跟著莎翁學英文:10個莎翁發明的形容詞

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莎士比亞是非常重要的一位英國文學巨擘,他影響了後代無數位有名的作家,而他的作品也在當代被重複改編過非常多次,光是《羅密歐與茱麗葉》就至少有20種以上橫跨電影、動畫、舞台劇與芭蕾的改編作品。莎翁喜歡合併不一樣的動詞與名詞,再創造出一個全新的單字,並運用在他的作品中。

Engvid的英文老師Alex分享了10個莎士比亞發明的單字,讓我們一探究竟!

1. lackluster (adj.) 毫無生氣的;無精打采的;頗為無聊的

e.x How was the movie? It was lackluster.

2. cold-blooded (adj.) 冷血的;冷酷無情的

e.x The police is tracking down the cold-blooded killer.

3. worthless (adj.) 毫無價值的;沒用的

e.x The nice boots would be worthless if they are not your size.

4. tranquil (adj.) 平靜的;靜謐的

e.x She felt tranquil after her meditation.

5. premeditated (adj.) 預謀的;預先計畫好的(犯罪行為)

e.x We believe this is a premeditated murder case.

6. flawed (adj.) 不完美的

e.x Diamonds are still valuable, even when they are flawed.

7. jaded (adj.) 疲倦的;厭倦不堪的

e.x Flying is exciting for the first time, but you will soon become jaded.

8. countless (adj.) 無數的;非常多的

e.x There are countless mistakes in his assignment.

9. deafening (adj.) 震耳欲聾的;極喧鬧的

e.x Turn it off. The music is deafening.

10. lonely (adj.) 孤獨的

e.x She starts to feel lonely after her children have all gone to school.

 

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