TEM8 IELTS GRE
1. "become old in," from in- "in, into" + veterare "to make old," from vetus (genitive veteris) "old" (see veteran).
2. => of long standing, chronic.
- inveterate (adj.)
- late 14c., from Latin inveteratus "of long standing, chronic," past participle of inveterare "become old in," from in- "in, into" (see in- (2)) + veterare "to make old," from vetus (genitive veteris) "old" (see veteran).
- 1. I am sometimes accused of being an inveterate poseur.
- 2. It is hard for an inveterate smoker to give up tobacco.
- 3. It was a sorely needed lesson because I had an inveterate arguer.
- 4. Besides that, not all Americans are inveterate huggers anyway.
- 此外, 并不是每一位美国人都习惯拥抱他人.
- 5. Hitler was not only an avid reader but also an inveterate underliner.
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