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星火30篇文章贯通考研词汇 20

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Unit 20 Knights2 Honor(Ⅱ)…………………………341
骑士的荣誉(二)
幸运的罗伯特由于表现英勇,得到了国王赏赐的莫利伯爵的土地、财产和爵位,从一名小小的骑士晋升为伯爵,顺利地与詹妮成了婚……
Chapter 5
It was clear from the beginning that they could have no future together. They were from two different worlds. Although Robert had grown into a strong, intelligent and handsome young man, his blood was not that of the royalty3. This meant he could not woo(追求)Janine openly.
Janine’s father was a shrewd man. He recognized and comprehended that Robert would be a fine mate for his daughter, but the lack of good ancestry4 didn’t warrant the alliance between them. Lord Stafford was not vacant of feelings for the lad, and showed this when he entitled Robert to enter into the realm of knights. Lacking noble blood anchored his chances of becoming a knight1, but if he verified the potential Lord Stafford recognized in him, he would discharge himself well, and possibly rise above his station.
Robert showed perpetual zeal6 in his studies and loyalty7 to his alliances. He never evaded8 responsibility, was never late, was quick and skillful in the use of weapons including sword. dagger(匕首)and spear, etc. He also showed keenness in his shrewdness, was brave in battle, and famous for his honesty(诚实).A favorite among leaders and peers(贵族),he rose through the ranks to become the apprentice(学徒)of the most famous and successful knight in the northern provinces.
Unable, still, to wed5(娶)Janine, he entreated9 her to run away with him. Janine admitted that she wished to be with him, but the violation10 to the taboo11 of a secret marriage would bring disgrace upon her father and contaminate their good name. Robert was desolate12 and returned to his detachment, hoping she would change her mind and not abandon him.
Now he was deeply(深深地)sorry. Janine had been kidnapped from her father’s estate by the Earl of Morley and was being held as a hostage for ransom13 in one of his many jails. Lord Stafford had called upon Robert to come to his aid and to bring with him as many knights as possible to fulfill14 Janine’s release. Robert’s main objective was to rescue Janine and reclaiming15 her honor. He prayed he could do this before the conspiring(阴险的)kidnapper further hurt her.
Chapter 6
Janine’s courage had thus far kept her from being bedded by the Earl of Morley; she reproached each time he approached. Herr raging temper and threats to hideously(可怕地)wrench and tramp him should he attempt to touch her were met with pretentious(狂妄的)laughter. Besides, the Earl was involved in an enfeoffment(封地)confrontation of his own family. He didn’t have time to try to win her over by being scheming.
It was Janine’s plan to maintain a climate of vicious contempt in her refusal of the Earl. Every time she thought of Robert, she became increasingly silent. “Why did I have to be such an idiot?”she asked herself.“If I had run off with him, none of this would have happened. My father’s estates would not have been butchered.1 would not be in peril(危险).And if Robert finds me,1 will have endangered(危及)his life by exposing him to this devil.”
Inner annoyance16 troubled her every waking moment, even when she was sleeping it was restless. She began to lose hope. If someone didn’t come soon, she would have to become the wife of the notorious nobleman. There was no point in asking him to release her. She knew inwardly that he would refuse her request.
During the night she sensed a change. She thought she had become accustomed to her misfortune, accepting that her liberty would not be achieved before the Earl forced her to submit to him. Suddenly alert, she approached the window of her bed chamber17. Through the window, in the distance she could see an orange glow reflected from the clouds and the odor of smoke drifted in the chill night air. “The village is on fire! Why would the Earl want to harm the peasants? He must be crazy! I have to get out of here before he returns!”
At that moment she started to prompt her own escape. She began to groan18, softly at first, then mounting in frequency and volume. She quivered on the bed, alternately clutching her stomach and wringing(绞,扭)her hands in a simulation of extreme discomfort(不适).Her guard, thinking his charge was in distress19, entered the room hastily; neglectful of the danger he was now in. As soon as he was close enough, Janine hoisted20 her club, improvised(临时准备)from a piece of firewood(木柴),striking him so hard that he fell unconsciously on the floor.
Treading(行走)cautiously, she made her way down the staircase and out of the Earl’s domain21, surprised to find that she saw no one as she left.
