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英文名著精讲:The Kite Runner 追风筝的人(7)

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重点精讲:

wrestle v. 摔跤
He wrestled his opponent to the floor/ground.
他把对手摔倒在地上。
He taught his little brother how to wrestle.
他教他小弟弟如何摔跤。

with bare hands 赤手空拳
If he says that again I'll kill him with my bare hands!
要是他再说一遍,我会赤手空拳打死他。

affliction n. 痛苦,痛苦的原因
I have great sympathy for people in affliction.
我对那些受苦受难的人们充满同情。
Malnutrition is one of the common afflictions of the poor.
营养不良是致使穷人痛苦的常见原因之一。

brag v. 吹牛, 自夸
He used to brag that he would make lots of money.
他经常吹牛说自己会赚很多很多钱。

veracity n. 真实性
I don't doubt the veracity of your report.
我毫不怀疑你报告中的真实性。
The chairman disallowed the veracity of his report.
主席不承认他的报道的真实性。

uproot v. 连根拔起
Whthin seconds a tornado can uproot trees.
几秒钟内,龙卷风就能连根拔起大树。
The trunk of an elephant is powerful enough to uproot trees.
大象的长鼻强壮得足以将树木连根拔起。

growl v. 咆哮
We heard the thunder growling in the distance.
我们听见远处隆隆的雷声。

despite prep.  尽管
Despite old age, she is still learning to drive.
尽管年事已高,她还在学开车。
Despite all our efforts we still lost the game.
尽管我们尽了全力,我们还是输掉了比赛。

urge v. 极力主张,力劝
They urged on us the need for cooperation.
他们向我们强调合作的必要性。
I strongly urge you to give up smoking.
我力劝你戒烟。

obstinate adj. 固执的
The obstinate child refused to answer.
这固执的孩子拒绝回答。
Because their hearts had turned hard, stubborn and obstinate.
重点是在于他们的心已经是硬的,是固执的,是顽固的。

triumphant adj. 得意扬扬的
Albert was triumphant in his harlequin costume.
阿尔贝得意扬扬地穿着他那件小丑服装。
There was a positively triumphant note in her voice.
她的声音里带有一种极为得意的语气。


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