VIP Class Notes (Nemo)


lag (v): 1-to move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things缓慢移动;掉队,滞后
E.g.: He’s lagging behind – I think we’d better wait for him to catch us up.

autarkic (adj): economically independent and self-sufficient
autarky (n): economic independence or self-sufficiency.
“rural community autarchy is a Utopian dream”

outcast (n): 1-a person who has no place in their society or in a particular group, because the society or group refuses to accept them
E.g.: She was a political outcast after the Party expelled her in 1982.

grammar school-文法学校

appoint (v)to choose someone officially for a job or responsibility任命;委派
E.g.: We’ve appointed three new teachers this year.
E.g.: He’s just been appointed (as) director of the publishing division.

fable (n): 1-a short story that tells a general truth or is only partly based on fact, or literature of this type寓言;寓言故事
E.g.: the fable of the tortoise and the hare