appoint vt. 任命,委派;约定
Elaine Zhao, who was appointed as Secretary of Labor, is the first Chinese in the cabinet of the U.S. government.
Let's appoint a time for the meeting.
appointment n. 约会,约定; 任命,委派
You should keep an appointment after you make it.
The appointment of Deng Yaping as member of the International Olympic Committee excited us.
arrange vi. 做安排,做准备 vt.安排;整理
To our surprise, the fancy ball that she arranged turned out to be such a failure.
I don't like anyone else to arrange my room for me, no one knows where I usually put my stuff.
We have arranged for the goods to be dispatched to you at once.
Please make your own arrangements for accommodations.
Flower arrangement is an art that I know nothing of.
attention n. 注意,专心;
That swellhead never pays attention to what other people say.
You must give a lot of attention to babies.
attract vt. 吸引,引起...的注意
Games can attract students' interest in learning English.
attraction n. 吸引力; 吸引人的事物或人
The idea of working for state-owned enterprises
has little attraction to young people nowadays.
The convenience of city life is one of its main attractions.
The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the world.
delay n. 耽搁; 延迟的时间 vt.& vt.耽搁,拖延
Please do it without delay.
The deadline to hand in our proposals was delayed by 2 days.
Don't delay what you should do today.
We decided to delay our holidays until the weather improves.
vary vi. 变化,有不同 vt.改变,使不同
Opinions vary from person to person.
I suggest you vary the pace at which you work.
For various reasons, China's accession into the WTO was delayed.
alter vt. & vi. 改变,变更
Sharon Stone is really getting old,though her feature has not altered much through the years.
transfer vt. & vi.转移, 调动;转学 n.转移,调动;转车
The head office of Jianlibao has been transferred from San shui to Guangzhou.
If you are not happy here, why don't you ask for a transfer to another department?
shift vt. & vi. 移动, 转移,改变 n.转换,转变; 轮(换)班
Winter is coming. The wind has shifted from east to north.
Learn to shift gear at the right moment while driving.
Not many people like to work the night shift.
cultivate vt. 耕作,栽培,养殖; 培养,陶冶
Some of the areas in the west are poor because the land there is impossible to cultivate.
Reading the best authors can cultivate your mind.
seat n. 座位 vt. 使坐下,容纳...人
Please take a seat. ;请坐.
Will everyone please be seated? ;各位请就座.
wear vt. 穿戴着;留(须、发) vi. 耐穿,穿破 n.服装,磨损
I like to wear jeans because they wear well and comfortably.
Constant dripping wears away stone.
attractive a. 吸引人的,有魅力的
Women who are over 30 can be quite attractive.
lively a. 活泼的,栩栩如生的
Only lively lectures can amuse and impress students.
transport vt.& vi. 运输 n. 运输,运输系统, 运输工具
In the Netherlands, tulips are transported by air every day to many places in the world.
Most people in Guangzhou go to work by public transport.
transmit vt. 播送,发射;传染
I have never missed any World Cup final, which is transmitted live all over the world.
Sexually transmitted diseases in certain African villages can be rather serious.
transform vt. 使改观,变换
College life will probably transform a person's personality.
transplant vt. 移栽;移植(器官) n. 器官移植; 移植的器官
Not every organ transplant operation can be successful, because the new organ may be rejected by the surrounding tissues.
liberal a. 开明的,自由的
A successful leader always keeps a liberal attitude and listens to candid advice that may be unpleasant to the ear.
Through the years, the liberal Party in Britain has lost power and influence.
continuous a. 连续不断的, 不断延伸的
Is this a continuous fight,or is there a layover somewhere?
long a. & ad. 长的,长久 n. 长时间,长期 vi.渴望
I won't be long. ;我一会儿就来.
Will you be away for long? ;你要离开很久吗？
We're longing for the summer holidays.
last a.刚过去的,最后的 ad.上一次,最后 vi.持续,维持
The American presidential campaingn between Gore and Bush lasted so long that many voters finally lost their patience. ;美国戈尔和布什之间的总统竞选持续得太久以至许多选民到最后已不耐烦.
continual a. 不间断的,频频的
There appears to no end in sight over the continual debate over "human cloning"
outstanding a. 杰出的;未解决的,未偿付的
Albert Einstein,an outstanding scientist, who advanced the Theory of Relativity, was singled out as Man of the Century by Times magazine in 2000.
A good deal of work is still outstanding.
consistent a. 坚持的,一致的
What you are saying now isn't consistent with what you said yesterday.
considerate a. 体贴的,体谅的
Do you prefer an ugly but considerate wife or a beautiful but self-centered one?
optimistic a. 乐观的,有信心的
The stockholders of Phoenix TV are optimistic about the company's future.
optional a. 可以任选的, 非强制的
Some courses in college are required while others are optional.
obvious a. 显然的,明显的
It was obvious that Tess hadn't recovered her painful past when she refused Angel's first marriage proposal.