A: My surname is Bailey Smith.
B: Is there hyphen between Bailey and Smith?
hyphen n. 连字符，连（字）号
A: His speech was utter hypocrisy.
B: I agree, it was very unreasonable.
hypocrisy n. 伪善，虚伪
A: Before we do the experiment, we have to form an hypothesis.
B: Do you have any suggestions?
hypothesis n. 假说，假设，前提
A: The comedy show was hysterical.
B: Oh, but I did not find it to be particularly funny.
hysterical a. 情绪异常激动的，歇斯底里般的
A: I need to see some identification before I can let you in.
B: But I’m not carrying any.
identification n. 1. 身份证明；2. 鉴定，验明，认出；3. 认同
A: My ideologies and ideas about life have changed over the years.
B: That is natural, it is called growing up!
ideology n. 思想（体系），思想意识
A: I’m up the creek without a paddle.
B: Stop talking in idiom!
idiom n. 1. 习语，成语；2. （在艺术等方面所表现的）风格，特色
A: I lost your wallet, I’m sorry.
B: You idiot, you are always misplacing things.
idiot n. 白痴，傻子，笨蛋
A: Madonna is my idol.
B: And you are mine!
idol n. 1. 偶像，受崇拜的人或物；2. 神像
A: The fire was ignited by an accident.
B: Are you sure that it was not arson?
ignite vt. 点燃，引发
A: The new lights illuminate the room well.
B: Yes, I had them specially designed.
illuminate vt. 1. 照明，照亮；2. 阐明，启发
A: Is that you Helen or are you an illusion?
B: Yes, it really is me and I haven’t seen you for years!
illusion n. 1. 幻想，错误的观念；2. 错觉，幻觉，假象
A: Your essay was very imaginative but lacking detail>
B: But you did say, Sir, that you wanted us to be creative.
imaginative a. 富有想象力的，爱想象的
A: Is that the real painting or just an imitation?
B: No, it is just a copy.
imitation n. 1. 模仿；2. 仿制，仿制品；3. 赝品
A: You are always immersed in a book.
B: I love reading, I can’t help it.
immerse vt. 1. 使沉浸；2. (in) 使沉浸在，使专心于
A: My departure will be imminent.
B: Then why are you still standing here!
imminent a. 即将发生的，临近的，逼近的
A: My grandfather is so old that he thinks that he in immortal.
B: Well, maybe he is!
immortal a. 1. 长生的，不死的；2. 不朽的，流芳百世的
n. 1. 神仙；2. 不朽人物
A: Try not to get ill.
B: Don’t worry, I am immune to disease!
immune a. 1. 免疫的，有免疫力的；2. (to) 不受影响的；3. (from) 免除的，豁免的