hampered, no doubt, by its lack of political development.
harass [həˋræs] v. 骚扰
Getty claims that animal-rights activists made harassing phone calls to his hospital bedside while he was recovering.
harbor [ˋhɑrbɚ] v. 持有（感情）
And he still harbors a grudge against Bolduc, who attempted to bring the semi-independent medical services under his control.
█grudge n. 怨恨，不满
harness [ˋhɑrnɪs] v. 驾驭，利用
The CIA and Defense Department are about to harness some of their most sensitive technologies against a new enemy: cancer.
haunt [hɔnt] v.（如幽灵般）萦绕于……之脑海中 【同】plague
Until the I.R.A. and the Protestant paramilitaries give up their vicious beating, the legacy of the years of violence will continue to haunt Northern Ireland, and the faces of the children of war will continue to show fear.
heap (on) [hip] v. 对（某人）一再加以（称赞或侮辱） 【同】pile on
For survivors of the massacre, the most gnawing injustice is the blame heaped on the victims by military officer who accused them of being agents of communist North Korea, yet refused to say how many died.
█gnawing adj. 令人苦恼的，令人痛苦的
hobble [ˋhɑbl] v. 妨碍，使难以运作 【同】hinder
Low points out, Thailand’s poor education system— only about 30% of teenagers go on to secondary school, half the rate in Malaysia— will hobble its ability to move up the value-added chain.
ignite [ɪɡˋnaɪt] v. 点燃，激发
He (Clinton) is pleased to have frozen the North Korea nuclear program, but wants North and South speaking to each other to stabilize the Korean peninsula, where he still fears World War III could ignite.
illustrate [ˋɪləstret] v. 阐明 【同】demonstrate exemplify
The Ebola affair and the emergence of AIDS illustrate how modern travel and global commerce can quickly spread disease.
immerse (oneself) [ɪˋməs] v. 热衷于，专心于 【同】engross
A President need not immerse himself in the details of foreign policy to conduct it successfully.
imply [ɪmˋplaɪ] v. 暗指，含……之意，意味着 【同】suggest
Homicide may imply abuse, but abuse does not imply homicide.
incorporate [ɪnˋkɔrpəret] v. 使合并，并入，纳入 【同】include
Early on, sumo was incorporated into Shinto purification rituals, after which it became court entertainment.
induce [ɪnˋdus] v. 引发
In one classic 1950 study, …pregnant women suffering from severe morning sickness were given syrup of ipecac, which induces vomiting, and told it was a powerful new cure for nausea. Amazingly, the women ceased vomiting.
█syrup n. 含药糖浆
indulge (in) [ɪnˋdʌldʒ] v. 随心所欲地享受，恣意而为
They indulge in a manic idealization of their young; it is the obverse of child battering but sometimes has equally fatal effects.
█obverse n.（如表里的）相对物；fatal adj. 致命的，具有毁灭性的
inflict [ɪnˋflɪkt] v. 施加
The biggest impact of the U.S. economic restrictions is the damage they inflict on American businesses.
instill [ɪnˋstɪl] v. 逐渐灌输，注入 【同】implant
Both writers were emerging from a Victorian tradition that saw children’s literature as a didactic form whose function …was to instill a respect for adult values and behavior.
█to emerge from脱离，终结（某困境）；didactic adj.说教的
intervene [ˏɪntɚˋvin] v. 介入
The Clinton Administration is faced with redefining when the U.S. should intervene abroad and whether it should be done alone, through the U.N. or through permanent or ad hoc alliances.
intimidate [ɪnˋtɪməˏdet] v. 威胁，恐吓 【同】browbeat
I heard a top Clinton aside trying to intimidate Jay by yelling at him, and I heard Jay, without losing his cool, raising his voice right back and demanding that his questions get answered.
█yell v. 大叫，大吼
intrigue [ɪnˋtriɡ] v. 激起（某人）好奇心 【同】fascinate
Senators Daniel Inouye and Robert Byrd, intrigued by stories of psychic successes, pushed hard during many years to keep Star Gate going.
█psychic n. 通灵的人，灵媒
isolate [ˋaɪslˏet] v. 孤立，隔离 【同】cut off
Those who were both religious and socially involved had a 14-fold advantage over those who were isolated or lacked faith.
jeopardize [ˋdʒɛpɚdˏaɪz] v. 危及 【同】threaten endanger
Her doctor advocates aborting all but two of the (eight) fatuses, warning that continuing the full pregnancy will jeopardize the health of both mother and bodies.
█abort v. 堕胎； fetus n. 胎儿
lapse [læps] v. 陷入（某种状态） 【同】slip
The risk …was that without immediate surgery, Bradley would quickly lapse into a coma and die.
