By Joseph Hergesheimer


It is only the path of pure simplicity which guards and preserves the

spirit. _CHWANG-TZE_


_from Dorothy and Joseph Hergesheimer_


Very late indeed in May, but early in the morning, Laurel Ammidon lay in

bed considering two widely different aspects of chairs. The day before

she had been eleven, and the comparativematurity of that age had filled

her with a moving disdain for certain fanciful thoughts which had given

her extreme youth a decidedly novel if not an actually adventurous

setting. Until yesterday, almost, she had regarded the various chairs of

the house as beings endowed with life and character; she had held

conversations with some, and, with a carelessexterior not warranted by

an inner dread, avoided others in gloomy dusks. All this, now, she

contemptuously discarded. Chairs were--chairs, things to sit on, wood and

stuffed cushions.

Yet she was slightlymelancholy at losing such a satisfactory lot of

reliable familiars: unlike older people, victims of the most

disconcerting moods and mysterious changes, chairs could always be

counted on to remain secure in their individual peculiarities.

She could see by her fireplace the elaborately carved teakwood chair

that her grandfather had brought home from China, which had never varied

from the state of a brown and rather benevolent dragon; its claws were

always claws, the grinning fretted mouth was perpetually fixed for a

cloud of smoke and a mild rumble of complaint. The severe waxed hickory

beyond with the broad arm for writing, a source of special pride, had

been an accommodating and precise old gentleman. The spindling gold

chairs in the drawingroom were supercilious creatures at a king's ball;

the gracefulimpressiveformality of the Heppelwhites in the dining room

belonged to the loveliest of Boston ladies. Those with difficult

haircloth seats in the parlor were deacons; others in the breakfast room

talkative and unpretentious; while the deep easy-chair before the library

fire was a ship. There were mahogany stools, dwarfs of dark tricks; angry

high-backed things in the hall below; and a terrifying shape of gleaming

red that, without question, stirred hatefully and reached out curved and

dripping hands.

Anyhow, such they had all seemed. But lately she had felt a growing

secrecy about it, an increasing dread of being laughed at; and now,

definitely eleven, she recognized the necessity of dropping such pretense

even with herself. They were just chairs, she rerepeated; there was an

end of that.

The tall clock with the brass face outside her door, after a

premonitory whirring, loudly and firmly struck seven, and Laurel

wondered whether her sisters, in the room open from hers, were awake.

She listened attentively but there was no sound of movement. She made a

noise in her throat, that might at once have appeared accidental and

been successful in its purpose of arousing them; but there was no

response. She would have gone in and frankly waked Janet, who was not

yet thirteen and reasonable; but experience had shown her that Camilla,

reposing in the eminence and security of two years more, would permit no

such light freedom with her slumbers.

Sidsall, who had been given a big room for herself on the other side of

their parents, would greet anyone cheerfully no matter how tightly she

might have been asleep. And Sidsall, the oldest of them all, was nearly

sixteen and had stayed for part of their cousin Lucy Saltonstone's dance,

where no less a person than Roger Brevard had asked her for a quadrille.

Laurel's thoughts grew so active that she was unable to remain any

longer in bed; she freed herself from the enveloping linen and crossed

the room to a window through which the sun was pouring in a sharp bright

angle. She had never known the world to smell so delightful--it was one

of the notable Mays in which the lilacs blossomed--and she stood

responding with a sparkling life to the brilliant scented morning, the

honey-sweet perfume of the lilacs mingled with the faintly pungent odor

of box wet with dew.

She could see, looking back across a smooth green corner of the Wibirds'

lawn next door, the enclosure of their own back yard, divided from the

garden by a white lattice fence and row of prim grayish poplars. At the

farther wall her grandfather, in a wide palm leaf hat, was stirring about

his pear trees, tapping the ground and poking among the branches with his

ivory headed cane.

Laurel exuberantly performed her morning toilet, half careless, in her

soaring spirits, of the possible effect of numerous small ringings of

pitcher on basin, the clatter of drawers, upon Camilla. Yesterday she had

worn a dress of light wool delaine; but this morning, she decided

largely, summer had practically come; and, on her own authority, she got

an affair of thin pineapple cloth out of the yellow camphorwood chest.

