2014年4月30日 星期三

puréed, succulent, tomato, sauteed, aphrodisiac, chocolate, appreciable, refrigerate

DINING & WINE

Video Video: What's In It: Veggie Blend-Ins
Green Giant Veggie Blend-Ins offer vegetables in puréed form to those who routinely avoid them. Are there any potential pitfalls?



Why Snowden’s Visitors Refrigerated Their Phones
 The most succulent crab is the swimming crab, says Kimio Tomura, owner of a Japanese restaurant.


Paul Keetch MP said he feared this would encourage a terrorist attack.
Google said it only took images from public roads and there was "no appreciable security risk".
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it would be "impractical" to ask Google to remove the images.




Aphrodisiac Expert Recommends Recipes For Love

On Valentines Day, preparing a candle light dinner is a sure way to score
points with your loved one. But the ingredients in the food can also have
an effect on the night -- Aphrodisiacs.





The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew06jyI44va89pI5

Spectrum | 04.11.2008 | 04:30
Research Into Chocolate and Pregnancy


Chocolate is supposedly an aphrodisiac.

There’s no doubt that truffles presented in a golden box, bon-bons that melt in your mouth, or a big, chunky bar will excite pretty much anyone. Preliminary research shows that chocolate may also help with the results of that love. Pregnant women who eat a small amount of chocolate every day are healthier and deliver stronger babies. Nancy Greenleese reports from Perugia, Italy.


I sautéed myself in Sarahville last week.
I wandered through the Wal-Mart, which seemed almost as large as Wasilla, a town that is a soulless strip mall without sidewalks set beside a soulful mountain and lake.

When Asparagus Is More Than Asparagus

Sometimes Asparagus Is More Than Asparagus

Helen Yoest wrote a book about natural aphrodisiacs called “Plants With Benefits.”

sauteed

IN BRIEF: adj. - Fried quickly in a little fat.


Small cherry tomatoes in Korea
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Small cherry tomatoes in Korea
現在番茄主要作為蔬菜食用。由於內含酸性物質,番茄容易罐裝保存,番茄醬番茄汁也是常見的加工品。番茄種子內含脂肪,可以提煉食用油。還含有糖、有機酸維生素等營養成分。糖主要是葡萄糖果糖,酸主要是檸檬酸和蘋果酸。

wiki English



tomato

n.
, pl. -toes.
    1. A widely cultivated South American plant (Lycopersicon esculentum) having edible, fleshy, usually red fruit.
    2. The fruit of this plant.
  1. Slang. A woman regarded as attractive.
[Alteration of Spanish tomate, from Nahuatl tomatl.]
tomatoey to·ma'to·ey (-tō-ē) adj.
WORD HISTORY Among the greatest contributions to world civilization made by the early inhabitants of the Americas are plant foods such as the potato and squash.
The tomato, whose name comes ultimately from the Nahuatl language spoken by the Aztecs and other groups in Mexico and Central America, was another important contribution. When the Spanish conquered this area, they brought the tomato back to Spain and, borrowing the Nahuatl word tomatl for it, named it tomate, a form shared in French, Portuguese, and early Modern English.
Tomate, first recorded in 1604, gave way to tomato, a form created in English either because it was assumed to be Spanish or under the influence of the word potato. As is well known, people at first resisted eating this New World food because its membership in the nightshade family made it seem potentially poisonous, but it is now is an important element of many world cuisines.

tomato ketchup noun [U]
a sweet red tomato sauce, eaten cold and usually poured from a bottle
beef tomato UK noun [C] (US beefsteak tomato)
a type of very large tomato

tomato
[tuh-MAY-toh; tuh-MAH-toh] Like the potato and eggplant, the tomato is a member of the nightshade family. It's the fruit of a vine native to South America. By the time European explorers arrived in the New World, the tomato had made its way up into Central America and Mexico. The Spanish carried plants back home from Mexico, but it took some time for tomatoes to be accepted in Spain because it was thought that-like various other members of the nightshade family-they were poisonous. Some tomato advocates, however, claimed the fruit had aphrodisiac powers and, in fact, the French called them pommes d'amour, "love apples." It wasn't until the 1900s that the tomato gained some measure of popularity in the United States. Today this fruit is one of America's favorite "vegetables," a classification the government gave the tomato for trade purposes in 1893. Dozens of tomato varieties are available today-ranging widely in size, shape and color. Among the most commonly marketed is the beefsteak tomato, which is delicious both raw and cooked. It's large, bright red and slightly elliptical in shape.


