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abate
(v) to lessen in intensity or degree
a duck("ab" "ab") ate (ate) the rope when ppl are playing "but hor"
aberrant
(adj) deviating from the norm
a BART(ber) ran (rant) away
abscond
(v) to depart clandestinely; to steal away and hide

"chim tou"
absence of/remove (abs) the air con (cond) from the window
accolade
(n)an expression of praise
a crown (co) laid (lade) on the head
acerbic
(adj) having a sour or bitter taste or character
acid
acumen
(n) quick, keen, or accurate knowledge or insight

"man yeu", "chung ming"
accurate man (men)
adulation
(n) excessive praise; intense adoration

"or yue fung sing"
add doh d lotion
adulterate
(v) to reduce purity by combining with inferior ingredients
an adult wanna gain more money in high rate
aesthetic
(adj) dealing with, appreciate of, or responsive to art or the beautiful

"sum mei dik" "mei hok dik"
Design of AE (ae) card or the (the) nike tick (tic)
aggrandize
(v) to increase in intensity, power, or prestige

"tsang dai" "kwa dai"
blow air to make a grand dice
alacrity
(n) eager and enthusiastic willingness

"man jit" "hing fai" "lok yee"
ask Ah Lac(ala) to create a Tee(crity)
alchemy
(n) a medieval science aimed at the transmutation of metals, esp base metals, into gold

"lin gum shuet"
work under the chimney
amalgamate
(v) to combine several elements into a whole
Ga Mai(mate)
ameliorate
(v) to make better or more tolerable

"goi leung"
A Ma + Christian Dior
amenable
(adj) agreeable; responsive to suggestion

"hang fook chung dik" "yau yi mo dik"
a man(men) who's able to wash dishes, cook...etc
anachronism
(n) sth or someone out of place in terms of its historical or chronological context

"but hup chiu lau"
A Na(lei) micro (siu) lung
anomaly
(n) deviation from the normal order, form, or rule; abnormality
abnormal
approbation
(n) an expression of approval or praise
approval, bay-> ji yau sun jeung holding its thumbs up
archaic
(adj) outdated; associated with an earlier, perhaps more primitive, time
arch(ancient)
arduous
(adj) strenuous, taxing, requiring significant effort

"fai lik dik"
Ah(ar) Dong(duo) raise up US(us)
ascetic
(n) one who practices rigid self-denial, esp as an act of religious devotion

"sau hang" "gum yuk"
a set(cet) of ticks(tic)-- shapes of legs when yu ga
assuage
(v) to ease or lessen; to appease or pacify

"woon woh" "jen ding"
a mum calm down a gal as (ass) if she is at your age (uage)
astringent
(adj) having a tightening effect on living tissue; harsh; severe
as (as) the bell rings (ring), the harsh teacher enters (ent) and exam begins
audacious
(adj) daring and fearless; recklessly bold

"dai darm dik" "mo chi dik"
ngo (au) dai (dac) sai (cious)
austere
(adj) without adornment; bare; severely simple; ascetic

"yim jun dik" "gaan pok dik"
or si (aus) lok dei ha (tere)
avarice
(n) greed, esp for wealth
every (ava) single rice (rice) has to be given to him
aver
(v) to state as a fact; to confirm or support

"duen yin" "jue jeung"
he suggest going to a (a) fa yuen (ver), everybody support him
axiom/axiomatic
(n)/(adj) a universally recognized principle; taken as a given; possessing self-evident truth

"gung lei" "gaak yin"
asim (axiom) as a ji yau sun jeung
bolster
(v) to provide support or reinforcement
da (ter) a bad boss (bols)
bombast/bombastic
(n)/(adj) self-evident or pompous writing or speech; pompous; grandiloquent

"kwa dai dik yin chi"
easily bomb(bomb) ust(ast)
bucolic
(adj) rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants

"heung chuen dik" "tin yuen sang wood dik"
bull (bu) + a gu lei (colic)
burgeon
(v) to grow rapidly; to flourish

