seine

n. [wiki] [ Seine fishing (or seine-haul fishing) is a method of fishing that employs a seine or dragnet. A seine is a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water with its bottom edge held down by weights and its top edge buoyed by floats. Seine nets can be deployed from the shore as a beach seine, or from a boat.]

 

 

ps. Seine(塞納河), a major river in France

(French: La Seine, pronounced: [la sɛn])

 

 Travel Paris: Seine River

 

 

 

 

 

 

seismic

adj.地震的 [pertaining to, of the nature of, or caused by an earthquake or vibration of the earth, whether due to natural or artificial causes.]

  ex. seismic tremors, 地震的震動

  ex. seismic wave, 震波

  ps. seismology n.地震學 [wiki] [Seismology  is the scientific study of earthquakes and the propagation of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field also includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis as well as diverse seismic sources such as volcanic, tectonic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes (such as explosions). A related field that uses geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is called a seismogram. A seismologist is a scientist who does research in seismology.]

 

  etymology: 1858, from Gk. seismos "earthquake"

 

Use seismic exploration to find the oil underground.  (very interesting) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

semblance

n. [likeness to sth, esp without any inner substance or reality]

  ex. 裝出愉快的樣子 a semblance of cheerfulness

  ex. 山寨版的手機, a semblance of iphone 5.

  ps. guise (p.229) n.偽裝

 

 

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字根 simil--->simul   ==  like 相似

       sembl

 

simulate   v/adj.模擬、假裝
     
assemble   v.集合,召集  ex. to assemble a computer
     
dissemble    v.掩飾;假裝 (dis, 這邊做加強語氣= complete)
     synonym: camouflage, feign, disguise
     
ensemble    n.【音】合奏
     
resemble   v.相似  ex. She resembles her brother in looks.

 

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seminal

semin(=semen精子, seed)-al

adj. [Relating to semen]

adj. [highly original and influencing the development of future events]

  ex. 蒸汽機,汽車、電腦、電視等等, Beatles, Higgs boson

  ps. 很早期的人ex.亞里斯多德,認為男人的精子是種子,而女人只是土壤。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seminary

semin(=semen精子, seed)-ary

n.神學院 [A seminary is a college where priests, ministers, or rabbis are trained. ]

  ps. 字源上是指seed bed

  ps. theology

 

Life in the Seminary

 

 

 

 

 

sensation

sens(feeling)-ation

n.感覺 [the operation or function of the senses]

  ex. a sensation of warmth, dizziness, falling

  ps. Sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch, transitional five senses by Aristotle.

n.轟動 [a state of widespread public excitement]

  ex. his announcement caused a sensation

 

ps. Sensation is an indoor electronic dance music event (Taiwan 也有唷)

Sensation Taiwan '12 Ocean of White trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sensible

sens(feeling)-ible

adj. [having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment]

  ex. a sensible suggestion.

  ex. wear sensible shoes for long walks

adj. 覺察到某事物 [Having a perception of something]

  ex. a sensible rise in temperature 可以感覺到的溫度升高

 

 

 

 

 

sensitive

sens(feeling)-itive

adj.敏感的 [readily or excessively affected by external agencies or influences. ]

  ex. sensitive teeth

  ex. sensitive documents

  ex. Photographic paper is highly sensitive to light.

 

 

About The Highly Sensitive Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sensitivity

sens(feeling)-itive-ity

n. [the ability of an organism or part of an organism to react to stimuli]

   ps. strength of the feeling it results in, in comparison with the strength of the stimulus.

 

 

 

 

sensitization

sens(feeling)-itize-ation

n. [to make sensitive or susceptible]

  ps. 比方說 drug addiction 的問題。有理論指出成癮是因為多次使用藥物之下使的神經系統產生I want more的性質(sensitize)

 

 

 

 

 

sentient

adj.能感知或感覺事物的 [capable of perceiving or feeling things]

  ps. 多出現在哲學中

  ps. 佛教的概念:萬物皆有情 sentient being.

  ps. animal rights.

 

wiki:

Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive, or be conscious, or to experience subjectivity. Eighteenth century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think ("reason") from the ability to feel ("sentience"). In modern western philosophy, sentience is the ability to experience sensations (known by the technical term "qualia"). For Eastern philosophy, sentience is a metaphysical quality of all things that requires respect and care. The concept is central to the philosophy of animal rights, because sentience is necessary for the ability to suffer, which is held to entail certain rights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sentiment

n. [an attitude, thought, or judgment prompted by feeling; a romantic or nostalgic feeling verging on sentimentality ]

  ps. synonym: feeling, idea, 但是sentiment比較複雜一些

  ps. sentimental adj.感傷性的, 多愁善感的  (山東饅頭 )

 

from wiki:

In modern times "sentimental" is a pejorative term that has been casually applied to works of art and literature that exceed the viewer or reader's sense of decorum—the extent of permissible emotion—and standards of taste: "excessiveness" is the criterion

A sentimentalist is one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.

The sentimentalist is he who would enjoy without incurring the immense debtorship for a thing done."

 

陳綺貞 Sentimental kills

 

 

 

 

 

sentinel

n. = sentry [a person or animal that keeps guard.]

   ex. a security worker.

   ps. 常常是報紙的名稱唷 ex. Los Angeles Sentinel

   ps. Animal sentinels :: [wiki] There are countless examples of environmental effects on animals that later manifested in humans. The classic example is the "canary in the coal mine". Well into the 20th century, coal miners brought canaries into coal mines as an early-warning signal for toxic gases, primarily carbon monoxide. The birds, being more sensitive, would become sick before the miners, who would then have a chance to escape or put on protective respirators.

 

 

 

 

 

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