consequence & consequent  &consequential

consequence

con-sequ(follow)-ence

n.結果      [the effect, result, or outcome]

n.重要性    [importance or significance]

n.自大 

 

ps.

obsequious  adj.諂媚的;拍馬屁的  [ob(after) (少見)+ sequ(follow)]

sequence    n.序列,順序

 

 

 

 

 

 

consequent  

con-sequ(follow)-ent

adj.隨之發生的  [following as an effect, result, or outcome]

adj.重要的        [of consequence or importance]

adj.自以為是的  [self-important]

 

 

 

 

 

consequential

con-sequ-ent-ial

adj.=consequent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

conserve & conservative

conserve

con-serv(keep)-e

v.保存;節省 [to use or manage (ex.natural resources) wisely]

  ex. Conserve the woodlands.

 

字根serv == serve or keep

serv = serve from L. servire

serv = keep  from L. servare

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保留的比較

 

conserve  而且強調對有價值的東西非常珍惜,併合理的使用

                  ( He is conserving his energy for the last twenty meter dash.)

 

 reserve  「保留」,可指保留座位、權利、意見等等

                   (I'll reserve my remarks for another occasion.)

 

preserve  不光是只「保留」,還強調保留下來「收藏」,使東西完好無損

                   ( Her face is well preserved)

              ps. preservative  n.防腐劑

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conservative

con-serv(keep)-ative

adj.保守的

n.保守者,守舊者 [ traditional in style or manner; avoiding novelty]

 

 

 

 

 

conservatory

n.溫室 [a greenhouse, usually attached to a dwelling, for growing and displaying plants.]

n.音樂學校

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

considerable

consider(考慮)-able

adj.值得考慮的,值得注意的 [worthy of respect, attention, etc.]

  ex.a considerable person.

adj.相當大的

  ex.We took a considerable length of time to decide.

 

ps.

considerate

adj.體貼的;考慮周到的 [showing kindly awareness]

  ex. a considerate wife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

consign

con-sign

v.把...委託給(也可以指永久性的) [consign your baggage]

v.發送(商品);託運 [ send to an address ]

 

c.1430, from M.Fr. consigner. Originally "to ratify by a sign or seal;" commercial sense is from 1653.

 

consignment:invoice 
發貨:發貨單

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

consist & consistent & consistency

consist

v.構成  (her cake mainlyconsists of sugar, flour, and butter)

v.一致  (The information consists with her account.)

 

 

 

 

consistent

con-sist(stand)-ent

adj.與...一致的;.一致的

 

 

 

 

 

consistency

con-sist(stand)-ency

n.一致

 

 

 

 

 

 

console

con-sole(adj.單獨的)

v.安慰,撫慰 [to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of]=comfort

  ps. console:comfort  
  撫慰:舒適

n.電腦的操作桌

 

 

字源有時候跟你的直覺會不一樣

from L. consolari "offer solace," from com- intensive prefix + solari "to comfort"

 

solo      n.獨奏;獨唱

solitude n.孤獨

 

 

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console   v.安慰 ( 使減輕痛苦、悲傷 )

condole   v.哀悼;同情 = commiserate

               [To express sympathy or sorrow:]

               (to condole with a friend whose father has died.)

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consolidate

con-solid(adj.堅固的)-ate

v.合併,聯合 [ to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole]

v.鞏固,加強 [Military. to strengthen]

 

 

consolidation <> fragmentation n.分裂;破碎

 

 

 

 

 

 

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