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Vocabulary 10000

Lesson 1

A monument was built to commemorate the victory.

The children huddled together for warmth.

Censure is sometimes harder to bear than punishment.

The new vaccine eradicated all traces of the disease within three months.

The barbarians defiled the church by using it as a stable.

The pregnant woman has an enlarged abdomen.

The lost hikers were bereft of hope when the rescue plane did not see them.

The children were bereaved by the death of their parents.

This battlefield is consecrated to the memory of the soldiers who died here.

A good joke does not necessarily evoke a hearty laugh.

Wheels left grooves in a muddy dirt road.

The old car jolted its passengers badly as it went over the rough road.

Bowing to greet a lady is now an obsolete custom.

Many wild animals prowl at night looking for something to eat.

The children scooped holes in the sand.

Diplomats are interested in the status of world affairs.

The farmer sued the railroad station because his cow was killed by the train.

The counter of the sink has many grooves along which the water will run off.

The cat prowled around the cellar looking for mice.

We all sympathized with the husband who was bereaved of his beloved wife.

Her singing evoked admiration from the public.

We still use this machine though it is obsolete.

The bandit in a typical Western movie rides a horse and goes armed. either alone or in a group.

Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.

The children‘s muddy shoes defiled all the rugs in the hotel.

Running in the hall is a deviation from the school rules and will not be allowed.

She could bear the disappointments of other people with tolerable fortitude.

The little girl was inconsolable at the loss of her kitten.

Aren‘t you hungry? You are only nibbling your food.

The coronation of the new king was a splendid pageant.

After the scourge of flood usually comes the scourge of disease.

The crippled child tumbled down the stairs and was badly hurt.

The iron in the ship caused a deviation of the magnetic needle of the compass.

A marathon runner must have great fortitude to run such a long distance.

The pretty girl‘s reputation was defiled by malicious gossips.

The boy is just learning to walk, he is always tumbling over the floor.

The inauguration ceremony of the new President was a splendid pageant.

There are many illnesses, which afflict old people.

His employer censured him for neglecting his work.

The thief intruded into the house with caution and dissimulation.

Nowadays, it is an inhumane punishment to flog the disobedient soldiers or sailors.

According to the inscription on its cornerstone, this building was erected in 1919.

The gifts of charity meddled with a man’s private affair.

He doesn‘t sit straight: his posture is very bad.

John rummaged all the drawers to find his gloves.

The water spouted out when the pipe was broken.

The climber traversed a long horizontal crack in the face of the mountain slope.

A child stood looking with wistful eyes at the toys in the shop window.

He was flogging his horse in a very cruel way.

She rummaged change from the bottom of her purse.

The law does not meddle unduly with a person‘s private life.

The lights traversed the sky searching for enemy planes.

The inscription on the ancient monument was very hard to read.

The amicable flash of her white teeth was very impressive.

The soldiers are very exhausted for they have advanced forward without rest in a blizzard.

If I were rich, I would like to cruise in the Southern Pacific for six months in a private yacht.

Yellow fever has been eradicated in the United States but it still exists in some countries.

The doctor‘s report gave us only a glimmer of hope.

On his desk, many articles and documents are always piled in great lump.

The woman ransacked the house for her lost jewelry.

He slashed a path through the high grass with a long knife.

Out feet slumped repeatedly through the melting ice.

That pop-song had a great vogue at one time.

Enemy soldiers ransacked the city and carried off its treasures.

Tired from his long walk, he slumped into a chair.

We saw the glimmer of a distant light through the trees.

He used to have a great vogue as a film actor, but no one goes to the cinema to see him now.

What the Ice Age did was to eradicate the abundant mammalian life in the Northern Hemisphere.

He ascribes his success to skill and hard work.

The soldiers kept their heads down behind the bulwark.

She looked around this way and that in a dubious manner.

Selfishness was a facet of his character that we seldom saw before.

For the first time he had to pay heed to his appearance, and in fact he became very well-dressed from then on.

The boys huddled together under the rock to keep warm.

The old man mumbled something to me, but I could not understand him.

This ruined bridge is a relic of the Korean War in 1950.

Automobile exhaust fumes are one of the major causes of smog.

The thirsty wayfarer was glad to find a fresh spring near the road.

