Introduction by Mark Harris


When old Mr. Marshall finally took to his bed, the household viewed this

action with more surprise than sympathy, and with more impatience than

surprise. It seemed like the breaking down of a machine whose

trustworthiness had been hitherto infallible; his family were almost

forced to the acknowledgement that he was but a mere human being after

all. They had enjoyed a certain intimacy with him, in lengths varying

with their respective ages, but they had never made a full avowal that

his being rested on any tangible physical basis. Rather had they fallen

into the way of considering him as a disembodied intelligence, whose sole

function was to direct the transmutation of values and credits and

resources and opportunities into the creature comforts demanded by the

state of life unto which it had please Providence to call them; and their

dismay was now such as might occur at the Mint if the great stamp were

suddenly and of its own accord to cease its coinage of double-eagles and

to sink into a silence of supine idleness. His wife and children

acknowledged, indeed, his head and his hands--those it were impossible to

overlook; but his head stopped with the rim of his collar, while his

hands--those long, lean hands, freckled, tufted goldishly between joints

and knuckles--they never followed beyond the plain gilt sleeve-buttons

(marked with a Roman M) which secured the overlapping of his cuffs. No,

poor old David Marshall was like one of the early Tuscan archangels,

whose scattered members are connected by draperies merely, with no

acknowledged organism within; nor were his shining qualities fully

recognized until the resolutions passed by the Association of Wholesale

Grocers reached the hands of his bereaved----

But this is no way to begin.

* * * * *

The grimy lattice-work of the drawbridge swung to slowly, the steam-tug

blackened the dull air and roiled the turbid water as it dragged its

schooner on towards the lumber-yards of the South Branch, and a long line

of waiting vehicles took up their interrupted course through the smoke

and the stench as they filed across the stream into the thick of business

beyond: first a yellow street-car; then a robust truck laden with

rattling sheet-iron, or piled high with fresh wooden pails and willow

baskets; then a junk-cart bearing a pair of dwarfed and bearded Poles,

who bumped in unison with the jars of its clattering springs; then,

perhaps, a bespattered buggy, with reins jerked by a pair of sinewy and

impatient hands. Then more street-cars; then a butcher's cart loaded with

the carcasses of calves--red, black, piebald--or an express wagon with a

yellow cur yelping from its rear; then, it may be, an insolently

venturesome landau, with crested panel and top-booted coachman. Then

drays and omnibuses and more street-cars; then, presently, somewhere in

the line, between the tail end of one truck and the menacing tongue of

another, a family carry-all--a carry-all loaded with its family, driven

by a man of all work, drawn by a slight and amiable old mare, and

encumbered with luggage which shows the labels of half the hotels of


It is a very capable and comprehensive vehicle, as conveyances of that

kind go. It is not new, it is not precisely in the mode; but it shows

material and workmanship of the best grade, and it is washed, oiled,

polished with scrupulous care. It advances with some deliberation, and

one might fancy hearing in the rattle of its tires, or in the suppressed

flapping of its rear curtain, a word of plaintive protest. "I am not of

the great world," it seems to say; "I make no pretence to fashion. We

are steady and solid, but we are not precisely in society, and we are

far, very far indeed, from any attempt to cut a great figure. However, do

not misunderstand our position; it is not that we are under, nor that we

are exactly aside; perhaps we have been left just a little behind. Yes,

that might express it--just a little behind."

How are they to catch up again--how rejoin the great caravan whose fast

and furious pace never ceases, never slackens? Not, assuredly, by the

help of the little sorrel mare, whose white mane swings so mildly, and

whose pale eyelashes droop so diffidently when some official hand at a

crowded crossing brings her to a temporary stand-still. Not by the help

of the coachman, who wears a sack-coat and a derby hat, and whose frank,

good-natured face turns about occasionally for a friendly participation

in the talk that is going on behind. Can it be, then, that any hopes for

an accelerated movement are packed away in the bulging portmanteau which

rests squeezed in between the coachman's legs? Two stout straps keep it

from bursting, and the crinkled brown leather of its sides is completely

pasted over with the mementoes used by the hosts of the Old World to

speed the parting guest. "London" and "Paris" shine in the lustre of the

last fortnight; "Tangier" is distinctly visible; "Buda-Pest" may be

readily inferred despite the overlapping labels of "Wien" and "Bale";

while away off to one corner a crumpled and lingering shred points back,

though uncertainly, to the Parthenon and the Acropolis. And in the midst

of this flowery field is planted a large M after the best style of the

White Star Line.

