2017年5月3日 星期三

smirk,"smirking banker", penis , officious, repression, incorrect


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France's Marine Le Pen criticized her rival Emmanuel Macron as a "smirking banker" representing globalization gone wild in their crucial pre-election TV debate: http://reut.rs/2p9uKA9



Far-right leader Marine Le Pen criticized Emmanuel Macron, her centrist rival for the French presidency, as a "smirking banker" representing globalization gone wild when the two met in a crucial pre-election TV debate on…
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針對法國經濟、社會改革、反恐、歐盟等議題,展開2個半小時的激烈交鋒。雙方針鋒相對,馬克宏批評勒潘是「充滿仇恨的騙子」,不甘示弱的勒潘痛批曾任投資銀行家的馬克宏是「假笑的自大銀行家」,兩人卯足全力咒罵對方,政見反倒成了這場辯論的配角,這是法國總統選舉史上前所未有




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If you’re smirking at this sign, you’re mispronouncing the town’s name. It’s PENNIS-tun.




It would be incorrect to smirk at these delays, an H&R Block spokeswoman said.



  "He asked me how old I was," said the precocious child to whom
Minns had from that moment internally resolved he never would bequeath
one shilling.  As soon as the titter occasioned by the observation had
subsided, a little smirking man with red whiskers, sitting at the bottom of
the table, who during the whole of dinner had been endeavoring to obtain
a listener to some stories about Sheridan, called out, with a very
patronising air - "Alick, what part of the speech is be?"



Firms Aided Libyan Spies
A surveillance center in Tripoli provides clear new evidence of foreign companies' cooperation in the repression of Libyans under Col. Gadhafi's rule.

smirk

Syllabification: smirk



verb

[no object]
  • Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way: he smirked in triumph
    • As the verdicts were read by the jury foreman some of the defendants smiled, smirked and even giggled.
    • I see that a number of the Ministers opposite me are now smiling and smirking.
    • The intimidating look from Feror grew fiercer as he smirked with a devious smile.

noun

A smug, conceited, or silly smile: Gloria pursed her mouth in a self-satisfied smirk

Derivatives

smirker
noun


smirkily

adverb
smirkingly
adverb






smirky

adjective



Origin

Old English sme(a)rcian, from a base shared by smile. The early sense was 'to smile'; it later gained a notion of smugness or silliness.

repress 

(rĭ-prĕs'pronunciation

v.-pressed-press·ing-press·esv.tr.
  1. To hold back by an act of volition: couldn't repress a smirk.
  2. To put down by force, usually before total control has been lost; quell: repress a rebellion.
  3. Psychology. To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
  4. Biology. To block (transcription of a gene) by combination of a protein to an operator gene.
v.intr.
To take repressive action.

[Middle English repressen, from Latin reprimere, repress- : re-, re- + premere, to press.]
repressibility re·press'i·bil'i·ty n.
repressible re·press'i·ble adj.


repression
  • [ripréʃən]
[名]
1 [U][C]抑圧, 抑制, 鎮圧, 弾圧;《精神分析》抑圧.
2 [U](抑圧された)衝動, 本能.
officious
(ə-fĭsh'əspronunciation
adj.
  1. Marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others: an officious host; officious attention.
  2. Informal; unofficial.
  3. Archaic. Eager to render services or help others.
[Latin officiōsus, obliging, dutiful, from officium, duty. See office.]



Etymology
From Latin officiosus (dutiful), from officium (service).

Usage
"It (the petition) demands that the traffic officials of Grahamstown `return to being polite public servants, working for the good and safety of the community, rather than the rude and officious revenue officers they have become...'" — Cecile Greyling, Teacher Launches Petition Against Traffic Department Repression, East Cape News (Grahamstown, South Africa), June 13, 2002.

"The bough of cherries some officious fool Broke in the orchard for her, the white mule." — Robert Browning, My Last Duchess, 1842

[形]
1 おせっかい好きな
an officious person
おせっかい好きの人.
2 差し出がましい.
3 (外交で)非公式の;私的な. ⇒OFFICIAL[形]2
4 〈役人が〉横柄な.

penis 
noun [C]
the part of a male's body which is used for urinating and in sexual activity


smirk
noun [C] DISAPPROVING
a smile that expresses satisfaction or pleasure about having done something or knowing something which is not known by someone else:
"Maybe your husband does things that you don't know about, " he said with a smirk.
"I told you it would end in disaster, " said Polly with a self-satisfied smirk on her face.

smirk
verb [I or T] DISAPPROVING
I don't like the way he winks and smirks at me whenever he sees me.
He smirked his way through the interview.

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