1/28 philomath ｜ n. 愛好學問者;研究數學者
Definition: (adjective) Intended to attract notice and impress others. Synonyms: pretentious, showy Usage: His ostentatious displays of wealth did nothing to impress his neighbors, who were proud of their middle-class status.
1/3bathos n. 陳腐, 矯揉造作
Definition: (noun)Insincere or grossly sentimental pathos. Synonyms: mawkishness Usage: The opera”s conclusion was emotional to the point of bathos, with the soprano dying heroically to save her lover.
幻想的 / 幻影似的;幻覺的 / 幽靈的
Definition: (adjective) Characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions. Synonyms: surrealistic Usage: The phantasmagoric imagery, with melting clocks and unreal landscapes, is what attracts many to Salvador Dali”s work.
Definition: (noun) A dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge. Synonyms: amateur, sciolist, dabbler Usage: He claimed to be serious about his paintings, but he was at heart a mere dilettante.
Definition: (adjective) Of or associated with sacred persons or offices; a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics used especially by the priests; extremely formal or stylized, as in a work of art. Synonyms: priestly, sacerdotal Usage: The figures in Byzantine paintings are arranged in hieratic compositions, used as symbols for religious truths rather than true representations.
12/30 red herring
n. 1. 燻青魚 2. 轉移注意力的話(或事物)
Definition: (noun) Something that draws attention away from the central issue. Synonyms: digression, diversion, deflection Usage: The detective explained that the mysterious letter had been only a red herring, having no real connection to the crime.
Definition: (noun) A figure or design carved into or beneath the surface of hard metal or stone; a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate. Synonyms: diaglyph, gravure Usage: The intaglio print was so incredibly detailed that it almost looked like a photograph.
Definition: (verb) To talk casually; in psychology, to fill in gaps in one”s memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts. Synonyms: chat, confer, natter Usage: Three old friends met in a café to confabulate together.
Definition: (noun) Division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions. Synonyms: duality Usage: One of the novel”s themes is the dichotomy of eastern and western culture.
Definition: (noun) Any one of the authors of the four New Testament gospel books: Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John; one who practices evangelism, especially a Protestant preacher or missionary. Synonyms: gospeler, preacher Usage: The medieval Bible had elaborate full-page illustrations of each of the Evangelists, done in the style of Roman author portraits.
3. 【文】太空,蒼穹[the ~]
Definition: (noun) The element believed in ancient and medieval civilizations to fill all space above the sphere of the moon and to compose the stars and planets. Synonyms: heavens, medium, quintessence Usage: I dreamt that I rose higher and higher, until I was flying through the ether towards the stars.
Definition: (noun) The dead body of an animal, especially one slaughtered for food. Synonyms: body, carcase Usage: After a few hours, the hunter returned with the carcass of a deer slung over his shoulder.
vt. 拋棄(情人) n. 拋棄情人者(尤指女子)
Definition: (verb) To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously. Synonyms: cast aside, leave Usage: Since being jilted by his fiancl he had grown to distrust all women.
Definition: (noun) A wasting or decrease in size of a body organ, tissue, or part owing to disease, injury, or lack of use Synonyms: wasting away, wasting Usage: Sheila suffered from muscular atrophy and was confined to a wheelchair.
Definition: (noun) Damage, harm, or loss. Synonyms: expense, hurt, impairment Usage: Her employers were understanding, and she was able to take a long leave of absence without detriment to her career.
Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to merchants or trade. Synonyms: moneymaking, commercial Usage: While the nation”s farmers faced a depression, mercantile enterprises flourished.
Definition: (adverb) To or toward that place. Synonyms: there Usage: The bell has a tone that is wondrous sweet; let us stroll thither, and examine the matter nearer.
Definition: (noun) A playful leap or hop; a frivolous escapade or prank. Synonyms: antic, frolic, romp Usage: The child”s playfulness was amusing at first, but they soon grew tired of his capers.