2018年4月23日 星期一

disarm, barista, helot , froth, arrister, disarmingly sweet-natured

"I think anybody could've did what I did if they're just pushed in that kind of cage," James Shaw Jr. said of disarming the gunman in the Waffle House attack.



Ernst van den Ende, managing director of WUR’s Plant Sciences Group, embodies Food Valley’s blended approach. A renowned scholar with the casual manner of a barista at a hip café, van den Ende is a world authority on plant pathology. But, he says, “I’m not simply a college dean. Half of me runs Plant Sciences, but the other half oversees nine separate business units involved in commercial contract research.” Only that mix, “the science-driven in tandem with the market-driven,” he maintains, “can meet the challenge that lies ahead.”



For Starbucks worker Ivette Agosto, years of serving coffee to financiers got her noticed—and hired.

Ivette Agosto’s years of serving coffee to J.P. Morgan bankers got...
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The city's 18th-century streets are home to superb coffee, pulled by baristas who are tremendously skilled and disarmingly sweet-natured.


helot (HEL-uht, HEE-luht)

noun: A serf or slave.

Etymology
After Helos, a town in Laconia in ancient Greece, whose inhabitants were enslaved. First recorded use: 1579.

Notes
Another word derived from the name of a town in Laconia is spartan, which is coined after Sparta, the capital of Laconia. And Laconia has a word coined after it too: laconic.

Usage
"Many wind up in jobs irrelevant to their training. That helot frothing your coffee expected to become a barrister, not a barista." — Jonathan Guthrie; Russell Groupies to Target Newbie Unis; Financial Times (London, UK); Sep 23, 2010.

froth

(frôth, frŏth) pronunciation
n.
  1. A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.
  2. Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.
  3. Something unsubstantial or trivial.
  4. A fit of resentment or vexation: was in a froth over the long delay.

v., frothed, froth·ing, froths. (also frôTH, frŏTH) v.tr.
  1. To cover with foam.
  2. To cause to foam.
v.intr.
To exude or expel foam.

[Middle English, from Old Norse frodha.]




Barista - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A barista (from the Italian for "bartender") is a person, usually a coffee-house employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks. ...