Chapter 7
Bounced from his illusions by a sudden grumble(咕哝)from the colonel, Robert returned to the reality of their dilemma22.
He heaved himself up from the floor of the cave and patted the colonel into full wakefulness. “I think we must take stock of the wreckage23 your stupidity has caused to us.”he shouted at him crankily(暴躁地).“If we follow the creek24(小溪),and enter the village deviously(绕道地), it is possible that we might be able to take some of it back through the element of surprise.’’
The colonel, reproached by his underling(下属),refused at the idea of taking orders from Robert.
“If you do as I say,1 will not ridicule(嘲笑)you in public and you may, just possibly, be able to rejoice victory and flee from reproach!”Robert told him forcefully.
It took the colonel a moment to decide to abide25 by Robert’s conditions. “Tell me what you want me to do,”he said in agitation26. He wasn’t intelligent, but he was shrewd enough to know his career as a knight would end if he disputes. He would willingly become Robert’s collaborator27 because he could not afford to be found reproachable for yesterday’s disaster, leading his soldiers into the Earl’s surprise attack.
“We must discover Janine’s exact whereabouts and extricate(救出)her without creating further trouble. Put on your helmet, pick up your canteen, and we’11 be on our way.1 warn you, though, abstain(放弃)from meddling(管闲事)in my plan. You are to follow my orders without questions. You needn’t be elaborately worried that 1 will rumor28 you, if you obey me,”Robert told him.
And so they set out on their quest to rescue Janine and suppress the fires of war.
Chapter 8
The edge of the creek water was coated with newly formed ice, glossy(有光泽的)and golden in the early morning sun. As beautiful as it was, it was risky29 when it slit30 beneath their feet, making so much noise to alert the enemy of their approach. They left the concealment(隐蔽处)of the overgrown(簇叶丛生的)bank of the stream as they drew nearer to the village. Going into the open was filled with danger as well, but with any luck, they would be able to see it before they were seen.
It was manifest that the village had suffered significantly from the Earl’8 strike. Robert was stabbed with anger when he saw the acute damage to the small farms on the frontiers. “I swear I will impair31 that beast on my sword should I be fortunate enough to ferret(搜出)him out of his lair(巢穴)!It is my conjecture(推测)that he will pay gravely for this!”
The perishable32 roofs of the small stone cottages had been easily caught fire and smoke fumes33 filled the air. Here and there, tiny wavering of flames was still licking the walls burnt by the earlier fire. Wooden doors hung crippled from their heat-warped(因受热变形的)hinges. Windows were black with grease and smoke.
They needed no precaution as they entered the town. It had been deserted34. “I see no signs of butchery(屠杀).Our men must have made it to safety with the wounded. I pray the villagers also found safe refuge.”Robert was thinking aloud.
“Are you all right, dear?”
Robert wheeled at the sound of his love’s voice. “Janine, how did you get here? How did you get that contemptible35 man to release you? Did he harm you?”
He threw his arms around her, drawing her to him and embracing her. She melted into the safety of his presence, rejoicing in the knowledge that she would never leave his side again. “I’m fine, Robert. I am in confusion, though. Where is that greedy man? I thought he would be near the village。but I saw no sign of him as I came here.”
“We have not seen him either, but you can rest assured he will be punished when the king learns what he had done. Come! I’11 take you to your father. Colonel, see if you can find where the villagers are hiding。and send them to Lord Stafford. I am sure he will be more than generous in rewarding them for their attempted resistance.”
Chapter 9
Lord Stafford was overjoyed to see his daughter and Robert approaching the mansion36. He greeted them triumphantly37. “I have news for you. When Morley discovered you were gone, he feared for his life, vacated his position and attempted to cross the border to save himself. The King was in the radius38 and had heard of his conspiracy39 and betrayal. He had his men positioned, rather accidentally, at the exact site Morley had chosen for his escape, and intercepted(中途阻止)him. You acquitted(做出表现)yourself well, Robert. The King has heard of your exploits. He will tell you himself how you are to be rewarded. It is no secret, though; you will be granted Morley’s lands and holdings, as well as his title. Under his sponsorship, and with my blessings40, you two will be free to wed.”
And so it came to be, that Robert and Janine paid respects to the King, had a lavish(盛大的)wedding, and settled into a life of calm wedded41 happiness, surrounded by Lord Stafford’s grandchildren.
