英文解释： adjective: glaringly obvious
例句： Since the book had been through no fewer than six proof runs, the staff was shocked to see such a patent spelling mistake remaining, right in the middle of the front cover!
英文解释： verb: treat condescendingly
例句： She says she genuinely wanted to help me, but instead she patronized me, constantly pointing out how I was inferior to her.
英文解释： noun: a lack of something
例句： There is a paucity of jobs hiring today that require menial skills, since most jobs have either been automated or outsourced.
英文解释： adjective: relating to or involving money
例句： The defendent was found guilty and had to serve a period of community service as well as pay pecuniary damages to the client.
英文解释： adjective: marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
例句： Professor Thompson was regarded as an expert in his field, but his lectures were utterly pedantic, focused on rigorous details of the most trivial conventions in the field.
英文解释： adjective: lacking imagination
例句： While Nan was always engaged in philosophical speculation, her brother was occupied with far more pedestrian concerns: how to earn a salary and run a household.
英文解释： adjective: easily irritated or annoyed
例句： Our office manager is peevish, so the rest of us tip-toe around him, hoping not to set off another one of his fits.
英文解释： adjective: expressing disapproval (usu. refers to a term)
例句： Most psychologists object to the pejorative term "shrink", believing that they expand the human mind, not limit it.
英文解释： adjective: transparently clear; easily understandable
例句： The professor had a remarkable ability make even the most difficult concepts seem pellucid.
英文解释： "adjective: lacking money; poor
例句： "Truly penurious, Mary had nothing more than a jar full of pennies.
Warren Buffett, famous multi-billionaire, still drives a cheap sedan, not because he is penurious, but because luxury cars are gaudy and impractical."