n. [a humorous or satirical imitation of a serious piece of literature or writing]
ex. 『吐幣不吐幣, it is a problem. 』捷運站務人員說：
A parody (also called send-up, spoof or lampoon), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or make fun at an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of humorous, satiric or ironic imitation.
字源(看看就好):L. parodia "parody," from Gk. paroidia "burlesque song or poem," from para- "beside, parallel to" (in this case, "mock-") + oide "song, ode" (see ode).
Spider-man Parody - Jack Black
paroxysm / ˋpærəksˏɪzəm/
n. [any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion]
ex. paroxysm of rage.
ps. 這個字在心理學的領域比較常見 ex. Paroxysmal attack
字源(看看就好):"sudden attack, convulsion," 1577, from M.Fr. paroxysme (16c.), earlier paroxime (13c.), from M.L. paroxysmus "irritation, fit of a disease," from Gk. paroxysmos, from paroxynein "to irritate, goad," from para- "beyond" + oxynein "sharpen, goad," from oxys "sharp, pointed" (see acrid). Non-medical sense first attested 1604.
parquet / pɑːrˈkeɪ/
n.拼花地板 [a floor composed of short strips or blocks of wood forming a pattern, sometimes with inlays of other woods or other materials.]
字源(看看就好):1816, "patterned wooden flooring," from Fr. parquet "wooden flooring, enclosed portion of a park," from O.Fr. parchet (14c.) "small compartment, part of a park or theater," dim. of parc (see park). Meaning "part of a theater auditorium at the front of the ground floor" is first recorded 1848.
banquet n.宴會 [宴會中常有band]
bouquet n.花束 // parquet n.拼花地板
v. [to ward off (an attack) by blocking or deflecting, as in fencing]
v. [to evade (questions)]
ex. parry an awkward question 迴避一令人尷尬的問題.
quick review p.207
n.性格上的小缺點 [ a minor weakness or failing of character; slight flaw or defect]
n.鈍鈍的劍尖到中部的範圍 [the weaker part of a sword blade, between the middle and the point (opposed to forte ).]
在fencing(劍術)中指的是"strong" part of the blade"劍身中強韌的部分，簡單的說就是劍的中部到底部的範圍，而foible指的是鈍鈍的劍尖到中部的範圍
v.語法上分析 [to analyze (a sentence) in terms of grammatical constituents, identifying the parts of speech, syntactic relations, etc.]
In computer science and linguistics, parsing, or, more formally, syntactic analysis, is the process of analyzing a text, made of a sequence of tokens (for example, words), to determine its grammatical structure with respect to a given (more or less) formal grammar. Parsing can also be used as a linguistic term, especially in reference to how phrases are divided up in garden path sentences.
Let's parse a sentence.
The horse raced past the barn fell.
字源(看看就好):from O.Fr. pars, pl. of part "part," from L. pars (see part (n.) ) in school question, Quae pars orationis? "What part of speech?"
n.節儉 [extreme care or reluctance in spending]
ps. 當我們說這個字的時候，挾帶著吝嗇; 小氣 的意思。
ex. Due to official parsimony, we bought only one copy machine.
題外：Maximum parsimony -- requires the least evolutionary change to explain some observed data.
adj.部分的 [relating to only a part; not general or complete]
ex. a partial eclipse of the sun 日偏食
ex. The referee was accused of being partial towards the home team. 裁判受指責對本地隊偏心
ps. partial derivative=偏微分
n.偏心, 偏頗 [favourable prejudice or bias]
n.分割 [a division into parts; separation]
n. [action of dividing or state of being divided into parts, esp the division of one country into two or more nations]
ex. the partition of India in 1947 1947年印度的分裂
v.分割 [If you partition a room, you separate one part of it from another by means of a partition. ]
where gj is the degeneracy factor
n. [detail,a separate distinct item that helps to form a generalization]
ex.Her account is correct in every particular/all particulars.
ex.He gave full particulars of the stolen property.
v. [to make particular]
ex.Mr Johnson particularizes the general points he wants to make.
n. [an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, esp. a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.]
n. [a member of a party of light or irregular troops engaged in harassing an enemy, esp. a member of a guerrilla band engaged in fighting or sabotage against an occupying army.]
字源：1555, "one who takes part with another, zealous supporter," from M.Fr. partisan (15c.), from dial. upper It. partezan (Tuscan partigiano ) "member of a faction, partner," from parte "part, party," from L. partem (nom. pars ), see part (n.). Sense of "guerilla(ɡəˈrɪlə) fighter" is first recorded 1692. The adj. is 1708 for warfare, 1842 for politics.