brook

n. 小河,小溪 = creek = rivulet

聯想: 小河要容忍氾濫,或者斷流的痛苦。

v. 容忍 (主要用於否定句) = tolerate

ex. He will not brook any interference.
他不會容忍他人的任何干涉。

 

ps. brook :: refuse to tolerate 容忍 ::: 拒絕忍受

 

 

 

 

 

 

browbeat

brow(眉毛)-beat(打)

v.恐嚇 [to intimidate by overbearing looks or words;=bully]

ex. They browbeat him into agreeing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bruise

n.黑青

 

 

 

 

 

 

bruit

v.散佈謠言 (通常用被動式) [to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often fol. by about )]

ex. The report was bruited through the village.

ps. bruit :: keep secret   散播 :: 保持秘密

bruit v.散佈謠言
fruit n.水果
  (水果沒有嘴巴,所以不會散佈謠言)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brunt

n.主要衝擊力

ex. The brunt of her argument was directed at the trade union leader.

她的言論的鋒芒指向工會領袖。

 

c.f

blunt  adj.鈍的、直言不諱的、直率的 [James Blunt 一位歌手]

brunt    n.主要衝擊力               [中間有run跑,衝鋒時的主要衝擊力]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brusque

adj.唐突魯莽的 [abrupt in manner]

ps. If you describe a person or their behaviour as brusque, you mean that they deal with things, or say things, quickly and shortly, so that they seem to be rude.

ex. A brusque welcome greeted his unexpected return.

 

from It. adj. brusco "sharp, tart, rough,"

意大利語brusco[粗野的,粗魯的]→唐突魯莽的

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

brutal & brute

brutal

adj.殘忍的,野蠻的

 

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A young sheriff's deputy, Zoe Adams, investigates a series of murders and soon realizes a serial killer is on the loose. As she and her boss, sheriff Jimmy Fleck, feel the pressure of finding the killer, their love affair begins to falter. Meanwhile, Zoe teams up with the autistic bloodhound trainer, Leroy Calhoun, and together they start connecting the dots between the killer's mysterious clues. With Zoe's determination and Leroy's amazing mathematical talents, they eventually solve the riddle and track down the ingenious murderer. But when Zoe learns that she is the ultimate object of the killer's obsession, will the dysfunctional Leroy be able to save her before it's too late?

 

 

 

 

brute

n.獸;畜生

adj.殘忍的;蠻橫的

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buck

n.雄鹿

v.強烈反對

ps. buck :: assent to  反對 :: 贊成

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bucket

n.水桶  [a deep, cylindrical vessel, usually of metal, plastic, or wood, with a flat bottom and a semicircular bail, for collecting, carrying, or holding water, sand, fruit, etc]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bucolic

adj.鄉下風味的

n.牧歌;田園詩

 

聯想: bu=bull ( n.公牛 ) ,co=cow ( n.母牛 ) →養牛的→鄉村的

ps. bou-, s. of boûs ox + -kolos keeper + -ikos -ic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bud

n.花蕾  n.葉芽

v.發芽

 

 

 

 

 

 

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