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1

attentive


1. thinking about or watching
something carefully
2. paying careful attention to something
3. very concerned about the needs of others
-an attentive waiter

留心注意的/體貼周到的

2

unconditional


not limited in any way:
complete and absolute
-They demanded an unconditional
surrender.
-He had an unconditional loyalty to
his family.
-unconditional love

無條件的/絕對的

3

fleeting


not lasting:last for only a short time

-had a fleeting desire to jump into the cool lake but kept on hiking.

短暫的/閃現的/轉瞬間的/疾馳的

4

unparalleled

1. not found elsewhere:never seen or experienced before
2. having no equal:better or greater than anyone or anything else

空前的/空前未有的/無與倫比的

5

ubiquitous


seeming to be seen everywhere;existing or being everywhere in the same time.

隨處可見的/普遍存在的/無所不在的

ubiquity(n)-presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously

6

sensible

1. perceptible to the senses or to reason
or to understand
2. perceptible as real or material
-sensible world
3. having or showing good sense or judgement
-make a sensible answer
4. designed for practical ends (as comfort or
usefulness) rather than for appearance
-sensible shoes

可感知的/可覺察的/合情理的/設計實用的

7

untethered


to free from or as if from a tether

解脫(韁繩/束縛)的/不受圈綁的

8

benevolent

1. kind and generous
-benevolent donor
2. organized to do good things for
other people-benevolent society
3. marked by or suggestive of goodwill
-benevolent smiles

仁慈的/善意的/樂善好施的

9

hostile

1. of or relating to an enemy
2. having or showing unfriendly feelings
3. unpleasant or harsh
4. openly opposed or resisting
-hostile to new ideas
-plants growing in a hostile environment

含敵意的/敵人的/不友善的/不利的

10

alien

1. not familiar or like other things you have known
2. different from what you are used to
3. from another country
4. too different from something to be acceptable or suitable
- When I first went to New York, it all felt very alien to me.

外國的/陌生的/不相容的/相異的

11

sarcastic

using or showing sarcasm

*sarcastically
*sarcasm:the use of words that means the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult Sb, to show irritation, or to be funny.

諷刺的/譏諷的/挖苦的

12

timid

1. feeling or showing a lack of courage or confidence
2. lacking in boldness or determination

*timidity

13

intimidating

causing feelings of fear, awe, or timidity

* intimidate:to make (Sb) afraid;especially to compel or deter by or as if by threats
-You shouldn't allow his reputation to intimidate you.

14

eligible

a/n
1. qualified to participate or be chosen
-eligible to retire
-an eligible young bachelor
2. suitable or desirable especially for marriage

15

content

(a) pleased and satisfied:not needing more;contented
-She was content with her life as it was.
(v) to make Sb pleased and satisfied
-The toys contented the children, at least for a little while.

(n) contentment

16

impermeable

not allowing something (such as a liquid) to pass through
-an impermeable layer of rock
-a fabric impermeable to moisture

不可滲透/穿透的

17

proactive

controlling the situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems;having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future

= pro + reactive

-A survey was given out to customers so that the company could take proactive steps to improve their service.

18

assertive

1. confident in behavior or style.(褒/貶)
2. having a strong or distinctive flavor
-If you want people to listen to your opinions, you'll need to learn to be more assertive.
-an assertive leader

確信-肯定的/自信-斷言的
(帶有較強烈及獨特的形象/風味)

19

sufficient

having or providing as much as needed;enough to meet the needs of a situation.
-A brisk walk is sufficient to raise your heart rate.
-Her explanation was not sufficient to satisfy the police.

20

perceptible

able to be seen or noticed;able to be perceived especially by the senses.
-The sound was barely perceptible.
-The price increase has had no perceptible effect on the sales.

可察覺的/能感覺得到的

-->imperceptible

21

entitled

believing in oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.

-kids who feel so entitled and think the world will revolve around them.

22

scarce

very small in amount or number compared with demand.
- Food was getting scarce during the drought.

* scarcity:缺乏/匱乏/稀少性

23

perpetual

1. continuing forever or for a very long time without stopping
2. happening all the time or very often

永久的/永恆的/一再重複的/無休止的