2016年4月4日 星期一

palate, resort to sth, palatable option, brackish, distasteful; unpalatable, tasteful,tasting, palatability

Making a Soda Tax More Politically Palatable

By MARGOT SANGER-KATZ

The mayor of Philadelphia thinks a tax will go down easier when it's about raising money for something, not just about making people drink less soda.



From day-to-day planning to special occasions, early 20th-century menus reflect a New England palate. Fried smelts and cold bouillon, anyone? ‪#‎TBT‬

Protests in Ukraine's capital, which have grown steadily for weeks, reached new heights on Sunday when demonstrators toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin.
Protesters in Kiev Topple Lenin Statue as Rallies Grow

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and ANDREW E. KRAMER

Protests in Ukraine's capital, which have grown for two weeks and seemed to reach new heights Sunday, show the depth of rage at Ukraine's president, who has few palatable options to defuse the country's crisis.
韩国出生的李志延(Jeannie Cho Lee)是全球279位“葡萄酒大师”(Masters of Wine)中唯一的亚裔,她花了两年时间来努力给出上述问题的准确答案。她游历了亚洲十大美食城市——香港、上海、北京、台北、东京、汉城、曼谷、吉隆 坡、新加坡和孟买,品尝各种菜肴,研究是否可以佐以葡萄酒,以及搭配哪种葡萄酒才能为已经很丰盛的美味加分。源自此次游历的著作《Asian Palate》在去年11月出版,书中她尝试着去理解在各自独特环境下的食物,力求在不为这些全世界最复杂的美食强行添加异国口味的前提下,给出恰当的葡 萄酒搭配建议。

New York Times
leads with a look at how some companies are trying to cut their labor costs without resorting to layoffs. Increasingly, companies are cutting workweeks, forcing employees to go on vacation, and freezing wages. In a number of cases, employees are supporting these indirect wage cuts since they see them as a more palatable option than layoffs.


Olympus fiasco strengthens the case for Japan reform
ReutersMichael Woodford was brought in to carry out a house-cleaning at the Japanese camera maker, and became one of the country's handful of non-Japanese corporate bosses. That the board decided to fire him so soon shows the medicine was distasteful. ...


In a Chinese Alley, an $8 Tasting Menu
In a Chinese Alley, an $8 Tasting Menu

tasteful[taste・ful]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[téistfəl]
[形]上品な, 趣味のよい;審美眼のある.
taste・ful・ly
[副]
taste・ful・ness
[名]

brackish

adj.
  1. Having a somewhat salty taste, especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water: "You could cut the brackish winds with a knife/Here in Nantucket" (Robert Lowell).
  2. Distasteful; unpalatable: a thin, brackish gruel.
[From Dutch brak.]
brackishness brack'ish·ness n.

palate

Pronunciation: /ˈpalət/


Definition of palate in English:

noun

1The roof of the mouthseparating the cavities of the mouth and nose in vertebrates.
2A person’s ability to distinguish between andappreciate different flavours:a fine range of drink for sophisticated palatesfigurative the suggestions may not suit everyone’s palate
2.1The flavour of wine or beer:wine with a zingypeachy palate

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin palatum.

palatable 

Pronunciation: /ˈpalətəb(ə)l/ 

ADJECTIVE

1(Of food or drink) pleasant to taste:a very palatable local red wine
1.1(Of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory:a device that made increased taxation more palatable

palatable

音節pal・at・a・ble 発音記号/pˈæləṭəbl/
【形容詞】
1
食物など〉のよい,口に合う.
アクセント音節l・at・ably 発音記号/‐ṭəbli/ 【副詞】

palatability

palate
1 [C] the top part of the inside of your mouth

2 [C usually singular] a person's ability to taste and judge good food and wine:
a discriminating palate

palatable
adjective
1 FORMAL describes food or drink that has a pleasant taste:
a very palatable wine
The meal was barely palatable.
NOTE: The opposite is unpalatable.

2 acceptable:
I'm afraid the members won't find all these changes very palatable.

resort to sth phrasal verb
to do something that you do not want to do because you cannot find any other way of achieving something:
I had to resort to violence/threats to get my money.
[+ ing form of verb] When she didn't answer the telephone, I resorted to standing outside her window and calling up to her.

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