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UNIT 7    SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

GLOSSARY

adapt  vt. change so as to be suitable for 使适应,使适合
background  n. the scenery of ground behind sth. 背景
blend  vt. (cause to) mix  混合;把…混为一体
camouflage  n. a way of using colouring or shape which makes it difficult to see or find sth.  伪装;掩饰
consist of   be made up of 由…构成;由…组成
contrast  vt. compare so that differences are made clear  对照;比较
creature  n. a living animal 生物;动物
deform  vt. spoil the form of; spoil the appearance of  损坏…的形状;使变丑
evolve  vi. develop gradually 进展;进化
evolutionary  a. 发展的;进化的
extinct  a. no longer in existence 灭绝的;绝种的
grime  n. a surface of thick black dirt  (表面上的)积垢
hypothesis  n. idea which is thought suitable to explain the facts about sth. 假设;前提
investigate  v. make a careful study of 调查研究;调查
mutation  n. change in the cells of a living thing  (细胞的)变异
mystery  n. sth. that can not be explained or understood 神秘的事物;不可思议的事物
opposite  a. contrary or entirely different  相反的;对立的
predator  n. animal living by killing and eating other animals 捕食者;捕食其它动物者
prey  v. take or hunt as food  捕猎
      n. an animal that is hunted and eaten by another animal 被捕食者
recapture  v. take or make prisoner again 重获;夺回
reject  v. refuse to accept  拒绝;抵制
release  v. set free 释放;解放
reproduce  v. bring forth as offspring; produce the young of 繁殖;生殖
soot  n. black power left by smoke on surface 煤烟;烟灰
suppose  v. let it be thought that 猜想;想象
survival  n. the fact or likelihood of surviving 幸存;残存;存活
survive  v. continue to live, esp. after coming close to death 幸存;活下来
trunk  n. the main stem of a tree 树干
vice versa  the other way round 反过来
visible  a. that can be seen  看得见的,可见的
chameleon  n. 变色晰蜴;变色龙
chromosome  n. 染色体
gene  n. 基因
genetic  a. 基因的;遗传学的
percentage  n.百分比

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