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10天背诵英文10000单词◎教程(二)  

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Lesson 10

The entire population was aggrieved by the tyranny of the king.

Only a callous/apathy person can see suffering without trying to relieve it.

Walking barefoot on the asphalt pavement/trotter makes the bottom of your feet callous.

She wants to continue her study in the United States, but her parents disapprove of her plan.

Ten dollars is a fabulous price for an ordinary pencil.

He was infuriated by the police man’s rough treatment of his wife.

His political opponents feared his mordant tongue, and even more his mordant pen.

The idiotic Indiaese sang a shit-song of victory, describing their prowess in battle.

He was arrested as a member of a subversive organization advocating the forceful overthrow of the present government.

Many students find temporary jobs during their summer holidays.

Through the years he amassed a large fortune to buy farm after he retired.

However, as the evidence began to accumulate, experts from the Zoo felt obliged to investigate.

People tend to amass possessions, sometimes without being aware of doing so.

The Empire State Building is a colossal structure.

Sickness or bad luck often makes a person feel dismal.

She was glad to see us again and gave me a genial welcome.

It is hard for an inveterate smoker to give up tobacco/cigarette.

The punishment for that offence is two years in prison.

During his sojourn /stopover in Africa he learned much about native customs.

Six robberies in one night put our village in turmoil.

A scientist suspends judgment and refrains from drawing conclusions until all the facts are in.

She assented to the doctor’s assertion that her son was ill, but could not consent to having him hospitalized.

The couple wishes to live in a cozy little home rather than in a lifeless mansion.

That factory is trying to diversify its products to sell in different markets.

The haggard faces of the rescued miners showed that they had a great deal of sufferings.

Careless drivers cause many irreparable accidents.

Everyone has two paternal grandparents and two maternal grandparents.

The young artist made a replica of the famous painting.

His seclusion of the rabbit in the barn was kept secret from everyone else.

The two friends wrangled and now they don’t speak to each other.

Most bigoted people are intolerant of opposition.

Most of the food they eat is deficient in iron and protein.

The sly fox eluded the hunters by running back in the opposite direction.

Some very great men have come from ignoble families.

We are studying about dew, frost, mist, and other kindred facts of nature.

During the Romantic period it was fashionable in literature to have a melancholy outlook on the world.

No one likes to be regarded as a poltroon.

The enemy was routed.

The most massive defense system would still leave the nation vulnerable to nuclear attack.

The child abided with his grandparents for three years before being returned to his parents.

She can't abide watching horror films.

Please feel assured that we will abide by our promise.

The audience in the theater was irritated by the unruly and boisterous children.

To spit in the classroom is despicable.

We saw many exotic plants at the flower exhibition, which we had never seen before.

For the mountain climber, it is imperative to get food and water before sunset.

My wife has such an imperative voice that everyone coveys her.

He was nonplused by the strange customs he saw everywhere in the country.

The leader of the band bowed in a pompous/exaggerated manner

He severed connection with Tom.

The day was so sultry that they had little energy left.

The moon was waning, and in such a waning light, it is very difficult to see the enemy.

Lesson 11

We are becoming acclimated to New York weather.

The senators assailed the President on the subject of the treaty between the two countries.

His face was congested with anger as the argument grew more heated.

Her effusive welcome made us feel most uncomfortable

A good manager is frugal in the use of his funds

The newspapers accused the government of being insolvent in its debts.

Most passengers of the ship were seize[fish1] d with nausea during the storm at sea

She had no way to redeem her furniture out of pawn.

They used waterproof cement to prevent water from seeping through the roof of the runnel.

A swollen cheek spoiled the symmetry of his handsome face.

New York’s hot weather is often aggravated by its humidity.

A balmy breeze was blowing across the beautiful lake.

The culmination of the doctor’s life’s work was his discovery of a cure of cancer.

The storekeeper endorsed my bill when I paid the full amount.

The main field of hygiene is concerned with healthy living and cleanliness.

Sound is intangible[fish2]  and the same is true of light.

Grandfather sat by the fireplace, oblivious of everything around him.

The funeral will be performed according to church rites

Her story was boring, but he simulated interest to please her.

The account of the trial was transcribed from the stenographer[fish3] ’s shorthand notes.

The United States annexe[fish4] d Texas in 1845.

Some people brew beer at home for home use.

The boys whispering in the corner are brewing some mischief

The boys derided him for his fear[fish5]  of the darkness.

She always evaluates people by their clothes.

Swept along by the swift current, he was in imminent  danger of going over the waterfall.

A judicious historian selects and weighs facts carefully and critically.

There is a preponderance of hot days in July and August.

Many sage staffs around the commander helped him win the battle.

A sagacious businessman seldom fails in his business

The specter of the murdered man haunt[fish6] ed the house.

The shout of “Fire” caused a great tumult[fish7]  in the theater.

Her apathy since her husband’s death worries her children.

If the aims of two countries collide, there may be a war.

The buildings were drape[fish8] d with red, white and blue bunting.

After his boring speech for over an hour, the fatuous speaker waited for applause from the audience.

The impudent boy made faces at the teacher.

I could have given a much better answer if I had had enough time to meditate

This music seems to purify one’s spirit of evil thoughts.

The secretary’s beautiful figure and suave[fish9]  manners made the office bright.

