foolproof adj.极简单的;安全无比的

同certain, guaranteed, infallible

Jenny has a foolproof plan to get Colin’s hat back from Billy.

珍妮有个简单的法子,可把科林的帽子从比利那儿拿回来。

gaunt adj.骨瘦如柴的;憔悴的

同bony, lean, haggard

Many people criticize fashion designers for using gaunt models to display their clothes.

许多人批评服装设计师用骨瘦如柴的模特来展示服装。

harsh adj.严厉的

同rough, severe, stern

Some people from Singapore often cannot adjust to the harsh winters in Canada.

一些新加坡来的人常无法适应加拿大的严冬。

imitate v.模仿

同mimic, copy, ape, simulate

When my sister and I were very young, my sister would imitate everything I did.

在我和妹妹还小的时候,她会模仿我的一举一动。

inquisitive adj.好奇的;好问的

同curious, inquiring, questioning, prying

Harriet’s inquisitive mind led her to become a research scientist.

哈丽特的好奇心使她成为一名从事研究的科学家。

insinuate v.暗示

同suggest, hint, imply

Are you insinuating that I am the one who stole Andy’s radio?

你在暗示是我偷了安迪的收音机吗?

jurisdiction n.管辖权;裁判权

同judicial right, prerogative, legal right

Once the thief’s car passed across the state border, our state police had no jurisdiction to follow him.

一旦窃贼的车越过州界,本州的警察便无权跟踪他。

latent adj.潜在的;潜伏的

同concealed, hidden, veiled, lurking, underlying

The latent cause of crime is often avarice.

贫婪常是犯罪的潜在诱因。

laud v.褒奖;赞美

同praise, extol, compliment

Dr. Harris’fellow researchers lauded her thirty years of work in the laboratory.

哈里斯博士的同事们赞扬了她30年来在实验室的工作。