2016年4月29日 星期五

downright, utilitarianism/ utilitarian simplicity, nipplemisbehavior, slippage, sane, pang, PAGING, raffish, cronyism, thievery

Grace Poe is bland and inexperienced. But Rodrigo Duterte is a wannabe hard man who has made unforgivable comments about wishing he had been part of an infamous gang rape in 1989


PAGING M.C. ESCHER

This sculptor carves angular pathways into books, making convoluted three-dimensional figures worthy of M.C. Escher.
 Thievery Comes After Carnage at Kenya Mall

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, NICHOLAS KULISH and JOSH KRON

The looting of the Westgate mall in Nairobi has raised suspicions that the military may have taken advantage of the crisis to engage in what one Western official called a "shopping spree."

Bloomberg Takes on the N.R.A.
By JOE NOCERA
The country needs New York's mayor to lead it to a saner gun policy.






Officials in China Find Misbehavior Carries a Cost
By ANDREW JACOBS 9:01 PM ET

BEIJING — The flurry of revelations suggests that China’s new leadership may be serious about trying to tame the cronyism, bribery and debauchery that afflicts state-run companies and local governments.


At the core of the new trend of "collaborative consumption" is the idea that technologies like the Internet and smartphones can help consumers monetize assets that they own -- their home or car, for example -- in ways that were previously difficult or downright impossible. But as these services grow in popularity, they face challenges, not the lea




London's slippage in the rankings reflects the city's exposure to the financial downturn compared with other rival business hubs.

伦敦排名下滑,反映出这座城市受金融危机的影响大于其他商业中心。





If the world's nations are like a class of students, the United States acted like a misbehaving child doing what it wanted during the eight years of the Bush administration.






 So, having nothing to call him elsewhere, he lounged before the drug-store in the early afternoon sunshine, watching the passing to and fro of the lower orders and bourgeoisie of the middle-sized midland city which claimed him (so to speak) for a native son.

Apparently quite unembarrassed by his presence, they went about their business, and the only people who looked at him with any attention were pedestrians of color. It is true that when the gaze of these fell upon him it was instantly arrested, for no colored person could have passed him without a little pang of pleasure and of longing. Indeed, the tropical violence of William Sylvanus Baxter's tie and the strange brilliancy of his hat might have made it positively unsafe for him to walk at night through the negro quarter of the town. And though no man could have sworn to the color of that hat, whether it was blue or green, yet its color was a saner thing than its shape, which was blurred, tortured, and raffish; it might have been the miniature model of a volcano that had blown off its cone and misbehaved disastrously on its lower slopes as well. He had the air of wearing it as a matter of course and with careless ease, but that was only an air—it was the apple of his eye.




With his newfound fame, many expected Liu to switch careers to open a photo studio or to take on the offer of a full-time job from a local newspaper. But, he declined to do both. “China is getting very utilitarian, and I want to challenge that by calming down and focusing on one thing,” he says. “But now I definitely won’t choose to go work in an office, not even if they pay me more!”



  And if Gurley Brown's steeliness was no surprise—she was a child of the Depression, after all—the intensity of her resolve could be downright fear-inspiring. Can't afford a large wardrobe? Go nude at home and you'll avoid dirtying clothes. Brassiere too expensive? A pair of Band-Aids over the nipples will do.



“Birds of North America,” written by Dr. Bruun with Chandler Robbins and Herbert Zim and illustrated by Arthur Singer, was a more terse and accessible handbook for those trying to discern whether it was a golden-winged warbler or an eastern wood pewee that had just fluttered away. “What is compelling about it is its utilitarian simplicity,” said Pete Dunne of New Jersey Audubon, an organization independent of the National Audubon Society.


utilitarian

(yū-tĭl'ĭ-târ'ē-ənpronunciation
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or in the interests of utility: utilitarian considerations in industrial design.
  2. Exhibiting or stressing utility over other values; practical: plain, utilitarian kitchenware.
  3. Of, characterized by, or advocating utilitarianism.
n.
One who advocates or practices utilitarianism.

  • [juːtìlətéəriən]
  • [形]
1 ((形式))有用[有益, 実用](性)に関する[基づく];実益[実利]を重んじる, 実用的な
utilitarian education
実用本位の教育.
2 功利主義(者)の.
━━[名]功利主義(論)者.


"The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air." — Wilbur Wright
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utilitarian (yoo-til-i-TAYR-ee-uhn)

adjective:
1. Emphasizing usefulness and practicality over other considerations such as beauty.
2. Of or relating to utilitarianism: the doctrine that something's value is measured by its usefulness, especially as expressed by greatest happiness for the greatest number of people.
noun: An adherent of utilitarianism.