█coma n. 昏迷
lobby [ˋlɑbɪ] v. 游说
Malamud, 36, spent the past year shuttling among 30 countries, lobbying companies that initially dismissed the project as unwieldy and unworkable.
locate [ˋloket] v. 寻找 【同】find
According to CIA documents that TIME has obtained, two agency officers went to Alexandria, Virginia, in May 1981 and asked a psychic to locate a group of POWs on a map of Laos.
█psychic n. 灵媒； POW prison of war的缩写，战俘之意
loom [lum] v.（危险）迫近
While the political stakes of the devaluation (of the Peso) are enormous for Zedillo, they loom large as well for Bill Clinton.
loot [lut] v. 掠夺，搜刮 【同】plunder
Hundreds of Vietnamese had swarmed over the walls and were looting the warehouse, the office, the snack bar.
manifest [ˋmænəˏfɛst] v. 表明，显露 【同】show
As Francis Fukuyama predicted, the West, triumphant, faces the sheer ennui of normal life, ennui that manifests itself in an eccentric taste in heroes.
marvel [ˋmɑrvl] v. 表示惊异，赞叹
“Just three hours after receiving the medication, I was able to talk again.” Bisla marvels.
monitor [ˋmɑnətɚ] v. 监视
The presence of 47000 U.S. troops in Japan reassures not only Tokyo, which is carefully monitoring its great neighbor’s rise to power, but even China, which along with other Asian countries is worried about Japan’s rearming.
moonlight [ˈmuːnlaɪt] v. 兼差，兼职
He sometimes moonlights as a chef at Rover’s, a French restaurant in Seattle.
mourn [mɔrn] v. 哀悼 【同】grieve for
At Francois Mitterrand’s graveside not along ago, the mistress mourned alongside the widow.
multiply [ˏmʌltəˋplaɪ] v. 大量增加
Most industrial pollution comes from small factories, which have multiplied from 15000 in 1950 to nearly 2 million today.
nurture [ˋnətʃɚ] v. 培养，养成 【同】cultivate
The organizers hope that the infrastructure— and awareness— nurtured by this exposition will launch a boom in Net use.
outfit [ˋaʊtˏfɪt] v. 配备，供给 【同】fit out
General Motors is outfitting a convoy of 10 Buick LeSabres that are scheduled to make a test run next year on a modified stretch of I-15 outside San Diego.
█convoy n. 车队，船队；stretch n. 范围
penetrate [ˋpɛnəˏtret] v. 看透他人心思的，识破 【同】grasp fathom
Little Women gently but firmly asks us to penetrate its 19th century disguises and discover something of ourselves hiding in the dim past.
phase (in/out) [fez] v. 逐渐引进或逐步废除
Called Integrion, the partnership will phase in such activities as bill paying, electronic lending and stock and bond trading beginning next year.
plunge [plʌndʒ] v. 冲进，跳进
After drifting through interplanetary space for millions of years, one of these Martian rocks ventured close to Earth 13000 years ago… and plunged into the atmosphere, blazing a meteoric path across the sky.
█drift v. 漂流，游荡；meteoric adj. 流星的
proclaim [prəˋklem] v. 宣称 【同】declare announce
Whatever PETA says, he proclaims, is all lies and nonsense.
prod [prɑd] v. 刺激，激励 【同】stimulate
A museum planned for the site of the notorious labor camp Perm 36 will prod visitor into grappling with those horrific tales.
█to grapple with: 设法解决（困难）
prompt [prɑmpt] v. 促使 【同】encourage
Kim’s warning was prompted by a slump in exports and a rise in imports that forced the government to double its estimate of the country’s 1996 current account deficit to as high as $12 billion.
█slump n. 暴跌
prosecute [ˋprɑsɪˏkjut] v. 起诉，告发
We’ve tried to prosecute him, but it’s hopeless because he controls the court system and the judges… He’s also protected under parliamentary immunity.
provoke [prəˋvok] v. 引起，激发
A first reading of this book provokes a mix of outrage and hilarity.
█hilarity n. 高兴，欢乐
prowl [praʊl] n&v. 潜行（寻找窃取机会）
Reporters now regularly stroll the Internet for stories in the same way they used to prowl the corridors of City Hill. The tradecraft is a little different, but journalists are learning fast.
█tradecraft n. 谍报术
quell [kwɛl] v. 压制
Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto resorts to force to quell her own family’s challenge to her power.
rebound [rɪˋbaʊnd] v. 止跌回升，反弹
Among the good omens: U.S. and Japanese economies are strengthening, and the Japanese yen is expected to rebound.
█omen n. 前兆，预兆
reclaim [rɪˋklem] v. 索回
Foreign Ministry spokesman Chen Jian even suggested a timetable of sorts, saying that after China reclaims Hong Kong in 1997 and Macao in 1999, then Taiwan will be high on the agenda of the Chinese people.
reconcile [ˋrɛkənˏsaɪl] v. 调解
Washington has blocked China’s membership in the World Trade Organization, which Beijing wants as a venue for reconciling trade disputes and obtaining more favorable tariff treatment.
