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趣味英语 A到Z的26个奇葩单词

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  1. agastopia

  n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body

  名词——指尤其迷恋某人身体的某一部分。

  2. bibble

  v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily

  动词——经常喝酒;吃东西或喝东西时噪音很大。

  3. cabotage

  n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders

  名词——沿海贸易权;(尤指给外国运输工具的)在某个国家边境航空运输范围内的沿海贸易权,沿海航行权

  4. doodle sack

  n. – old English word for bagpipe

  名词——风笛的古英语写法。

  5. erinaceous

  adj. – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog

  形容词——猬的,似猬的,多髦毛的

  Although she won’t know what it means, never, ever tell your date Erin that she is “looking quite erinaceous this evening.”

  尽管她不会知道是什么意思,但永永远远都不要告诉你的女朋友Erin“她今晚打扮的像个刺猬一样。”

  6. firman

  n. – in Turkey and some other Oriental countries, a decree or mandate issued by the sovereign

  名词——在土耳其和一些其它东方国家,由最高统治者(君主)所发出的法令或命令。

  7. gabelle

  n. – a tax on salt

  名词——盐税

  8. halfpace

  n. – a platform of a staircase where the stair turns back in exactly the reverse direction of the lower flight

  名词——站台或楼梯间内楼梯可以精准的转向相反方向更低一层楼梯。

  9. impignorate

  v. – to pawn or mortgage something

  动词——典当、抵押某物。

  10. jentacular

  adj. – pertaining to breakfast

  形容词——关于早餐的,附属于早餐的。

  11. kakorrhaphiophobia

  n. – fear of failure

  名词——失败恐惧症。

  This is the last word that someone with kakorrhaphiophobia would want to encounter in a spelling bee.

  在拼字比赛中“失败恐惧症”是人们最不愿看到的单词。

  12. lamprophony

  n. – loudness and clarity of enunciation

  名词——声音的响亮和清晰。

  13. macrosmatic

  adj. – having a good sense of smell

  形容词——嗅觉发达的。

  14. nudiustertian

  n. – the day before yesterday

  名词——前天。

  15. oxter

  n. – outdated word meaning “armpit”

  名词——过时的词,指“腋下”。

  16. pauciloquent

  adj. – uttering few words; brief in speech

  形容词——微言大义的、说的很少;简短的演讲。

  17. quire

  n. – two dozen sheets of paper

  名词——两打纸张。

  18. ratoon

  n. – small shoot growing from the root of a plant

  名词——(农作物,尤其指甘蔗的)截根苗。

  19. salopettes

  n. – high-waisted skiing pants with shoulder straps

  名词——高腰带吊裤带的高腰裤。

  20. tittynope

  n. – a small quantity of something left over

  名词——某物剩下的少量部分。

  21. ulotrichous

  adj. – having wooly or crispy hair

  形容词——adj.鬈发人种的,鬈发的

  22. valetudinarian

  n. – a sickly or weak person, especially one who is constantly and morbidly concerned with his or her health

  名词——体弱多病的人,为健康过份担忧的人。

  23. winklepicker

  n. – style of shoe or boot in the 1950s with a sharp and long pointed toe

  名词——流行于19世纪50年代的尖头皮鞋或尖头皮靴。

  24. xertz

  v. – to gulp down quickly and greedily

  动词——狼吞虎咽地吃。

  25. yarborough

  n. – hand of cards containing no card above a nine

  名词——没有超过九点的一手牌。

  26. zoanthropy

  n. – delusion of a person who believes himself changed into an animal

  名词——变兽妄想。

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