英文解释： noun: greed for money
例句： Some believe people that amassing as much wealth as possible is the meaning to life—yet they often realize that cupidity brings anything but happiness.
英文解释： noun: a grouchy, surly person
例句： Since Uncle Mike was the family curmudgeon, each Thanksgiving he was plied with copious amounts of wine, in the hope that he would become less grouchy.
英文解释： noun: a lack or shortage
例句： I am surprised by the dearth of fast food chains; this is America and I assumed they were on every street.
英文解释： verb: reduce the quality or value of something
例句： The third-rate script so debased the film that not even the flawless acting could save it from being a flop.
英文解释： adjective: having a sophisticated charm
例句： James Bond is known for his good looks, high tech gadgets, and debonair manner.
英文解释： verb: expose as false ideas and claims, especially while ridiculing
例句： Richard Dawkins tries to debunk religious belief, but his ridicule tends to push people away from his points rather than convince them.
英文解释： noun: destroying or killing a large part of the population
例句： The decimation after atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki is incomprehensible.
英文解释： adjective: characterized by good taste in manners and conduct
例句： Sally's parties are decorous affairs, and instead of the usual beer and music, there is tea and intellectual conversation.
英文解释： noun: propriety in manners and conduct
例句： "You will obey the rules of decorum for this courtroom or spend the night in a jail cell," said the judge to the prosecutor.
英文解释： verb: express strong disapproval of
例句： The entire audience erupted in shouts and curses, decrying the penalty card issued by the referee.