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(名词) 
Definition
something that provides such resistance
The land was flat, giving no scope for defence.
同义词
protection
Innocence is no protection from the evils in our society.
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cover
There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
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security
He could not remain long in a place of security.
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guard
The heater should have a safety guard fitted.
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shelter
the hut where they were given food and shelter
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refuge
They took refuge in a bomb shelter.
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safeguard
A system like ours lacks adequate safeguards for civil liberties.
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immunity
immunity to airborne bacteria
(名词) 
Definition
a country's military resources
Twenty-eight per cent of the national budget is spent on defence.
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weapons
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deterrents
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the military
Did you serve in the military?
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the army
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the navy
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the air force
(名词) 
Definition
an argument or piece of writing in support of something that has been criticized or questioned
a spirited defence of the government's economic progress
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argument
There's a strong argument for lowering the price.
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explanation
The president has given no explanation for his behaviour.
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excuse
There is no excuse for what he did.
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plea
Evidence is being invoked in support of pleas of diminished responsibility.
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apology
We received a letter of apology.
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justification
I knew there was no justification for what I was doing.
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vindication
He called the success a vindication of his party's economic policy.
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rationalization
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apologia
He was afraid his work might be seen as an apologia for tyranny.
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exoneration
the exoneration of an athlete who inadvertently took a banned drug
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exculpation
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extenuation
(名词) 
Definition
a defendant's denial of the truth of a charge
His defence was that records were fabricated by the police.
同义词
plea (law)
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case
Jefferson presented the case for independence in a vivid and convincing manner.
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pleading
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alibi
He had a good alibi for his absence.
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(复数名词) 
Definition
fortifications
Soldiers are beginning to strengthen the city's defences.
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fastness
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fortified pa (New Zealand)

其他同义词

in the sense of alibi
Definition
an excuse
He had a good alibi for his absence.
in the sense of apologia
Definition
a formal written defence of a cause
He was afraid his work might be seen as an apologia for tyranny.
in the sense of apology
Definition
an expression of regret for some wrongdoing
We received a letter of apology.
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The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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