Monday, August 14, 2006

ENG words

delate \dih-LAYT\ verb
*1: accuse, denounce
2 : report, relate
  • denounce v. 指責、譴責
Example sentence:
"In that year Archbishop Blackadder of Glasgow delated some thirty heretics to James IV who let the matter go with a jest." (J.D. Mackie, A History of Scotland)
  • Archbishop n. 樞機主教
  • heretics n. 異教徒
  • jest n. 笑料
dog days \DOG-DAYZ\ noun
*1 : the hot sultry period of summer between early July and early September in the northern hemisphere
2 : a period of stagnation or inactivity
  • sultry adj. 悶熱的、酷熱的
  • stagnation n. 淤塞、停滯
Example sentence:
With the steamy dog days upon us, air conditioners are selling like hotcakes.

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