ambience N. /环境/environment; atmosphere. She went to the restaurant not for the food but for the ambience. ambiguous ADJ. /模棱两可/unclear or doubtful in meaning. His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know
which road to take. ambiguity, N.
ambivalence N. /矛盾的观点或情绪/the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes. Torn between
loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings. ambivalent, ADJ.
amble N. /漫步，缓行/moving at an easy pace. When she first mounted the horse, she was afraid to urge the animal to
go faster than a gentle amble. also V.
ambulatory ADJ. /可移动的，不固定/able to walk; not bedridden. Juan was a highly ambulatory patient; not only did he
refuse to be confined to bed, but he insisted on riding his skateboard up and down the halls.
ameliorate V. /提高/improve. Many social workers have attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in the
amenable ADJ. /有服从义务的，随时服从的/readily managed; willing to be led. He was amenable to any suggestions that
came from those he looked up to; he resented advice from his inferiors.
amend V. /修订，修改，变更/correct; change, generally for the better. Hoping to amend his condition, he left
Vietnam for the United States.
Word List 3 amenities-apostate
amenities N. /令人愉快的，礼貌的/convenient features; courtesies. In addition to the customary amenities for the
business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social amenities.
amiable ADJ. /可爱的，友好的，惬意的/agreeable; lovable; warmly friendly. In Little Women, Beth is the amiable daughter
whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.
amicable ADJ. /温和的，友好礼貌的/politely friendly; not quarrelsome. Beth's sister Jo is the hot-tempered tomboy who
has a hard time maintaining amicable relations with those around her. Jo's quarrel with her friend Laurie finally reaches an amicable settlement, but not because Jo turns amiable overnight.
amiss ADJ. /错误/wrong; faulty. Seeing her frown, he wondered if anything were amiss. also ADJ.
amity N. /友谊/friendship. Student exchange programs such as the Experiment in International Living were
established to promote international amity.
amnesia N. /失忆，健忘/loss of memory. Because she was suffering from amnesia, the police could not get the young
girl to identify herself.
amnesty N. /原谅/pardon. When his first child was born, the king granted amnesty to all in prison.
amoral ADJ. /不道德的/nonmoral. The amoral individual lacks a code of ethics; he cannot tell right from wrong. The
immoral person can tell right from wrong; he chooses to do something he knows is wrong.
amorous ADJ. /爱情的/moved by sexual love; loving. "Love them and leave them" was the motto of the amorous Don
amorphous ADJ. / 无形的， 不成形的/formless; lacking shape or definition. As soon as we have decided on our itinerary,
we shall send you a copy; right now, our plans are still amorphous.
amphibian ADJ. /两栖的/able to live both on land and in water. Frogs are classified as amphibian. also N.
amphitheater N. /椭圆形的剧院，斗兽场/oval building with tiers of seats. The spectators in the amphitheater cheered
ample ADJ. /丰富的，富足的/abundant. Bond had ample opportunity to escape. Why did he let us catch him?
amplify V. /放大/broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger. Charlie Brown tried to amplify his remarks,but he was drowned out by jeers from the audience. Lucy was smarter: she used a loudspeaker to amplify her voice.