Vocabulary Worksheet #23-27

Vocabulary Worksheet #23-27

Worksheet #23

Refugee: a person has been forced to leave their country in ord er to escape war, persecution or natural disaster 避难者Eke out a living: to manage to live with very little money 维持生计

Operate: manage (business) 运转,操作(生意)

Pay out: to pay a large sum of money for sth 付出(钱)

Prescribe to: (of a medical practitioner) advise and authorize the use of (a medicine or treatment) for sb, especially in writing 开药方

Serve on: to give or send sb an official d ocument, especially one that orders them to appear in court 担任;传单(法庭)

Reticent: not revealing one’s thoughts, or feelings readily 沉默

Gregarious: (of a person) fond of company; sociabl e 爱交际的

Distort: give a misleading or false account or impression of 误解

Deceive: d eliberately cause sb to believe sth that not true, especially for personal gain 欺骗

Arrange: to adapt (a composition) for performance with instruments or voices other than those originally specified 排列,安排

Inept: having or showing no kill; clumsy 不适当的,笨拙的

Get the id eas across: explain to sb clearly and und erstand what he/she wants to say 弄明白

Put to words out: spread out the words 直说

Give the game away: to reveal a plan or strategy 泄密

Buy the idea: believe 相信

Trickl e: a small amount or number of sth, coming or going sl owly 滴Flow: the steady and continuous movement of sth/sb in one direction 流动,涌动,川流不息

Villain: a person guilty or capabl e of a crime or wickedness 坏人

Deed: an action that is performed intentionally or consciously 行动Showcase: exhibit; display 展示

Air: express (an opinion or grievance) publicly 广播

Sland er: make false and damage statement about sb 文字诽谤

Expose: make sth visible by uncovering it 暴露,曝光

Derelict: in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect 玩忽职守的By choice: because you have chosen 处于选择

Alcoholic: containing or relating to alcohol 酒精的

Teetotaler: a person who never drink alcohol 禁酒主义者

Tyrant: a person expressing power or control in a cruel, unreasonable or arbitrary way 暴君

Air dirty linen in public/wash one’s dirty linen in public: to discuss private or embarrassing matters in public, especially when quarreling 家丑外扬

Worksheet #24

Braggart: a person who boasts about their achievements or possession 好自夸者Asset: a useful or valuable thing or person 资产;有用的东西

Squabble: quarrel noisily over a trivial matter 为小事争吵

Boast: talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievement, possessions, or abilities自吹自擂Mumble: say sth indistinctly and quietly, making it difficult for others to hear含糊的说

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