v. to lead away; to kidnap 拐走；绑架
Terrorists abducted the colonel during his morning commute to headquarters.
v. to hate; to think of with disgust 厌恶
Calvin abhors the idea that anyone could discount, even ignore, his carefully prepared proposition.
同义词：abominate; detest; loathe
adj. degraded 卑屈的
Even the most abject prisoners tried in some way to maintain some sense of self-respect.
同义词：servile; debased; slavish
n. helper or companion in wrongdoing 共犯；同谋
Nancy was Michael's accomplice and drove the get-away car after Michael robbed the bank.
v. to put forward as proof 引证；举出
In support of his claim to the inheritance, Carl adduced the original version of the will.
同义词：cite; quote; allege; present
v. to speak publicly to support 提倡；主张
A small group of students advocated the school administration provide a greater variety of class subjects.
同义词：promote; uphold; propose
反义词：impugn; contradict; oppose
n. suffering 痛苦；苦难
Susan's affliction was caused by trauma resulting from witnessing a murder.
同义词：distress; hardship; misfortune; adversity
v. to sadden 使悲伤
Jordan was much aggrieved to learn of the passing of his best friend's favorite aunt.
adj. skilled with both hands 两手都很灵巧的
Few people are truly ambidextrous, with one hand always being at least slightly dominant over the other.
adj. of double meaning 有两种（以上）意义的；含糊的
Carla's ambiguous answer only made me more confused than I was before I posed the question.
反义词：explicit; perspicuous; specific
adj. possessing conflicting emotions 情绪矛盾的
Although the new position would be prestigious, Sean was still ambivalent about taking the new job.
n. lack of blood 贫血
Arnold's pale complexion and lack of energy gave the doctor an indication that he might have anemia.
n. lack of sensation, esp. induced by certain drugs 失去知觉；麻醉
Local anesthesia involves reducing sensation in only one part of the body.
v. to destroy completely 消灭
The disease is so dangerous and virulent, it can annihilate an entire city in a matter of weeks.
同义词：extinguish; extirpate; exterminate
v. to inform 通知
The ambassador reported to the President to apprise him of the current situation in the Iberian Peninsula.
v. to make (pain feeling, etc.) less 缓和；平息
Mother's words assuaged us of any fears that Johnny would not return safely from his trip.
同义词：alleviate; mitigate; soothe; pacify
反义词：exacerbate; aggravate; provoke; vex
n. minor occupation 副业；业余爱好
In the evenings, Rebecca's avocation as a pizza deliverer takes up all her time.
v. to call together; to summon 召集；召开
The United Nations convoked a summit meeting for NATO members to be held in the end of July.
同义词：assemble; convene; congregate
adj. coiled; twisted; complicated 旋绕的；错综复杂的
Leo insisted on driving because when Joseph drives, he always takes the most convoluted route.
v. to transfer or pass (duties, work, etc.) 委任；移交
The burden on the central government can be reduced by devolving certain tasks to local governments.
同义词：depute; consign; commission
v. to call up; to bring about 唤起
The child's crying evoked a sense of pity in the old man who then gave her a lollipop.
同义词：arouse; induce; provoke
反义词：suppress; stifle; restrain
n. calling upon God; prayer 祈求（上帝）；祈祷
Helen made invocations to beg for the recovery o?her parents from the plane crash.
同义词：appeal; beseeching; entreaty
n. something to make one angry 激怒（的原因）；挑衅
Don't mention that subject; that sort of provocation can cause them to react in a violent manner.
adj. noisy 吵闹的；喧哗的
Despite the vociferous demands of the crowd, the sheriff would not allow the release of the little boy.
同义词：boisterous; clamorous; blatant
反义词：hushed; still; noiseless
adj. able to talk quickly and easily 口若悬河的；健谈的
Whenever you mention the subject of wind-surfing to him, Al suddenly becomes voluble?