saunter

v. [to stroll or walk at a leisurely pace] 

n. [a leisurely and aimless walk; stroll]

  ps. 在河畔走路, moon walk.

 

 

 

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daunt    v.畏縮 (打姑姑嚇倒姑姑了,使姑姑畏縮) [daunting]
       
flaunt    v.誇耀 (到處飛fly炫耀的姑姑) [誇耀自己的財富]
        ex. 秀名牌包
       
gaunt    a.枯瘦的          (姑姑被告了,她變得憔悴枯瘦的)
      ex. 失戀後一直吃不好睡不好的臉
       
haunt    n/v.常去的地方     (姑姑常來要搬椅子h給她坐) [鬼魂常出沒之處]
       
jaunt    n.短程旅遊       (姑姑住的不遠也不近,去找她是短程旅遊) journey
       
taunt    n/v.嘲弄            (欺負t的諧音姑姑)
       
vaunt    v.吹噓            (比出勝利V的姑姑 - 愛吹噓的姑姑) [吹噓自己功績]
       

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savage     cf. salvage

adj. [wild and fierce]

  ex. a savage lion, wolf, etc

v. [attack (sb) savagely; maul]

  ex. She was badly savaged by a mad dog.

 

 

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savant

n. [A savant is someone over-the-top smart, a scholar. It might take a savant only five minutes to do an entire math test.]

  ps. sage, sapient ( homo sapiens)

 

 

A Musical Savant Shows Talent

 

 

 

 

 

savvy

n. [If you describe someone as having savvy, you think that they have a good understanding and practical knowledge of something.]

  ex. He is known for his political savvy and strong management skills.

adj. [well-informed]

 

 

ps. Savvy is a 2008 children's fantasy novel by Ingrid Law aimed at children aged nine to twelve years. The American Library Association named Savvy a 2009 Newbery Honor Book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sawdust

saw-dust

n. [small particles of wood produced in sawing.]

  sawdust:woodcutting 

   ps. saw n.鋸子 v.鋸

   ps. 奪魂鋸

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scabbard

n. [a sheath for a sword or the like]

  ps. sheath: sheath dress (straight, fitted, and simple.), and condom

 

 

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How to Make a Saya (Japanese Sword Scabbard)

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scad

n.竹莢魚

n. Informal. a great number or quantity 

  ex. scads of money.

 

  ps. scad = scam + advertisement "bait and click" 混成詞

 

 

 Schooling Mexican Scads and Jacks Hunting Diving Rebreather

 

 

 

 

 

 

scaffold

n. [a temporary wooden platform that workers can stand on when they are doing work, or a raised platform on which a criminal can be publicly executed.]

 

 

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scald

v.燙傷 [to burn with or as if with hot liquid or steam]

  ps. If you scald yourself, you burn yourself with very hot liquid or steam.

  ps. to scald milk; Pasteurization

n.燙傷 = scalding

  ps. metal band

 

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How to scald milk

 

 

 

scalding

n. = scald

adj. hot enough to scald

  ex. scalding water

 

 

 

 

 

scale

n. [A scale is a series that climbs up or down in a step-wise fashion.]

  ex. 魚鱗、音階、刻度

  ps. color:spectrum= tone:scale

  ex. Rate it on a scale of one to ten.

  ps. 也可以當動詞 ex. scale a ladder

 

 

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scalpel

n. (from wiki) A scalpel, or lancet, is a small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery, anatomical dissection, and various arts and crafts (called a hobby knife)

  ps. sculp -->sculpture n.雕刻

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scandal

n. [An incident or event that disgraces or damages the reputation of the persons or organization involved.]

  ex. Academic scandals: Plagiarism, Cheating

  ex. Olympic Games scandals

  ps. sandal n.涼鞋

 

 

 

 

 

 

scant

adj. [barely sufficient or available only in very small]

  ex. you act with scant regard for your safety

  ex. pay scant attention to sb's advice

  ps. 也有用來指scant lingerie

v. [to deal with in an inadequate or neglectful manner or to provide in insufficient amounts.]

  ex. the parent scant their care responsibilities.

 

  ps. scent = odor

 

 

 

 

 

 

scarcity

n. [a state of something being in short supply.]

  ex. scarcity of water

  ex. a fuel scarcity

  ps. scarce adj.

  聯想: scar(傷痕) + city

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lack, paucity(p.348), dearth(p.129)

聯想: d(飢) + earth --> 飢餓的地球-->不足

 

 

 

 

 

 

scarf

n. (wiki) A scarf, also known as a muffler(p.318), or neck-wrap is a piece of fabric worn around the neck


 

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes! 

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scarf n.圍巾

scarp n.懸崖、陡坡 (懸崖上很冷,需要披圍巾)

 

 

 

 

scathing

scathe(to injure by fire or lighting)-ing

adj. [bitterly severe, as a remark]

  ex. a scathing review of the play.

  ps. 噴火龍

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scatter

v. [If you scatter things over an area, you throw or drop them so that they spread all over the area. ]

  ex. The police scattered the crowd.

  ex. scatter seeds on the fields

 

 

Ruther's Alpha Scattering Experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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