英文解释： verb: interpreted in a particular way
例句： The author's inability to take a side on the issue was construed by both his opponents and supporters as a sign of weakness.
英文解释： "adjective: having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
verb: to make perfect and complete in every respect"
例句： "Tyler was the consummate musician: he was able to play the guitar, harmonica, and the drum at the same time.
The restoration of the ancient church was only consummated after a twenty years of labor."
英文解释： adjective: scornful, looking down at others with a sneering attitude
例句： Always on the forefront of fashion, Vanessa looked contemptuously at anyone wearing dated clothing.
英文解释： adjective: likely to argue
例句： Since old grandpa Harry became very contentious during the summer when only reruns were on T.V., the grandkids learned to hide from him at every opportunity.
英文解释： "noun: a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
adjective: possible but not certain to occur"
例句： "A small contingent of those loyal to the king have gathered around the castle to defend it.
Whether the former world champions can win again this year is contingent upon none of its star players getting injured."
英文解释： adjective: to be remorseful
例句： Though he stole his little sister’s licorice stick with malevolent glee, Chucky soon became contrite when his sister wouldn't stop crying.
英文解释： noun: the feeling of remorse or guilt that comes from doing something bad
例句： Those who show contrition during their prison terms--especially when under review by a parole board--often get shortened sentences.
英文解释： verb: to pull off a plan or scheme, usually through skill or trickery
例句： Despite a low GPA, he contrived to get into college, going so far as to write his own glowing letters of recommendation.
英文解释： noun: a difficult problem
例句： Computers have helped solve some of the mathematical conundrums which have puzzled man for many centuries.
英文解释： adjective: describing a lively atmosphere
例句： The wedding reception was convivial; friends who hadn't seen each other for ages drank and ate together before heading to the dance floor.