retort

re-tort(twist)

v. [make a quick, witty or angry reply]

  ex. Nonsense!' she retorted.

 


 

 

ps. distort (p.158)

ps. tortuous

 

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retouch 

re-touch

v. [improve or alter (a photograph, painting, etc) by removing flaws or making minor changes]

  ps. final touch

 

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retrace 

re-trace

v. [to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.]

  ps. trace

 

 

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retract 

re-tract(draw)

v. [to draw back or in]

  ex. Cats can retract their claws.

  ex. snakes can retract their fangs

  ex. the editors can retract something written that was incorrect.

 

 

 

 

ps. tract n.

the digestive/ respiratory / urinary tract

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retreat 

re-treat

v.撤退 [withdraw after being defeated or when faced with danger or difficulty]

n. [place suitable for retreating]

  ex. spa

 

 

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retrench 

re-trench

v. [to cut down or reduce (esp. expenses); curtail]

  ps. retrenchment letter

 

etymology: 1598, "dig a new trench as a second line of defense," from Fr. retrencher "to cut off," from re- "back" + O.Fr. trenchier "to cut." Sense of "cut down, reduce (expenses, etc.)" is from 1625.

 

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retribution 

re-tribut-ion

n. [punishment for evil done or reward for good done; requital]

  ex. jailed in retribution for his crimes.

 

 

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字根tribut == bestow 贈與

tribute   n. 讚辭 (給予仰慕之詞 )
     
tributary   adj.進貢的、支流的 n.進貢國
     
     
tribulation   n.苦難 [great trouble or suffering]
retribution   n.報應;懲罰
     
     
tribunal   n.特別法庭 (from tribe)
     
attribute    v.把…歸於 n.屬性
     
contribute    v.貢獻
     
distribute   v.分發
redistribution   n.重新分配

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

retrieve

v. [If you retrieve something, you get it back from the place where you left it.]

  ex. He reached over and retrieved his jacket from the back seat.

  ex. retrieve data from a disk

 

 

 

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revealing

re-veal(veil)-ing

adj. [Permitting an elucidating glimpse or a perception of something intimate or concealed]

   ex. a very revealing biography; a revealing gown.

 

 

 

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revelation

n. [Something revealed, especially a dramatic disclosure of something not previously known or realized.]

 ps. Revelations 《啟示錄》聖經新約的最後一卷

 

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revelry

revel-ry

n. [noisy partying or merrymaking]

 

etymotlogy: it comes from the French word reveler meaning to rebel

rebel + ry

 

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revenge

re-(a)venge

n.複仇 [deliberate punishment or injury inflicted in return for what one has suffered ]

  ex. Terrorists bombed the police station in revenge for the arrest.

v. [to exact punishment or expiation for a wrong on behalf of, especially in a resentful or vindictive spirit]

 

 

 

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revenue

re-venue(to come)

n. [Revenue is money that a company, organization, or government receives from people.]

   ex. One study said the government would gain about $12 billion in tax revenues

 

ps. avenue  n.大街

 

 

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