- escalated：升级 ...as the pro-democracy protests have escalated.
- staunch：坚定的 a staunch supporter of the monarchy
- ambivalent：矛盾的 he has sounded ambivalent about that thing.
- conspicuously：明显地 These adjectives refer to what is conspicuously bad or offensive.
- squelch：制止；压制 squelch a rumour
- constitute：组成；成立，设立 He has taken no position on recent mass protests in the streets of Moscow,which have constituted the most open challenge in years to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
- tread：行走 Mr. Trump’s defenders say he has good reason to tread carefully.