n. word to phrase used as an exclamation 感歎詞
The master storyteller would always pause when he heard the interjections of the children, and continue when they were quiet.
v. to come between 介人；調停
Hearing the noise down the hall, a teacher came to intervene in the schoolgirls' argument.
同義詞：interpose; interfere; mediate
adj. not clever 笨拙的
Herman's maladroit attempts at getting Sally's attention only succeeded in embarrassing her.
同義詞：awkward; clumsy; inept
反義詞：adroit; dexterous; ingenious
n. person who is discontented 不滿分子
Jeffrey, always the office malcontent, protested that buying an office coffee machine was a waste of money.
同義詞：complainer; grouser; grumbler
adj. harmful; showing a desire to hurt 有害的；惡意的
Cathy's malignant intentions came to light when Victor found a gun hidden in her clothes drawer.
* come to light
同義詞：baleful; pernicious; malicious
n. change of form 蛻變
A caterpillar's metamorphosis into a butterfly is one of the wonders of nature.
n. use of words to indicate something different from the literal meaning 隱喻
Allen was an ox of a man, was Alice's metaphor for saying how big and strong Allen was.
adj. of abstract meaning; concerning the study of the nature of reality 抽象的；形而上學的
In Sharon's philosophy class, the professor asked the students to discuss the metaphysical aspect of existence.
同義詞：immaterial; supernatural; transcendental
n. bad luck 不幸
The mischance of bad weather during the peak tourist season caused the resort owners to lose money that year.
n. bad luck ; accident 不幸；意外
I hear Theresa had a bit of a mishap while driving to the grocery store.
n. woman hater 厭惡女性的人
William's sexist remarks and demeaning attitude revealed him for the misogynist he is.
adj. many and various 各式各樣的
The relief workers had multifarious tasks and difficulties to contend with in the refugee camp.
同義詞：manifold; miscellaneous; sundry
n. having many forms 各式各樣的
The dance troupe's multiform choreographic styles impressed the audience.
adj. using many languages 使用多種語言的
A multilingual guide to the city was placed throughout the airport for travelers to pick up at their convenience.
n. denial 否定；否認
The court's negation of your claim's legality has led to the dis-missal of your case.
adj. not knowing; without knowledge 無知的；不可知的
Many teenagers are alarmingly nescient of the most basic knowledge of geography.
adj. not expressing clearly 含糊的
Such a noncommittal nodding of the head is not enough to assure me you are really willing to work with me.
同義詞：ambiguous ; equivocal
n. thing that does not really exist 不存在的事物
In the capitalist countries, people or events embarrassing for the state were erased from all records, making them "nonentities".
adj. stubborn 頑固的
Jennifer's obdurate insistence on driving even though she had been drinking alarmed us.
反義詞：submissive ; tractable; pliant
v. to make dark or obscure 使晦暗；使模糊
Language used in legal documents unnecessarily obfuscates their meaning for common people, forcing them to hire lawyers.
v. to scold 責罵
In a private room, the lawyer objurgated his client for lying to him about what really had happened.
同義詞：rebuke; censure; castigate
adj. all powerful 全能的
In some backward countries, complete centralization of power leads to on omnipotent state.
adj. present or existing everywhere 無所不在的
In Taibei, omnipresent car fumes and pollution are leading to a higher incidence of respiratory diseases.
adj. all knowing 全知的
To their small children, Marsha and Joe seemed omniscient9 able to answer any question they had.
adj. eating everything 雜食的
Human beings eat both plants and animals and are therefore considered omnivorous.