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adequate

enough or good enough to be used or accepted

alligator

短吻鱷

ally

another country that has an agreement to provide support

alongside

next to

amateur

someone who does something as a hobby and not as a job

ambassador

an important official living in a foreign country represents his or her country's interests

appetite

the desire to eat

assembly

a large group of people who meet regularly to make decisions or laws for a particular region or country

assert

insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

awkward

lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance

ballpoint

a pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper

barely

only just true or only just the case

barrel

大圓桶

basin

臉盆

beam

a line of light

bedside

the area beside the bed

behalf

in the interest or aid of

blast

a strong current of air

bolt

門栓

booklet

小冊子

boost

cause to increase, improve or be more successful

bracelet

手鐲

brass

黃銅

briefcase

文件公事包

bulk

體積

bunch

一束

bureau

an office, organization, or government department that collects and distributes information

cabinet

a cupboard used for storing things such as medicine or alcoholic drinks or for displaying decorative things in

cattle

cello

大提琴

chairperson

the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization

charter

(交通工具)租賃借貸

chill

make cool or cooler

chop

cut into pieces with strong downward movements of a knife or an axe

chorus

合唱團

classified

officially secret

clip

迴紋針

coffin

棺材

commission

佣金

composition

works of art produced by the composer, painter or other artist

compound

混合物

conceal

cover or hide something carefully

conceive

構想出

condemn

責難

confess

坦承

consensus

genenral agreement of among a group of people

consent

permission to do something

constitution

憲法

convention

a large meeting of an organization or political group

convey

to carry or transport something or someone somewhere

corporation

法人、股份有限公司

correspondent

a newspaper or television journalist

corridor

走廊

coverage

the reporting of something

coward

膽小鬼

creep

爬行

cricket

蟋蟀

crow

烏鴉

crucial

extremely important

damp

slightly wet

dash

run or go somewhere quickly and suddenly

daybreak

黎明

decent

considered to be of an acceptable standard or quality

deed

a notable achievement

defendant

a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law

demerit

faults or disadvantages

desperate

willing to try anything hard to change the situation

devise

have an idea to design a plan, system or machine

dew

small drops of water that form on the ground and other surfaces outdoors during the night

discharge

be official allowed to leave

dispose

to discard or deal with

dispute

an argument or disagreement between people or groups

dock

an enclosed area in a harbor where ships go to be loaded, unloaded or repaired

drain

排水溝

dreadful

very bad or unpleasant, or very poor in quality

dreadful

causing fear or terror

dresser

化妝台

drier

烘乾機

driveway

a piece of hard ground that leads from the road to the front of a house or other building

dump

a place where rubbish is left

eggplant

茄子

embrace

hug, usually with fondness

emerge

to come out from an enclosed or dark space such as a room or a vehicle, or from a unseen position

emission

the release into the atmosphere

conceive

構想出

episode

a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events

ethnic

connected with or relating to different racial or cultural groups of people

expedition

a journey organized for a particular purpose

facsimile

傳真影本

faculty

physical and mental abilities

favorable

agree with something or approve of it

feminist

a persion who belives in and supports feminism

flee

escape from

fleet

a group of warships organized as a tactical unit

fossil

化石

gaze

to look steadily,intently and with fixed attention

ginger

goddess

女神祇

grain

穀物穀子

grief

a feeling of extreme sadness

grin

smile broadly

gross

the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

gulf

part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay

harsh

extremely unkind or cruel

hatch

the production of young from an egg

headquarters

the main offices of an organization

heritage

any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors

Hispanic

related to or derived from the people or culture of Spain

hitchhike

travel by getting free rides from motorists

hostile

unfriendly; of or like an enemy

hostility

unfriendliness; hatred; enmity

hut

a small house with only one or two rooms made of wood, mud, grass, or stones

ideology

an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

ignorance

the lack of knowledge or education

immense

extremely large or great

imperial

relating to or associated with an empire

impulse

a sudden desire to do something

inadequate

not sufficient to meet a need

initiative

an import act or statement that is intended to solve a problem

inspector

檢察官

instinct

the natural tendency that a person or animal has to behave or react in a particular way

intense

very great or extreme in strength or degree

intent

eager and determined to do something

invade

to enter a place by force with an army

jury

a body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law

justification

the act of defending or explaining or making excuses for by reasoning

justify

to show or prove that an action or idea is reasonable or necessary

keeper

a person who takes care of or manages something

kit

a group of item kept together in the same container which is used for similar purposes

knight

騎士

knot

蝴蝶結

lace

a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

lad

a young man or boy

lid

a movable top or cover (hinged or separate) for closing the opening of a container

limb

one's arms and legs

liver

large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity

lobster

龍蝦

lodge

a house or hut in a country or in the mountains where people stay on holidays

lump

a solid piece of

maid

a female domestic

mast

船桅

medieval

relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages

messenger

傳訊使者

mistress

女主人、女老師、情婦

mitten

連指手套

motorbike

motorcycle

mutter

咕噥

mutton

meat from an adult sheep

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