2016年1月18日 星期一

jazzy, improvise, tranche, vamp, fabricate,





It has been a long time coming. But then the fifth assessment of the state of the global climate by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body, was a behemoth of an undertaking. The first tranche of the multi-volume #IPCC report was released in Stockholm on September 27th. And it is categorical in its conclusion: climate change has not stopped and man is the main cause http://econ.st/1bLtFod



 IMF approves next tranche of bailout money to Greece

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to release the next
installment of bailout money to Greece. The institution deemed the
debt-stricken country's reform efforts "impressive."


bailout tranche
Papandreou warns of EU's demise should Greece fail to pass austerity
measures

The Greek prime minister struggled to unite his party behind him on
Thursday amid discontent over austerity measures. He needs to get the bill
passed, if Greece is to get the latest tranche of an EU/IMF bailout.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ewb3mvI44va89pI3

jazzy, improvise

IBM Gets Jazzy with Web 2.0
eWeek - New York, NY
A t its Rational Software Development Conference here, IBM plans to officially launch more than 20 products based on and connected to its Jazz collaborative ...

In an example of nature’s ability to improvise even in the most urban setting, a third of the nest in the city’s Tuen Mun district was found to be made from metal, the Sunday Morning Post reported.
週日南華早報報導,此例顯示,即使在最城市化的環境,生物皆有就地取材的本能;已發現香港屯門區三分之一的鳥巢是由金屬做成。


improvise 
verb [I or T]
1 to invent or make something, such as a speech or a device, at the time when it is needed without already having planned it:
I hadn't prepared a speech so I suddenly had to improvise.
To sleep on, we improvised a mattress from a pile of blankets.

2 When actors or musicians improvise, they perform without fixed speech or music, making it up as they perform it:
During certain scenes of the play there isn't any script and the actors just improvise (the dialogue).

improvisation
noun [C or U]
a blues/jazz improvisation
There are classes in movement, dance, acting and improvisation.
improvise︰動詞,臨時湊成、即興演出。例句︰The cook hastily improvised a supper.(廚師臨時做了頓晚餐。)

jazzy Show phonetics
adjective INFORMAL
very bright and colourful:
a jazzy tie/dress
jazz Show phonetics
noun [U]
a type of modern music with a rhythm in which the strong notes are usually not on the beat and which is usually improvised (= invented as it is played)

jazzy Show phonetics
adjective
in the style of jazz music


fabricate (verb) Make up something artificial or untrue.
Synonyms:cook up, invent, manufacture
Usage:Did Harold really wrestle a bear, or did he fabricate the story to impress us?

tranche

Syllabification: (tranche)
Pronunciation: /träNSH/

noun

  • a portion of something, especially money:they released the first tranche of the loan

Origin:

late 15th century: from Old French, literally 'slice'

tranche

pronunciation

IN BRIEF: n. - A portion of something (especially money).


vamp[vamp1]

  • 発音記号[vǽmp]
[名]
1 (靴の甲からつま先をおおう)つま革, わく革.
2 つぎ, はぎ, ぼろ隠し;つぎはぎ細工.
3 ((略式))《ジャズ》即席伴奏.
━━[動](他)
1 〈靴に〉(新しい)つま革をつける.
2 …につぎを当てる;…を修繕する.
3 ((略式))〈古いものを〉新しく見せる, 手直しする;〈うわさなどを〉でっち上げる, 作り上げる((up))
vamp up a new collection from some old poems
古い詩数編から新しい歌集をつくる.
4 《ジャズ》〈伴奏などを〉即席に演奏する((up)).
━━(自)
1 《ジャズ》即席演奏する.
2 いろいろ尋ねてようすをさぐる((around)).
vamp・er
[名]
(vămp) pronunciation
n.
  1. The upper part of a boot or shoe covering the instep and sometimes extending over the toe.
    1. Something patched up or refurbished.
    2. Something rehashed, as a book based on old material.
  2. Music. An improvised accompaniment.

v., vamped, vamp·ing, vamps. v.tr.
  1. To provide (a shoe) with a new vamp.
  2. To patch up (something old); refurbish.
  3. To put together; fabricate or improvise: With no hard news available about the summit meeting, the reporters vamped up questions based only on rumor.
  4. Music. To improvise (an accompaniment, for example) for a solo.
v.intr. Music
To improvise simple accompaniment or variation of a tune.

[Middle English vampe, sock, from Old French avanpie : avaunt, before; see vanguard + pie, foot (from Latin pēs).]
vamper vamp'er n.

vamp2 (vămp) pronunciation Informal.
n.
A woman who uses her sex appeal to entrap and exploit men.


v., vamped, vamp·ing, vamps. v.tr.
To seduce or exploit (someone) in the manner of a vamp.

v.intr.
To play the part of a vamp.

[Short forVAMPIRE .]
vampish vamp'ish adj.
vampishly vamp'ish·ly adv.
vampy vamp'y adj.

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