"gum chok fart jin"
burberry(bur) ge(GE) sun hoi jeung on the street
cacophony
(n) harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance

"but hip dik woh yum" "jarp yum"
ga jei(ca) goh goh (co) fung ju yi jai (phony)
canon
(n) an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature

"gau wui fart kwai"
use a canon camera to take pics during an assembly, bei yan gon
canonical
(adj) following or in agreement with orthodox requirements

"yi gau kwai dik"
sau mai canon (canon) camera in the church...ng sai bei yan call mai yat bin (cal)
capricious
(adj) inclined to change one's mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable

"sin bin dik"
wearing cap (cap)'s ric (ric) was printing(io) USUSUSUS (us) continuously
castigation
(n) severe criticism or punishment

"ching faat" "hoh ping"
a cat(cas) dou sei joh a cup of tea (ti)....bei yan punish and critize....not its ga shun (gation)
catalyst
(n) a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change
caustic
(adj) burning or stinging; causing corrosion

"fu sik jai"
if u touch it...u'll burn urself...have to call(cau) dik(stic)
censure
(v) to criticize severely; to officially rebuke
a san (cen) sei (sure) is criticized by the school president
chary
(adj) wary; cautious

"sai sum dik"
the seed of a cherry (chary) is very small
chicanery
(n) trickery or subterfuge

"gau bin"
a boy steal a chicken (chic) and the farmer is very angry(anery) but he claim that he didnt
cogent
(adj) appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing

"si yan shun fook dik"
a cool(co) and gentlemen(gent) guy in debate
complaisance
(n) the willingness to comply with the wishes of others

"shun chung"
comply (complai) with the wishes of the sons(sance)
connoisseur
(n) an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert

"loi hong"
a pro guy says...the con (con) ng hor yi (noi) jau gum si ha (sseur)
contentious
(adj) argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
a girl with (con) come into our tent(tent) and argue IO(io) with us(us)
contrite
(adj) regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness

"tung fui dik"
a guy with con(cont) suddenly say "you are right(rite), i'm wrong"
convention
(n) a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude

"gwan lai"
convoluted
(adj) complex or complicated
da da ha kungfu(convol), a very complicated jiu sik, the arms lut joh(luted)
credulous
(adj) tending to believe too readily; gullible

"hing shun dik"
ark ah por hui get money using credit(credu) card and buy the lotus(lous)
culpable
(adj) deserving blame
in cu(cul) there's a guy who always say "bart por" (pable) to others....he's scolded eventually
cynicism
(n) an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
yau duck see (cyn) nic (nic) sin come (cism)
dearth
(n) smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack

"kuet faat" "leung sik but juk"
d(d) earth (earth) gwong tuk tuk
decorum
(n) polite or appropriate conduct or behavior

"tuen jing" "lai mau hup yi"
many vip in a decorated(deco) rm drinking rum(rum)
demur
(v) to question or oppose

"yi yee farn dui"
dim (de) mur (mur), ngo hai farn dui ark
derision
(n) scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment

"jaau siu"
he cant do derivative(deris), cant cal ion(ion), others are laughing at him
desiccate
(v) to dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or dull
diatribe
(n) a harsh denunciation

"ork ma" "fei pong"
after da (dia)-ing the tribes (tribe), bei yan scolded
didactic
(adj) intended to teach or instruct

"suet gau dik"
a teacher gives a dai (di) dik (dac) tick (tic)
dilettante
(n) one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge

"yip yu oi ho jei"
lets (let) go camping in a tent (tante) after work
disabuse
(v) to undeceive; to set right

"gai mai waak" "si sing ng"
make a guy (dis) who abuse medic to know that he is wrong
discordant
(adj) conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound

"but tiu woh"
discretion
(n) cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions

"sun jung" "bin bit lik"
in discrete(discret) lesson, a guy hold a poon of ions (ion) and ask us to carefully choose it
disinterested
(adj) indifferent; free from self-interest

"mo si yuk dik" "lim git dik"
he is not (dis) interested (interested) in ur lei yau...he dun want to go to ICAC
disparage
(v) to slight or belittle