Globe tomatoes are medium-size, firm and juicy. Like the beefsteak, they're good both raw and cooked. Another variety is the plum tomato (also called Italian plum and Roma), a flavorful egg-shaped tomato that comes in red and yellow versions. Grape tomatoes are baby romas. The medium-size green tomato has a piquant flavor, which makes it excellent for frying, broiling and adding to relishes.

The small cherry tomato is about 1 inch in diameter and can be red or yellow-gold in color. It's very popular-both for eating and as a garnish-because of its bright color and excellent flavor. The yellow cherry tomato is slightly less acidic than the red and therefore somewhat blander in flavor. Though it's long been popular raw in salads, the cherry tomato is gaining favor as a cooked side dish, quickly sautéed with herbs.








The yellow pear tomato is slightly smaller than the cherry tomato and resembles a tiny pear. It's used in the same manner as the cherry tomato.

Currant tomatoes are the tiniest of the species, measuring only about 0.7 inches in diameter and weighing about 1⁄8 ounce. They come in both red and yellow varieties and have a sweet, crisp flesh. Finding a niche in some produce markets are several unique looking and flavorful heirloom tomato varieties.

Among the more interesting are the purple tomatoes (such as Purple Calabash, Brandywine and Cherokee Purple), the skins of which can range in color from a dusky pink with purple shoulders to a dusky rose-purple. Depending on the variety, the flesh color can vary from crimson to a brownish purple-pink.


Bicolored and striped tomatoes (such as Marvel Striped, Big White Pink Stripe and Hillbilly) have an orangey skin with faint red striations. This fruit's bicolor flesh is a brilliant yellow with a red center. Fresh tomatoes are available year-round, with the peak season from June through September. The most succulent, flavorful tomatoes are those that are "vine-ripened," usually only available in specialty produce markets. Unfortunately, such tomatoes are very perishable, which is why supermarkets almost always carry tomatoes that have been picked green and ripened with ethylene gas or in special warming rooms. Such tomatoes will never have the texture, aroma and taste of the vine-ripened fruit. Choose firm, well-shaped tomatoes that are noticeably fragrant and richly colored (for their variety). They should be free from blemishes, heavy for their size and give slightly to palm pressure. Ripe tomatoes should be stored at room temperature and used within a few days. They should never be refrigerated-cold temperatures make the flesh pulpy and kills the flavor. Unripe fruit can be ripened by placing it in a pierced paper bag with an apple for several days at room temperature (65° to 75°F). Do not refrigerate or set in the sun. Tomato skins can be removed by blanching.

Sun-dried tomatoes are, as the name indicates, dried in the sun (or by other, artificial methods). The result is a chewy, intensely flavored, sweet, dark red tomato. Sun-dried tomatoes are usually either packed in oil or dry-packed in cellophane. The dry-pack type benefits from soaking in oil or other liquid before use. Sun-dried tomatoes add their rich flavor to sauces, soups, sandwiches, salads and myriad other dishes.


Canned tomatoes are available in various forms including peeled, whole, crushed, and those with herbs such as oregano and/or basil added.


Tomato paste, which is available in cans and tubes, consists of tomatoes that have been cooked for several hours, strained and reduced to a deep red, richly flavored concentrate.
Canned tomato purée consists of tomatoes that have been cooked briefly and strained, resulting in a thick liquid.

Tomato sauce is a slightly thinner tomato purée, often with seasonings and other flavorings added so that it is ready to use in various dishes or as a base for other sauces. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and contain appreciable amounts of vitamins A and B, potassium, iron and phosphorus. A medium tomato has about as much fiber as a slice of whole-wheat bread and only about 35 calories. See also tomatillo.

puree

Syllabification: pu·ree
Pronunciation: /pyo͝oˈrā, -ˈrē/
(also purée)

noun

  • A smooth, creamy substance made of liquidized or crushed fruit or vegetables: stir in the tomato puree

verb (purees, pureeing, pureed)

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Origin

early 18th century: from French purée, literally 'purified', feminine past participle of purer.



aph・ro・dis・i・ac


━━ a. 催淫(さいいん)の.
━━ n. 催淫剤, 媚薬(びやく).



