Oh Gosh! 變成Dr. 了, 8/1 開始PostDoc 工作。









pestilent   (ˈpɛstɪlənt)


adj. [destructive to life; deadly; poisonous.]

adj. [producing or tending to produce infectious or contagious, often epidemic, disease; pestilential.] 

  ex. I'm glad to find another true-hearted loyalist in this pestilent city.


ps. Pestilence, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse symbolizing plague (contagious disease) in some interpretations of the book of Revelation.










v. [to bother persistently with petty annoyances; trouble]

  ex. Don't pester me with your trivial problems. 

  ex. He told the photographers to stop pestering him.













n. [a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar.]

  ps. mortar











n.花瓣 [any of the separate parts of the corolla of a flower: often brightly colored]


from wiki:

Petals are modified leaves that surround the reproductive parts of flowers. They often are brightly colored or unusually shaped to attract pollinators. Together, all of the petals of a flower are called a corolla. Petals are usually accompanied by another set of special leaves called sepals(花萼) lying just beneath the corolla. When the petals and sepals of a flower look similar they are called tepals.

ps.可review p.58

pedal        n.腳踏板(腳踏車的)

pedestal    n.柱腳   // plinth  n.基座












n. [a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of a number of those making the request, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority or power, soliciting some favor, right, mercy, or other benefit]

  ex. a petition against closing the swimming-pool signed by hundreds of local residents 數百名當地居民聯合簽名反對關閉遊泳池的請願書

v. [to beg for or request (something).]



from wiki:

A "petition" is a written request to parliament for action, such as a need to change an existing law or to pass a new law. It is accompanied by a collection of signatures that shows the signatories to be concerned about the issue or problem and to support the specific request.



reveiew p.98


pet == seek尋找        //c.f  字根 quer-->quir  quest  quisit == seek


compete              v.競爭

compet-ent       adj.勝任的

compet-ence        n.勝任、能力










n. [a person who presents a petition]


ps. A petitioner is a person who brings a legal case to a court of law.

The petitioner may seek a legal remedy if the state or another private person has acted unlawfully. In this case, the petitioner, often called a plaintiff, will submit a plea to a court to resolve the dispute.













v. [to convert into stone or a stony substance.]


ps. Petrified Forest National Park

from wiki. In geology, petrifaction, petrification or silicification is the process by which organic material is converted into stone by impregnation with silica. It is a rare form of fossilization. Petrified wood is the most well known result of this process, but all organisms from bacteria to vertebrates can be petrified.

A major ingredient in the cell walls of wood is cellulose. Under certain conditions the silica binds to the cellulose; when it crystallizes, it preserves the microscopic structure of wood even after the cellulose is gone.



petroleum 石油


eum-a suffix occurring in some Latin scientific names









petroglyph   (ˈpɛtrəˌɡlɪf)


n. [a drawing or carving on rock, made by a member of a prehistoric people.]


Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape












n. [the study of the composition, origin, structure, and formation of rocks]



website:Teaching Petrology in the 21st Century










adj. [of little or no importance or consequence]

adj. [of a narrow-minded, mean, or small-natured disposition or character]













adj.[insolent or rude in speech or behavior]

adj.[characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor ]

ps. 與peevish(p.349)是同義詞









n. [the state or quality of being petulant.]












n. [=apparition(p.31); something (as a specter) apparent to sense but with no substantial existence]



Sarah Brightman & Antonio Banderas - The Phantom Of The Opera



review p.146



phan -->phen  == appearance, show 出現


phantom      n.幽靈= apparition [appear-ition]


phenomenon      n.現象             [記:she+no+men+on]

phenomena        n.現象(複數)

phenomenal    adj.現象的、明顯的


dia-phan-ous   adj.半透明的











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  • HoChung
  • 勘誤

    "n" -> "v"
  • OK,已修正~
    thank very much~

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  • anionne
  • 小青蛙叫TAMAMA~~
  • Ha thank you ~~

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