注释:
royalty→★rule
shrewd
comprehend
ancestry
alliance→★ally
vacant
lad
entitle
realm
anchor
verify
perpetual
zeal
loyalty
skil(l)ful
sword
brave
honesty
rank
famous→★famous
entreat
violation
taboo
disgrace
contaminate
detachment
abandon
deeply→★deep
jail
fulfill(l)
release
rescue
reclaim→★claim
reproach
temper
wrench→★wrap
tramp
confrontation
scheme
climate
contempt
increasingly→★increase
idiot→★idiom
endanger
devil
annoyance
restless→★rest
notorious
inwardly
liberty
submit
alert→★alert
chamber
chill
volume→★revolution
clutch→★climb
extreme
hastily→★hurry/haste
neglectful
hoist
staircase
domain
pat→★pat
take stock of→★stick
wreckage
flee
abide
abide by
career→★car
dispute
collaborator→★labour
afford
disaster
whereabouts
helmet
canteen
elaborately→★labour
rumor
suppress
manifest
significantly
acute
frontier
impair
beast
gravely
perishable
waver→★wave
flame
lick
crippled→★creep
grease
precaution→★caution
embrace→★bracket
confusion
greedy
generous
border
radius
betrayal→★train
accidentally
exploit
grant
sponsorship
grandchildren→★grand

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1 knight W2Hxk     
n.骑士,武士;爵士
参考例句:
  • He was made an honourary knight.他被授予荣誉爵士称号。
  • A knight rode on his richly caparisoned steed.一个骑士骑在装饰华丽的马上。
2 knights 2061bac208c7bdd2665fbf4b7067e468     
骑士; (中古时代的)武士( knight的名词复数 ); 骑士; 爵士; (国际象棋中)马
参考例句:
  • stories of knights and fair maidens 关于骑士和美女的故事
  • He wove a fascinating tale of knights in shining armour. 他编了一个穿着明亮盔甲的骑士的迷人故事。
3 royalty iX6xN     
n.皇家,皇族
参考例句:
  • She claims to be descended from royalty.她声称她是皇室后裔。
  • I waited on tables,and even catered to royalty at the Royal Albert Hall.我做过服务生, 甚至在皇家阿伯特大厅侍奉过皇室的人。
4 ancestry BNvzf     
n.祖先,家世
参考例句:
  • Their ancestry settled the land in 1856.他们的祖辈1856年在这块土地上定居下来。
  • He is an American of French ancestry.他是法国血统的美国人。
5 wed MgFwc     
v.娶,嫁,与…结婚
参考例句:
  • The couple eventually wed after three year engagement.这对夫妇在订婚三年后终于结婚了。
  • The prince was very determined to wed one of the king's daughters.王子下定决心要娶国王的其中一位女儿。
6 zeal mMqzR     
n.热心,热情,热忱
参考例句:
  • Revolutionary zeal caught them up,and they joined the army.革命热情激励他们,于是他们从军了。
  • They worked with great zeal to finish the project.他们热情高涨地工作,以期完成这个项目。
7 loyalty gA9xu     
n.忠诚,忠心
参考例句:
  • She told him the truth from a sense of loyalty.她告诉他真相是出于忠诚。
  • His loyalty to his friends was never in doubt.他对朋友的一片忠心从来没受到怀疑。
8 evaded 4b636015da21a66943b43217559e0131     
逃避( evade的过去式和过去分词 ); 避开; 回避; 想不出
参考例句:
  • For two weeks they evaded the press. 他们有两周一直避而不见记者。
  • The lion evaded the hunter. 那狮子躲开了猎人。
9 entreated 945bd967211682a0f50f01c1ca215de3     
恳求,乞求( entreat的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • They entreated and threatened, but all this seemed of no avail. 他们时而恳求,时而威胁,但这一切看来都没有用。
  • 'One word,' the Doctor entreated. 'Will you tell me who denounced him?' “还有一个问题,”医生请求道,“你可否告诉我是谁告发他的?” 来自英汉文学 - 双城记
10 violation lLBzJ     
n.违反(行为),违背(行为),侵犯
参考例句:
  • He roared that was a violation of the rules.他大声说,那是违反规则的。
  • He was fined 200 dollars for violation of traffic regulation.他因违反交通规则被罚款200美元。
11 taboo aqBwg     
n.禁忌,禁止接近,禁止使用;adj.禁忌的;v.禁忌,禁制,禁止
参考例句:
  • The rude words are taboo in ordinary conversation.这些粗野的字眼在日常谈话中是禁忌的。
  • Is there a taboo against sex before marriage in your society?在你们的社会里,婚前的性行为犯禁吗?
