n.天文台 [A building, place, or institution designed and equipped for making observations of astronomical, meteorological, or other natural phenomena.]
LIGO Gravitational Wave Observatory ... (很有趣！！)
The Elegant Universe - Einstein's Relativity
v.我會翻成 魂遷夢縈 [to dominate or preoccupy the thoughts, feelings, or desires of (a person)]
ex. obsessed:concern 著迷的有過多關心
字構：against + sess(sit)，對者你坐成一圈(包圍)-->著迷的
ps. review page 27
字根 seed，sess ＝ sit
ced cess == go走、yield讓步
ex. He was obsessed with XX TV program.
ex. She would try to forget her obsession with John.
題外：聽歌時間 ...middle 80's Classic Animotion Great Song Vid
Obsession - Animotion
ob(away)-sol(to be accustomed to)-ere(拉丁字尾)
adj.廢棄的 [No longer in use]
ex. an obsolete word
adj.過時的 [Outmoded in design, style, or construction]
ob(away)-sol(to be accustomed to)-esc(becoming)-ent
adj. [Being in the process of passing out of use or usefulness; becoming obsolete]
ex. Electronic equipments quickly become obsolescent.
n.障礙 [One that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress.]
ex. an obstacle to her marriage
Extreme Japanese Obstacle Courses
C.f ... 進階
All of these nouns refer to something that prevents action or slows progress.
|Obstacle||applies to something that stands in the way|
|"We combat obstacles in order to get repose" (Henry Adams).|
|obstruction||makes passage or progress difficult|
|A sandbar(沙洲) is an obstruction to navigation|
|bar, barrier||suggest an obstruction that confines or prevents exit or entry|
|"Tyranny may always enter—there is no charm, no bar against it|
|—the only bar against it is a large resolute breed of men" (Walt Whitman)|
|Block||suggests obstruction that effectively prevents all passage|
|"I had a mental block and couldn't remember the date"|
ob(to)-struct(to pile up, or 聯想成construct也可以 )
v.妨礙 [To block or fill (a passage) with obstacles or an obstacle]
ex. to completely obstruct the road
ob(to)-struct(to pile up, or 聯想成construct也可以 )-ion
n.妨礙,障礙(物) 「One that obstructs; an obstacle」
ex. These obstructions could take some weeks to clear from these canals.
ob- sti nate(=stand)
ad..頑固的,固執的 [Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.]
ps.1 Obstinate people are very determined to do what they want, and refuse to change their mind or be persuaded to do something else.
ps.2 當你使用這個字的時候，有強調unreasonable rigidity。 而平常的stubborn是比較有天生就很固執的意思，你沒看到有個born在裡面嗎。
ex. He is obstinate and determined and will not give up.
ex. "I must go to England," she said, with a full consciousness that her tone might strike an irritable man of taste as stupidly obstinate.
n.頑固,固執 [The state or quality of being stubborn]
adj.吵鬧的 [noisy, clamorous, or boisterous]
ps. If you say that someone is obstreperous, you think that they are noisy and difficult to control .
下面是翻成英文的孫子兵法。 來自於 《第十篇 地形》
So among military forces there are those who rush, those
who tarry(遲延), those who fall, those who crumble, those who
riot, and those who get beaten. These are not natural
disasters, but faults of the generals.
Those who have equal momentum but strike ten with one are in a rush.
Those whose soldiers are strong but whose officers are weak tarry.
Those whose officers are strong but whose soldiers are weak fall.
When colonels(上校) are angry and obstreperous , and fight on their own out of spite(怨恨) when they meet opponents, and the generals do not know their abilities, they crumble.
adj.能得到的 [If something is obtainable, it is possible to get or achieve it. ]
ex. Is that book still obtainable?
reveiw 重要的 page 44~
ten --> tin tain === hold 、keep