諾桑覺寺 NORTHANGER ABBEY CHAPTER (30)
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Catherine's disposition1 was not naturally sedentary, nor had her habits been ever very industrious2; but whatever might hitherto have been her defects of that sort, her mother could not but perceive them now to be greatly increased. She could neither sit still nor employ herself for ten minutes together, walking round the garden and orchard3 again and again, as if nothing but motion was voluntary; and it seemed as if she could even walk about the house rather than remain fixed4 for any time in the parlour. Her loss of spirits was a yet greater alteration5. In her rambling6 and her idleness she might only be a caricature of herself; but in her silence and sadness she was the very reverse of all that she had been before.

For two days Mrs. Morland allowed it to pass even without a hint; but when a third night's rest had neither restored her cheerfulness, improved her in useful activity, nor given her a greater inclination7 for needlework, she could no longer refrain from the gentle reproof8 of, “My dear Catherine, I am afraid you are growing quite a fine lady. I do not know when poor Richard's cravats9 would be done, if he had no friend but you. Your head runs too much upon Bath; but there is a time for everything—a time for balls and plays, and a time for work. You have had a long run of amusement, and now you must try to be useful.”

Catherine took up her work directly, saying, in a dejected voice, that “her head did not run upon Bath—much.”

“Then you are fretting11 about General Tilney, and that is very simple of you; for ten to one whether you ever see him again. You should never fret10 about trifles.” After a short silence—“I hope, my Catherine, you are not getting out of humour with home because it is not so grand as Northanger. That would be turning your visit into an evil indeed. Wherever you are you should always be contented12, but especially at home, because there you must spend the most of your time. I did not quite like, at breakfast, to hear you talk so much about the French bread at Northanger.”

“I am sure I do not care about the bread. It is all the same to me what I eat.”

“There is a very clever essay in one of the books upstairs upon much such a subject, about young girls that have been spoilt for home by great acquaintance—The Mirror, I think. I will look it out for you some day or other, because I am sure it will do you good.”

Catherine said no more, and, with an endeavour to do right, applied13 to her work; but, after a few minutes, sunk again, without knowing it herself, into languor14 and listlessness, moving herself in her chair, from the irritation15 of weariness, much oftener than she moved her needle. Mrs. Morland watched the progress of this relapse; and seeing, in her daughter's absent and dissatisfied look, the full proof of that repining spirit to which she had now begun to attribute her want of cheerfulness, hastily left the room to fetch the book in question, anxious to lose no time in attacking so dreadful a malady16. It was some time before she could find what she looked for; and other family matters occurring to detain her, a quarter of an hour had elapsed ere she returned downstairs with the volume from which so much was hoped. Her avocations17 above having shut out all noise but what she created herself, she knew not that a visitor had arrived within the last few minutes, till, on entering the room, the first object she beheld18 was a young man whom she had never seen before. With a look of much respect, he immediately rose, and being introduced to her by her conscious daughter as “Mr. Henry Tilney,” with the embarrassment19 of real sensibility began to apologize for his appearance there, acknowledging that after what had passed he had little right to expect a welcome at Fullerton, and stating his impatience20 to be assured of Miss Morland's having reached her home in safety, as the cause of his intrusion. He did not address himself to an uncandid judge or a resentful heart. Far from comprehending him or his sister in their father's misconduct, Mrs. Morland had been always kindly21 disposed towards each, and instantly, pleased by his appearance, received him with the simple professions of unaffected benevolence22; thanking him for such an attention to her daughter, assuring him that the friends of her children were always welcome there, and entreating23 him to say not another word of the past.

He was not ill-inclined to obey this request, for, though his heart was greatly relieved by such unlooked-for mildness, it was not just at that moment in his power to say anything to the purpose. Returning in silence to his seat, therefore, he remained for some minutes most civilly answering all Mrs. Morland's common remarks about the weather and roads. Catherine meanwhile—the anxious, agitated24, happy, feverish25 Catherine—said not a word; but her glowing cheek and brightened eye made her mother trust that this good-natured visit would at least set her heart at ease for a time, and gladly therefore did she lay aside the first volume of The Mirror for a future hour.

