|muggy||Muggy weather is unpleasantly warm and damp. (天气)闷热而潮湿的
It was muggy and overcast.
|compliment||1. A compliment is a polite remark that you make to someone to show that you like their appearance, appreciate their qualities, or approve of what they have done. 恭维话；
You can do no harm by paying a woman compliment.
2. If you compliment someone, you give them a compliment. vt. 恭维
They complimented me on the way I looked each time they saw me.
|sympathetic||1. If you are sympathetic to someone who is in an bad situation, you are kind to them and show that you understand their feelings. 同情的
She was sympathetic to the problems of adult students.
2. If you are sympathetic to a proposal or action, you approve of it and are willing to support it. 赞同的
Many of these early visitors were sympathetic to the Chinese socialist experiment.
The mortalily in a particular place or situation is the number of people who die.
|predecessor||1. Your predecessor is the person who had your job before you. 前任；
He maintained that he learned everything he knew from his predecessor.
2. The predecessor of an object or machine is the object or machine that came before it in a sequence or process of development. 前一代；前辈
Although the car is some 2 inches shorter than its predecessor, its boot is 20 percent larger.