CET6+ TEM8 IELTS 考 研 TOEFL
1. like center => centre: stern => stren- / strenu- "hard, severe, keen" => strenuous.
2. meter => metre.
3. 蛮拼的: Pretty strenuous.
5. strength, strain => strenuous.
可能最终来自 PIE*ster,坚硬的，僵硬的，词源同 stern,stark,sterile.引申词义费力的，艰苦的 等。词义演变比较 hard.同时比较拉丁语 strenuus,敏捷的，迅速的，积极的，渴望的。
- strenuous (adj.)
- "characterized by great effort," mid-15c. (implied in strenuously), from Latin strenuus "active, brisk, quick, nimble, prompt, vigorous, keen." Probably cognate with Greek strenes, strenos "keen, strong," strenos "arrogance, eager desire," Old English stierne "hard, severe, keen" (see stern (adj.)). Mocked by Ben Jonson as a pedantic neologism in "Poetaster" (1601). Sense of "requiring much energy" is first recorded 1670s. Related: Strenuousness; strenuosity.
- 1. Although it's not strenuous exercise, you feel toned-up, supple and relaxed.
- 2. Strenuous efforts had been made to improve conditions in the jail.
- 3. The strenuous exercise undergone could balance out the increased calories.
- 4. Despite strenuous objections by the right wing, the grant was agreed.
- 5. Wind surfing can be strenuous but immensely exciting.
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