He always speaks with his mouth full of food, it is his wont.

Four people were huddled under one umbrella to avoid the sudden shower.

I‘m feeling better than yesterday, but it is dubious that I can go to school tomorrow.

No one knows who wrote that play, but it is usually ascribed to Cyril Tourneur.

We believe that a free press and free speech are bulwarks of democracy.

Take heed of what I say, or you will fail in the final examination.



Lesson 2

The judge absolved the man of the crime.

The umpire should have no bias in favor of either side.

Our baseball team is contending for the championship.

We deplore the terrible traffic accident in which 30 persons were killed and 50 injured.

The boy fell from a tree and suffered fractures of his right arm and leg.

A crowd of great magnitude attended the President’s inauguration.

The pith of his speech was focused on the importance of education.

I have no relish for seeing people being whipped.

Trying not to be seen, they quietly sneaked into the room.

The messenger brought tidings from the battlefield.

Many people would be aghst at the thought of another war.

We shall not cumber our thought with his reproaches.

The city government decreed that all dogs must be licensed.

The children were frolicing with the puppy in the backyard.

There was much commercial intercourse between the two countries before World War II.

In dry weather forest fires are a great menace.

I was standing on the very edge of a bank, a precipice not less than fifty feet deep.

The church is generally considered as a sanctuary.

After a light spring rain,leaves began to sprout from trees.

She trod lightly in order not to wake the sleeping baby.

The soldiers still had their guns but they were out of ammunition.

A doting mother alienates her husband by lavishing too much love on their child.

The artist ws so engrossed in his pinting that he didn’t notive the people watching him.

If you got a deep cut in your arm, there’s usually a gush of blood.

The deep river was an insuperable barrier to those who could not swim.

Her life has been full of ordeals,sickness,poverty and loss of her beloved son.

He kept his tobacco in a leather pouch fastened to the belt.

The brakes screeched and the car suddenly stopped with a jerk.

A man who is six feet talll is bove the average stature in China.

The President’s enemies are spreading ill rumors to undermine his authority.

The house is unsafe since the foundations were undermined by floods.

Damages from last week’s flood have been assessed at $50000.

The children searched each and every chamber of the house for the cat.

The Congress of the United States has two House of  Representatives.

Now that she is rich,she disdains to speak to her old friends.

One day Robinson Crusoe espied a foot print on the sand.

The beautiful glossy coat of the cat shone as it lay in sunlight.

The janitor swept the floors and locked up the building every night.

She bought a packet of envelops at the stationery store.

The eloquent and ornate carving on a church pulpit was done by Indian hands.

The meat was black and scorched outside but still raw inside.

The grass is scorched by so much hot sunshine in summer.

The ship surged in the stormy seas,rolling and pitching with each wave.

Pots,pans and kettles are useful kitchen utensils.

When the soldiers ran out of ammunition, they fixed bayonets to their rifles.

Compassion for the orphans caused him to give money for their support.

Lazy boys sometimes are detained at school to do extra work after ordinary lessons are finished.

The police detained the suspected thief for more questioning.

A faction in our club tried to make the president resign.

The diamond shoen with every hue under the bright sun.

He polished the metal until it had a fine luster.

The deeds or heroes add luster to a nation’s history.

He persevered in his study until he succeded.

Because of his high fever,the sick man raved all night.

He intended to slay his fatheer’s murderer.

The doctor told her to take three tablets a day.

Nowadays an actress with voluptuous beauty seems to be more popular than the one with intelligent look.

Lesson 3

The only access to the farm house is across the rice fields.

Only high officials had access to the emperor.

The guide for visitors beckoned us to follow him.

I concur with the speaker in condemning every criminal.

This summer two weeks of rain concurred with our vacation.

He was denounced as a coward and traitor.

The first blow makes the anger,but the second makes the fray.

Long wear had frayed the collar and cuffs of his old shirts.

Heavy clothing hampered the movements of the climbers.

Cancer and tuberculosis are serious maladies in every country.

The old man was plodding wearily along the bank of the river.

Since the factory moved,this town has only a remnat of its former population.

The child with a cold in his nose snored all night.

Blood tinged the water as he washed his wound.

It was necessary for them to have remedies for their ailments.

