budge

想成: bud +ge 慢慢開出來的花蕾-->微微移動

v.微微移動 [to move slightly]

v.改變意見;讓步 [to change one's opinion or stated position; yield]

  ex. She won't budge from her opinions.
  她絕不會改變自己的意見。

 

diehard•budge 頑固分子•(不會)退讓

 

 

budget

n.預算 [expected income and expense for a given period in the future.]

 

ps.

fidget      v.坐立難安

budget    n.預算          (花錢超過了預算,真令人坐立難安)

 

 

 

 

buffoon

n.小丑 [a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.]

= clown

 

ludicrous•buffoon 滑稽•小丑

 

 

 

 

bulb

n.【植】球莖

n.電燈泡

 

 

 

 

bulge

音:爆氣→膨脹,鼓起,突起的狀態

n.腫脹,凸塊

  ex. The gun he carried caused a bulge in his jacket.
  他攜帶的槍使他的衣服鼓起來一塊。

v.膨脹,凸起

  ex. His pocket was bulging with apples.
  他的口袋裡鼓鼓地裝滿了蘋果。

 

bulge ◆ depressed region 凸出部分 ◆ 凹陷部分

 

 

 

 

bulk

n.體積   [magnitude in three dimensions]

  ex. a ship of great bulk.

n.巨大的東西,大塊

n.大部分,大多數 [the greater part; main mass or body]

  ex.The bulk of the debt was paid.

  ex.The bulk of the railroad workers voted to go back to work.
  大多數鐵路工人投票贊成恢復工作。

 

 

 

bully

Bulls 芝加哥公牛隊

n.恃強欺弱者  [A person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.]

v.威嚇 [to act the bully toward; intimidate]

  ex. The new boy was constantly bullied at school.
  新來的男孩在校老是被人欺侮。

 

bully•intimidate  欺淩弱小者•善於威嚇

 

 

 

 

bumptious

adj.傲慢的  [offensively self-assertive]

 

字源:1795–1805;bump(v.碰撞)+ (frac)tious(adj.易怒的)→傲慢的

 

bumptious•humbleness  傲慢的•(不)謙遜

 

ps.

bump

n/v.碰撞

n.凸塊(ex.路面的);腫塊(ex.因碰撞而起的); 懷孕

n.【口】能力,才能

 

 

 

 

bungle

音:笨狗→把事情辦糟

v.笨手笨腳地做; 搞糟事情 [to do clumsily and awkwardly]

  ex. He bungled the job.

 

bungle ◆ bring off  搞糟事情 ◆ 成功

 

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粗製濫造系列(==笨手笨腳地做; 搞糟事情)

These verbs mean to harm or spoil through inept or clumsy handling:

 

bungle,bumble 用於工作

bungle an interview

 

botch 用於修理

botch a repair

 

blow 用於機會

blow an opportunity

 

fumble 用於機會

fumbled my chance to apologize

 

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buoy & buoyant

buoy

boy + u(游泳圈)

n.救生圈; 浮標

v.支持  [to sustain or encourage]

  ex. Her courage was buoyed by the doctor's assurances.

 

buoyed ◆ unsupported 支撐的 ◆ 沒有支持的

 

 

buoyant

buoy-ant

adj.有浮力的;能浮起的

  ex. Wood is buoyant on water.
  木頭能浮於水面。

adj.心情愉快的;活潑的 [not easily depressed; cheerful.]

  ex. Children are usually more buoyant than adults.
  孩子往往比成年人快樂。

 

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