altruism & altruistic

altruism

altru(other)-ism

n.利他主義

 

 

 

 

 

altruistic

altru-ism-tic

adj.利他主義的

 

 

 

 

 

 

aluminum

n.鋁

 

 

 

 

 

 

amalgam & amalgamate

amalgam

am-alg-am

n.混合物 [a mixture or combination]

  ex. His character is a strange amalgam of contradictory traits.

 

n.汞合金 [ an alloy of mercury with another metal or metals.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

amalgamate

am-alg-am-ate

v.使(階級、思想等)混合;將(公司等)合併[(+with)]


  ex. Our firm will be amalgamated with a Japanese company.
  我們的商號將與一家日本公司合併。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amass

a-mass

v.積累 to gather for oneself; collect as one's own

  ex.to amass a huge amount of money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amateur

amat(有愛的意思; am)-eur(法文中的人)

n.(科學,藝術,運動等的)業餘愛好者

  ex. Our actors were all enthusiastic amateurs.

 

 

 

 

amateurish

amateur-ish

adj.外行的(含輕蔑之意)

 

[通常ish的形容詞有比較不好的意思]

childish   adj.像小孩一樣幼稚 

childlike  adj.像小孩般天真

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ambidextrous

ambi(兩)-dexter(右)-ous

adj.雙手靈巧的,兩手都善用的

   ps. dexterous adj.敏捷的, 用慣右手的

 

 

 

 

 

ambiguous

ambi(兩)-guous

adj.含糊不清的

  ex.an ambiguous answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ambivalence & ambivalent

ambivalence

ambi(兩)-val(價值)-ence

 ex. value

n.【心】矛盾心理(或情緒、態度等) [uncertainty or fluctuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. ]

 

 

 

 

 

ambivalent

adj.【心】(對同一人或事物)有矛盾情緒的

 

 

 

 

 

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