12 desolate vmizO     
adj.荒凉的,荒芜的;孤独的,凄凉的;v.使荒芜,使孤寂
参考例句:
  • The city was burned into a desolate waste.那座城市被烧成一片废墟。
  • We all felt absolutely desolate when she left.她走后,我们都觉得万分孤寂。
13 ransom tTYx9     
n.赎金,赎身;v.赎回,解救
参考例句:
  • We'd better arrange the ransom right away.我们最好马上把索取赎金的事安排好。
  • The kidnappers exacted a ransom of 10000 from the family.绑架者向这家人家勒索10000英镑的赎金。
14 fulfill Qhbxg     
vt.履行,实现,完成;满足,使满意
参考例句:
  • If you make a promise you should fulfill it.如果你许诺了,你就要履行你的诺言。
  • This company should be able to fulfill our requirements.这家公司应该能够满足我们的要求。
15 reclaiming 4b89b3418ec2ab3c547e204ac2c4a68e     
v.开拓( reclaim的现在分词 );要求收回;从废料中回收(有用的材料);挽救
参考例句:
  • People here are reclaiming land from the sea. 这儿的人们正在填海拓地。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • How could such a man need reclaiming? 这么一个了不起的人怎么还需要别人拯救呢? 来自英汉文学 - 嘉莉妹妹
16 annoyance Bw4zE     
n.恼怒,生气,烦恼
参考例句:
  • Why do you always take your annoyance out on me?为什么你不高兴时总是对我出气?
  • I felt annoyance at being teased.我恼恨别人取笑我。
17 chamber wnky9     
n.房间,寝室;会议厅;议院;会所
参考例句:
  • For many,the dentist's surgery remains a torture chamber.对许多人来说,牙医的治疗室一直是间受刑室。
  • The chamber was ablaze with light.会议厅里灯火辉煌。
18 groan LfXxU     
vi./n.呻吟,抱怨;(发出)呻吟般的声音
参考例句:
  • The wounded man uttered a groan.那个受伤的人发出呻吟。
  • The people groan under the burden of taxes.人民在重税下痛苦呻吟。
19 distress 3llzX     
n.苦恼,痛苦,不舒适;不幸;vt.使悲痛
参考例句:
  • Nothing could alleviate his distress.什么都不能减轻他的痛苦。
  • Please don't distress yourself.请你不要忧愁了。
20 hoisted d1dcc88c76ae7d9811db29181a2303df     
把…吊起,升起( hoist的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • He hoisted himself onto a high stool. 他抬身坐上了一张高凳子。
  • The sailors hoisted the cargo onto the deck. 水手们把货物吊到甲板上。
21 domain ys8xC     
n.(活动等)领域,范围;领地,势力范围
参考例句:
  • This information should be in the public domain.这一消息应该为公众所知。
  • This question comes into the domain of philosophy.这一问题属于哲学范畴。
22 dilemma Vlzzf     
n.困境,进退两难的局面
参考例句:
  • I am on the horns of a dilemma about the matter.这件事使我进退两难。
  • He was thrown into a dilemma.他陷入困境。
23 wreckage nMhzF     
n.(失事飞机等的)残骸,破坏,毁坏
参考例句:
  • They hauled him clear of the wreckage.他们把他从形骸中拖出来。
  • New states were born out of the wreckage of old colonial empires.新生国家从老殖民帝国的废墟中诞生。
24 creek 3orzL     
n.小溪,小河,小湾
参考例句:
  • He sprang through the creek.他跳过小河。
  • People sunbathe in the nude on the rocks above the creek.人们在露出小溪的岩石上裸体晒日光浴。
25 abide UfVyk     
vi.遵守;坚持;vt.忍受
参考例句:
  • You must abide by the results of your mistakes.你必须承担你的错误所造成的后果。
  • If you join the club,you have to abide by its rules.如果你参加俱乐部,你就得遵守它的规章。
26 agitation TN0zi     
n.搅动;搅拌;鼓动,煽动
参考例句:
  • Small shopkeepers carried on a long agitation against the big department stores.小店主们长期以来一直在煽动人们反对大型百货商店。
  • These materials require constant agitation to keep them in suspension.这些药剂要经常搅动以保持悬浮状态。
27 collaborator gw3zSz     
