Englis-Day 2

  • vault/v??lt/vt. 做成圓拱形;撐竿跳過
  • mangle/m??g(?)l/vt. 亂砍;軋布;損壞
  • echelon/e??l?n/n. 梯次編隊;梯形;梯陣;階層
  • Anglicism/??ɡlisiz?m/ n. 英國說法,英國慣用語
  • balk/b??lk/vi. 突然止步不前;猶豫
  • lose out to fail;
  • If sohums,mething it makes a low continuous noise.
  • If youmurmur something, you say it very quietly, so that not many people can hear what you are saying.

If youmumble, you speak very quietly and not at all clearly with the result that the words are difficult to understand.

  • gumption /g?m(p)?(?)n/n. <口>機智,足智多謀,進取精神
  • make somthing of =to be successful
  • level-headed adj. 穩健的;能識別的;冷靜的;明智的
  • appraisal /?pre?z(?)l/n. 估計, 估量, 評價 estimate of worth and value quality of a person or a thing
  • flaw/fl??/n. 缺點, 瑕疵, 缺陷
  • despise/d?spa?z/vt. 輕視,鄙視 to dislike intensely
  • inactivity absebce of activity
  • in repose 在休息 freedom from worry
  • disgust n.strong felleings of dislike
  • a bump on a log 不好動,獃頭獃腦的人
  • triumphant/tra??mf(?)nt/adj. 勝利的, 成功的triumphantly
  • capable/ke?p?b(?)l/adj. 能幹的,能勝任的;有才華的
  • be content with滿足於
  • size up to form a judement or opinion of
  • mold vt. 用模子製作
  • pauper/p??p?/n. 窮人
  • many a+單數 一個又一個,許多的
  • grandfatherly age
  • mean
  • interrogate/?nter?ge?t/vt. 詢問, 審問, 質問 instance of being question closely
  • trash/tr??/n垃圾; 廢物
  • pile/pa?l/n. 堆;大量;建築群
  • discard/d?skɑ?d/vt. 丟棄;拋棄;放棄discarded
  • sprang into sbs mind
  • a signal of
  • approve of sb
  • longed for 渴望
  • be blessed with得到祝福
  • grit勇氣和毅力
  • religious devotion像宗教信仰般忠誠
  • weighty adj. 重的;重大的;嚴肅的
  • bestow/b?st??/ to give or grant sb v授予,捐贈
  • knighthood 騎士道
  • the soul of honesty n. 誠實, 正直, 坦誠
  • spunk/sp??k/n. [口]勇氣
  • neatly adv. 整潔地,乾淨地
  • comb/k??m/vt. & vi. 梳理
  • come outvi. 出現,顯露,出版,發表,結果是
  • sling/sl??/vt. 用投石器投擲;吊起
  • set forth
  • reverence
  • chasuble/t??zj?b(?)l/
  • drape/dre?p/ to hang sth loosely on sth vt. 用布簾覆蓋
  • pouch/pa?t?/n. 小袋;育兒袋;煙草袋
  • extract/?kstr?kt/vt. 摘錄;提取;榨取;取出
  • dump/d?mp/vt. 傾倒;傾卸
  • tilt/t?lt/vi. 傾斜;翹起; to cause sth to move into sloping position
  • embark on 從事,著手;登上船
  • fringe/fr?n(d)?/outer edge of an area
  • bleak/bli?k/adj. 荒涼的,無遮蔽的;陰冷的;黯淡的,無希望的;
  • spats:cloth leather covering for shoes
  • detachable /d??t?t??bl/adj. 可分開的,可拆開的
  • threadbare/θredbe?/陳舊的
  • at the intersection在十字路/?nt?sek?(?)n/
  • avenue/?v(?)nju?/n. 林陰道, 大街
  • bakery/be?k(?)r?/n. 麵包房,麵包店
  • intervene/?nt?vi?n/vi. 干涉, 干預; 調解
  • put sb down as=consider sb as
  • instruct 教育
  • break down= overcome
  • object vi. 不贊成, 反對; 抗議
  • aptitude/?pt?tju?d/ 天資;適宜
  • whack/w?k/ strike/beat sb vigorously
  • bow to 屈服於
  • callusesn. 皮膚的硬結;
  • wean cause sb to stop doing sth gradually
  • grime =dirt 污漬
  • pore /p??/n. 氣孔;小孔
  • stick=piece stick of
  • legacy /leg?s?/n. 遺產, 遺贈物
  • hit the jackpot
  • rumble n. 隆隆聲, 轆轆聲vi. 發出隆隆
  • sack n. 麻袋, 包
  • snarl/snɑ?l/n. 咆哮;
  • timid/t?m?d/adj. 膽小的
  • a fair majority of
  • canvass vt. 徹底檢查;向…拉票或拉生意;細究vi. 遊說;拉選票

go around a area ask sb for sth

  • dread/dred/vi. 懼怕;擔心
  • a batch of一批/b?t?/
  • commuter/k?mju?t?(r)/n. 通勤者,
  • curbn. 側石
  • beckon/bek(?)n/ to make gesture to sb with the hand
  • brim with=to be full of
  • zest n. 風味;熱心;強烈的興趣
  • bang her small
  • midget/m?d??t/n. 侏儒;極小者
  • assault/?s??lt/vt. 襲擊;攻擊
  • irresistible
  • dispose of解決
  • humiliate/hj?m?l?e?t/vt. 使蒙羞, 羞辱, 使丟臉
  • To the contrary
  • give sb a treat款待
  • spoil /sp??l/vt. 損壞; 毀掉 appetite/?p?ta?t/胃口, 食慾
  • dutiful/dju?t?f?l/dj. 順從的;守本分的;忠實的
  • scold/sk??ld/vi. 責罵;叱責
  • reward with 獎勵
  • maxim/m?ks?m/n. 格言;座右銘
  • whimper/w?mp?/vt. 嗚咽著說;啜泣著說
  • battle cry吶喊;戰鬥口號;
  • moan/m??n/vt. & vi. 呻吟; 悲嘆
  • zeal/zi?l/n. 熱心, 熱忱, 熱情
  • top-drawer adj. 最高級的,最重要的
  • compliment/k?mpl?m(?)nt/向…送禮以表示敬意vt. 表揚; 恭維
  • clasp to hold sth tightly vt. 緊抱;
  • trudge/tr?d?/ vi. 跋涉;步履艱難地走
  • peddling from 兜售
  • surly/s??l?/bad temper adj. 乖戾的;陰沉的;板面孔的,無禮的
  • enchant/?nt?ɑ?nt/vt. 使迷惑;施魔法