The children are bickering with each other about who is the tallest among them.

The inventor contrived a new kind of engine with fewer moving parts.

The bright light of the motor car on the dark country road dazzled my eyres.

She fumbled about in her handbag for a pen to write a memorandum.

Poor food and hard work impaired her health and she became thin.

The parents were mortified by their children’s bad behavior before the guests.

The United States became the predominat nation in the Western Hemisphere.

He worked to improve the sanitary condtions of slums.

He always keeps a lot of money in his wallet.

Do you consider the wild behavior of the crowd was enough of a warrant for the police to use force?

The ford foundation allocated millionjs of dollars for cancer research.

The brawl in the street could be heard in the house nearby.

The boys made several cynical remarksj to cover up their disappointment at being left out of the play.

She embellished the simple dress with colorful laces and ribbons.

The defence of the alamo was a heroic action of gallant men.

He immersed his aching feet in a bucket of cold water.

He rode his new bicycle up and down in front of our house in an ostentatious way .

Soapy followed the man with a presentiment that luck would again run against him.

She was so satiated with bananas thaat she would not even look at one.

The field of wheat was undulating in the breeze.

A shop selling woman’s apparel is at the corner of the street.

He cajoled his fridends into deciding in his favor.

You can discard your old coat but not your old friends.

During the middle ages, Greek civilization declined and became effete.

She has had a grudge against me ever since I disagreed with her.

Four men kidnapped the little girl, but he police soon caught them and rescued the girl.

There is some hope that a peace pact will be signed between the two countries.she pries tooo closely itno the private life of her friends.

Men scoured the whold coundtry looking for the lost child.

The servant scoured the frying opan until it shone like silver.

He swaggered down the street after winnign the fight.

The building of this house in the shape of the temple was a rich man’s vagary.

Ability to get along with people is an asset in busineess.

There was a deep opolitical chasm between the two countries which nearly led to a war.

The cities of Greece and Asia were despoiled of their most valuable ornaments.

I became angry with the little boy at his facetious remarks.

The wing of the airplance came off and the machine hurtled to the ground.

He wanted to be acused of larceny, because he felt comfortable in prison .

He sworked so hard that the weariness pervaded his whole body.

Though he was tortured to make him change his religion the prisoner would not recant.

He left his affairs in a complete shambles when he died.

Eating human flesh is a taboo in civilized countries.

He wore all the trappings of high office.

Lesson 4

When the king abdicated his throne, his brother succeeded him.

Ability to think clearly will accrue to you from good habits of study.

The salesman has been badgering my father for two weeks to buy a new car.

They succeeded in baffling the enemy’s attack plans.

He conjectured that his new stocks would rise on eh stock market.

The poor woman’s mind has been deranged for many years.

The natives thought the explorer was possessed by a fiend.

The mother was pining to see her son and daughter.

The gas almost smothered the coal miners but they got out in time.

The long climb up the mountain made her heart throb rapidly.

Many people usually drink hot broth when they are sick.

Some tiny plants grow in the crevice of the stone wall.

The duke’s son demeaned himself by doing manual babor with his servants.

We fostered the young girl while her mother was in hospital.

Our country has prospered by various incentive systems.

A guide led us through the maze of tunnels in the cave.

She pored over the picture book in silence enjoying the various colors.

Like human skin,soil has holes that are called pore.

Pick up the rubbish and throw it in the garbage an

We don’t need to speculate about the possible winner in the game.

Sweet music caught and held him transfixed aainst the iron fence .

A bird that cannot fly is an anomaly.

If you look at the end of your nose,your eyes converge.

We have a duplicate key to the front door.

There were few peaceful epoches in the history of our country .

Hunger and suffering from cold had made the lost hikers gaunt.

The incessant barking of the dog kept him awake through the night.

Though the teacher asked a simple question about her parents,the little girl stood mute with embarrassment.

He was a passionte partisan of these people and had organized a Worker’s Union.

The parents of the sick boy scanned the doctor’s face for a sign of hope.

She scanned the newspaper in a few minutes.

He stabbed a piece of meat from the plate with his fork.

I tried to cook a nice dinner,but I’m afraid I’ve rather botched it .

Her new shoes chafed the skin on both her feet.