The watchman who caught the thief was praised for his vigilance.

Lesson 12

The engineer accelerates a train by turning on more power.

I will keep it secret, I feel averse[fish10]  to telling it to someone.

Two persons who saw the road accident corroborate[fish11] d the driver’s statatement.

It took the soldiers only half an hour to encamp in the heavy rain.

The air is very humid near the sea or large lake.

It is impossible to make plants grow in a desert without irrigation.

Absurd ! Are you really think have a wee bit liquid ? You should see mental doctor for whim.

Every baseball player envies him; he is preeminent above all his rivals for pitching.

Everyone learns the rudiments of arithmetic in elementary school.

When they got in the boiler room they were almost stifle[fish12] d by the heat.

He is a very versatile performer, he can act, sing, dance, and play the piano.

The anatomy[fish13]  of an earthworm is much simpler than that of a man.

Football requires brain as well as brawn.

Dexterity in questioning the witnesses helped the lawyer win many cases.

Mount Vesuvius hasn’t erupted for a good many years.

Let’s discuss this topic on the hypothesis that it is true.

To drive an automobile, you must learn how to manipulated the steering wheel and pedals.

The tribesmen sang a song of victory, describing their prowess in battle.

A less scrupulous[fish14]  /conscientious man wouldn’t give the money back to its owner.

The nurse treated the wounded soldiers with the most scrupulous care.

One hundred dollars a month will suffice for the old lady’s need.

He really likes antique art much more than modern art.

In coherent /consistent writing, every sentences connected in thought to the previous sentence.

After dinner my father often dozes in his chair for a while.

The actress’s beauty and fascinated everyone in the room

Some people like to innovate the old systems and traditions, others like to preserve them.

The magician’s tricks mystified the audience in the theater.

Leap year recurs every four years, and in that year February have 29 days. But according Chinese Traditional Calendar, Every 19-years have seven-leap month. Unfortunately, Mr.Baker has born in February 30. When he twenty-third, just celebrate ninety my day.

The sky was clear, and moonlight was shimmering on the lake.

The general explained the military technicalities of the matter to the newspaper reporters.

A baby cries and gurgles but does not use articulate speech (or speak distinctly).

The speaker was careful to articulate his words so that everyone in the hall could understand him.

The soldiers were confronted by two terrorists as they left their camp.

While she was waiting for her boy friend in the tearoom, a sweet melody [fish15] filled her with ecstasy.

The mother tried to foster her son’s interest in music by taking him to concerts frequently.

The hall is not dim; the four large lamps irradiate it.

The obstinate man would go his own way, in spite of all warning.

Some people eat foods that are repugnant to theirs

After his soporific speech for an hour, the speaker received no applause from the audience.

The conquest of outer space is one of the greatest triumphs of modern science.


 [fish1]Seize up ;机器失灵;卡住了. Seize with get arrest 差不多

 [fish2] tangible asset 有形资产(tangible 切实的)

 [fish3] occupation = profession

 [fish4]合并 v.  n.=anaexation

 [fish5]fearless 无惧, 记不记得辛特勒名单中的 fearless Stan.

 [fish6]Distinguish ‘hunt’ or ‘haunt’

 [fish7]gradually violent: 1.tumult 2. turmoil 3. commotion 4. riot

 [fish8]distinguish ‘drop’ or ‘drip’ or ‘drape’ 1.drape = curtain OR drape=hang

 [fish9]温文尔雅

 [fish10]adverse反对的;averse to 嫌恶

 [fish11]validate;substantiate;attest to;make sure;prove;confirm;corroborate

 [fish12]smother;suffocate; be muffled cause stifle

 [fish13]组织构造

 [fish14]正直的;谨慎的

 [fish15]王熙凤?

 

 

Lesson 13

Our nation abounds in opportunities for well-educated young men and women.

He behaved in such arrogant manners in his firm that he was at last fired.

It takes a long time as well as many experts working together to compile an encyclopedia.

The murderer entreated the judge to show mercy, but was sentenced to death.

The alley was filled with lots of garbage and other filth.

It is incumbent on you to give a father’s advice before your son leaves home.

At sea, everything that breaks the monotony of the surrounding expanse attracts attention.

I hope I can reciprocate your hospitality some time.

The shaggy dog always sleeps in the bed with her.

Hunger, cold, and sickness were among the tribulations of pioneer life.

He read many books in the adolescent stage of his life.

One who is 15 years old is not an adult, but an adolescent.

Adolph Hitler commanded autocratic power; no one could rigorously oppose his plans or decisions.

All the furniture of the room was very congenial to my taste.

The room was encumbered with heavy furniture.

Every night the little girl was horrified by the tiger’s cry.

It is now manifest that, if you don’t return the book to the library right now, you will have to pay a late fine.

Good health is not always obtained by good nutrition.

They could repress the uprising with the help of the army.

They were accused of smuggling diamonds from foreign countries.

There has been a tangible improvement in his schoolwork.

The teacher drew an analogy between the human heart and a pump.

The ship was tossed by the ocean billows in the storm.

The bomb was detonated from several miles away; it caused no damage to our town.

The fly became entangled in the spider’s web.

During long severe winters some animals, such as badgers, ground squirrels, and some insects, hibernate.

By experience with all kinds of people the doctor has developed great powers of intuition.