Desirous of Mr. Morland's assistance, as well in giving encouragement, as in finding conversation for her guest, whose embarrassment on his father's account she earnestly pitied, Mrs. Morland had very early dispatched one of the children to summon him; but Mr. Morland was from home—and being thus without any support, at the end of a quarter of an hour she had nothing to say. After a couple of minutes' unbroken silence, Henry, turning to Catherine for the first time since her mother's entrance, asked her, with sudden alacrity26, if Mr. and Mrs. Allen were now at Fullerton? And on developing, from amidst all her perplexity of words in reply, the meaning, which one short syllable27 would have given, immediately expressed his intention of paying his respects to them, and, with a rising colour, asked her if she would have the goodness to show him the way. “You may see the house from this window, sir,” was information on Sarah's side, which produced only a bow of acknowledgment from the gentleman, and a silencing nod from her mother; for Mrs. Morland, thinking it probable, as a secondary consideration in his wish of waiting on their worthy28 neighbours, that he might have some explanation to give of his father's behaviour, which it must be more pleasant for him to communicate only to Catherine, would not on any account prevent her accompanying him. They began their walk, and Mrs. Morland was not entirely29 mistaken in his object in wishing it. Some explanation on his father's account he had to give; but his first purpose was to explain himself, and before they reached Mr. Allen's grounds he had done it so well that Catherine did not think it could ever be repeated too often. She was assured of his affection; and that heart in return was solicited30, which, perhaps, they pretty equally knew was already entirely his own; for, though Henry was now sincerely attached to her, though he felt and delighted in all the excellencies of her character and truly loved her society, I must confess that his affection originated in nothing better than gratitude31, or, in other words, that a persuasion32 of her partiality for him had been the only cause of giving her a serious thought. It is a new circumstance in romance, I acknowledge, and dreadfully derogatory of an heroine's dignity; but if it be as new in common life, the credit of a wild imagination will at least be all my own.

A very short visit to Mrs. Allen, in which Henry talked at random33, without sense or connection, and Catherine, rapt in the contemplation of her own unutterable happiness, scarcely opened her lips, dismissed them to the ecstasies34 of another tete-a-tete; and before it was suffered to close, she was enabled to judge how far he was sanctioned by parental35 authority in his present application. On his return from Woodston, two days before, he had been met near the abbey by his impatient father, hastily informed in angry terms of Miss Morland's departure, and ordered to think of her no more.

Such was the permission upon which he had now offered her his hand. The affrighted Catherine, amidst all the terrors of expectation, as she listened to this account, could not but rejoice in the kind caution with which Henry had saved her from the necessity of a conscientious36 rejection37, by engaging her faith before he mentioned the subject; and as he proceeded to give the particulars, and explain the motives38 of his father's conduct, her feelings soon hardened into even a triumphant39 delight. The general had had nothing to accuse her of, nothing to lay to her charge, but her being the involuntary, unconscious object of a deception40 which his pride could not pardon, and which a better pride would have been ashamed to own. She was guilty only of being less rich than he had supposed her to be. Under a mistaken persuasion of her possessions and claims, he had courted her acquaintance in Bath, solicited her company at Northanger, and designed her for his daughter-in-law. On discovering his error, to turn her from the house seemed the best, though to his feelings an inadequate41 proof of his resentment42 towards herself, and his contempt of her family.

