2008年2月16日 星期六

intra- , intraday, take down, abs, ominous, silence, twittering

Medical studies have shown that generally, weight just gained in the middle area (ie- abs), is due to your insulin levels. This means that it is caused by too much sugar/carbs. Decreasing your sugary carbs decreases spikes in your blood sugar levels, which decreases your waistline.


WORST FOOD
Believe it or not, Men’s Health is about more than just abs. This week, the magazine’s Web site featured “The Top 20 Worst Foods in America,” which is only tangentially about abs.
Topping the list is Outback Steakhouse’s 2,900-calorie Aussie cheese fries with ranch dressing. “Even if you split this ‘starter’ with three friends, you’ll have downed a dinner’s worth of calories before your entree arrives,” the site warns.


An intraday spike for energy prices helped commodities stocks like Petrohawk Energy and hurt aerospace concerns like Boeing. Renewed fears about credit risk took down the financial sector.




Twittering in Church, with the Pastor's O.K.

By BONNIE ROCHMAN
Instead of reminding worshippers to silence their cell phones, a small but growing number of churches around the country are encouraging people to integrate text-messaging into their relationship with God



omen

noun [C]
something that is considered to be a sign of how a future event will take place:
England's victory over France is a good omen for next week's match against Germany.
bad omen
Many people believe that a broken mirror is an omen of bad luck.

ominous
adjective ━━ a. 不吉な; 険悪な; 前兆の ((of)).
suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen:
There was an ominous silence when I asked whether my contract was going to be renewed.
The engine had been making an ominous sound all the way from London.
ominous dark clouds

At the plant, nurses in the medical department had also begun to notice the same ominous pattern. The three workers had complained to them of “heavy legs,” and the nurses had urged them to see doctors. The nurses knew of a fourth case, too and they feared that more workers would get sick, that a serious disease might be spreading through the plant.

ominously
adverb
I went into the kitchen and found him lying ominously still on the floor.


Ominous Signs Remain in City Run by Iraqis 
By SOLOMON MOORE
An experiment with self-rule in Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, suggests to many that the country’s future remains dark.


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intra- , intraday, take down

intra-

Word element. [L.] inside of, within.

intraday

(ĭn'trə-dā'pronunciation

adj.
Occurring within a single day.

Idioms:

take down


1. Bring from a higher position to a lower one, as in After the sale they took down all the signs[c. 1300]
2. Take apart, dismantle, as in They took down the scaffolding[Mid-1500s]
3. Humble or humiliate; see take down a notch.
4. Record in writing, as in Please take down all these price quotations[Early 1700s]

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