英文解释： adjective: plausible but false
例句： When listening to a politician speak, it is hard to distinguish the spurious claims from the authentic ones.
英文解释： verb: reject with contempt
例句： She spurned all his flattery and proposals, and so he walked off embarrassed and sad.
英文解释： verb: spend thoughtlessly; waste time, money, or an opportunity
例句： Fearing his money would be squandered by his family, he gave all of it to charity when he died.
英文解释： verb: suppress or crush completely
例句： After the dictator consolidated his power, he took steps to squelch all criticism, often arresting any journalist who said anything that could be interpreted as negative about his regime.
英文解释： adjective: characterized by dignity and propriety
例句： Frank came from a staid environment, so he was shocked that his college roommate sold narcotics.
英文解释： adjective: dependable; inured to fatigue or hardships
例句： Despite all the criticism directed at the President during this scandal, Lisa has remained his stalwart supporter.
英文解释： verb: to suddenly move in a particular direction
例句： All alone in the mansion, Henrietta started when she heard a sound.
英文解释： adjective: firm and dependable especially in loyalty
例句： No longer a staunch supporter of the movement, Todd now will openly question whether its goals are worthwhile.
英文解释： adjective: marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable
例句： A good captain needs to be steadfast, continuing to hold the wheel and stay the course even during the most violent storm.
英文解释： verb: to hold back or limit the flow or growth of something
例句： To stem the tide of applications, the prestigious Ivy requires that each applicant score at least 330 on the Revised GRE.