Unformatted text preview: eed, hick, rustic,
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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
• 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
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
• 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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