Who has come home bearing all these sheaves?

Is it, to begin with, the young girl who shares the front seat with the

driver, and who faces with an innocent unconcern all the clamor and evil

of a great city? There is a half-smile on her red lips, and her black

eyes sparkle with a girlish gayety--for she does not know how bad the

world is. At the same time her chin advances confidently, and her dark

eyebrows contract with a certain soft imperiousness--for she does not

know how hard the world is nor how unyielding. Sometimes she withdraws

her glance from the jostling throng to study the untidy and overlapping

labels on the big portmanteau; she betrays a certain curiosity, but she

shows at the same time a full determination not to seem over-impressed.

No, the returned traveller is not Rosy Marshall; all that _she_ knows of

life she has learned from the broadcast cheapness of English

story-tellers and from a short year's schooling in New York.

Is it, then, the older girl who fills half of the rear seat and who, as

the cruel phrase goes, will never see thirty again? She seems to be tall

and lean, and one divines, somehow, that her back is narrow and of a

slab-like flatness. Her forehead is high and full, and its bulging

outlines are but slightly softened by a thin and dishevelled bang. Her

eyes are of a light and faded blue, and have the peculiar stare which

results from over-full eyeballs when completely bordered by white. Her

long fingers show knotted joints and nails that seem hopelessly plebeian;

sometimes she draws on open-work lace mitts, and then her hands appear to

be embroiling each other in a mutual tragedy. No, poor Jane is

thoroughly, incorruptibly indigenous; she is the best and dearest girl in

half the world, as you shall see; but all her experiences have lain

between Sandusky and Omaha.

Perhaps, then, the returned traveller is the elderly woman seated by her

side. Perhaps--and perhaps not. For she seems a bit too dry and sapless

and self-contained--as little susceptible, in fact, to the gentle dews of

travel as an umbrella in a waterproof case. Moreover, it is doubtful if

her bonnet would pass current beyond the national confines. One surmises

that she became years ago the victim of arrested development; that she

is a kind of antiquated villager--a geologic survival from an earlier

age; that she is a house-keeper cumbered and encompassed by minute cares

largely of her own making. It is an easy guess that, for Eliza Marshall,

London is in another world, that Tangier is but a remote and

impracticable abstraction, and that all her strength and fortitude might

be necessary merely to make the trip to Peoria.

There is but one other occupant of the carriage remaining--the only one,

after all, who can or could be the owner of the baggage. He is a young

man of twenty-three, and he sits with his back to the horse on a little

seat which has been let down for the occasion between the usual two; his

knees crowd one of the girls and his elbows the other. He seems

uncommonly alert and genial; he focusses brilliantly the entire attention

of the party. His little black mustache flaunts with a picturesque

upward flourish, and it is supplemented by a small tuft at the edge of

his underlip--an embellishment which overlays any slight trace of

lingering juvenility with an effect which is most knowing, experienced,

caprine, if you like, and which makes fair amends for the blanched

cheeks, wrinkled brows and haggard eyes that the years have yet to

accomplish for him. A navy-blue tie sprinkled with white interlacing

circles spreads loosely and carelessly over the lapels of his coat; and

while his clever eyes dart intelligently from one side to the other of

the crowded thoroughfare, his admiring family make their own shy

observations upon his altered physiognomy and his novel apparel--upon

his shoes and his hat particularly; they become acquainted thus with the

Florentine ideal of foot-wear, and the latest thing evolved by Paris in

the way of head-gear.

This young man has passed back through London quite unscathed. Deduce

from his costume the independence of his character and the precise slant

of his propensities.

The carriage moves on, with a halt here, a spurt there, and many a jar

and jolt between; and Truesdale Marshall throws over the shifting and

resounding panorama an eye freshened by a four years' absence and

informed by the contemplation of many strange and diverse spectacles.

