Day8

cowshed

a building where cows are kept

牛棚,牛舍

photovoltaic

Aphotovoltaiccell or panel is a device that uses sunlight to cause a chemical reaction which produces electricity.光电的

back up支持

Handsomely慷慨的,漂亮的

Grid

Agridis something which is in a pattern of straight lines that cross over each other, forming squares. On maps, the grid is used to help you find a particular thing or place.网格; (地图上的)坐标方格

Agridis a network of wires and cables by which sources of power, such as electricity, are distributed throughout a country or area.系统网络(指输电网等)

Anathema

something that is completely the opposite of what you believe in

因立场相左而讨厌的事物

His political views were anathema to me.我对他的政治观点全然反感。

Incumbent

someone who has been elected to an official position, especially in politics, and who is doing that job at the present time

Incumbent

在职者,现任者〔尤指政治职位〕

In the June elections, Morris easily defeated the incumbent, Tom Smith.在6月的大选中,莫里斯轻松击败了在任

的汤姆·史密斯。

decarbonise

to remove carbon from (the walls of the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine)脱去...的碳(See also decoke, decarburize)

starkly

完全的,全然的,十足的,彻底的

Perennial

continuing or existing for a long time, or happening again and again

持续的;长久的;反复出现的

Lack of resources has been a perennial problem since the beginning.财力不足从最初起就一直是个问题。

Wholesale

the business of selling goods in large quantities at low prices to other businesses, rather than to the general public

批发,趸售

affecting almost everything or everyone, and often done without any concern for the results

大规模的〔通常指不考虑结果〕

•the capture and wholesale destruction of a city一座城市的沦陷和大规模毁坏

Intermittent

Something that isintermittenthappens occasionally rather than continuously.断断续续的

•After three hours of intermittent rain, the game was abandoned.

雨断断续续地下了3个小时之后,比赛被取消了。

Hydroelectric

using water power to produce electricity

水力发电的

•a huge hydroelectric power station大型水力发电站

Doldrums

if an industry, company, activity etc is in the doldrums, it is not doing well or developing萧条,停滞

Recent economic doldrums have damaged the rural west.最近的经济萧条给西部乡村带来了严重损害。

in the doldrums

The property market has been in the doldrums for months.房地产市场不景气已有好几个月了。

if you are in the doldrums, you are feeling sad忧郁,意志消沉

Fay is in the doldrums today.今天费伊情绪低落。

Diesel

a type of heavy oil used instead of petrol in engines, especially in trucks, buses, and trains

柴油•a 1.9 litre diesel engine 1.9升柴油发动机

Insulate  from

使隔绝(冷、热、声音等):

The hands can be insulated from cold with thick gloves.

厚厚的手套可以使双手免于受冻。

使绝缘:

The wires must be insulated from touching each other with a rubber covering.

电线不能相互接触,必须包上橡胶层绝缘。

使隔离;使隔绝;使孤立:

Living in a countryside tends to insulate us from the outside world.

住在农村会使我们与外面的世界隔绝。

Mandate

if a government or official has a mandate to make important decisions, they have the authority to make the decisions because they have been elected by the people to do so

〔政府或官员等经选举而获得的〕授权

mandate to do sth

The President was elected with a clear mandate to tackle violent crime.总统当选时获得明确的授权解决暴力犯罪问题。

an official instruction given to a person or organization, allowing them to do something

〔给某人或某机构的〕授权令,命令,训令

Matters debated in meetings do not become a mandate automatically.会议上讨论的事宜并不能自动成为一项指令。

an official instruction given to a person or organization, allowing them to do something

〔给某人或某机构的〕授权令,命令,训令

Matters debated in meetings do not become a mandate automatically.会议上讨论的事宜并不能自动成为一项指令。

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