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v.皺眉不爽 [to contract the brow in an expression of displeasure]

  ex. He scowled, and slammed the door behind him.

n.皺眉不爽的臉 [bad-tempered or angry look on the face]




  ps. frown v.皺眉 (這也是很常見的一個字,雖然之前沒講過)

frown_1.jpg scowl_23.jpg







n. [small, usu unwanted, piece]

  ex. scraps of paper, cloth,

  ps. scraps 剩下來要丟掉的食物, ex. Give the scraps to the dog.

  ps. firefox 中個有名的套件 -- scrapbook

n. [wiki] Scrap consists of recyclable materials left over from product manufacturing and consumption, such as parts of vehicles, building supplies, and surplus materials. Unlike waste, scrap can have significant monetary value.

  ex. scrap iron 廢鐵

scrap metal_pile.jpg




scrap v. [fight; quarrel ]  ---> scrappy adj. 愛打架的








v.刮掉 [If you scrape something from a surface, you remove it, especially by pulling a sharp object over the surface.]

  ps. scrap 原本就是指 something scrapped.

v.擦傷 [If you scrape a part of your body, you accidentally rub it against something hard and rough, and damage it slightly.]

  ex. I fell and scraped my knee. 

  cf. chafe 也是可以當作擦傷,但比較像是摩擦生熱

scrape_332.jpg scraper_dough.JPG








v. [to write, draw, or mark awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly]


  etymology: 也許是來自sprawl 與 crawl 的合體  

  synonym:  scribble


 crawl  v.爬行、蠕動 (The baby crawl across the room.)

scrawl  v.潦草地寫或畫 (He scrawled his name hastily across the blackboard.)








scrib(to write)-ble

v. [to write carelessly or illegibly]

  ex. children like to scribble with pencils.


 ps. Scribblenauts is an emergent puzzle action video game developed by 5th Cell for the Nintendo DS published by WB Games. (官網)










n.劇本 [text of a play, film]

  ps. manuscript, transcript

  ps. scripting language ( programing)


etymology: from L. scribere "to write,








script(to write)-ure

n. [sacred writings of a religion]

  ps. Bible

  wiki: Religious texts, also known as scripture, scriptures, holy writ, or holy books, are the texts which various religious traditions consider to be sacred, or of central importance to their religious tradition.







n. (wiki) [A scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper which has been written, drawn or painted upon for the purpose of transmitting information or using as a decoration.]

  ps. Dead Sea scrolls

  ps. 字型中有個roll n.卷,滾

  ps. spring roll 春捲



scroll_2.jpg scroll_chinese.jpg









  ps. bolt


  ps. 把某件事搞砸了 ex. I screw everything up

screw and thread.jpg
















n.發育不良的矮樹叢 [underdeveloped trees or shrubs ]

  ps. 也可用來指 any person, animal or thing that is smaller in size.

  ps. shrub n.灌木 , bush n. 比較矮一點(像薰衣草那種)的灌木



v. [clean sth thoroughly by rubbing hard]

  ps. body scrub

   synonym: abrade, brush (刷),  mop, polish(磨光), rub, scour


Our famous body scrub at Tribeca spa of tranquility


ps. scrubs 也可以指一種衣服:護士、手術醫師穿的工作服. (也有TV series)









n. [wiki] [a doubt or hesitation that troubles the conscience or that comes from the difficulty of determining whether something is right]

  ps. scrupulous adj. [extremely careful; punctilious]

  ps. unscrupulous adj. [dishonest or immoral.(without scruples)]



ps. scruples (board game)





 review p.388

qualm    n.緊張不安 [qualm is a disturbing feeling of uneasiness and self-doubt]
scruple     n.疑慮  [an ethical consideration or principle that inhibits action]
compunction    n.良心不安 [a prick or twinge of conscience aroused by wrongdoing or the prospect of wrongdoing]
misgiving   n.顧慮  [a feeling of doubt or suspicion especially concerning a future event]










scruta(to examine)-able

adj. [capable of being understood by careful study or investigation; comprehensible, lucid, perspicuous (p.354) ]

  etymology: L. scrutari, to examine.

  ps. 比較常見的反倒是inscrutable, ex. inscrutable hand writings.









scrut(to examine)-in-ize

v. [to examine closely and minutely]

  ex. 期刊投稿時,to scrutinize  your writing before you submit a paper.

  ps. scrutiny n.仔細檢查   ex. a  scrutiny of the election results.









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  • 阿仁
  • 是loufa scrub嗎?
    還是是luffa scrub?
  • You are right. The correct one should be "luffa" or "loofah"

    xination 於 2013/05/06 07:08 回覆