█tariff n. 关税
recruit [rɪˋkrut] v. 招募，吸收
To find out, Ho and one of his team, Dr. Martin Markowitz, recruited two dozen men in the earliest stages of infection and placed them on combination therapy.
█therapy n. 疗法
relate [rɪˋlet] v. 叙述 【同】tell
She would love to relate what happened that night, Thomasson told Congress, but felt she should talk first only to special counsel Robert Fiske.
relinquish [rɪˋlɪŋkwɪʃ] v. 放弃 【同】give up
Nearly one-third of those who relinquished triad ties were already in custody.
█triad n. 帮派；tie n. 关系，瓜葛；custody n. 羁押，拘禁
renounce [rɪˋnaʊns] v. 宣誓放弃
One in seven Taiwanese mobsters turned themselves in to police and renounced their lives of crime.
repent [rɪˋpɛnt] v. 悔改
Specifically, he (the Pope) suggested that the church needs to repent for its sometimes intolerant treatment of other faiths. That notion shocked some bishops.
restrain [rɪˋstren] v. 抑制，遏止 【同】check
But Templeton reminds us that not all Mexican companies will be hurt if the government fails in its attempt to restrain prices.
retrieve [rɪˋtriv] v. 取回 【同】recover get back
He lost his heart ot her almost at once. Never did he retrieve it.
savor [ˋsevɚ] v. 品味
Fully savoring Tsai Ming-liang’s He Liu (The River) requires patience.
scramble [ˋskræmbl] v. 争相抢夺
Rebecca Runkle, a Morgan Stanley analyst who has watched toymakers scramble in the digital age, calls the new CD-ROMS a strategic coup.
scrape [skrep] v. 刮除
No useful devices exist yet, but the prophets of nanotechnology insist that it may be only a few years before cell-size robots swirl through the body scraping fatty deposits off the walls of blood vessels…
█nanotechnology n. 微细科技，即制造分子或原子大小的材料或机器的技术；
swirl v. 旋转移动；deposit n. 沉淀物，淤积物
seduce [sɪˋdus] v. 诱惑 【同】tempt
Over the past three months, Microsoft programmers have released a stream of new products designed to seduce Net users away from Netscape.
shatter [ˋʃætɚ] v. 使粉碎 【同】destroy
The Nintendo 64 shatters the convention of two-dimensional horizontal scrolling video games.
shell [ʃɛl] v. 炮击
They shelled and blockaded Visoko, where Canadians (peacekeepers) were posted.
shun [ʃʌn] v. 规避 【同】avoid
In an era in which management gurus strive to push decision making down the chain, Email has made it easier for middle managers to shun responsibility by bucking decisions up the ladder.
█strive v. 努力去做；buck v.（口语）推卸（责任等）
shuttle [ˋʃʌtl] v. 往返，穿梭
For three years, the West has sought a diplomatic solution to the conflict in Bosnia while sending in U.N. peacekeepers to shuttle around a war zone and provide humanitarian aid.
snap [snæp] v. 毫不留情面地说
During rehearsals, Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson snap at each other.
snap up [snæp ʌp] 争相抢购
They (moviegoers) snap up copies of Winston Groom’s 1986 novel, on which the film (Gump) was based…
spell [spɛl] v. 意味，招致 【同】signal
It has become commonplace, in this digital era, that electric communication will spell doom for authoritarian regimes.
spur [spə] v. 刺激，激励
PC sales are likely to pick up too, spurring demand for Asian-made components like disk drivers and monitors.
█to pick up （情势、健康、成绩等）好转
strand [strænd] v. 使进退两难，使束手无策
The role is oddly similar to Schwarzenegger’s persona in Last Action Hero: someone who plays a superman at work but in the real world is stranded without a script.
█persona n.（戏剧、小说里的）角色、人物；script n.（戏剧、电影等的）脚本
strangle [ˋstræŋɡl] v.（把人）勒死，抑制，阻挠
The members of the larger patriot movement are usually family men and women who feel strangled by the economy, abandoned by the government…
stride [straɪd] v. 大跨步
But Chiappe’s foot had been so badly burned he could baely hobble, let alone stride around looking for ancient dinosaur hones.
stuff [stʌf] v. 充满，装满 【同】cram
Browsers brought order to the chaos of the World Wide Web, a corner of the Net stuffed with text, sounds and pictures.
stumble [ˋstʌmbl] v. 摔倒，喻失败
In January she stumbled in her men’s fall collection, showing loose garments in prison stripes; Jewish groups protested that they looked like concentration-camp grab.
subsidize [ˈsʌbsɪdaɪz] v. 给予补助金
Fel-Pro also subsidizes tutoring for children having trouble at school and helps with college counseling.
surf [səf] v. 冲浪，上网遨游
But it’s not hard to imagine millions of people a few years from now surfing the World Wide Web through their video-game players with sonic and Mario at their side.
surge [sədʒ] v. 急速上升，暴涨 【同】increase
Sales of Japanese cars equipped with CD-ROMS and satellite navigation systems are already surging— from 306000 in 1994 to a projected 750000 this year.
