2015年11月27日 星期五

conscientious, objection, common ground, ‘To Be Elaborated’ Means a Stalemate


"To be a truly conscientious artist, you have to look at what's not working and challenge it." Happy birthday, Kara Walker:http://gu.gg/V59Im


 India Court Adjourns Google-Facebook Case
Delhi High Court adjourned until Aug. 7 its hearing of a petition by Google and Facebook to terminate criminal proceedings against them for allegedly hosting objectionable material on their sites.

In Copenhagen, ‘To Be Elaborated’ Means a Stalemate
By ANDREW C. REVKIN and JOHN M. BRODER
The top United Nations climate official said the many disputes at the climate conference reflected the challenge of finding common ground among 193 countries.



Health Workers' 'Conscience' Rule Set to Be Voided

The Obama administration's move to rescind broad new job protections for health workers who refuse to provide care they find objectionable triggered an immediate political storm yesterday, underscoring the difficulties the president faces in his effort to find common ground on anything related to...
(By Rob Stein, The Washington Post)


Iraqi Council Ends Objection to Election Law
By ERICA GOODE and RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
Iraq’s presidency council withdrew its objection to a law calling for provincial elections, temporarily defusing a dispute between the two largest Shiite factions.



object
(OPPOSE) Show phonetics
verb [I]
to feel or express opposition to or dislike of something or someone:
Would anyone object if we started the meeting now?
He objects to the label 'magician' which he is often given.
No-one objected when the boss said it was time to go home.

objection Show phonetics
noun [C]
Her objection to/against the plan is based on incorrect facts.
A couple of people raised/voiced objections.
[+ that] The only objection I have is that it may cost more than expected.

objectionable Show phonetics
adjective FORMAL
describes people or things that you dislike or oppose because they are so unpleasant or wrong:
an objectionable smell
I found the violence in that film really objectionable.

objector Show phonetics
noun [C]
200 objectors were present at the inquiry.
a conscientious objector


conscientious

Line breaks: con|scien|tious
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəs /


ADJECTIVE

1Wishing to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly:a conscientious man, he took his duties very seriously
2Relating to a person’s conscience:the individual is denied even the opportunity to break the law on conscientious grounds

Origin

early 17th century: from French consciencieux, from medieval Latin conscientiosus, from Latin conscientia(see conscience).

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