Let me give you my assurance that the work will be finished by the agreed date.
a. 交替的；间隔的 v. （使）轮流
The fashionable style designed by the famous designer has some alternate stripes of blue and white which made the fashion quite special.
The President exercised his veto against the Congressional bill.
Putting food into one's mouth with a knife is considered a vulgar act in England.
We can say that one is lucky if his vocation coincides with his avocation.
All the citizens must comply with the law.
Several small businesses consolidated to form a large powerful company.
Policies that are destructive to economic development should be abandoned.
vt. 孵；筹划 vi. （out）出壳 n. 舱门；开口；孵化
Don't count the chickens before they are hatched.
The noise outside distracted me from my reading.
The municipal government will increase its anti-epidemic expenditure for the sake of public hygiene.
Vanity is the great flaw in the character of many women.
vt. 点燃 vi. 着火
A lighted cigarette can ignite a big forest fire.
All the Chinese people were indignant when learning that the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia had been bombed by NATO.
vt. 使眩目；使赞叹不已 n. 耀眼的光；令人赞叹的东西
I was dazzled by the car's headlights.
a. 不重要的；费解的，模糊不清的 vt. 使模糊
One's success obscured his failures.
I'm looking forward to an instantaneous reply to this letter.
Susan B. Anthony, the American champion of women's suffrage, was also a participant in the movement to end slavery.
a. （指法律上）无效的；站不住脚的 n. 病弱者
Unless it is signed, a cheque is invalid.
One of the effective measures to minimize the dangers of driving is to teach people to obey all the traffic rules.
vt. 使复苏 vi. 恢复
Hot coffee revived me; I had been cold and tired.
Propelled by the pressure of the highly competitive society, most college students study harder than before.
Don't always use a headache as a pretext for not going to school!
They apologized and reassured us that the matter would be dealt with immediately.
Young people are vulnerable to the influences of radio and television.
Nothing could tempt me to take such a step.
a. 辅助的，次要的n. 子公司，附属机构
Can I choose a computer programming course as a subsidiary subject?
Women in menopausal disorders are subject to frequent transitions from high spirits to depression and anger.
The two restaurants in close vicinity compete violently.
vt. 夺；一把抓住；抽空做 vi. （at）一把抓住 n. 片断
The thief snatched my handbag and ran off.
n. 授权令；（正当）理由 vt. 证明…是正当的
You had no warrant for doing that.
Don't try to fool me and give me an ambiguous answer.
A nine year compulsory education is implemented in China.
She's always conspicuous because of her bright clothes and queer hair style.
My passport expires in a month.
The two lovers had an engagement to meet secretly after dark.
In many developing countries, the ecosystem has deteriorated for the sake of economic development.
Waterloo was the decisive battle of the whole war.
The manager expressed his indignation at being unfairly dismissed by the president.
The prices of vegetables and fruits fluctuate with the seasons.
A qualified judge should be a person of complete integrity.
vt. 拖，拉；拖运 n. 拖，拉，拖运；一次获得的数量
When dusk came, the fishermen hauled the boat up onto the shore.
Tian'anmen Square really looks magnificent at night when it is illuminated.
Some students marred their writings by a diversion into irrelevant material.
Good health, not wealth, is an invaluable blessing.
In feudalistic societies, the working people were oppressed by emperors.
Misfortunes never come alone.
Literal translation sometimes doesn't work.
Smog is more prevalent in urban centers.
Kissinger's first visit to China was a tentative one.
Many people are pondering (upon) the meaning of life.
Playing cards is our favorite pastime when we travel by train.
The lawyer made good use of the favorable evidence to refute his counterpart's testimony.
n. 退款 vt. 退还（钱款）
She took the faulty radio back to the shop and demanded a refund.
A famous figure's actions are subjected to minute scrutiny by the press.
The First Amendment to the American constitution is the specification that each citizen enjoys freedom of religion.
The pretty model looks very provocative in a transparent miniskirt in the fashion show.
A nightmare afflicts me from time to time.
Each of the refugees has been allocated accommodation.
n. 有瘾的人；入迷的人vt. 使成瘾
He has been an ice hockey addict since boyhood.
Can I apply for the unemployment subsidy when I am out of a job?
n. 处女 a. 未经开发的；处女的
America is virgin territory as far as our company is concerned.
Is there a credible alternative to the nuclear deterrent?
Thinking in terms of dualisms is common in our cognitive culture.
The modern ethic seems to be to get as much money as you can without worrying how you get it.
The mother appeased the baby by nursing him.
vt. 安慰n. 控制台
Console yourself with the thought that it might have been worse!
The local people showed their hostility to strangers by refusing to help them.
vt. 超过负荷 n. 超载
It is said that our primary school students are overloaded with homework.
The conflict has escalated into violence.
These remarks are not pertinent to the subject under discussion.
He had to depend on pills to lessen his toothache.
n. 绰号，浑名 vt. 给…起绰号
They nicknamed him "Lofty" because he was so tall.
vt. 猛拧；挣脱；使扭伤 n. （离别等的）痛苦；猛扭；扳手
He suffered the wrench of leaving his family in his early days.
n. (常pl.)家具；(常pl.)配件；试穿 a. 适合的，恰当的
Mr. Harley is going to accompany his wife for a fitting on Wednesday.
vi. 聚集在一起；蜷缩 vt. 使聚集在一起 n. 一堆杂乱的东西
The track led them to a huddle of barns and outbuildings.