v. [walk without lifting the feet]
ps cuff, handcuffs 手銬
v. [to carve or model as a sculptor]
ps. sculptor n.雕塑家
ps. sculpture n.雕像
ps. scalpel n.手術刀
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n. 壞血病 (由缺乏維他命C引起的), 早期沒有冰箱，所以長期航海的人會沒有新鮮的蔬菜水果吃。
adj. [contemptible; worthless; mean]
ex. That was a scurvy trick to play on an old lady.
adj. [abusive and insulting, esp in a crude or obscene way]
ex. a scurrilous rumor, attack, book
synonym: abusive(p. 5), invective(p. 276), opprobrious(p.333), vituperative
v. [When people or small animals scurry somewhere, they move there quickly and hurriedly, especially because they are frightened.]
ex. The rats scurry around, searching for scraps of food
ex. The spectators scurried for shelter as soon as it began to rain.
note hurry, scurry,
ps. The grim reaper
n.縫線 [the line of stitches that holds two pieces of fabric together.]
ps. seamless dress
v.縫 [join (two pieces of cloth, etc) by means of a seam]
四縫線快速球 four-seam fastball
adj. [If you describe something as seamy, you mean that it involves unpleasant aspects of life such as crime, sex, or violence. ]
ps. 露出線縫的 --> 醜惡的 and unpleasant
ps. or 在縫線背後那面的東西通常都是比較醜的
ex....the seamier side of life.
v. [To sear something means to burn its surface with a sudden intense heat.]
[wiki] Searing (or pan searing) is a technique used in grilling, baking, braising, roasting, sautéing, etc., in which the surface of the food (usually meat, poultry or fish) is cooked at high temperature so a caramelized crust forms.
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ex. a seasoned critic, Roger Ebert.
ps. 去買醬油時仔細看會有寫 -- seasoned soy sauce唷
n.調味品 [something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts]
ex. 鹽 salt、胡椒 pepper, 醋 vinegar , 糖 sugar
se(apart, without)-ced(go, yeild)-e ps. secret
v. [to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.]
ps. secession n.
ps. 南方想secede the union導致美國的南北戰爭
related words: abdicate, resign
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v.分泌 [produce (a substance, usu liquid) either as waste material or for use within the body ]
ex. The kidneys secrete urine.
ex. Saliva is secreted by glands in the mouth.
ps. secretion n. <> excretion n.
v.藏匿 [put or keep (sth) in a secret place; hide]
ex. money secreted in a drawer
ps. secret adj.秘密的
adj. [to keep things secret or to hide one's thoughts, feelings]
ex. Billionaires are usually fairly secretive about the exact amount that they're worth.
adj. [unrelated to religion]
ps. some private universities are connected with the Christian or Jewish religions: Emory University, the University of Notre Dame,