n.合作者,协作者
参考例句:
  • I need a collaborator to help me. 我需要个人跟我合作,帮我的忙。
  • His collaborator, Hooke, was of a different opinion. 他的合作者霍克持有不同的看法。
28 rumor qS0zZ     
n.谣言,谣传,传说
参考例句:
  • The rumor has been traced back to a bad man.那谣言经追查是个坏人造的。
  • The rumor has taken air.谣言流传开了。
29 risky IXVxe     
adj.有风险的,冒险的
参考例句:
  • It may be risky but we will chance it anyhow.这可能有危险,但我们无论如何要冒一冒险。
  • He is well aware how risky this investment is.他心里对这项投资的风险十分清楚。
30 slit tE0yW     
n.狭长的切口;裂缝;vt.切开,撕裂
参考例句:
  • The coat has been slit in two places.这件外衣有两处裂开了。
  • He began to slit open each envelope.他开始裁开每个信封。
31 impair Ia4x2     
v.损害,损伤;削弱,减少
参考例句:
  • Loud noise can impair your hearing.巨大的噪音有损听觉。
  • It can not impair the intellectual vigor of the young.这不能磨灭青年人思想活力。
32 perishable 9uKyk     
adj.(尤指食物)易腐的,易坏的
参考例句:
  • Many fresh foods are highly perishable.许多新鲜食物都极易腐败。
  • Fruits are perishable in transit.水果在运送时容易腐烂。
33 fumes lsYz3Q     
n.(强烈而刺激的)气味,气体
参考例句:
  • The health of our children is being endangered by exhaust fumes. 我们孩子们的健康正受到排放出的废气的损害。
  • Exhaust fumes are bad for your health. 废气对健康有害。
34 deserted GukzoL     
adj.荒芜的,荒废的,无人的,被遗弃的
参考例句:
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.这个荒废的村庄死一般的寂静。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敌人头目众叛亲离。
35 contemptible DpRzO     
adj.可鄙的,可轻视的,卑劣的
参考例句:
  • His personal presence is unimpressive and his speech contemptible.他气貌不扬,言语粗俗。
  • That was a contemptible trick to play on a friend.那是对朋友玩弄的一出可鄙的把戏。
36 mansion 8BYxn     
n.大厦,大楼;宅第
参考例句:
  • The old mansion was built in 1850.这座古宅建于1850年。
  • The mansion has extensive grounds.这大厦四周的庭园广阔。
37 triumphantly 9fhzuv     
ad.得意洋洋地;得胜地;成功地
参考例句:
  • The lion was roaring triumphantly. 狮子正在发出胜利的吼叫。
  • Robert was looking at me triumphantly. 罗伯特正得意扬扬地看着我。
38 radius LTKxp     
n.半径,半径范围;有效航程,范围,界限
参考例句:
  • He has visited every shop within a radius of two miles.周围两英里以内的店铺他都去过。
  • We are measuring the radius of the circle.我们正在测量圆的半径。
39 conspiracy NpczE     
n.阴谋,密谋,共谋
参考例句:
  • The men were found guilty of conspiracy to murder.这些人被裁决犯有阴谋杀人罪。
  • He claimed that it was all a conspiracy against him.他声称这一切都是一场针对他的阴谋。
40 blessings 52a399b218b9208cade790a26255db6b     
n.(上帝的)祝福( blessing的名词复数 );好事;福分;因祸得福
参考例句:
  • Afflictions are sometimes blessings in disguise. 塞翁失马,焉知非福。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • We don't rely on blessings from Heaven. 我们不靠老天保佑。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
41 wedded 2e49e14ebbd413bed0222654f3595c6a     
adj.正式结婚的;渴望…的,执著于…的v.嫁,娶,(与…)结婚( wed的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She's wedded to her job. 她专心致志于工作。
  • I was invited over by the newly wedded couple for a meal. 我被那对新婚夫妇请去吃饭。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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