老師不教的英文: aphrodisiac /,æfrod'iziæk/ (a.)催淫的;春藥

succulent[suc・cu・lent]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[sʌ'kjulənt]
[形]
1 〈果物などが〉汁気[水分]の多い;〈植物が〉多肉多汁(組織)の.
2 心を養ってくれる, 興味深い.
━━[名]《植物》多汁植物.
-lence, -len・cy
[名][U]多液, 多汁;多趣.
suc・cu・lent・ly
[副]





refrigerate

Syllabification: (re·frig·er·ate)
Pronunciation: /riˈfrijəˌrāt/

Definition of refrigerate



verb

[with object]
  • subject (food or drink) to cold in order to chill or preserve it, typically by placing it in a refrigerator:refrigerate the dough for one hour



Derivatives





refrigeration


noun




refrigeratory


adjective

Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin refrigerat- 'made cool', from the verb refrigerare, from re- 'back' + frigus, frigor- 'cold'

2014年4月29日 星期二

hit the books, on the books, concentrate, cyberwarfare, concentrator,



College is not only where you hit the books. It also should be where you learn not to judge a book by its cover.


The curator was amazed when a watercolor, seized by the Nazis from the museum where he works, reappeared, part of a vast trove uncovered in a Munich apartment. But because of a 1938 Nazi law still on the books, he may not be able to reclaim the piece.


hit the books Informal.
  1. To study, especially with concentrated effort.
  2.  
  3.  

    on the books

    contained in a book of laws or records:discriminatory laws still on the books the longest pitching career on the books




    concentrate

    Pronunciation: /ˈkɒns(ə)ntreɪt/
    Translate concentrate | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish

    verb

    • 1 [no object] focus all one’s attention on a particular object or activity:she couldn’t concentrate on the film [with object]:a threatened tax rise concentrates the mind wonderfully
    • (concentrate on/upon) do or deal with (one particular thing) above all others:Luke wants to concentrate on his film career
    • 2 [with object] gather (people or things) together in a common location:the nation’s wealth was concentrated in the hands of the governing elite
    • [no object] come together in a common location:troops were concentrating at the western front
    • 3 [with object] increase the strength or proportion of (a substance or solution) by removing or reducing the other diluting agent or by selective accumulation of atoms or molecules: plants and micro-organisms can concentrate metals from the environment

    noun

    [mass noun]
    • a substance made by removing or reducing the diluting agent; a concentrated form of something:apple juice concentrate

    Derivatives



    concentrative

    adjective


    concentrator

    noun
    • Mike, Mickey, and other medical equipment people have a 42-foot trailer full of beds, wheelchairs, oxygen concentrators, et cetera.
    • Ann's husband Eric Martin, who presented the cheque to hospice fund-raiser Gillian Richardson, was told that the money will be used to buy much-needed oxygen concentrators.
    • IOC's concentrator in Labrador City has an annual production capacity of 17.5 million tonnes and its pellet plant is capable of producing over 11 million tonnes, according to company information.
    CONCENTRATOR
    コンセントレータ - 特許庁
    METHANE CONCENTRATOR
    メタン濃縮装置 - 特許庁

    Origin:

    mid 17th century (in the sense 'bring towards a centre'): Latinized form of concentre, or from French concentrer 'to concentrate'. sense 1 of the verb dates from the early 20th century

2014年4月28日 星期一

fain, damsel, white knight/sunflower.order of the day/down to

 

 

But Phil Robertson, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia division, said exclusion would be the order of the day if the performance went ahead in Pyongyang. "It’s going to be an extremely limited, elite audience that would see a production in any case," said Robertson.
但人權觀察組織亞洲區副主任羅伯森則說,假如環球劇場真的到平壤演出,一般民眾被拒於門外才是必然結果。「不論如何,能去看戲的觀眾都是人數非常有限的菁英。」俞智敏

