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Glossary of All Things Considered Week 1 (Ch. 10-12, 15) Chinese

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stuck in
老夫少妻
old husband, young wife
普遍
to spread throughout
隔壁
next door
ugly
幸福
happy
学问
knowledge
体贴
to be considerate towards…
体力
physical strength (n.)
显著
notable; obvious
常识
common sense; general knowledge
平均
average
寿命
life span
守寡
to remain a widow
to take a wife (e.g. the verb for a man getting married)
看得起
to think highly of
财富
wealth (n.)
一时
for the moment
不要紧
It doesn't matter; nevermind
再sb看来
In sb's view
往往
tend to …
就。。。来说
speaking solely about ____, ….
显出
to show
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报道
to report
人品
moral quality; character
完备
complete; perfect
制裁
sanction; punishment
丑闻
scandal (disgraceful news)
宣布
to announce
贪污
to embezzle
腐化
to become corrupt
公布
to make public
黑暗
dark (adj,)
小题大做
make a mountain out of a molehill
过问
to make an inquiry about
当面
in one's presence; face to face
元首
head of state
下不了台
to be unable to get out of an embarassing situation
侵害
to infringe upon; encroach upon
领袖
leader
说谎
to tell a lie
斗争
struggle
监督
to keep an eye on
2)to supervise
严密
1)strict 2)tight (organization, surveillance, etc.)
恨不得
to wish you could DOSTH
(lit. to hate to not be able to DO STH ??)
销路
sales
收视率
Neilsen rating (TV rating)
不至于
unlikely to go as far as…
克林顿
Clinton
竞选
to run for office
投票
to cast a vote; to vote
与其
rather than
打仗
to fight a battle; to go to war
不如
it would be better to …
起作用
to have an effect
与其。。。不如。。。
rather than A, it would be better to do B
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保险涛
condom
不像话
ridiculous
玩艺儿
"plaything"
安眠药
sleeping pill
比划
to make hand gestures
套子
cover; case (in the text it means "condom")
杂货店
grocery
自动
automatic
售货机
vending machine
香烟
cigarette
证明
to prove; proof
开通
open-minded; liberal
先进
advanced
大惊小怪
to make a fuss about nothing
婚前
before marriage
婚外
outside of marriage
随时随地
any time, anywhere
v/adj到。。。地步
to the extent that…
避孕
contraception
防止
to prevent
性病
venereal disease
减少
to reduce; cut down
胡说
talk nonsense
说不定
perhaps; maybe
春药
aphrodisiac
A 给 b 带来C
A brings ___ to B
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通行证
a pass; a permit
胜利
victory
校长
principal (school)
数学
math
unexpectedly
情急之下
in a moment of desperation
掏出
to pull out
揭开
to solve (a math problem, etc.)
理所当然
"it's only natural that"
报酬
reward (n.)
得以
to pride oneself on doing sth
今后
"from now on"
收钱
to charge
传道
to spread to
班主任
the head-teacher of the class
耳朵
ear
起先
at first; in the beginning
自私
selfish
事后一想
to think back after the event
勉强
unwillingly

1)manage (to do something) with difficulty
到此
to this point (lit. "up to here")
家长会
parents' meeting
配合
to work with; to cooperate
出人意料
beyond all expectations; to come as a surprise
截然
markedly; completely
行为
behavior
赞成
to approve of; to be in favor of
称赞
to praise; to acclaim
吃亏
to suffer losses; in an unfavorable situation
小小年纪
at a very young age
交易
business transactions
唯利是图
to be intent on nothing but money"
心灵
soul; spirit
洁白
spotlessly white
意识
sense; awareness
污染
to contaminate; to pollute
天真
innocent; naïve
美德
virtue; moral goodness
发扬
to carry on
从小
since one's childhood
获得
to obtain; to win; to gain
风波
disturbance
现象
phenomenon
机关
government work unit/organ
办事
to handle affairs; to do work
金钱万能
"money is omnipotent"
总之
"in short, …"
会议
conference; meeting
展开
to launch; carry out
辩论
debate; argument
宝贵
valuable; precious
英雄
hero
救人
to save life
be willing to (adv.)
取代
to replace; to substitute
寻物启事
lost and found notice
失物
lost items
主角
main character; leading role
爱理不理
to look cold and indifferent
义务
duty; obligation
既然。。。就。。。
since…, so….
。。。是。。。的反映
A is a reaction to B

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