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peninsula    /pəˋnɪnsələ/


n.半島 [a narrow strip of land projecting into a sea or lake from the mainland]


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字根 insula==島 island


insular     adj.島嶼的、與世隔離的

insulate      v.使絕緣   [ 防止熱,電或聲音的進出 ]



isolate      v.孤立                      [這個isol與島有關,注意字型--沒有n]

in-sol-ate  v.使暴露在陽光下        [字根sol=太陽,ex. solar太陽的]








penitent    /ˋpɛnətənt/

adj.懺悔的 [feeling regret for one's sins; repentant]

  ex. Robert sat before them, almost penitent about the past.

  ex.The art in the middle age is often associated with religion. Such as people drew Eve with a penitent expression for her sin. (2015 Feb add)





pennant   /ˈpɛnənt/

n.細長三角旗 [a narrow, tapering flag commonly flown by ships at sea]

  ex. 船上用作信號或識別標誌的旗 or 校旗, 錦標旗








penultimate    (pɪˈnʌltɪmɪt)


adj. [next to the last]

  ex. November is the penultimate month of the year.


  ex. the author inadvertently reveals the murderer in the penultimate chapter.








penury  (ˈpɛnjʊrɪ)

n. [extreme poverty]

n. [extreme and often niggardly frugality ]





adj. 貧窮的

adj. [marked by extreme stinting frugality ]

《嘉舍醫師的畫像》(荷蘭文:Portret van Dr. Gachet)是荷蘭後期印象派畫家文森·梵谷(Vincent van Gogh)最著名的作品之一,繪於1890年,當時他已住進精神病院接受保羅·嘉舍(Paul Gachet)醫師的治療。







perambulate    /pɚˋæmbjəˏlet/


v. [to walk about (a place)]

  ex. It was time now to end our perambulation round Paris.

v. [to walk round in order to inspect]

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amble         v.輕鬆地走,從容漫步 p.22

ambulance  n.救護車  p.22

preamble    n.序言   p.339






peregrination    /pɛrɪɡrɪˈneɪʃən/

per-agri(field, territory, land, country)-nation

n. [travel from one place to another, esp. on foot]

  ex. his peregrinations in southern Europe 他在南歐的遊曆.


字構:egri是agri弱化來的,意思是field, territory, land, country


agriculture n.農業

agronomy n. [the science of soil management and the production of field crops.] p.17






perception    /pɚˋsɛpʃən/




 note: 動詞型:perceive



In philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science, perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information.

Two types of consciousness are considerable regarding perception: phenomenal (any occurrence that is observable and physical) and psychological.



題外:Is the glass half empty or half full?




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cap  --> cep --> cip   == take




[少]ceipt  : 只有receipt   n.收據

[少]ceit   : 只有deceit    n.欺騙 ,conceit n.自大,自負

capture    n/v.捕獲










perch               c.f parch

n.鳥類的棲息處,ex樹枝[ place where a bird rests, eg a branch]

v.指鳥棲息, 停留枝上等

 ex. The birds perched on the branch of the tree. 


v. 將(某物)置於尤指高處或危險處 esp in a high or dangerous position:

  ex.a hut perched at the edge of the cliff 懸崖邊上的小舍


ps. perch=鱸

Monster Nile Perch caught on Lake Nasser








percussion    /pɚˋkʌʃən/

per-cuss(to strike, shake)-ion

n.打, 敲; 振動 [striking of two (usu hard) objects together]

  ex. 醫師的叩診



朱宗慶打擊樂團(Ju Percussion Group)



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concussion 腦震盪 p.102








peremptory    /pəˈrɛmptərɪ/

adj. [not able to be remitted or debated; decisive]

  ps. putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay specifically : not providing an opportunity to show cause why one should not comply

  ex. His peremptory tone of voice irritated everybody. 


adj. [urgent or commanding]

<> open to challenge










perennial    / pəˈrɛnɪəl /


adj. [lasting throughout the year]

   <> fleeting  疾馳的

  ps. 多年生植物=perennial  











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  • 悄悄話
  • Brian
  • penitent 的例句:
    Robert sat before them, almost penitent about the past.

    Robert 跟sat 中間的空格不見了, 另外, 後面的almost penitent about the past
    是不是有點文法上的問題, 小弟以為應該是Robert sat before them, feel penitent about the past 是不是比較通順呢?
  • NO,

    Robert sat before them and felt penitent about the past.

    xination 於 2011/01/13 07:04 回覆