英文解释： adverb: with a look of suspicion or disapproval
例句： The old couple looked askance on the teenagers seated next to them, whispering to each other, "They've got rings through their noses and purple hair!"
英文解释： noun: harshness of manner
例句： The editor was known for his asperity, often sending severe letters of rejection to amateur writers.
英文解释： verb: attack in speech or writing
例句： In the weekly paper, the editor assailed the governor for wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars in public projects that quickly failed.
英文解释： adverb: with care and persistence
例句： The top college football program recruits new talent assiduously, only choosing those who were the top in their county.
英文解释： verb: make something intense less severe
例句： Her fear that the new college would be filled with unknown faces was assuaged when she recognized her childhood friend standing in line.
英文解释： noun: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic; throwback
例句： Much of the modern art movement was an atavism to a style of art found only in small villages through Africa and South America.
英文解释： verb: to weaken (in terms of intensity); to taper off/become thinner.
例句： Her animosity towards Bob attenuated over the years, and she even went so far as to invite him to her party.
英文解释： adjective: willing to be bold in social situations or to take risks
例句： As all of the other campers cowered in their tents, Bill, armed only with a flashlight, audaciously tracked down the bear that had raided their food.
英文解释： noun: aggressive boldness in social situations
例句： She surprised her colleagues by having the audacity to publically criticize the findings of an distinguished scientist.
英文解释： verb: enlarge or increase; improve
例句： Ideally, the restaurant's augmented menu will expand its clientele and increase its profits.