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2017年GRE句子填空:玉米生物学起源

   2017-10-06   【

2017年GRE句子填空:玉米生物学起源

  Despite the abundance and importance of maize, its biological origin has been a long-running mystery. The bright yellow, mouth-watering treat does not grow in the wild anywhere on the planet, so its (i)___ is not at all (ii)___.

  Blank (i)

  Blank (ii)

  A. utility

  D. helpful

  B. popularity

  E. important

  C. ancestry

  F. obvious

  选 CF

  翻译:尽管玉米是广泛种植的重要作物,但它的生物学起源长久以来扑朔迷离。这种亮黄色,诱人的好东西并不在地球任何地方野生,所以它的祖先完全不明显。

  long-running

  【柯林斯高阶】

  Something that is long-running has been in existence, or has been performed, for a long time.

  ...efforts to find a peaceful solution to this long-running war.

  ...a long-running trade dispute...

  He was best-known for his role in the long-running television series.

  ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n

  mouth-watering 诱人的

  【柯林斯高阶】

  1.mouth-watering

  Mouth-watering food looks or smells extremely nice.

  ...hundreds of cheeses, in a mouth-watering variety of shapes, textures and tastes.

  ...more than 150 mouthwatering recipes.

  ADJ-GRADED also mouthwatering.

  2.mouth-watering

  If you describe something as mouth-watering, you are emphasizing that it is very attractive. (JOURNALISM)

  Prizes worth a mouth-watering s9.6 million are unclaimed.

  ADJ-GRADED also mouthwatering. emphasis

  treat 招待,款待,乐趣

  【MWC】

  1 a : an entertainment given without expense to those invited b : the act of providing another with free food, drink, or entertainment

  2 : an especially unexpected source of joy, delight, or amusement

  文中把玉米说成一种 treat,显然应该对应第二种理解,玉米给人带来快乐,为了不吓人,意译为 “ 好东西 ” 。

  utility 功用,效用

  ancestry 血统,世系,列祖列宗

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