英文解释： adjective: not clearly understood or expressed
例句： The meaning of the professor's new research was opaque to most people, so no one asked any questions.
英文解释： noun: wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
例句： Russian oligarchs are famous for their opulence, living in fancy homes and dining on expensive cavier.
英文解释： adjective: marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
例句： The ornate Victorian and Edwardian homes spread throughout San Francisco are my favorite part of the city.
英文解释： verb: make rigid and set into a conventional pattern
例句： Even as a young man, Bob had some bias against poor people, but during his years in social services, his bad opinions ossified into unshiftable views.
英文解释： adjective: intended to attract notice and impress others; tawdry or vulgar
例句： Matt wanted to buy stone lions for front of the house, but Cynthia convinced him that such a display would be too ostentatious for a modest house in an unassuming neighborhood.
英文解释： verb: exclude from a community or group
例句： Later in his life, Leo Tolstoy was ostracized from the Russian Orthodox Church for his writings that contradicted church doctrine.
英文解释： adjective: arrogant; presumptuous
例句： Mark was so convinced of his basketball skills that in his overweening pride he could not fathom that his name was not on the varsity list; he walked up to the basketball coach and told her she had forgotten to add his name.
英文解释： adjective: acceptable to the taste or mind
例句： MIkey didn't partake much in his friends' conversations, but found their presence palatable.
英文解释： verb: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
例句： During the rain delay, many who had come to see the game palavered, probably hoping that idle chatter would make the time go by faster.
英文解释： noun: something that has been changed numerous times but on which traces of former iterations can still be seen
例句： The downtown was a palimpsest of the city’s checkered past: a new Starbucks had opened up next to an abandoned, shuttered building, and a freshly asphalted road was inches away from a pothole large enough to swallow a small dog.