英文解释： noun: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
例句： Ironically, the leading proponent of Flat-Earth Theory flies all over the world in an effort to win more adherents.
英文解释： adjective: dull and lacking imagination
例句： Unlike the talented artists in his workshop, Paul had no such bent for the visual medium, so when it was time for him to make a stained glass painting, he ended up with a prosaic mosaic.
英文解释： verb: command against
例句： My doctor proscribes that I not eat donuts with chocolate sauce and hamburger patties for breakfast.
英文解释： verb: convert to another religion, philosophy, or perspective
例句： Lisa loves her Mac but says little about it; by contrast, Jake will proselytize, interrogating anyone with an Android about why she didn't purchase an iPhone.
英文解释： adjective: readily taking on different roles; versatile
例句： Peter Sellers was truly a protean actor—in Doctor Strangelove he played three very different roles: a jingoist general, a sedate President and a deranged scientist.
英文解释： adjective: careful in regard to your own interests; providing carefully for the future
例句： In a move that hardly could be described as provident, Bert spend his entire savings on a luxurious cruise, knowing that other bills would come due a couple months later.
英文解释： adjective: characteristic of the a limited perspective; not fashionable or sophisticated
例句： Maggie's enthusiasm about her high school teams seemed provincial to her college classmates, all of whom were following a nationally ranked college team.
英文解释： adjective: under terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon
例句： Until the corporate office hands down a definitive decision on use of the extra offices, we will share their use in a provisional arrangement.
英文解释： adjective: of or characteristic of a child; displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
例句： Helen enjoyed blowing soap bubbles, but Jim regarded this as puerile, totally unworthy of a woman with a Ph.D.
英文解释： adjective: eager to fight or argue; verbally combative
例句： The comedian told one flat joke after another, and when the audience started booing, he pugnaciously spat back at them, “Hey, you think this is easy – why don’t you buffoons give it a shot?”