Many rivers in Taiwan are polluted with filthy waste from factories.

She reveres her grandfather; he is strict in decision, but shows great affection to her.

The hermit led a solitary life in the deep mountains far away from the town.

They owed their lives to the valor of the firemen.

The brave knight defeated each antagonist who came against him.

As the doctor was fully cognizant of the patient’s serious condition, he acted swiftly to relieve it.

His doleful expression showed that he had failed in the examination.

The facility of communication is far greater now than it was a hundred years ago.

A free bus to the airport is a facility offered only by this hotel.

He improvised a new stanza form the school song at the football game.

The old lady was very inquisitive about what her neighbors were doing.

The policeman stopped the man when he saw a gun protruding from his pocket.

He used to say that argument adds a savor to conversation.

Much of the city was subverted by the earthquake and a great fire.

Lesson 14

He is addicted to alcohol and drugs.

Doctors and policemen disagree on how to control drug distribution and handle addicts.

He is assiduous at his studies; he works hard and steadily, and pays continual attention to his teacher.

The two men conspired to steal the jewels and then sell them to a jeweler in another country.

He is such an elusive person; you never know where he is when you want him.

A cheap, gaudy steamboat arrived at the wharf from St.louis.

He ignited the match by scratching it on the desk.

The trade union is negotiating with the employers to get a better contract.

Respiration is difficult at great heights and some mountaineers wear oxygen masks to overcome such difficulty. 

The speaker made a few funny jokes to add spice to his speech.

The committee accepted the proposal with unanimous approval.

The pore of the allies’ aggregated together was great, though individually some were quite weak.

His various wages for the year aggregated $22,000.

Their conversation was banal full of uninteresting remarks, such as “nice weather” and “slow traffic today.”

Taking a rest in the mountains is ferried curative for breathing difficulties.

The robbers enforced obedience to their demand by threat of violence.

 No one in the village likes the man because he is a shameless hypocrite.

It is illegal to intercept a letter or parcel before it is delivered.

Their enemies persecuted some early religious leaders.

“Don’t hurry!” Said her father in sarcasm as she slowly dressed.

We have enough food for the picnic; any more food would be superfluous.

The report of the committee of inquiry completely vindicates him and declares his action to have been right and proper.

A smile animated her face as she went to the gate to meet her husband.

Many scientists now believe that there are some worlds in outer space having animate beings 

Chivalry includes bravery, loyalty, honor, courtesy, respect for woman, protection of the weak, and generosity.

A doctor cannot treat an illness until he had made a diagnosis.

The teacher exemplified the use of the word for the students.

When a war impends, wise men try to prevent it in advance.

The speaker had a really noble voice, which he could modulate with great skill.

The teacher’s prophecy that the boy would become a great national leader was later fulfilled.

After hard work we could feel the sensuous delight of a hot booth.

A minister of foreign affairs who lacks tact is a dangerous man.

The vindictive little girl tore up her sister’s papers.

If you hand in your report late, append a note explaining the reason for the delay.

The Plains Indian has a plentiful and regular supply of meat and skins by the communal buffalo hunting.

After learning ecology I could see the relation of living things to their environment and to each other.

He’s deserved to be punished several times, but I’ve forborne from dong so.

It was a matter of indifference to him whether his hands were clean or dirty.

He was a mediocre student; his academic records were not excellent, but not bad, either.

He rehearsed the story of all his sufferings in prison.

We rehearsed our parts for the school plays.

It is unwise to make yourself so singular in your clothes.

My mood is only transient; it will go away pretty soon.

Lesson 15

The two surfaces adhered to each other, and we couldn’t get them apart.

He had the audacity to go to the party without being invited.

The contiguity of the house and the garage was a convenience in bad weather.

The witch had enchanted the princess so that she would sleep for a month.

As the watched the Niagara Falls, he thought of the grandeur of nature.

From her story we inferred that they went to the United States unwillingly.

I cannot write a letter, my fingers are numb with cold.

Please remit the amount of your bill by check.

The girl was accused of stealing a pair of shoes, but because of her young age the judge remitted the prison sentence.

His skeptical remark about the team’s chances of winning made us gloomy.

The urban population of Taiwan has greatly increased during the last ten years.

This is serious, I am afraid we’ll have to amputate his leg.

All the people in the party were disgusted with his bawdy jokes.

She is very attractive in spite of her slight deformity.

It took a long time to excavate the ancient city of Troy.

In olden times the coasts of England were frequently harassed by the Vikings.

He does not drink at all; a little wine may intoxicate him.

The placid lake reflected the image of the old castle.

Mary kicked Susan, and Susan retaliated against her by biting.

The cat found a bird sitting on the branch and crept with stealthy movements toward it.

He lied to me about my friend, and I have been very wary of him ever since.

Three survivors told us in detail how the regiment was annihilated by the enemy.

In telling a story we usually follow chronological order.

They are planning to divert the river to supply water somewhere else.

The moonlight on the lake enhanced the beauty of the scene.

The criminal has been imprisoned in a dry cell for almost 10 years.

Do not bear malice toward him, he is a good mean by nature.

The driver was prosecuted for exceeding the speed limit on the express way.

He started an inquiry into the cause of the fire, and prosecuted it for several weeks.

