Oh Gosh! 變成Dr. 了, 8/1 開始PostDoc 工作。










v.使某物純淨[make sth pure by removing dirty, harmful or foreign substances ]

  ex. Only purified water is used.






n.純淨 [state or quality of being pure ]

  ps. Purity rings originated in the United States in the 1990s among Christian-affiliated sexual abstinence groups. Wearing a purity ring is typically accompanied by a religious vow to practice abstinence until marriage







purlieu  (ˈpɜːljuː)

n. [a neighboring area; outskirts]

  ex. the restaurant, the preferred purlieu of the theatergoing crowd, is always packed an hour or two before showtime



A piece of land on the edge of a forest, originally land that, after having been included in a royal forest, was restored to private ownership, though still subject, in some respects, to the operation of the forest laws.


Purlieu is a term used of the outlying parts of a place or district. It was a term of the old Forest law, and meant, as defined by John Manwood, Treatise of the Lawes of the Forest (1598, 4th ed. 1717),

"a certain territory of ground adjoining unto the forest [which] was once forest-land and afterwards disafforested by the perambulations made for the severing of the new forests from the old."

The owner of freelands in the purlieu to the yearly value of forty shillings was known as a purlieu-man or purley-man.







purloin   (pɜːˈlɔɪn)

v. [to take (something) dishonestly; steal]

  ps. if someone purloins something, they steal it or borrow it without asking permission







v.聲稱 [be meant to seem (to be); claim or pretend]

  ex. The document purports to be an official stateman.

n.大意 [ general meaning or intention]


字源:from pur- (from L. pro- "forth") + O.Fr. porter "to carry," from L. portare "to carry 

c.f. propose  v.提議, 求婚 n.目的







adj. [alleged]

  ex.We saw no evidence of his purported wealth.

  ex. a purported two million dollar deal










v. [to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat]

  ex. pursue a wild animal

  ex. the police pursued the stolen vehicle along the motorway.

  ex. She decided to pursue her studies after obtaining her master degree.


字源:late 13c., "to follow with hostile intent", from L. prosequi "follow up" (cf. prosecute), from pro- "forward" + sequi "follow"








v. [to supply (as provisions) usually as a matter of business ]

  ex. the bakery that purveys the best bread to customers.

v. [If you purvey something such as information, you tell it to people. (esp. gossip)]



purvey and survey

字源:late 13c., from O.Fr. porveoir "to provide," from L. providere ( provide, which now usually replaces it).









pusillanimous   (ˌpjuːsəˈlænɪməs)


adj. [lacking courage and resolution : marked by contemptible timidity]

  ex. 追女朋友的時候

字源:L. pusillis "very weak, little" (dim. of pullus "young animal") + animus "spirit, courage."







pylon  (ˈpaɪlan)

n. [a large vertical steel tower-like structure supporting high-tension electrical cables]


ps. nylon









n.火葬用的柴堆[large pile of wood, etc for burning a dead body as part of a funeral ceremony]


字源:from L. pyra, from Gk. pyra "a hearth, funeral pyre," from pyr (gen. pyros) "fire,"


wiki: Traditionally, pyres are used for the cremation of the deceased in the Hindu and Sikh(錫克教) religions, a practice which dates back several thousands of years. Funeral pyres were also used in Viking culture, typically on floating boats, as well as by the Romans.


Sikhi is a monotheistic religion founded in 15th century Punjab, India, on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and ten successive Sikh Gurus (the last teaching being the sacred text Guru Granth Sahib Ji). It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world and one of the fastest-growing.




 n.縱火狂 ( uncontrollable desire to set fire to things)


[Arson is the crime of deliberately setting fire to a building or vehicle or something.]

 adj.放火的;縱火的   ps. candle











n.鴨叫的嘎嘎聲 [harsh sound made by a duck]

n.庸醫 ( 未經訓練而裝作醫生並提供藥方和治療的人 ) [person who pretends to have special knowledge and skill, esp in medicine]






charlatan  n.江湖郎中
mountebank n.江湖郎中 ( 以講故事或耍花招吸引顧客的賣藥者 ) 、騙子
quack  n.庸醫 ( 未經訓練而裝作醫生並提供藥方和治療的人 )



wiki: Tabarin was the street name assumed by the most famous of the Parisian street charlatans, Anthoine Girard (c. 1584 – August 16, 1633), who amused his audiences in the Place Dauphine by farcical dialogue with his brother Philippe (as Mondor), with whom he reaped a golden harvest by the sale of quack medicines for several years after 1618. Street theatre was popular theatre, on an improvised stage with a curtain backdrop, to the music of a hurdy-gurdy and a set of viols.



"a doctor that mounts a bench in the market, and boasts his infallible remedies and cures"










v.狂飲 [drink (sth) by swallowing large amounts at a time, not taking small sips]




**狂吃狂喝(這個系列不太好記呢~ 記得要把eat,drink 分別一下唷)

v.狂吃狂喝 [eat or drink sth greedily]

v.狂吃狂喝 (且發出聲響地)  [eat or drink sth greedily and noisly]
gobble是gabble的變體,gabble是v.急促不清地說的意思(可以review p.48 有提到過),這邊gobble是利用gabble的概念,指一直急促的吃東西
v.狂吃狂喝 (用吞的) [swallow food or drink quickly or greedily]
  ex. whale
v.大聲地吃喝 [to make loud sucking noises while eating or drinking]
  ex. 思樂冰




v.狂吃 [eat greedily]

v.狂飲   [from 豬在吃東西的模樣,豬swine]




















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  • 路人甲
  • 好久沒來了,先報到一下再看
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  • 路人甲
  • 我記得Purity ring英國好像也有,我以前在英國的肥皂劇中有看過
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  • 很謝謝你的整理耶!!

  • You are welcome~

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