§ Lesson 31 A lovable eccentric 可爱的怪人
【New words and expressions】 生词和短语
●lovable adj. 可爱的
●eccentric n. （行为）古怪的人
●disregard v. 不顾，漠视
●convention n. 习俗，风俗
●conscious adj. 感觉到的，意识到的
●invariably adv. 总是，经常地
●routine n. 常规；惯例
●shrewd adj. 精明的
●eccentricity n. 怪僻
●legendary adj. 传奇般的
●snob n. 诌上欺下的人
●intensely adv. 强烈地
●bedraggled adj 拖泥带水的
●dump v. 把……砰的一声抛下
●apologetic adj. 道歉的
●reprimand v. 训斥
●stage v. 暗中策划
●elaborate adj. 精心构思的
■lovable adj. 可爱的
lovable == worthy of love
lovely = beautiful 可爱的
Eg: What he does is lovable.
I like the lovely boy/girl.
A large number of eccentrics are lovable. 许多怪人惹人喜爱。
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■eccentric n. （行为）古怪的人
eccentric: a person whose behaviou is peculiar, unusual, rather strange.
eccentric: adj. peculiar, unusual; strange
Eg.: The modern building looks strange to the villages.
Eg.: I can’t get on well with him, because he is eccentric.
Eg.: Look, he is wearing an odd hat.
The house is peculiar.
I feel peculiar today. ==I feel uncomfortable / ill. == I’m not myself today.
eccentricity n. 怪癖
■disregard v. 不顾，漠视
disregard: ignore; pay no attention to
Disregard noise and keep working
have disregard of / for
He has complete disregard of / for my feelings.
in disregard of
He did the work in disregard of my 包含uctions.
treat sb. with disregard 怠慢某人
Anyway, don’t treat your friends with disregard.
■convention n. 习俗，风俗
convention: generally accepted practice.
Shaking hands when meeting people is normal convention in China.
It’s a custom of giving presents at Christmas.
He always does exactly what he wants and does not care about convention.
Eg.: The normal practice in the company is to send bill as soon as the job is done.
Your stomach would turn at the idea of frying potatoes in animal fat- -the normally accepted practice in many northern countries.(三册L23)
Spending Christmas Day is a tradition for western people.
I have a habit of reading English aloud in the morning.
■conscious adj. 感觉到的，意识到的
be conscious of / that
be aware of / that
He is quite unaware of the danger.
He is not conscious of the danger.
class conscious 有阶级意识的
family conscious 有家庭观念的
clothes conscious 注重衣着的
stairs conscious 注重地位的