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_Robert Grant_

New York

_Charles Scribner's Sons_


_Copyright, 1899, by Charles Scribner's Sons_


To _A Young Man or Woman_ in Search of the Ideal

Letter I 1

Letter II 15

Letter III 32

Letter IV 45

To _A Modern Woman_ with Social Ambitions

Letter I 59

Letter II 72

Letter III 89

Letter IV 105

To _A Young Man_ wishing to be an American

Letter I 125

Letter II 135

Letter III 152

Letter IV 169

To _A Political Optimist_

Letter I 173

Letter II 191

Letter III 214

To _A Young Man or Woman_ in Search of the Ideal. I.

I shall assume certain things to begin with. If a young man, that the

dividing-line between mine and thine is so clearly defined to your own

consciousness that you are never tempted to cross it. For instance,

that it is your invariable practice to keep the funds of others in a

separate bank-account from the money which belongs to you, and not to

mix them. That you will not lie to escape the consequences of your own

or others' actions. That you are not afraid to stand up and be shot at

if necessary. That you do not use your knife to carry food to your

mouth; say "How?" for "What?" or hold the young lady whom you are

courting or to whom you are engaged by the crook of her elbow and

shove her along the street as though she were a perambulator. If a

young woman, that you are so pure in thought that you do not feel

obliged to read diseasedfiction in order to enlighten yourself as to

what is immorality. That you do not bear false witness against your

neighbor by telling every unpleasant story you hear to the next person

you meet. That you do not repeat to an acquaintance, on the plea of

duty, the disagreeable remarks or criticisms which others have made to

you regarding her. That you try to be unselfish, sympathetic, and

amiable in spite of everything. That you neither chew gum nor use

pigments. And that you do not treat young men as demigods, before whom

you must abase yourself in order to be exalted.

I take it for granted that you have reached the moral and social plane

which this assumption implies. Manners are, indeed, a secondary

consideration as compared with ethics. A man who eats with his knife

may, nevertheless, be a hero. And yet, it is not always easy to fix

where manners and ethics begin. Many a finished young woman who

stealthily heightens the hue of her complexion and blackens her

eyebrows with paint probably regards the girl who chews gum with

superior scorn. Yet tradition associates paint rather than gum with

the scarlet woman. To avoid introducing the subtleties of discussion

where all is so clear, it is simpler to exclude the use of either as a

possible characteristic of fine womanhood. The homely adage that you

cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear is full of meaning for

democracy. Manners must go hand in hand with morals, or character will

show no more lustre than the uncut and unpolished diamond, whose

latent brilliancy is marred by uncouthness, so that it may readily be

mistaken for a vulgar stone.

I assume, then, that you possess honesty, purity, and courage, the

intention to be unselfish and sympathetic, and an appreciation of the

stigma of vulgarity. If you are seeking the ideal, you will try to be,

in the first place, an uncommon person. A common person is one who is

content to be just like every one else in his or her own walk of life.

The laws on our statute-books are made for the benefit of common

people; that is to say, they are tempered to the necessities of the

weak and erring. If you stop short there you will keep out of jail,

but you will be a very ordinary member of society. This sounds trite,

but the application of the principle involved is progressive. It is

easy to be ordinary in the higher walks of civilization and yet pass

for a rather superior person. It is only necessary to be content to

"do as every one else does," and accept the bare limit of the social

code under which you live as the guide of conduct.

[_Note_.--I am reminded here by my wife, Josephine, that, though the

statute-laws are broken by few of our friends, there is one law which

women who claim to be highly civilized and exceedingly superior are

constantly breaking--the statute which forbids them to smuggle.]

_Scene: An Ocean Steamship._ Two sea-chairs side by side.

_Dramatis Personae: A Refined and Gifted Instructress of Youth on the

home passage from a summer's vacation abroad, and your Philosopher. A

perfect sea and sky, which beget confidences._

_Refined and Gifted Instructress of Youth._ It's rather a bother to

have friends ask you to bring in things.

