主题词汇 | 与古代人物同名的英语单词①

tantalize
英 [ˈtæntəlaɪz] 美 [ˈtæntəlaɪz]

以可望而不可即之物)逗引、招惹、使干着急

  • 女人,尤其是漂亮的女人,早就知道,没有什么比你无法理解的东西更诱人了。
    Women, especially beautiful ones, have long understood that there's nothing so tantalizing as something you can't understand.
  • 那个男孩会到房间里拿狗食逗弄狗。
    The boy would come into the room and tantalize the dog with his feed.

(拓展学习:英语词源 | tantalize

pyrrhic
英 [ˈpɪrɪk] 美 [ˈpɪrɪk]
常用“Pyrrhic victory”表示“以极大代价换取的胜利、得不偿失的胜利”

  • 她赢了这场官司,但得不偿失,因为她得支付高额诉讼费。
    She won the court case, but it was a Pyrrhic victory because she had to pay so much in legal fees.
  • 这是个得不偿失的胜利。他们赢得了罢工,不过后来大部份人都丢了工作。
    It was a Pyrrhic victory. They won the strike but then most of them lost their jobs.

laconic
英 [ləˈkɒnɪk] 美 [ləˈkɑːnɪk]
简洁的、简明扼要的、凝练的

  • 他简短地说:“相信我!”。与此同时,他那闪亮的凝视目光传神地表达了他的恳求。
    He said with laconic brevity: "Trust me!" Meanwhile, his glistening gaze was eloquent in its plea.

(拓展学习:小词详解 | laconic

draconian
英 [drəˈkəʊniən] 美 [drəˈkoʊniən]
(法律、惩罚等)德拉古式的、严酷的、残忍的

  • 他批评了警方在控制示威者时采取了过于严厉的措施。
    He criticized the draconian measures taken by the police in controlling the demonstrators.
  • 当时,考虑到当地利益,联邦政府一直拒绝采取严厉的驱逐措施。
    In deference to these local interests, the federal government had resisted engaging in draconian deportation measures.

(拓展学习:小词详解 | draconian

jeremiad
英 [ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪæd] 美 [ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪæd]
【正式用语】哀诉、诉求清单

  • 这位评论家定期发表对当代艺术界的哀叹。
    The critic delivers regular jeremiads against the contemporary art world.