A: I am reading a book about a sailing voyage set in 1900.
B: Is that the one where the admiral gets thrown overboard?
admiral n. 海军将领，舰队司令
A: He looks too young to be at university.
B: I thought he was just an adolescent
adolescent n. 青少年
A: I simply adore the band U2.
B: They are good, but I prefer The Cranberries.
adore vt. 1. 崇拜，致敬，爱慕;2. 非常喜欢
A: Did you enjoy the wedding?
B: It was beautiful, the bride was adorned with rose in her hair.
adorn vt. 装饰，使生色
A: I can not wait until advent is over.
B: Likewise, then I can open all of my Christmas presents.
advent n. 出现，到来
A: Peter and Mary are always fighting.
B: I didn’t know that they had an adversary relationship.
adversary n. 对手，敌手
A: Did you see the thunder and lightening last night?
B: No, but the weather has been unusually adverse resently.
adverse a. 不利的，有害的
A: By the way , I broke the radio aerial last night.
B: I was wondering why the reception was so bad.
aerial a. 1.飞机的，航空的，由飞机进行的;2.空中俯瞰的，架空的
A: Do you like Monet’s work?
B: No, I prefer Degas, He appeals more to my aesthetic sense.
aesthetic a. 美学的
A: I am going on a study exchange to France next year.
B: Oh, that’s right, your university is affiliated to one in Paris.
affiliate vt. 使隶属(或附属)于
A: Simon affirmed that he was in good health.
B: Good , so he will be fit for work tomorrow.
affirm vt. 1. 断言，坚持声称;2. 证实，确认
A: I could never afflict harm upon another creature.
B: Does that mean that you are also a vegetarian?
afflict vt. 使苦恼，折磨
A: You live in a very affluent area of the city.
B: I am lucky, but I am not weathy.
affluent a. 富裕的，富足的
A: I love being in thunderstorms.
B: I must say that I prefer the aftermath.
aftermath n. 后果，余波
A: My little sister aggravate my daily!
B: But aren’t you glad that you have a little sister?
aggravate vt. 1. 加重;2. 激怒，使恼火
A: Life is of aggregate all past experience.
B: Indeed, so I better try to gain as much experience as possible.
aggregate n. 总数，合计
in the aggregate 总共，作为总体