–adjective, -er, -est.
1. willfully or knowingly causing pain or distress to others.
2. enjoying the pain or distress of others: the cruel spectators of the gladiatorial contests.
3. causing or marked by great pain or distress: a cruel remark; a cruel affliction.
4. rigid; stern; strict; unrelentingly severe.
e.g The prisoners were treated cruelly by the prison guads.
freak 奇异的 怪物
1. any abnormal phenomenon or product or unusual object; anomaly; aberration.
2. a person or animal on exhibition as an example of a strange deviation from nature; monster.
3. a sudden and apparently causeless change or turn of events, the mind, etc.; an apparently capricious notion, occurrence, etc.: That kind of sudden storm is a freak.
4. Numismatics. an imperfect coin, undetected at the mint and put into circulation.
5. Philately. a stamp differing from others of the same printing because of creases, dirty engraving plates, etc. Compare error (def. 8), variety (def. 8).
a. a person who has withdrawn from normal, rational behavior and activities to pursue one interest or obsession: a drug freak.
b. a devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak.
c. a hippie.
7. Archaic. capriciousness; whimsicality.
a health freak: 对健康特别注重的人
e.g Fortunately, people with physical challenges are no longer considered freaks in our society.
Q: Where can you see the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting of Mona Lisa?
A: You can see th eMona Lisa at the Louvre in Paris, France. Guess what, she is still smiling.
doctorate n, doctoral degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree 用所有格
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