cursory

cur(run)-sory

adj.匆匆忙忙的, 粗略的 (對細節缺乏注意的 )[going rapidly over something, without noticing details ]

 

cursory <> painstakingly thorough  認真的

 

curt

adj.簡慢的;唐突草率的 [rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manner.]

 

He gave me a curt answer.

用三言兩語回答我

 

from L curtus: shortened, short, cut short

 

curtail

v.縮減,削減

curtail public spending.
減公共事業開支。

 

跟curt是同源的
from L curtus: shortened, short, cut short

 

cutlery

cutler(n.刀剪匠;刀具商)-y

n.刀[ cutting instruments collectively, esp. knives for cutting food, utensil.]

n.餐具

 

cushion

n.墊子 [ a soft bag of cloth, leather, or rubber, filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, etc., on which to sit, kneel, or lie.]

He kneels on a cushion to pray.
他跪在跪墊上祈禱。

v.緩和...的衝擊 [anything similar in form, used to dampen shocks or to prevent excessive pressure or chafing.]

Snow cushioned my fall.
因為下面是雪,所以我跌得不重。

 

ps.

bolster

n.墊枕 [anything resembling this in form(cushion or pillow) or in use as a support.]

v.支撐;支持 [to add to, support, or uphold]

 

custody & custodian

 

custody

n.保管;監護 [keeping; guardianship; care]

 

ex. child custody 小孩的監護權

Parents have the custody of young children.

 

 

custodian

n.管理人;監護人 [a person who has custody; keeper; guardian.]

 

讀音+聯想:卡死偷電---->管理人

 

customary

custom(n.社會習俗)-ary

adj.習慣上的

It is customary to tip the waiter.
給侍者小費是一種習俗。

 

 

cuticle

cut-i-cle(小東西)

n.指甲附近的表皮 [the nonliving epidermis that surrounds the edges of the fingernail or toenail.]

n.表皮 [the epidermis.]

  

 

 

 

 

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字根 circ  == ring

      cyc

 

circle          n.圓

circular      adj.圓的

 

circulate      v.循環

circulation    n.循環

 

 

circuit             n.環行、電路   [circ-u-it(go)]

circuitous     adj.迂迴的

 

  cycle     n.循環

recycle     v.回收

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cyclical

cyclic-al

adj.循環的 =cyclic

  ex.a cyclic(or cyclical) pattern of weather changes.

 

ps.

recycle n.回收;循環再利用

 

cyclone

n.【氣】氣旋 (see wiki)

 

cylinder

n.圓柱

 

 

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