psyche (ˈsaɪkɪ)

n.靈魂; 心靈[human soul or mind]


字源:1647, "animating spirit," from L. psyche, from Gk. psykhe "the soul, mind, spirit, breath, life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body" (personified as Psykhe, the lover of Eros)

故事:from wiki: Aphrodite is jealous of the beauty of mortal Psyche, as men are leaving her altars barren to worship a mere human woman instead, and so commands her son Eros to cause Psyche to fall in love with the ugliest creature on earth. Eros falls in love with Psyche himself and spirits her away to his home.


Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, and sexuality. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus .

Eros is the god of sexual love and beauty. He was also worshipped as a fertility deity. His Roman counterpart was Cupid ("desire")











psych e (soul)-ology

n.心理學 [science or study of the mind and how it functions]












publicize (ˈpʌblɪˌsaɪz)


v. [to bring to public notice; advertise]

ps. If you publicize a fact or event, you make it widely known to the public.

ex. The author appeared on television to publicize her latest book.











v. [When a part of your face puckers or when you pucker it, it becomes tight or stretched, often because you are trying not to cry or are going to kiss someone]

v.使起皺 [to become wrinkled or constricted]

ex. The dress fitted badly and puckered at the waist.
這件連衣裙不合身, 腰部很皺.









n. [wiki: In English folklore, Puck is a mythological fairy or mischievous nature sprite]

ps. 它也叫做 Robin Goodfellow; a mischievous or evil spirit

c.f. pluck  (p.363) 彈吉他的string時,那個動作就是pluck唷








adj. [mischievous, esp in a playful way]

ex. Every week, John Horgan takes a puckish, provocative look at breaking science.









puddle n.水坑      
p e bb le n.鵝卵石(較小)      
co bb le n.鵝卵石(較大) // cobbler n.補鞋匠
pe dd le v.叫賣 // huckster =peddler
co dd le v.悉心照料 // mollycoddle  






n.水坑  [small pool of water, esp of rain-water on the road]

音:仆倒, 走過puddle, 不小心仆倒










n. 小卵石 [small stone made smooth and round by the action of water, eg in a stream or on the seashore]

ps. not the only pebble on the beach





n. 大卵石

ps. cobbler [a person who mends shoes.]











ps. huckster = peddler






v.溺愛, 悉心照料 [treat (sb) with great care and tenderness ]

ps. To coddle someone means to treat them too kindly or protect them too much.

ex. He'll need to be coddled after his illness.

ex. the government are coddling the criminals.



wiki: Coddle (sometimes Dublin Coddle ) is an Irish dish consisting of layers of roughly sliced pork sausages and rashers (thinly sliced, somewhat fatty back bacon) with sliced potatoes, and onions.

Dublin Coddle











puerile (ˈpjʊəraɪl)

adj. [of or pertaining to a child or to childhood.]

adj. [childishly foolish; immature or trivial]

ex. puerile toys


聯想:~pure + ile

字源:1660s, "youthful, boyish," from L. puerilis "childish," from puer "boy, child" (see puerility). Disparaging sense, "juvenile, immature," is from 1680s.








pugilism (ˈpjuːdʒəˌlɪsm)


n. [boxing]

wiki Boxing, also called pugilism, is a combat sport in which two people fight each other using their fists for competition.

Boxing Classics: Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto (HBO)







pugilist (ˈpjuːdʒəˌlɪst)


n. [a professional boxer]






pugnacious (pʌɡˈneɪʃəs)


adj. [ inclined or eager to fight; aggressive]

ex. The President was in a pugnacious mood when he spoke to journalists.


pugil ism n. boxing
pugil ist n. professional boxer
pugn acious adj.inclined or eager to fight








puissance (ˈpjuːɪsəns)

n. [power, might, or force.]

ps. Puissance is the high-jump competition in the equestrian(p.181) sport of show jumping.









adj. [powerful; mighty; potent.]


字源:mid-15c., from M.Fr. puissant "being powerful," earlier poissant, from stem of poeir "to be able"








pulchritude (ˈpʌlkrəˌtjuːd)


n. [physical beauty]









n. [a young hen specifically : a hen of the domestic chicken less than a year old]


wiki: In the UK and Ireland adult male chickens are primarily known as cocks , whereas in America, Canada and Australia they are more commonly called roosters . Males under a year old are cockerels . Castrated roosters are called capons (surgical and chemical castration are now illegal in some parts of the world). Females over a year old are known as hens, and younger females are pullets . In Australia and New Zealand (also sometimes in Britain), there is a generic term chook to describe all ages and both sexes. Babies are called chicks, and the meat is called chicken.









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