Monday, June 12, 2006

ENG words

omnipotent \ahm-NIP-uh-tunt\ adjective
: having virtually unlimited authority or influence

Example sentence:
Small children often believe their parents to be omnipotent, capable of commanding any situation or resolving any problem they find before them.

*omni- 全、總、泛 (=all)
  • omniscient adj. 全知的
  • omnivorous adj. 無所不吃的(形容動物);無所不讀的
warp speed \WORP-SPEED\ noun
: the highest possible speed

Example sentence:
When Mario saw Helen enter the elevator, he grabbed his laptop and vaulted down the stairs at warp speed to get to the meeting room ahead of her.
  • vault v. 跳躍
mala fide \mal-uh-FYE-dee\ adverb or adjective
: with or in bad faith

Example sentence:
The judge concluded that the company had acted mala fide in concealing the information.

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