2013年1月8日星期二

particularize, foment

'Backing Into Forward'

By JULES FEIFFER
Reviewed by DAVID CARR
In this frequently hilarious memoir, the acclaimed cartoonist Jules Feiffer offers a vision of New York City during the cultural and political foment of the 1950s, '60s and '70s.


They accused him of trying to foment a revolution and threw him in jail for treason.

fo·ment (fō-mĕnt') pronunciation
tr.v., -ment·ed, -ment·ing, -ments.
  1. To promote the growth of; incite.
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
[Middle English fomenten, to apply warm liquids to the skin, from Old French fomenter, from Late Latin fōmentāre, from Latin fōmentum, poultice, from fovēre, to warm.]
fomenter fo·ment'er n.

  • fo・ment
  • ━━ vt. 温湿布する, 罨法(あんぽう)する; (反乱を)助長する.

particularize Pronunciation (verb) To go into or give details or particulars.
Synonyms:specialize, specify
Usage:I told the cook to get some fish—I did not particularize what.

v., -ized, -iz·ing, -iz·es. v.tr.
  1. To mention, describe, or treat individually; itemize or specify.
  2. To make particular as opposed to general or universal.
v.intr.
To go into or give details or particulars.

particularization par·tic'u·lar·i·za'tion (-lər-ĭ-zā'shən) n.
particularizer par·tic'u·lar·iz'er n.

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