She hurriedly finished weaving her heavy chestnut hair into two gleaming

plaits, fastened a muslin guimpe at the back, and slipped into her dress.

Here, however, she twisted her face into an expression of annoyance--her

years were affronted by the length of pantalets that hung below her

skirt. Such a show of their narrow ruffles might do for a very small

girl, but not for one of eleven; and she caught them up until only the

merest fulled edge was visible. Then she made a buoyantdescent to the

lower hall, left the house by a side door to the bricked walk and an

arched gate into the yard, and joined her grandfather.

"Six bells in the morning watch," he announced, consulting a thick gold

timepiece. "Head pump rigged and deck swabbed down?" Secure in her

knowledge of the correct answers for these sudden interrogations Laurel

impatiently replied, "Yes, sir."

"Scuttle butt filled?"

"Yes, sir." She frowned and dug a heel in the soft ground.

"Then splice the keel and heave the galley overboard."

This last she recognized as a sally of humor, and contrived a fleeting

perfunctory smile. Her grandfather turned once more to the pears. "See

the buds on those Ashton Towns," he commented. Laurel gazed critically:

the varnished red buds were bursting with white blossom, the new leaves

unrolling, tender green and sticky. "But the jargonelles--" he drew in

his lips doubtfully. She studied him with the profound interest his sheer

being always invoked: she was absorbed in his surprising large roundness

of body, like an enormous pudding; in the deliberate care with which he

moved and planted his feet; but most of all by the fact that when he was

angry his face got quite purple, the color of her mother's paletot or a

Hamburg grape.

They crossed the yard to where the vines of the latter, and of white

Chasselas--Laurel was familiar with these names from frequent

horticultural questionings--had been laid down in cold frames for later

transplanting; and from them the old man, her palm tightly held in his,

trod ponderously to the currant bushes massed against the closed arcade

of the stables, the wood and coal and store houses, across the rear of

the place.

At last, with frequent disconcerting mutterings and explosive breaths,

he finished his inspection and turned toward the house. Laurel,

conscious of her own superiority of apparel, surveyed her companion in a

frowning attitude exactly caught from her mother. He had on that mussy

suit of yellow Chinese silk, and there was a spot on the waistcoat

straining at its pearl buttons. She wondered, maintaining the silent

mimicry of elder remonstrance, why he would wear those untidy old things

when his chests were heaped with snowy white linen and English

broadcloths. It was very improper in an Ammidon, particularly in one who

had been captain of so many big ships, and in court dress with a cocked

hat met the Emperor of Russia.

They did not retrace Laurel's steps, but passed through a narrow wicket

to the garden that lay directly behind the house. The enclosure was full

of robin-song and pouring sunlight; the lilac trees on either side of the

summer-house against the gallery of the stable were blurred with their

new lavender flowering; the thorned glossyfoliage of the hedge of June

roses on Briggs Street glittered with diamonds of water; and the rockery

in the far corner showed a quiver of arbutus among its strange and lacy

ferns and mosses.

Laurel sniffed the fragrant air, filled with a tumult of energy; every

instinct longed to skip; she thought of jouncing as high as the poplars,

right over the house and into Washington Square beyond. "Miss Fidget!"

her grandfather exclaimed, exasperated, releasing her hand. "You're like

holding on to a stormy petrel."

"I don't think that's very nice," she replied.

"God bless me," he said, turning upon her his steady blue gaze; "what

have we got here, all dressed up to go ashore?" She sharply elevated a

shoulder and retorted, "Well, I'm eleven." His look, which had seemed

quite fierce, grew kindly again. "Eleven," he echoed with a satisfactory

amazement; "that will need some cumshaws and kisses." The first, she

knew, was a word of pleasant import, brought from the East, and meant

gifts; and, realizing that the second was unavoidably connected with it,

she philosophically held up her face. Lifting her over his expanse of

stomach he kissed her loudly. She didn't object, really, or rather she

wouldn't at all but for a strong odor of Manilla cheroots and the Medford

rum he took at stated periods.

