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研究所英文考古題~請幫忙解一下

1.They possess astonishing islands of brilliance that stand in jarring

___to their overall mental problems.

A.recitation B.juxtaposition C.recession D.sanction

正解:B

我單字都查完了 不僅句子還是不瞭解什麼意思 連答案要填B我都看不出來

2.___savants are those very uncommon people whose abilities are

very advanced.

A.Exorbitant B.Frisky C.Prodigious D.Gullible

正解:C

句子瞭解 但不瞭解答案為何是C

prodigious是巨大的 龐大的意思?

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    1.They possess astonishing islands of brilliance that stand in jarring

    ___to their overall mental problems.

    A.recitation B.juxtaposition C.recession D.sanction

    老實說這題真的有點難。我在這題中有二個單字不會,一個是jarring,一個就是正確的答案 juxtaposition

    而且這題難在

    1 astonishing islands of 這算是比喻法

    astonishing islands 實際上是有本同名的書名,我沒看過,不過有看過金銀島、彼得潘、奇幻島的話,不難想像astonishing islands可以視為 有很多(寶藏、或奇幻事物)的奇幻島。而在這裡 astonishing islands of 引申為 充滿著……的地方。

    astonishing islands of brilliance = 充滿著才華

    2 juxtaposition 這個我單字我想是在GRE單字的範圍了。

    可能是這個單字太少用的緣故,我查這個單字的相關詞條,我只能查到 in juxtaposition of something(1) and something(2)。而查不到in juxtaposition to 的用法 (查了Longman、Collins Cobuild、Oxford、Macmillan、Cambridge)。可是google有。in juxtaposition to 可以視為 和...並列。

    而題目是從某篇文章的句子改寫而來的。來源我也查到了,出處的文章的段落是在談一種 孤僻症候群 的文章。這句話在原本是在說那些 有某種特別能力或才華的人,有某種症候群,就是他們在其他方面都有缺陷。

    文章

    [Lemke and Wawro] have savant syndrome, an uncommon but spectacular condition in which people with various developmental disabilities, including autism, possess astonishing islands of ability and brilliance that stand in jarring juxtaposition to their overall mental handicap. Savant syndrome is seen in about one in 10 people with autism and in approximately one in 2,000 people with brain damage or mental retardation. Of the known savants, at least half are autistic and the remainder have some other kind of developmental disorder.

    出處: http://mattbrennan.ca/2004_01.html

    說了這麼多,隨便幫你翻一下好了

    They possess astonishing islands of brilliance that stand in jarring

    .juxtaposition to their overall mental problems.

    他們所擁有眾多卓越的才華,和綜觀他們在精神上的問題,形成強烈的對比。

    2.___savants are those very uncommon people whose abilities are

    very advanced.

    A.Exorbitant B.Frisky C.Prodigious D.Gullible

    Prodigious adj. 如果您有學過 prodigy這個字的話,那這題就不會有問題了。prodigy 可以翻成 年輕的天才 之類的,神童之類的。

    而 Prodigious 和 prodigy 的關係我想可以明顯看出。

    prodigious的確有 巨大 或在數量上大到令人驚奇 的意思。不過同樣地也有單純的 令人驚奇 的意思。

    Something that is prodigious is very large or impressive. ( Collins Cobuild)

    這一題還算很小卡的。

    2009-10-06 00:08:46 補充:

    Prodigious savants are those very uncommon people whose abilities are

    very advanced.

    沒有上下文,單看這一句的話我會翻成:

    怪卡是指那些非常不尋常、且有超越一般人能力的人。

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