John Thorpe had first misled him. The general, perceiving his son one night at the theatre to be paying considerable attention to Miss Morland, had accidentally inquired of Thorpe if he knew more of her than her name. Thorpe, most happy to be on speaking terms with a man of General Tilney's importance, had been joyfully43 and proudly communicative; and being at that time not only in daily expectation of Morland's engaging Isabella, but likewise pretty well resolved upon marrying Catherine himself, his vanity induced him to represent the family as yet more wealthy than his vanity and avarice44 had made him believe them. With whomsoever he was, or was likely to be connected, his own consequence always required that theirs should be great, and as his intimacy45 with any acquaintance grew, so regularly grew their fortune. The expectations of his friend Morland, therefore, from the first overrated, had ever since his introduction to Isabella been gradually increasing; and by merely adding twice as much for the grandeur46 of the moment, by doubling what he chose to think the amount of Mr. Morland's preferment, trebling his private fortune, bestowing47 a rich aunt, and sinking half the children, he was able to represent the whole family to the general in a most respectable light. For Catherine, however, the peculiar48 object of the general's curiosity, and his own speculations49, he had yet something more in reserve, and the ten or fifteen thousand pounds which her father could give her would be a pretty addition to Mr. Allen's estate. Her intimacy there had made him seriously determine on her being handsomely legacied hereafter; and to speak of her therefore as the almost acknowledged future heiress of Fullerton naturally followed. Upon such intelligence the general had proceeded; for never had it occurred to him to doubt its authority. Thorpe's interest in the family, by his sister's approaching connection with one of its members, and his own views on another (circumstances of which he boasted with almost equal openness), seemed sufficient vouchers50 for his truth; and to these were added the absolute facts of the Allens being wealthy and childless, of Miss Morland's being under their care, and—as soon as his acquaintance allowed him to judge—of their treating her with parental kindness. His resolution was soon formed. Already had he discerned a liking51 towards Miss Morland in the countenance52 of his son; and thankful for Mr. Thorpe's communication, he almost instantly determined53 to spare no pains in weakening his boasted interest and ruining his dearest hopes. Catherine herself could not be more ignorant at the time of all this, than his own children. Henry and Eleanor, perceiving nothing in her situation likely to engage their father's particular respect, had seen with astonishment54 the suddenness, continuance, and extent of his attention; and though latterly, from some hints which had accompanied an almost positive command to his son of doing everything in his power to attach her, Henry was convinced of his father's believing it to be an advantageous55 connection, it was not till the late explanation at Northanger that they had the smallest idea of the false calculations which had hurried him on. That they were false, the general had learnt from the very person who had suggested them, from Thorpe himself, whom he had chanced to meet again in town, and who, under the influence of exactly opposite feelings, irritated by Catherine's refusal, and yet more by the failure of a very recent endeavour to accomplish a reconciliation56 between Morland and Isabella, convinced that they were separated forever, and spurning57 a friendship which could be no longer serviceable, hastened to contradict all that he had said before to the advantage of the Morlands—confessed himself to have been totally mistaken in his opinion of their circumstances and character, misled by the rhodomontade of his friend to believe his father a man of substance and credit, whereas the transactions of the two or three last weeks proved him to be neither; for after coming eagerly forward on the first overture58 of a marriage between the families, with the most liberal proposals, he had, on being brought to the point by the shrewdness of the relator, been constrained59 to acknowledge himself incapable60 of giving the young people even a decent support. They were, in fact, a necessitous family; numerous, too, almost beyond example; by no means respected in their own neighbourhood, as he had lately had particular opportunities of discovering; aiming at a style of life which their fortune could not warrant; seeking to better themselves by wealthy connections; a forward, bragging61, scheming race.

The terrified general pronounced the name of Allen with an inquiring look; and here too Thorpe had learnt his error. The Allens, he believed, had lived near them too long, and he knew the young man on whom the Fullerton estate must devolve. The general needed no more. Enraged62 with almost everybody in the world but himself, he set out the next day for the abbey, where his performances have been seen.

I leave it to my reader's sagacity to determine how much of all this it was possible for Henry to communicate at this time to Catherine, how much of it he could have learnt from his father, in what points his own conjectures63 might assist him, and what portion must yet remain to be told in a letter from James. I have united for their ease what they must divide for mine. Catherine, at any rate, heard enough to feel that in suspecting General Tilney of either murdering or shutting up his wife, she had scarcely sinned against his character, or magnified his cruelty.

Henry, in having such things to relate of his father, was almost as pitiable as in their first avowal64 to himself. He blushed for the narrow-minded counsel which he was obliged to expose. The conversation between them at Northanger had been of the most unfriendly kind. Henry's indignation on hearing how Catherine had been treated, on comprehending his father's views, and being ordered to acquiesce65 in them, had been open and bold. The general, accustomed on every ordinary occasion to give the law in his family, prepared for no reluctance66 but of feeling, no opposing desire that should dare to clothe itself in words, could ill brook67 the opposition68 of his son, steady as the sanction of reason and the dictate69 of conscience could make it. But, in such a cause, his anger, though it must shock, could not intimidate70 Henry, who was sustained in his purpose by a conviction of its justice. He felt himself bound as much in honour as in affection to Miss Morland, and believing that heart to be his own which he had been directed to gain, no unworthy retraction71 of a tacit consent, no reversing decree of unjustifiable anger, could shake his fidelity72, or influence the resolutions it prompted.

