2017年3月12日 星期日

gain, luxury, sumptuousness, lavish, amplify, amplification,

No president in history has ever made as serious an allegation against another president as Trump did a week ago Saturday. The White House has had 9 days to clarify or amplify what Trump said. So now it’s explanation is that Trump didn’t mean “wiretap” when he wrote “’wire tap’”? That's worse than alternative facts.

Nevertheless, because we are bestowed with the privilege and responsibility of educating California's youth, we do not have the luxury, even during these difficult economic times, to take a defensive posture. We must do the honorable thing of bringing about greater improvements irrespective of the circumstances. As modern management guru Peter Drucker said, "We need gains."


Mr. Bryars’s 24-minute piece, composed for the Arditti Quartet in 1985, begins with a two-note Minimalist seesaw and moves stylistically backward (at least, for a time), toward the sumptuousness of the late-19th and early 20th centuries.


amplify

verb (used with object)amplified, amplifying.
1.
to make larger, greater, or stronger; enlarge; extend.
2.
to expand in stating or describing, as by details or illustrations; clarify by expanding.
3.
Electricity. to increase the amplitude of; cause amplification in.
4.
Archaic. to exaggerate.
verb (used without object)amplified, amplifying.
5.
to discourse at length; expatiate or expand one's remarks, speech, etc. (usually followed by on):
The preacher amplified on the theme of brotherly love.

luxury,

n., pl., -ries.
  1. Something inessential but conducive to pleasure and comfort.
  2. Something expensive or hard to obtain.
  3. Sumptuous living or surroundings: lives in luxury.
adj.
Providing luxury: a luxury car.
[Middle English luxurie, lust, from Old French, from Latin luxuria, excess, luxury, from luxus.]
SYNONYMS luxury, extravagance, frill. These nouns denote something desirable that is not a necessity: the real luxury of riding in a limousine; a simple wedding without any extravagances; caviar and other culinary frills.
ANTONYM necessity

gain
n.
    1. Something gained or acquired: territorial gains.
    2. Progress; advancement: The country made economic gains under the new government.
  1. The act of acquiring; attainment.
  2. An increase in amount or degree: a gain in operating income.
  3. Electronics. An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input. Also called amplification.
idioms:

sumptuousness
Meaning #1: wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
Synonyms: luxury, luxuriousness, opulence
Meaning #2: the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
Synonyms: lavishness, luxury, sumptuosity



lavish[lav・ish]

  • 発音記号[lǽviʃ]
[形]
1 〈人が〉気前のよい, ぜいたくな, (…を)惜しまない, 浪費する((with, in ...))
be lavish in one's praise
賞賛を惜しまない
be lavish with one's money
金を惜しまず使う
be lavish in giving presents
気前よく贈り物をする.
2 豊富な, たっぷりの;多すぎる;豪奢(ごうしゃ)
lavish expenditure
惜しげない浪費
lavish amounts of sugar
たっぷりな量の砂糖.
━━[動](他)…を(人に)惜しみなく[気前よく]与える((on, upon ...))
lavish money on the poor
貧者に気前よく金を与える
lavish praise on a person
人をほめちぎる.
[中フランス語←ラテン語lavāre(洗う). 原義は「雨のどしゃ降り」. △LAVE
lav・ish・ly
[副]気前よく, ぜいたくに;あり余って.
lav・ish・er
[名]
lav・ish・ness
[名][U]

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