GRE常考形容词(十七)
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enigmatic :: obscure; puzzling
equitable :: fair; impartial
erotic :: pertaining1 to passionate2 love
eugenic :: pertaining to the improvement of race
ex officio :: by virtue3 of one"s office
explicit :: definite; open
febrile :: feverish
fiduciary :: pertaining to a position of trust
fluted :: having vertical4 parallel grooves5 (as in a pillar)
fulgent :: beaming; radiant
garrulous :: loquacious6; wordy
gauche :: clumsy; boorish
generic :: characteristic of a class or species
germinal :: pertaining to a germ; creative
hermetically :: sealed by fusion7 so as to be airtight
hortatory :: encouraging
hyperborean :: situated8 in extreme north; arctic; cold
idiosyncratic :: private; peculiar9 to an individual
illusive :: deceiving
impalpable :: imperceptible; intangible
imperturbable :: calm; placid
imponderable :: weightless
importunate :: urging; demanding
impotent :: weak; ineffective
incongruous :: not fitting; absurd
incontinent :: lacking self-restraint; licentious
incredulous :: withholding10 belief; skeptical
inductive :: pertaining to induction11 or proceeding12 from the specific to the general
ineluctable :: irresistible13; not to be escaped
insouciant :: indifferent; without concern or care
interlocutory :: conversational14; intermediate, not final
internecine :: mutually destructive
intractable :: unruly; refractory
irksome :: repetitious; tedious
irrefragable :: not to be disproved; indisputable
jejune :: lacking interest; barren; meager
kinetic :: producing motion
lachrymose :: producing tears
laudable :: praiseworthy; commendable
lissome :: agile15; lithe
ludicrous :: laughable; trifling
maladroit :: clumsy; bungling
manifold :: numerous; varied
mawkish :: sickening; insipid
militant :: combative16; bellicose
minatory :: threatening
morganatic :: describing a marriage between a member of a royal family and a commone
myopic :: nearsighted
nascent :: incipient17; coming into being
nautical :: pertaining to ships or navigation
neap :: lowest
nubile :: marriageable
obligatory :: binding18; required
obstreperous :: boisterous19; noisy
omnipresent :: universally present; ubiquitous
optimum :: most favorable
orotund :: having a round, resonant20 quality; inflated21 speech
overweening :: presumptuous22; arrogant
parlous :: dangerous; perilous
pass?:: old-fashioned; past the prime
pathological :: pertaining to disease
pejorative :: having a deteriorating or depreciating effect on the meaning of a word



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1 pertaining     
与…有关系的,附属…的,为…固有的(to)
参考例句:
  • Living conditions are vastly different from those pertaining in their country of origin. 生活条件与他们祖国大不相同。
  • The inspector was interested in everything pertaining to the school. 视察员对有关学校的一切都感兴趣。
2 passionate     
adj.热情的,热烈的,激昂的,易动情的,易怒的,性情暴躁的
参考例句:
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
3 virtue     
n.德行,美德;贞操;优点;功效,效力
参考例句:
  • He was considered to be a paragon of virtue.他被认为是品德尽善尽美的典范。
  • You need to decorate your mind with virtue.你应该用德行美化心灵。
4 vertical     
adj.垂直的,顶点的,纵向的;n.垂直物,垂直的位置
参考例句:
  • The northern side of the mountain is almost vertical.这座山的北坡几乎是垂直的。
  • Vertical air motions are not measured by this system.垂直气流的运动不用这种系统来测量。
5 grooves     
n.沟( groove的名词复数 );槽;老一套;(某种)音乐节奏v.沟( groove的第三人称单数 );槽;老一套;(某种)音乐节奏
