Oct.8st – 14th, 2012
Joyce Qingjun Zhai
Monday, Oct. 8th, 2012
1.reverently [ˈrɛvərəntlɪ] Adverb
1. with reverence; in a reverent manner;
He gazed reverently at the handiwork.
2. Scolding [ˈskoldɪŋ] Noun
1. rebuking a person harshly
1. You should ease up on the child and stop scolding her.
3. Erring [ˈə:riŋ] Adjective
1. capable of making an error;
1. Instead of bludgeoning our erring comrades, we should help them with criticism
4. Vehemently [ˈviəməntlɪ] Adverb
1. in a vehement manner;
1. He argued with his wife so vehemently that he talked himself hoarse.
5. insulate [ˈɪnsəˌlet, ˈɪnsjə-] Verb
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5. insult [ɪnˈsʌlt] Noun
1. a rude expression intended to offend or hurt;
1. He felt the smart of their insult for many days.
6. servant [ˈsɚvənt] Noun
1. a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
1. The servant bowed the guests out as they left.
7. delicacy [ˈdɛlɪkəsi] Noun
1. the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance;
1. I need to talk to you about a matter of some delicacy
Wednesday, Oct. 10th ,2012
2. occasion [əˈkeʒən] Noun
1. an event that occurs at a critical time;
. Her dress was too showy for such a formal occasion
3. florid [ˈflɔrɪd, ˈflɑr-] Adjective
1. elaborately or excessively ornamented;
1. Years of heavy drinking had given Alison a florid complexion.
4. wreath [riθ] Noun
1. flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
1. A wreath was laid on the monument to a fanfare of trumpets
5. trinket [ˈtrɪŋkɪt] Noun
1. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
1. And how does a maid come to own a trinket such as that?
6. conspiratorially . ADJ-GRADED
(说话、微笑等)诡秘的，会心的 If someone does something such as speak or smile in a conspiratorial way, they do it in a way that suggests they are sharing a secret with someone
7. occurred [əˈkə:d] 1. VERB
发生 When something occurs, it happens
Police said that the blast occurred at 9 a.m.
Thursday , Oct. 11th , 2012
1. realization [ˌriəlɪˈzeʃən] 1. VERB
认识到；意识到；了解 If you realize that something is true, you become aware of that fact or understand it.
1. 认识, 领会
• I was hit by the realization that I might die.
. This realization of our dreams...