學術寫作上常誤用及誤解的字彙 F 為開頭的字彙 Common Mistakes in Academic English Writing: Words Beginning with the Letter F

誤解的字彙 F 為開頭的字彙

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façade 及 veneer
façade, facade (fuh SAHD) (noun)
1. The front of a building: “The saloon had a large facade covering the whole front.”
2. A way of behaving or appearing that gives other people a false idea of your true feelings or situation: “We were always trying to keep up the facade of our happy marriage.”
veneer (vuh NEAR) (noun)
1. A thin layer of wood or other material that is attached to the surface of something in order to make it look better: “All the shelves had veneer along the front.”
2. The appearance of politeness without any sincerity: “The veneer of respectability which the newly rich man tried to show was in fact superficial and obviously insincere.”

facetious 及 fictitious
facetious (fuh SEE shuhs) (adjective)
Used to describe speech that is meant to be funny but that is usually regarded as annoying, silly, or not proper: “Frieda’s facetious remark certainly did not fit the situation.”
fictitious (fik TISH uhs) (adjective)
Not true or real: “The characters in the novel are all fictitious.”
The book reviewer made a facetious remark about the fictitious characters in the short stories.

facilitate 及 felicitate
facilitate (fuh SIL i tayt”) (verb)
To make easy or easier: “Winning millions in the lottery may facilitate entering the world of high-class society”
felicitate (fi LIS i tayt”) (verb)
1. To wish joy or happiness to: “The parents of the bride wanted to felicitate the newly wedded couple before they left for their honeymoon.”
2. To congratulate: “Mr. Jones did indeed felicitate the student, a neighbor, for his graduation from college with a check and a written note in an envelope.”
Linwood thinks that if he calls his friends instead of writing to them, it will facilitate his ability to felicitate them for their new baby.

fair  fare
fair (FAIR) (adjective)
1. Impartial, unbiased; honorable: “A fair settlement of the dispute was suggested by the labor arbitrator.”
2. A reference to weather conditions: “The weather today is fair; that is, clear and sunny.”
fair (FAIR) (noun)
An exhibition to show off new equipment or materials for trade and purchase of new equipment or materials: “Jeremy plans to go to the famous book fair in Frankfurt, Germany, again this October.”
fare (FAIR) (noun)
A price paid for transportation: “The fare for a subway ride has been multiplied many times since it was originally set.”
Kirby, do you have the fare for admission to the fair? Judy understands that the weather will be fair tomorrow and she thought the weather report was given in a fair and impartial manner on the radio.
There are some cities that are fortunate enough to have an equitable transportation fee, or a fair fare.

faults 及 faults
false (FAWLS) (adjective)
1. Not real or genuine and not really what it seems to be: “Galen presented his false documents to the police.”
2. Based on mistaken ideas: “Mary, your conclusions are based on false assumptions.”
faults, (FAWLTS) (noun)
1. Bad qualities or parts of someone’s character: “Tonia still loved Bruce despite his faults of over eating and not exercising.”
2.Responsibility for problems, mistakes, bad situations, etc.: “Despite all of his faults, Mike was still Elma’s best friend.”
faults, (FAWLTS) (noun)
Cracks or breaks on the earth’s surface, or just below the surface; often associated with earthquakes: “Riding in a helicopter, Jeremy was able to see the faults crossing the desert.”

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誤解的字彙 F

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