英文解释： adjective: effusively or insincerely emotional, especially in art, music, and literature
例句： I don't like romanticism for the same reason I don't like melodramatic acting and soap operas—overly sentimental.
英文解释： noun: the instance in which an accidental, fortunate discovery is made
例句： By pure serendipity, Sarah discovered, at a flea market in Peoria, a matching earring to replace the one that fell down the storm drain back home.
英文解释： adjective: calm and peaceful
例句： I'd never seen him so serene; usually, he was a knot of stress and anxiety from hours of trading on the stock exchange.
英文解释： "noun: a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
noun: a bad imitation"
例句： "The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center showcases a simulacrum of all the present and approved buildings in the city of Shanghai.
The early days of computer graphics made real people into a simulacrum that now seems comical."
英文解释： noun: an office that involves minimal duties
例句： The position of Research Director is a sinecure: the job entails almost no responsibilities, nor does the person in that position have to answer to anyone.
英文解释： adjective: carelessly and hastily put together
例句： The office building had been constructed in a slapdash manner, so it did not surprise officials when, during a small earthquake, a large crack emerged on the façade of the building.
英文解释： noun: a slight or superficial understanding of a subject; a small amount of something
例句： I know only a smattering of German, but Helen is able to read German newspapers and converse with natives.
英文解释： adjective: marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
例句： When Phil was dating the model, he had a smug attitude that annoyed his buddies.
英文解释： adjective: expressive of contempt; derogatory or mocking in an indirect way
例句： The chairman interpreted Taylor's question about promotions as a snide remark, but in all innocence Taylor was trying to figure out the company's process.
英文解释： verb: refuse to acknowledge; reject outright and bluntly
例句： Wheeler was completely qualified for the committee, but the board snubbed him, choosing an obviously lesser qualified candidate instead.