_The Philosopher._ I always say "Certainly; but I shall be obliged to

declare them." That ends it.

_Refined and Gifted._ My friends wouldn't like that at all. It would

offend them. You mustn't tell, but I have as commissions a dress, two

packages of gloves, and a large French doll, in my trunk.

_The Philosopher._ Yet you will be obliged to sign a paper that you

have nothing dutiable and that everything you have is yours.

_Refined and Gifted._ If I were to declare the things, the duties

would all have to come out of my own pocket. I shouldn't have the face

to collect it from my friends.

_The Philosopher._ They expect you to fib, of course. You prefer,

then, to cheat the Government rather than disappoint persons who made

use of you in order to accomplish that very thing?

_Refined and Gifted._ You don't put it nicely at all, Mr. Philosopher.

Besides, the things are mine. I paid for them with my own money; and,

until I am paid back, the things belong to me. There, now, why

shouldn't I sign the paper?

_The Philosopher._ A shallow sophistry. A merchant who acted on that

theory would be sent to jail. Will a refined and gifted instructress

of youth, whose mission in life it is to lead the young in the paths

of virtue, evade the law by a subterfuge?

_Refined and Gifted._ It's an odious law. My family all believe in

free trade.

_The Philosopher._ Very possibly. But it is the law.

_Refined and Gifted (after a pause)._ I don't care. If I declare the

things they would never forgive me, and I can't afford to pay charges

on their things myself. I've only just enough money to get home,

anyway. Perhaps no one will ask me to sign it. By the way, how much

ought I to give the man if he passes everything nicely?

_The Philosopher._ Nothing. That would be bribery.

_Refined and Gifted._ Why, I thought all men did that.

_The Philosopher._ Chiefly women who try to smuggle. (_Silence of five


_Refined and Gifted._ I don't care. I shall sign it.

And she did.

Those whose office it is to utter the last word over the dead rarely

yield to the temptation to raise the mantle of charity and show the

man or woman in all his or her imperfections. Society prefers to err

on the side of mercy and forbearance, and to consign dust to dust with

beautiful generalizations of hope and congratulation, even though the

subject of the obsequies be a widely known sinner. However fitting it

may be to ignore the truth in the presence of death, there can be no

greater peril for one in your predicament than to cherish the

easy-going doctrine that you are willing to take your chance with the

rest of the world. The democratic proposition that every one is as

good as his neighbor is readily amended so as to read that, if you

are as good as your neighbor, everybody ought to be satisfied. A

philosopher has a right to take liberties with the dead which a

clergyman must deny himself. "Died at his late residence on the 5th

inst., Solomon Grundy, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. Friends

are kindly requested not to send flowers." Perhaps you saw it? Very

likely you knew him. If so, you may have attended the funeral and

heard read over his bier the beautiful words, "I heard a voice from

Heaven which said, write Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord,"

and the hymn, which the family had requested, "Nearer, my God, to

Thee." The officiating clergyman was not to blame. Solomon Grundy had

worshipped at his church with regularity for twenty years, and had

been a fairly generouscontributor to foreign and domestic missions,

in spite of the fact that he had the reputation down-town of being

close as the bark of a tree. The obituary notices in the newspapers

referred to him as "a leading merchant" and "a gentleman of the old

school." No wonder that the Rev. Peter Tyson, who is a brave man and

has been known to rear on occasions, felt that he could let himself go

without injury to his conscience. Besides, even so discriminating a

person as your Philosopher saw fit to attend the funeral, and

remembering that the old gentleman had given him a wedding present,

would probably have ordered a wreath but for the wishes of the family.