We were all amused by the satirical comparison of life at college and in the army.

They subscribe to a monthly magazine in addition to several daily newspapers.

He subscribed a large amount of money to the collection for the hospital.

We heard a weird shriek from the darkness of the ruined castle.

A guilty man apprehends danger in every sound.

The thief who had stolen the jewels was apprehended by the police and was put in jail.

She commutes from Cambridge to London every day.

Heat and smoke emitted by the fire made it difficult for the firemen to put it out.

The soldiers fortified the position on the hill by building earthworks and erecting log walls.

The government inflicted excessively heavy income taxes on the people.

She cut and painted pieces of paper that mimicked flowers so well that some people thought they were real.

Her calm voice reassured the frightened child, and he felt much better.

An exciting new serial story will begin in our next week’s issue.

The tactics of pretending to cross the river and of making a retreat fooled the enemy.

Lesson 16

He that never was acquainted with adversity has seen the world but on one side.

My new shoes have made blisters on my heels.

The clatter of metal plates was heard from the kitchen.

Most of telephone dials use digital numbers.

He cannot work today; he got a gash in his hand while axing.

Even militarily weak and small nations have defied UN decisions with impunity.

Plants grow much faster and stronger when they are given manure.

Glass is not porous, it doesn’t allow liquid to pass through.

There are a lot of shacks in the run-down part of the town near the railroad.

The average life span of people has increased considerably since the 19th century.

The strong winds twitched the paper out of her hand.

The French battleships were placed within the power of Nazi Germany in accordance with armistice terms.

It would be a breach of duty for the guard to leave before his replacement comes.

To help a new student get oriented furthers the comity of the school.

Some prisoners in the dungeon will be released tomorrow.

He is a gregarious man; he enjoys the companionship of a large number of friends.

The explorers incurred great dangers when they tried to cross the rapids.

She has a small mole on the left side of her nose.

The mole digs holes and passes underground and makes its home in them.

He has applied for a patent on his latest invention.

This coffee is very hot. Do not drink it quickly, but sip it.


Sulfur is found abundantly in volcanic regions.

This year’s upsurge in rice production is due to the new method of cultivation.

Grandfather was an austere man; he used to be silent and very strict to us/

When I was in hospital, she called on me with a bouquet of roses in her hand.

In the Pacific Ocean there are many coral atolls that are ring like islands.

A group of schoolmasters are holding a forum on new ways of teaching history.

On rainy days the students play games in the gym.

“Not like that” he interjected while explaining how to take the machine into pieces.

Some mushrooms are good to eat, some, such as toadstools, are poisonous.

They escaped from the wrecked ship on a raft.

The children looked like Negroes, their faces were smeared with soot.

One end of a pencil is tapered off to a point.

I have read this French play via English translation.

Newspapers are often called barometers of public opinion.

He complied with the doctor’s order that should take a rest at home.

A coxcomb spends too much money and time on his clothes and appearance.

In summer the house next door is hidden luxuriant foliage.

She made her plan for her annual summer hegira to the Miami Beach.

The hunters traced the footmarks of a tiger and at last they found him in his lair.

The child had a terrible nightmare and awoke crying.

This reservoir is large enough to supply water to the entire city.

He bought some sod to put in the bare spots of his lawn yard.

Rake up the trashes in the yard and burn it. We will have some guests tonight.

The furniture will stay in the warehouse until they pay the storage cost.

She volcano belched a staggering mount of fire, smoke, and ashes.

It’s such a chore to do the shopping every day.

When she was asked a sudden question, her face turned crimson in embarrassment.

The fugitive had already packed and bought his ticket.

Two women were quarrelling on the street, surrounded by a horde of people.

Usually a linguist is skilled in a number of languages besides his won.

The price of the petroleum has been raised too high during the last few years.

Mary rumpled her dress by sitting on the floor.

A person sneezes when he has a cold.

She twined her arms around his neck and kissed him.

When we got inside the factory, we couldn’t hear the guide explain because of the whirring of the motors.

Lesson 17

An alloy is often harder, lighter, and stronger than the pure metals of which it is composed.

The streets were not lighted at night during the blackout.

Who is supposed to cater for your daughter’s wedding next week?

He is cramming facts and dates for his history examination tomorrow.

He crammed as many candy bars into his pockets as they would hold.

If you paid $200 for the watch, you were fleeced. I saw it in a department store for $70/

The jungle is the natural habitat of wild animals and plants.

I lost my key to the door, and I went to the locksmith to get a new one.

He panted excitedly giving us the news as he had just heard it.

Don’t use that old cart, it’s rickety.

He has been stigmatized as a coward and liar.

Having been in the desert without water for two days, his thirst was unquenchable.

The astronauts of the United States are returning to the earth from the moon.

One age bequeaths its knowledge to the next.

In the United States there is a census every ten years.

Everyone of the city was asked to join the crusade for better housing.

The stream was so deep that we could not ford it.

The dog hovers around the kitchen door every mealtime.

They were all dressed up to attend the masquerade.

He got a free ticket to the play by masquerading as a friend of the actors.

The phoenix is believed to live for 500 years and then burn itself and be born again from the ashes.

Some people prefer the dark bread made from rye to the white bread made from wheat.

In the film he jumps off a running car and performs other dangerous stunts.

The most exciting game in hockey, was Harvard versus Yale.

