Amusing (funny), art-house, convoluted, disturbing, explicit, gory, gripping, harrowing, hyped-up, moving, off-the-wall, over-the–top, predictable, soppy, tense, uplifting
amusing /əˈmjuːzɪŋ/ /ə‘mjuzɪŋ/
1. funny and enjoyable 逗人笑的；有樂趣的；好笑的 adjective
- an amusing story/game/incident 逗人笑的故事／遊戲／事件
- She writes very amusing letters. 她寫的信十分有趣。
- I didn’t find the joke at all amusing. 我認為這笑話一點也不可笑。
art-house, create message
1. art-house films/movies are usually and are not usually seen by a wide audience （指電影）實驗性的，不公開放映的 adjective
convoluted /ˈkɒnvəluːtɪd/ /ˈkɑːn-/ /’kɑnvəˈlutɪd/
1. extremely complicated and difficult to follow 錯綜複雜的；晦澀難懂的
§ a convoluted argument/explanation 晦澀費解的論證╱闡述
§ a book with a convoluted plot 情節錯綜複雜的書
2. having many twists or curves 盤繞的；彎曲的 formal
§ a convoluted coastline 蜿蜒的海岸線
disturbing /dɪˈstɜːbɪŋ/ /-ˈstɜːrb-/ /dɪ‘stɝbɪŋ/ Causing anxiety; worrying
1. making you feel anxious and upset or shocked 引起煩惱的；令人不安的；引起恐慌的 adjective
- a disturbing piece of news 一則令人不安的消息
explicit /ɪkˈsplɪsɪt/ /ɪk’splɪsɪt/
· clear and exact
· I gave her very explicit directions how to get here.
· She was very explicit about (= said very clearly and exactly) what she thought was wrong with the plans.
· I wasn’t aware that I would be paying – you certainly didn’t make it explicit (= state it clearly).
· Compare: implicit
· showing or talking about sex or violence in a very detailed way
· a sexually explicit film
gory /ˈɡɔːri/ /’gɔrɪ/
1. involving a lot of blood or violence; showing or describing blood and violence 血淋淋的；殘暴的；描述流血和暴力的 informal
§ a gory accident/operation 流血事件；血淋淋的手術
§ the gory task of the pathologist 病理學家帶有血腥味的工作
§ a gory movie/book 描述流血和暴力的影片／書
§ He insisted on telling us all the gory details about their divorce(= the unpleasant facts). 他堅持要給我們講他們離婚的種種慘痛經歷。 humorous
2. covered with blood 沾滿血污的；血跡斑斑的 literary
§ a gory figure 血跡斑斑的人
gripping /ˈɡrɪpɪŋ/ /’grɪpɪŋ/
1. exciting or interesting in a way that keeps your attention 激動人心的；吸引人的；扣人心弦的adjective
- a gripping drama/story 扣人心弦的戲劇／故事
- His books are always so gripping. 他的書總是那麼引人入勝。
harrowing /ˈhærəʊɪŋ/ /-roʊ-/ /’hæroɪŋ/
1. very shocking or frightening and making you feel very upset 令人腸斷的；使人十分難過的；恐怖的adjective
- a harrowing experience/film 痛苦的經歷；令人腸斷的電影
hyped up adjective
too excited or nervous and unable to rest or be calm
He gets really hyped up when he’s playing video games.
moving /ˈmuːvɪŋ/ /’muvɪŋ/
1. causing you to have deep feelings of sadness or sympathy 動人的；令人感動的
§ a deeply moving experience 非常動人的經歷
§ His performance was very moving. 他的表演非常感人。
off the wall
surprising and unusual 1. 異乎尋常的;非凡的 2. 瘋狂的 3. 異乎尋常地
an off-the-wall joke
off-the-wall leisure pursuits
over the top
1. done to an exaggerated degree and with too much effort 過分；過火；過頭 informalespecially British English
- His performance in the movie is completely over the top. 他在這部影片中的表演完全過火了。
predictable /prɪˈdɪktəbl/ /prɪ‘dɪktəbḷ/
1. if something is predictable, you know in advance that it will happen or what it will be like 可預見的；可預料的
§ predictable responses/results 預料中的反應／結果
§ The ending of the book was entirely predictable. 那本書的結局完全是可以想見的。
§ The disease follows a highly predictable pattern. 這種疾病幾乎皆按預料的模式發展。
§ In March and April, the weather is much less predictable. 三、四月份的天氣非常不好預測。
showing or feeling too much of emotions such as love or sympathy, rather than being reasonable or practical
a film with a soppy ending
That’s one of the soppiest stories I’ve ever heard!
Some people are really soppy about their pets.
of a situation, an event, a period of time, etc. 形勢、事件、時期等 in which people have strong feelings such as worry, anger, etc. that often cannot be expressed openly 令人緊張的（或焦慮的、滿腹憤懣的等）
- I spent a tense few weeks waiting for the results of the tests. 等候測試結果的這幾個星期裏我寢食不安。
- The atmosphere in the meeting was getting more and more tense. 會議的氣氛越來越緊張。
uplifting /ˌʌpˈlɪftɪŋ/ /ˈʌp’lɪftɪŋ/
1. making you feel happier or more hopeful 令人振奮的；鼓舞人心的；催人奮進的 adjective
- an uplifting experience/speech 令人振奮的經歷／演說
- An uplifting ending
- The match ended in a two-all draw. 比賽以二平結束。
- He managed to hold Smith to a draw(= to stop him from winning when he seemed likely to do so). 他總算與史密斯打了個平局。
Trilogy(a group of three books, films/movies), sequel ,
Prime time soap opera
The boy in the striped pyjama [pəˈdʒɑːmə].
Snob, snobby, snobbish
To give you a feel for給予感受到
Rustle a bag; the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze 樹木在微風中發出的沙沙聲 V
Trailer /’trelɚ/ / read review
It had light touches(funny)and a really uplifting ending.
That was about it. 差不多就那樣
I didn’t see how topping(kill) yourself constitutes a happy ending.
What have you got in mind?
I was vaguely /ˈveɪɡli/ (not clear in mind, slightly, roughly) thinking about going to have something to eat.
peckish /ˈpekɪʃ/ DJ /’pɛkɪʃ/ KK, slightly hungry 有點餓的 adjective British English informal
one night off won’t hurt
twist my arm, twist somebody’s arm; to persuade or force somebody to do something 勸說；強迫；生拉硬拽；施加壓力 informal
brilliant /ˈbrɪliənt/ DJ /’brɪljənt/ KK, adjective ; extremely clever or impressive 巧妙的；使人印象深的
on the edge,
引擎蓋AM(hood) BR.(Bonnet); 行李箱Am(trunk) BR.(boot)
Chicago gangsters /’gæŋstɚ/芝加哥的歹徒
I kind of wish I hadn’t
That is a shame.
Awkaward /ˈɔː.kwəd/, embarrassed or nervous
Catch Sb in huge scene.
Slag sb off = insult
Moving, it certainly brought tears to my eyes.
reckon verb (THINK)
[I] informal to think or believe
I reckon it’s going to rain.
[+ (that)] How much do you reckon (that) it’s going to cost?
“Can you fix my car today?" “I reckon not/so (= probably
What are you up later?