And yet the facts of Solomon Grundy's life, when examined in a

philosophic spirit, serve chiefly to point a moral for one who is in

search of the ideal. Read the itinerary of his earthlypilgrimage and

judge for yourself:

_Infancy (first six years)._--No reliable data except a cherubic

miniature, and the family tradition that he once threw into the fire

a necklace belonging to his grandmother. People who know all about

such matters will tell you that during these first six years the

foundations of character are laid. The miniature was always said to

bear a strikingresemblance to his maternal grandfather, who was a man

of--nay, nay, this will never do. Those same people to whom I have

just referred will tell you that we inherit everything we are, and, if

I proceed on that theory, we are done with Solomon Grundy as soon as

he was born. Decidedly a young man or woman in search of the ideal

cannot afford to palm off on ancestors the responsibility for his or

her own conduct.

_Boyhood (six to sixteen)._--So-called highly respectable surroundings

and good educational advantages. Here we are brought face to face

again with those same persons whom I have already instanced. _They_

will assure you that Solomon's father and mother and his "environment"

were the responsible agents during this period, and that whatever

Solomon did not inherit or have settled for him before his sixth year

was settled for him by them without the knowledge of said Solomon.

This is rather discouraging as a study of Solomon as a conscious,

active _ego_, but it affords you an opportunity, if you are not in

search of the ideal, to make your parents and that comfortable phrase

your "environment" bear the burden of all your shortcomings until you

are sixteen, and serve as an excuse for your shortcomings in the


_Youth (sixteen to twenty-one)._--Now we at least make progress.

Solomon enters college. Gets one or two conditions, but works them off

and stands erect. High spirits and corresponding consequences. Becomes

popular and idle. Subscribes to the faith that the object of going to

college is to study human nature, and is fascinated by his own acumen.

Sudden revulsion at beginning of senior year. The aims and

responsibilities of life unfold themselves in absorbing panorama, and

his soul is full of high resolve. The world is his oyster. Studies

hard for six months and graduates somewhat higher than had been

anticipated. (Curtain descends to inspiring music.) Solomon stands on

the threshold of life the image of virile youth, shading his brow and

looking at the promised land.

_Early Manhood (twenty-one to thirty)._--Solomon decides to go into

business. Reasons chiefly pecuniary. No special aptitude for anything

else. Is sent abroad to study more human nature, acquirebreadth of

view and learn French. Does so in Paris. Returns with some of his high

resolve tarnished, and with only a smattering of the language in

question. Goes into the employ of a wholesale dry-goods merchant, and

begins at the lowest round of the ladder. Works hard and absorbedly.

Very little leisure. Devotes what he has to social diversion. Develops

a pleasingtalent for private theatricals, in the exercise of which

falls in love with a pretty but impecunious young woman. (Slow and

sentimental music.) Yearns to marry, but is advised by elderly

business friends that he cannot afford it. Dejected winter in bachelor

apartments. Takes up with Schopenhauer. Spirits slightly restored by

first rise on ladder. Eschews society and private theatricals. Forms

relations, which recall Paris, with sympathetic, nomadic young person.

Gets another rise on the ladder, and is spoken of among his

contemporaries as doing well.

_Manhood (thirty-one to forty)._--Works steadily and makes several

fortunate investments. Joins one or two clubs, and gains eight pounds

in weight. Grows side-whiskers or a goatee. Gets another rise, and the

following year is taken into the firm. Complains of dyspepsia, and at

advice of physician buys saddle-horse. Contributes fifty dollars to

charity, joins a book-club and attends two political caucuses. Thinks

of taking an active interest in politics, but is advised by elderly

business friends that it would interfere with his business prospects.

Owing to the death of a member of the firm, becomes second in command.

Thinks of changing bachelor rooms and wonders why he shouldn't marry

instead. Goes into society a little and looks about. Gains five extra

pounds and makes more fortunate investments. Picks out good-looking,

sensible girl eight years younger than himself, with a tidy property

in her own right. Is conscious of being enraptured in her presence,

and deems himself very much in love. (Orchestra plays waltz by

Strauss.) Offers himself and is accepted. Burns everything in his

bachelor rooms and sells out all his speculative investments. Regrets

to observe that he is growing bald. Impressive ceremony and large


_Manhood--Middle Age (forty to fifty-five)._--Conservative attitude

toward domestic expenses. Works hard from what he calls "new

incentive." Delights in the peacefulness of the domestic hearth.