Above all the artillery was the deciding factor in the battle.

In the early days of the West many states paid a bounty for captured criminals.

When he got a shot against typhus, the child clenched his teeth in pain.

I saw a burglar, with a dirk in his hand, getting into the room where she was sleeping.

The murderer entreated the judge for mercy, but was sentenced to the gallows.

My steak, though delicious, was mostly fat and bones. Most of it was inedible.

The morale of the football team was very low after its defeat.

We are more prone to make mistakes when we are tired.

We fell prone on the ground and drank water from the spring.

The robbers grasped the peril of their position and scuttled away.

The carpet was fastened to the floor with tacks.

After his parents’ death, the court made him a ward of his aunt.

The terrible avalanche buried the whole village, and very Jew people survived it.

I was so in a hurry that I left my briefcase at home.

The apartment is not commodious enough for his family to live in.

The bourbon dynasty ruled France for more than two hundred years.

After he got out of the bar, he suddenly began to yell drunken gibberish on the sidewalk.

I invoked his forgiveness many times, but failed to move him.

There are myriad of stars in the sky at night, we cannot count them.

Thousands of men and women are working in the quarry to get stones for use in building the castle.

Poverty and disease are common in the slums.

He tinkled his coins together in his pocket.

The swimmer caught in the whirlpool struggled to keep from drowning.

We ended our blockade of the enemy’s port when peace was established.

The fox likes to live in a burrow; it’s warm in winter and cool in summer.

Destruction and suffering are corollaries of war.

Many flattering relatives fawned on the rich old man.

He groped for the light switch in the dark basement.

He turned the latch of the door and opened it so gently.

The soldiers were filled with nostalgia by hearing my old favorite song.

The notes of the hunting horn resounded through the forest.

The fireman splintered the locked door with an ax to save the boy in the room.

No one in the place survived the crash; it crashed down into splinters.

A truce was declared at Christmas between the two armies.

There is not a single grammar book on the vernacular of this African tribe.

Lesson 18

The use of anesthetics is less than a hundred years old.

The fire on the hill was a beacon to the villagers that the enemy was coming.

The coroner concluded that the death of the old woman was accidental.

They decided to settle their quarrel by a duel.

Peach trees can be grafted on plum trees.

“First come, first served” is an impersonal remark.

A large iceberg loomed through the thick, gray fog.

As the speaker made a funny joke, peals of laughter rang through the auditorium. The missing cattle are discovered in the annual roundup.

The cowboy worked all night to gather the cattle that had straggled behind the rest of the herd.

He was suspected of having ulterior motives for making his generous offer, but in fact his offer was from the bottom of his heart.

The old Chippendale chair was sold at a good price at the auction.

The old man is famous for super calligraphy.

Jean felt unable to cope with driving in heavy traffic after her accident.

Please get some cucumbers in the vegetable section; I’ll make pickles.

Her grandfather is 90 years old, and every mealtime she has to prepare gruel for him by boiling oatmeal in water.

She hustled off her children to school and started working.

Every year the army and the navy hold maneuvers for practice.

She maneuvered her car into a narrow parking space with ease.

He was in a terrible plight, trapped at the back of the cave.

I came to the meeting to scoff, but the speaker persuaded me.

She was stunned by the news of her mother’s death.

A vulture usually lives on the flesh of dead animals.

After his store burned, the storekeeper became a bankrupt.

It suddenly began to shower, and we took refuge in the cavern.

Chrysanthemum usually blooms in fall and shows great varieties in the size and color of its flower.

The inhabitants of the port are occupied mainly with fishery.

In a gust of uncontrollable anger he broke the picture in pieces.

She tried to ingratiate herself with the teacher by offering some precious gifts.

The reason why we lost the war was not just because of a shortage of munitions.

The wretched slaves prostrated themselves before their master.

The campfire smoldered for several hours after the blaze died down.

The hail beat a loud tatoo on the windowpane.

In a democratic system it is the people that wield the power.

In his letter he alluded me to a matter which I had completely forgotten.

A chisel and a hammer are indispensable tools for a sculptor.

Mal crickets make a chirping noise by rubbing their front wings together.

As we stepped into the bush, birds flitted from tree to tree.

It was rather high-handed to punish the child for the accident.

The child lagged behind others because he was very tired.

You naughty boy! I told you not to play on the road.

We used to hear the rattle of the milk bottles in the early morning.

Soot is caused by incomplete burning and makes smoke dark.

The Ohio River is one of the tributaries of the Mississippi River.

The workmen mended the road, but a heavy storm undid their work.

The children began to undo the string round the parcel to see what was in it.

The rider belabored his tired horse with a stick.

After dinner they walked around the circumference of the lake.

In case of failure of direct descendants, the throne devolves upon the nearest prince.

Don’t fret too much, everything will be all right.

The wild geese honked high in the autumn sky.

The government decided to levy a tax on tobacco, it had been free from tax.

The new rule overrides all the previous ones.

The scattered soldiers were rallied in the vale for the next attack.

Many people sprawled on the beach in their bathing suits.

The old man trudged through the deep snow back towards home.

Lesson 19

The soldiers lay in ambush, waiting for the signal to open fire.

The major ambushed his troops in the woods on both sides of the road.

He is always bragging about what he can do with a car.

