n.交響樂 [an elaborate instrumental composition in three or more movements, similar in form to a sonata but written for an orchestra (管弦樂隊) and usually of far grander proportions and more varied elements.]
note1: It was only after the advent of Haydn that this word began to mean a sonata for full orchestra. Before that time it meant a prelude, postlude, or interlude, or any short instrumental work.
note2: Many symphonies are tonal works in four movements with the first in sonata form, which is often described by music theorists as the structure of a "classical" symphony.
Beethoven Symphony No.9 (Full Length)
synchronous /ˈsɪŋ krə nəs/
ex. Objects in different frames of reference don't have a synchronous clock. According to Einstein, time and space are connected to each other, so the watch of a moving person will have different pace than that of a resting person.
chronic adj. 慢性病的
anachronism /əˈnækrəˌnɪzəm/ n.時代錯誤, out-of-date, ana=against
ex. It is an anachronism to use a quill as a pen to write words nowadays.
syn(together)-drome(Gk. dromos; to run)
n.綜合症狀 [set of symptoms which together indicate a particular disease or abnormal condition]
wiki: In the past, syndromes were often named after the physician or scientist who identified and described the condition in an initial publication
ex. 唐氏綜合症 = Down syndrome ( from Dr. John Langdon Down) ; It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability.
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n.共同協力 [the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc]
ex. Teamwork is a good example of synergy. To making a good film, you need good actors, scripts, video and audio editing, and promotion. One person cannot achieve such a great goal, it is only from the synergy of every team member.
n.大綱, 提要 [ summary or outline of a book, play, etc ]
note: 字根組合的概念是 "general view"，可以用來指電視劇、書的劇情的大綱。
ex. After viewing the synopsis, I decide to buy this novel.
How to Write a Novel Synopsis
note: Mandi Lynn 是一個很年輕的作者，她開始寫這本小說於13歲，經過了3.5年的努力，終於於2013年出版了。
ex. After a thorough survey of 20 years, scientists give a final synoptic conclusion - having electric towers near by do not increase the possibility of getting a cancer.
n.合成 [the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity]
note: parenthesis n.括弧, 其中thesis, 也是 to put的意思唷。
ex. photosynthesis is synthesis that converts carbon dioxide and water into energy.
ex. Synthesis of English and Chinese creates an unique Hongkong English.
n.注射器 [a device used to inject fluids into or withdraw them from something (as the body or its cavities) ]
記： A syringe can give a Dr. Sir a wide range of test.
v.擱置 [leave (a proposal, etc) to be discussed at some future date]
n.禁忌, 避諱 [ban or prohibition on sth that is regarded for religious or other reasons as not to be done, touched, used, etc]
ex. Being drunk when one worships a god is commonly considered as a taboo.
ex. Her name is joke-killer in this party. Since he just broke up with her, and now it becomes a taboo to talk about his ex-girlfriend.
ex. Taboo is a restriction, but sometimes also superstition. Like some people think to marry with a person with the same family name is a taboo.
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adj.心照不宣的; 暗含的 [understood without being put into words]
ex. Although mother doesn't say goodbye to me, tears on her eyes show tacit sorrow.
ex. I touch her hand, and fondle her neck, and she just likes a cat waiting more touch. I know it is a tacit agreement of further actions~~.
similar word(adj.): implicit, indirect, allusive, unsaid
ex. The lyrics of this song talks about reminiscence of an old city, but it is allusive to condemn the current government.
adj.無言的, 不太說話的 [saying very little; uncommunicative]
ex. After the hurricane, I lose my family, my job, and all my hopes. I ask the sky how long these ordeals will end, but it just likes a taciturn man, showing no signs to me.
ex. He is not a peevish nor a taciturn person. That is your dependence and asking him questions blindly hassles him too much . Normally he is very glad to answer questions.
similar word(adj.): reserved, reticent (p.410)
ex. be reticent about one's plans.