2.lachrymose: gladness 悲伤:快乐
3.lackluster: radiant 无光的:发光的
(1)The author’s theory about modern design had an enormous impact when first published, but as___ as it was then, it is now clearly____.
(A) scholarly, erudite
(B) lackluster, impressive
(C) influential, outdated
(D) primitive, antiquarian
(E) prestigious, masterful
(2)Pete ------his coach when he followed up his winning season with a -------- performance this year.
A. thrilled …poor
B. upset ….charming
C. disappointed … lackluster
D. relieved …pale
4.laconic/terse/succinct: loquacious/verbose/garrulous 简明的:多嘴的
(1) Even though the critics praised the author’s ------- use of words, they found the text------ at a mere 100 pages.
A. improper … laconic
B. precise ….short
C. hackneyed … threadbare
D. sure … banal
(2) By nature Toshiro was___, given to striking up casual conversations with strangers he encountered at bus stops or check-out stands.
(3) A model of ------- behavior, Cunningham never ate or drank to excess.
(A) temperate (B) laconic (C) duplicitous (D) aesthetic (E) voluble
(4)Convinced by critics that his play was too verbose, Johnson__ the third act, making it more___.
(A) expanded, concise
(B) curtailed, prolix
(C) promulgated, insouciant
(D) abbreviated, succinct
(E) fostered, pliant
(5)You should ----- this paragraph in order to make your essay more -----.
A. delete ….. succinct B. enlarge … redundant
C. remove … discursive D. revise … abstruse
E. excise … legible
(6)Mrs. Grundy will not tolerate tardiness, so her students must be _______.
(7)Professor Yang’s article was unusually____, but its brevity did not conceal the importance of her discovery.
(A) complex (B)cerebral (C)irrelevant (D)terse (E) ambitious
(8)The essay was both ------- and ------- : although concise, it was profoundly moving.
(A) meandering . . denigrating
(B) compact . . enervating
(C) fictional . . touching
(D) argumentative . . rationalistic
(E) terse . . poignant
(9)Many writers of the 20th century were influenced by Hemingway’s___ writing style and consequently discontinued the___ language characteristic of the 19th century novel.
A. sparse, verbose
B. dull, insipid
C. peaceful, descriptive
D. complete, florid
(10) He is much too____ in his writings: he writes a page when a sentence should suffice.
(A) devious (B) lucid (C) verbose (D) efficient (E)pleasure
(11) The panelist was extremely ------- to the other members of the discussion, referring to them as “ignorant demagogues.”
A. deferential B. contentious C. respectful D. garrulous
5.languid: energetic 懒散的:有精力的