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To brighten 3 • To become cheerful
The choice rests entirely with you 6 • It’s up to you (It’s for you to decide) whether to play this game or not.
To rest with sb to do sth 6 • (fml) to be sb’s responsibility to do sth
May I venture to suggest…? 6 • 我可否斗胆向你提个建议
To sip his wine 13 • To drink very slowly, taking small mouthfuls (called sips)
In a businesslike air 13 • In a businesslike manner; in a practical way
To stroll from the room 14 • To walk away slowly and in a relaxed way
To plunge 16 • To move suddenly and quickly
To get a grip on oneself 16 • To start controlling one’s emotions; to calm down
To take stock of 16 • To assess ; to make an appraisal of ; to size up (the situation)
Lore 18 • Knowledge
To blunder on 18 • To go on blindly and unthinkingly
Deliberately 21 • Slowly and unhurriedly
To be intent on (doing) sth 27 • To be determined to do or achieve sth, esp. sth that may cause damage
To sense the danger 27 • To feel that there is danger although there is no proof
But for 27 • Without • But for his timely warning, there would have been a terrible disaster • But for his stupid policies, the country would have been one of the richest in that area.
To take up 29 • To continue an activity
To wrench back 30 • To twist and pull it away
Other uses of stake 30 • His life is at stake.(风险） • Once people have property of their own, they will have a stake in the social stability.(投资股份；利益）
To fasten sth to a place 36 • To tie sth to a place
To tumble 38 • To fall quickly and suddenly downward, esp. with a rolling movement.
He stood regarding 39 • He stood looking at (the blue green expanse of water)