英文解释： adjective: so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
例句： After the relatively small homerun totals in the "dead ball" era, Babe Ruth's homerun totals were truly prodigious: every year, he set a new all-time record.
英文解释： "adjective: spending resources recklessly or wastefully;
noun: someone who spends resources recklessly or wastefully"
例句： "The composer Wagner, while living on a limited salary, was so profligate as to line all the walls of his apartment with pure silk.
;Most lottery winners go from being conservative, frugal types to outright profligates who blow millions on fast cars, lavish homes, and giant yachts."
英文解释： adjective: plentiful; pouring out in abundance
例句： During mile 20 of the Hawaii Marathon, Dwayne was sweating so profusely that he stopped to take off his shirt, and ran the remaining six miles wearing nothing more than skimpy shorts.
英文解释： noun: the property of being extremely abundant
例句： When Maria reported that she had been visited by Jesus Christ and had proof, a profusion of reporters and journalists descended on the town.
英文解释： noun: a statement made about the future
例句： When the Senator was asked about where the negotiations would lead, he said that any guess he could make would be an unreliable prognostication.
英文解释： adjective: intellectually productive
例句： Schubert was the most prolific composer, producing hundreds of hours of music before he died at the age of 31.
英文解释： noun: boring verbosity
例句： I loved my grandfather dearly, but his prolixity would put me to sleep, regardless of the topic.
英文解释： verb: state or announce
例句： The President wanted to promulgate the success of the treaty negotiations, but he had to wait until Congress formally approved the agreement.
英文解释： verb: to placate or appease
例句： The two sons, plying their angry father with cheesy neckties for Christmas, were hardly able to propitiate him – the father already had a drawer full of ones he had never worn before or ever planned to.
英文解释： adjective: presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
例句： The child's heartbeat is still weak, but I am seeing many propitious signs and I think that she may be healing.