In a climate of political unrest a dictator can often

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Unformatted text preview: eed, hick, rustic, rube…) • refer contemptuously, unflatteringly, unfavorably to rural, provincial, uncultured, unsophisticated, narrow-minded people who could be easily gulled, duped, conned, taken in. repel/ repulse • • • • • 1, to drive back by or as if by force to repel an attack/an enemy 2. to cause feelings of dislike in Let’s go at once! You repel me. His accent repels me. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • 3. make …displeased • Evil odors invariably repel. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • 4. be against each other • Particles with similar electric charges repel each other. • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • 5. be waterproof • This coat repels rain. • repellant appearance • 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 repulse: • 1. to drive back (an enemy/attack) • to repulse the enemy • 2. to refuse coldly; push away (a friendly person, or an offer of friendship) • He offered to help, but was repulsed. • Bryan is like Don Quixote in his actions, fighting windmills or tilting at windmills, • too dramatic and too pretentious to be really convincing and impressive. punctuate • interrupt periodically • The football game was punctuated by the cheers of each team’s supporters. • He punctuated his lecture with a few well-chosen jokes. 《 • snigger/snicker: 矛矛 smothered or halfsuppressed laughter. • They sniggered when he announced that he would someday be Prime Minister. • The boys sniggered as the poor dog ran about with a tin can tied to its tail. • chuckle: low-keyed, reflective, expressing chuckle appreciation, satisfaction, denote quiet laughter, usu. harmless, pleasant, goodnatured in tone • chortle—chuckle+snort: high glee, impishness 矛矛矛 • giggle/ titter: 矛矛矛矛矛矛矛 • uncontrollable fit of silly but harmless laughter, high-pitched sounds, usu. associated with children or girls. slur • unfair damaging remarks to harm one’s reputation • slander n/v • blaspheme v. 矛矛矛矛矛 • cast slurs upon one’s friends • sny. smear, disgrace, insult hubbub • • • • • • • • • • • a mixture of loud noises tumult brawl din roar racket row uproar pandemonium commotion clamour (heart, sympathies, feelings) go out to sb • be extended to • (of feelings) to be in sympathy with; feel sorry for • The Englishman’s heart went out to the pitiful figure. • My heart couldn’t help going out to the helpless wounded children in dirty rags whose...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2012 for the course ENGLISH 201 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '12 term at Shanghai University.

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