█project v. 预估
surpass [sɚˋpæs] v. 超越，凌驾
Star Wars demonstrated that revenues from film-related action figures, magnets and whatnot could rival a movie’s ticket sales— and in at least two cases, Batman and Jurassic Park, even surpass box-office revenues.
█revenue n. 收入；whatnot n. 种种东西，等等；box-office adj. 票房的，叫座的
swarm [swɔrm] v. 蜂拥
The beggars who swarm through other Indian cities are almost nowhere to be seen, making Surat, by many standards, a picture of India’s prosperous future.
tamper [ˋtæmpɚ] v. 篡改
Before Java allows any line of code to be executed, it determines whether the command is a legal one, using powerful encryption to ensure that the program hasn’t been tampered with.
█encryption n. 译成密码，密码化
tap [tæp] v. 开发，利用
Eager to tap international aid before the P.L.O. gets it all, Hussein hinted that he might agree to terms of a full peace treaty even if Syria is still haggling.
█haggle v. 与人讨价还价，争论
tempt [tɛmpt] v. 诱惑
Even with the price cutting that started last week and is likely to continue through the holiday season, the (32-bit) systems are still far too expensive to tempt consumers used to paying $100 or less for a game machine with plenty of good software.
tip [tɪp] v. 使倾斜
The new finding tips the balance steeply toward the bird-as-dinosaur camp.
topple [ˋtɑpl] v. 推翻，倾倒 【同】overthrow
Then toppling him would have meant U.S. occupation of Iraq, which was untenable for America, its allies and the Arab world.
torment [ˋtɔrmɛnt] v. 折磨 【同】torture
The Bosnian Serbs torment them, humiliate them, take them hostage.
█hostage n. 人质
trail [trel] v. 尾随，追踪 【同】follow
He got three speeding tickets— two from the same cop who was trailing him…
trigger [ˋtrɪɡɚ] v. 触发
It (surgery) also helps temper the involuntary arm and leg movements triggered by the Parkinson’s medication L-dopa.
█temper v. 缓和
tug [tʌɡ] v. 用力拉 【同】yank
Dan Farmer is a computer programmer with a gold ring in his eyebrow, a curly shock of orange hair and a tendency to tug on the beard of authority.
█curly adj. 卷发的；a shock of hair蓬乱的一堆头发
uncover [ʌnˋkʌvɚ] v. 揭发，发现 【同】discover
The specialists did not uncover any noticeable deviations from the norm.
underline [ˏʌndɚˋlaɪn] v. 强调 【同】underscore
The President used a news conference to underline once again his opposition to the House-passed welfare bill and to vow to fight for the confirmation of Dr. Henry Foster as Surgeon General.
unravel [ʌnˋrævl] v. 弄清楚，解开（谜团、秘密等）
It was an extraordinarily productive year for the genetic engineers racing to unravel the secrets of human DNA.
unveil [ʌnˋvel] v. 首次发表（新产品、计划） 【同】reveal
Last week IBM and a group of 15 U.S. and Canadian banking behemoths unveiled a venture that aims to provide a full range of financial services to the banks’ 60 million customers at the touch of a telephone button or the click of a mouse.
vanish [ˋvænɪʃ] v. 消失 【同】disappear
It’s a bad idea to let Cruise vanish for almost an hour in the middle of his picture.
verify [ˋvɛrəˏfaɪ] v. 证实 【同】confirm
If the results are verified, it is a turning point in human history, suggesting that life exists not just on two planets in one paltry solar system but throughout this magnificent universe.
warrant [ˋwɔrənt] v. 视……为正当，认可 【同】merit
Though Targ has not yet published her results, she describes them as sufficiently “encouraging” to warrant a larger follow-up study with 100 AIDS patients.
█follow-up adj. 后续的，补充的（调查、报道）
whip [hwɪp] v. 击败 【同】defeat
Newly ascendant to the No. 1 world ranking after last week’s Australian Open, Agassi is likely to be surrounded by fellow stars (at Atlanta), but Michael Chang, who whipped Agassi in straight sets in the semifinals at Melbourne, is less certain to appear.
█ascendant adj. 上升的；straight adj. 连续的，不间断的
wreck [rɛk] v. 破坏
Tull, feeling only jealousy and hatred, attempts to wreck Barry’s career and his posh life.
█posh adj. 奢侈的，豪华的