acquisitive

ac(ad)-quisit(seek)-ive

adj.貪得無厭的 [tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily; eager to get wealth, possessions, etc.]

  ex. our acquisitive impulses; acquisitive societies.

 

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字根 quer  quest  quisit   == seek 尋找  (可先看p.107)

      quir

 

quest    n.探索  [a search in order to find sth. ] ( a quest for knowledge.)

            v.探索  [to search; seek]

 

question             n.問題      v.to put a question to

question-able   adj.有問題的

 

  query   n.疑問  [a question; an inquiry]

             v.詢問  [to ask or inquire about]  [廣義的用法]

 

 

inquire    v.詢問 [to seek information by asking a question]  (inquired about prices.)

inquiry    n.詢問 [有investigation意味]

 

inquisitive  adj.愛打聽的     (She was very inquisitive about other people's affairs.)

                adj.好問的       (The child has an inquisitive mind.)

 

 

acquire        v.獲得

acquired     adj.已獲得的、後天的

 

acquisitive  adj.貪得的 [tending or seeking to acquire and own, often greedily]

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acquit

ac-quit(free)


v.宣告...無罪,無罪釋放

  ex. The jury acquitted her of all charges.
  陪審團宣告她未犯所控諸項罪行。

 

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字根  quit == free,release 免除、釋放

 

acquit     v.宣告無罪

 

requite   v.報答 [re(back)+quit(free)-->clear and pay up 恩情 back to sb.]

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acquittal

n.宣告無罪

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrid

acr-id


adj.(味道等)刺激的;辣的,苦的

adj.(言詞等)刻薄的;譏刺的

  ex. There is an acrid tone to your remarks.
  你說這些話的口氣帶有譏刺意味。

 

 

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aci -->acu  acerb == sour
         acr

 

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acrimonious

acr -i-mony-ous

adj.(言語、態度等)刻薄的;嚴厲的

 

 

 

 

 

acrimony

acr-i-mony

n.(言語、態度等)刻薄

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrobat

acro(high)-bat(go)

n.(高空)特技演員 [a skilled performer of gymnastic feats, as walking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acrophobia

acro(高)-phobia(懼~症)

n.懼高症

 

 

 

 

 

acuity

n.指才智等的敏銳

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aci -->acu  acerb == sour
         acr

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acumen

n.銳敏;聰明

頭尖尖的人

 

 

 

 

 

acute

adj.尖銳的;敏銳的 [ sharp]

  ex. He is a man of acute intelligence; he can observe in very detail and response very quick.
  他非常聰穎。

  ex. She suffered acute embarrassment when being asked about her friend's name but totally cannot remember it.

 

adj.【醫】急性的 [(of an illness) coming quickly to the most severe or critical stage]

  ex. Here is an acute patient, we need to have immediate actions.

  ex. This acute infection of the brain is almost fatal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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