insatiate

in-sati-ate

adj.不知足的 [=insatiable]

ex. He is insatiate for wealth.
他對財富貪得無饜

 

字源:in + satiātus , pp. of satiāre,"satisfy"

 

 

 

inscribe

in-scribe(write)

v.題寫 [To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on a gift book or photograp]

ps. 有時候你會送書or照片給別人,然後你在其內簽上你的名字,或留下一些訊息,這個動作就是inscribe.

ex. This book I inscribe to my old comrades-in-arms.
謹將本書獻給我的老戰友們。

v.刻(於表面) [To mark or engrave a surface with words or letters.]

ex.Too numerous to inscribe on all Bamboo strips =  罄竹難書

ex.inscribe on my heart = 銘記在心

 

inscribe 與 engrave 是同義詞

 

ps.

inscription n.銘文;碑

 

 

 

 

inscrutable

in-scrut-able

adj.難以瞭解的 [not easily understood; mysterious; unfathomable]

ex. Inscrutable are the ways of Heaven.
天道難知。

adj.不能詳細檢查 [incapable of being investigated, analyzed, or scrutinized]

 

音:in-scrut(school)-able

想成school跟知識瞭解有關,所以in(not)-school-able,就是難以瞭解的

 

字構:in - scrut -albe

字跟scrut是 scrutinize(v.詳細檢查)的意思,其他同字根的有:

scrutin-y      n.詳細檢查

scrut-able adj.可以瞭解的


(ps. 京都 龍安寺的 枯山水 式園林)

 

 

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字根sens

 

sense        n.感覺(視、聽、嗅、味、觸覺)   v.感覺到

sens-ible   a.能感知到的、明智的 ps.能用五感處理的引申成合理的、明智的,不是能拜神求籤

sentient  a.有知覺的

 

sens-ation    n.知覺、轟動的事件[眾所皆知的事]

 

sensit-ive    adj.敏感的 [ex.黛玉葬花,輕輕一朵落花,卻哭了起來]

sensit-ivity    n.靈敏性

sensit-ize      v.使某人或某事物敏感

 

sentimental  adj.多愁善感的 [山東饅頭]

 

sentry       n.哨兵 [需要提高警覺的人]

sentinel     n.哨兵=sentry

 

sens-ual  adj.肉慾的

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insensate

in-sens-ate

adj.無知覺的、無生命的 [Lacking sensation or awareness; inanimate.]

ex. insensate stone will nod in agreement.
頑石點頭

adj.無情的 [ without human feeling or sensitivity; cold; cruel; brutal.]

ex. a predatory, insensate society
一個弱肉強食的,無情的社會

adj.無理性的 [Lacking sense or the power to reason.]

 

 

 

insentient

in-sent-i-ent

adj.無知覺的、無生命的  [not sentient; without sensation or feeling; inanimate.]

 

ps. 基本上, insensate是個比較廣義的字,而insentient則是個比較狹義的字。

 

insentient <> perceiving adj.可感知的

 

 

 

 

 

insert

v.插入 [To put or set into, between, or among]

ex. inserted the key in the lock.

 

ps. insert <> remove

ps. superimpose:above=insert:between
放在上面位置在上面=插入位置在中間

 

 

 

 

 

 

insider

in-side-er

n.內部的人 [a person belonging to a limited circle of persons who understand the actual facts in a situation or share private knowledge]

ex. They may rule we had insider knowledge which we should have reported.
他們可能判斷出我們知道內情而沒有報告。

ex. insider trading = 內線交易

 

 

ps. 電影《The Insider》驚爆內幕(1999)--真人真事改編

大綱:一個生化、內分泌博士與一位新聞節目製作人因為知道內幕而一起對抗電視台、菸草公司的故事。(裡面有不錯的討論..ex.像是員工保密條款)

 

 

 

 

 

insidious

in-sid(=sit)-i-ous

adj.暗中危害的(也可說是隱伏的) [Working or spreading harmfully in a subtle or stealthy manner]

ex. This insidious disease produces extensive and unmeasured economic losses.
這種隱伏性疾病產生了廣泛的和未加統計的的經濟損失.

ex. the insidious growth of decay
潰爛在不知不覺間的蔓延

 

字構:sid是sit(坐)的意思,所以in-sit-ious的概念是"坐在那邊",用於形容為害並不明顯,而是坐者的,像是埋伏在那邊一樣。

 

 

 

 

 

insignia

in-sign-ia

n.勛章; 徽章 [a design or symbol which shows that a person or object belongs to a particular organization, often a military one . ]

ex. All officers wear grade insignia (階級徽章).

 

 

 

 

 

insincerity

in-sincer e -ity

n.不誠實;無誠意 [the quality of being insincere; lack of sincerity; hypocrisy]

ex. His insincerity was revealed by the quick goggle of his eyes.
他眼睛的快速轉動洩露了他的不誠。

 

 

 

 

 

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