同义辩异(2)

1.  libel  与  slander 

libel       诽谤(文字的诽谤)

slander  诽谤 (口头的诽谤)

2.  bear  与  sire

这两个词都表示“生育”,均为及物动词:

bear   生育  (用于女性)

sire    生育  (用于男性)

She has borne two children.

He married three women and sired 5 children.

3.  dangerous  与  in danger

dangerous  主语对别人构成危险

in danger     主语自己处在危险中

If you meet a tiger, then you are in danger, because tigers are dangerous. But if you have a gun, then the tiger may be in danger.

请用 in danger 或 dangerous 填空:

To play with fire is _______.

The farm house is ______, for it may be flooded if a rainstorm comes.

lt is _______ to go into a forest alone. (主语是不定式 to go into...)

When ------, squirrels will immediately jump onto trees.

a squirrel   松鼠

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