 

 

《中英對照讀新聞》Fried food ’fine for heart’ if cooked with olive oil 用橄欖油煎炸食物,不會傷害心臟 ◎陳維真
Eating fried food may not be bad for the heart, as long as you use olive or sunflower oil to make it, experts say.
專家表示,吃油煎炸的食物不見得會傷害心臟,只要你使用的是橄欖油或葵花油。
They found no heightened risk of heart disease or premature death linked to food that had been cooked in this way. But the investigators stress that their findings, from studying the typical Spanish diet in which these "healthy" oils are found in abundance, do not apply to lard or other cooking oils. So traditional fry ups should not be the order of the day.
專家發現,心臟疾病或早死機率增加和以這種方式烹煮的食物沒有關聯。不過專家強調,研究發現是透過研究含有大量「健康」油的典型西班牙餐點,因此研究結果並不適用於豬油或其他烹飪油。所以,還是不該經常吃傳統的油煎食物。
When food is fried it becomes more calorific because the food absorbs the fat of the oils.And experts know that eating lots of fat-laden food can raise blood pressure and cause high cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease.
食物經過煎炸後熱量更多,因為食物吸取了油中的脂肪。專家知道吃下大量充滿脂肪的食物,可能導致血壓上升和造成膽固醇過高,兩者皆是心臟病的危險因素。
None of the adults had any sign of heart disease at the start of the 11-year study, but by the end of it 606 heart disease events and 1,134 deaths had occurred. When the researchers looked at these heart events in detail, they could find no link with fried food in the diet.
在這項長達11年的研究開始時,沒有任何人有心臟病的跡象,但研究結束時,有606人患心臟病,1134人因心臟病死亡。研究人員研究心臟病的詳細資料時,並未發現與飲食中的煎炸食物有關。
This, they believe, is down to the type of oil the food is cooked in.
研究人員相信,這是食物烹煮時使用的油所造成的。
Victoria Taylor, a senior heart health dietitian said : "We currently recommend swapping saturated fats like butter, lard or palm oil for unsaturated fats as a way of keeping your cholesterol down and this study gives further cause to make that switch."
維多利亞泰勒,資深心臟健康營養師表示,「現在我們建議將牛油、豬油或棕櫚油等飽和脂肪更換為不飽和脂肪,以降低膽固醇,這份研究就給了該做此改變的理由。」


新聞辭典
the order of the day:片語,某一時間必須做或經常做的事情。例句:Going to bed early was the order of the day when we were young.(早點上床睡覺是年輕時必須做的事情。)something necessary or usual at a certain time. Warm clothes are the order of the day when camping in the winter. Going to bed early was the order of the day when we were young.

 the order of the day:片語,指在某段特定時期或情況下的典型活動或流行、風潮,如At the resort’s outdoor cafe, bathing suits and sandals are the order of the day.(在這個度假勝地的戶外咖啡廳裡,泳裝和涼鞋是最常見的服裝搭配。)

 
calorific:熱量高、易致胖的。Daily caffeine drinks add more calories than we expect.(每天喝的咖啡因飲品讓我們吃進超出預期的熱量。)
be down to:片語,可歸咎於。例句:He claimed his problems were down to the media.(他宣稱自己的問題是媒體造成的。)

No Chinese White Knight for European Damsels in Distress
For embattled politicians in Italy and elsewhere, hinting that China is riding to the rescue provides a temporary respite from the steady increase in debt-financing pressure. But countries hoping for anything more will have an additional cause for distress.


Usage
"... for Europe was where they fain all would be." — Katherine Anne Porter; The Days Before; 1952.

"So the delay continued, and Martimor was both busy and happy at the Mill, for he liked and loved this damsel well, and was fain of her company." — Henry Van Dyke; The Mill. (© Wordsmith.org)
Previous words: eagre, eremite, canonical

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories: The ... - Google Books Result

by Washington Irving - 2005 - Fiction - 212 pages
This, however, always provoked a fresh volley from his wife, so that he was fain to draw off his forces, and take to the outside of the house — the only ...