After this they moved on, through the bay window of the drawing-room that

opened on the garden, where a woman was brushing with a nodding feather

duster, under the white arch that framed the main stairway, and turned

aside to where breakfast was being laid. Laurel saw that her father was

already seated at the table, intent upon the tall, thickly printed sheet

of the Salem _Register_. He paused to meet her dutiful lips; then with a

"Good morning, father," returned to his reading. Camilla entered at

Laurel's heels; and the latter, in a delight slightly tempered by doubt,

saw that she had been before her sister in a suitable dress for such a

warm day. Camilla still wore her dark merino; and she gazed with mingled

surprise and annoyance at Laurel's airy garb.

"Did mother say you might put that on?" she demanded. "Because if she

didn't I expect you will have to go right up from breakfast and change.

It isn't a dress at all for so early in the morning. Why, I believe it's

one of your very best." The look of criticaldisapproval suddenly became

doubly accusing.

"Laurel Ammidon, wherever are your pantalets?"

"I'm too big to have pantalets hanging down over my shoetops," she

replied defiantly, "and so I just hitched them up. You can still see the

frill." Janet had come into the room, and stood behind her. "Don't you

notice Camilla," she advised; "she's not really grown up." They turned at

the appearance of their mother. "Dear me, Camilla," the latter observed,

"you are getting too particular for any comfort. What has upset you now?"

"Look at Laurel," Camilla replied; "that's all you need to do. You'd

think she went to dances instead of Sidsall"

Laurel painfully avoided her mother's comprehensive glance. "Very

beautiful," the elder said in a tone of palpable pleasure. Laurel

advanced her lower lip ever so slightly in the direction of Camilla.

"But you have taken a great deal into your own hands." She shifted

apparently to another topic. "There will be no lessons to-day for I

have to send Miss Gomes into Boston." At this announcement Laurel was

flooded with a joy that obviously belonged to her former, less

dignified state. "However," her mother continued addressing her, "since

you have dressed yourself like a lady I shall expect you to behave

appropriately; no soiled or torn skirts, and an hour at your piano

scales instead of a half."

Laurel's anticipation of pleasure ebbed as quickly as it had come--she

would have to move with the greatest caution all day, and spend a whole

hour at the piano. It was the room to which she objected rather than the

practicing; a depressing sort of place where she was careful not to move

anything out of the stiff and threatening order in which it belonged. The

chairdeacons in particular were severely watchful; but that, now, she had

determined to ignore.

She turned to johnnycakes, honey and milk, only half hearing, in her

preoccupation with the injustice that had overtaken her, the conversation

about the table. Her gaze strayed over the walls of the breakfast room,

where water color drawings of vessels, half models of ships on teakwood

or Spanish mahogany boards, filled every possible space. Some her

grandfather had sailed in as second and then first mate, of others he had

been master, and the rest, she knew, were owned by Ammidon, Ammidon and

Saltonstone, her grandfather, father and uncle.

Just opposite her was the _Two Capes_ at anchor in Table Bay, the sails

all furled except the fore-topsail which hung in the gear. A gig manned

by six sailors in tarpaulin hats with an officer in the stern sheets

swung with dripping oars across the dark water of the foreground; on the

left an inky ship was standing in close hauled on the port tack with all

her canvas set. It was lighter about the _Two Capes_, and at the back a

mountain with a flat top--showing at once why it was called Table

Bay--rose against an overcast sky. Laurel knew a great deal about the

_Two Capes_--for instance that she had been a barque of two hundred and

nine tons--because it had been her grandfather's first command, and he

never tired of narrating every detail of that memorable voyage.

Laurel could repeat most of these particulars: They sailed on the tenth

of April in 'ninety-three, and were four and a half months to the Cape of

Good Hope; twenty days later, on the rocky island of St. Paul,

grandfather had a fight with a monster seal; a sailor took the scurvy,

and, dosed with niter and vinegar, was stowed in the longboat, but he

died and was buried at sea in the Doldrums. Then, with a cargo of Sumatra

pepper, they made Corregidor Island and Manilla Bay where the old Spanish

fort stood at the mouth of the Pasig. The barque, the final cargo of hemp

and indigo and sugar in the hold, set sail again for the Cape of Good

Hope, and returned, by way of Falmouth in England and Rotterdam, home.

The other drawings were hardly less familiar; ships, barques, brigs and

topsail schooners, the skillful work of Salmon, Anton Roux and Chinnery.

