【日更】趣味详解GRE单词-05

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【日更】趣味详解GRE单词-05


stable adj稳定的

staple n. 主要产物(要素),原料(地), adj. 主要的,重要的 vt.用订书机装订

[e.g] Rubber became the staple of the Malayan economy.

橡胶成了马来亚经济的支柱产品。

[e.g] He was a staple among the Royals' top prospects for years, but his first two chances in Kansas City went so poorly that he was shuttled back to the minors.

多年来他一直是皇家队前景最看好的主力,但他在堪萨斯城的前两次机会非常糟糕,以至于他被送往未成年人。Seattle Times Mar 5, 2019

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fathom n. 测量深度, 看穿, 了解   vi. 测量深度    vt. 彻底了解,测深

[E2E] To fathom something is to understand it thoroughly, and is usually used in the negative,

as in "I can't fathom why he doesn't want to go along with us."

[e.g] The fact that this sort of hate is happening in small town hockey rinks is difficult to fathom for many.

对于许多人来说,这种仇恨发生在小镇曲棍球场的事实很难理解。BBC Mar 1, 2019

[e.g] It may be hard to fathom now, but facts — and the consensus they allowed, no matter how temporary or tenuous — were a “basis for progress.”

现在可能很难理解,但事实上 - 他们所允许的共识,无论多么暂时或脆弱 - 都是“进步的基础”。New York Times Feb 27, 2019

漫画《深海》(Fathom)女主角Aspen Matthews

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yeast n. 酵母   vi.发酵; 起泡沫;

[e.g] The yeast interacts with sugar and fills the bread with pockets of air as it bakes.

酵母与糖相互作用,并在烘烤时用空气穴填充面包。

[e.g] Furthermore, Ubersax says the new yeastproduces cannabinoids at a rate several orders of magnitude higher than that of other strains.

此外,Ubersax说,新酵母生产大麻素的速度比其他菌株高几个数量级。Scientific American Feb 27, 2019

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几个需要轻度记忆的单词:

commonplace adj. 平凡的, 陈腐的 n. 常事, 老生常谈, 普通的东西

outlying adj. 远离中心的, 偏僻的

downplay vt. 不予重视,对...低估  underestimate 

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