After a brisk moring widn dissipater the clouds,the sky was clear all day .

The foolish son dissipated his fater’s forturn by spending it on drinking and gambling .

The inscriptions on the ancient monuments have been effaced by time.

There was a glint in her eyes that showed she was angry.

Overtime work is often onerous,though it is well paid.

The girl did not move though the policeman iterated his command hat she go.

Most boys have a propensity of playing with machinery.

Mother singed chicken to get rid of hairs.

The little boy put on his father’s medals and strutted around the room.

There are many kinds of diseases that medical science is yet ot unravel.

He bellowed in pain when the hammer came down on his finger.

The horseback rider drew his cloak tightly around him in the rain.

His friendly behavior was a cloak for his evil intention.

The ministry was a vvery devout man and devoted his whold life to Christian mission work.

A man appeared at the castle gate in the guise of the woodcutter.

The power of a grain of wheat to grow into a plant remains latent if it is not planted.

He pawned his watch to byuy food until he could get a job.

When the cannon was fired the earth quaked under his feet.

Famine has often been the sequel of war.

After the ship sank, salvage of its argo was impossible.

The battle was won with so great a loss of soldiers that it was a virtual defeat.

He does things that are marvellous or apparently impossible,he is a wizard.

Lesson 5

He admonished his friend not to be late for his work.

He seems to be doing nothing, but really he’s just biding his time.

A man who cheats on his income tax and on his expense account tends to condone these practices in his friends.

I designate you to act for me while I am away.

Most animals let their young fend for themselves at an early age.

Only hardy plants will survive the severe cold in the Arctic area.

Baseball players do exercises at the beginning of the season in order to limber[fish1]  themselves up.

You must pay in humility / condescension / modesty of spirit for every benefit received at the hands of philanthropy /charity.

Can you recollect the name of the author of [Ivanhoe]?

He was smitten/affected with the view that he stopped and took out his camera.

According to the testimony of the medical profession, the health of the nation is improving.

He liked the bitter taste of the ale; beer is his favorite drink.

Blend[fish2]  the butter and the sugar before adding other ingredient / factor / elements of the cake.

Especially large, sharp canine characterizes the carnivorous animals.

The common English sparrow is a denizen of America; it was first brought from Europe to America about 1850.

She was in a frenzy of grief when she heard that her child was missing.

The player’s injury[fish3]  incapacitated him for participating in the football match.

The hunters came from the East to massacre the buffaloes of the plains, killing several million in a short time.

When I asked his advice he ponder / meditated the matter and then told me not to go.

To the riddle “What walks on four legs in the mooring, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?” the answer is ”man.”

The father spanked the naughty child for his bad manners.

He tried to appease the crying child by giving him candy.

The war was a terrible catastrophe in which many people died and many buildings were destroy[fish4] ed.

He felt completely daunted by the difficulties that faced him.

The crowd gaped/ stared/ gawked at the daring tricks performed by the tightrope walker.

He will be in the hospital for the duration of the school year.

We implored him to act before it was too late.

She muffled her throat in a warm scarf not to catch a cold.

On April Fool’s day people often play pranks on each other.

Soapy took the umbrella and saunter[fish5] ed off with it slowly.

There was a trickle of blood from the wound on his face.

She was astounded / amazed by the news that she had won the speech contest.

The people living in that valley are all members of one clan.

Newspaper accounts of political and international affairs are often distorted.

While travelling, they entrusted their children to the care of a baby sitter.

Sometimes the gets hungry and eats like a glutton.

Unless a check is signed it is invalid.

He became invalid as the result of ill health and lack of exercise.

His words were polite but there was an overtone / implication of anger in his voice.

They probe[fish6] d his past career to judge his qualifications.

There are many sacred / holy shrines in the Near East.

The statute increased the taxes we must pay.

The wounded soldier writhed uncomfortably in pain.

Watching the first man land on the moon, we beheld a sight never seen before by man.

They should change this bad habit and condescend/deign to be pleased what is pleasing.

More than 5,000 years ago the Chinese were controlling the Yellow River floods with dikes.

The farmers dug a deep dike to carry water to the rice field.

He flipped a coin on the counter to decide whether to go to the theater or not.