Be sure that you cleanse the wound before bandaging it.

The professor will deliver a discourse on the poetic style of John Keats.

In World War II the general made it a point of pride to dig his own foxhole.

The inflammation of his knee made it difficult for him to walk.

The huge stone is so heavy that we cannot move it without a lever.

In arithmetic we use the Arabic notation (1,2,3, and so on) or sometimes the Roman notation (I, II, III, and so on)

A large ransom was asked for the safe return of the child.

He sopped a piece of bread in milk; it was too crisp to eat.

His cheek tingled from the slap she had given him.

A large percentage of the budget is for armaments.

On Sunday she gets up late in the morning and has a brunch around 10:30.

His coffin was laid to rest in a deep grave.

The mother envisioned her little girl as a prima ballerina.

The gangster who had taken part in the robbery was arrested by the police.

The ink had faded so that many words were illegible.

The rebellion was started by some malcontents who had been dissatisfied with the policy.

We will take a rest in the pavilion until the game starts.

The prisoners escaped out of the jail under the shroud of night.

The room soon filled with the water spurting from the broken pipe.

He put varnish on the tabletop to protect it, but somebody has scratched it.

Many old ballads are sung to new words.

 

The butt of pipe stuck out from the wall where the sink had been removed.

The goat butted the boy and knocked him down.

You will have to call the consul before your passport is expired.

Memories of happier days were enshrined in the old man’s heart.

He gobbled the ice cream so fast that he got a headache.

We had to listen to a long harangue about our own shortcomings.

He spent the whole afternoon mowing the grass in the back yard.

In the Middle Ages, many people used to go as pilgrims to Jerusalem and to other holy places in Europe.

The formers sheared the wool from the sheep.

He strangled her to death by a cord put around her neck.

The kernel of the walnut is eaten by itself or used in cakes or cookies.

Beavers are noted for their sill in building dams across streams.

The cavalry is many superiors in mobility to the infantry.

The floor creaked as he stepped on a loose board.

The fir remains green all year and its needles are distributed evenly around the branch.

During the heavy storm, airplanes should be kept in the hangar.

The kernel of the argument is who discovered the islands first.

What seems to be a cold often turns out to be the beginning of measles.

With a huge puff the balloon was blown up and then suddenly burst.

Sleet forms when rain falls through a layer of cold air.

A woman, after marriage, usually drops her surname and takes that of her husband.

Woman often wears wigs over their real hair for beauty of fashion.

Bleached bones lay on the hot sands of the desert.

Chariots were used in ancient times for fighting, racing, and in processions.

He has been crippled since he broke his leg. Now he can’t walk without a pair of crutches.

She flirted with many men but loved only one.

They were very pleased to see some gulls flying in the sky, full of hope that they would soon get ashore.

When I bought a new car, a kit of tools came with it.

The hungry children did not leave a morsel of food on their plates.

The strange mechanical device is the prototype of modern cars.

They set a snare for rabbits on the hill, but unfortunately a wild cat was caught by it.

When you squeeze the trigger, a round or rounds of ammunition are fired.

When the burglar tripped the wire it triggered an alarm.

The weir across the river stops or controls the flow of the river above it.

Lesson 20

The students have access to the library only in the afternoon.

Last year we had several floods, we had an excess of rain.

Long age Eskimos learned how to adapt to the cold to live in the Arctic Region.

The club adopted a new set of rules concerning its membership.

His adverse criticism didn’t upset me, but encouraged me.

My parents are averse to our picnic plan; they don’t approve of it.

The government decisions whether to continue the project will affect the future of our national economy.

I have warned him to drive slowly several times, but it doesn’t have any effect at all.

The new secretary is sincere and quite without affectation.

His gentleness and kind ways increased his colleagues’ affection for him.

The preacher likes to make an allusion to Homer while preaching.

The white walls create the illusion that the room is very large.

My birthday party is the biggest annual event of my family.

The judge annulled the contract because one of the signers was too young.

The couple appraised the house carefully before offering to buy it.

The club members were immediately apprised of his change of plans.

We should try to settle the matter by argument, not by fighting.

The king augmented his pore by taking over rights that had belonged to the nobles.

The man assured himself that the bridge was safe before crossing it.

He insured his car against accident, theft, and fire.

Don’t forget to check your work to insure its accuracy.

The doctor tied up the patient’s broken ankle with a bandage.

They seem to love bondage more than liberty.

Pack the books in a small carton to carry it easily.

Political cartoons often represent the U.S. as a tall man with chin whiskers, called Uncle Sam.

The novel was banned by the censor as likely to stir up suspicion of the government among the readers.

Every dictator censors the newspapers in his country.

The principal of the school censured the students for their rude behavior.

Many people were killed in the collision between the bus and the car.

The leaders of the collusion against the government were caught and punished.

I have only one confidant to whom I can tell my secrets.

The doctor felt confident that his patient would recover from pneumonia.

I am Swedish. Is there a Swedish consul in Omaha?

The council of ministers advised the king to dismiss the general.

The young man refused to listen to the old man’s counsel.

The murder suspect refused to answer the questions on the advice of his counsel.

The Hopkinses run the biggest dairy farm in the state of Arizona.

It is very rewarding to keep a diary of daily happenings.

Upon his decease all his properties passed to his wife.

