2016年4月20日 星期三

make out, make good, denominate, pacifist, antsy, senior issue/bond

China's launch could eventually reduce the influence of the London gold price.

China, the world’s largest gold consumer, has launched a gold price…

 Denominations Downsizing and Selling Assets in More Secular Era


In the 20th century, denominations became wealthier and acquired better holdings, but now are pondering whether some properties "have outlived their usefulness."

 North Korea Appears to Restart Plutonium Reactor


New satellite images show steam emerging from a nuclear reactor in North Korea, suggesting that the country may be making good on its promise to resume the production of plutonium for its small nuclear arsenal.

Istanbul Skyline Reflects Cheap Dollars Now Growing Scarce


Even optimists are growing nervous over the rapid accumulation of dollar-denominated debt in emerging economies like Turkey, while the Fed weighs its options.

It is by now pretty well understood that traditional dating in college has mostly gone the way of the landline, replaced by “hooking up” — an ambiguous term that can signify anything from making out to oral sex to intercourse — without the emotional entanglement of a relationship.

Customers are also getting antsy. Nabil Sarih, a 33-year-old taxi driver from San Bruno, Calif., said he is satisfied with his iPhone—for now. But Mr. Sarih, who bought his first iPhone years ago, adds that he thinks the Samsung Galaxy phones his friends recently bought are much "cooler" because they have features like the ability to run several apps at once. "Apple's losing its edge," he said.

Japan Leader Tries to Redo Pacifist Charter12

Cisco to Drop 6,500 Employees
Cisco Systems made good on a pledge to significantly trim its work force to improve the company's profitability, disclosing plans to shed 6,500 employees, or 9% of its staff.

BNP Weans Itself of Government GuaranteesBNP Paribas has sold the first euro-denominated, non-guaranteed senior bank bond since governments launched their credit guarantee schemes in October.

此senior 為債權優先的債券

  1. (Abbr. Sr.) Of or being the older of two, especially the older of two persons having the same name, as father and son.
  2. Of or relating to senior citizens. See Usage Note at old.
    1. Being in a position, rank, or grade above others of the same set or class: a senior officer; the senior ship in the battle group.
    2. Having precedence in making certain decisions.
  3. Of or relating to the fourth and last year of high school or college: our senior class.
    1. A person who is older than another: She is eight years my senior.
    2. A senior citizen.
    1. One that is of a higher position, rank, or grade than another in the same set or class.
    2. A student in the fourth year of high school or college.
[Middle English, from Latin, comparative of senex, old.]


━━ a. 年長の, 年上の(方の) ((to)) ((略 sen., Sr. )); 先任[先輩]の; 〔英〕 (学年が)上級の, 上席の; 〔米〕 (高校)最高学年の, (大学)4年生の.
━━ n. (普通one's ~) 年長者, 先輩; 先任者; 〔米〕 (高校)最上級生, (大学)4年生; 〔英〕 上級生.
 senior airman 【米空軍】兵長.
 senior citizen 〔米〕 高齢者 ((とくに65歳以上の退職者,年金生活者など)).
 senior college 〔米〕 四年制大学.
 senior high school 〔米〕 高等学校.
 senior issue 【株】上位債[証券].
 ━━ n. 年長(であること), 先任(権,順), 年功.
 senior management 上級管理職, 経営幹部.
 senior service 〔英〕 (the ~) 海軍.

make out

  • 1make progress; fare:how are you making out, now that the summer’s over?
North American informal engage in sexual activity:Ernie was making out with Bernice

Pronunciation: /ˈantsi/

Definition of antsy

adjective (antsier, antsiest)

North American informal
  • agitated, impatient, or restless:Dick got antsy the day he put to sea


mid 19th century: probably from the phrase have ants in one's pants (see ant)

make good
1. Carry out successfully, make sure of, as in He made good his escape. This usage was first recorded in 1606.   a college friend who made good in Hollywood
2. Fulfill, as in She made good her promise. This usage was first recorded in Miles Coverdale's 1535 translation of the Bible (II Chronicles 6:16): "Make good unto my father, David ... that which thou hast promised him."
3. Compensate for, make up for, as in They made good the loss. This usage first appeared in William Langland's Piers Ploughman (1377).
4. Succeed, as in He made good as a writer. [c. 1900]

From Mrs. Watanabe to Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Japan has long funded its huge deficit with dutiful lending from the mythical "Mrs. Watanabe." Will the U.S. follow? Massachusetts for the first time in two decades will sell "Build Mass Bonds" in bite-size $1,000 denominations. "I want to create a whole new class of investors," says Treasurer Steven Grossman.

A second reason why China may allow a stronger yuan is its desire to increase use of its currency in international trade and finance. In recent months China has allowed cross-border trade with some economies to be settled in yuan; it has raised quotas on share purchases by foreign institutional investors; and on September 28th it sold yuan-denominated government bonds in Hong Kong for the first time. If China wants to make the yuan a global currency this will require further loosening of foreign-exchange controls, and hence revaluation.

Crisis Comes to Hungary in Loans of Francs and Euros
The country has been marked as one of Europe’s problem countries because of its debt, almost a third of which is denominated in foreign currencies.

"I don’t see any contradiction in this. Not every Christian denomination is pacifist."
KEN PAGANO, the pastor of the New Bethel Church in Kentucky, who is encouraging members of his congregation to bring guns to church on Saturday.

In the 1953 novel The Long Goodbye, the detective Philip Marlowe is sent a "portrait of Madison" (i.e. a $5,000 bill) by his former friend Terry Lennox.
--Large denominations of United States currency

denomination (VALUE) Show phonetics
noun [C] a unit of value, especially of money: 額面金額 面額
It always takes time to get used to the different denominations of coins when you go to a foreign country.


tr.v., -nat·ed, -nat·ing, -nates.
  1. To issue or express in terms of a given monetary unit: securities that are denominated in dollars or yen.
  2. To give a name to; designate.
adj. (-ə-nĭt)
Of or relating to a quantity as a multiple of a unit: 12 in 12 pounds is denominate.
[Latin dēnōmināre, dēnōmināt- : dē-, de- + nōmināre, to name (from nōmen, nōmin-, name).]
denominable de·nom'i·na·ble (-nə-bəl) adj.

━━ vt. 命名する.
━━ a. 特定の名をもつ; 【数】(数が)単位名の付いた.
denominate number 名数 ((単位の前に置かれる数字)).
de・nom・i・na・tion  denomination  ━━ n. 命名; (特に種類の)名称; 種類; 宗派, 教派; 階級; (度量衡・貨幣の)単位(名称); 額面金額.
de・nom・i・na・tion・al a. 宗派[教派]の.
de・nom・i・na・tion・al・ism n. 宗派心; 派閥主義.
de・nom・i・na・tive ━━ a. 名を示す; 【文法】名詞[形容詞]から出た.
de・nom・i・na・tor ━━ n. 【数】分母.


Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪfɪst/

Definition of pacifist


  • a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable:she was a committed pacifist all her life


holding the belief that war and violence are unjustifiable.