elaborate

ex-labor(work)-ate

v.精心製作 [ work out with great care and nicety of detail]

v.詳細說明 [to add details to; expand.]

  ex.比方解說細部汽車的結構

adj.精心製作的

adj.詳盡的

 

elaboration

ex-labor-ation

n.精心製作,.詳細說明

 

 

elated

ex-lat(carry)-ed

adj.得意揚揚的;興高采烈的 [very happy or proud; in high spirits]

  ex. an elated winner of a contest.

 

 

 

elbow

n.手肘

n.肘狀物

v.用手肘推

 

from ell(L形的東西) + bow(n.弓 v.弄彎)

 

elbow:joint=heart:organ 
肘是關節=心臟是器官

 

elegy

n.哀詩 [ a mournful, melancholy, or plaintive poem]

 

哀悼某人死亡的詩,或是指的是像似的詞曲 ex. 祭十二郎文

 

聯想: e + leg +y:  a pome cause sorrow, and make you can't ex your leg.

 

ps1.

elegiac [elegyi-ac]

ajd.哀詩的

 

ps2. dirge n.輓歌

 

 

elementary

element(n.元素)-ary

adj.初級的

 

 

 

elephantine

elephant-ine

adj.(似)象的 [pertaining to or resembling an elephant.]

adj.巨大的;笨拙的 [ huge, ponderous, or clumsy]

 

ps.

bovine adj.牛的

 

-ine: a suffix of adjectives of Greek or Latin origin, meaning 「of or pertaining to,」 「of the nature of,」 「made of,」 「like」: crystalline; equine.

 

 

 

elevate

ex-lev(raise)-e

v.舉起;抬起 [ to move or raise to a higher place or position; lift up.]

 ex. He was elevated to the post of prime minister.  (按:比較比喻的用法)

 

 

ps.

alleviate  v.減輕;緩和

elevator  n.升降機、電梯

 

ps.

escalator n.手扶梯

 

 

 

elicit

ex-licit(entice, lure誘使)

v.引出;誘出 [To bring or draw out (something latent); educe.]

  ex. to elicit a positive response

 

ps.exlicit from L. elicitus, 它是 elicere的變化型,這個字的licere就是只entice的意思

 

 

ps2.有同樣的字型但來源不一樣

licit adj.合法的  [ from L. licitus "lawful," prp. of licere "be allowed, be lawful."]

solicit v.請求;懇求 [ from sollicitus "agitated," from sollus "whole, entire" + citus "aroused," pp. of ciere "shake, excite, set in motion]

 

 

 

 

eligible

ex-lig(leg; choose)-ble

adj. 有資格(被選出)的[ fit or proper to be chosen]

   ex. He is eligible for retirement.

   ex. eligible for Noble Prize

adj.合適的,合意的(尤指婚姻等) [Desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage]

   ex. she married an eligible bachelor(單身漢).

 

ps.

bachelor

[1297, "youthful knight, novice in arms,"]

n.學士(大學畢業者)

n.單身男子 [an unmarried man.]

 

 

eliminate

ex-limin(limit;threshold門檻)-ate

v.排除,消除 [ to remove or get rid of]

  ex. to eliminate the bus services

v.(比賽中)淘汰

  ex.Our team was eliminated from the competition in the first round.

 

 

elite

n.精英;優秀分子 [The best or most skilled members of a group]

 

 

    

 

 

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