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JulieWhiteCo@netscape.net [email@example.com invalid since Dec. 15th 2001] / firstname.lastname@example.org (invalid)
March 3rd, 2000
I am going to scrutinize you this time. When I was a young girl, I started to learn Apple , Banana, and Carrot.
Then, uncle went far away. I almost forgot what he had taught me: " This is your dad" when he pointed at a cat. Several years
elapsed, and the English course was reopened at school. Gradually , I became able to
verbalize some meaning. Time passed like a flash. After I completed the last University courses ,
I realized , much to my suprise, there were so many things I did not learn.
What is the exact difference of
1. abstruse When should I use them
2. arcane How can I make use of them coherently
3. enigmatic To whom do I need to say these words
4. esoteric Why some words can people Angry, Happy, or sad
5. inscrutable Which Occupation are these words for , which do engineers favour
6. obscure ........
7. opaque (a) obscure and not easily understood (e) mysterious
8. rarefied (b) mysteriously obscure, hard to fathom (f) indistinct, dark, unclear
9. recondite (c) difficult to interpret , explain (g) unintelligible in meaning
10.turbid (d) restricted to initiates, highly confidential (h) esoteric or elite, seemingly distinct or remote from
(i) dealing with difficult material, (j)normal reality,
(k) understood only by experts, hidden (l) confused and muddled
In addition, Adj. Noun. Adv.
crustaceous legitimateness reproachably
crustacean legitimization reproachingly
Consequently, the problems of how to use English adequately, began to multiply relentlessly.
As there is too much to describe, I listed a simple word-relevance table, to escape turbidly focusing on particular points.
With classification like those above , there probably are something called a vocabulary spectrum that actually exists. But how to
define their periphery, at least , to some extent, is what has to be done in future. And you , our sir, is one of the
best, who can help us. Please guide us in clarifying the optimum for individual stems.
Moreover , my curiosity had never been fulfilled through my incessant reading , and so on. ...
The target of Command up English will be set like : " so that one will not be patronized and feel inadequate, be gossiped about or chuckled at."
On the other hand, I must open my eyes widely to avoid using tentative and distortive English. That wouldn't make Native
Speakers sense calumny,aggravation or menace even offense .. No matter I have to keep striving , I
decided to work hard on it constantly , till it is substantiated.
Another thing vexing me is the balance between elaborating the article and scribbles writing-down. Practise is a very
important and effective way to achieve the purpose. However,for many foreigners, I believe , most might have an awareness of decline.
In their practise, like they are procrastinated somehow.
Persisting in diligence, or be a brick layer? Learn through learning or Learn after learned ? Only the marvellous educator
might have some nice ideas, for God's sake, don't disappoint me, let me find relief.
For instant, Vocabulary Remembering : Root/Family/Reading will benefit .
Listening TV , Radio , Newspaper, can be helpful
Reminding at intervals: ???? how to control intervals
Physical ???? how to moderate
Psychological ???? how to stimulate
..........................All of them cannot be erratic.
And the most vital key , what are the popular topics for native English speaker nowadays ?
After you read through this letter , please kindly point out what makes you feel weird as a native English teacher.
Friendly and Generously
Remark: 30 ~ 40 new words of mine were exercised here.
Make me a mediocre English User please, whatever at the end of WX . Thanks a lot.