corral

n.畜欄 [an enclosure or pen for horses, cattle, etc.]

 

 

coral  n.珊瑚礁

corral n.畜欄

珊瑚礁是魚的畜欄

 

correspondent

con-respond(response)-ent

adj.符合的,一致的 [consistent, similar;corresponding.]

n.通訊記者;特派員 [ a person employed by a news agency, or etc, and the like regularly from a distant place.]

 

corroborate

con-robor(to make strong)-ate

v.支持,證實 [to make more certain;confirm]

 ex.He corroborated my account of the accident.

 

聯想:robor, 想成 robot n.機器人

ps. robust adj.強健的;茁壯的

 

corroborate <> lessen of certainty

 

 

corrode

con-rod(gnaw;齧, 啃)-e

v.腐蝕 [to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, esp. by chemical action.]

 ex. Battery acid had corroded the engine.

 

rust:corrode=dew:condense  

腐蝕產生鏽=冷凝產生露

rod == gnaw

ps.

rodent  n.囓齒目動物 ex.松鼠

erode   v.腐蝕 [ to eat away] [較廣義]ex Inflation erodes the value of our money

 

cf.

rod == gnaw

rad == scrape

erase    v.擦掉,抹去

eraser   n.橡皮擦

abrade  v.擦掉

 

corrosive

con-ros-ive

adj.腐蝕的

 ex.the corrosive effect of poverty on their marriage.

 

 

corrugate & corrugated

corrugate

con-rug(wrinkle 皺紋)-ate

v.起皺

The surface corrugates when it meets water.

 

ps. rug n.小地毯

corrugated

con-rug(wrinkle 皺紋)-ated

adj.起皺紋的

 

corrupt

con-rupt(break)

adj.腐敗的,貪污的 [ guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery]

adj.(語言,版本等)訛誤的

  ex. a corrupt translation.

 

 

corruption <> purity n.純淨

ps.

字根rupt == break

bankrupt adj.破產的

rupture     n.破裂

erupt        v.噴出;爆發

 

 

cosmos & cosmic

cosmos

n.宇宙

 

cosmic

adj.宇宙的

ex.cosmic temperature.

 

ps. comic adj.滑稽的  // comics n.漫畫

 

cosmopolitan & cosmopolitanism

cosmopolitan

cosmo-polit(from polis;city)-an

n.世界主義者;四海為家者 [free from local, provincial, or national ideas; at home all over the world.]

adj.世界主義的

 

cosmopolitan <> insular adj.孤立的;島國的

 

cosmopolitanism

cosmopolitan-ism

n.世界大同主義

 

 

 

 

 

  
       

 

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