He steadily73 refused to accompany his father into Herefordshire, an engagement formed almost at the moment to promote the dismissal of Catherine, and as steadily declared his intention of offering her his hand. The general was furious in his anger, and they parted in dreadful disagreement. Henry, in an agitation74 of mind which many solitary75 hours were required to compose, had returned almost instantly to Woodston, and, on the afternoon of the following day, had begun his journey to Fullerton.



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1 disposition GljzO     
n.性情,性格;意向,傾向;排列,部署
參考例句:
  • He has made a good disposition of his property.他已對財產作了妥善處理。
  • He has a cheerful disposition.他性情開朗。
2 industrious a7Axr     
adj.勤勞的,刻苦的,奮發的
參考例句:
  • If the tiller is industrious,the farmland is productive.人勤地不懶。
  • She was an industrious and willing worker.她是個勤勞肯干的員工。
3 orchard UJzxu     
n.果園,果園里的全部果樹,(美俚)棒球場
參考例句:
  • My orchard is bearing well this year.今年我的果園果實累累。
  • Each bamboo house was surrounded by a thriving orchard.每座竹樓周圍都是茂密的果園。
4 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不變的,準備好的;(計算機)固定的
參考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你們倆選定婚期了嗎?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目標一旦確定,我們就不應該隨意改變。
5 alteration rxPzO     
n.變更,改變;蝕變
參考例句:
  • The shirt needs alteration.這件襯衣需要改一改。
  • He easily perceived there was an alteration in my countenance.他立刻看出我的臉色和往常有些不同。
6 rambling MTfxg     
adj.[建]凌亂的,雜亂的
參考例句:
  • We spent the summer rambling in Ireland. 我們花了一個夏天漫游愛爾蘭。
  • It was easy to get lost in the rambling house. 在布局凌亂的大房子里容易迷路。
7 inclination Gkwyj     
n.傾斜;點頭;彎腰;斜坡;傾度;傾向;愛好
參考例句:
  • She greeted us with a slight inclination of the head.她微微點頭向我們致意。
  • I did not feel the slightest inclination to hurry.我沒有絲毫著急的意思。
8 reproof YBhz9     
n.斥責,責備
參考例句:
  • A smart reproof is better than smooth deceit.嚴厲的責難勝過溫和的欺騙。
  • He is impatient of reproof.他不能忍受指責。
9 cravats 88ef1dbc7b31f0d8e7728a858f2b5eec     
n.(系在襯衫衣領里面的)男式圍巾( cravat的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
10 fret wftzl     
v.(使)煩惱;(使)焦急;(使)腐蝕,(使)磨損
參考例句:
  • Don't fret.We'll get there on time.別著急,我們能準時到那里。
  • She'll fret herself to death one of these days.她總有一天會愁死的.
11 fretting fretting     
n. 微振磨損 adj. 煩躁的, 焦慮的
參考例句:
  • Fretting about it won't help. 苦惱于事無補。
  • The old lady is always fretting over something unimportant. 那位老婦人總是為一些小事焦慮不安。
12 contented Gvxzof     
adj.滿意的,安心的,知足的
參考例句:
  • He won't be contented until he's upset everyone in the office.不把辦公室里的每個人弄得心煩意亂他就不會滿足。
  • The people are making a good living and are contented,each in his station.人民安居樂業。
13 applied Tz2zXA     
adj.應用的;v.應用,適用
參考例句:
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算學習應用語言學課程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.這種乳霜最好晚上擦臉用。
14 languor V3wyb     
n.無精力,倦怠
參考例句:
  • It was hot,yet with a sweet languor about it.天氣是炎熱的,然而卻有一種愜意的懶洋洋的感覺。
  • She,in her languor,had not troubled to eat much.她懶懶的,沒吃多少東西。
15 irritation la9zf     
n.激怒,惱怒,生氣
參考例句:
  • He could not hide his irritation that he had not been invited.他無法掩飾因未被邀請而生的氣惱。
