discriminate & discriminatory

discriminate

dis-crimin(cern;sparate)-ate

v.區別,辨別 [To make a clear distinction]

  ex. The device can discriminate between the cancerous and the normal cells.

v.有差別地對待 [To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit]

  ex. was accused of discriminating against women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

discriminatory

dis-crimin(separate)-atory

adj.有識別力的

adj.差別對待的

 

  ex. discriminatory:connoisseur
  鑑賞家特點是有鑑別力的

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

discursive

dis-curs(run)-ive

adj.散漫的 [passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disdain

dis-dain(=dign)

n/v.輕蔑,鄙視 [ to look upon or treat with contempt]

 

ex.當有人亂丟垃圾,正義感的人lookl him with disdain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disembody & disembodied

disembody

v.肉體脫離;使脫離實體 [free from a body or physical form or reality]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disembodied

adj.無實質的;脫離現實的

  ex. A disembodied voice sounded from the back of the cabin.

  ex. disembodied <> corporeal adj.肉體的;物質的

 

youtube:Disembodied Illusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disenchant

dis-enchant(cant)

v.使醒悟;使不抱幻想 [to rid of or free from enchantment, illusion]

 

enchant

en-chant(cant;sing)

v.使著魔,對...用魔法 [ to subject to magical influence】

v.使陶醉;使入迷



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disengage

dis-engage

v.使脫離 [ to release from attachment or connection]

  ex. to disengage his embrace

v. 解除 [ to free (oneself) from an engagement, pledge, obligation]

 

 

engage

en-gage(pledge)  

[ps. gage 中古代的手套,騎士在戰鬥的時候,會丟下手套,表示接受挑戰的象徵;意及一種pledge]

v.吸引;佔用(時間,精力等) [to occupy the attention or efforts of (a person or persons)]

  ex. The book engaged my full attention.

v.忙於

v.雇聘  ex. They engaged a cook for the summer.

v.交戰  ex. Our army engaged the enemy.

 

v.保證  ex.I am willing to engage on such terms.

v.訂婚  ex. They were engaged last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disentangle

dis-en-tangle(糾結)

v.鬆開;解開 [to free or become free from entanglement; untangle]

  ex. It's impossible to disentangle the myth from reality.

 

tangle

v.纏住;糾結

      

 

 

 

 

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