connoisseur N. /鉴赏家，内行/person competent to act as a judge of art, etc.; a lover of an art. She had developed into
a connoisseur of fine china.
connotation N. /含蓄，内涵/suggested or implied meaning of an expression. Foreigners frequently are unaware of the
connotations of the words they use.
connubial ADJ. /婚姻的，配偶的/pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state. In his telegram, he wished the
newlyweds a lifetime of connubial bliss.
conscientious ADJ. /尽责的/scrupulous; careful. A conscientious editor, she checked every definition for its accuracy. consecrate V. /献给，使神圣/dedicate; sanctify „ We shall consecrate our lives to this noble purpose.
consensus N. /舆论，一致同意/general agreement. Every time the garden club members had nearly reached a
consensus about what to plant, Mistress Mary, quite contrary, disagreed.
consequential ADJ. /结果的/pompous; important; self-important. Convinced of his own importance, the actor strutted
about the dressing room with a consequential air.
conservatory N. /音乐学校/school of the fine arts (especially music or drama). A gifted violinist, Marya was selected
to study at the conservatory.
consign V. /委托，托运/deliver officially; entrust; set apart. The court consigned the child to her paternal grandmother's
care. consignment, N.
consistency N. /连结，结合/absence of contradictions; dependability; uniformity; degree of thickness. Holmes judged
puddings and explanations on their consistency: he liked his puddings without lumps and his explanations without improbabilities.
console V. /安慰，藉慰/lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort. When her father died, Marius did his best to
consolidation N. /巩固，合并/unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger. The recent consolidation of several
small airlines into one major company has left observers of the industry ,wondering whether room still exists for the "little guy" in aviation. consolidate, V.
consonance N. /一致，调和/harmony; agreement. Her agitation 3eemed out of consonance with her usual calm. consort V. /陪伴, 结交/associate with. We frequently judge people by the company with whom they consort. consort N. /配偶，伙伴/husband or wife. The search for a consort for the young Queen Victoria ended happily.
conspicuous ADJ. /显著的/easily seen; noticeable; striking. Janet was conspicuous both for her red hair and for her
conspiracy N. /阴谋/treacherous plot. Brutus and Cassius joined in the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar. conspire, v. constituent N. /委托人，要素/supporter. The congressman received hundreds of letters from angry constituents after
the Equal Rights Amendment failed to pass.
constraint N. /约束，强制/compulsion; repression of feelings. There was a feeling of constraint in the room because no
one dared to criticize the speaker. constrain, v.
construe V. /解释，分析/explain; interpret. If I construe your remarks correctly, you disagree with the theory already
consummate ADJ. /圆满的，完美的/complete. I have never seen anyone who makes as many stupid errors as you do;
what a consummate idiot you are! also V.
contagion N. /传染，蔓延/infection. Fearing contagion, they took great steps to prevent the spread of the disease. contaminate V. /污染/pollute. The sewage system of the city so contaminated the water that swimming was
contemporary N./同时代的人/person belonging to the same period Though Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot were
contemporaries, the two novelists depicted their Victorian world in markedly different ways. also ADJ.
contempt N. /轻视，轻蔑/scorn; disdain. The heavyweight boxer looked on 0rdinary people with contempt, scorning them as weaklings who couldn't hurt a fly. We thought it was contemptible of him to be contemptuous of people for being weak.