"SHE OPENED THE DOOR"
She opened the door of the West to me,
With its loud sea-lashings,
And cliff-side clashings
Of waters rife with revelry.
She opened the door of Romance to me,
The door from a cell
I had known too well,
Too long, till then, and was fain to flee.
She opened the door of a Love to me,
That passed the wry
World-welters by
As far as the arching blue the lea.
She opens the door of the Past to me,
Its magic lights,
Its heavenly heights,
When forward little is to see!
1913--




Dell and other defendants in the case, including the state of North Carolina and state Commerce Secretary Jim Fain, pushed for the lawsuit to be thrown out since taxpayers aren't being harmed specifically by the incentives for Dell.

fain

adv.
  1. Happily; gladly: “I would fain improve every opportunity to wonder and worship, as a sunflower welcomes the light” (Henry David Thoreau).
  2. Archaic. Preferably; rather.
adj. Archaic.
  1. Ready; willing.
  2. Pleased; happy.
  3. Obliged or required.
[Middle English, from Old English fægen, joyful, glad.]

fain



━━ ad., a. 〔古〕 喜んで(する); 〔古〕 むしろ…(したい); 〔古〕 …せざるを得ない ((to do)).


adjective

  • 1Pleased or willing under the circumstances: the traveler was fain to proceed
  • 1.1Compelled by the circumstances; obliged: he was fain to acknowledge that the agreement was sacrosanct
    More example sentences
    • This functionary, however well disposed to my friend, could not altogether conceal his chagrin at the turn which affairs had taken, and was fain to indulge in a sarcasm or two about the propriety of every person minding his own business.
    • In Smith's Discourse of the Commonweal, a maker of caps is made to say: ‘I am fain to give my journeymen twopence in a day more than I was wont to do, and yet they say they cannot sufficiently live thereon.
    • If you would grant but my request, I then most surely should be blest; But if you treat me with disdain, To hang myself I now would fain; Then pray consent and make me thine, To save from death your Valentine.

adverb

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  • With pleasure; gladly: I am weary and would fain get a little rest
    More example sentences
    • I would fain be friends with you, for their sake.
    • ‘Depend upon it that, rude and careless as I am, I would fain practice the yoga faithfully,’ he writes.
    • There was something else which she would fain have said, and she stabbed with her finger into the air in the direction of the Doctor's [i.e. her stepfather's room], but a fresh convulsion seized her and choked her words.

Origin

Old English fægen 'happy, well pleased', of Germanic origin, from a base meaning 'rejoice'; related to fawn2.

damsel[dam・sel]


  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[dǽmzəl]

[名]((古))(高貴な生まれの)少女.


white knight

白い騎士.
1 政治改革者, 運動[主義]の闘士.
2 乗っ取り攻勢を受けた企業を救うため友好的な買収を申し出る会社.

strafe, apiece, water cannon, anti-nuclear protesters






Fars News Agency
Taiwan Police Use Water Cannon against Anti-Nuclear Protesters
TEHRAN (FNA)- Taiwan police on Monday used water cannon to disperse hundreds of overnight sit-in demonstrators, demanding the scrapping of



Wal-Mart Strafes Amazon in Book War
Wal-Mart launched a price war against Amazon.com, saying it would sell 10 hotly anticipated new books for just $10 apiece through its Web site.

Japan, Taiwan Trade Water Cannon Fire Near Disputed Islands

An aerial view shows a Japan Coast Guard patrol ship (C) spraying water at a fishing boat from Taiwan as Taiwan's Coast Guard vessel (top) sprays water near the disputed islands in the East China Sea, September 25, 2012.

strafe (strāf) pronunciation
To attack of machine-gun or cannon fire from a low-flying aircraft.
[From German (Gott) strafe (England), (God) punish (England), a common World War I slogan, from strafen, to punish, from Middle High German strāfen, to contest, admonish.]
strafer straf'er n.
apiece
adv.
To or for each one; each: There is enough bread for everyone to have two slices apiece.
[Middle English a pece : a, a; see a2 + pece, piece; see piece.]



cannon[can・non]
 

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[kǽnən]

