雅思词汇解析| 科学领域发布时间：2023-03-06 关键词：雅思词汇解析
1. conundrum /kə'nʌndrəm/
e.g. Arranging childcare over the school holidays can be a real conundrum for working parents.
剑17-4-3: Ogilvie, who discovered the inventories in the archives of two German communities 30 years ago, believes they may hold the answer to a conundrum that has long puzzled economists.
注：puzzle v. 使迷惑;使困惑
2. groundbreaking /'ɡraʊndbreɪkɪŋ/
常见搭配：a groundbreaking discovery / work/ tech
e.g. This groundbreaking discovery changed the way people looked at the world.
【phrase】break new/ fresh ground (in) 取得突破
e.g.The company has been breaking new ground in researching a cure for the deadly disease.
3. give lie to
常见搭配：give lie to the claim /notion that 观点/概念
e.g. New methodologies give the lie to the notion that students who struggle with standardized tests lack intelligence.
剑17-2-3 Such examples give lie to the claim that ingenious, designing minds are responsible for human creativity and invention.
4. stifle /'staɪf(ə)l/
e.g. Regulations on children stifled creativity.
e.g. Many businesses stifle innovation before it has a chance to blossom.
e.g. The lecture was as dull as dishwater but I had to stifle a yawn.
注：as dull as dishwater 非常乏味;无趣
5. gizmo /'gɪzməʊ/
n. a usually small mechanical or electronic device. 小装置;(往往不太知道名字的小型设备和产品)
搭配：a handy gizmo 便捷设备
a high-tech gizmo 高科技小发明
e.g. He broke the gizmo he uses to open and close his garage door.
e.g. The store is full of gizmos like pagers and cellular telephones.