faculty

facil-ty   [ps. facil 來自於facile 意為 easy to do]

n.官能;技能 [ one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind ]

  ex. faculties of sight and hearing.

  ex. faculty for mathematics.

  ex. faculty of saying the right thing at the right time.

n.全體教職員 [All of the members of a learned profession]


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fade

v.逐漸消失 (聲音變微弱;光變暗淡) [To lose brightness, loudness, or brilliance gradually]

v.凋謝 [To lose freshness; wither:]

  ex. The flowers faded for want of water.
  花兒因缺水而凋謝了

v.顏色褪去

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fad

n.一時的流行 [ A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.]

  ex. 蛋塔

 

fade   v.逐漸消失
fad   n.一時的流行
   一時的流行(fad)容易消逝(fade)

 

 

   

 

 

 

faddish

fad-ish

adj.一時流行的 [like a fad.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

falcon

n.獵鷹、準 [A falcon is a bird of prey that can be trained to hunt other birds and animals. ]

 

falcon  n.獵鷹、準
fel..on  n.重罪犯
   (A 獵鷹是個重罪犯) felon


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

字根 fall = fals == 欺騙 deceive

ex. false adj.不真實的;不誠實的;假的

 

fallacy

fall(deceive)-acy

n.謬論(欺騙性的言論) [a deceptive, misleading, or false notion, belief, statement]

  ex. It's a popular fallacy that success always brings happiness.
  認為成功總是帶來幸福是一種普遍的謬論。

  ex.之前人說"地球是平的"也是一種謬論

  ps. fallacy簡單的說,就是一種argument,但它裡面的推理具有錯誤。比方說,新聞說80% 吸菸者會比較短命,你沒吸菸,你若因此推論你一定可以活著比有吸菸者長,那們就會是個fallacy。你可以說你的argument is fallacious.

 

anachronism:chronology=fallacy:logic
年代錯誤是年代學中的錯誤=謬誤是邏輯學中的錯誤

 

 

 

 

 

 

fallacious

fall(deceive)-acy-ous

adj.謬論的 [containing a fallacy; logically unsound]

   ex. fallacious arguments.

   ex. fallacious proof

 

fallacious <> sound  adj.合理的

 

 

 

 

 

 

fallible

fall(deceive)-ilbe

adj.會犯錯的 [Capable of making an error]

  ex. Humans are fallible.

  ex. We are fallible beings.
  我們都難免犯錯誤

 

 

 

 

 

 

fallibility

fall-ibility (ible-ity)

n.會犯錯

  ex. the fallibility of human perceptions
  人類感覺的不可靠性

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

falsehood

false-hood

n.謊言 [An untrue statement; a lie.]

  ex. Truth, if exaggerated, may become falsehood.
  真理如加以誇張,可能成為謊言

 

-hood:a native English suffix denoting state, condition, character, nature, etc., or a body of persons of a particular character or class, formerly used in the formation of nouns: childhood; likelihood; knighthood; priesthood.

-hood字尾是個名詞尾,是英文本身而來的,可以表示"狀態state"、"特質character"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fallow

adj.休耕的 [ (of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated.]

  ex. to leave the land fallow for a year.

n.休耕地;休耕

  為了要讓土壤能有時間培養養分,所以農夫會休耕

 

fallow   n.休耕地   adj.休耕的

fellow   n.夥伴

[沒有夥伴(fellow)一起幫忙,只好讓地休耕(fallow)了]


 

fallow <> in use  在使用

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

falter   (ˈfɔːltə)

v.蹣跚 [ to move unsteadily; stumble as from loss of courage or confidence]

v.結巴地說話 [ to speak hesitatingly or brokenly.]

  ex. falter out one's thanks
  結結巴巴地道謝

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

familiarity

familiar-ity

n.熟悉 [ thorough knowledge or mastery of a thing, subject]

  ex. Familiarity with German

n.親近 [ the state of being familiar; intimacy]

 

lack of familiarity  <> conversance  n.熟悉;精通

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

famine

n.饑荒[wide-reaching food shortage.]

  ex. Drought has caused famine in Africa.
  乾旱在非洲造成了饑荒。

 

拆字:famine --> far from the food of mine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

famish

v.使挨餓  [to suffer or cause to suffer extreme hunger]

  ex. He was so famished that golden sparks danced before his eyes.
  他餓得眼前直冒金花。

 

 

 

 

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