loll

v.懶洋洋地倚靠或躺 [ to recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge]

ex. to loll on a sofa.

ex. He lolled back in his comfortable chair.

 

聯想:字型還長得滿像床的--橫著看

字源:loll 原來是指在火爐旁睡覺

loll <> move vigorously

 

 

 

 

 

longevity

long-ev( L. a ev um ; age, time )-ity

n.長壽 [a long individual life; great duration of individual life]

ex. France's past is distinguished by more than longevity, resiliencey, and culture.
法國的過去不僅僅以曆史悠久,富有韌性和文化燦爛而著稱。

 

ps.

medi ev al [476~1453]

medi um a ev um ( middle age 原本的拼法 )-al

adj.中世紀的

 

 

 

 

longing

long-ing

n.渴望 [strong, persistent desire or craving, esp. for something unattainable or distant ]

ps. 就是會有點sad的那種desire,因為得不到或者是太遙遠了。

ex. a longing for coming home.

 

X Japan 的 《 Longing ~跡切れたmelody

 

 

 

long-winded

long(長)-wind(蜿蜒)-ed

adj.冗長的;囉嗦的 [ talking or writing at tedious length]

ex. We all grew weary of his long-winded speech.
我們對他冗長的發言都感到很厭煩。

 

 

 

 

loom

n.織布機 [a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics]

v.隱約地出現 [to appear indistinctly; come into view in indistinct and enlarged form]

ex. an enormous shape looms in the distance.

ex. A ship loomed out of the fog.
一艘船在霧中隱約出現。

 

聯想:你可以織布機慢慢織,然後圖形就隱約地出現

ps. 還記得呼 --- heirloom n.傳家寶

 

 

 

loon

n.一種鳥 [any of several large, short-tailed, web-footed, fish-eating diving birds of the genus Gavia, of the Northern Hemisphere.]

ps. 牠的名字叫 潛鳥 ,短尾、有蹼、會俯衝入水來抓魚吃、居住在北半球。

n.瘋子、笨蛋 [a crazy or simple-minded person.]

 

聯想:這種呆頭呆腦的鳥,原來叫潛鳥阿~

 

 

 

 

loop

n.圈,環

ex. circuit loop

 

 

 

loophole

loop-hole

n.射彈孔 [A small hole or slit in a wall , especially one through which small arms may be fired.]

n. 法律漏洞 [A way of escaping a difficulty, especially an omission or ambiguity in the wording of a contract or law that provides a means of evading compliance.]

ex. tax loophole
漏稅

 

 

 

loosen

loose-en

v.鬆開,解開 [To untie or make looser.]

ex. The government's control over the newspapers has loosened in recent years.
近幾年來政府對報紙的控制變鬆了。

 

 

 

lope

v.跳躍著奔跑 [to move or run with bounding steps]

ex. The deer went off at an easy lope .
那鹿輕鬆地跳躍著去了。

v.大步慢跑 [to canter (慢跑) leisurely with a rather long, easy stride, as a horse]

n. [the act or the gait of loping.]

 

聯想: Jennifer Lopez (珍妮佛羅佩茲) lopes

字源:ME < D lopen to run, leap

lope:run=drawl:speak
慢跑和跑=慢說和說

 

 

 

 

lopsided

adj.傾向一側的 [Heavier, larger, or higher on one side than on the other.]

ps. 比方說高低不平,就可以用這個字來形容。

ex. a lopsided chair

 

聯想:loop的一的圈圈被拿掉了,於是就不平了

 

 

 

loquacious

loqu-acious

adj.多話的 [talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous ]

review p.170
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字根 locut loqu 是說的意思  (雖然locut較少見)

 

e locut ion       n.演說術 (在演講中風格、用詞和表達的藝術;像手勢、陰陽頓挫 ) = oratory (ps. 後來我覺得oratory有些許與elocution不同,oratory比較像是elocution與eloquence的綜合體,請見p.334)

 

e loqu ence     n.雄辯、能言善道     [Persuasive, powerful discourse.]

e loqu ent    adj.雄辯的、能言善道的 [例如諸葛亮的雄辯]

 

inter locu t or   n. 對話者

locut ion   n.獨特的措辭、慣用語 = idiom

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lot

n. 大量 ex. a lot of friends

n. 一塊地 ex. a parking lot

n. 籤(用來作決定用的物體) [the use of objects in making a determination or choice at random]

ex. They drew lots to decide who should begin.
他們用抽籤的方法來決定誰先開始。

v.抽籤

 

 

 

lottery

lot-ery

n.獎券 [a gambling game or method of raising money, as for some public charitable purpose, in which a large number of tickets are sold and a drawing is held for certain prizes.]

ex. Marriage is a lottery.
婚姻全靠緣份。

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