  • Barbicane said nothing,but his silence covered serious irritation.巴比康什么也不說,但是他的沉默里潛伏著陰郁的怒火。
16 malady awjyo     
n.病,疾病(通常做比喻)
參考例句:
  • There is no specific remedy for the malady.沒有醫治這種病的特效藥。
  • They are managing to control the malady into a small range.他們設法將疾病控制在小范圍之內。
17 avocations ced84b6cc413c20155f985ee94d0e492     
n.業余愛好,嗜好( avocation的名詞復數 );職業
參考例句:
  • Most seem to come from technical avocations, like engineering, computers and sciences. 絕大多數人原有技術方面的愛好,比如工程、計算機和科學。 來自互聯網
  • In terms of avocations, there is hardly anything in common between Jenny and her younger sister. 就業余愛好而言,珍妮和她妹妹幾乎沒什么共同之處。 來自互聯網
18 beheld beheld     
v.看,注視( behold的過去式和過去分詞 );瞧;看呀;(敘述中用于引出某人意外的出現)哎喲
參考例句:
  • His eyes had never beheld such opulence. 他從未見過這樣的財富。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
  • The soul beheld its features in the mirror of the passing moment. 靈魂在逝去的瞬間的鏡子中看到了自己的模樣。 來自英漢文學 - 紅字
19 embarrassment fj9z8     
n.尷尬;使人為難的人(事物);障礙;窘迫
參考例句:
  • She could have died away with embarrassment.她窘迫得要死。
  • Coughing at a concert can be a real embarrassment.在音樂會上咳嗽真會使人難堪。
20 impatience OaOxC     
n.不耐煩,急躁
參考例句:
  • He expressed impatience at the slow rate of progress.進展緩慢,他顯得不耐煩。
  • He gave a stamp of impatience.他不耐煩地跺腳。
21 kindly tpUzhQ     
adj.和藹的,溫和的,爽快的;adv.溫和地,親切地
參考例句:
  • Her neighbours spoke of her as kindly and hospitable.她的鄰居都說她和藹可親、熱情好客。
  • A shadow passed over the kindly face of the old woman.一道陰影掠過老太太慈祥的面孔。
22 benevolence gt8zx     
n.慈悲,捐助
參考例句:
  • We definitely do not apply a policy of benevolence to the reactionaries.我們對反動派決不施仁政。
  • He did it out of pure benevolence. 他做那件事完全出于善意。
23 entreating 8c1a0bd5109c6bc77bc8e612f8bff4a0     
懇求,乞求( entreat的現在分詞 )
參考例句:
  • We have not bound your feet with our entreating arms. 我們不曾用懇求的手臂來抱住你的雙足。
  • The evening has come. Weariness clings round me like the arms of entreating love. 夜來到了,困乏像愛的懇求用雙臂圍抱住我。
24 agitated dzgzc2     
adj.被鼓動的,不安的
參考例句:
  • His answers were all mixed up,so agitated was he.他是那樣心神不定,回答全亂了。
  • She was agitated because her train was an hour late.她乘坐的火車晚點一個小時,她十分焦慮。
25 feverish gzsye     
adj.發燒的,狂熱的,興奮的
參考例句:
  • He is too feverish to rest.他興奮得安靜不下來。
  • They worked with feverish haste to finish the job.為了完成此事他們以狂熱的速度工作著。
26 alacrity MfFyL     
n.敏捷,輕快,樂意
參考例句:
  • Although the man was very old,he still moved with alacrity.他雖然很老,動作仍很敏捷。
  • He accepted my invitation with alacrity.他欣然接受我的邀請。
27 syllable QHezJ     
n.音節;vt.分音節
參考例句:
  • You put too much emphasis on the last syllable.你把最后一個音節讀得太重。
  • The stress on the last syllable is light.最后一個音節是輕音節。
28 worthy vftwB     
adj.(of)值得的,配得上的;有價值的
參考例句:
  • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我認為他不值得信賴。
  • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.沒有值得一提的事發生。
29 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,徹底地
參考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那場火災完全是由于他們失職而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生統統獻給了教育工作。
30 solicited 42165ba3a0defc35cb6bc86d22a9f320     
v.懇求( solicit的過去式和過去分詞 );(指娼婦)拉客;索求;征求
參考例句:
  • He's already solicited their support on health care reform. 他已就醫療改革問題請求他們的支持。 來自辭典例句