Etymology
From Latin utilis (useful), from uti (to use).

downright

(doun'rīt'pronunciation
adj.
  1. Thoroughgoing; unequivocal: a downright lie.
  2. Forthright; candid.
adv.
Thoroughly; absolutely.

dównrìght[dówn・rìght]

[形]まったくの, まぎれもない;率直な;露骨な, 無愛想な(blunt)
a downright lie
まっかなうそ
a downright person
ざっくばらんな人
a downright “no
あからさまな拒否.
━━[副]完全に, 徹底的に;大いに;率直に;ただちに.Usage
"Gone is the utilitarian Subaru interiors of old. This new Subaru was downright luxurious." — John Paul; What Hyundai Needs to Sell the 2011 Equus; The Boston Globe; Aug 6, 2010.




nipple
[名]1 (特に女性・雌の)乳首. ⇒TEAT 12 乳首状のもの(哺乳(ほにゅう)瓶の乳首・おしゃぶりなど).[古英語nypel. 原義は「突き出た部分」]



page1
peɪdʒ/
noun
  1. 1.
    one or both sides of a sheet of paper in a book, magazine, newspaper, or other collection of bound sheets.
    "a book of not less than 40 pages"
    synonyms:foliosheetsideleafMore

verb
  1. 1.
    look through the pages of (a book, magazine, etc.).
    "she was paging through a pile of Sunday newspapers"
  2. 2.
    COMPUTING
    divide (a piece of software or data) into sections, keeping the most frequently accessed in main memory and storing the rest in virtual memory.

debauchery

音節de・bauch・er・y 発音記号/dɪbˈɔːtʃ(ə)ri/
【名詞】【不可算名詞】

cronyism

アクセント・音節cró・ny・ìsm 発音記号/‐ìzm/
【名詞】【不可算名詞】

sane
(sān) pronunciation
adj., san·er, san·est.
  1. Of sound mind; mentally healthy: "their protector, the strongest and sanest of them all" (Pat Conroy).
  2. Having or showing sound judgment; reasonable.
[Latin sānus, healthy.]
sanely sane'ly adv.
saneness sane'ness n.
音節sane 発音記号/séɪn/音声を聞く
【形容詞】
(san・ersan・est; more sane,most sane)
1
が〉正気の確かな (⇔insane).
用例
用例
sanely 【副詞】
saneness 【名詞】

pang[pang]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[pǽŋ]
[名]
1 心痛, 悲痛, 煩悶(はんもん), 痛恨
a pang of conscience
良心の呵責(かしゃく).
2 激痛, 苦痛, 発作. ⇒PAIN[類語]
━━[動](自)〈腹などが〉痛む.



raffish[raff・ish]

  • 発音記号[rǽfiʃ]
[形]((文))
1 野卑な, 低級な;安っぽい, けばけばしい.
2 〈人が〉評判の悪い, 放蕩(ほうとう)な, 奔放な.



slippage

n.
  1. The act or an instance of slipping, especially movement away from an original or secure place.
  2. The amount or extent of slipping.
  3. A decline in level, performance, or achievement.
  4. Loss of motion or power because of slipping.


Misbehavior
misbehave Show phonetics
verb [I]
1 to behave badly:
I was always getting in trouble for misbehaving at school.

2 If machines misbehave, they do not operate as they should:
If computer circuits are allowed to overheat they will misbehave .

misbehaviour UK, US misbehavior Show phonetics
noun [U]
The school expelled him for persistent misbehaviour.

DON'T FORGET YOUR ETIQUETTE!

The Essential Guide to Misbehavior.
By David Greenberg. Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
Unpaged. Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $16. (Ages 6 and up)

ESSAY
Flame First, Think Later: New Clues to E-Mail Misbehavior
By DANIEL GOLEMAN
Social neuroscience offers clues into the neural mechanics behind sending messages that are taken as offensive, embarrassing or downright rude.




Corporate Misbehavior

大學師生監察無良企業行動(英文Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior;簡稱SACOM)是一個香港民間團體,成立於2005年6月,主要由大專師生組成。SACOM成立的目的是監察企業不當行為,針 對企業侵犯工人權利、安全健康、福利及尊嚴等行為開展倡議運動。


Three Types of Risks
Apart from plain old thievery, the outsourcing industry faces three broad types of risks, says Ravi Aron, Wharton professor of operations and information management and a leading authority on outsourcing trends:
Operational risks show up as slippages on time, cost, and quality. Professor Aron says these frequently arise with breakdowns in the transfer of work processes, or in repetitive processes that are prone to human error. He notes that operational risks don't arise from deliberate misbehavior; instead, they're most likely to occur when the service provider does not completely understand a client's requirements.



thievery

Pronunciation: /ˈθiːv(ə)ri/

noun

[mass noun]
the action of stealing another person’s property: petty thievery

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