答案在The Economist April 9th 2022 Leaders中 “The world economy—Recession roulette” 这篇文章首段可以找到。
同义词：weaken, drain, undermine, rob
Constant criticism saps you of your confidence.
同义词：juice, essence, vital fluid, secretion
Just a year ago the world’s economists were celebrating a rapid rebound from recession. Now they are worrying that the next downturn could be looming. In America the Federal Reserve is preparing to do battle with high inflation by raising interest rates sharply and shrinking its balance-sheet. In Europe expensive energy is sapping consumers of spending power and making factories costlier to run. And in China an outbreak of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has led the authorities to impose the strictest lockdowns since the start of the pandemic.
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