  • We solicited ideas from Princeton University graduates and under graduates. 我們從普林斯頓大學的畢業生與大學生中征求意見。 來自辭典例句
31 gratitude p6wyS     
adj.感激,感謝
參考例句:
  • I have expressed the depth of my gratitude to him.我向他表示了深切的謝意。
  • She could not help her tears of gratitude rolling down her face.她感激的淚珠禁不住沿著面頰流了下來。
32 persuasion wMQxR     
n.勸說;說服;持有某種信仰的宗派
參考例句:
  • He decided to leave only after much persuasion.經過多方勸說,他才決定離開。
  • After a lot of persuasion,she agreed to go.經過多次勸說后,她同意去了。
33 random HT9xd     
adj.隨機的;任意的;n.偶然的(或隨便的)行動
參考例句:
  • The list is arranged in a random order.名單排列不分先后。
  • On random inspection the meat was found to be bad.經抽查,發現肉變質了。
34 ecstasies 79e8aad1272f899ef497b3a037130d17     
狂喜( ecstasy的名詞復數 ); 出神; 入迷; 迷幻藥
參考例句:
  • In such ecstasies that he even controlled his tongue and was silent. 但他閉著嘴,一言不發。
  • We were in ecstasies at the thought of going home. 一想到回家,我們高興極了。
35 parental FL2xv     
adj.父母的;父的;母的
參考例句:
  • He encourages parental involvement in the running of school.他鼓勵學生家長參與學校的管理。
  • Children always revolt against parental disciplines.孩子們總是反抗父母的管束。
36 conscientious mYmzr     
adj.審慎正直的,認真的,本著良心的
參考例句:
  • He is a conscientious man and knows his job.他很認真負責,也很懂行。
  • He is very conscientious in the performance of his duties.他非常認真地履行職責。
37 rejection FVpxp     
n.拒絕,被拒,拋棄,被棄
參考例句:
  • He decided not to approach her for fear of rejection.他因怕遭拒絕決定不再去找她。
  • The rejection plunged her into the dark depths of despair.遭到拒絕使她陷入了絕望的深淵。
38 motives 6c25d038886898b20441190abe240957     
n.動機,目的( motive的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • to impeach sb's motives 懷疑某人的動機
  • His motives are unclear. 他的用意不明。
39 triumphant JpQys     
adj.勝利的,成功的;狂歡的,喜悅的
參考例句:
  • The army made a triumphant entry into the enemy's capital.部隊勝利地進入了敵方首都。
  • There was a positively triumphant note in her voice.她的聲音里帶有一種極為得意的語氣。
40 deception vnWzO     
n.欺騙,欺詐;騙局,詭計
參考例句:
  • He admitted conspiring to obtain property by deception.他承認曾與人合謀騙取財產。
  • He was jailed for two years for fraud and deception.他因為詐騙和欺詐入獄服刑兩年。
41 inadequate 2kzyk     
adj.(for,to)不充足的,不適當的
參考例句:
  • The supply is inadequate to meet the demand.供不應求。
  • She was inadequate to the demands that were made on her.她還無力滿足對她提出的各項要求。
42 resentment 4sgyv     
n.怨憤,忿恨
參考例句:
  • All her feelings of resentment just came pouring out.她一股腦兒傾吐出所有的怨恨。
  • She cherished a deep resentment under the rose towards her employer.她暗中對她的雇主懷恨在心。
43 joyfully joyfully     
adv. 喜悅地, 高興地
參考例句:
  • She tripped along joyfully as if treading on air. 她高興地走著,腳底下輕飄飄的。
  • During these first weeks she slaved joyfully. 在最初的幾周里,她干得很高興。
44 avarice KeHyX     
n.貪婪;貪心
參考例句:
  • Avarice is the bane to happiness.貪婪是損毀幸福的禍根。
  • Their avarice knows no bounds and you can never satisfy them.他們貪得無厭,你永遠無法滿足他們。
45 intimacy z4Vxx     
n.熟悉,親密,密切關系,親昵的言行
參考例句:
  • His claims to an intimacy with the President are somewhat exaggerated.他聲稱自己與總統關系密切,這有點言過其實。
  • I wish there were a rule book for intimacy.我希望能有個關于親密的規則。
46 grandeur hejz9     
n.偉大,崇高,宏偉,莊嚴,豪華
參考例句:
  • The grandeur of the Great Wall is unmatched.長城的壯觀是獨一無二的。
