【词义】挥霍的，浪费的：to give readily and in large quantities; to use up carelessly
Ironically, the writer so wary of (i) __________ was (ii)__________ with ink and paper, his novel running to 2,500 shagreen-bound folio pages — a fortune in stationery at the time.
【词义】否认：to declare not to be true
【近】disavow, gainsay, discredit
Fashion is partly a search for a new language to discredit the old, a way in which each generation can------ its immediate predecessor and distinguish itself.
【词义】费力的：requiring much time, effort, or careful attention
【近】arduous, burdensome, exacting, grueling, laborious, onerous,
Ever a demanding reader of the fiction of others, the novelist Chase was likewise often the object of ______analyses by his contemporaries.
【词义】不真诚的：not truly honest or sincere
The charlatan’s seemingly frank and open demeanor was actually a ________ means of enlisting his patient`s confidence.
【词义】单调的，常见的：being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events
【近】 commonplace, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable, workaday
Philosophy, unlike most other subjects, does not try to extend our knowledge by discovering new information about the world. Instead it tries to deepen our understanding through (i)_________ what is already closest to us — the experiences, thoughts, concepts, and activities that make up our lives but that ordinarily escape our notice precisely because they are so familiar. Philosophy begins by finding (ii)_________ the things that are (iii) _________.
A. attainment of
D. essentially irrelevant
G. most prosaic
B. rumination on
E. utterly mysterious
H. somewhat hackneyed
C. detachment from
F. thoroughly commonplace
I. refreshingly novel
【词义】 教条主义的，照本宣科的： given to or marked by the forceful expression of strongly held
Far from viewing Jefferson as a skeptical but enlightened intellectual, historians of the 1960’s portrayed him as----thinker, eager to fill the young with his political orthodoxy while
censoring ideas he did not like.
(A) an adventurous
(B) a doctrinaire
(C) an eclectic
(D) a judicious
(E) a cynical
【词义】完全不同的： being not of the same kind
【近】disparate, dissimilar, distant, distinct, distinguishable, diverse, unalike, unlike disparate divergent
Congress is having great difficulty developing a consensus on energy policy, primarily because the policy objective of various members of Congress rest on such _____ assumptions.