英文解释： adjective: powerful
例句： Over the years of service, and quite to his surprise, he became a puissant advisor to the community.
英文解释： adjective: marked by precise accordance with details
例句： The colonel was so punctilious about enforcing regulations that men feel compelled to polish even the soles of their shoes.
英文解释： noun: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
例句： Steven Pinker's credentials are unquestioned as a pundit; he has taught at MIT and Stanford, teaches at Harvard, and has published a number of influential books on cognition, language, and psychology.
英文解释： adjective: describing a victory that comes at such a great cost that the victory is not worthwhile
例句： George W. Bush’s win in the 2000 election was in many ways a pyrrhic victory: the circumstances of his win alienated half of the U.S. population.
英文解释： verb: draw back, as with fear or pain
例句： Craig always claimed to be a fearless outdoorsman, but when the thunderstorm engulfed the valley, he quailed at the thought of leaving the safety of his cabin.
英文解释： "verb: to be eligible for a role, status, or benefit by meeting specific requirements;
verb: to make less severe; to limit (a statement)"
例句： "If James had made more than $50,000 last year, then he wouldn't havequalified for the low-income scholarship.;
Chris qualified his love for San Francisco, adding that he didn't like the weather as much as the weather in Los Angeles."
英文解释： noun: uneasiness about the fitness of an action
例句： While he could articulate no clear reason why Harkner's plan would fail, he neverless felt qualms about committing any resources to it.
英文解释： noun: state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
例句： Steve certainly is in a quandary: if he doesn't call Elaine, she will blame him for everything, but if he does call her, the evidence of where he currently is could cost him his job.
英文解释： adjective: habitually complaining
例句： The querulous old woman was begining to wear down even the happier members of the staff with her ceaseless complaining.
英文解释： "noun: a witty saying or remark
verb: to make a witty remark, to say in jest"
例句： "In one of the most famous quips about classical music, Mark Twain said: ""Wagner's music is better than it sounds.""
When a old English teacher criticized Churchill for ending a sentence with a preposition, he quipped, ""This is the kind of criticism up with which we will not put!"""