  • These ruins sufficiently attest the former grandeur of the place.這些遺跡充分證明此處昔日的宏偉。
47 bestowing ec153f37767cf4f7ef2c4afd6905b0fb     
磚窯中磚堆上層已燒透的磚
參考例句:
  • Apollo, you see, is bestowing the razor on the Triptolemus of our craft. 你瞧,阿波羅正在把剃刀贈給我們這項手藝的特里潑托勒默斯。
  • What thanks do we not owe to Heaven for thus bestowing tranquillity, health and competence! 我們要謝謝上蒼,賜我們的安樂、健康和飽暖。
48 peculiar cinyo     
adj.古怪的,異常的;特殊的,特有的
參考例句:
  • He walks in a peculiar fashion.他走路的樣子很奇特。
  • He looked at me with a very peculiar expression.他用一種很奇怪的表情看著我。
49 speculations da17a00acfa088f5ac0adab7a30990eb     
n.投機買賣( speculation的名詞復數 );思考;投機活動;推斷
參考例句:
  • Your speculations were all quite close to the truth. 你的揣測都很接近于事實。 來自《現代英漢綜合大詞典》
  • This possibility gives rise to interesting speculations. 這種可能性引起了有趣的推測。 來自《用法詞典》
50 vouchers 4f649eeb2fd7ec1ef73ed951059af072     
n.憑證( voucher的名詞復數 );證人;證件;收據
參考例句:
  • These vouchers are redeemable against any future purchase. 這些優惠券將來購物均可使用。
  • This time we were given free vouchers to spend the night in a nearby hotel. 這一次我們得到了在附近一家旅館入住的免費券。 來自英語晨讀30分(高二)
51 liking mpXzQ5     
n.愛好;嗜好;喜歡
參考例句:
  • The word palate also means taste or liking.Palate這個詞也有“口味”或“嗜好”的意思。
  • I must admit I have no liking for exaggeration.我必須承認我不喜歡夸大其詞。
52 countenance iztxc     
n.臉色,面容;面部表情;vt.支持,贊同
參考例句:
  • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看見這張照片臉色就變了。
  • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我臉色惡狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
53 determined duszmP     
adj.堅定的;有決心的
參考例句:
  • I have determined on going to Tibet after graduation.我已決定畢業后去西藏。
  • He determined to view the rooms behind the office.他決定查看一下辦公室后面的房間。
54 astonishment VvjzR     
n.驚奇,驚異
參考例句:
  • They heard him give a loud shout of astonishment.他們聽見他驚奇地大叫一聲。
  • I was filled with astonishment at her strange action.我對她的奇怪舉動不勝驚異。
55 advantageous BK5yp     
adj.有利的;有幫助的
參考例句:
  • Injections of vitamin C are obviously advantageous.注射維生素C顯然是有利的。
  • You're in a very advantageous position.你處于非常有利的地位。
56 reconciliation DUhxh     
n.和解,和諧,一致
參考例句:
  • He was taken up with the reconciliation of husband and wife.他忙于做夫妻間的調解工作。
  • Their handshake appeared to be a gesture of reconciliation.他們的握手似乎是和解的表示。
57 spurning 803f55bab6c4dc1227d8379096ad239a     
v.一腳踢開,拒絕接受( spurn的現在分詞 )
參考例句:
  • There is no point in spurning sth. 鄙視某事物是毫無意義的。 來自互聯網
  • It does its job with subtlety, however, spurning the hammer intensity of something like cranberry juice. 然而,它與微妙做它的工作踐踏象酸果蔓的果實果汁一樣的一些東西的榔頭緊張。 來自互聯網
58 overture F4Lza     
n.前奏曲、序曲,提議,提案,初步交涉
參考例句:
  • The opera was preceded by a short overture.這部歌劇開始前有一段簡短的序曲。
  • His overture led to nothing.他的提議沒有得到什么結果。
59 constrained YvbzqU     
adj.束縛的,節制的
參考例句:
  • The evidence was so compelling that he felt constrained to accept it. 證據是那樣的令人折服,他覺得不得不接受。
  • I feel constrained to write and ask for your forgiveness. 我不得不寫信請你原諒。
60 incapable w9ZxK     
adj.無能力的,不能做某事的
參考例句:
  • He would be incapable of committing such a cruel deed.他不會做出這么殘忍的事。
  • Computers are incapable of creative thought.計算機不會創造性地思維。
61 bragging 4a422247fd139463c12f66057bbcffdf     
