flak

n.高射砲(地對空) [antiaircraft fire, esp. as experienced by the crews of combat airplanes at which the fire is directed.]

 

 

flak      n.高射炮

flake    n.雪花            

被高射炮(flak)炸燬的飛機,殘骸像雪花(flake)般落下

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flamboyant

adj.浮誇的;炫耀的 [strikingly bold or brilliant; showy]

  ex. the colors she chose to wear remained bright and flamboyant.

 

聯想:flame + boy + ant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flammable

flamm(flame)-able

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.

inflammable的 in-是加強語氣用,而不是not的解釋

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flange

n.凸緣 [A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flare

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.
  他那雙歪眼中的火焰又燃燒起來。

 

flare    n/v.火焰搖曳

blare      v.鳴喇叭       

暴民邊搖者火把(flare)邊鳴喇叭(blare)

 

flare:light 

flare是突然的發光

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flask

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.]

 

 

flask   n.化學實驗的燒瓶

flash   n.閃光                   

燒瓶(flask)裡蹦出了閃光(flash)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flatcar

flat(adj. 平的)-car

n.平臺貨車 [a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.]

  ex. A railroad flatcar.
  鐵路平板車

 

 

 

 

 

 

flatten

flat-en

v.使平坦;弄平 [to make flat.]

  ex. She used a rolling pin to flatten the pie dough(麵糰).
  她用搟面棍來搟平做餡餅的麵糰。

 

flatten <> emboss v.使凸出 v.浮雕

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flatter

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.
  我叫她寶貝,把她哄得心平氣和。

 

flatter:appreciate 
奉承是假讚美

 

 

 

 

 

 

flaunt

v.誇耀 [ to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly(from defy), or boldly]         

  ex. flaunt one's riches in public
  在大眾面前誇耀自己的財富

 

聯想:到處飛fly炫耀的姑姑 (七姑姑系列 page 112)

 

 

 

 

 

flaunty

flaunt-y

adj.炫耀的 [ given to display; inclined to be ostentatious(裝飾表面的, 誇示的), showy, or vain.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

flaw

n.裂隙

n.缺陷;瑕疵 [a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect; fault]

  ex. beauty without flaw

 

字源(補充)

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flax

n.亞麻

 

ps. linen n.亞麻布

linen:flax
亞麻布由亞麻製成

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fledge

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.]

v.小鳥長飛羽

 

聯想:fl(y) + edge

 

fledge <> molt v.脫毛

 

 

 

 

 

fledgling

fledge-ling(小東西)

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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