Text A Fallacies about Food
1. fallacy n. 谬误；谬论；错误的推理或信念
That the earth is flat used to be a popular fallacy.（地球是扁平的这一谬误曾一度很流行。）
Needless to say， this statement is based on fallacy.（不用说，这是一个基于谬误推理的陈述。）
What you had seen couldn''''t be true， it might be a fallacy of the eye.
2. quality n. 质量；品质，特性 adj. 优质的，高级的
He is a man of many good qualities.（他具有许多优秀品质。）
The quality of your products is superior to that of ours.（你们的产品质量比我们的好。）
They promised that they would offer the community a variety of quality services.
You have no reason to deprive me of the right to a quality education.
qualify v. 使合适，使胜任
I am not very sure if he is qualified for the job.（我不很肯定他是否胜任这份工作。）
His skills qualify him for the job.（他的技艺使他有资格担任这一工作。）
qualified adj. 有资格的；称职的
What are you going to do with all these poorly qualified officers？（你会拿这些不称职的军官怎么样呢？）
He is trying hard to make himself a qualified teacher.（他在努力使自己成为一个称职的教师。）
3. savage adj. 野蛮的，未开化的；凶猛的，残酷的 n.野蛮人，粗野的人
Most of the time elephants are tame but they can be very savage.
No one can put up with his savage manners.（谁也忍受不了他的粗暴态度。）
They don''''t know what will be there waiting for them once they get to the savage wilderness.
He was afraid that he would encounter some savages if he stayed on that isolated island.
4. tribe n. 种族，部落；（动植物）族，类
This attitude still remains in some primitive tribes.（这种观念在一些原始部落中依然存在。）
They didn''''t quite expect that the tribe of cats could give them so much trouble.
5. bravery n. 勇敢，大胆 brave adj. 勇敢的 v.冒（危险等）；敢于做（某事）
Being a nurse requires infinite patience and bravery.（做护士需要无限的耐心和勇敢。）
He made a brave attempt to prevent the group fighting.（他勇敢地试图阻止群殴。）
They braved all the dangers and difficulties in completing their work.
6. eager adj. 热切的，渴望的
be eager to do sth. 渴望做某事
be eager for/about sth. 渴求某事
eager beaver 做事异常卖力的人；雄心勃勃的人
The eager crowd streamed into the hall.（急切的人群涌进了大厅。）
She opened the telegram with eager fingers.（她用手指急不可奈地拆开了电报。）
The teacher found all the students were eager to express their opinions.
I am eager for the performance to begin.（我热切地等待着演出的开始。）
7. civilized adj. 文明的，开化的
civilization n. 文明，文化
Their aim is to create an orderly， just and civilized society.
Professor Smith is going to give us a lecture on the history of Western civilization.
China is one of the four ancient civilizations.（中国是四大文明古国之一。）
8. root n. 根；根本，根源； v. （使）生根，（使）扎根
The edible part of this plant is its root.（这种植物的可食部分是根。）
She flushed to the root of her hair.（她羞得满脸通红。）
The lust for money is the root of all evils.（贪财是一切罪恶的根源。）
Her love for the mother country is deeply rooted.（她对祖国的爱坚贞不移。）
He sat there rooted like a statue.（他像一尊雕塑一样一动不动地坐在那儿。）
9. magic n. 魔法，魔力；魔术
magical adj. 有魔力的；神秘的
magician n. 魔术师；巫师
The prince was turned by magic into a beast.（王子被魔法变成了一只野兽。）
We are trying to find someone to do some magic at the party.（我们正找人在晚会上玩魔术。）
The magic of music is beyond words.（音乐的魅力无法用言语形容。）
He used to believe that the old lady had magical powers.（他曾以为那个老太太有魔力。）
No one would ever forget this magical experience.（谁也不会忘记这一神秘的经历。）
The magician waved his wand and the rabbit disappeared. （魔术师挥了挥魔杖，兔子不见了。）
10. poisonous adj. 有毒的
poison n.& v. 毒药；中毒，毒死；破坏
Be careful！ It is one of the most poisonous snakes in the world.（小心，这是世界上最毒的一种蛇。）
Don''''t eat the leaves of this plant， they are poisonous.（别吃这种植物的叶子，有毒！）
If he drank the poison， he would probably die.（如果他喝了这毒药，他可能会死。）
One man''''s honey is another man''''s poison.（对甲有利未必对乙也有利。）
He poisoned his wife.（他毒死了自己的妻子。）
Industrial wastes are poisoning the atmosphere.（工业废料在污染着大气。）
He had poisoned the political life of the nation. （他破坏了这个国家的政治生活。）
11. overseas adv. 在海外，在国外 adj. 海外的，国外的
He said he would travel overseas if he had a long holiday.（他说如果有长假，他就去国外旅游。）
These companies are investing large sums overseas.（这些公司正向海外进行高额投资。）
The overseas Chinese donated medicine and clothes to the flooded area.
There is a vast overseas market for our goods.（我们的产品有广阔的海外市场。）