v.自夸,吹噓( brag的現在分詞 );大話
參考例句:
  • He's always bragging about his prowess as a cricketer. 他總是吹噓自己板球水平高超。 來自辭典例句
  • Now you're bragging, darling. You know you don't need to brag. 這就是夸口,親愛的。你明知道你不必吹。 來自辭典例句
62 enraged 7f01c0138fa015d429c01106e574231c     
使暴怒( enrage的過去式和過去分詞 ); 歜; 激憤
參考例句:
  • I was enraged to find they had disobeyed my orders. 發現他們違抗了我的命令,我極為惱火。
  • The judge was enraged and stroke the table for several times. 大法官被氣得連連拍案。
63 conjectures 8334e6a27f5847550b061d064fa92c00     
推測,猜想( conjecture的名詞復數 )
參考例句:
  • That's weighing remote military conjectures against the certain deaths of innocent people. 那不過是牽強附會的軍事假設,而現在的事實卻是無辜者正在慘遭殺害,這怎能同日而語!
  • I was right in my conjectures. 我所猜測的都應驗了。
64 avowal Suvzg     
n.公開宣稱,坦白承認
參考例句:
  • The press carried his avowal throughout the country.全國的報紙登載了他承認的消息。
  • This was not a mere empty vaunt,but a deliberate avowal of his real sentiments.這倒不是一個空洞的吹牛,而是他真實感情的供狀。
65 acquiesce eJny5     
vi.默許,順從,同意
參考例句:
  • Her parents will never acquiesce in such an unsuitable marriage.她的父母決不會答應這門不相宜的婚事。
  • He is so independent that he will never acquiesce.他很有主見,所以絕不會順從。
66 reluctance 8VRx8     
n.厭惡,討厭,勉強,不情愿
參考例句:
  • The police released Andrew with reluctance.警方勉強把安德魯放走了。
  • He showed the greatest reluctance to make a reply.他表示很不愿意答復。
67 brook PSIyg     
n.小河,溪;v.忍受,容讓
參考例句:
  • In our room we could hear the murmur of a distant brook.在我們房間能聽到遠處小溪汩汩的流水聲。
  • The brook trickled through the valley.小溪涓涓流過峽谷。
68 opposition eIUxU     
n.反對,敵對
參考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.該黨領袖在自己的黨內遇到了反對。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察設法制住了那個囚犯的反抗。
69 dictate fvGxN     
v.口授;(使)聽寫;指令,指示,命令
參考例句:
  • It took him a long time to dictate this letter.口述這封信花了他很長時間。
  • What right have you to dictate to others?你有什么資格向別人發號施令?
70 intimidate 5Rvzt     
vt.恐嚇,威脅
參考例句:
  • You think you can intimidate people into doing what you want?你以為你可以威脅別人做任何事?
  • The first strike capacity is intended mainly to intimidate adversary.第一次攻擊的武力主要是用來嚇阻敵方的。
71 retraction zBJzP     
n.撤消;收回
參考例句:
  • He demanded a full retraction of the allegations against him.他要求完全收回針對他的言論。
  • The newspaper published a retraction of the erroneous report.那家報紙聲明撤回那篇錯誤的報道。
72 fidelity vk3xB     
n.忠誠,忠實;精確
參考例句:
  • There is nothing like a dog's fidelity.沒有什么能比得上狗的忠誠。
  • His fidelity and industry brought him speedy promotion.他的盡職及勤奮使他很快地得到晉升。
73 steadily Qukw6     
adv.穩定地;不變地;持續地
參考例句:
  • The scope of man's use of natural resources will steadily grow.人類利用自然資源的廣度將日益擴大。
  • Our educational reform was steadily led onto the correct path.我們的教學改革慢慢上軌道了。
74 agitation TN0zi     
n.攪動;攪拌;鼓動,煽動
參考例句:
  • Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.小店主們長期以來一直在煽動人們反對大型百貨商店。
  • These materials require constant agitation to keep them in suspension.這些藥劑要經常攪動以保持懸浮狀態。
75 solitary 7FUyx     
adj.孤獨的,獨立的,荒涼的;n.隱士
參考例句:
  • I am rather fond of a solitary stroll in the country.我頗喜歡在鄉間獨自徜徉。
  • The castle rises in solitary splendour on the fringe of the desert.這座城堡巍然聳立在沙漠的邊際,顯得十分壯美。
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