deflate & deflated

deflate

de-flat(blow;吹)-e

v.放氣 [ to release the air or gas]

ex. They deflated the tires.

v.緊縮(通貨)

 

ps.

inflate  v.充氣

flatus  n.腸胃脹氣;屁

 

 

 

 

deflated

deflate-d

adj.(球、輪胎等)洩氣的

ps. deflation n.放氣 、通貨緊縮

 

 

 

 

 

 

deflect

de-flect(bend)

v.使偏斜;使轉向 [To cause to turn aside; bend or deviate. ]

 

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字根 flect  flex == bend

flex            v.彎曲; 折曲

flexible      adj.易彎曲的、柔韌的  // 否定 in-flexible adj.

flexibility     n.易彎曲、柔韌

 

deflect  v.使轉向 [to bend or turn aside]

inflect   v.彎曲 v.使變調  [to modulate (ex. voice)]  (inflection point 反曲點)

 

reflect       v.反射、映出、深思反省    // refract v.折射

reflection   n.反射、倒影、深思反省

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defoliator

de-foli(leaf)-ator

n.除葉劑 or 食葉之昆蟲

 

foliage n.葉子總稱

defoliator:tree=insecticide:insect
落葉劑使樹死亡=殺蟲劑使昆蟲死亡

 

review

deciduous adj.落葉性的

 

 

 

 

 

 

deforestation

de-forest-ation

n.砍伐森林

 

deforest v.砍伐森林

 

 

 

 

 

 

defraud /defraud/

de(加強)-fraud

v.詐騙

ex. Dishonest employees defrauded the firm of millions of dollars.

note: fraud n.欺騙, 騙局

 

 

 

 

 

 

deft

adj.靈巧的,熟練的

ex. With her deft fingers a mellifluous song springs out the piano. ( 2014 Apr. add)

maladroit:deft=voluble:terse (ps.之前唸成verse ...sorry)
不靈巧的對靈巧的=多話的對簡潔的

 

ps.

adapt v.使適應,使適合  [apt == fit,合適 (aptitude n.天資 n.適宜 )]
adept a.熟練的,內行的  [ept == grasp, related to apt]
dept

 

deft adj.靈巧的,熟練的

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

defuse

de(remove, off)-fuse(n.保險絲、導火線 v.熔合)

v.除去引信

v.緩和緊張或危險的局面

 

 

 

 

 

 

defy

v.公然反抗、向...挑戰 [to challenge the power of]

( He defied the order of the court. )

 

ps. defiance n.公然反抗

 

defy <> acquiesce  v.默許

 

 

 

 

 

degradation & degrade

degrade

v.降級 [To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.]

v.降低...的品格(或質量、價值等);使丟臉

ex. a scandal that degraded the participants.

 

 

 

degradation

de-grade-ation

n.降級

 

 

 

 

 

 

dehydrate

de-hydr(water)-ate

v.脫水

 

note: hydrant n.水龍頭;消防栓

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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