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  1.adherence和 adhesion


  adherence用于比喻的意思。例如:His adherence to the strict letter of the law.


  2. adjacent ,adjoining,和 contiguous

  这些词都有next to“紧挨”的意思。

  adjacent “毗邻的,邻近的”,但它们可能并不相互直接接触。

  adjoining 和 contiguous 指相互接触,通常之间有一个edge 或 boundary。

  3.admission 和 admittance

  它们都有“the act of entering”的意思。


  The price of admission to the gallery is £5.


  4. adopted 和 adoptive


  an adopted son (daughter)养子(女); my adopted country 我所入籍的国家; adopted words 外来语。

  adoptive “收养的”,我们说 adoptive parents, 但很少说adoptive child;

  “采用的”,“假冒的” an adoptive courage 假充勇敢。

  5.averse 和 adverse

  adverse“不利的,反对的”,用于事,不用于人。adverse weather conditions; an adverse reaction.

  averse “嫌恶的,反对的,不乐意的”,常和“to”一起使用,而且用否定形式。

  6.advise 和advice

  advise“劝告”(动词);advice “劝告”(名词)。

  7.affect 和 effect

  affect“影响” vt.,它的第二个意思是“假装”,Though she affected indifference, I knew she was really very upset.

  effect n. “结果”,“效力”。vt. “产生”,“导致”,它比“to cause, to bring out” 更为正式。 His aim was to effect a radical change in the party structure.

  8.all ready和 already

  all ready 意思是“completely prepared”

  already“已经”。He had already had his lunch.

  9.altogether 和all together

  altogether (in total) “总共”

  all together 意思是“in a group”。如:We put the sheep all together in one field. 这两个词还可以分开。We put all the sheep together in one field.

  10. allude和 elude

  allude “暗指”,“暗示”,“(婉转)提到”。

  elude (to avoid or escape) “闪避,躲避”。如:to elude sb.’s grasp 逃脱,没有被逮住;to elude the law 规避法律。The meaning eludes me.那个意义我摸不透。

  11.illusion和 delusion

  illusion “幻觉,错觉” be under no illusion about sth. 对某事不存幻想。

  delusion“欺骗,迷惑” He suffers from the delusion that he’s attractive to women. 他糊里糊涂地认为自己对女人很有吸引力。

  12.amended 和emend

  amended (to alter or add to something) “订正,改正”,“修正(议案等)” 。an amended bill 修正案;amend one’s ways 改过自新。

  emend (to correct errors in) “校订”。 emend the text of a book校勘某书; He emended the typescript before sending it to the printers. 在交付印刷之前他校正文稿。

  13.amicable和 amiable


  amicable “友好的,亲切的” 指行为或情景。The discussions were amicable, though businesslike. 讨论虽然是商业形式,但也是友好的。

  amiable “可爱的,和蔼可亲的” 多用于修饰人。Many people are afraid of him, though I found him to be perfectly amiable. 虽然我发现他特别和蔼可亲,但还是有很多人害怕他。

  14.assent 和ascent

  assent可用作 “agreement”“同意”或“agree”“同意”。

  ascent n. “上升,晋升”。the ascent of mountain 登山。

  15.avert 和avoid

  avert “防止,避免”。

  avoid “回避,逃避”。 avoid bad company 避免和坏人来往;I cannot avoid seeing him. 我不能不见他。

  16.besides和 beside

  besides意思是“in addition to”“加之,还有,另外”;而beside“在……旁边”,“在……一侧”。 Duncan is the tall man standing beside my father. 站在我爸爸旁边的高个子男子是邓肯。

  17.coherence 和cohesion

  coherence “统一,一致性”;cohesion “结合力,团结”。the cohesion of molecules 分子的结合力。

  18. compare with 和compare to

  compare with “和……比起来”

  compare to “好比”。 He compared the moon to a silver plate. 他把月亮比成一个大银盘。

  19.impel和 compel

  impel “推动,驱使,激励”。impel sb. to do sth. 激励某人做某事;

  compel “强迫,胁迫,迫使”。compel sb. to one’s will 强迫人服从自己。

  20.complement和 compliment

  complement “补足(物),补全”,“补足语”。

  compliment “恭维话,赞辞,敬意”; Your presence is a great compliment.承蒙光临,不胜荣幸。

  21.confident 和confidant

  confident “深信,确信,自信”。

  confidant “心腹朋友”。 She has no close confidant to whom she can turn for advice or help. 她没有知心朋友来帮助或是劝告她。

  22.continual 和continuous

  continual “连续,继续”;“频繁的”;continual bouts of toothache一阵接一阵的牙痛。(这中间可能有停顿或间断。)

  continuous “连续”(指从不间断的); We’ve had three weeks of continuous rain. 我们这里连续三周下雨不停。

  23.might 和could

  might 表明“possibility”。

  could 用来表明“permission”. Mum said we could (might) go to the football match.

  24.council 和counsel

  council “议事机构”,委员会; a cabinet council 内阁会议。

  counsel “商议,劝告”;follow sb.’s counsel close 牢记某人忠告。

  25.creditable 和 credible

  creditable “声誉好的,可称许(赞扬)的”;credible“可信的,可靠的” He’s the only one without a credible alibi (辩解,托辞)。他是唯一一个没有可信托辞的人。


  decisive “果断的,断然的”; decisive measures 断然的措施。

  decided “明确的,无疑的”;a decided success 明显的成功。


  defective (having a fault or flaw) “有缺陷的”。

  deficient (lacking in what is needed) “不足的”; be deficient in 欠缺。


  definite (certain or clear, not vague) “明确的,一定的”。

  definitive (authoritative, that cannot be improved)“限定的,决定性的,最后的”; definitive host 宿主;definitive organs 定形器官; definitive sentence 最后判决。


  dependant n. (one who depends on another for support) 受赡养者。

  dependent adj. “依靠的,依赖的”; He’s still dependent on state benefit. The rate of relief is dependent on one’s income.