[名](複 〜s, ((集合的))〜)
1 (射角45度以下の)カノン砲;(一般に)大砲;(軍用機の)機関砲;((米俗))ピストル, はじき.
2 ((英))《機械》=quill[名]5.
3 《甲胄》筒形の腕当て.
4 《馬術》水勒太馬銜(すいろくふとばみ):中空で太い馬銜(はみ).
5 (鐘の)つり手.
6 《動物》=cannon bone.
7 ((英))《ビリヤード》キャノン(((米))carom):手玉を続けて2つの的玉に当てること.
8 ((米俗))すり.
━━[動](自)
1 ((英))(…に)衝突する, ぶつかる((against, into, with ...)).
2 大砲を打つ, 砲撃する.
3 ((英))《ビリヤード》キャノンを突く.
━━(他)
1 …を砲撃する.
2 ((英))《ビリヤード》〈手玉を〉2つの的玉に当てる.
3 ((米俗))…を盗む, かっぱらう.
[中フランス語←ギリシャ語kánna(葦(あし)). これから, 「まっすぐな中空の管」→「大砲」. △CANE, CANON

get round, get around, be all the rage, condiment


"When the North Korean leadership gets around to reading the plot of Hamlet, one imagines they might well insist on something else from the canon," suggested Robertson.
羅伯森還說,「如果北韓領導人有時間去讀讀哈姆雷特的劇本,我想他們可能會堅持要換另一齣戲。」



Quote:
"It is easier to square the circle than to get round a mathematician."Augustus De Morgan

Outcry, and a Little Cunning, From Bankers
LONDON — Bankers voiced complaints about a euro zone proposal to limit bonuses, but it appears that banks will have ways to get around it.



get around
1. Also, get round. Circumvent or evade, as in He managed to get around the rules for visiting hours. [Late 1800s]
2. Also, get round. Convince or win over by flattery or cajoling, as in Karen knew just how to get around her father, or I'll try to get round him but I'm not sure it'll work. [Mid-1800s]
3. Travel from place to place; also, be active socially. For example, It's hard to get around without a car, or Mary is never without a date--she really gets around. [First half of 1900s] Also see get about, def. 1.
4. Become known, circulate, as in Reports of her resignation got around quickly. [c. 1950] Also see get about, def. 2.
5. get around to or get round to. Find the time or occasion for, as in Dean never gets around to cleaning up the garage. [Late 1800s]
get round to:抽出時間來做或考慮某事,如I’ve been meaning to call her, but I just haven’t gotten around to it.(我一直想要打電話給她,但始終都抽不出時間。)

 《中英對照讀英文》Bread spreads all the rage with Japanese food makers 日本食物製造商趕搭麵包熱
◎張沛元
The saying that man cannot live by bread alone seems to have been taken to heart by Japanese food manufacturers.
「人無法單靠麵包生活」這句俗話,日本食物製造商似乎很聽得進去。
With changing dietary styles, bread has supplanted rice as a staple at the breakfast table of many Japanese households, and food makers are keen to capitalize on the development by offering a variety of spreads and condiments.
由於飲食型態改變,麵包已取代米飯,成為許多日本家庭早餐餐桌上的主食;而食物製造商也忙著利用此一發展謀利,提供各式各樣的麵包塗抹物與佐料。
Maruha Nichiro Foods Inc. is set to release a spread with grilled salmon flakes in March. Based in Tokyo’s Koto Ward, the company has been making the product as a condiment to be served with rice for nearly 30 years.
Maruha Nichiro食品公司準備在3月推出一款有烤鮭魚薄片的麵包塗抹物。總部設在東京江東區的這家公司,過去近30年一直是以配飯佐料來販售這項商品。
"We want to change the image that grilled salmon flakes should be only eaten with rice," said a Maruha Nichiro representative.
「我們要改變烤鮭魚薄片只能配飯的印象,」Maruha Nichiro公司的一名代表說。
A survey by Maruha Nichiro of 200 mothers of school-age children found that more than 90 percent of the women served bread as part of breakfast.
Maruha Nichiro公司針對200名學齡兒童的母親所做的調查發現,超過9成受訪婦女提供麵包當早餐。