"miu si"
u gum late sin go to disco(dis) and bar (par) at this age (age)? ng hai ar ma
disparate
(adj) fundamentally distinct or dissimilar

"but tung dik"
hai disco (dis) and bar (par) hai ate (ate) d different gei yea
dissemble
(v) to disguise or conceal; to mislead

"yim sik" "ga jong but ji dou"
ask sem (sem) and bo (ble) if they like x
divulge
(v) to disclose sth secret

"sit lo"
tell u ho dai (di) ho valuable (vul) GE (ge)'s secret
dogmatic
(adj) stubbornly opinionated

"duk duen dik"
a dog (dog) marn gum (ma) draw ticks (tic), ng listen to others
ebullience
(n) the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings

"yit ching yeung yat"
the bull (bull) ho chi yau liscence (lience) gum...jumping happily on the road
eccentric
(adj) departing from norms or conventions

"gu gwai dik" "farn seung dik"
that guy is very strange...everybody stay at the center (centric)...he e hoi (ec) from the center
eclectic
(adj) composed of elements drawn from various sources
e sang (ec), lecturer (lec) and taxi driver (tic) all combine their money and donate it
effrontery
(n) extreme boldness; presumptuousness

"hau arn mo chi"
eee (e) f4(f)'s chim mang wui....there's a long queue...but a gang "hau arn mo chi" rush to the front(front) and ba joh a territory (tery)
elegy
(n) a mournful poem, esp one lamenting the dead

"bei goh" "bei si"
that guy always sing some very sad song...since he lost his leg when he's very small
eloquent
(adj) well-spoken; expressive; articulate

"hung bin"
yi lo (elo) and the guest (quent) argue...both dou hung bin tou tou
emollient
(adj) soothing, esp to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying

"si yau yuen dik"
e (e) mol (ma) lai gun (lient)...mgun yau yuen d...more comfortable
empirical
(adj) based on observation or experiment
endemic
(adj) characteristic of or often found in a particular locality, region, or people

"wai yat dei kui soh dak yau dik"
one of the district's end street (end) always yau mice (mic), but not the other district
enervate
(v) to weaken; to reduce in vitality

"si shui yuek"
energy (ener) vaporated (vate)
enigmatic
(adj) mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand

"yi yi but ming dik" "lan gai dik"
e (e) night (nig) ngo hai dou jo maths (mat)..but the question ho diff to understand...just give a huge tick(tic) to those i dont understand
ennui
(n) dissatisfaction and restlessness resulting from boredom or apathy

"guen toi" "yim guen"
kau lui(nui) kau lai kau hui dou kau ng dou
ephemeral
(adj) brief; fleeting

"duen jarm dik" "jiu sang mo sei dik"
this e (e) ticket fee (phe) is just for a short period...u'll get mellow (meral) as well
equivocate
(v) to use ambiguous language with a deceptive intent

"ji ng kei chi"
this is equivalent(equi) to drinking vokka (vocate)...but he eng eng um um....pretended that he didnt
erudite
(adj) very learned; scholarly

"bok hok dik"
lee bark is not rude (rud) and he duck harn wui play with kite (ite)
esoteric
(adj) intended for or understood by a small, specific group

"bei chun dik"
in this restaurant, the method to make this goose soup (sot) is only chun to eric (eric)
eulogy
(n) a speech honoring the dead

"jung chi"
when that guy is giving a speech to honor the dead...he said ppl to eee(e) lo chi siu (logy) yat siu
evanescent
(adj) tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing

"saat la dik"
evan (evan) spray...disappear like vapor in a sec once u press on it....not like a cent (cent)..which wont evaporate
exacerbate
(v) to make worse or more severe

"ga kaat"
his ex (ex) has an acer (acer) printer....it doesnt work anymore
she ate (bate) noodle soup on top of it and spill the whole soup to it....it's even worse
exculpate
(v) exonerate; to clear of blame