Measles and chicken pox are two diseases of childhood.

It is not decent to laugh at a crippled person.

The road makes a sharp descent just around the corner.

The three justices dissented from the Supreme Court’s decision.

Dissent among the senior members was the main cause of the disintegration of the club.

Lesson 21

Lawrence rode a camel across the desert on an exploring expedition.

He had intended to desert his wife and children, but changed his mind.

Strawberry pie is one of my most favorite desserts.

Many students know how to disassemble the radio, but few know how to put it together.

She tried to dissemble her anger with a smile on her face.

I’ve made a first draught of my speech for Friday, but it still needs a lot of work.

The long drought has killed most of the crops in the fields.

She knows a lot of eligible young men who are all rich and attractive.

The ink had faded so that many words were illegible.

Washington was eminent both as general and as president.

The scientist predicted that an earthquake was imminent in Tokyo area.

The members exalted Mr.Smith when they elected him president of the association.

All the people exulted to find that our national team won the gold medal in the International Basketball Tournament.

The trap made of an old tin can and some wire is an ingenious device.

The ingenuous person had never thought of being suspicious of what others told him.

When my little brother sees mother holding the new baby, he becomes jealous.

The clerk in the toy section of the department seems very zealous in pleasing the customers.

The dress that Miss Lee was wearing at the party was made of synthetic material.

The statesman said the Iron Curtain countries had vast resources in manpower and materiel.

George Washington is known to be a moral and just man.

I am sure that we will win the battle, the morale of our troops is very high.

Freedom of religious worship was guaranteed to all settlers in the Northwest Territory by the ordinance of 1787.

The pirate ships in the West Indies were armed with heavy ordnance.

The minister worked very hard to make the rounds of his parish and visit the homes of the sick.

They said that this flower would not perish even when frost comes.

The police still don’t know who perpetrated the murder of the housewife.

This monument was built to perpetuate the memory of the national hero.

Many psychologists are inclined to attribute the formation of personality entirely to the operation of the cultural and physical environment.

That car is his personaly using it without his permission is illegal.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

The engineer of the wrecked train was prosecuted for criminal negligence.

He prosecuted an inquiry into reasons for the company’s failure.

The author takes his portable typewriter wherever he goes.

They set up purifying systems in dozens of places where the water was not potable.

Good citizens always do what the laws prescribe.

The doctor prescribed a new medicine for the pain in my joints.

In earlier days, the church proscribed dancing and card playing.

Slaughter and destruction are terrible realities of war.

His realty includes a big mansion and several buildings in Taipei.

Nearly every city in the United States has a statue of some famous man.

A man six feet tallis above average stature in this part of the world.

My family is going to have a short vacation on the east coast .

You will not make a good teacher,unless you feel teching is your vocation.

Lesson 22

My wife is an alumna of National Taiwan University.

President Kennedy was an alumnus of Harvard University.

My son and my daughter are both alumni of Ohio State University.

Cats are amoral,they can’t be censured for killing birds.

Lying and stealing are considered immoral conducts in every human society.

Most scientists believe their research to be unmoral,no matter what the results will be.

Stamp collecting as well as fishing is Mr.Evan’s favorite avocation.

Bookkeeping is Mr.Jones’ vocation, and photography is his avocation.

Our school doctor recommends  biannual visit to the dentist,I am going to the dentist’s for the second time this year.

The sophomores and seniors are taking the biennial exam this afternoon.

He is replacing the broken chord of his violin.

He had tied the package with a cord before he took it to the post office.

He clenched his teeth to endure the pain of the wound suffered from the accident.

By clinching nails over the canvas they held the torn sail to the mast.

For fifty years or more the climate of the Arctic has been warming up gradually.

The weather will be very hot and humid in Kaohsiung today.

We compared two books to see which one had the better illustrations.

She contrasted her presetn life of luxury with the poverty of her childhood.

The words “snake”and “red” have unpleasant connotations for many people.

The denotation of the word “home” is “place where one lives,”but it has many connotations.

Cheating on a test is considered one of the most contemptible acts in the Military Academy.

The rich man is contemptuous of my humble home and poor surroundings.

We experienced a continual series of hot spells last summer.

On holidays, we can see a continuous line of cars on highways.

It hardly seems credible that your son has grown so tall in one year.

Only a credulous person would fall for that old trick.

An umpire must be an entirely disinterested but keen observer.

The audience yawned and seemed uninterested in the politician’s speech.

The office where everything had worked so smoothly,became completely disorganized after Mr Levine resigned.

Form a union,an unorganized mob can accomplish nothing but chaos.

A well-balanced diet is made up of divers foods.

A great many diverse opinions were expressed at the meeting,but none was worthwhile.

The training airplane has dual controls,oen set for the learner and one for the teacher.

The opposing two lawyers fought a duel to settle their differences.

John is such an egoist that he only cares about himself.

Marian is such an egotist that she talks about herself all the time.

After the shower, the sun emerged from behind the clouds.

He immerged his aching feet in a bucket of hot water.

It is expected that the total number of emigrants from this country will reach 20000 this year.

California has several thousands of immigrants from other states.

 

Lesson 23

Civilized people believe in humane treatment of prisoners.

The equator is an imaginary circle around the earth.

Because he wasn‘t working hard, he is liable to fail.

