2016年1月9日 星期六

stain, insular, unstained, sully, unsullied, make waves, ride the waves/bodysurf

Moment horrified three-year-old girl has her visit to safari park sullied by two amorous monkeys


A leading British journalist alleges his establishment newspaper has gone rotten http://econ.st/1Lf4FTx

Telegraphing the decline
SCARCELY a pillar of the British establishment has been left unstained in recent weeks. The queen’s second son, Prince Andrew, has been accused of having sex with...
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Israel Prods Ultra-Orthodox to 'Share Burden'
By JODI RUDOREN


Israel has been consumed in recent months with the challenge of integrating the insular, swelling ultra-Orthodox minority, known as Haredim, into society.







Japan's growing diaspora reflects concern for the country's future

The Japan Times

Here's a surprising fact: One Japanese in a hundred lives abroad. It's surprising because so much is made lately of Japan's growing insularity. Young people seem less interested than ever in studying overseas, and voters last month elected a new ...

Britain Picks Canadian To Head BOE
Mark Carney, a former investment banker who runs Canada's central bank, will become governor of the Bank of England in July, a surprise pick that promises to bring change to the bank's insular culture.

'Dare Me'

By MEGAN ABBOTT
Reviewed by CHELSEA CAIN
Megan Abbott's latest thriller finds power, desire and revenge in the insular world of high school cheerleading.


Dell CEO Michael Dell has been working to reduce the company's reliance on consumer PCs but he's also hoping to ride the waves on smartphones and tablet computers.



iPhone blowing up worldwide, big in Japan after all
Ars Technica
Even in the insular Japanese mobile market, the iPhone is making waves. By Chris Foresman | Last updated December 18, 2009 1:59 PM Apple continues to add ...


Helsinki's Hidden Cuisine
With the global turn toward eating local food, Finns are taking new pride in their insular, unsullied cooking.

U.S. Takes On the Insular Culture of G.M.
By MICHELINE MAYNARD
Changing the culture at General Motors is expected to be a significant challenge for the government.





make waves
Cause a disturbance or controversy, as in We've finally settled our differences, so please don't make waves. This expression alludes to causing turbulence in the water. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see rock the boat.



insular

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnsjʊlə/

Definition of insular


adjective

  • 1ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one’s own experience:a stubbornly insular farming people
  • lacking contact with other people:people living restricted and sometimes insular existences
  • 2relating to or from an island:goods of insular origin
  • relating to a form of Latin handwriting used in Britain and Ireland in the early Middle Ages:insular illumination of the 6th century
  • (of climate) equable because of the influence of the sea.
  • 3 Anatomy relating to the insula of the brain.


Derivatives




insularly

adverb

Origin:

mid 16th century (as a noun denoting an islander): from late Latin insularis, from insula 'island'


insular 
adjective DISAPPROVING
interested only in your own country or group and not willing to accept different or foreign ideas

Phoneticinsularity 
noun [U] DISAPPROVING
insular
[形]1 〈人・考えなどが〉島国人(に特有)の;島国根性の;偏狭な insular mindset島国根性.2 ((形式))島を形成する;島の形をした, 島のような;(島のように)孤立した an...
insularism
[名][U]島国根性, 偏狭.
insularity
[名][U]1 島であること;島国根性, 偏狭.2 孤立;島国性.

sully
ˈsʌli/
verb
literary
past tense: sullied; past participle: sullied
  1. damage the purity or integrity of.
    "they were outraged that anyone should sully their good name"
    synonyms:taintdefilesoiltarnishstainblemishbesmirchbefoulcontaminate,pollutespoilmarspot, make impure, disgracedishonourinjure,damage
    "he never sullied his lips with swear words"
    • make dirty.
      "she wondered if she dared sully the gleaming sink"

sullied 被玷污


WordNet: unsullied


The adjective has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: spotlessly clean and fresh
Meaning #2: of reputation
Synonyms: stainless, unstained, untainted, untarnished

bodysurf
(bŏd'ē-sûrf') pronunciation
intr.v. Sports, -surfed, -surf·ing, -surfs.
To ride the waves to shore without a surfboard.

bodysurfer bod'y·surf'er n.



unstainedLine breaks: un|stained
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsteɪnd
  
/


Definition of unstained in English:

ADJECTIVE

Not stained:his unstained jeans

stainLine breaks: stain
Pronunciation: /steɪn
  
/


Definition of stain in English:

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
1Mark or discolour with something that is not easilyremoved:her clothing was stained with blood(as adjective staineda stained beer mat[NO OBJECT]: red powder paint can stain
1.1[NO OBJECT] Be marked or be liable to be marked with a stain.
1.2Damage or bring disgrace to (the reputation or image of someone or something):the awful events would unfairly stain the city’sreputation
2Colour (a material or object) by applying apenetrative dye or chemical:wood can always be stained to a darker shade

NOUN

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1coloured patch or dirty mark that is difficult toremove:there were mud stains on my shoes
1.1A thing that damages or brings disgrace to someone or something’s reputation:he regarded his time in gaol as a stain on hischaracter
2penetrative dye or chemical used in colouring a material or object.
2.1Biology special dye used to colour organictissue so as to make the structure visible formicroscopic examination.
2.2Heraldry Any of the minor colours used inblazoning and liveries, especially tenné andsanguine.

Origin

late Middle English (as a verb): shortening of archaicdistain, from Old French desteindre 'tinge with a colour different from the natural one'. The noun was first recorded (mid 16th century) in the sense 'defilement, disgrace'.

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