n.高射砲(地對空) [antiaircraft fire, esp. as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.]
adj.浮誇的;炫耀的 [strikingly bold or brilliant; showy]
ex. the colors she chose to wear remained bright and flamboyant.
adj.易燃的;可燃的 [easily set on fire; combustible; inflammable.]
ex. flammable liquids such as petrol(gasoline)
Usage Note: Historically, flammable and inflammable mean the same thing. However, the presence of the prefix in- has misled many people into assuming that inflammable means "not flammable" or "noncombustible." The prefix -in in inflammable is not, however, the Latin negative prefix -in, which is related to the English -un and appears in such words as indecent and inglorious. Rather, this -in is an intensive prefix derived from the Latin preposition in. This prefix also appears in the word enflame. But many people are not aware of this derivation, and for clarity's sake it is advisable to use only flammable to give warnings.
n/v.火焰搖曳 [ to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind.]
ex. The fire flared out brightly.
v.突然冒火 [to blaze with a sudden burst of flame]
ex. The flare flamed up again in his crooked eyes.
n.化學實驗的燒瓶 [a bottle, usually of glass, having a rounded body and a narrow neck, used esp. in laboratory experimentation.]
n.平臺貨車 [a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.]
v.使平坦;弄平 [to make flat.]
ex. She used a rolling pin to flatten the pie dough(麵糰).
v.諂媚;奉承 [to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.]
ex. I call her a darling, and flatter her into a good temper.
v.誇耀 [ to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly(from defy), or boldly]
ex. flaunt one's riches in public
adj.炫耀的 [ given to display; inclined to be ostentatious(裝飾表面的, 誇示的), showy, or vain.]
n.缺陷;瑕疵 [a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault]
ex. beauty without flaw
c.1325, "snowflake, spark of fire," from O.N. flaga "stone slab, flake" (see flagstone); sense of "defect, fault" first recorded 1586, first of character, later (1604) of material things; probably via notion of a "fragment" broken off.
flaw在最早是當作"snowflake(雪花), spark of fire(火星),"是由古挪威語的"石頭的薄片"而來的，而在1586年才有"缺陷、瑕疵"的意思
ps. linen n.亞麻布
v.把小鳥餵到羽毛豐滿或會飛 [To take care of (a young bird) until it is ready to fly.]
聯想：fl(y) + edge
n.剛長羽毛的小鳥;剛會飛的小鳥 [a young bird just fledged.]
n.沒經驗的人 [an inexperienced person.]
ex. a fledgling driver.