2017年12月3日 星期日

lavishly, truly, obstruction, onto, unsure, platform bed, Peeping Toms

Former Abramoff Associate Is Arrested

 The Maximum Series of windows will reduce the frame obstruction by over 40% offering the greatest viewing area in the industry.
"So we are to believe that John Dowd, a former DOJ attorney, just tanked his career by drafting a tweet that admitted the President obstructed justice."

Former lobbyist Kevin A. Ring was arrested yesterday on conspiracy, fraud and obstruction-of-justice charges in connection with his alleged role in a four-year scheme to lavish tickets and trips on lawmakers and government officials in return for help for his clients.
(By Carrie Johnson and Del Quentin Wilber, The Washington Post)




An Unsure China Steps Onto the Global Stage By MICHAEL WINES and EDWARD WONG
China’s growing clout and momentum remain hamstrung by poverty and authoritarian rule.

Once Sacred, Now Their Showcase


Michael Falco for The New York Times
Up on the Roof The penthouse apartment on East Seventh Street in the East Village has a see-through bedroom wall that opens onto a cedar deck. More Photos >
Until pull-down shades were recently installed, neighbors in the tenement walkups and condominiums across East Seventh Street were afforded unobstructed glimpses of the couple’s king-size platform bed, egg-shaped bathtub and clear-glass shower. The blinds might be optional this summer, as the stands of black bamboo that ring the cedar-lined terrace reach full growth, blocking out any Peeping Toms.


unsure Show phonetics
adjective
1 not certain or having doubts:
I'm a bit unsure about what to do next - can you help me?

2 unsure of yourself without confidence in yourself:
As a new teacher I was very unsure of myself when I was in front of a class.




ontoon to Show phonetics
preposition
1 used to show movement into or on a particular place:
I slipped as I stepped onto the platform.
The sheep were loaded onto trucks.
I've been having problems loading this software onto my computer.
Imir's been voted onto the union committee.
Hold onto (= Keep holding) my hand and you'll be perfectly safe.

2 used to show that you are starting to talk about a different subject:
How did we get onto this subject?
Can we move onto the next item on the agenda?
I'd now like to come onto my next point.

3 UK If you are onto someone, you talk to them, especially to ask them to do something or to complain:
I must get onto the plumber about the shower.
Dad was onto her again about doing her homework.

4 knowing about someone or something that can benefit you:
So how did you get onto this deal?
David put me onto (= told me about) a really good restaurant.
You're onto a good thing with this buy-one-get-one-free offer at the shop.

5 knowing about something bad someone has done:
He knows we're onto him.

Who put the police onto (= told the police about) her?




音節
 
ob • struc • tion
 
発音
 
əbstrʌ'kʃən
[名詞]
  1. 1邪魔物,(…に対する)障害物((to ...)) ⇒OBSTACLE【類語】
  2. 2邪魔をすること,妨害,反対
    • without further obstruction
    • それ以上の支障[反対]もなく.
  3. 3妨害[邪魔]されている状態;〔医学〕 閉塞へいそく[閉鎖](症)
    • Acne is initiated by oily obstruction.
    • にきびは油性分泌が邪魔されてできる.
  4. 4(議会での)議事妨害.
  5. 5〔スポーツ〕 オブストラクション,反則となる妨害行為;(野球で)走塁妨害.
語源
1533.→OBSTRUCT


lavish

adjective
more than enough, especially if expensive; very generous:
lavish gifts/promises/praise
lavish spending
lavish banquets
The evening was a lavish affair with glorious food and an endless supply of champagne.
The lavish production makes this musical truly memorable.
Matisse’s bronze version of the Barye sculpture is near the entrance to “Matisse: Painter as Sculptor,” a stunning exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Barye is there too. Together they are worth considerably more than a thousand words, however lavished with illustrations those words might be.

lavishly Show phonetics
adverb
The dining room was lavishly decorated.

truly

(trū')
adv.
  1. Sincerely; genuinely: We are truly sorry for the inconvenience.
  2. Truthfully; accurately: reported the matter truly.
  3. Indeed: truly ugly.
  4. Properly: not truly civilized.



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