Presently a hundred yards of unimpeded travel ends in a blockade of

trucks and street-cars and a smart fusillade of invective. During this

enforced stoppage the young man becomes conscious of a vast unfinished

structure that towers gauntly overhead through the darkening and

thickening air, and for which a litter of iron beams in the roadway

itself seems to promise an indefinitecontinuation skyward.

"Two, three, four--six, seven--nine," he says, craning his neck and

casting up his eye. Then, turning with a jocular air to the elder lady

opposite, "I don't suppose that Marshall & Belden, for instance, have got

up to nine stories yet!"

"Marshall & Belden!" she repeated. Her enunciation was strikingly

ejaculatory, and she laid an impatient and unforgiving emphasis upon the

latter name. "I don't know what will happen if your father doesn't assert

himself pretty soon."

"I should think as much!" observed the elder girl, explosively; "or they

will never get up even to seven. The idea of Mr. Belden's proposing to

enlarge by taking that ground adjoining! But of course poor pa didn't put

up the building himself, nor anything; oh no! So _he_ doesn't know

whether the walls will stand a couple of extra stories or not. Upon my

word," she went on with increased warmth, "I don't feel quite sure

whether pa was the one to start the business in the first place and to

keep it going along ever since, or whether he's just a new errand-boy,

who began there a week ago! August, are we stuck here to stay forever?"

The little sorrel mare started up again and entered upon another stage of

her journey. The first lights began to appear in the store-fronts; the

newsboys were shrieking the last editions of the evening papers; the

frenzied comedy of belated shopping commenced to manifest itself upon the


The throng of jostling women was especially thick and eager before a vast

and vulgar front whose base was heaped with cheap truck cheaply ticketed,

and whose long row of third-story windows was obscured by a great reach

of cotton cloth tacked to a flimsy wooden frame. Unprecedented bargains

were offered in gigantic letters by the new proprietors, "Eisendrath &

Heide..."--the rest of the name flapped loosely in the wind.

"Alas, poor Wethersby, I knew him well," observed Marshall, absently. He

cast a pensive eye upon the still-remaining name of the former

proprietor, and took off his hat to weigh it in his hands with a pretence

of deep speculation. "Well, the Philistines haven't got hold of _us_ yet,

have they?" he remarked, genially; he had not spent six months in Vienna

for nothing. "I suppose we are still worth twenty sous in the franc, eh?"

"I suppose," replied his mother, with a grim brevity. She rather groped

for his meaning, but she was perfectly certain of her own.

"I guess pa's all right," declared his sister, "as long as he is left

alone and not interfered with."

The evening lights doubled and trebled--long rows of them appeared

overhead at incalculable altitudes. The gongs of the cable cars clanged

more and more imperiously as the crowds surged in great numbers round

grip and trailer. The night life of the town began to bestir itself, and

little Rosy, from her conspicuous place, beamed with a bright intentness

upon its motley spectacle, careless of where her smiles might fall. For

her the immodest theatricalposter drooped in the windows of saloons, or

caught a transient hold upon the hoardings of uncompleted buildings;

brazen blare and gaudy placards (disgusting rather than indecent) invited

the passer-by into cheap museums and music-halls; all the unclassifiable

riff-raff that is spawned by a great city leered from corners, or

slouched along the edge of the gutters, or stood in dark doorways, or

sold impossible rubbish in impossible dialects wherever the public

indulgence permitted a foothold.

To Rosy's mother all this involved no impropriety. Eliza Marshall's

Chicago was the Chicago of 1860, an Arcadia which, in some dim and

inexplicable way, had remained for her an Arcadia still--bigger, noisier,

richer, yet different only in degree, and not essentially in kind. She

herself had traversed these same streets in the days when they were the

streets of a mere town, Fane, accompanying her mother's courses as a

child, had seen the town develop into a city. And now Rosy followed in

her turn, though the _urbs in horto_ of the earlier time existed only

in the memory of "old settlers" and in the device of the municipal

seal, while the great Black City stood out as a threatening and evil

actuality. Mild old Mabel had drawn them all in turn or together, and had

philosophized upon the facts as little as any of them; but Rosy's brother

(who had been about, and who knew more than he was ever likely to tell)

looked round at her now and then with a vague discomfort.

