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珍‧奧斯汀
(Jane Austen, 1775–1817)
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Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 29 (posted 2020.2.20)
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141 predicateThe article predicates that the market collapse was caused by weakness of the dollar.
142 substantiveThe report concluded that no substantive changes were necessary.
143 floggedHe was publicly flogged for breaking the country's alcohol laws.
144 railShe railed against the injustice of it all.
145 iniquitousan iniquitous system/practice

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 28 (posted 2020.2.20)
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136 aesthetican aesthetic appreciation of the landscape
137 vestigialIt is often possible to see the vestigial remains of rear limbs on some snakes.
138 expertiseThey have considerable expertise in dealing with oil spills.
139 propitiousIt was not a propitious time to start a new business.
140 unassailableThe party now has an unassailable lead.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 27 (posted 2020.2.20)
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131 consolidation/consolidateWith this new movie he has consolidated his position as the country's leading director.
132 stock"No comment," was the actor's stock response.
133 ostentatiousHe gave an ostentatious yawn.
134 dismantleI had to dismantle the engine in order to repair it.
135 unobtrusiveThe service at the hotel is efficient and unobtrusive.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 26 (posted 2020.2.20)
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126 constraintThis decision will impose serious contraints on all schools.
127 allegianceHe affirmed his allegiance to the president.
128 precedentsThere is no precedent for a disaster of this scale.
129 mediatedThe Secretary-General was asked to mediate in the dispute.
130 constituencyUnemployment is high in her constituency.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 25 (posted 2020.2.20)
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121 enactsThey seemed unaware of the drama being enacted a few feet away from them.
122 melodramaHer love of melodrama meant that any small problem became a crisis.
123 punitiveThere are calls for more punitive measures against people who drink and drive.
124 resignedHe resigned as manager after eight years.
125 chastenedHe felt suitably chastened and apologized.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 24 (posted 2020.2.20)
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116 incompatibleThe hours of the job are incompatible with family life.
117 attributeShe attributes her success to hard work and a little luck.
118 contentiousBoth views are highly contentious.
119 punctuatedHer speech was punctuated by bursts of applause.
120 castigatesHe castigated himself for being so stupid.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 23 (posted 2020.2.20)
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111 stereotypeda play full of stereotyped characters
112 primly"You're not supposed to say that," she said primly.
113 intonesThe priest intoned the final prayer.
114 conceitedIt's very conceited of you to assume that your work is always the best.
115 contingentAll payments are contingent upon satisfactory completion dates.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 22 (posted 2020.2.20)
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106 requisiteA university degree has become a requisite for entry into most professions.
107 complicitSeveral officers were complicit in the cover-up.
108 meekness/meekThey called her Miss Mouse because she was so meek and mild.
109 contentionOne area of contention is the availability of nursery care.
110 preoccupationHis current preoccupation is the appointment of the new manager.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 21 (posted 2020.2.12)
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101 appropriatedHe was accused of appropriating club funds.
102 reassertsShe found it necessary to reassert her position.
103 disruptiveShe had a disruptive influence on the rest of the class.
104 comfortingly/comfortingIt's comforting to know that you'll be there.
105 circumscribedThe power of the monarchy was circumscribed by the new law.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 20 (posted 2020.2.10)
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96 excursive/excursionAfter a brief excursion into drama, he concentrated on his main interest, which was poetry.
97 envisageWhat level of profit do you envisage?
98 unchaste/chastea chaste kiss on the cheek
99 precariousHe earned a precarious living as an artist.
100 pervasiveA sense of social change is pervasive in her novels.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 19 (posted 2020.2.10)
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91 hierarchiesShe's quite high up in the management hierarchy.
92 egalitarianHe described himself as "an egalitarian".
93 polemicHer speech was memorable for its polemic rather than its substance.
94 self-perpetuatingRevenge leads to a self-perpetuating cycle of violence.
95 decadenta decadent lifestyle

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 18 (posted 2020.2.10)
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86 assimilatingThe committee will need time to assimilate this report.
87 aftermathA lot of rebuilding took place in the aftermath of the war.
88 subdivisionsubdivisions within the Hindu caste system
89 enshrinedThese rights are enshrined in the country's constitution.
90 critiqueHer job involves critiquing designs by fashion students.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 17 (posted 2020.2.9)
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81 impersonalBusiness letters need not be formal and impersonal.
82 irrepressibleirrepressible confidence
83 obtusely/obtuseAre you being deliberately obtuse?
84 discourseHe was hoping for some lively political discourse at the meeting.
85 subversiveHe was a known political subversive.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 16 (posted 2020.2.9)
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76 ostensiblyTroops were sent in, ostensibly to protect the civilian propulation.
77 aggrandisementHer sole aim is personal aggrandisement.
78 endorseI wholeheartedly endorse his remarks.
79 inconsequentialinconsequential details
80 irretrievablethe irretrievable breakdown of the marriage