My uncle who had traveled to many countries in the world told a grisly story about people who ate human flesh.

The knave/ rogues who set fire to the barn have been caught and sent to prison.

The general held a parley with the enemy’s leader about exchanging prisoners.

There is not a shred/fragment of evidence that missing money was stolen.

The judge surmised/guessed his guilt; there was no proof that he killed the man.

The future is so uncertain that we cannot know all the vicissitudes/varieties of our fortunes.

The fire warden [fish7] told us not to light matches near the gas station.

Lesson 6

Most people abhor the criminal of kidnapping the children.

If you boost me up, I can reach the window easily.

His friend’s willingness to help him was a big boost to the morale.

The jail is used for detention of persons who have been arrested.

He gave such explicit directions that everyone understood them.

Wise teachers avoid invidious rules against the students.

You malign a generous person when you call him a stingy person.

In places where the water is not potable, they set up purifying systems.

I never went to school, and I’ve rued it bitterly all my life.

People in the far north subsist chiefly on fish and meat.

She was such an unruly child that nobody could get along with her.

The boy had an agile mind, and could come up with excuses as quickly as his mother asked for them.

His lack of money was the result of caprice in spending on unnecessary things.

She is disconsolate about the death of her father.

It is a popular fallacy to suppose that riches always bring happiness.

She gave ingenuous answers to the strangers’ entire question.

I saw a mirage that made highway ahead seem tube flooded with water.

The heavy thunderstorm precluded our going to the beach.

Sheer white curtains hung at the little window to let in as much light as possible.

From the top of the wall there was a sheer drop of 100 feet to the water below.

His letter was succinct, with all the major points on one page.

There is not much arable land on the side of a rocky mountain.

The winner’s complacent smile annoyed the loser in the football game.

The wolves dismembered the deer’s dead body with their sharp teeth.

After the war, the defeated country was dismembered and could no longer be called a nation.

She danced with glee when she saw the new toys, which her father bought for her birthday present.

He gave us implicit consent to take the apples, for he smiled when he saw us do it.

Someone is spreading mischievous stories about minister’s private life.

In the sentence “She lives alone by herself” the word “alone” is redundant.

The solicitude shown to him by his neighbors after the robbery impressed him very deeply.

The bank keeps a large surplus of money in reserve.

The doctor gave him some medicine to abate the pain.

His ambition was consummated when he won the prize.

Our savings have dwindled since my wife was sent to hospital.

It is haphazard timetable, sometimes lessons are held and sometimes they aren’t.

It is obvious that a blind man ought not to drive an automobile.

I know only his overt reasons for refusing; he may have others.

We tried to be friendly, but his rebuff made us think the wanted to be left alone.

He was sad, and his thought about future was very somber.

The boy’s lack of money thwarted his plans for college.

I have a vehement hatred of people who are cruel to animals

The benign old lady sent us a kind and warm smile.

The sergeant was degraded to private for the reason of disobeying order.

My other writings are very ephemeral, but this book will be remembered forever.

People who have never gone to school are usually illiterate.

The old man tottered across the room and sat down on the sofa.

Not every rich man is lavish in spending money.

It is a mistake to lavish kindness ungrateful people.

He is the one who is peddling the drugs unlawfully.

She reproved the maid in an angry voice for breaking the dish.

Many kinds of fabrics, furs and drugs are synthetic products.

His unbounded courage and compassion made him an excellent leader of the nation.

He was wretched when he failed the entrance examination again.

Lesson 7

She continued to work in a blithe spirit in spite of all difficulties.

She was feeling dejected and unhappy until the good news cheered her up.

He is an erratic fellow whose actions are usually completely unpredictable.

When he was a child, his life contained noble ambitions and immaculate thought.

The little girl loathed leaving her mother for studying abroad.

The woman in this painting has a pensive smile.

I was restarted from keeping an appointment by a business conference that lasted most of the day.

She was proud of her stalwart good-looking grandson.

During his illness he shunned all society, and in particular those who had been his dearest.

They quarreled with such a loud noise that their voices were audible to the neighbor.

The new boy had an auspicious first day in the elementary school.

She was filled with elation at the new that she won the first prize in her class.

The haughty man thinks highly of himself while holding others in contempt.

