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David Brooks writes in The New York Times: Diane Ravitch’s narrative is that America has humane local schools that are being threatened by testing wonks. The fact is that many schools have become spiritually enervated and even great teachers struggle in an inert culture. It’s the reformers who often bring the passion, using tests as a lever. If your school teaches to the test, it’s not the test’s fault. It’s the leaders of your school.
- A student who studies excessively; a grind.
- One who studies an issue or a topic thoroughly or excessively: "leading a talkathon of policy wonks in a methodical effort to build consensus for his programs" (Michael Kranish).
tr.v., -vat·ed, -vat·ing, -vates.
- To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of: "the luxury which enervates and destroys nations" (Henry David Thoreau). See synonyms at deplete.
- Medicine. To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
Deprived of strength; debilitated.
[Latin ēnervāre, ēnervāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nervus, sinew.]enervation en'er·va'tion n.
enervative en'er·va'tive adj.
enervator en'er·va'tor n.
USAGE NOTE Sometimes people mistakenly use enervate to mean "to invigorate" or "to excite" by assuming that this word is a close cousin of the verb energize. In fact enervate does not come from the same source as energize (Greek energos, "active"). It comes from Latin nervus, "sinew." Thus enervate means "to cause to become 'out of muscle'," that is, "to weaken or deplete of strength."(dĭ-bĭl'ĭ-tāt')
tr.v., -tat·ed, -tat·ing, -tates.
To sap the strength or energy of; enervate.
[Latin dēbilitāre, dēbilitāt-, from dēbilis, weak.]
In the view of both political analysts and technology experts here and in the United States, China’s attempts to tighten its grip on Internet use are driven in part by the conviction that the West — and particularly the United States — is wielding communications innovations from malware to Twitter to weaken it militarily and to stir dissent internally.
“The United States has already done it, many times,” said Song Xiaojun, one of the authors of “Unhappy China,” a 2009 book advocating a muscular Chinese foreign policy, which the government’s propaganda department is said to promote. He cited the so-called color revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia as examples. “It is not really regime change, directly,” he said. “It is more like they use the Internet to sow chaos.”
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He also had a number of tics and other involuntary movements;
A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
intr.v., ticced, tic·cing, tics.
To have a tic; produce tics.
妥瑞症( Tourette syndrome )是一種兒童腦部基底核(basal ganglia)的慢性疾病，此症候群會反反覆覆、好好壞壞地出現半不自主性的動作及聲語上的tic。tic最常出現的有眨眼睛、噘嘴、裝鬼臉、聳肩膀、搖頭晃腦等快速而短促的動作，另有清喉嚨、擤鼻子、發出類似罵人的"幹"音、或一長串詛咒的聲音等。
［F.］ n. 【医】（顔面の）けいれん, チック; くせ, 特徴.
- múscular Christiánity
Muscular Christianity is a term for a movement during the Victorian era which stressed the need for energetic Christian activism in combination with an ideal of vigorous masculinity. It was most associated with the English writers Charles Kingsley and Thomas Hughes, though the name was bestowed by others.
Kingsley and Hughes promoted physical strength and health (at least for men) as well as an active pursuit of Christian ideals in personal life and politics.
The term has also been applied to later movements that combine physical and Christian spiritual development.
mus·cu·lar (mŭs'kyə-lər) adj.
- Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle: muscular contraction.
- Having well-developed muscles: a muscular build.
- Having or suggesting great forcefulness, especially at the expense of subtlety: muscular reasoning that does not bother with the finer points; muscular advocacy groups.
[From Latin mūsculus, muscle. See muscle.]muscularity mus'cu·lar'i·ty (-lăr'ĭ-tē) n.
muscularly mus'cu·lar·ly adv.
SYNONYMS muscular, athletic, brawny, burly, sinewy. These adjectives mean strong and powerfully built: a muscular build; an athletic swimmer; brawny arms; a burly stevedore; a lean and sinewy frame.
- mus • cu • lar
1 筋肉の発達した, （筋骨）たくましい.
3 〈表現・行為などが〉力強い. ▼繊細さに欠けるの意を含む
Definition of military
Origin:late Middle English: from French militaire or Latin militaris, from miles, milit- 'soldier'
因為這種病被公認是在1975年10月，在康乃狄克州的老萊姆鎮,萊姆鎮和東哈丹姆附近地區首次發現而得名。這種病是由於被感染的蜱叮咬而傳染的。1982年，美國國家衛生總局的威利·伯格多費（Willy Burgdorfer）和同事從丹敏硬蜱（Ixodes dammini）分離到萊姆病病原體。