inventory

in-vent(come)-ory

n.存貨清單  [A detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one's possession, especially a periodic survey of all goods and materials in stock.]

n.存貨、現貨

v.編製存貨清單 [To make an itemized report or record of]

inventory來自於L. inventus，其中它的字構是in-vent(come)，概念是finding that makes something coming，比方說invention發明。那為什麼inventory--存貨清單，跟find有關係呢，因為它的概念是"a list of what is found"而來的。

ps.1 如果你有讀一些經濟學、會計學的雜誌or書，會常常看到inventory (存貨)這個字唷，

ps.2

invent       v.發明

inventive   a.發明的,創造的

census:population=inventory:merchandise

breif review with 補充  (完整版 see p.13)
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vers

vert

verse

diverse

(再來，它也可以指某opinion, idea的對立面...就是因為這樣使這個複雜了許多，這樣一來，會出現obverse = reverse的錯覺，如果這兩個字都當成opposite arguement的話，你可以想成，obverse像是楚漢相爭，以河為界，而reverse像是光與影，有光的背後就是影子。...建議把下面的敘述全部看完，再來看這個括弧的內容)

(同時也可以說是 reverse theroem的唷，其實外國人不太會分別..)

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inverse

in-verse(turn)

adj.反逆的;反向的 [ reversed in position, order, direction, or tendency.]

ex. inverse proportion = 成反比

ex. 1/x → x

ex. tan(x) → tan-1(x)

ex. AA-1= I

invert

in-vert(turn)

v.使上下顛倒(實體的轉) [to turn upside down.]

ex. If you invert "I can", you have "Can I?"
如果你把 I can 兩字前後轉換就成為 Can I?。

invertebrate

in-vertebr(=vert)-ate

adj.無脊椎的 [not vertebrate; without a backbone.]

n. 無脊椎動物 (世界上有95%的動物是 invertebrate animal, ex. 毛毛蟲)

n. 無骨氣的人

ps.

inveterate

in-veter(old)-ate

adj.根深蒂固的 [Firmly and long established; deep-rooted]

ex. an inveterate smoker

ex. an inveterate disease

ps.veteran n.老兵

investigate

in-vestige-ate

v.調查 [to examine, study, or inquire into systematically; search or examine into the particulars of]

ex. The prosecutors(檢察官) investigated the Chen's 'secret account'.

ps. invest & investigate

invest(投資)與這講的investigate是來自於不同字源的。

invidious

in-vid(see)-i-ous

adj.招致不滿的 [Tending to rouse ill will, animosity, or resentment]

ex.你可以用"顧人怨"來意會這個字。

ex. By asking me to comment my boss and coworks, you put me in an invidious situation.

c.f

invidious <> beneficial

invigorate

in-vigor(活力)-ate

v.賦予活力 [to give vigor to; energize.]

ex. Take a deep breath in to invigorate you.

ps. 緯來電視台的英文就是vigor

invigorating

in-vigor-ating

ex. ...the bright Finnish(芬蘭的) sun and invigorating northern air.

inviolable

in-viol(=violate)-able

adj.不可侵犯的 [ incapable of being violated; incorruptible; unassailable]

ex. The game had a single inviolable rule.

ex. Orders are as inviolable as a mountain.
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