"sun ming mo jui"
his ex (ex) claim that she kill (cul) a dog...in order to claim that she didnt....she ate (ate) her arms
exigent
(adj) urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention
in the ghost house....the girl urgently find an exit(exi) and rush out and hop onto a gentleman (gent)
exonerate
(v) to remove blame
the judge ask the criminal to run in the court...if he can exceed (ex) one (one) rate (rate)...he'll make him innocent
extemporaneous
(adj) improvised; done without preparation

"lum si dik" "jik jik dig"
his ex (ex) act as a temporary (temporaneous) actor...."lum gei"
facetious
(adj) playful; humorous
harry goh goh have his face (face) tear(tious)...tum d children hoi sum
fallacy
(n) an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief

"chor ng dik goon lim"
fawn
(v) to flatter or praise excessively

"fung sing"
he said a fong (fawn) yin in front of the king....just to chart hai
fervent
(adj) greatly emotional or zealous

"yit sum dik"
give a fur (fer) to the servant (servent), she'll be very yit sum in helping u to do stuff
filibuster
(n) intentional obstruction, especially using prolonged speechmaking to delay legislative action

"jor oi yee on tung gwor"
fill (fil) the bus(bus) with hung bo fun ji (ter)...and drive to larp fart guk
flout
(v) to demonstrate contempt for, as in a rule or convention

"miu si"
he asked the judge to fly (fl) out (out) of the window
fortuitous
(adj) happening by fortunate accident or chance

"au yin"
sometimes u can win in a lucky draw...if fortune (fortui) comes to us (tous)
fulminate
(v) to loudly attack or denounce

"yim chi hin jark"
the frige is originally full (ful)..but after a day...only minimal (min) is left...all r ate (ate)
furtive
(adj) marked by stealth; convert; surreptitious

"bei mat dik" "tau tau moh moh dik"
steal the fur (fur) and golden teeth (tive)
garrulous
(adj) pointlessly talkative, talking too much
garfield (gar) rule (rulo) us(us)...keeping on talking
germane
(adj) relevant to the subject at hand; appropriate in subject matter

"yau mat chit gwan hai dik"
ger (ger) and man(man) is closely related
glib
(adj) marked by ease or informality; nonchalant; lacking in depth; superficial

"lung suet sin dou"
lips (lib)
grandiloquence
(n) pompous speech or expression

"kwa jeung ji yin"
he claim that he is galeilio (grandilo)..his wife is queen (quence)
gregarious
(adj) sociable; outgoing; enjoying the company of other people

"se gau dik"
b4 GRE (gre) that guy talks about great america (ga) and IO (io) with us...very sociable
hackneyed
(adj) rendered trite or commonplace by frequent usage

"but sun kei dik" "ping seung dik"
that guy in the market says...it's very often for him to hack (hack) n ox eyes(eye) a day
halcyon
(adj) calm and peaceful
harangue
(v) to deliver a pompous speech or tirade
hedonism
(n) devotion to pleasurable pursuits, esp to the pleasures of the senses
hegemony
(n) the consistent dominance of one state or ideology over others
heretical
(adj) violating accepted dogma or convention
hubris
(n) arrogant presumption or pride
hyperbole
(n) an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
iconoclast
(n) one who attacks or undermines traditional conventions or institutions
idolatrous
(adj) given to intense or excessive devotion to something
imminent
(adj) about to happen; impending
immutable
(adj) not capable of change
impassive
(adj) revealing no emotion
impecunious
(adj) lacking funds; without money
imperturbable
(adj) marked by extreme calm, impassivity, and steadiness
impetuous
(adj) hastily or rashly energetic; impulsive and vehement
implacable
(adj) not capable of being appeased or significantly changed
impunity
(n) immunity from punishment or penalty
inchoate
(adj) in an initial stage; not fully formed
inchoate
(adj) in an initial stage; not fully formed
incipient
(adj) beginning to come into being or to become apparent
indifferent
(adj) having no interest or concern; showing no bias or prejudice
inert
(adj) unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
infelicitous
(adj) unfortunate; inappropriate
ingenuous
(adj) artless; frank and candid; lacking in sophistication