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BY Bill Hutchinson The Hotel Chin shuai lies collapsed in floodwater during typhoon Morakot in Chihpen, in southeastern Taiwan's Taitung county on Sunday. ...
- wreaked (過去形) • wreaked (過去分詞) • wreaking (現在分詞) • wreaks (三人称単数現在)
[動]（〜ed or wrought）(他)((文))
1 〈罰・復讐(ふくしゅう)などを〉（…に）加える, 〈怒り・不機嫌などを〉（…に）ぶちまける((on, upon ...))
2 …を引き起こす, もたらす
3 〈精力などを〉（…に）費やす, そそぐ((on, upon ...)).
［古英語wrecan. ラテン語urgēre（すすめる）と同系. △URGE］
confusion and lack of order, especially causing damage or trouble:
The storm wreaked (= caused) havoc in the garden, uprooting trees and blowing a fence down.
The delay played (= caused) havoc with their travel arrangements.
"Armageddon is not around the corner. This is only what the people of violence want us to believe. The complexity and diversity of the world is the hope for the future." — Michael Palin
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Though many buyout and hedge fund moguls use philanthropic works to boost their social status and show a softer side, that is not Mr. Peterson's goal, The Times's Landon Thomas Jr. wrote. Mr. Peterson's foundation, worth about $100 million out of the gate and expected to grow to $1 billion, reflects his many years of warning that fiscal and trade deficits will lead to a financial Armageddon.
━━ n. 【聖】ハルマゲドン ((世界終末の際の善と悪との大決戦場)); （国際的な）大決戦, 大動乱.
- Bible. The scene of a final battle between the forces of good and evil, prophesied to occur at the end of the world.
- A decisive or catastrophic conflict.
[Late Latin Armagedōn, from Greek, from Hebrew har məgiddô, the mountain region of Megiddo : har, mountain + məgiddô, Megiddo.]
For a man who has conspired with Henry Kissinger in the Nixon White House, led Lehman Brothers away from the brink of bankruptcy and been a co-founder of the world's most recognized private equity firm, this latest act is arguably his most ambitious and deeply felt.
━━ v. 共謀する, 陰謀をたくらむ ((with, together)); （いくつもの事が）重なって1つの結果を生じさせる ((to do)).
But a larger question looms. Mr. Peterson, who is 81, has scored riches from an industry that has benefited from a generous, controversial tax break. Can Mr. Peterson, who firmly supports the tax break, emerge as a credible voice in favor of broad fiscal constraint in Washington?
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an important person who has great wealth or power: