reconcile

re-concile(=council n.議事 n.協調會 )

v. [If you reconcile two beliefs, facts, or demands that seem to be opposed or completely different, you find a way in which they can both be true or both be successful. ]

  ex. It's difficult to reconcile the demands of my job and the desire to be a good father.

v. [cause (people) to become friends again, eg after quarrelling ]

  ex. We were finally reconciled when he apologized.

  ex. They can't reconcile their differences.

 

 

 

 

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 council n.協調會 [an assembly of persons called together for discussion
   
conciliate v.安撫、使和好  [to overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease]
   
consul n.駐外領事
   
consult v.與...商量     [to seek advice or information from]
   
condole v.哀悼;同情 [to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow]
   

               

 

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recondite

re-cond(hide)-ite   ps. page 3 的 abscond

adj. [difficult or impossible for one of ordinary understanding or knowledge to comprehend ]

  ex. String theory is a recondite subject.

adj. [of, relating to, or dealing with something little known or obscure ]

 

etymology:from re- "away, back" + condere "to store, hide, put together,"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reconnaissance

n. [Reconnaissance is the activity of obtaining military information about a place by sending soldiers or planes there, or by the use of satellites. ]

  ex. The helicopter was returning from a reconnaissance mission.

 

etymology: 1810, from Fr. reconnaissance "act of surveying," lit. "recognition"

 

note

 reconnaissance  n.偵察、空中偵察 [多了個con]
 re......naissance  n.文藝複興

 

 

 

 

reconstitute

re-con-stitute(stand)

v. [to constitute again or anew especially : to restore to a former condition by adding water ]

  ex. reconstitute dried milk, powdered soup, etc

 

 

 

 

 

recourse

re-course(run)  ps. current

n. [a source of help]

  ex. Your only recourse is legal action.

 

etymoloty:late 14c., from O.Fr. recours (13c.), from L. recursus "return, retreat," lit. "a running back," from stem of pp. of recurrere "run back, return"

 

 

 

 

recruit

re-cru(=cre; to grow)-it   ps. increase

v. [to fill up the number of (as an army) with new members ]

  ex. The police are trying to recruit more black and Asian officers.

n. [a newcomer to a field or activity ]

 

The Recruit (trailer)

 

 

 

 

 

rectangle

rect(right)-angle

n. [A rectangle is any shape with four sides and four right angles.]

 

 

 

 

rectify

rect(right)-ify

v. [If you rectify something that is wrong, you change it so that it becomes correct or satisfactory. ]

  ex. to rectify an error.

 

 

 

 

 

rectitude

rect(right)-i-tude

n. [moral correctness or straightforwardness; honesty ]

  ex.to encourage the graduates to go on to live lives of unimpeachable rectitude and integrity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

recumbent

re(back)-cumb(lie down)-ent

adj. [ lying down; reclining ]

 

 

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字根cumb == lie down 躺

 

 cumber  v.阻礙 to hinder or encumber by being in the way
   
 encumber      v.阻礙
   
incumbent n.現任者、在職者 [in 做 on the state of解]
  ex. In a race for mayor, the incumbent mayor faces a challenger.
   
recumbent adj.斜躺的  [re做back解]
   
succumb  n.屈服  [sub(down)+ cumb(lie down)-->屈服]
   

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

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