"There!" called their mother, suddenly; "did you see that?" A big lumpish

figure on the crossing had loomed up at the mare's head, a rough hand had

seized her bridle, and a raw voice with a rawer brogue had vented a piece

of impassioned profanity on both beast and driver. "Well, I don't thank

that policeman for hitting Mabel on the nose, I can tell him. August,

did you get his number?"

"No'm," answered the coachman. He turned round familiarly. "I got his


"I should think so," said Truesdale. "And such shoes as they have, and

such hands, and such linen! Didn't that fellow see what we were? Couldn't

he realize that we pay for the buttons on his coat? Mightn't he have

tried to apprehend that we were people of position here long before he

had scraped his wretched steerage-money together? And what was it he had

working in his cheek?"

"I think I know," responded August mumbling.

"Like enough," rejoined Truesdale, with his eye upon the coachman's own


His mother's sputter of indignation died rapidly away. It was, indeed,

her notion that the guardians of the public peace should show some degree

of sobriety, respect, neatness, and self-control, as well as a reasonable

familiarity with the accents of the country; but her Arcadia was full of

painful discrepancies, and she did not add to her own pain by too serious

an attempt to reconcile them. Besides, what is a policeman compared with

a detective?

Mabel, released from the arm of the law, jarred over another line of car

tracks, whereon a long row of monsters glared at one another's slow

advances with a single great red eye, and then she struck a freer gait on

  • sympathy [´simpəθi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.同情,怜悯   (初中英语单词)
  • physical [´fizikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.物质的;有形的   (初中英语单词)
  • intelligence [in´telidʒəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.智力;消息   (初中英语单词)
  • accord [ə´kɔ:d] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vi.符合 vt.给与   (初中英语单词)
  • collar [´kɔlə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.衣领;(狗等的)项圈   (初中英语单词)
  • waiting [´weitiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.等候;伺候   (初中英语单词)
  • stream [stri:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.河 vi.流出;飘扬   (初中英语单词)
  • wooden [´wudn] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.木制的;呆板的   (初中英语单词)
  • presently [´prezəntli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.不久;目前   (初中英语单词)
  • capable [´keipəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有能力;能干的   (初中英语单词)
  • rattle [´rætl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.嘎吱声   (初中英语单词)
  • furious [´fjuəriəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.狂怒的;猛烈的   (初中英语单词)
  • occasionally [ə´keiʒənəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.偶然地;非经常地   (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)
  • distinctly [di´stiŋktli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.清楚地,明晰地   (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)
  • despite [di´spait] 移动到这儿单词发声  prep.尽管   (初中英语单词)
  • innocent [´inəsənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.无罪的;单纯的   (初中英语单词)
  • sparkle [´spɑ:kəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  vi.闪耀;焕发 n.火花   (初中英语单词)
  • curiosity [,kjuəri´ɔsiti] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.好奇;奇事;珍品   (初中英语单词)
  • phrase [freiz] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.短语;词组;措词   (初中英语单词)
  • forehead [´fɔrid] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.额,前部   (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)
  • peculiar [pi´kju:liə] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.特有的;奇异的   (初中英语单词)
  • tragedy [´trædʒidi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.悲剧;惨案;灾难   (初中英语单词)
  • moreover [mɔ:´rəuvə] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.再者,此外,而且   (初中英语单词)
  • victim [´viktim] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.牺牲者;受害者   (初中英语单词)
  • remote [ri´məut] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.遥远的;偏僻的   (初中英语单词)
  • carriage [´kæridʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.马车;客车;货运   (初中英语单词)
  • flourish [´flʌriʃ] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.茂盛;挥动 n.挥舞   (初中英语单词)
  • knowing [´nəuiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.会意的,心照不宣的   (初中英语单词)
  • intelligently [in´telidʒəntli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.聪明地;理智地   (初中英语单词)
  • costume [´kɔstju:m] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.服装(试样);女装   (初中英语单词)
  • independence [,indi´pendəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.独立,自主,自立   (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)
