n. 小河,小溪 = creek = rivulet
v. 容忍 (主要用於否定句) = tolerate
ex. He will not brook any interference.
ps. brook :: refuse to tolerate 容忍 ::: 拒絕忍受
v.恐嚇 [to intimidate by overbearing looks or words;=bully]
ex. They browbeat him into agreeing.
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
ex. The brunt of her argument was directed at the trade union leader.
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]
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,"
brutal & brute
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?
ps. buck :: assent to 反對 :: 贊成
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]
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