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SAT基本高频词汇(一)

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华樱外语赛达词汇补充 Barron’s SAT I Basic Word List Word List 48 ulterior-vehement

Word List 48 ulterior-vehement

ulterior ADJ. /将来的;隐蔽的/situated beyond; unstated. You must have an ulterior motive for your behavior, since there is no obvious reason for it.

ultimate ADJ. /终极的/final; not susceptible to further analysis. Scientists are searching for ultimate truths.

unaccountable ADJ. /无责任的;无法解释的/inexplicable; unreasonable or mysterious. I have taken an unaccountable dislike to my doctor: "I do not love thee, Doctor Fell. The reason why, I cannot tell."

unanimity   N. /全体同意;全体一致/complete agreement. We were surprised by the unanimity with which members of both parties accepted our proposals. unanimous,ADJ.

unassailable ADJ. /攻不破的/not subject to question; not open to attack. Penelope's virtue was unassailable; while she waited for her husband to come back from the war, no other man had a chance.

unassuming ADJ. /谦逊的/modest. He is so unassuming that some people fail to realize how great a man he really is.

unbridled ADJ. /放肆的;肆虐的/violent. She had a sudden fit of unbridled rage.

uncanny ADJ. /离奇的/strange; mysterious. You have the uncanny knack of reading my innermost thoughts.

unconscionable ADJ. /不合理的;不道德的;过度的/unscrupulous; excessive. She found the loan shark's demands unconscionable and impossible to meet.

uncouth ADJ. /笨拙的;粗俗的/outlandish; clumsy; boorish. Most biographers portray Lincoln as an uncouth and ungainly young man.

Unctuous ADJ. /油的;油质的;松软肥沃的/oily; bland; insincerely suave. Uriah Heep disguised his nefarious actions by unctuous protestations of his "humility."

underlying ADJ. /根本的;在下面的;潜在的/fundamental; lying below. The underlying cause of the student riot was not the strict curfew rule but the moldy cafeteria food. Miss Marple seems a sweet little old lady at first, but there's an iron will underlying that soft and fluffy facade.

undermine V. /破坏/weaken; sap. The recent corruption scandals have undermined many people's faith in the city government. The recent torrential rains have washed away much of the cliffside; the deluge threatens to undermine the pillars supporting several houses at the edge of the cliff.

underscore V. /强调/emphasize. Addressing the jogging class, Kim underscored the importance to runners of good nutrition.

undulating ADJ. /波浪的/moving with a wavelike motion. The Hilo Hula Festival was an undulating sea of grass skirts.

unearth V. /出土;发掘/dig up. When they unearthed the city, the archeologists found many relics of an ancient civilization.

unequivocal ADJ. /明白清楚的/plain; obvious; unmistakable. My answer to your proposal is an unequivocal and absolute "No."

unerringly ADJ. /正确无误的/infallibly. My teacher unerringly pounced on the one typographical error in my essay.

unfathomable ADJ. /不可理解的;不能渗透的/incomprehensible; impenetrable. Unable to get to the bottom of the mystery, Watson declared it was unfathomable.

unfetter V. /解放/liberate; free from chains. Chained to the wall for months on end, the hostage despaired that he would ever be unfettered.

unfrock V. /解除神职/to strip a priest or minister of church authority. To disbar a lawyer, to unfrock a priest, to suspend a doctor's license to practice-these are extreme steps that the authorities should take only after careful consideration.

ungainly ADJ. /糟糕的;笨拙的/awkward; clumsy; unwieldy. "If you want to know whether Nick's an ungainly dancer, check out my bruised feet," said Nora. Anyone who has ever tried to carry a bass fiddle knows it's an ungainly instrument.

uniformity N. /一致性;同样/sameness; monotony. At Persons magazine, we strive for uniformity of style; as a result, all our writers wind up sounding exactly alike.

unimpeachable ADJ. /无懈可击的/blameless and exemplary. Her conduct in office was unimpeachable and her record is spotless.

uninhibited ADJ. /放荡不羁的;不受限制的/unrepressed. The congregation was shocked by her uninhibited laughter during the sermon.

unintimidating ADJ. /无惧的/unfrightening. Though Phil had expected to feel overawed when he met Steve Young, he found the famous quarterback friendly and unintimidating.

unique ADJ. /独一无二的/without an equal; single in kind. You have the unique distinction of being the only student whom I have had to fail in this course.

universal ADJ. /通用的/characterizing or affecting all; present everywhere. At first, no one shared Christopher's opinions; his theory that the world was round was met with universal disdain.

unkempt ADJ. /蓬乱的;粗野的;不洁的/disheveled; uncared for in appearance. Jeremy hated his neighbor's unkempt lawn: he thought its neglected appearance had a detrimental effect on neighborhood property values.

unmitigated ADJ. /未缓和的;绝对的/unrelieved or immoderate; absolute. After four days of unmitigated heat, I was ready to collapse from heat prostration. The congresswoman's husband was an unmitigated jerk: not only did he abandon her, he took her campaign funds, too!

unobtrusive ADJ. /不显眼的;朴素的/inconspicuous; not blatant. Reluctant to attract notice, the governess took a chair in a far corner of the room and tried to be as unobtrusive as possible.

unpalatable ADJ. /厌恶的;不好吃的;味道糟糕的/distasteful; disagreeable. "I refuse to swallow your conclusion," said she, finding his logic unpalatable.

