intrigue inspire boost sentimental virtually cordial compliment scribble genuine reinforce appreciate strain specific vague precise spontaneous deserve approve considering
- intrigue: ...political intrigue.
- intrigue: ...a powerful story of intrigue, passion and betrayal.
- intrigue: ...the plots and intrigues in the novel.
- intrigue: The novelty of the situation intrigued him.
- inspire: These herbs will inspire you to try out all sorts of exotic-flavoured dishes!...
- inspire: Our challenge is to motivate those voters and inspire them to join our cause...
- inspire: And what inspired you to change your name?
- inspire: Jimi Hendrix inspired a generation of guitarists.
- inspire: The book was inspired by a real person, namely Tamara de Treaux.
- inspire: ...a political murder inspired by the same nationalist conflicts now wrecking the country.
- inspire: ...Mediterranean-inspired ceramics in bright yellow and blue...
- inspire: Jamaica's socialist government is adopting US-inspired free market practices.
- inspire: The car's performance quickly inspires confidence.
- boost: It wants the government to take action to boost the economy...
- boost: The move is designed to boost sales during the peak booking months of January and February.
- boost: It would get the economy going and give us the boost that we need...
- boost: The proposal received a boost on Sunday when The New York Times endorsed it in a leading article.
- boost: We need a big win to boost our confidence...
- boost: Do what you can to give her confidence and boost her morale.
- boost: It did give me a boost to win such a big event.
- sentimental: I'm trying not to be sentimental about the past...
- sentimental: It's a very sentimental play.
- sentimental: Childhood had less freedom and joy than we sentimentally attribute to it.
- sentimental: In this book there is no sentimentality.
- sentimental: Our paintings and photographs are of sentimental value only...
- sentimental: Perhaps he has returned for sentimental reasons.
- virtually: Virtually all cooking was done over coal-fired ranges...
- virtually: It would have been virtually impossible to research all the information.
[ˈkɔ:diəl; ˈkɔ:dʒəl] n.兴奋剂,兴奋性饮料adj.热忱的,诚恳的,兴奋的
- cordial: He had never known him to be so chatty and cordial...
- cordial: He said the two countries had close and cordial relations.
- cordial: They all greeted me very cordially and were eager to talk about the new project.
- cordial: Egypt wants to solve the problem in an atmosphere of cordiality.
- cordial: ...fruit cordials.
- compliment: You can do no harm by paying a woman compliments.
- compliment: 'Well done, Cassandra,' Crook said. She blushed, but accepted the compliment with good grace.
- compliment: They complimented me on the way I looked each time they saw me.
- compliment: Firstly I compliment you on most of your excellent Spring issue of 'Triangle'.
- compliment: We consider it a compliment to be called 'conservative'.
- compliment: It's obvious he's worried about us and I'm taking it as a compliment.
- compliment: My compliments to the chef.
- compliment: Give my compliments to your lovely wife when you write home.
- compliment: The actors have entertained us so splendidly during this weekend, I think it's time we returned the compliment.
- compliment: Please give this to your boss with my compliments.
- compliment: On my bedside table awaited, with the compliments of the management, an appetizing breakfast.
- scribble: She scribbled a note to tell Mum she'd gone out...
- scribble: As I scribbled in my diary the light went out.
- scribble: When Caroline was five she scribbled on a wall.
卡罗琳 5 岁时在墙上乱涂乱画。
- scribble: I'm sorry what I wrote was such a scribble.
- genuine: There was a risk of genuine refugees being returned to Vietnam.
- genuine: ...genuine leather...
- genuine: There was genuine joy in this room...
- genuine: If this offer is genuine I will gladly accept it.
- genuine: He was genuinely surprised.
- genuine: He needed at least three days to assess the genuineness of their intentions.
- genuine: She is very caring and very genuine.
- genuine: I have no doubt about their genuineness.
- reinforce: A stronger European Parliament would, they fear, only reinforce the power of the larger countries...
- reinforce: This sense of privilege tends to be reinforced by the outside world.
- reinforce: ...films that reinforce the idea that we live in a threatening and risky world.
- reinforce: Eventually, they had to reinforce the walls with exterior beams.
- reinforce: Its windows were of reinforced glass.
- reinforce: Both sides have been reinforcing their positions after yesterday's fierce fighting...
- reinforce: Troops and police have been reinforced in the southern Pakistan city of Hyderabad.
- appreciate: Anyone can appreciate our music...
- appreciate: In time you'll appreciate the beauty and subtlety of this language.
- appreciate: She never really appreciated the depth and bitterness of the Irish conflict...
- appreciate: He appreciates that co-operation with the media is part of his professional duties.
- appreciate: Peter stood by me when I most needed it. I'll always appreciate that...
- appreciate: Thanks, lads. I appreciate it...
- appreciate: I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't mention it.
- appreciate: They don't have any confidence that houses will appreciate in value.
- strain: The prison service is already under considerable strain...
