Oh Gosh! 變成Dr. 了, 8/1 開始PostDoc 工作。







v. [to use less of something than you should, such as less effort, money, time or energy.]

  ps. to spend less

  ex. have to skimp on fuel in winter. 冬天他們得節省燃料.

  ex. When you really need new information to sink in, you can't skimp on taking breaks. (from here)


  ps. scrimp, to save slowly and with difficulty.

  ps. Don't let sky-high food-and-drink bills crash your party. These affordable strategies let you scrimp without looking like Scrooge.


 review: (p.167) frugal 看看這些單字吧








n. [a person who would save, gain, or extort money by any means]

  ps. flint是打火石(在p.205有談過這個字唷),用flint可以生出火花,早起的人沒有打火機,就可以用撞擊flint來生火的。skinflint是指一個人很不想花錢買個新的flint,而一直磨(skin)舊的flint石。所以而後就是指很吝嗇的人,連幾毛錢都不願多花。








n.小規模戰鬥 (Military) [fight between small groups of soldiers, ships, etc, esp one that is not planned ]

  ps. a minor battle

  ps. 源自於指一種士兵,就是在主力部隊最前面,丟長茅弓箭的陣前士兵。

  ex. brief skirmish on the frontier 邊界上的小規模沖突

  ex. Border skirmishes between India and Pakistan were common.


v. [to engage in a skirmish.]












v. [ be on or move along the edge of sth ]

  ex. We skirted round the field.

  ex. He skirted the hardest issues









n. [a satirical or humorous story or sketch]


Skit Guys - God's Chisel Remastered 

About The Skit Guys
Tommy Woodard and Eddie James are The Skit Guys. They have been best friends since high school. Think of them as the wise guys in class who had everyone laughing and managed to make a career out of it. They've been teaching God's word using comedy, drama and whatever category talking action figures fit into for over twenty years.










n.摩天大樓 [a very tall building]

  ps. 指可以擦(scrape)到天空的大樓


Skyscrapers 2012 - The World's Tallest Buildings

08:23 就是台北101了,509m









n. [a broad, flat, somewhat thick piece of stone, wood, or other solid material.]

   <>sliver n.薄長條, 碎片 [long thin piece of sth cut or broken off from a larger piece]








slack & slacken


adj.不緊的 [not tight or tense; loose]

  ex. a slack rope

adj. [not having many customers, sales, etc; not busy]

  ex. Trade is slack in winter.

v.偷懶 [to be lazy; avoid work; shirk]

  ps. sluggish 

  ps. pick up the slack

    ex. As major airlines give up less-traveled routes, smaller planes are picking up the slack.






v. [to become slack]

  ex. to slacken the screw.

  ex. He believe the emerging markets business still had a bright future, even if the demand was slackening in the short term.

  similar word:  flag, loosen, relax, slow down








n. [ the waste matter separated from metal during smelting; dross]

  ps. dross n.

  Dross is a mass of solid impurities floating on a molten metal or dispersed in the metal

  ps. 與slack也有字源上的關係唷



Carbon Steel Slag - an Excellent Raw Material for Road Construction Projecs










v. [to satisfy (one's thirst, or a desire, etc)]

  ex. to slake one's thirst with a cup of tea.

  ex. And some of the water would continue to be used for irrigation or to slake  the thirst of urban areas.

  ps. 幾乎都適用在 to slake the thirst.







slander & slanderous


n. [an untrue spoken statement about someone which is intended to damage their reputation. defamation]

v. [to say untrue things about them in order to damage their reputation. ]

  ex. to slander an innocent man as the murder.


cf. slander vs. slender adj.修長的, 苗條的



Tort Law project: Slander vs Libel (p.290)








adj.中傷性的; 誹謗的

   ex. slanderous remarks.








v. [to lean in a particular direction; not be straight]

  ex.  The picture is slanted to the left.

  ex. to slant news coverage in favor of one candidate.

  ps. slanting adj.傾斜的

  ps. skew  adj.斜的 v. 使歪斜(p.432)










n.板岩 wiki: Slate is a fine-grained, foliated, homogeneous metamorphic rock derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low-grade regional metamorphism. It is the finest grained foliated metamorphic rock.

  ps. windows 8 Surface. ( slate pc.)

  ps. slate roof

  ps. Slate (magazine)

n.提名的或候選人的名單 [ list of candidates for nomination or election  ]



iPad iOS 5 vs Windows 8 Slate








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  • slant 可能是slide來的
    slag 變化 dregs ( ds ,lr 互換)
  • That is great. Thank you very much.

    xination 於 2016/01/05 23:21 回覆