  • absence [´æbsəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.不在,缺席;缺乏   (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)
  • overhead [´əuvə,hed] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.当头 a.在头上的   (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)
  • warmth [wɔ:mθ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.温暖;热情;激动   (初中英语单词)
  • spectacle [´spektəkəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.展览;表演;景象   (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)
  • wherever [weər´evə] 移动到这儿单词发声  conj.无论在哪里   (初中英语单词)
  • device [di´vais] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.装置;器具;策略   (初中英语单词)
  • policeman [pə´li:smən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.警察   (初中英语单词)
  • wretched [´retʃid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.可怜的;倒霉的   (初中英语单词)
  • hitherto [,hiðə´tu:] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.至今,迄今   (高中英语单词)
  • organism [´ɔ:gənizəm] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.生物体;有机体   (高中英语单词)
  • bearing [´beəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.举止;忍耐;关系   (高中英语单词)
  • luggage [´lʌgidʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.行李;皮箱   (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)
  • precisely [pri´saisli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.精确地;刻板地   (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)
  • pretence [pri´tens] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.假装;托词;无理要求   (高中英语单词)
  • temporary [´tempərəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.暂时的 n.临时工   (高中英语单词)
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  • throng [θrɔŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.群众 v.拥挤;群集   (高中英语单词)
  • determination [di,tə:mi´neiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.决心;决定   (高中英语单词)
  • learned [´lə:nid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有学问的,博学的   (高中英语单词)
  • broadcast [´brɔ:dkɑ:st] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.&n.散布 a.广播的   (高中英语单词)
  • mutual [´mju:tʃuəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.相互的;共同的   (高中英语单词)
  • umbrella [ʌm´brelə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.伞   (高中英语单词)
  • doubtful [´dautful] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.怀疑的,可疑的   (高中英语单词)
  • bonnet [´bɔnit] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.无边女帽;童帽   (高中英语单词)
  • baggage [´bægidʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.行李   (高中英语单词)
  • carelessly [´kɛəlisli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.粗心地;疏忽地   (高中英语单词)
  • crowded [´kraudid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.充(拥)满了的   (高中英语单词)
  • litter [´litə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.杂乱 v.乱丢   (高中英语单词)
  • repeated [ri´pi:tid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.反复的;重复的   (高中英语单词)
  • impatient [im´peiʃənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.不耐烦的,急躁的   (高中英语单词)
  • emphasis [´emfəsis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.强调;重点   (高中英语单词)
  • comedy [´kɔmidi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.喜剧;喜剧场面   (高中英语单词)
  • manifest [´mænifest] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.明显的 v.表明   (高中英语单词)
  • gigantic [dʒai´gæntik] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.巨大的   (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)
  • perfectly [´pə:fiktli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.理想地;完美地   (高中英语单词)
  • conspicuous [kən´spikjuəs] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.显著的;出众的   (高中英语单词)
  • bridle [´braidl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.(马)笼头;束缚   (高中英语单词)
  • indignation [,indig´neiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.愤慨;气愤   (高中英语单词)
  • reconcile [´rekənsail] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.调和;使和谐   (高中英语单词)
  • impatience [im´peiʃəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.不耐烦,急躁   (英语四级单词)
  • intimacy [´intiməsi] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.亲密;熟悉;秘密   (英语四级单词)
  • respective [ri´spektiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.各自的,各个的   (英语四级单词)
  • considering [kən´sidəriŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  prep.就…而论   (英语四级单词)
  • providence [´prɔvidəns] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.天意,天命,上帝   (英语四级单词)
  • coinage [´kɔinidʒ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.造币;货币;新造词语   (英语四级单词)
  • idleness [´aidlnis] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.懒;闲着不干事   (英语四级单词)
  • freckled [´frekld] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.有雀斑的,有斑点的   (英语四级单词)
  • coachman [´kəutʃmən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.赶马车人   (英语四级单词)
  • amiable [´eimiəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.亲切的,温和的   (英语四级单词)
