一1. Jimmy earns his living by _____ works of art in the museum.
2. I couldn’t sleep last night because the tap in the bathroom was _____.
3. The book gives a brief _____ of the course of his research up till now.
4. She was standing outside in the snow, _____ with cold.
5. All the rooms on the second floor have nicely _____ carpets, which are included in the price of the house.
辨析：recover --- restore (oneself) to a normal state: She soon recovered herself and stopped crying. recover one’s health; recover from fatigue [illness]
restore --- bring back to an original condition: restore a building; The picture was cleverly restored.
renew --- make new or as if new again; restore: renew the antique chair; a coat renewed in places; renew one’s friendship with sb.
revive --- return to validity, effectiveness, or operative condition: The fresh air soon revived him. revive an old custom.
辨析：drain --- cause liquid to go out from; empty：drained the bathtub; drain the pond.
drop --- fall in drops
spill --- accidentally pour something onto something: Water spilled from the pail. The ink has spilt on the desk.
drip --- slowly and steadily falls one drop after another: Water is dripping from that leaky faucet. The boy dripped with rain. In the intense heat, sweat was dripping into his eyes, making it hard to see.
3. 考点： 同义词
辨析：outline --- a statement summarizing the important points of a text
reference --- a work frequently used as a source
frame --- a general structure or system
outlook --- a point of view; an attitude
In short, we usually use the word such as summary or outline to refer to a short statement giving the main ideas or facts of something
辨析：spin --- cause to rotate swiftly; twirl
shiver --- shake because you feel cold
skate --- move on a pair of sharp-edged steel blades to be fastened to a boot for moving smoothly over ice.
stagger --- move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight
In short, we usually use the word such as shake, tremble or shiver to refer to the situation when someone’s body, hands etc. shakes because you are frightened, nervous, angry or feel cold, for example:
My hands were shaking so much I could hardly write.
That dog sat trembling in the corner.
Julia shivered and pulled her coat more tightly around her.
辨析：adapt --- make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
equip --- supply with necessities such as tools or provisions.
suit --- make appropriate or suitable; adapt
fit --- put into place
Generally speaking, we usually use such words as put in, install, fit, when referring to “to put equipment in a place and make it ready to be used”. For example:
The workmen are coming to put in the new windows today.
The company is installing a new computer system.
All the new cars are fitted with alarms.
We decided to fit bars to the ground floor windows.