In Defense of Antidepressants


By PETER D. KRAMER
It's all the rage to question their effectiveness. But critics don't understand the research.
新聞辭典
be all the rage:片語,非常流行,非常時髦。例句:Mini skirt, so fashionable in the sixties, is all the rage again now.(60年代紅極一時的迷你裙,現在又流行起來了。)
man cannot live by bread alone:意指為了過快樂生活,人除了要吃飯,還要有音樂、藝術與詩歌等精神糧食。語出聖經馬太福音第4章第4節,原文:Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.(人活著,不是單靠食物,乃是靠神口裡所出的一切話。)


take something to heart:片語,關心重視,形容非常認真看待某事。例句:I took all his advices to heart.(他的建議我都聽進去了。)


 A condiment is an edible substance, such as sauce or seasoning, added to food to impart a particular flavor, enhance its flavor[1], or in some cultures, to complement the dish. The term originally described pickled or preserved foods, but has shifted meaning over time.[2] Many condiments are available packaged in single-serving sachets (packets), like mustard or ketchup, particularly when supplied with take-out or fast-food meals. Condiments are usually applied by the diner. Condiments are sometimes added prior to serving, for example a sandwich made with ketchup or mustard. Some condiments are used during cooking to add flavor or texture to the food; barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, marmite are examples.

condiment[con・di・ment]

  • 発音記号[kɑ'ndəmənt | kɔ'n-]
[名][C][U]((形式))((しばしば〜s))調味料, 薬味.
còn・di・mén・tal
[形]



2014年4月27日 星期日

digerati, literati,pivot, civil rights, technorati, set aside





Trending: A few years ago almost no one had heard of "big data". Today it's hard to avoid and as a result, the digerati love to condemn it. The Economist explains the backlash against big data http://econ.st/1huyZyf


Trump Pivots From Obama's Birth Certificate to College Grades
Says the president needs to explain how he got into Harvard.

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Obama Releases Long Form Birth Certificate

White House says he wanted to end political 'sideshow'

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In Austin, Webheads Try to Be Cool

For the Web entrepreneur, the South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin can be pivotal in getting a nod from the technorati for a new product.


In Mideast Peace Bid, Obama Pivots in His Demands
By HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER
President Obama is largely setting aside his demand for a full freeze on settlements in the West Bank as a first step toward restarting Middle East peace talks.




One of those songs was “I’m on My Way,” sung during the pivotal civil-rights March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. In a videotaped interview with The New York Times in 2007 for its online feature “The Last Word,” Odetta recalled the sentiments of another song she performed that day, “Oh Freedom,” which is rooted in slavery: “Oh freedom, Oh freedom, Oh freedom over me/ And before I’d be a slave, I’d be buried in my grave/ And go home to my Lord and be free.”




But the opponents of change, those who want to keep the Bush legacy intact, are not without resources. In fact, they’ve already made their standard pivot when things turn bad — the pivot from hype to fear. And in case you haven’t noticed, they’re very, very good at the fear thing.



literati
plural noun
people with a good education who know a lot about literature:
Her novels are popular with university literati, but they have failed to attract a wider audience.
Compare glitterati.
〈ラテン語〉知識階級、文学者たち◆【複】literatus◆通例複数形で用いる。

Technorati is an Internet search engine for searching blogs, competing with Google and Yahoo. As of June 2008, Technorati indexes 112.8 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.[2] The name Technorati is a portmanteau, pointing to the technological version of literati, or intellectuals.

Technorati is also synonymous with "digerati;" people who are technically competent. See digerati, numerati and blog.


digerati

Syllabification: di·ge·ra·ti
Pronunciation: /dijəˈrätē
 
/

noun

Origin

1990s: blend of digital and literati.

civil rights plural noun
the rights that each person has in a society, whatever their race, sex or religion:
Civil rights include freedom, equality in law and in employment, and the right to vote.



pivot
noun [C]
1 a fixed point supporting something which turns or balances

2 the central or most important person or thing in a situation:
The former guerrilla leader has become the pivot on which the country's emerging political stability turns/revolves (= it depends on him).

pivotal
adjective
central and important:
a pivotal figure/role/idea
v., -ot·ed, -ot·ing, -ots. v.tr.
  1. To mount on, attach by, or provide with a pivot or pivots.
  2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn.
v.intr.
To turn on or as if on a pivot: "The plot . . . lacks direction, pivoting on Hamlet's incertitude" (G. Wilson Knight).
[French, from Old French.]

