encompass

en-compass

v.包圍 [To form a circle or ring around; surround]

 ex. The enemy encompassed the city.

 ex. The course will encompass physics, chemistry and biology.

 

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compass

com-pass(from L.pāssus = pace)

n.指南針

n.範圍

  ex. the broad compass of the novel.

n.音域範圍 [the total range of tones of a voice or of a musical instrument.]

v.理解 [to comprehend as with the mind]

  ex.His mind could not compass the extent of the disaster.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

encounter

v.意外地遇見 [ A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected]

 ex. he encounters his ex girlfriend in the supermarket.

v.遇到(困難,危險等)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

encroach

en-croach(=crook;hook)

v.侵入;侵佔 [To take another's possessions or rights gradually or stealthily]

  ex.to encroach on a neighbor's land.

 

 

 

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crook

n.彎曲的東西; 曲柄杖

v.使彎曲,使成鉤形

 

 

crook    v.使彎曲

 cook    v.煮         (煮太久就彎了)

 

 

crochet

croch(=crook) +et

n.鉤針編織品

v.用鉤針編織

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

encumber

en-cumb(lie down)-er

v.妨礙;拖累 [To hinder or impede the action or performance of]

  ex. They would interrupt and encumber me.

 

encumber <> remove impediment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

encyclopedia

en-cycl(ring)-o-ped(child,education)-ia

n.百科全書=encyclopaedia[ A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

endearing

en-dear-ing

adj.可愛的 [ tending to make dear or beloved.]

  ex. She is always wearing an endearing smile.

 

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endear

v.使受喜愛

  ex. Her kindness endeared her to everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

endemic

en-dem(people)-ic

adj.地方性的(常用來形容疾病) [natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place]

adj.【生態系】地方特有種

 

endemic <> foreign

 

ps1.

democracy [dem-o-cracy] n.民主制度

 

ps2.

pandemic [pan(all)-dem-ic]  adj.全國流行的(疾病)

epidemic [epi(upon)-dem-ic] adj.流行性傳染病 (快速、範圍大)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

endorse

en-dors(back)-e

v.背在(發票、票據等)背面簽名,背書

  ex. Many senators endorsed the new bill.

  ex. She has already endorsed the check.

 

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dorsal

dors(back)-al

adj.背部的 (ex.魚背部的) [ of, pertaining to, or situated at the back]

  ex. a dolphin's dorsal fin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

endow

en-dow(from donate;give)

v.資助 [to provide with a  fund or source]

  ex. endow this university

v.賦予

 ex. Nature endowed her with a beautiful singing voice.

 

聯想: en + dow(n)

 

endow:income=endorse:approval
捐贈獲得收入=背書獲得同意

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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