He sat alone after the battle, mourning over the loss of his best friend.

A psychiatrist can help some people to understand their subconscious urges.

He has to leave now, he lives farther from here than I do.

All the members of the committee agreed to inquire further into the matter.

The man living next door hanged himself in sorrow after his wife died.

We hung our reproduction of “Mona Liza” above the fireplace.

Tainan is one of the historic spots that you should visit.

Upon retiring from the office, the President gave all the historical papers to the library.

The philosopher claims that kindness is a human trait, but I don‘t believe it.

Humane people are considerate of not only other people but also animals.

Some people do not believe that ghosts are not real but imaginary beings.

The imaginative child always likes to make up fairy tales.

Bessie Smith was an incomparable singer in her days.

It is foolish to compare horses with airplanes. They are incomparable.

Some old superstitions seem incredible to most educated people.

People nowadays are incredulous about ghosts and witches.

The gentleman laid his land on his son‘s shoulder.

The wounded soldier was lying on the battlefield.

This kind of shoe is apt to slip on wet ground.

Henry is an apt student of the practical science.

Children under the age of 10 are all liable to diseases.

He declared that he was not liable for his wife‘s debts.

The weather forecast says that it‘s likely to be hot tomorrow.

The backyard of our house has a luxuriant growth of weeds.

She is too proud, too luxurious to marry an ordinary person like you.

From time to time, during the night, there was a moan of pain from the sick man.

The whole nation mourned the death of the much-loved President.

The company will give only oral tests to the applicants.

This written report contains both a verbal description and a sketch of the building.

The minister made a personal visit to the scene of the fighting.

The general issued an order to capture the hill to all personnel.

The man seemed poor, but he was respectably dressed.

Children should speak respectfully to their elders.

The first, second, and third prizes went to Jack, George, and Frank respectively.

She raised her finger to her lips as a sign for silence.

The farmer raises cattle and crops.

The sun will rise at 5:45 tomorrow morning.

We have to go to the government patent office to register the new trademark.

It is safe to register the letter containing the check.

Go to the registrar of the university to know your grades.

The boat we are on is the best sailor in the fleet.

The men in our navy are called sailors if they are not officers.

A group of college professors were waiting in the main salon to see the Minister of Education.

The ship‘s passengers have their dinners in the dining saloon.

It was certain that Oswald might have a subconscious desire to injure his underling.

Edina was unconscious for two hours after the accident.

The general was unconscious of being followed by the spy.

The club’s secretary prepared several transcripts of minutes of the meeting.

The transcription of words into phonetic symbols requires special training.

Lesson 24

The woman knelt before the altar to pray to God for her son‘s safe return.

If it rains, we have to alter our plan to have a picnic on Sunday.

Chinese mountain climbers made a successful ascent of Mt. McKinley in North America.

I won‘t give my assent to her plan because it is not well prepared.

There are several old cannons on the wall of the castle.

This canon has been enacted by the church council very recently.

Some of the tops of sneakers are made of canvas.

The sales representative canvassed the whole city for subscriptions of the magazine.

The cession of the territory could not be avoided because they lost the war.

Be seated! The court is now in session.

The soldier fainted at the sight of his own blood.

The color became faint as the sunset.

He feinted with his left hand and hit me with his right.

In recent years there has been an intention of the struggle for political power in the country.

She felt offended at my remarks, but it wasn‘t my intention to hurt her.

There is nothing that we can do now but pray God helps us in our troubles.

The lion seized its prey and ate it.

Chicago is the principal city in the Midwest of the United States.

The principal told the teachers to dismiss (suspend) school during the heavy snowstorm.

This country was founded on the principle of individual freedom for all.

The population of France remained stationary almost for a century.

Herbert bought a notebook at the stationery store.

Please write your name and address on this paper.

The President addressed the nation on the subject of war and peace.

Darkness is an attribute of night, as brightness is that of day.

We attribute Edison‘s success to intelligence and hard work.

The teachers appointed a committee of five members to plan the class picnic.

The court appointed Mr.Lansing as the committee that would take care of the boy’s property.

She likes music very much,she never misses a concert.

We concerted on the most proper methods for speedily executing the manager’s instructions.

I tried but couldn’t understand the content of his speech.

John contented himself with two glasses of beer even though he could have had more.

Honest but poor is the converse of poor but honest.

He conversed with his wife about the summer vacation.

The Sahara is a great desert in the northern part of Africa.

After the family deserted the farm, its buildings fell to ruin. (=fell out of use).

The publisher decided to publish a digest /summary of international law.

I like milk very much, but I can’t digest /catch it very well.

Most animals have an instinct to protect their young.

Her face was instinct with benevolence and kindness.

Although the governor knew many peoples, he had few intimates.

He intimated /suggested indirectly that he was dissatisfied with his job.

The train arrived at exactly /punctually four minutes past eight.

There has been a minute improvement in the working conditions of the factory.

A dark object moved between the door and me, What? Eidolon? Devil or fairy.

Do you object Tommy smoking in this room?

Her asked her to marry him but he refused.

The street-cleaning department took away all refuse from the street.

The little girl was in tears because she’d lost her mother.

For security, tear up paper before put it in the trash can.

The janitor/buddy removed used towels from the rack.

It took long to get used to foreign food.

 

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