piv・ot



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━━ n. 【機】旋回軸, ピボット; (軸を中心として)旋回すること; 要(かなめ), 中心点; 枢要な人; 【軍】軸兵.
━━ vt. 旋回軸上に置く[をつける].
━━ vi. 軸(上)回転する ((on)); にかかる ((on)).
piv・ot・al ━━ a.


anodyne , puck, defiance, defiant

Banality and bathos are the stock-in-trade here. De Botton's curatorial rubrics – as well as memory, there's fortune, money, politics and sex – are anodyne, his insights and descriptions shallow and obvious.




Bo Xilai was found guilty Sunday of bribetaking, embezzlement and abuse of power.
Chinese Official at Center of Scandal Is Found Guilty and Given a Life Term

By ANDREW JACOBS and CHRIS BUCKLEY

There was never much doubt that Bo Xilai would be found guilty, but until the end, he remained defiant, pleading not guilty and contesting nearly every aspect of the prosecutors' case.


 According to CMP, Guangdong’s propaganda chief, Tuo Zhen, is said to have re-written the message, making it much more anodyne. This has angered journalists at the newspaper, prompting many of them (as the Associated Press reports) to issue a public complaint—a rare act of defiance by employees of a prominent state-owned publication.



Some investors were hoping for much more -- a radical restructuring maybe, or plans to spin off the low-margin PC division. What they got was Apotheker's anodyne vision of an evolving IT industry, the disruptive force of cloud computing, and HP's role as a soup-to-nuts provider. "All of us need a trusted partner to navigate this new world," he said. "Who but HP could deliver this leadership?"
Later, CFO Catherine Lesjak mentioned the cloud again before boldly declaring that "HP is skating to where the puck is going," (cue eye roll) and then asking, "Who else is as well positioned as HP is? Who else has as powerful and as sustained advantages?"



defiance

[名][U]
1 (権威・敵対者などに対する)果敢な抵抗, 大胆な反抗;挑戦((against ...))
defiance of established authority
既成の権威に対する反抗
a letter of defiance
挑戦状
Jeans became a symbol of defiance against authority.
ジーンズは権威に対する反抗の象徴となった.
2 (…への)公然の無視, 軽蔑((of ...)).
in defiance of ...
…にもかかわらず, を物ともせず.
Syllabification: (de·fi·ance)
Pronunciation: /diˈfīəns/
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noun

  • open resistance; bold disobedience:the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings

Origin:

Middle English (denoting the renunciation of an allegiance or friendship): from Old French, from defier 'defy'



anodyne
  • [ǽnədàin]
[名]鎮痛剤, 鎮静剤;((形式))(感情などを)和らげるもの
Religion was an anodyne to his misery.
宗教が彼の苦悩を和らげてくれた.
━━[形]
1 鎮痛[鎮静]作用をする.
2 ((形式))気持ちを和らげる;気休めの.
[ラテン語←ギリシャ語anōdynos(an-ない+ōdyn-苦痛+-os形容詞語尾)]


anodyne

Syllabification: an·o·dyne
Pronunciation: /ˈanəˌdīn
 
/

adjective

  • Not likely to provoke dissent or offense; inoffensive, often deliberately so: anodyne New Age music I attempted to keep the conversation as anodyne as possible
    More example sentences
    • I just find their music very anodyne, its very ‘consistent’, it lacks variation and is very safe - and that's the problem for the film.
    • At other moments - for all the Chorus's endeavours - the concert is let down by anodyne music and lyrics.
    • The sound effects - such as the perfect hollow pop every time Sara takes her pills - work in harmony with the images to convey the dull repetition and anodyne ritual that make up any addiction.

noun

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Origin

mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek anōdunos 'painless', from an- 'without' + odunē 'pain'.

puck 冰上曲棍球的圓盤
  • [pʌ'k]
[名]《アイスホッケー》パック:ゴム製の円盤.n.
A hard rubber disk used in ice hockey.

[Perhaps from dialectal puck, to strike.]