ogle

v.送秋波 [to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently. ]

ex. George got a black eye for ogling a lady in the pub.
喬治在酒店裡對一女士拋媚眼而被打黑了一隻眼睛。

 

音: 喔~哥哥

字源:Related to Dutch ogen "to look at," from oog "eye"

 

 

 

 

 

 

ointment

oint( to salve, anoint )-ment

n.軟膏,藥膏 [A highly viscous or semisolid substance used on the skin as a cosmetic, emollient, or medicament; a salve .]

ps. a fly in the ointment = 美中不足之處

ex. This ointment is good for soothing skin rashes.
這軟膏對減輕皮膚紅疹有用。

 

字源:

ointment from O.Fr. oign ement...受到古法文的影響字的拼法有些改變

from L. ungu entum

 

 

ps. unguent 也是軟膏的意思

from L. ungu entem

stem of ungu ere "to anoint or smear with ointment..就是塗軟膏的意思"

from PIE base *ongw- "to salve, anoint(宗教儀式上抹油)"

 

How to Choose an Ointment for Your New Tattoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

olfaction

ol(=odor; a smell)-fact(make)-ion

n.嗅覺 [The sense of smell.]

 

How the Body Works : The Olfactory Pathway

 

 

c.f

眼的 ocular    
耳的 auricular / 聽覺的 acoustic
鼻的 nasal / 嗅覺的 olfactory

 

 

 

 

 

oligarchy

oligo(few)-archy(rule) /*你有聽過寡糖飲料嗎...之前有個Mini-Oligo*/

n.寡頭政治 [Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.]

ex. Athens was suffering under the rule of an oligarchy that had no concern for the people's welfare.

參考: 古希臘政體的演變

 

 

 

Oligarchy vs Republic (Part 1 of 2) ... 很棒的介紹!大推


Oligarchy vs Republic (Part 2 of 2)

 

補充 (from wiki)

Iron law of oligarchy是一項政治學和社會學理論,1911年由德國人Robert Michels提出


Robert Michels以觀察歐洲各社會主義政黨(尤其是德國社會黨)的黨內生態,提出下列幾項觀點:

* 組織不論多民主, 最後決定都只在少數幾個人手中

* 組織越大,核心離群眾越遠。

* 領導人產生方法越不民主。

* 領導人越來越執著權力。

* 領導階層生活方式布爾喬亞化,和一般民眾脫鉤。

* 領導階層思想行為保守化。

 

 

 

 

 

 

omelet

ps.發音的細節omlet

n.煎蛋捲

 

聯想:O + me + let = 喔(O) 我(Me)來為你做個煎蛋捲(omelet)吧~

專業主廚教你如何煎香嫩美味蛋包 (French Omelet)


 

 

 

 

 

 

ominous

omen-ous

adj.不祥的 [Of or being an omen, especially an evil one; Menacing; threatening]

ps. something is ominous, means you feel something unpleasant is going to happen.

ex. ominous black clouds =不祥的黑雲

ex. an ominous sign ...比方說出門看到黑貓、烏鴉等等

ex. <>  auspicious a.吉兆的

 

review

凶兆三兄弟

omen    n/v.  ex.an omen of defeat

bode      v.    ex.This bodes us no good.

portend   v.   ex.What do these strange events portend?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

omit

ob(to)-mit(send)

v.遺漏 [To fail to include or mention (deliberately or accidentally); leave out]

ex. omit a word.

ex. The typist omitted the last line of the letter.
打字員遺漏了信的最後一行字。

 

字構:omit的概念就是 to let it go...send away的意思

 

 

 

 

 

 

omnipotent

omni(all)-potent

adj.全能的; 有無限權力[almighty or infinite in power, as God.; having complete power over things or people]

ex. an omnipotent admission committee.

 

字首 omni-的來源:from *op-ni-, from PIE base *op- "to work, produce in abundance" (see opus ).

 

ps.比較常見的 omni-字首所組成的字,還有:

omnivorous [omni-vor(eat)-ous] a.雜食的

 

 

 

 

 

 

omnipresent

omni(all)-present

adj.無所不在的 [present everywhere at the same time]

ex. the omnipresent god = 無所不在的上帝

ex. Divine law is omnipresent.

 

ps.

ubiquitous

ubique-ity-ous       ubique = ubi( L. where )-que( suffix any )

 

進階:

Omnipresent用來指"崇高的"、"神的"之類的東西無所不在(跟神那類的比較有關)。

Ubiquitous 用來指出現在很多地方的意思。

 

 

 

 

 

 

omniscient

omni(all)-sci(know)-ent

adj.無所不知的 [having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.]

ex. We all, long ago, expected teachers to be omniscient.

ex. omniscient wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

onerous

oner-ous

adj.繁重的;麻煩的 [Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.]

ex. I've always led an onerous timetable but I like it.
我的日程安排的確很緊,但我喜歡這樣。

 

字源: L. onus = burden

 

English Pronunciation - ONEROUS

 

ps. 好像之前有談過一個也是跟oner-組成的單字,但是熊熊想不起來

Ans: exonerate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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