v. [give  food and drink to oneself/sb ]

ps. treat them to lavish food and drink

ex. We regaled ourselves on caviar and champagne. 我們盡情地享用魚子醬和香檳酒.

v. [to give delight or amusement to]

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n. [method or system of government ]

ps. If you refer to a government or system of running a country as a regime, you are critical of it because you think it is not democratic and uses unacceptable methods.

ex. the collapse of the Fascist regime at the end of the war


n. [A regime is a set of rules about food, exercise, or beauty that some people follow in order to stay healthy or attractive. ]


wiki: In politics, a regime is the form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society. For instance, the United States has one of the oldest regimes still active in the world, dating to the ratification of its Constitution in 1789. Although modern usage often gives the term a negative connotation, like an authoritarian one...











v. [be king, queen or regent; rule]

ps. When a king or queen reigns, he or she rules a country.

ex. Henry II, who reigned from 1154 to 1189.

ps. If you say that a person reigns in a situation or area, you mean that they are very powerful or successful.

n. [the time during which one  reigns]


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n. [long narrow strap fastened to the bit of a bridle and used to guide and control a horse ]

v. [to stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins]

ex. put a rein on spending by shopping less.













re-gress(go, walk)

n. [movement backward to a previous and especially worse or more primitive state or condition ]

ex. the regress to anti-social behavior among teenagers

ex. the regress of the health condition.

ps. regress vs. progress

v. [to make or undergo regress ]


ps. 可review p.395

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adj. [tending to regress or produce regression ]

wiki: Regressive autism occurs when a child appears to develop typically but then starts to lose speech and social skills, typically between the ages of 15 and 30 months, and is subsequently diagnosed with autism.


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rehabilitate rehab

v. [to restore (sb) to a normal life by retraining, medical treatment, etc]

ps. To rehabilitate someone who has a drug or alcohol problem means to help them stop using drugs or alcohol.

ex. Mr. Obama and his allies are determined to rehabilitate the health care law in the eyes of the public.












n. [a private performance or practice session preparatory to a public appearance ]

ex. The band was scheduled to begin rehearsals for a concert tour.


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v. [ practice(a play, piece of music, etc) for public performance]

ex. rehearse with a full cast, orchestra, etc












v. [to pay back to someone ]

ex. reimburse travel expenses.

ex. We will reimburse the customer for any loss or damage.

ps. Reimbursement can be of many types like day care, mobile expense, transport, medical expense, study expenditure.


etymology: 1611, from re- "back" + imburse "to pay, enrich," lit. "put in a purse" (c.1530), from M.Fr. embourser, from O.Fr. em- "in" + borser "to get money," from borse "purse," from M.L. bursa (see purse).

ps. purse

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note 補償、賠償系列


com pens ate   v.補償、賠償、酬報
recom pens e   n/v.補償、賠償、酬報  (p.396)
    my recompense is with my God".
re mune rate   v.賠償、給...酬勞  [muner =gift 衍生成酬勞]
in demn ify   v.補償、賠償  [in(not)+demn(blame)+ify]  or 保障;使免於受罰 (p.258)
    They agreed to indemnify the taxpayers against any loss.
reim burse   v.補償、賠償  [imburse v.放入錢袋;貯存,re做back解] purse
offset   v.補償、抵銷 (In basketball, his speed offset  his small size.)
recover   v.挽回、彌補 (It's hard to recover lost time.)
reparation   n.補償、賠償  [from repair v.]
    A defeated nation may be forced to pay reparations to its victorious enemies
restitution   n.歸還、賠償 [the restoration of property or rights previously taken away]
    Judges often order people to pay restitution for the damage they cause.
make up for   (make up for the lost time.)











v. [make (sth) stronger ; give more support to (sth)]

ex. This evidence reinforces my view that he is a spy.

ps. increase the numbers or military strength







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