Blissful mental condition. (Religious music.) Buys pew in Rev. Peter

Tyson's church. Buys baby-wagon. Increasing profits in dry-goods

business. Almost bald. Gives two hundred dollars to foreign missions.

Is proud of his wife's appearance and entertains in moderation.

Becomes head of firm. Buys gold-headed cane and gains five more

pounds. Goes to Europe for six months, with his wife, and conducts

himself with propriety, visiting cathedrals and historical monuments.

Shows her Paris. Foresees financial complications and turns ship

accordingly. Increasing family expenses and depressing conditions in

dry-goods trade. Completely bald. First attack of gout. Absorbed in

business and in real-estate investments. On return of commercial

prosperity, reaps the reward of foresight and sagacity. Is chosen

director of two railroads and a trust company. Is elected president of

  • witness [´witnis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.见证人 vt.目击   (初中英语单词)
  • acquaintance [ə´kweintəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.相识;熟人,相识的人   (初中英语单词)
  • sympathetic [,simpə´θetik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.同情的,有同情心的   (初中英语单词)
  • nevertheless [,nevəðə´les] 移动到这儿单词发声  conj.&ad.然而;不过   (初中英语单词)
  • tradition [trə´diʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.传统;惯例;传说   (初中英语单词)
  • scarlet [´skɑ:lit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.猩红色 a.猩红的   (初中英语单词)
  • character [´kæriktə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.特性;性质;人物;字   (初中英语单词)
  • readily [´redili] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.乐意地;容易地   (初中英语单词)
  • purity [´pjuəriti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.纯净;贞洁   (初中英语单词)
  • application [,æpli´keiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.申请;申请书;应用   (初中英语单词)
  • civilization [,sivilai´zeiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.文明,文化   (初中英语单词)
  • vacation [və´keiʃən, vei´keiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.假期;休庭期;腾空   (初中英语单词)
  • abroad [ə´brɔ:d] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.海外;到处;广泛   (初中英语单词)
  • bother [´bɔðə] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.打扰 n.麻烦(事)   (初中英语单词)
  • disappoint [,disə´pɔint] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.使失望;使….落空   (初中英语单词)
  • nicely [naisli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.恰好地;谨慎地   (初中英语单词)
  • shallow [´ʃæləu] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.肤浅的;表面的   (初中英语单词)
  • mission [´miʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.代表团;使馆vt.派遣   (初中英语单词)
  • virtue [´və:tʃu:] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.美德;贞操;长处   (初中英语单词)
  • forgive [fə´giv] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.原谅,谅解,宽恕   (初中英语单词)
  • chiefly [´tʃi:fli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.主要地;尤其   (初中英语单词)
  • doctrine [´dɔktrin] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.教义;主义;学说   (初中英语单词)
  • willing [´wiliŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.情愿的,乐意的   (初中英语单词)
  • residence [´rezidəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.居住(期间);住宅   (初中英语单词)
  • funeral [´fju:nərəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.葬礼,丧葬;困难   (初中英语单词)
  • generous [´dʒenərəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.慷慨的;丰盛的   (初中英语单词)
  • domestic [də´mestik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.家庭的;本国的   (初中英语单词)
  • injury [´indʒəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.伤害;毁坏;侮辱   (初中英语单词)
  • conscience [´kɔnʃəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.良心;道德心   (初中英语单词)
  • wedding [´wediŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.婚礼,结婚   (初中英语单词)
  • wreath [ri:θ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.花圈;花环;圈状物   (初中英语单词)
  • grandmother [´græn,mʌðə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(外)祖母   (初中英语单词)
  • striking [´straikiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.显著的,明显的   (初中英语单词)
  • grandfather [´grænd,fɑ:ðə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(外)祖父;祖先   (初中英语单词)
  • responsibility [ri,spɔnsə´biliti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.责任(心);职责;任务   (初中英语单词)
  • responsible [ri´spɔnsəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.尽责的;责任重大的   (初中英语单词)
