Lets talk about pecan trees









n. [a very minor or slight sin or offense; a trifling fault.]

ex. Is cheating in Online-Games a peccadillo?


ps. impeccable (p.248)







v.啄 [to strike with the beak or with a pointed instrument; to dig (a hole) by pecking]

ex. Hens feed by pecking. 母雞啄食

ex. peck:kiss


ps. beak







pedagog = pedagogue (ˈpɛdəˌɡɒɡ)


n. [a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.]

n. [a teacher or educator]



demagogue p.136

agog p.17




建議review p.249

字根 ped == foot  from L.pes

字根 ped == child, education from Gk.paid, pais






n. [ the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching.]


我只認識 Jean Piaget

Piaget placed great importance on the education of children.






n. [a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is concerned chiefly with insignificant detail]

ps. a person who is overly concerned with formalism and precision, or who makes a show of their learning.






ped(child)- ia tric(cure,heal)-s

n.小兒科 [the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of babies and children.]

ps. Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents. The age limit of such patients ranges from birth to 18. Pediatrics is a relatively new medical specialty , developing only in the mid-19th century. Arthur Jacobi (1830–1919) is known as the father of pediatrics because of his many contributions to the field

c.f. podiatries  足醫術 ...o型腿







n.行人 [a person who goes or travels on foot; walker.]

ps. A pedestrian is a person traveling on foot, whether walking or running. In some communities, those traveling using roller skates or skateboards are also considered to be pedestrians.

adj.平淡無奇的 [lacking in vitality, imagination, distinction, etc.; commonplace; prosaic or dull]

ex.a pedestrian commencement speech.

ex. a pedestrian style of writing






n. [a foot-operated lever used to control certain mechanisms, as automobiles , or to play or modify the sounds of certain musical instruments, as pianos, organs, or harps .]

ps. Bicycle pedal

ps. Automobile pedal








n. [an architectural support for a column, statue, vase, or the like.]







v. [to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc) of (a fruit, egg, etc)]

ex. peel an apple, a potato

n. [outer covering or skin of fruit, vegetables, etc]

ps. pare v. [to remove (an outer coating, layer, or part) by cutting (often fol. by off  or away ).]






n. [a person who is an equal in social standing, rank, age, etc]


A peer group is a social group consisting of people who are equal in such respects as age, education or social class. Peer groups are an informal primary group of people who share a similar or equal status and who are usually of roughly the same age, tended to travel around and interact within the social aggregat


Peer-to-peer (P2P) computing or networking is a distributed application architecture that partitions tasks or work loads between peers.




adj. [having no equals; matchless]







adj. [fretful or irritable]

ps.Someone who is peevish is bad-tempered.



一個愛亂撒尿的人,是 bad-tempered的人


etymology:possibly modeled on L. perversus  "reversed, perverse," pp. of pervertere  " to turn about" (see pervert) .


Perversion is a concept describing those types of human behavior that are a serious deviation from what is considered to be orthodox or normal. Although it can refer to varying forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are seen by an individual as abnormal, repulsive or obsessive.





v. [to irritate; vex; annoy]

ex. It peeves me to be ordered out of my own house. 命令我從自己的家中出去, 真太氣人了.

n. [something that irritates; vexation]

A pet peeve (or pet hate ) is a minor annoyance that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to him or her, to a greater degree than others may find it.


etymology: back formation from peevish











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