dyslexia

dys(difficult)-lex(word)-ia(病)

n.閱讀障礙  [A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.]

 

ps.

lexicon         n.字典

dysfunction n.官能不良

 

 

dyspeptic

dys-peptic(adj.有助消化的 )

adj.消化不良的

 

peptic  ulcer

pept(G.k digest)-ic

adj.有助消化的 [promoting digestion.]

adj.消化的 [ associated with digestion]

 

 

 

earnest

adj.認真的;誠摯的 [Marked by or showing deep sincerity or seriousness]

  ex. earnest about community work.

 

 

聯想: earn + est --> earnest businessman can earn most money.

雖然這個字跟earn的來源一點關係都沒有

我們可以用聯想法來記它

 

 

 

earplugs

ear-plug-s(常做複數)

n.耳塞

 

plug

n.塞子,栓 

n.插頭

v.把...塞住

 

 

 

earring

ear-ring

n.耳環

 

 

 

earshot

ear-shot

n.聽力所及之範圍 = earreach

 

shot是shoot v.射擊 的過去式

 

earshot:hear=ken:see  
聽力範圍之內能聽到=視野之內能看到

 

 

earsplitting

ear-split-ting

adj.震耳欲聾的

 

split

v.破裂;劈開

 

 

 

earthly

earth-ly

adj.地球的;世俗的 [ of or pertaining to the earth, esp. as opposed to heaven; worldly.]

(發生在物質世界的,而不是在死後精神世界中的)

  ex. earthly pleasures 人間樂趣

 

adj.【口】一點也;究竟 (用於否定句或疑問句以加強語氣)

  ex. What earthly meaning can such nonsense have?
  這般胡說究竟有什麼意義呢?

 

-ly: an adjective suffix meaning 「-like」: saintly; cowardly.

 

earthy

earth-y

adj.土質的 [of the nature of  earth or soil.]

adj.土氣的 [conspicuously and tastelessly indecent]

 

-y:a native English suffix of adjectives meaning 「characterized by or inclined to」: juicy; dreamy.


 

 

 

easel

n.畫架 [ wooden frame that supports a picture which an artist is painting or drawing. ]

 

 

easel comes to us from the Dutch word ezel, meaning "ass, donkey."

"A painter's ass"

從荷蘭語過來的 Du. ezel,ezel指的是驢子

因為要將貨物拿上驢子的動作跟畫家把帆布(canvas)拿上畫架的動作類似

因此畫架就像是 畫家的驢子

是故這個字從驢子的字義後來轉化到畫架的字義了

 

ps.

lease

n.租約

 

lease 源指來有"to let go"的意思

租別人東西,不就是將自己的東西to let go嗎

(這個字跟之後會談到的leash也有關聯唷)

 

 

eavesdrop

eaves(屋簷)-drop

v.偷聽 [to listen secretly to a private conversation.]

 

 

eave

n.屋簷

 

 

ebb

v.退潮

 

 

ebullience

e-bull(bubble;boil)-i-ence

n. (感情等的)奔放;興高采烈 [high spirits; exhilaration]

 

 

聯想:bull公牛,(想成芝加哥公牛隊也可以),體力充沛,像徵的熱情

 

 

eccentric

ex-centr(center)-ic

adj.(人、行為等)古怪的,反常的 [Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern;strange]

n.古怪的人

 

 

 

 

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