  • beginning [bi´giniŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.开始,开端;起源   (初中英语单词)
  • resolve [ri´zɔlv] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.决心 n.决心;刚毅   (初中英语单词)
  • oyster [´ɔistə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.牡蛎   (初中英语单词)
  • acquire [ə´kwaiə] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.求得,获得,学得   (初中英语单词)
  • talent [´tælənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.天才;才干;天资   (初中英语单词)
  • slightly [´slaitli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.轻微地;细长的   (初中英语单词)
  • spoken [´spəukən] 移动到这儿单词发声  speak的过去分词   (初中英语单词)
  • steadily [´stedili] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.坚定地;不断地   (初中英语单词)
  • physician [fi´ziʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(内科)医生   (初中英语单词)
  • politics [´pɔlitiks] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.政治(学);政治活动   (初中英语单词)
  • interfere [,intə´fiə] 移动到这儿单词发声  vi.干涉;妨碍;打扰   (初中英语单词)
  • fortunate [´fɔ:tʃənət] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.幸运的,侥幸的   (初中英语单词)
  • conscious [´kɔnʃəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.意识的;自觉的   (初中英语单词)
  • ceremony [´seriməni] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.典礼;礼仪;客气   (初中英语单词)
  • mental [´mentl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.精神的;心理的   (初中英语单词)
  • financial [fi´nænʃəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.金融的,财政的   (初中英语单词)
  • reward [ri´wɔ:d] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&v.报答;报酬;奖赏   (初中英语单词)
  • fiction [´fikʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.小说;虚构;谎言   (高中英语单词)
  • unpleasant [ʌn´plezənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不愉快的;不合意的   (高中英语单词)
  • disagreeable [,disə´gri:əbl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.令人不悦的   (高中英语单词)
  • regarding [ri´gɑ:diŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  prep.关于   (高中英语单词)
  • assumption [ə´sʌmpʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.掌握;担任;假定   (高中英语单词)
  • complexion [kəm´plekʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.肤色;情况;局面   (高中英语单词)
  • exclude [ik´sklu:d] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.拒绝;排斥;排除   (高中英语单词)
  • characteristic [,kæriktə´ristik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.特有的 n.特性   (高中英语单词)
  • homely [´həumli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.朴素的;不漂亮的   (高中英语单词)
  • honesty [´ɔnisti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.诚实,老实   (高中英语单词)
  • appreciation [ə,pri:ʃi´eiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.评价;感激   (高中英语单词)
  • progressive [prə´gresiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.进步的;前进的   (高中英语单词)
  • civilized [´sivilaizd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.先进的;文明的   (高中英语单词)
  • exceedingly [ik´si:diŋli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.非常地,极度地   (高中英语单词)
  • philosopher [fi´lɔsəfə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.哲学家;思想家;哲人   (高中英语单词)
  • temptation [temp´teiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.引诱,诱惑(物)   (高中英语单词)
  • mantle [´mæntl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.斗蓬 v.覆盖;笼罩   (高中英语单词)
  • charity [´tʃæriti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.施舍;慈悲;博爱   (高中英语单词)
  • ignore [ig´nɔ:] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.忽视,不理,不顾   (高中英语单词)
  • cherish [´tʃeriʃ] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.珍爱;怀有(感情)   (高中英语单词)
  • proposition [,prɔpə´ziʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.提议;主张;陈述   (高中英语单词)
  • solomon [´sɔləmən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.所罗门   (高中英语单词)
  • clergyman [´klə:dʒimən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.牧师;教士   (高中英语单词)
  • earthly [´ə:θli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.地球的;世俗的   (高中英语单词)
  • reliable [ri´laiəbl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可靠的;可信赖的   (高中英语单词)
  • miniature [´miniətʃə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.缩样 a.雏型的   (高中英语单词)
  • resemblance [ri´zembləns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.类似;肖像;外表   (高中英语单词)
  • inherit [in´herit] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.继承;遗传   (高中英语单词)
