: one that returns after death or a long absence
The play is about a family of revenants who come back to their ancestral home after years of political exile.
- ancestral adj. 祖傳的
obloquy \AH-bluh-kwee\ noun
*1 : a strongly condemnatory utterance : abusive language
2 : the condition of one that is discredited : bad repute
- utterance n. 發聲、表達
The manager walked quickly back to the dugout as insults and obloquy rained down from the stands.
- dugout 【棒球】選手休息區
kludge \KLOOJ\ noun
: a system and especially a computer system made up of poorly matched components
"The original satellite contrivance was the asynchronous satellite downlink with a phone connection uplink. This was doomed to fail because it was a kludge." (John C. Dvorak, Boardwatch Magazine, February 2002)
- contrivance n. 裝置
- asynchronous adj. 非同期的
- downlink n. 下行線路
- uplink n. 上行線路
- doom to 註定要...