There was the _Celestina_ becalmed off Marseilles, her sails hanging idly

from the yards and stays, her hull with painted ports and carved bow and

stern mirrored in the level sea. There was the _Albacore_ running through

the northeast trades with royals and all her weather studding sails set.

Farther along the _Pallas Athena_, in heavy weather off the Cape of Good

Hope, was being driven hard across the Agulhas Bank under double-reefed

topsails, reefed courses, the fore-topmast staysail and spanker, with the

westerly current breaking in an ugly cross sea, but, as her grandfather

always explained, setting the ship thirty or forty miles to windward in a

day. She lingered, finally, over the _Metacom_, running her easting down

far to the southward with square yards under a close-reefed maintop sail,

double-reefed foresail and forestaysail, dead before a gale and gigantic

long seas hurling the ship on in the bleak watery desolation.

Laurel was closely concerned in all these. One cause for this was the

fact that her grandfather so often selected her as the audience for his

memories and stories, during which his manner was completely that of one

navigator to another; and a second flourished in the knowledge that

Camilla affected to disdain the sea and any of its connections.

Sidsall appeared and took her place with a collective greeting; while

Laurel, coming out of her abstraction, realized that they were discussing

the subject in which nearly every conversation now began or ended--the

solemn speculation of why her Uncle Gerrit Ammidon, master of the ship

_Nautilus_, was so long overdue from China. Laurel heard this from two

angles, or, otherwise, when her grandfather was or was not present, the

tone of the first far more encouraging than that of the latter. Her

father was speaking:

  • comparative [kəm´pærətiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.比较的 n.匹敌者   (初中英语单词)
  • extreme [ik´stri:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.尽头的 n.极端   (初中英语单词)
  • actually [´æktʃuəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.事实上;实际上   (初中英语单词)
  • yesterday [´jestədi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&ad.昨天;前不久   (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)
  • careless [´keəlis] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.粗心的;草率的   (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)
  • satisfactory [,sætis´fæktəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.令人满意的   (初中英语单词)
  • unlike [,ʌn´laik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不同的 prep.不象…   (初中英语单词)
  • mysterious [mi´stiəriəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.神秘的;难以理解的   (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)
  • dragon [´drægən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.龙   (初中英语单词)
  • complaint [kəm´pleint] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.抱怨;叫屈   (初中英语单词)
  • severe [si´viə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.严厉的;苛刻的   (初中英语单词)
  • writing [´raitiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.书写;写作;书法   (初中英语单词)
  • graceful [´greisfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.优美的,流畅的   (初中英语单词)
  • parlor [´pɑ:lə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.客厅;起居室   (初中英语单词)
  • lately [´leitli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.近来,不久前   (初中英语单词)
  • firmly [´fə:mli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.坚固地,稳定地   (初中英语单词)
  • movement [´mu:vmənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.活动;运动;动作   (初中英语单词)
  • throat [θrəut] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.咽喉;嗓子;出入口   (初中英语单词)
  • frankly [´fræŋkli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.直率地;慷慨地   (初中英语单词)
  • reasonable [´rizənəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.合理的;有理智的   (初中英语单词)
  • security [si´kjuəriti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.安全;证券;抵押品   (初中英语单词)
  • unable [ʌn´eibəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不能的;无能为力的   (初中英语单词)
  • brilliant [´briliənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.灿烂的;杰出的   (初中英语单词)
  • perfume [´pə:fju:m, pə´fju:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.香味 vt.使发香   (初中英语单词)
  • visible [´vizəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可见的;明显的   (初中英语单词)
  • blossom [´blɔsəm] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.花;开花期 vi.开花   (初中英语单词)
  • surprising [sə´praiziŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.惊人的;意外的   (初中英语单词)
  • enormous [i´nɔ:məs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.巨大地,很,极   (初中英语单词)
  • purple [´pə:pl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.紫色 a.紫(红)的   (初中英语单词)
  • frequent [´fri:kwənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.常见的,频繁的   (初中英语单词)
  • companion [kəm´pæniən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.同伴;同事;伴侣   (初中英语单词)
  • emperor [´empərə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.皇帝   (初中英语单词)
  • sunlight [´sʌnlait] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.日光   (初中英语单词)
  • gallery [´gæləri] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.画廊;美术馆;长廊   (初中英语单词)
  • stable [´steibəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.马棚 a.稳固的   (初中英语单词)
  • quiver [´kwivə] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.抖动 n.颤动(声)   (初中英语单词)
  • energy [´enədʒi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.活力,精力;能力   (初中英语单词)
  • sharply [´ʃɑ:pli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.锋利地;剧烈地   (初中英语单词)
  • fierce [fiəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.残忍的;强烈的   (初中英语单词)
  • import [im´pɔ:t, ´impɔ:t] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.&n.进口;输入   (初中英语单词)
  • intent [in´tent] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.专心致志的 n.意图   (初中英语单词)
  • reading [´ri:diŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(阅)读;朗读;读物   (初中英语单词)
  • suitable [´su:təbəl, ´sju:-] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.合适的,适当的   (初中英语单词)
  • wherever [weər´evə] 移动到这儿单词发声  conj.无论在哪里   (初中英语单词)
  • obviously [´ɔbviəsli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.明显地;显而易见地   (初中英语单词)
  • anchor [´æŋkə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.锚 v.抛锚   (初中英语单词)
  • standing [´stændiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.持续 a.直立的   (初中英语单词)
  • canvas [´kænvəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.帆布;油画(布)   (初中英语单词)
  • instance [´instəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.例子,实例,例证   (初中英语单词)
  • monster [´mɔnstə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.怪物 a.大得异常的   (初中英语单词)
  • running [´rʌniŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.奔跑的;流动的   (初中英语单词)
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  • audience [´ɔ:diəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.听众;观众;接见   (初中英语单词)
  • otherwise [´ʌðəwaiz] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.另外 conj.否则   (初中英语单词)
  • simplicity [sim´plisiti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.简单;朴素   (高中英语单词)
  • laurel [´lɔrəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.月桂树(叶);桂冠   (高中英语单词)
  • disdain [dis´dein] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.&n.藐视,轻视   (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)
  • gloomy [´glu:mi] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.昏暗的;忧郁的   (高中英语单词)
  • melancholy [´melənkəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.忧郁 a.忧郁的   (高中英语单词)
  • fireplace [´faiəpleis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.壁炉,炉灶   (高中英语单词)
  • rumble [´rʌmbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.(使)隆隆响 n.隆隆声   (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)
  • cheerfully [´tʃiəfuli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.高兴地,愉快地   (高中英语单词)
  • tightly [´taitli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.紧,紧密地   (高中英语单词)
  • notable [´nəutəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.显著的 n.名人   (高中英语单词)
  • faintly [´feintli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.微弱地,软弱无力的   (高中英语单词)
  • toilet [´tɔilit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.梳妆(台);卫生间   (高中英语单词)