- strain: The vast expansion in secondary education is putting an enormous strain on the system.
- strain: ...the credit crunch caused by strains on the banking system.
- strain: The volume of scheduled flights is straining the air traffic control system...
- strain: Resources will be further strained by new demands for housing.
- strain: She was tired and under great strain.
- strain: ...the stresses and strains of a busy and demanding career.
- strain: I sometimes find it a strain to be responsible for the mortgage.
- strain: Place your hands under your buttocks to take some of the strain off your back...
- strain: A build-up of strain on a section of the San Andreas Fault has been detected.
- strain: Avoid muscle strain by warming up with slow jogging.
- strain: ...a groin strain.
- strain: He strained his back during a practice session.
- strain: I had to strain to hear...
- strain: Several thousand supporters strained to catch a glimpse of the new president...
- strain: They strained their eyes, but saw nothing.
- strain: Strain the stock and put it back into the pan.
- strain: There was a strain of bitterness in his voice.
- strain: ...this cynical strain in the book.
- strain: Every year new strains of influenza develop.
- strain: ...a particularly beautiful strain of Swiss pansies.
- strain: She could hear the tinny strains of a chamber orchestra.
- specific: Massage may help to increase blood flow to specific areas of the body...
- specific: There are several specific problems to be dealt with...
- specific: Specific groups may be formed to address specific issues.
- specific: I asked him to be more specific...
- specific: These nerve centres generate rhythmic movements; or to be more specific, rhythmic stomach movements...
- specific: This report offered the most specific and accurate description of the problems.
- specific: ...the kind of extreme specificity normally associated only with computer programmes.
- specific: Send your resume with a cover letter that is specific to that particular job.
- specific: Most studies of trade have been country-specific.
- specific: ...a job-specific course.
- vague: A lot of the talk was apparently vague and general...
- vague: The description was pretty vague.
- vague: ...vague information.
- vague: 'I'm not sure,' Liz said vaguely...
- vague: They issued a vaguely worded statement.
- vague: ...the vagueness of the language in the text.
- vague: They have only a vague idea of the amount of water available...
- vague: Waite's memory of that first meeting was vague.
- vague: Judith could vaguely remember her mother lying on the sofa.
- vague: He was vague, however, about just what U.S. forces might actually do...
- vague: Democratic leaders under election pressure tend to respond with vague promises of action...
- vague: She had married a charming but rather vague Englishman...
- vague: His eyes were always so vague when he looked at her.
- vague: He looked vaguely around the room as he spoke, his mind elsewhere.
- vague: ...a girl wandering in the blissful vagueness of someone in love.
- vague: He was conscious of that vague feeling of irritation again...
- vague: He had a vague impression of rain pounding on the packed earth.
- vague: He looked at her vague shape through the frosted glass...
- vague: The bus was a vague shape in the distance.
- precise: I can remember the precise moment when my daughter came to see me and her new baby brother in hospital...
- precise: The precise location of the wreck was discovered in 1988...
- precise: He was not clear on the precise nature of his mission...
- precise: They speak very precise English...
- precise: He does not talk too much and what he has to say is precise and to the point.
- precise: More than a week ago, Thursday evening to be precise, Susanne was at her evening class...
- precise: The restaurant in which we ate that night had more people in it at 11pm, 51 more to be precise, than it did at 10pm.
[spɔnˈteinjəs, -niəs] adj.自发的,自然产生的
- spontaneous: Diana's house was crowded with happy people whose spontaneous outbursts of song were accompanied by lively music.
- spontaneous: I joined in the spontaneous applause.
- spontaneous: As soon as the tremor passed, many people spontaneously arose and cheered.
- spontaneous: He was never spontaneously warm or friendly towards us.
- spontaneous: I had another spontaneous miscarriage at around the 16th to 18th week.
我在大约第 16 至 18 孕周时又经历了一次自然流产。
- spontaneous: ...a spontaneous explosion.
- spontaneous: Usually a woman's breasts produce milk spontaneously after the birth.
- spontaneous: These images surface spontaneously in dreams.
- deserve: Government officials clearly deserve some of the blame as well...
- deserve: They know the sport inside out, and we treat them with the respect they deserve...
- deserve: These people deserve to make more than the minimum wage...
- deserve: One of them said the two dead joy riders got what they deserved.
- approve: Not everyone approves of the festival...
- approve: I approved of the proposal.
- approve: You've never approved of Henry, have you?...
- approve: I didn't approve of his manner.
- approve: The Russian Parliament has approved a program of radical economic reforms...
- approve: MPs approved the Bill by a majority of 97.
- approve: We have three suppliers in all who are approved by the Organic Farm Food Association.
- considering: He must be hoping, but considering the situation in June he may hoping for too much too soon...
- considering: The former hostage is in remarkably good shape considering his ordeal.
- considering: Considering that you are no longer involved with this man, your response is a little extreme.
- considering: I think you're pretty safe, considering.