英文解释： verb: to bully or intimidate
例句： The boss’s hectoring manner put off many employees, some of whom quit as soon as they found new jobs.
英文解释： verb: to limit or qualify a statement; to avoid making a direct statement
例句： When asked why he had decided to buy millions of shares at the very moment the tech companies stock soared, the CEO hedged, mentioning something vague about gut instinct.
英文解释： adjective: dominance over a certain area
例句： Until the Spanish Armada was defeated in 1587, Spain had hegemony over the seas, controlling waters stretching as far as the Americas.
英文解释： noun: a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
例句： Though everybody at the gym told Mikey to do cardio before weights, Mikey was a heretic and always did the reverse.
英文解释： noun: the pinnacle or top of a time period or career
例句： During the heyday of Prohibition, bootlegging had become such a lucrative business that many who had been opposed to the 18th Amendment began to fear it would be repealed.
英文解释： adjective: to be overly theatrical
例句： Though she received a B- on the test, she had such a histrionic outburst that one would have thought that she’d been handed a death sentence.
英文解释： adjective: ancient
例句： Most workout gurus are young, fit people, whereas most yoga gurus are hoary men with long white beards.
英文解释： verb: to hold back the progress of something
例句： Bad weather has hobbled rescue efforts, making it difficult for crews to find bodies in the wreckage.
英文解释： noun: a confusing mixture or jumble
例句： Those in attendance represented a hodgepodge of the city's denizens: chimney sweepers could be seen sitting elbow to elbow with stockbrokers.
英文解释： verb: to deceive or trick someone
例句： Someone tried to hoodwink Marty with an email telling him that his uncle had just passed away, and to collect the inheritance he should send his credit card information.