This series is particularly tailored for people learning English – English words particularly. Like many languages, English words can be broken down into parts; each part has its own meaning, contributing to the overall meaning of the word itself. Understanding how each word is put together with “parts” helps a learner remember English words easier.
Expostulate (v) （动词）
Phonetics 音标: [ ik-ˈspäs-chə-ˌlāt ]
To express disagreement.
In Part 分解部份:
ex + postul + ate
out + complaint + make (v)
外 + 抱怨 + 制造 （动词）
Expostulate is a verb that means “to express disagreement.” This is easy to remember when broken down etymologically. The word root “-postul-” means “complaint.” When someone makes a compliant out, that is Expostulate.
He constantly expostulates on different issues in meetings.
He has held back for so long that he finally wants to plunge in and expostulate with his manager.
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