  • decidedly [di´saididli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.坚决地,果断地   (高中英语单词)
  • respectable [ri´spektəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可敬的;有身价的   (高中英语单词)
  • educational [,edju´keiʃənəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.教育(上)的   (高中英语单词)
  • senior [´si:niə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.年长的 n.前辈   (高中英语单词)
  • threshold [´θreʃhəuld] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.门槛;入门;开端   (高中英语单词)
  • manhood [´mænhud] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.人格;男子气概   (高中英语单词)
  • breadth [bredθ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.宽度,幅面,广度   (高中英语单词)
  • ladder [´lædə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.梯子;阶梯   (高中英语单词)
  • leisure [´leʒə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.空闲;悠闲;安定   (高中英语单词)
  • pleasing [´pli:ziŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.使人愉快的;合意的   (高中英语单词)
  • bachelor [´bætʃələ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.未婚男子;学士   (高中英语单词)
  • impressive [im´presiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.给人深刻印象的   (高中英语单词)
  • historical [his´tɔrikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.历史(上)的   (高中英语单词)
  • enlighten [in´laitn] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.启发,开导   (英语四级单词)
  • vulgar [´vʌlgə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.粗俗的;大众的   (英语四级单词)
  • uncommon [ʌn´kɔmən] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.非常的,非凡的,罕见的   (英语四级单词)
  • statute [´stætʃu:t] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.法令;章程;规定   (英语四级单词)
  • refined [ri´faind] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.精制的;文雅的   (英语四级单词)
  • gifted [´giftid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有天赋的,有才华的   (英语四级单词)
  • odious [´əudiəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可憎的;丑恶的   (英语四级单词)
  • consign [kən´sain] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.委托;托运;寄存   (英语四级单词)
  • congratulation [kən,grætju´leiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.祝贺;贺词   (英语四级单词)
  • sinner [´sinə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.罪人   (英语四级单词)
  • blessed [´blesid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.享福的;神圣的   (英语四级单词)
  • reputation [repju´teiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.名誉;名声;信誉   (英语四级单词)
  • pilgrimage [´pilgrimidʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.朝圣;远游;人生历程   (英语四级单词)
  • necklace [´neklis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.项链   (英语四级单词)
  • maternal [mə´tə:nl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.母亲的;母性(系)的   (英语四级单词)
  • corresponding [,kɔri´spɔndiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.符合的;相当的   (英语四级单词)
  • unfold [ʌn´fəuld] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.展开;显露,表明   (英语四级单词)
  • wholesale [´həulseil] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vt.批发 a.批发的   (英语四级单词)
  • diversion [dai´və:ʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.转移;消遣   (英语四级单词)
  • foresight [´fɔ:sait] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.先见,深谋远虑   (英语四级单词)
  • diseased [di´zi:zd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.生病的;有病的   (英语六级单词)
  • ethics [´eθiks] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.伦理学;道德标准   (英语六级单词)
  • smuggle [´smʌg(ə)l] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.走私;偷偷拿出(进)   (英语六级单词)
  • forbearance [fɔ:´beərəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.忍耐,克制   (英语六级单词)
  • fitting [´fitiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.适当的 n.试衣   (英语六级单词)
  • contributor [kən´tribjutə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.贡献者;投稿人   (英语六级单词)
  • dejected [di´dʒektid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.垂头丧气的   (英语六级单词)
  • taking [´teikiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.迷人的 n.捕获物   (英语六级单词)
  • speculative [´spekjulətiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.臆测的;投机的   (英语六级单词)
  • propriety [prə´praiəti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.正当;合适;礼貌   (英语六级单词)
  • sagacity [sə´gæsəti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.精明;敏锐;有远见   (英语六级单词)

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