  • vehicle [´vi:ikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.车辆;媒介物   (英语四级单词)
  • workmanship [´wə:kmənʃip] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.手艺;工艺品;作品   (英语四级单词)
  • deliberation [dilibə´reiʃ(ə)n] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.仔细考虑;商量   (英语四级单词)
  • rejoin [ri:´dʒɔin] 移动到这儿单词发声  v.再参加;重聚;回答   (英语四级单词)
  • caravan [´kærəvæn] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.大蓬车   (英语四级单词)
  • assuredly [ə´ʃuəridli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.确实地;确信地   (英语四级单词)
  • mildly [´maildli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.温和地;适度地   (英语四级单词)
  • parting [´pɑ:tiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.&n.分离(的)   (英语四级单词)
  • flowery [´flauəri] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.多花的   (英语四级单词)
  • hopelessly [´həuplisli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.无希望地,绝望地   (英语四级单词)
  • elderly [´eldəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  a. 较老的,年长的   (英语四级单词)
  • occupant [´ɔkjupənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.居住者;占有人   (英语四级单词)
  • genial [´dʒi:niəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.愉快的;和蔼的   (英语四级单词)
  • mustache [mə´stɑ:ʃ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.髭,小胡子   (英语四级单词)
  • haggard [´hægəd] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.憔悴的   (英语四级单词)
  • loosely [´lu:sli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.松散地   (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)
  • contemplation [,kɔntem´pleiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.注视;冥想;打算   (英语四级单词)
  • blockade [blɔ´keid] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.&vt.封锁(城镇等)   (英语四级单词)
  • continuation [kən,tinju´eiʃən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.继续(部分);续篇   (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)
  • theatrical [θi´ætrikəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.戏院的;戏剧(性)的   (英语四级单词)
  • rubbish [´rʌbiʃ] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.垃圾;碎屑;废话   (英语四级单词)
  • chicago [ʃi´kɑ:gəu] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.芝加哥   (英语四级单词)
  • essentially [i´senʃəli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.本质上,基本上   (英语四级单词)
  • apprehend [,æpri´hend] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.理解;忧虑;逮捕   (英语四级单词)
  • infallible [in´fæləbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.必然的;不会错的   (英语六级单词)
  • robust [rəu´bʌst] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.强建的;茁壮的   (英语六级单词)
  • unison [´ju:nisən] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.协调,一致;齐唱   (英语六级单词)
  • plaintive [´pleintiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.表示哀怨(悲痛)   (英语六级单词)
  • misunderstand [,misʌndə´stænd] 移动到这儿单词发声  vt.误会   (英语六级单词)
  • uncertainly [ʌn´sə:tnli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.不明确地;怀疑地   (英语六级单词)
  • confidently [´kɔnfidəntli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.有信心地;自信地   (英语六级单词)
  • susceptible [sə´septəbəl] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.敏感的;易受影响的   (英语六级单词)
  • waterproof [´wɔ:təpru:f] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.防水的 n.防水物   (英语六级单词)
  • fortitude [´fɔ:titju:d] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.坚忍;刚毅   (英语六级单词)
  • brilliantly [´briljəntli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.灿烂地;杰出地   (英语六级单词)
  • amends [ə´mendz] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.赔偿;赔罪   (英语六级单词)
  • thoroughfare [´θʌrəfeə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.大路;干道;通道   (英语六级单词)
  • diverse [dai´və:s] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.完全不同的   (英语六级单词)
  • indefinite [in´definit] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.模糊的;无限期的   (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)
  • august [ɔ:´gʌst] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.尊严的;威严的   (英语六级单词)
  • belated [bi´leitid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.延误的;遗留的   (英语六级单词)
  • unprecedented [ʌn´presidentid] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.空前的   (英语六级单词)
  • absently [´æbsəntli] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.心不在焉地   (英语六级单词)
  • pensive [´pensiv] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.沉思的;忧郁的   (英语六级单词)
  • trailer [´treilə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.拖车;跟踪者   (英语六级单词)
  • poster [´pəustə] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.招贴;贴标语的人   (英语六级单词)
  • transient [´trænziənt, ´trænʃənt] 移动到这儿单词发声  a.短暂的;无常的   (英语六级单词)
  • self-control [,self´kəntrəul] 移动到这儿单词发声  n.自我克制   (英语六级单词)
  • whereon [weər´ɔn] 移动到这儿单词发声  ad.在什么上面;因此   (英语六级单词)

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