Oh Gosh! 變成Dr. 了, 8/1 開始PostDoc 工作。







preposterous    (prɪˈpɒstərəs)


adj.前後顛倒的, 荒謬的 [contrary to nature, reason, or sense; absurd; ridiculous]

  ex. They are asking a preposterous price for the work. 他們為該作品漫天要價.






prerequisite    (priːˈrɛkwɪzɪt)


n.必備的先決條件 [something required as a prior condition]

adj. [required as a prior condition]

  ex. prerequisite course

  ex. 如果你要修日文2, 那日文1就是 prerequisite course





n. [something indispensable; necessity]

adj. 必要的 [absolutely essential]




小review (p.107)


字根 quer  quest  quisit   == seek 尋找







prerogative    (prɪˈrɒɡətɪv)

n.特權 [an exclusive privilege or right exercised by a person or group of people holding a particular office or hereditary rank]

字源:from L. prærogativa  "prerogative, previous choice or election," originally (with tribus, centuria ) "unit of 100 voters who by lot voted first in the Roman comita," prop. fem. of prærogativus  (adj.) "chosen to vote first," from prærogere  "ask before others," from præ-  "before" + rogare  "to ask"


Britney Spears - My Prerogative



字根 rog == ask


ab-rog-ate      v.廢止

ab-rog-ation    n.廢止


ar-rog-ance   n.傲慢;自大

ar-rog-ant     a.傲慢的;自大的

ar-rog-ate     v.擅取


de-rog-ate       v.貶低;誹謗

de-rog-ation     n.貶低;誹謗


inter-rog-ate        v.審問

inter-rog-ation      n.審問

inter-rog-ative      a.質問的


pre-rog-ative   n.特權  adj.有特權的









n.惡兆 [sign that sth (esp sth unpleasant) will happen; omen]

  ex. like a strange quiet and stillness in the air, presage to the coming tornado.

  ps. 有款車叫Nissan Presage 





n.鼠尾草 [a European perennial mint (Salvia officinalis) with grayish-green aromatic leaves used especially in flavoring meats broadly]

n.賢哲 [one (as a profound philosopher) distinguished for wisdom]

字源: "wise," c.1300, from O.Fr. sage  (11c.), from Gallo-Romance *sabius,  from V.L. *sapius,  from L. sapere  "have a taste, have good taste, be wise," from PIE base *sap-  "to taste." The noun meaning "man of profound wisdom" is recorded from c.1300. Originally applied to the Seven Sages  -- Thales, Solon, Periander, Cleobulus, Chilon, Bias, and Pittacus.

ps. sage 也是一款在firefox中用來訂閱RSS的add-on唷








prescience    (ˈprɛsɪəns)


n.先見 [knowledge of events before they take place; foreknowledge]

  ps. It's more like a state of mind or level of expertise that allows for excellent foresight and planning.











v. [to lay down a rule : DICTATE]

v. [advise or order the use of (esp a medicine, remedy, etc)]

  ex. The doctor prescribed a holiday as the best cure for his depression. 醫生認為要治好他的抑鬱症最好是去度假







n. [a. written instructions from a physician, dentist, etc, to a pharmacist stating the form, dosage strength, etc, of a drug to be issued to a specific patient]










n.出席; 顯示; 演出... [the act of presenting or state of being presented]

  ex. They are preparing for the presentation of a new musical. 他們正準備上演新的歌舞喜劇.

n. [something presented, or something offered or given : GIFT]

  ex. The Queen will make the presentation herself. 女王將親自授予禮品











n. [radio, television  a person who introduces a show, links items, interviews guests, etc]

  ps. A radio or television presenter is a person who introduces the items in a particular program. Mainly BRIT; in AM usually use host or anchorman or anchorwoman









pre-side(sedēre; to sit)

v.擔任主席; 主持 [be chairman (at a conference, meeting, etc)]

  ex. Whoever presides will need patience. 無論誰作主席, 都需既要有耐性

v.掌管或領導某事物 [be head or director of sth]

  ex. The city council is presided over by the mayor. 市政委員會由市長領導


字源:from L. præsidere  "stand guard, superintend," lit. "sit in front of," from præ-  "before" + sedere  "to sit"











  ex. the President of the United States 美國總統

n. [ head of some colleges, government bodies or departments, societies, etc]











n.防腐劑 [something that preserves or has the power of preserving specifically : an additive used to protect against decay, discoloration, or spoilage]

  ex. Salt has a preservative effect on food. 鹽對食物有防腐作用.






conserve  而且強調對有價值的東西非常珍惜,併合理的使用

                  ( He is conserving his energy for the last twenty meter dash.)


 reserve  「保留」,可指保留座位、權利、意見等等

                   (I'll reserve my remarks for another occasion.)


preserve  不光是只「保留」,還強調保留下來「收藏」,使東西完好無損

                   ( Her face is well preserved)










v.按﹑ 壓

 <> withdraw 收回(推出)







adj. [urgent; demanding immediate attention.]

  ex. There is a pressing need for more funds.










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  • jimmyet926
  • 不好意思,為什麼373這頁,還沒講完,錄音檔就結束了?
  • 檔案沒有問題,每次上傳我都有double check.
    請你重開瀏覽器,是因為你的buffer 滿了。

    xination 於 2011/08/01 21:41 回覆

  • jimmyet926
  • 剛剛再試一次就可以了,檔案沒有問題!
    謝謝你的回覆,再次感恩 : )
  • Ed
  • 小筆誤: requiste -> requisite
    我有填mailing list 了 ~
    thanks ~
  • thank you 已經修正了

    xination 於 2014/01/09 23:09 回覆