impuissance

in-puiss( L. potent )-ance  [來自於中世紀的法文]

n.無力 [lacking strength; feeble; weak.]

 

impuissance <> clout

 

 

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字根 pel     peal(少)  == drive推

puls

 

compel          v.強迫

compulsion     n.強迫、強迫症

compulsory   adj.強迫的

 

expel           v.驅逐 [to drive or force out or away]

expulsion      n.驅逐

expulsive    adj.驅逐的

 

**字根pel 多指外在的推,字根puls 多指內心中推;不過廣義來說是可通用的

 

impel        v.推前 [to drive or urge forward]

impulse     n.衝動 [a sudden desire] = impetus = impulsion

 

repel        v.擊退   [to drive or force back]     re-做back解

repulse     v.回絕

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impulse

in-pulse

n.衝動 [a sudden desire] = impetus = impulsion

ex. have an impulse to run away.

ex. a n impulse of regret that made me hesitate

 

 

 

impulsive

adj.衝動的 [Inclined to act on impulse rather than thought.]

ex. impulsive generosity

ex. His mischief is not impulsive but planned.

 

 

 

impunity

in-pun( L. pūnitās ; punish)-ity  [no-punish]

n.不受懲罰  [Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm. ]

ex. do sth. with impunity.

ex. ignores with impunity.

 

 

 

inadvertence

in-advert-ence

n.不注意; 漫不經心 [The quality or habit of being inadvertent.]

ex. Mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
錯誤出自粗心大意。

ex. she says that inadvertence.

 

聯想:還記的廣告的英文嗎--advertisement,廣告就是要吸引人注意的。

現在inadvertence,只是加個in在前面,表示沒注意的。

 

 

 

inadvertently

in-advert-ent-ly

adv.不注意地; 漫不經心地

 

 

 

 

inalienable

in-alien(外國的)-able ["不能分給外國的"]

adj.不能讓與的 [not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated]

ex. inalienable rights.

ex. the inalienable rights of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 

 

 

inane

adj.愚蠢的,沒意義的 [lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly]

ex. inane conversation.

ex. inane question.

 

ps. inanity n.愚蠢,沒意義

 

聯想: i + none 稍微將nane改造一下,就變成none了

字源: L. inānis, empty, lacking sense.

"Charlie The Unicorn 2....XD."

 

 

 

inanimate

in-anim(spirit)-ate

adj.無生命的 [Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms.]

ex. A stone is an inanimate object.
石頭是無生命物體。


inanimate:living
無生命的不是活的

 

 

 

 

in appreciable

in-ap-preci(price)-able

adj.微不足道的 [ Too small to be noticed or make a significant difference; negligible]

ex. inappreciable fluctuations in temperature.

 

 

 

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augur  n. 占卜師,預言者   v.預示

augury n. 預兆

 


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inaugurate

in-augur-ate  [被神諭者封為神聖-->正式就職]

v.正式就任(由就職典禮) [ to make a formal beginning of; To induct into office by a formal ceremony.]

ex. He was inaugurated as President/official.

v.舉行就職典禮(或落成典禮;開幕式)

ex. The mayor inaugurated a new bridge.

inaugurate:president=install:official=crown:king
總統就職=官員就職=國王加冕

 

 

 

inauguration

in-augur-ation

n.就職典禮

n.落成典禮;開幕式

 

 

inaugural

in-augur-al

adj.就職典禮的 [ of or pertaining to an inauguration]

ex. an inaugural ceremony

adj.落成典禮的;開幕式的

 

 

 

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