2016年1月29日 星期五

upend and end up, psyche, finicky, inbred, on earth


The race for the world's most powerful office has been more dramatically upended by outsiders than any presidential campaign in the past half century. America, what on earth is going on?

Marvel at the jaw-dropping spectacle. Then worry.
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G.O.P. Is Wary That Health Care Win Could Have Its Risks

By ROBERT PEAR 5:00 AM ET

If the Supreme Court upends President Obama’s health care law, Republicans fear the fallout could lead to election losses if millions of Americans abruptly found themselves without health insurance.




Germany Fights Population Drop

By SUZANNE DALEY and NICHOLAS KULISH

As the German population shrinks and towns work hard to hide the emptiness, demographers say a similar fate awaits other countries in Europe, with frightening implications for the economy and the Continent's psyche.

 

 

 

'Juliet, Naked'

By NICK HORNBY
Reviewed by MARY DUENWALD
In this novel of obsessive fandom, a reclusive singer-songwriter's new album upends several lives.


Certainties of Modern Life Upended in Japan

Bluntly and Impatiently, Upending G.M.

The inbred car culture of Detroit has been shaken up at other companies, but the impact on General Motors of its chief executive, Daniel F. Akerson, stands out.

May 1, 2009 -- 3:00 p.m.

TECHNOLOGY As Giants Step In, Asustek Fights Back
After upending the personal computer industry with a stripped-down laptop, Asustek Computer is scrambling to fight back against encroaching competitors.


Google’s Internet search service malfunctioned for nearly 55 minutes Saturday morning, upending users around the world with search results that carried false safety warnings and Web links that did not work.


Global Financial Crisis Upends the Plans of Many South Koreans to Study Abroad By MARTIN FACKLER
The global financial crisis has decimated the value of South Korea’s currency, forcing tens of thousands of students to alter their study plans, or cancel them altogether.


Sea Change in Politics After Race for President

The 2008 election has upended how presidential campaigns are fought, a fact that has almost been lost amid the final battle.

BRIEFING: Genetics, medicine and insurance
Rapid advances in genetic testing promise to transform medicine, but they may up-end the insurance business in the process
Executives and industry analysts say it has become more important than ever to understand the psyche of consumers and why they pick one phone over another. That’s because LG, Motorola, Nokia and others are in a fierce battle to please finicky customers as new entrants like Apple, with its popular iPhone, seek to upend the traditional mobile phone business.

 A Finicky Thief of the Finest Silver Is Arrested Again

By KIM SEVERSON

Silver pieces were disappearing from Southern homes when a retired New Jersey detective recognized a pattern and called an Atlanta detective, leading to the arrest of a man believed to be linked to 30 years' worth of thefts.

on earth
phrase of earth
  1. 1.
    used for emphasis, especially in questions and negative statements.
    "who on earth would venture out in weather like this?"

psyche
noun [C usually singular]
the mind, or the deepest thoughts, feelings or beliefs of a person or group:
the male psyche
Peru is a very traditional country, and embedded in its psyche is a love of ceremony.

finicky
adjective
1 DISAPPROVING difficult to please:
a finicky eater
He's terribly finicky about his food.

2 needing a lot of attention to detail:
Repairing watches must be a very finicky job.

upend
verb [T]
to push or move something so that the part which usually touches the ground does so no longer:
She upended the chessboard halfway through the game because she was losing.
 she upended a can of soup over the portions

up·end (ŭp-ĕnd') pronunciation

v., -end·ed, -end·ing, -ends.
v.tr.
  1. To stand, set, or turn on one end: upend an oblong box.
  2. To invalidate, destroy, or change completely; overthrow: upended a popular legend.
  3. To win victory over; defeat.
v.intr.
To be upended.
Translations for: Up-end
v. tr. - v. intr. -豎立, 倒立, 倒置
日本語 (Japanese)
v. -
立てる, 引き起こす, 打ち負かす, 立つ, 逆さにする

up (END)
adverb
to an end, finish or state of completion:
Finish up the old packet of biscuits before you open a new one.
Crime won't help - you'll end up in prison.
I'd like to round up the meeting by thanking all those who were able to attend at such short notice.

inbred
(ĭn'brĕd') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Produced by inbreeding.
  2. Fixed in the character or disposition as if inherited; deep-seated: an inbred distrust of radicalism. See synonyms at innate.

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