contempt

con-tempt(from L.temnere; scorn v.輕蔑、嘲笑)

n.輕蔑

  ex. I feel nothing but contempt for cheating.
  我對作弊十分蔑視。

 

 

 

 

contemptible & contemptuous

contemptible

contempt-ible

adj.不屑一顧的 [deserving of contempt]

  ex.當演唱會的時候有人偷錄影,或是有人插隊,他們的行為是contemptible behavior

 

A man is contemptible for mean qualities which distinguish his character, especially those which show him to be weak, foolish, or worthless.

 

 

 

 

 

contemptuous

contempt-u-ous

adj.表示輕蔑的 [expressing contempt ]

  ex.當你說出對-色狼這種行為-感到蔑視的話,你說的話就是comtemptuous words

 

 

 

 

 

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**輕蔑、嘲笑系列 ex.別人失敗了,還笑人家是喪家犬

 

contempt      n.輕蔑

deride           v.輕蔑            [de-rid(笑)-e]

disdain       n/v.輕蔑、鄙視  [OF. desdeigner,des=dis, deigner "treat as worthy ]

 

despise       v. 輕蔑  [de-spis(=spec;look)-e]

disregard     v. 輕蔑  [dis-regard]

 

gibe       v.譏笑

jibe        v.譏笑、與一致

jeer        v.譏笑

 

 

 

mock     v.譏笑( 用模仿的方式)   [to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech.]

ridicule   v.譏笑

 

scorn   n/v.輕蔑、嘲笑

scoff      v.輕蔑、嘲笑

sneer      v.輕蔑、嘲笑  (用面部表情的方式) [ex.她以為是她是有多正..]
              [to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt]

spurn      v.一腳踢開、輕蔑地拒絕  [想成spur(馬刺) + no]

taunt      v.以一種諷刺、侮辱的譏笑
              [ says something about your weakness "to insult"  you , insulting]

 

 

 

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七姑姑系列 aunt

 

daunt      v.畏縮            (打姑姑嚇倒姑姑了,使姑姑畏縮) [daunting]

flaunt      v.誇耀            (到處飛fly炫耀的姑姑)

gaunt   adj.枯瘦的          (姑姑被告了,她變得憔悴枯瘦的)

haunt   n/v.常去的地方     (姑姑常來要搬椅子h給她坐)

jaunt       n.短程旅遊       (姑姑住的不遠也不近,去找她是短程旅遊) journey

taunt    n/v.嘲弄            (欺負t的諧音姑姑)

vaunt      v.吹噓             (比出勝利V的姑姑 - 愛吹噓的姑姑)

 

ps.

saunter v.閒逛;漫步

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字根

 tempt        == try 嘗試

*tent(少)                              

 

tentative  adj.嘗試性的 

 

tentacle     n.觸角

 

tempt           v.誘惑    [叫你趕快去做,但你知道該避免他 ex 吸菸]

temptation    n.誘惑物

 

 // tantalize v.挑逗 [想吃卻吃不倒]

Tantalus 因其犯罪而被打入陰間罰站在水中,
當他想飲水時水流走,頭上掛有水果
當他想拿水果時,水果卻退開

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contend         v.爭論,競爭

content         n.內容                  |  content          n/v.滿足(的)

content-ion    n.爭論、競爭、主張 |  contented     adj.滿足的  

content-ious   a.好爭論的            |  contentment     n.滿足      

(tent做stretch解)                        (tent 做hold,keep解)

                                     

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contend

con-tend(stretch解)

v.爭論 to strive in debate; dispute earnestly

v.競爭 to strive in rivalry; compete; vie

  Three students contended for the prize.
  三個學生競爭該獎。

 

 

 

 

 

 

content

con-tent(stretch)or(hold)

n.內容   ['kantɛnt]

n/v.滿足 [kən'tɛnt]

Her answer seemed to content him.
她的回答好像令他滿意。

 

 

 

contented

adj.滿足的

  ex. Some people are never contented.
  有些人永不知足。

 

 

 

contention

n.爭論 [The act or an instance of striving in controversy or debate]

n.競爭  [A striving to win in competition; rivalry ]

n.論點、主張

  ex. It is her contention that taxes are too low.
  他的論點是課稅太輕。

 

 

 

 

contentious

content-ious

a.好爭論的 [tending to argument]

  ex.contentious issues.

 

 

 

contest

n.競賽

v.與...競賽

  ex. Three candidates are contesting the presidency.
  三個候選人在爭奪總統的位子。

v.對...提出質疑[ to call in question]

  ex.They contested his right to speak.

 

  ps. rig:contest=gerrymander:district 

  競賽中舞弊=選區中作弊

  為一黨私利而重新將(某地)劃分選區

 

 

 

 

context

con-text

n.[語] 上下文;文章脈絡

  ex. You can often tell the meaning of a word from its context.
 我們往往可以從一個字的上下文知道它的意思。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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