March 14th, 2007

new words from College English 2 Lesson 1

Taking more salt than one was entitled to. allowed
offender One that offends, especially one that breaks a public law: a corrections institution for youthful offenders.
Hence the English word, salary. from then on
not worth his salt a person felt to be incapable of doing a job
incapable of sth/doing sth not able to do sth
scarce not often found
ample enough
pour sth out. serve by putting it into a cup, flow
weed wild plant growing where it is not wanted
fix color in color
itch to have an uncomfortable feeling on your skin that makes you want to scratch
rub scratch
obtain get sth
various way. several kinds of way
evaporate change into vapour and disappear 蒸發
vapour gaseous from into which certain liquid or solid substances can be converted by heating

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new words from College English 2 Lesson 2

disturbance disturbing or being disturbed
nail small thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and flat head at the other 釘子
spirit-level glass tube partly filled with water or alcohol, with a bubble of air, used to test whether sth is horizontal by means of the position of the bubble 酒精水準儀
horizontal parallel to the horizon;flat;level
hinder obstruct or delay sb/sth
attempt make an effect to accomplish sth; try to do sth
semicircle half of a circle or of its circumference
injure harm; hunt
measure find the size, length, volume, etc
sneer smile with a upon lip curled, to show contempt
confusion disorder; confused or untidy state
lean be in a sloping position
slip false step; act of slipping
mildly in a gentle manner
observe see and notice
plaster soft mixture of lime, sand, water, etc that becomes hard when dry and is used for making a smooth surface on walls and ceilings
sufficient enough
worn out exhausted 筋疲力盡
wretched very unhappy

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