The officer’s violation of a regulation is more of jeopardy than the enlisted man’s offense.

It is mandatory to pay a debt within a certain period of time.

The teacher rebuked the student for throwing the examination paper on the floor.

Not many people came to see the game; the sparse crowd was scattered thinly through the stadium

A miser gives undue importance to making and saving money.

The doctor’s friendly manner helped the patient allay his fear.

Gluttony and drunkenness have been called carnal vices.

A family name becomes defunct when the only heir dies without any son.

Of the many plans submitted the committee selected the plan that seemed most feasible.

The boy showed ingenuity in making toys out of scraps of discarded wood.

My joke caused a great deal of mirth among the little children.

Soldiers on the battlefield lead a precarious life.

Some people believe that fate has preordained whether they will be happy or unhappy.

At the council broad he was taciturn and never opened his lips.

His eldest brother died after the venomous bite from the rattlesnake.

The doctor said there was nothing amiss with her.

This anthology comprises samples from the work of ten authors.

Families that quarrel in the privacy of the home do well do dissemble when they to out to dinner.

A glib door to door salesman sold her a set of books that she did not want.

Before World War II, the French thought their Magnet Line as an invincible bulwark against German invasion.

The lazy little boy gave his face perfunctory washing.

The Disneyland tour was replete with unexpected thrills and suspense.

We respectfully solicit your continuous friendship and patronage.

The nation will soon be liberated from the foulest thralldom.

Give the flowers some water regularly, or they will wilt.

That abominable place was so dirty and evil smelling that he turned away in disgust.

Brainy students could understand easily what the teacher explained to them.

As the mooring progressed, the weather deteriorated more and more.

In German he was an exquisite stylist, and he brought to that language a new sensitivity in the art of story telling.

Cancer is no longer an incurable disease nowadays, it can be remedied by using radioactivity.

Manual workers often earn more than office workers do.

This workbook has a teacher’s manual in which examination problems and their answers are included.

He is a potential leader to control this large state.

They are such ruthless parents that they never give presents to the children on Christmas Day.

Her explanations for failure to do the work were voluble but not easily believed.

Theatre lobbies were filled with a vociferous crowd during the intermission.

Lesson 8

The weather in early December was bleak and unpleasant.

The electric inspector was castigated for having failed to check the wire as he was supposed to.

We should overcome the worst that the tyrant’s enmity can do.

In any case, parents should be impartial to their every child.

The teacher asked me to give a lucid explanation of my being late for class.

The old man is confused most of the time but he does have lucid moments.

A square has four 90-degree angles made by its four perpendicular.

In retrospect, many good opportunities were neglected in my lire.

The politician showed a good sagacity avoiding the mistakes he’d made in the previous campaign.

Urbane speech is educated speech, as distinguished from the speech of the ignorant.

After Redding about the lives of several great Americans, John became an ardent student of American history.

I can’t bear his derogatory remarks about my brother’s character.

I won’t tell you what time to leave; you’re old enough to use your own discretion.

The house of the meetings will be fixed at the chairman’s discretion.

The party got quite hilarious after they brought more wine.

It is a paramount responsibility of every officer to take care of his men before caring for himself.

Houses and trees seem to recede as we ride past in a train.

The whole city was rife with rumors of political corruption and bribery.

Both sides burst into spontaneous cheers at the magician’s skillful tricks.

The air ten miles above the earth is very tenuous.

A baseball player usually reaches the acme of his skill before he is thirty.

He spared no one’s feelings and expressed his views with great candor.

The father finally dissuaded his son from leaving school.

Her advice was quite gratuitous, I can think for myself.

The house of representatives has the sole power to impeach an officer of the United States Government.

Her ostensible purpose was to borrow some sugar, but she really wanted to see her neighbor’s new furniture.

The poor painter sold his paintings for a paltry sum of money.

The poor family lived in a sordid log cabin in the valley.

She makes it a rule to keep her room neat and tidy after coming back from school.

One tall boy stood aloof from all the small children.

Regular meals and exercise are of cardinal importance to our health.

There are many drab houses in the Smokey mining town.

The life of a person who never does anything is dull and drab.

The two families had been at feud with each other for three generations.

