2016年5月17日 星期二

spur, reshape, stealth, time bomb



Venezuelan protesters are worrying that President Nicolás Maduro will cling on at all costs.

Support for a recall referendum now has 1.8m signatures.
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Scandal in U.K. Spurs a Historic Departure
The House of Commons speaker resigned amid a U.K. expense scandal, the first time a speaker has been forced to quit in more than 300 years.



Science Prize: Innovation or Stealth Ad?
In fields from manned spaceflight to the genetics of aging, prizes may soon rival research grants as a spur to innovation -- but critics dismiss them as a form of advertising.




Proclaiming a “once in a generation” opportunity, President Obama proposed a 10-year budget on Thursday that reflects his determination in the face of recession to invest trillions of dollars and his own political capital in reshaping the nation’s priorities.


The Washington Post leads with word that the Republican Convention will resume with full force today now that most of the threat posed by Hurricane Gustav appears to have passed. But among delegates in St. Paul, the main topic of conversation wasn't about how excited they were to be nominating John McCain, but rather about the revelation that the 17-year-old daughter of his newly picked running mate is five months pregnant. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband released a statement shortly before the convention opened that emphasized that their daughter plans to marry the father. As Republicans continued to adjust to yet another unexpected development that threatened to reshape the convention, campaign officials fought back suggestions that they didn't thoroughly vet Palin.


Artist Deals Spur Battle at Live Nation
A battle has broken out among top executives at Live Nation over the limits of the concert-promotion company's strategy to reshape the struggling music industry by making expensive deals with artists such as Madonna and Jay-Z.


Interactive Graphic: Architectural Monuments in a Reshaped Beijing
Explore five new projects in China’s capital, with audio commentary by Nicolai Ouroussoff. Related Article



time bomb 

Pronunciation:

NOUN

1A bomb designed to explode at a preset time.
1.1A developing and problematic situation which will eventually become dangerous if not addressed:the demographic time bomb

reshape Show phonetics
verb [T]
to shape something again or differently

stealth
adj. (chiefly of aircraft) designed in accordance with technology that makes detection by radar or sonar difficult: a stealth bomber.

spur was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.

spur



--> ━━ n. 拍車; 刺激 ((to, for)); 激励; (鳥の)けづめ; 木の根; (岩・山の)突出部; (鉄道などの)支線.
on the spur of the moment 時のはずみで; とっさに.
win one's spurs 名をあげる, てがらをたてる.
━━ v. (-rr-) 拍車をかける[つける] ((on, onward)); 激励[刺激]する ((on, to, into)); 促進する; 馬を飛ばす.
spur a willing horse 必要以上にせき立てる.
spur gear [wheel] 【機】平(ひら)歯車.
spur-of-the-moment ━━ a. 即席の.

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