adage

n.格言、古訓 [a traditional saying expressing a common experience or observation; proverb.]

 

記:想成 add + age

 

格言特輯

 

通用型

adage     n.格言

aphorism  n.格言

 

precept   n.戒律、格言  (Islamic precepts)

proverb   n.諺語        ("Haste makes waste" is a proverb.)

 

maxim     n.座右銘

motto     n.座右銘

 

epigram   n.警句,雋語  (short)

epigraph  n.碑文 (ex. 達摩面壁碑文)

 

 

axiom     n.[數]公理;自明之理

truism    n.自明之理

 

slogan     n.口號、標語 ("Safety first" is our slogan.)

watchword  n.口號、標語 (Today the watchword is 'Learn through playing'.)

 

 

 

 

 

adamant

記 adam-ant 亞當+螞蟻

adj.非常堅硬無比的

 

 

 

 

adapt    /əˋdæpt/

ad-apt(fit)

v.使適應,使適合[(+to)]

 ex.He tried hard to adapt himself to the new conditions.
 他努力使自己適應新的情況。

  ex. Our eyes slowly adapted to the dark. (Apr 2014 add)

  ex. I used to live in a warmer place, so living in Canada takes me much time to adapt its cold climate. (Apr 2014 add)

字根 apt == fit

aptitude n.適宜、才能

 

 

 

 

adept    /əˋdɛpt/

ad-ept(grasp)

adj.老練的 [very skilled; proficient; expert]

 

from L. adeptus "having reached, attained," pp. of adipisci "to attain to, acquire," from ad- "to" + apisci "grasp, attain," related to aptus "fitted" (see apt).

inept adj.無能的;笨拙的

 

 

 

 

 

adaptable

adj.適應性強的; 有適應能力的

  ex. He is an adaptable man.
  他是個能適應新環境的人。


adj.適合的

  ex. The soil is adaptable to the growth of peanuts.
  這土壤適宜於花生的生長。

 

 

 

 

 

addendum

n.補篇;附錄 [an appendix to a book.]

add-end-um

1794, from L. neut. of addendus "that which is to be added," ger. of addere (see add). Plural form is addenda.

 

 

 

 

 

addict

v.使沈溺,使醉心;使成癮

 ex. She is addicted to television.
 她對電視入了迷。

1529, adj., "delivered, devoted," from L. addictus, pp. of addicere "deliver, yield, devote," from ad- "to" + dicere "say, declare" (see diction),

 

 

 

 

 

addition

add(加)-i-tion

n.加,附加

  ex. The addition of fruit makes the cereal taste good.
  加了水果使穀類食品變得可口。

n.【數】加法

  ex. do addition and subtraction
  做加減法

 

 

 

 

 

additive

add(加)-i-tive

n.添加劑;添加物

adj.附加的

 

 

 

 

 

address

v.向...致詞,向...發表演說

  ex. He is going to address the meeting.
  他將向大會作演說。

v.處理 ex. address the problem

 

 

 

 

adept

adj.老練的 [ skilled]

  ex. Your customer is adept at business bargaining. After all he has been a salesman for 20 years. So don't expect you can let him sign the contract so early. (Apr 2014 add)

  ex. From practicing speaking English everyday, my little bother can speak basic English conversation adeptly. (Apr 2014 add)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

adequate

ad(to)-equ(平等)-ate

adj.足夠的

  ex. Martin decided that he had no adequate proof.
  馬丁斷定他沒有充足的證據。

 

 

 

 

 

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