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 15 (posted 2020.2.8)
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71 articulateAll we could hear were loud sobs, but no articulate words.
72 fraughtShe looked/sounded fraught.
73 fascinationThe girls listened in fascination as the story unfolded.
74 deployment/deploy2000 troops were deployed in the area.
75 juxtapositionthe juxtaposition of realistic and surreal situations in the novel

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 14 (posted 2019.2.28)
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66 inclinationHe did not show the slightest inclination to leave.
67 plagueFinancial problems are plaguing the company.
68 hugShe sat in the chair, hugging her knees.
69 vouch for sthI was in bed with the flu. My wife can vouch for that.
70 resentfulThey seemed to be resentful of our presence there.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 13 (posted 2019.2.15)
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61 overheardI overheard a conversation between two boys on the bus.
62 diffuseness/diffusea diffuse style of writing
63 perpetually/perpetualWe lived for years in a perpetual state of fear.
64 insufferablyinsufferably hot
65 tediousWe had to listen to the tedious details of his operation.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 12 (posted 2019.2.13)
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56 indignityThe chairman suffered the indignity of being refused admission to the meeting.
57 reelThe hero was killed in the final reel.
58 premeditatedThe killing had not been premeditated.
59 affrontHe hoped they would not feel affronted if they were not invited.
60 compassthe compass of a singer's voice

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 11 (posted 2019.2.9)
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51 rashness/rashlyShe had rashly promised to lend him the money.
52 atonedto atone for a crime
53 obstinacy/obstinateHe can be very obstinate when he wants to be!
54 subsistingOld people often subsist on very small incomes.
55 resentedHe bitterly resents being treated like a child.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 10 (posted 2019.2.3)
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46 efficacy/efficaciousThey hope the new drug will prove especially efficacious in the relief of pain.
47 tax withI taxed him with avoiding his responsibility as a parent.
48 invalidThe treaty was declared invalid because it had not been ratified.
49 odiousWhat an odious man!.
50 laudablea laudable attempt

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 9 (posted 2019.1.31)
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41 captivation/captivateThe children were captivated by her stories.
42 despicableI hate you! You're despicable.
43 profuse/profusionRoses grew in profusion against the old wall.
44 minceHe minced over to serve us.
45 came away (with sth)We came away with the impression that all was not well with their marriage.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 8 (posted 2019.1.30)
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36 abominableThe judge discribed the attack as an abominable crime.
37 not one jotThere's not one jot of truth in what he says.
38 poorlyThe job is relatively poorly paid.
39 looShe's gone to the loo.
40 paltryThis account offers a paltry 1% return on your investment.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 7 (posted 2019.1.29)
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31 extortThe gang extorted money from over 30 local businesses.
32 prognostics/prognosisThe prognosis is for more people to work part-time in the future.
33 contrivanceThe film is spoilt by unrealistic cntrivances of plot.
34 contemptThey had shown a contempt for the values she thought important.
35 draughtsA cold draught of air blew in from the open window.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 6 (posted 2019.1.26)
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26 stricturesstrictures against civil servants expressing political opinions
27 intrepidity/intrepidan intrepid explorer
28 entailedThe girls learn exactly what is entailed in caring for a newborn baby.
29 in default ofThey accepted what he had said in default of any evidence to disprove it.
30 becomingIt was not very becoming behaviour for a teacher.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 5 (posted 2019.1.1)
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21 proprietyNobody questioned the propriety of her being there alone.
22 inducementThere is little inducement for them to work harder.
23 archly"Guess what?" she said archly.
24 reverieShe was jolted out of her reverie as the door opened.
25 insipidity/insipidAfter an hour of insipid conversation, I left.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 4 (posted 2018.12.27)
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16 piquedShe couldn't help feeling a little piqued by his lack of interest.
17 impertinentWould it be impertinent to ask why you're leaving?
18 impose onEveryone imposes on Dave's good nature.
19 consolationThe children were a great consolation to him when his wife died.
20 no/not inconsiderableWe have spent a not inconsiderable amount of money on the project already.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 3 (posted 2018.12.25)
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11 shackleThe prisoners were kept shackled during the trial.
12 civillyShe greeted him civilly but with no sign of affection.
13 elatedI was elated by the prospect of the new job ahead.
14 courteousThe hotel staff are friendly and courteous.
15 hackThey were hacked to death as they tried to escape.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 2 (posted 2018.7.22)
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6 fastidiousEverything was planned in fastidious detail.
7 horridDon't be so horrid to your brother.
8 affectationHe raised his eyebrows with an affectation of surprise.
9 candour"I don't trust him," he said in a rare moment of candour.
10 denominateThe loan was denominated in US dollars.

Words from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (傲慢與偏見) Series 1 (posted 2018.4.17)
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1 deignShe just grunted, not deigning to look up from the page.
2 emphaticHe was emphatic that he could not work with her.
3 stoutlyHe was tall and stoutly built.
4 barefaceda barefaced lie
5 surmiseThis is pure surmise on my part.