astrology

aster-ology

n.占星術,占星學

 

astrology:astronomy=alchemy:chemistry   占星術·天文學=煉金術·化學(偽與正常)

 

 

 

astronomy & astronomical

astronomy

n.天文學

 

astronomical

adj.天文學的

  ex.an astronomical observatory 天文臺

 

adj.(指數量)龐大的

  ex. Astronomical sums of money will be needed for this project.
  這項工程需要異常龐大數額的資金。

 

 

 

 

astute

adj.敏銳的; 狡猾的

1611, from L. astutus "crafty," from astus "guile, cunning," of uncertain origin.

ex. an astute merchandising program

 

 

 

 

 

asunder

記: a sun under

adj/adv.成數部分(或數塊),化為碎片; 分離的

  ex. The boat was torn asunder on the rocks. 船觸礁撞得支離破碎。

 

 

 

 

 

asylum    /əˋsaɪləm/

n.政治避難權

n.收容所; 避難所

    refugee·asylum   難民·避難所

 

 

 

 

asymmetric

a-sym(syn)-meter-ic

adj.不對稱的

 

 

 

 

athletics

n.體育運動,競技

  ex. Athletics include all kinds of sports.
  體育運動包括各種競技。

 

  ex.athlete n.運動員

 

 

 

 

 

 

atonal    /eˋtonl/

a(no)-tone-al

adj.【音】無調性的 [ characterized by avoidance of traditional western tonality]

 

ps.

atone v. 贖罪,彌補

a stone(石頭) -->女媧用石頭補天

 

 

 

 

 

atrocious & atrocity

atrocity

n.殘暴; 殘暴的行為

 

 

atrocious

adj.殘酷的; 駭人聽聞的

atrocious accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

atrophy    /ˋætrəfɪ/

a-troph(營養)-y

n.【醫】萎縮;發育停止

Pathology A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use:

muscular atrophy of a person affected with paralysis.

 

ps. trophy n.獎品, 戰利品

 

 

 

 

 

attach & attachment

attach

at-tach(碰觸)

v.使依附

  ex. This hospital is attached to the medical college .
  這個醫院附屬的那所醫學院。

v.將某物繫在...上

  ex. He'll attach the label to your luggage.
  他會把標籤繫在你的行李上。

 

 

attachment

n.依附

 

 

 

 

 

 

attain & attainment

attain

at-tain(hold)

v.達到;獲得

  ex. They are not likely to attain this aim.
  他們未必能夠達到這一目標。

 

 

 

attainment

n.達到

n.成就

  ex. He's a man of great attainments in several fields.
  他是在幾個領域中都有很高造詣的人。

 

 

 

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