unprecedented ADJ. /空前的/novel; unparalleled. For a first novel, Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind was an unprecedented success.

unprepossessing ADJ. /不吸引人的/unattractive. During adolescence many attractive young people somehow acquire the false notion that their appearance is unprepossessing.

unravel V. /拆开;解决/disentangle; solve. With equal ease Miss Marple unraveled tangled balls of yarn and baffling murder mysteries.

unrequited ADJ. /不报答的,不回应的/not reciprocated. Suffering the pangs of unrequited love, Olivia rebukes Cesario for his hardheartedness.

unruly ADJ. /不服从的;倔强的/disobedient; lawless. The only way to curb this unruly mob is to use tear gas.

unscathed ADJ. /没有受伤的/unharmed. They prayed he would come back from the war unscathed.

unseemly ADJ. /不体面的/unbecoming; indecent; in poor taste. When he put whoopie cushions on all the seats in the funeral parlor, his conduct was most unseemly.

unsightly ADJ. /难看的/ugly. Although James was an experienced emergency room nurse, he occasionally became queasy when faced with a particularly unsightly injury.

unstinting ADJ. /慷慨的;无保留的/giving generously; not holding back. The dean praised the donor of the new science building for her unstinting generosity.

untenable ADJ. /防不住的;防不胜防的;站不住的/indefensible; not able to be maintained. Wayne is so contrary that, the more untenable a position is, the harder he'll try to defend it.

unwarranted ADJ. /莫名其妙的;没来由的;冤枉的/unjustified; groundless; undeserved. Your assumption that I would accept your proposal is unwarranted, sir; I do not want to marry you at all. We could not understand Martin's unwarranted rudeness to his mother's guests.

unwieldy ADJ. /糟糕的;笨拙的/awkward; cumbersome; unmanageable. The large carton was so unwieldy that the movers had trouble getting it up the stairs.

unwitting ADJ. /不知情的/unintentional; not knowing. She was the unwitting tool of the swindlers.

upbraid V. /责备/severely scold; reprimand. Not only did Miss Minchin upbraid Ermengarde for her disobedience, but she hung her up by her braids from a coat rack in the classroom. uproarious ADJ. marked by commotion; extremely funny; very noisy. The uproarious comedy hit Ace Ventura: Pet Detective starred Jim Carrey, whose comic mugging provoked gales of uproarious laughter from audiences coast to coast.

upshot N. /结果/outcome. The upshot of the rematch was that the former champion proved that he still possessed all the skills of his youth.

urbane ADJ. /文雅的;高雅的;彬彬有礼的/suave; refined; elegant. The courtier was urbane and sophisticated. urbanity,  N.

usurp V. /篡取/seize another's power or rank. The revolution ended when the victorious rebel general succeeded in his attempt to usurp the throne.

utopia   N. /乌托邦/ideal place, state, or society. Fed up with this imperfect universe, Don would have liked to run off to Shangri-la or some other imaginary utopia. utopian, ADJ. vacillate V. waver; fluctuate. Uncertain which suitor she ought to marry, the princess vacillated, saying now one, now the other. The big boss likes his people to be decisive: when he asks you for your opinion, whatever you do, don't vacillate. vacillation,  N.

vacuous ADJ. /空虚的;空的/empty; inane. The vacuous remarks of the politician annoyed the audience, who had hoped to hear more than empty platitudes.

vagabond N. /流浪者/wanderer; tramp. In summer, college students wander the roads of Europe like carefree vagabonds. alsoADJ.

vagrant N. /无家可归的流浪者/a homeless wanderer. Because he was a stranger in town with no visible means of support, Martin feared he would be jailed as a vagrant. vagrancy,  N.

valedictory ADJ. /告别的/pertaining to farewell. I found the valedictory address too long; leave-taking should be brief.

valid ADJ. /正当的;有效的/logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable. You're going to have to come up with a better argument if you want to convince me that your reasoning is valid.

validate V. /批准;确认/confirm; ratify. I will not publish my findings until I validate my results.

valor N. /英勇;勇猛/bravery. He received the Medal of Honor for his valor in battle.

vampire N. /吸血鬼/ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living. Children were afraid to go to sleep because of the many legends of vampires roaming at night.

vanguard N. /先驱;先锋/forerunners; advance forces. We are the vanguard of a tremendous army that is following us.

vantage N. /优势/position giving an advantage. They fired upon the enemy from behind trees, walls and any other point of vantage they could find.

vapid ADJ. /平淡单调的;索然无味的;缺乏想象力的/dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless. "Bor-ing!" said Jessica, as she suffered through yet another vapid lecture about Dead White Male Poets.

*vaporize V. /蒸发/turn into vapor (steam, gas, fog, etc.). "Zap!" went Super Mario's atomic ray gun as he vaporized another deadly foe.

variegated ADJ. /杂色的/many-colored. Without her glasses, Gretchen saw the fields of tulips as a variegated blur.

veer V. /转向/change in direction. After what seemed an eternity, the wind veered to the east and the storm abated.

vehement ADJ. /激烈的;热烈的/forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor. Alfred became so vehement in describing what was wrong with the Internal Revenue Service that he began jumping up and down and frothing at the mouth. vehemence,  N.

 

 

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