Oh Gosh! 變成Dr. 了, 8/1 開始PostDoc 工作。






pliable = pliant


adj.易彎的 [easily bent; flexible; supple]

  ex. pliable leather.

  ex. pliant young willows.

adj. [easily influenced or persuaded; yielding]

   ex. the pliable mind of youth.




review p.99


**ply柔順系列 [全為人折腰--->順從]


comply           v.順從 (按照別人的希望、請求、命令去做)  

compli-ance     n.順從

compli-ant    adj.順從的=complying


     pli+ant    adj.柔軟的=pliable   [easily bent or flexible]


compli-ment     n.稱讚 [praise] //   comple-ment    n.互補物








n.困境 [an unfortunate, difficult, or precarious situation]

  ex. The crew were in a sorry plight by the time they reached shore. 船員們抵達岸邊時境況已十分悲慘


註記:在很久前,我是把plight 與 blight一起背得

後來我想到blight想成"無 light"也很好記








pedestal 比較像pillar柱子,區別在pedestal是用來支撐statute雕像的。



因此    statue       __

        pedestal      | |

        plinth         /   \








plod   /plɒd/

v. 沉重緩慢地走 [to walk heavily or slowly; trudge(p.164)]

  ex. plodded home through the muddy fields.

n. 沉重的步伐

v. 埋頭苦幹

  ex. He plodded away all night at the accounts but didn't finish them in time. 他徹夜不眠地清理帳目, 卻未能按時完成.


字源:1562, of uncertain origin, perhaps imitative of the sound of walking heavily or slowly







n. 陰謀 [a secret plan to achieve some purpose, esp one that is illegal or underhand] <--GRE中常出現的是這個解釋

  ex. a plot to overthrow the government

n. [the story or plan of a play, novel, etc]

v.密謀 [to plan secretly (something illegal, revolutionary, etc); conspire] 

v. [to draw (a curve) through these points]<--我看到比較多的是這個字義,因為我常常使用Mathemtica等軟體啦







n. [a manoeuvre or tactic in a game, conversation, etc; stratagem」

  ex. It was all a ploy to distract attention from his real aims. 那純粹是障眼法










v. [to pull off (feathers, fruit, etc) from (a fowl, tree, etc)]

  ps. 彈吉他的string時,那個動作就是pluck唷

n. [courage, usually in the face of difficulties or hardship]

  ps.字源 Noun sense of "courage, boldness" (1785) is originally boxing slang, from meaning "heart, viscera" (1611) as that which is "plucked" from slaughtered livestock.


how to pluck guitar - plucking pattern 1








plough   (plaʊ)

n.犁 = plow [plow is a tool used in farming for initial cultivation of soil in preparation for sowing seed or planting.]









burrow   n.地洞 (兔子、鼴鼠挖的)
furrow   n.犁溝、皺紋
harrow   n.耙 ( 用於打碎犁過的泥土的農具 ) p.232
plow   n.犁 = plough[英式用語]    v.犁地
fallow   n.休耕地   adj.休耕的  p.197
fellow   n.夥伴
hoe   n.鋤頭 ( 用於割草、耕作及園藝 ) p.239
hew   v.用斧砍伐  p.237










plumb  (plumb bob)

n. [a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of water or to ascertain a vertical line]

  ps. 測深鎚, 鉛錘(懸掛於繩上的鉛塊, 用以測水深或牆等是否垂直).

  = plumb bob = plummet

adj. [true according to a plumb line;  perpendicular.]

adv. [exactly, precisely, or directly.]

v. [to examine closely in order to discover or understand]

  ex. plumb the mysteries of the universe 探索宇宙的奧秘.

  ex. a film that really plumbs the depths of bad taste 趣味低級得真正到了極點的一部影片.






n.水管工人  [one who installs, repairs, and maintains piping, fittings, and fixtures involved in the distribution and use of water in a building ]


歷史典故 from wiki:

The word "plumber" dates from the Roman Empire.  In Roman times lead was known as plumbum in Latin which is why the periodic table of the elements uses the symbol of 'Pb' for lead.

Roman roofs used lead in conduits and drain pipes and some were also covered with lead, lead was also used for piping and for making baths.

In medieval times anyone who worked with lead was referred to as a plumber.





n. =plumb

v.大坡度或快速落下 [fall steeply or rapidly ; plunge]

  考古:descend:plummet (程度)






plume   (pluːm)

n. [a feather, esp one that is large or ornamental ; something that resembles a plume]

  ex. a plume of smoke

v. [(of a bird) to clean or preen (itself or its feathers)]

v.(為某事)自喜, 自豪 [congratulate or pride oneself (on sth)]







plumb   adj.垂直的 v.測量深度、深入瞭解 n.測深鎚
plumber   n.水管工
plummet   v.突然地墜下
plump   adj.形體肥胖的且豐滿的 // plume n.羽毛
slump   v.(活動、價格或生意方面 ) 猛然落下,暴跌
plume   v.整理羽毛 n.大羽毛
preen   v.整理羽毛=plume
primp   v.過度打扮修飾
















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  • christiezero
  • 你好,Xination大哥(我想你應該比我大吧:)。真的好感謝你的講解,之前怎麼記都記不住單字,現在總算有一套比較有系統而又深刻的方法,而且你的睡眠教學也是超有用的! 讓你檔案中毒的人實在太可惡了,請你不要放棄。每天既上班又準備gre很累,但是我以Xination大哥為榜樣支撐著!!
    How many quarters of eight is four? 問的是什麼呢??
    我在苦練maths中 (=="),有沒有什麼技巧阿?? 萬分感激你的幫忙!!!
  • hi christiezero
    4 = (1/4) * 8 * (y)
    看一下 y=2

    xination 於 2011/05/24 10:44 回覆

  • PLC
  • 小建議
    The dandy preen his hat with green plume.