  30.discreet 和 discrete

  discreet “考虑周到的,慎重的”。

  discrete“分离的,分裂的”;On closer examination, we find that the pattern is formed from thousands of discrete dots of colours.

  31.distinctive 和 distinct

  distinctive “有特色的”,“独特的”;

  distinct “清楚的,明显的”; a distinct smell of alcohol on his breath; the distinctive stripes of the zebra.


  dual “二重的”;dual personality 双重人格;dual control 双重管辖;

  duel “决斗,竞争”;fight a duel with sb. 与某人决斗;challenge sb. to a duel 向某人提出决斗;a duel of wits 斗智


  eatable a. “可食用的,可吃的”;n. [pl.] “食物、食品”。

  edible a. “适合食用的,可以吃的”;n. [pl.] “食品”。

  在指吃的时候二者可通用:The toast was burnt and barely eatable/edible. 但在其他情况下不一样。If something is eatable, it may be eaten (though it may not be safe or desirable to do so); but, if something is edible it is safe to eat.


  economic “经济学的,经济上的” an economic survey of Scotland 苏格兰经济调查;an economic blockade 经济封锁;economical “节俭的,经济的”;He’s had to learn to be more economical now that his only income is a small pension.


  evoke “唤起,引起”;evoke admiration 引起羡慕。

  invoke “祈求(神灵)保佑,乞灵于”,行使(法权);The shaman invokes the spirits of their ancestors. If our case fails in the national courts we will invoke the European Declaration on Human Rights.


  fatal “causing death or disaster” “致命的”; a fatal disease 不治之症; a fatal wound 致命伤。

  fateful “crucial, significant, deciding one’s fate” “重大的”,“决定性的,决定命运的”; On that one fateful day in October, millions of pounds were wiped off the value of shares.


  fictional “虚构的,小说的”。

  fictitious “虚构的,编造的”(denotes something that is not real and has been created with the intention of deceiving others); He gave the police a fictitious name.


  historical “有关历史的”,“历史的”, the historical period 历史阶段;historical personage 历史人物。

  historic “历史上有名的,有历史意义的”, historic town 历史名城。


  impassable “不能通行的”,“不可逾越的”;an impassable swamp 不能通行的沼泽地。

  impassible “不感疼痛的;无动于衷的” ; an impassible God 无动于衷的神。

  40.infer 和imply

  infer “猜想,臆测”,“推断”;infer a motive from an effect 从效果推知动机。

  imply “含有……的意思”; Do you realize what his words imply? 你领会他说话的含意吗? I do not imply that you are wrong. 我的意思不是说你错了。


  impractical (not sensible or efficient or not actually possible)“不切实际的,不现实的”。

  impracticable (not able to be done or used) “不能实行的,行不通的”;With a river on one side and a steep drop on the other, it is impracticable to widen the road.


  incredible“不可相信的,难以置信的”; incredible energy 惊人的能量,精力。

  incredulous“不相信的,表示怀疑的”;be incredulous of hearsay 不相信道听途说; an incredulous look 怀疑的目光。


  ingenious “机灵的”; an ingenious mind 机灵的头脑; an ingenious machine 精巧的机器。

  ingenuous “直率的,坦白的”。


  intense “激烈的,强烈的”,“紧张的” an intense light 强烈的灯光; intense heat 酷热;an intense life 奋发图强的生活。

  intensive “加强的,集中的”; “深入细致的,彻底的”; an intensive bombardment 密集炮击; an intensive study 彻底的研究; an intensive reading 精读 (opp. extensive reading 泛读)。


  junction“接合,连接”,“(河流的)汇合处”; make a junction 取得联络,连接起来 junction box 接线盒。

  juncture (a particular point in time or in a sequence of events) “接合,连接”,“时机,关头”; an important juncture in a man’s career 人生历程中的重要关头; at this juncture 在这个时候;in the present critical juncture of things 在目前这一危急关头下。


  它们都具有“tending to or in the habit of”的意思,但是 prone 只用于人。 Elderly people are prone to falls, often because of arthritic joints or dizziness.


  loose “松的,宽的”。

  lose “丢失”; lose one’s balance 失去平衡,跌倒;lose one’s head 被搞糊涂。


  luxuriant (growing strongly or vigorously; abundant, prolific)“繁茂的;多产的;丰富的”;His luxuriant beard was red.

  luxurious “豪华的,奢侈的”; a luxurious table 奢侈的饭菜。


  它们都和magic有关系,但是magical 也有“wonderful, entrancing”的意思。


  masterly (showing great skill or the skill of a master) “熟练的;名家的”。

  masterful (showing power or authority) “主人派头的,专横的”; You’re so strong and masterful.


  obsolete(no longer in use or already out of date) “已废弃的,已不用的”; an obsolete vessel 废舰; an obsolete word 已废的词。

  obsolescent (going out of use or becoming out of date) “逐渐被废弃的,快要不用的”; Do you think that faxes are obsolescent?

  52. officious和official

  officious“爱管闲事的”,“非正式的”; an officious statement 非正式声明。

  official “官方的”,“公务上的”; an official gazette 官方通报;an official letter 公函,公文;an official record 正式记录


  peaceable (peaceloving, mild, placid, not inclined to quarrel or fight or existing in peace)“平和的”;“温和的”;“温顺的”。

  peaceful “和平的,太平的”;“宁静的”;“爱好和平的”; a peaceful night’s sleep ; peaceful coexistence 和平共处; peaceful uses of atomic energy 原子能的和平应用。





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