insinuate

in-sin(彎;curve, bend)-u-ate

v.逐漸而巧妙地取得 [to instill or infuse subtly or artfully, as into the mind]

  ex. He tried to insinuate himself into the boss's favor.
  他設法巧妙地漸漸取得老闆的歡心。

v. 含沙射影的說 [to suggest or hint slyly; to say indirectly]

  ex. I insinuate to her a thousand hints, which, as she is perfectly spiritual, she receives.
  我已把我的情愫千百次灌注到她的心頭,她既是完美精神的化身,就能理解我的心意。

 

ps.

insinuation = innuendo

 

infiltrate:enter=insinuate:say
滲透是不知不覺進入=含沙射影是不知不覺說出

 

 

 

 

 

insipid

adj.無味的 [without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink]

   ex. The food was rather insipid and needed gingering up.
  這食物缺少味道,需要加點作料。

adj.無趣的 [without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities]

  ex. only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love.(from駭客任務)

 

聯想:in + sip(啜飲) + id "不啜飲的"--因為無味所以不想啜飲

字源: from Fr. insipide, from L.L. inspidus "tasteless," from L. in- "not" + sapidus "tasty," from sapere "have a taste" (also "be wise").

簡單的說insipid 是從 in - L. sapere"taste"而來的

 

 

 

 

 

insolent

adj.無禮的;侮慢的 [boldly rude or disrespectful; presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech]

  ex. an insolent boy stuck his tongue out at us.
  一個無禮的男孩對我們伸出了舌頭

 

 

 

insolence

n.無禮;侮慢

  ex. Such insolence will lose you your situation.
  如此無禮的態度將會使你失去你的職位

  ex. The words died under the impenetrable insolence of Bertha's smile.
  在白莎傲慢的,詭秘的笑容面前這幾句話被吞下去了。

 

 

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字根solv   solut(較怪)是loosen的意思
     solu

 

solve          v.解決、溶解

solu-ble     adj.可解決的、可溶解的

solv-able    adj.可解決的、可溶解的

 

solu-tion      n.解決方法、溶解

 

solute     n.溶質

solvent    n.溶劑  adj.有償還能力的

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absolve        v.開脫某人的罪責、宣佈赦罪  [ab-(遠) + solv(loosen)]

absolu-tion    n.宣佈赦罪

 

ab-solut-e   adj.絕對的

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dissolve        v.溶解

dissoluble    adj.可溶解的

 

dis-solut-e     adj.放蕩的

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resolve          v.決定、  解決    (=solve)

resolvable     adj.      可解決的  (=solvable)

resolution       n.決心、  解決    (=solution)

 

resolute      adj.堅決的[determined]

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insoluble

in-solu-ble

adj.不可溶解的 [incapable of being dissolved]

adj.不可解決的 [incapable of being solved or explained]

  ex. an insoluble problem
  無法解決的問題

 

 

 

 

insolvency

in-solv-ency

n.無力償還 [the condition of being insolvent; bankruptcy.]

  ex. The economy has entered a sharp downturn, and unemployment and insolvencies can be expected to increase.

 

 

 

 

insomnia

in-somn(sleep)-ia

n.失眠 [inability to obtain sufficient sleep, esp. when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness.]

 

字源:L. insomn(is) "sleepless";in-somn(us) "sleep" -ia

insomnia:sleep=dyslexia:read

 

 

 

 

 

insouciant

adj.漫不經心的 [An insouciant action or quality shows someone's lack of concern about something which they might be expected to take more seriously.]

 

聯想:in + souci(壽司) + ant "做壽司時漫不經心就不好吃了

 

 

 

 

 

inspect

in-spect(look)

v.檢查;審查 [To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.]

  ex. Health Department officials came to inspect the factory.
  衛生部的官員來視察這個工廠

 

 

 

inspection

in-spect-ion

n.檢查;審查[ the act of inspecting or viewing]

  ex. Elevators must undergo an annual safety inspection.
  電梯必須每年作一次安全檢查。

 

 

 

 

inspiration

in-spir-ation

n.靈感 [Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.]

  ex. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
   天才是靠百分之一的靈感與百分之九十九的苦汗努力

n.鼓舞人心的人(或事物)

  ex. His wife was a constant inspiration to him.
  他妻子是不斷鼓舞他前進的人。

 

字源:spir是呼吸的意思,而呼吸在古時候被認為跟"靈魂"有關

 

 

 

 

inspired

adj.有靈感的

 

 

 

 

 

 

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