His insolent speech and behavior upset everyone in the room.

The judge said that nothing could mitigate the cruelty with which the man had treated the child.

A summary of the events leading up to this situation would be pertinent information.

His predecessor quit because he was not in the least interested in this kind of job.

Let me apologize for my being tardy in answering your letter.

You’d think she would never climb again, after falling down the mountain, but it just whetted her appetite.

The man accused of stealing the money was acquitted for lack of witnesses.

Be careful not to break the box of glass, that thin glass is hard but brittle.

The ugly frame detracts from the beauty of the famous picture.

To extirpate weeds is not only to destroy their visible parts but also to pull them out by the roots.

The indulent mother bought her children everything they wanted.

The indulgent teacher praised every poem we wrote.

The mendacious beggar told a different tale of woe at every house.

For my own sake, I’ve told a plausible lie at the club meeting, but the members did not believe me at all.

We have the sanction of the recreation department to play ball in this park.

Youngsters usually rush into marriage with only the shallow notions of what love and responsibility mean.

We parked the car on the grass verge at the side of the highway.

Lesson 9

No one in the adjacent apartments was awakened by their quarreling sounds.

The spring floods were a great calamity to the farmers whose crops and houses were ruined.

The floods and storms, which have no precedent in the recorded history, devastated the country.

The exultant players were dancing on the ground over their team’s victory.

The wealth of our country seems inexhaustible to many people abroad.

We saw a maudlin movie about an orphan who lost his parents in the war.

The enemies plundered all the valuable things they could find in the village.

A scrupulous man never fails to give back the borrowed money to its owner.

From sundry hints, I guessed I was to be given a bicycle for my birthday present.

The children made zealous efforts to clean up the house for the Christmas party.

We wonder if human beings are primarily altruistic or selfish.

The public clamor for lower taxes continued year after year.

The old manuscripts had been disintegrated into a pile of fragments and dust.

Although Napoleon was Corsican, he is considered by most modern Frenchmen to have been French as their own forebears.

The boy who found it on the street returned the money intact.

We did not molest the big dog because we were afraid of him.

The mourner’s profuse tears at the burial were heartbreaking.

He was slack in fulfilling his promises and responsibilities.

Tart apples taste sharp and are pleasantly acid in their taste.

This plan looks all right in principle, but in practice it wouldn’t be viable.

The carpenters made the roof aslant to allow water to run down.

They conceded that victory was no longer attainable and agreed to a negotiated surrender.

She could not allow the stranger to enter her house, for she distrusted him.

The table is very groggy. I think the leg is going to fall off.

The intrepid fireman saved persons trapped in a burning building disregarding of his own safety.

We found it hard to like the boy because of his overbearing manners.

Only a rash person would have rushed into the burning house to save some clothes.

Though polio has been practically wiped out, there have been sporadic cases of the disease.

Fumes from automobiles and factory chimneys are toxic.

The driver averted an accident by a quick turn of the steering wheel.

Mother deduced from my loss of appetites what had happened to the cookies.

Our ship embarked passengers and wool at an Australian port.

After leaving college, the young man embarked on a new business career.

The boy humiliated his parents by behaving badly in front of the guests.

A gregarious man, be enjoyed the companionship of a large number of jovial friends.

Baseball has been called American’s national pastime through four seasons.

The prince renounced his right to the throne.

My grandmother likes to read a newspaper in a snug corner near the fireplace.

She doesn’t need to borrow a book because she’s got umpteen books waiting to be read at home.

The boy blurred the picture by touching it before the paint was dry.

The slums were demolished before the town was extended.

Education makes people easy to govern but impossible to enslave.

Many a man is impeded in his career by a lack of belief in himself.

The mother lulled the baby to sleep by singing a song.

In the court the plaintiff asserted that the thief had stolen two hundred dollars from his store.

He was strong and healthy but he’s never been robust since his illness.

We had a strenuous day moving into our new house.

Pollution from smoke and dust vitiates the air.

All his attempts to improve were vitiated by his lack of will power.

 [fish1]Shapping; limber up;relax; elastic;pliable;spread

 [fish2]搅和, 融合, 混合






 [fish5]poke around = stroll = saunter

 [fish6]probe探求; investigate调查;magnetic needle


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