参考例句:
  • Wheels leave grooves in a dirt road. 车轮在泥路上留下了凹痕。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Sliding doors move in grooves. 滑动门在槽沟中移动。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
6 loquacious     
adj.多嘴的,饶舌的
参考例句:
  • The normally loquacious Mr O'Reilly has said little.平常话多的奥赖利先生几乎没说什么。
  • Kennedy had become almost as loquacious as Joe.肯尼迪变得和乔一样唠叨了。
7 fusion     
n.溶化;熔解;熔化状态,熔和;熔接
参考例句:
  • Brass is formed by the fusion of copper and zinc. 黄铜是通过铜和锌的熔合而成的。
  • This alloy is formed by the fusion of two types of metal.这种合金是用两种金属熔合而成的。
8 situated     
adj.坐落在...的,处于某种境地的
参考例句:
  • The village is situated at the margin of a forest.村子位于森林的边缘。
  • She is awkwardly situated.她的处境困难。
9 peculiar     
adj.古怪的,异常的;特殊的,特有的
参考例句:
  • He walks in a peculiar fashion.他走路的样子很奇特。
  • He looked at me with a very peculiar expression.他用一种很奇怪的表情看着我。
10 withholding     
扣缴税款
参考例句:
  • She was accused of withholding information from the police. 她被指控对警方知情不报。
  • The judge suspected the witness was withholding information. 法官怀疑见证人在隐瞒情况。
11 induction     
n.感应,感应现象
参考例句:
  • His induction as a teacher was a turning point in his life.他就任教师工作是他一生的转折点。
  • The magnetic signals are sensed by induction coils.磁信号由感应线圈所检测。
12 proceeding     
n.行动,进行,(pl.)会议录,学报
参考例句:
  • This train is now proceeding from Paris to London.这次列车从巴黎开往伦敦。
  • The work is proceeding briskly.工作很有生气地进展着。
13 irresistible     
adj.非常诱人的,无法拒绝的,无法抗拒的
参考例句:
  • The wheel of history rolls forward with an irresistible force.历史车轮滚滚向前,势不可挡。
  • She saw an irresistible skirt in the store window.她看见商店的橱窗里有一条叫人着迷的裙子。
14 conversational     
adj.对话的,会话的
参考例句:
  • The article is written in a conversational style.该文是以对话的形式写成的。
  • She values herself on her conversational powers.她常夸耀自己的能言善辩。
15 agile     
adj.敏捷的,灵活的
参考例句:
  • She is such an agile dancer!她跳起舞来是那么灵巧!
  • An acrobat has to be agile.杂技演员必须身手敏捷。
16 combative     
adj.好战的;好斗的
参考例句:
  • Mr. Obama has recently adopted a more combative tone.奥巴马总统近来采取了一种更有战斗性的语调。
  • She believes that women are at least as combative as are.她相信女性至少和男性一样好斗。
17 incipient     
adj.起初的,发端的,初期的
参考例句:
  • The anxiety has been sharpened by the incipient mining boom.采矿业初期的蓬勃发展加剧了这种担忧。
  • What we see then is an incipient global inflation.因此,我们看到的是初期阶段的全球通胀.
18 binding     
有约束力的,有效的,应遵守的
参考例句:
  • The contract was not signed and has no binding force. 合同没有签署因而没有约束力。
  • Both sides have agreed that the arbitration will be binding. 双方都赞同仲裁具有约束力。
19 boisterous     
adj.喧闹的,欢闹的
参考例句:
  • I don't condescend to boisterous displays of it.我并不屈就于它热热闹闹的外表。
  • The children tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play.孩子们经常是先静静地聚集在一起,不一会就开始吵吵嚷嚷戏耍开了。
20 resonant     
adj.(声音)洪亮的,共鸣的
参考例句:
  • She has a resonant voice.她的嗓子真亮。
  • He responded with a resonant laugh.他报以洪亮的笑声。
21 inflated     
adj.(价格)飞涨的;(通货)膨胀的;言过其实的;充了气的v.使充气(于轮胎、气球等)( inflate的过去式和过去分词 );(使)膨胀;(使)通货膨胀;物价上涨
参考例句:
  • He has an inflated sense of his own importance. 他自视过高。
  • They all seem to take an inflated view of their collective identity. 他们对自己的集体身份似乎都持有一种夸大的看法。 来自《简明英汉词典》
22 presumptuous     
adj.胆大妄为的,放肆的,冒昧的,冒失的
参考例句:
  • It would be presumptuous for anybody to offer such a view.任何人提出这种观点都是太放肆了。
  • It was presumptuous of him to take charge.他自拿主张,太放肆了。
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