  • clatter [´klætə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&v.喧嚷;骚动   (高中英语单词)
  • pineapple [´painæpəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.菠萝   (高中英语单词)
  • chestnut [´tʃesnʌt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.栗子;栗树;栗色(马)   (高中英语单词)
  • descent [di´sent] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.出身,家世   (高中英语单词)
  • studied [´stʌdid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.故意的;有计划的   (高中英语单词)
  • profound [prə´faund] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.深奥的;渊博的   (高中英语单词)
  • pudding [´pudiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.布丁   (高中英语单词)
  • deliberate [di´libəreit] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.慎重的;故意的   (高中英语单词)
  • inspection [in´spekʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.检查;视察;参观   (高中英语单词)
  • apparel [ə´pærəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.衣服 vt.给…修饰   (高中英语单词)
  • lavender [´lævində] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.熏衣草;淡紫色   (高中英语单词)
  • foliage [´fəuli-idʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.叶子,簇叶   (高中英语单词)
  • fragrant [´freigrənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.芳香的,芬芳的   (高中英语单词)
  • tumult [´tju:mʌlt, ´tu:-] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.喧哗;激昂;烦乱   (高中英语单词)
  • thickly [´θikli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.厚厚地;密密地   (高中英语单词)
  • critical [´kritikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.批评的;关键性的   (高中英语单词)
  • hanging [´hæŋiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.绞刑 a.悬挂着的   (高中英语单词)
  • comprehensive [,kɔmpri´hensiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.综合的;理解的   (高中英语单词)
  • announcement [ə´naunsmənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.通告;宣布;言谈   (高中英语单词)
  • caution [´kɔ:ʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vt.小心;告诫;警告   (高中英语单词)
  • severely [si´viəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.剧烈地;严格地   (高中英语单词)
  • hearing [´hiəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.听力;听证会;审讯   (高中英语单词)
  • injustice [in´dʒʌstis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.不公正,不公平   (高中英语单词)
  • memorable [´memərəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.难忘的;重大的   (高中英语单词)
  • skillful [´skilfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有技巧的;熟练的   (高中英语单词)
  • salmon [´sæmən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.鲑,大马哈鱼   (高中英语单词)
  • northeast [,nɔ:θ´i:st] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.东北 a.东北的   (高中英语单词)
  • southward [´sauθwəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.&n.向南方向(的)   (高中英语单词)
  • concerned [kən´sə:nd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有关的;担心的   (高中英语单词)
  • speculation [,spekju´leiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.思索,推测;投机   (高中英语单词)
  • considering [kən´sidəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  prep.就…而论   (英语四级单词)
  • maturity [mə´tjuəriti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.成熟;完备   (英语四级单词)
  • exterior [ik´stiəriə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&a.外表(的)   (英语四级单词)
  • precise [pri´sais] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.精确的;清楚的   (英语四级单词)
  • formality [fɔ:´mæliti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.形式;礼仪;拘谨   (英语四级单词)
  • mahogany [mə´hɔgəni] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.红木;桃花心木   (英语四级单词)
  • accidental [,æksi´dentl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.偶然的;附属的   (英语四级单词)
  • stirring [´stə:riŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.活跃的;热闹的   (英语四级单词)
  • hurriedly [´hʌridli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.仓促地,忙乱地   (英语四级单词)
  • muslin [´mʌzlin] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.平纹细布,薄纱织物   (英语四级单词)
  • buoyant [´bɔiənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.能漂浮的;快活的   (英语四级单词)
  • galley [´gæli] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.单层甲板大帆船   (英语四级单词)
  • currant [´kʌrənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.无核葡萄干   (英语四级单词)
  • explosive [ik´spləusiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.易爆炸的 n.炸药   (英语四级单词)
  • superiority [su:piəri´ɔriti, sju:-] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.优越,卓越   (英语四级单词)
  • stairway [´steəwei] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.楼梯   (英语四级单词)
  • annoyance [ə´nɔiəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.烦恼事(人)   (英语四级单词)
  • painfully [´peinfuli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.痛苦地;费力地   (英语四级单词)
  • anticipation [æn,tisi´peiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.预期;预料;期望   (英语四级单词)
  • watchful [´wɔtʃfəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.注意的;戒备的   (英语四级单词)
  • vinegar [´vinigə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.醋   (英语四级单词)
  • setting [´setiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.安装;排字;布景   (英语四级单词)
  • benevolent [bi´nevələnt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.仁慈的;乐善好施的   (英语六级单词)
  • eminence [´eminəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.杰出;重要人物;高处   (英语六级单词)
  • enclosure [in´kləuʒə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.包围;围墙;封入物   (英语六级单词)
  • sticky [´stiki] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.胶粘的;顽固的   (英语六级单词)
  • doubtfully [´dautfuli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.怀疑地,可疑地   (英语六级单词)
  • improper [im´prɔpə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不恰当的;不正确的   (英语六级单词)
  • glossy [´glɔsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.光滑的,有光泽的   (英语六级单词)
  • expanse [ik´spæns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.广阔;宽阔的区域   (英语六级单词)
  • disapproval [,disə´pru:vəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.不赞成;非难   (英语六级单词)
  • indigo [´indigəu] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.靛青,靛蓝   (英语六级单词)
  • watery [´wɔ:təri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.水的;像水的   (英语六级单词)
  • affected [ə´fektid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.做作的;假装的   (英语六级单词)
  • collective [kə´lektiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.集体的 n.集体   (英语六级单词)
  • speaking [´spi:kiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.说话 a.发言的   (英语六级单词)

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