2016年3月15日 星期二

tightwad, cheapskate, needy, emblematic, crippling, Riot-Shaken, affiliate

OP-ED COLUMNIST
Bleeding Heart Tightwads
By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF




Liberals show tremendous compassion in pushing for government spending to help the needy, but when it comes to individual contributions to charitable causes, they are cheapskates.


例子 是某菲律賓人拒絕給親友錢 他手機壞了 所以給它"人工呼吸":上帝懲罰我這吝嗇鬼嗎

"I tried to perform a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation with my C651. I turned it off and on for at least six times, but to no avail. Now I realized. Is this the way God tries to punish a tightwad? "



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"... 1 Approaching the Literary Czeslaw Milosz begins his Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, delivered at Harvard in 1981-82, with a comment that is both emblem and warning: ..."


The painter’s precise, realist views of a harsh rural life became emblems of national culture and incited endless debates about the nature of modern art.

Strikes Cripple a Riot-Shaken Greece By RACHEL DONADIO and ANTHEE CARASSAVA 28 minutes ago A general strike in Greece is disrupting services after four days of violent protests over a police killing.
In the face of intense political lobbying, the South African Rugby Union (Saru) has finally decided to change the 102-year old emblem of the national team, the Springbok.
 Nelson Mandela at the World Cup final in Johannesburg, June 1995.   
Nelson Mandela famously donned the Springbok shirt in 1995

But officials are still hammering out exactly what will be used instead, with Saru calling for a compromise emblem that would see the King Protea - South Africa's national flower - emblazoned on the left of the jersey and a smaller springbok on the right.
Given South Africa's traumatic, racially divided past it is hardly surprising that apartheid-era symbols, emblems and names are still highly contentious issues.
For many black people who suffered under apartheid laws that condemned them to a second-class existence, place and street names, emblems and monuments can be a stark reminder of a painful past.
They say the Springbok emblem represents a continuation of dominance by the Afrikaner community and white supremacy.






A Safety-Net Hospital Falls Into Financial Crisis
The struggles of Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta are emblematic of the crippling effect America’s health care crisis has had on public hospitals around the nation.
He argues, however, that the various methods and schools have had a crippling effect through their tendency to force works of literature to meet the requirements of a theory or system, ignoring the complex affiliations binding the texts to the world.


emblem
noun [C]
a picture of an object which is used to represent a particular person, group or idea:
A rose is the national emblem of England.

emblematic 
adjective FORMAL
representing a particular person, group or idea:
A sword is emblematic of power gained by violence.

affiliate
verb [T]
to cause a group to become part of or form a close relationship with another, usually larger, group or organization:
a college affiliated to the University of London
The school is affiliated with a national association of driving schools.

affiliate
noun [C]
Our college is an affiliate of (= is connected with or controlled by) the university.

affiliation
noun [C or U]
a connection with a political party or religion, or with a larger organization:
The group has affiliations with several organizations abroad.
Their lack of affiliation to any particular bank allows them to give objective financial advice.
political affiliations

safety net (HELP) noun [C]
a system to help those who have serious problems and no other form of help:
The welfare state was set up to provide a safety net for the poor and needy.
safety net (NET) noun [C]
a net put below people performing at a great height to catch them if they fall
cripple
noun [C]
1 OFFENSIVE OLD-FASHIONED a person who cannot use their arms or legs in a normal way

2 INFORMAL emotional cripple someone who finds it difficult to have or express feelings

cripple
verb [T]
1 to injure someone so that they are unable to walk or move properly

2 to cause serious damage to someone or something, making them weak and ineffective:
a country crippled by war

crippled 
adjective
Will she be crippled for life?

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adjective
A crippling attack of malaria kept him in bed for months.
crippling debts




WordNet: cheapskate
Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has one meaning:
Meaning #1: a miserly person
Synonym: tightwad


n. - 吝嗇鬼

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - けちん坊, しみったれ

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