A: What is NY an abbreviation for ?
B: New York.
A: You always abide by the law.
B: Yes, I think it is important for national governance
A: I think my child’s behaviour is abnormal.
B: No, he just has a lot of energy.
A: I think they should abolish all the rules in this school.
B: But then there would be chaos.
vt. 废止, 废除(法律、制度、习俗等)
A: Can you have an abortion in your country?
B: Yes, do you agree with it?
n. 流产, 堕胎
A: Henry abounds with energy.
B: I know I can never keep up with him.
vi. 1. 大量存在
2.(in,with) 充满 ,富于
A: Do you read the newspaper every morning?
B: Yes, I at least try to keep abreast of current affairs.
keep abreast of
A: I heard that you were nearly in an accident.
B: Yes, it was a close call—but the car came to an abrupt stop just in time.
a. 1. 突然的,意外的
A: Why do you abstain from alcohol?
B: I think it is better for my health.
A: That was an absurd joke.
B: Maybe, but it was still funny.
A: There are an abundance of flies outside.
B: I think that is because of the warm weather.
in abundance 充足，丰富
A: Mary hangs around with Joe a lot.
B: Yes, I almost mistook her as an accessory.
A: He acclaimed that he was fully recovered.
B: And do you think that he actually was?
A: How many people will your hotel accommodate?
B: Fifty, at a push.
A: Do you think that Mr. Hand committed the crime alone?
B: No, he has an accomplice.
A: Why were you late for work?
B: I don’t have to tell you, I’m only accountable to my boss.
A: That was an ace tennis match.
B: Yeah, it was fantastic.