2016年9月30日 星期五

seething, antagonize, antagonism, staycation, hypermarket



 Boehner's Jabs at Activist Right Show G.O.P. Shift

By CARL HULSE

Speaker John A. Boehner seethed and questioned the motives of conservative advocacy groups after they piled on against a new bipartisan budget deal.

  India, Pakistan: An 'antagonistic' relationship

Russia, in Accord With Georgians, Sets Withdrawal
By ANDREW E. KRAMER and ELLEN BARRY
The Georgian and Russian presidents agreed early Wednesday to a framework that could end the war, but antagonisms still seethed.


Will Iran's 'Marriage Crisis' Bring Down Ahmadinejad?

By Azadeh Moaveni
A real estate bubble and rampant inflation have priced many young Iranians out of the marriage market, and their seething resentment may hurt the incumbent in Friday's election




Carrefour Restores Low-Price Strategy In Hypermarkets To Fight Discounters
Carrefour CEO Lars Olofsson will report to investors Tuesday about the hypermarket's efforts to win customers with low prices.


antagonize

Syllabification: an·tag·o·nize
Pronunciation: /anˈtagəˌnīz/
verb
[with object]
  • 1Cause (someone) to become hostile: he antagonized many colleagues during the budget wars

  • 1.1 Biochemistry (Of a substance) act as an antagonist of (a substance or its action): two other drugs antagonized the antidepressantlike effect


Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'struggle against'): from Greek antagōnizesthai, from ant- 'against' + agōnizesthai 'struggle' (from agōn 'contest').

hypermarket
n.
A very large commercial establishment that is a combination of a department store and a supermarket.


staycation
居家兼度假
A staycation (or stay-cation, or stacation) is a neologism for a period of time in which an individual or family stays at home and relaxes at home or takes day trips from their home to area attractions. Staycations have achieved high popularity in current hard economic times in which unemployment levels and gas prices are high.
Common activities of a staycation include use of the backyard pool, visits to local parks and museums, and attendance at local festivals. Some staycationers also like to follow a set of rules, such as setting a start and end date, planning ahead, and avoiding routine, with the goal of creating the feel of a traditional vacation...
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antagonism 
noun [C or U]
hate, extreme unfriendliness or active opposition:
There's a history of antagonism between the two teams.
the antagonism towards neighbouring states
the historic antagonisms between the countries of western Europe

antagonist 
noun [C] FORMAL
a person who is strongly opposed to something or someone:
The antagonists in this dispute are quite unwilling to compromise.
Compare protagonist (SUPPORTER).

antagonistic 
adjective
actively opposing or showing unfriendliness and opposition to something or someone:
He's extremely antagonistic towards all critics.

antagonize, UK USUALLY antagonise
verb [T]
to make someone feel opposition or dislike towards you:
It's a very delicate situation and I've no wish to antagonize him.

antagonize

Syllabification: an·tag·o·nize
Pronunciation: /anˈtagəˌnīz/


verb

[with object]
  • 1Cause (someone) to become hostile: he antagonized many colleagues during the budget wars

  • 1.1 Biochemistry (Of a substance) act as an antagonist of (a substance or its action): two other drugs antagonized the antidepressantlike effect


Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'struggle against'): from Greek antagōnizesthai, from ant- 'against' + agōnizesthai 'struggle' (from agōn 'contest').


seethe (FEEL ANGER) Show phonetics
verb [I]
to feel very angry but to be unable or unwilling to express it clearly:
The class positively seethed with indignation when Julia won the award.
By the end of the meeting he was seething.
verb
[no object]
  • 1(of a liquid) boil or be turbulent as if boiling:the grey ocean seethed
  • [with object] archaic cook (food) by boiling it in a liquid: others were cut into joints and seethed in cauldrons made of the animal’s own skins
  • 2(of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger:inwardly he was seething at the slight to his authority
  • 3(of a place) be crowded with people or things moving about in a rapid or hectic way:the entire cellar was seething with spiders
  • [with adverbial of direction] (of a crowd of people) move in a rapid or hectic way:we cascaded down the stairs and seethed across the station (as adjective seething)the seething mass of commuters
Derivatives
seethingly
adverb

Origin:

Old English sēothan 'make or keep boiling', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zieden


seething 
adjective [before noun]
Their seething resentment led to angry jostling between team-mates.

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