Vocabulary Group10

assumption
n.假定之事;承担,担任
Their assumptions of an air of confidence fooled nobody.
他们装出信心十足的样子却欺骗不了任何人。

air (MANNER) noun [S]
manner of appearance:
She has an air of confidence about her.
她对自己充满信心。

asylum n.避难所;疯人院;避难
Here is an asylum for the care of mentally ill or destitute people.
这儿是一家精神病院。

destitute adj.
1.without money, food and the other things necessary for life
eg. When he died, his family was left completely destitute.
2.the destitute noun[复数] people who are destitute
3.destitute of sth (formal) lacking sth
eg. They seem destitute of ordinary human feelings.

[派生词] destitution noun
[不可数名词]homelessness and destitution
无家可归且一无所有

at full blast 全力地
at full tilt 全速地

tilt
1.verb

  1. [usually + 副词或介词短语] to move, or make sth move, into a position with one side or end higher than the other (使)倾斜,倾侧
    同义词 tip
    [单独使用的动词]
    eg. Suddenly the boat tilted to one side.
    [动词 + 名词短语]
    eg. His hat was tilted slightly at an angle.
    他的帽子有点歪。
  2. to make sth/sb change slightly so that one paticular opinion, person, etc. is preferredd or more likely to succeed than another; to change in this way 使倾向于;使向…倾斜;偏向
    [动词 + 名词短语]
    eg. The conditions may tilt the balance in favour of the Kenyan runners.
    这些条件可能对肯尼亚赛跑运动员有利。
    [单独使用的动词]
    eg. Popular opinion has tilted in favour of the socialists.

习语
tilt at windmills
to waste your energy attacking imaginary enemies 攻击假想敌;庸人自扰
tilt at sb/sth
(British English) to attack sb/sth in speech or writing 抨击;攻击
tilt at sth
(British English) to try to win sth 力争赢得某物
eg. He was tilting at the top prize.

2.noun

  1. a position in which one end or side of sth is higher than the other; an act of tilting sth to one side 倾斜;倾侧
    eg. The table is at a slight tilt.
  2. an attempt to win sth or defeat sb (意欲赢得某物或战胜某人的)企图,尝试
    eg. She aims to have a tilt at the world championship next year.
    习语
    (at) full tilt/pelt
    as fast as possible

at a stroke 一下子
at a loose end 不知做什么好

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