那些让你抓狂的英语单词0002: anodyne

来源:readupon    发布时间:2019-09-02 17:43:40

在读懂下面的这句句子前,你可能需要知道的单词:

far-off 

distress

mass


But philosophy failed, as it will probably fail till some far-off age, to find an anodyne for the spiritual distresses of the mass of men.
Dill, Samuel

但哲学并没有成功,因为可能直到某个遥远的年代,它才可能找到一种止痛剂来缓解大部分人的精神痛楚。


在读懂下面的单词释义前,你可能需要知道的单词:

relieve

painkiller

soothing

aching

counts

inoffensive

生词:anodyne

释义:capable of relieving pain

拓展:When your back is killing you from helping your friend move furniture into his new apartment, you need to take an anodyne, a painkiller.

An anodyne doesn’t have to be actual medicine. If the pure joy of helping your friend is soothing enough to make you forget your aching back, that counts as an anodyne too (though perhaps an unlikely one). Anodyne can also be used as an adjective to describe something that relieves pain, or is at least inoffensive. When you’re stressed out or unhappy, try looking at anodyne pictures of kittens. Er, unless you had a bad experience with a cat once.