2016年11月7日 星期一

dogged incremental approach, swell, impenetrable, audited accounts, touching the void

Our editor explains our endorsement of Hillary Clinton and why her "dogged incremental approach" could make her a good president of the United States



Trump says he is worth $10 billion. An analysis by The Economist in February suggested the number is closer to $4 billion, but without audited accounts, who knows?

Weeks from a presidential vote, one candidate’s finances are impenetrable
ECONOMIST.COM



“你真的可以有所作為。雖然你不可能在一夜之間改變世界,這的確令人沮喪。總是會有挫折,但進步是來自一點一滴的累積。” --- 美國總統歐巴馬對即將離開的春季班白宮實習生說。
"You really can make a difference. You can't transform the world overnight. It's frustrating. There are setbacks. Progress is incremental." — President Obama to the outgoing spring class of White House interns.




The government should begin increasing the tax in 2011 and raise it to 10 percent in increments to avoid damaging economic growth, said Yosano, who has warned against the country’s swelling budget deficit and called for higher sales taxes.



Touching the void is a very unique name for Joe to describe climbing the mountain. The word 'void' is used which has many different meanings. Firstly, the word voidmeans nothing, emptiness.Feb 7, 2013

Urban Dictionary: touching the void

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=touching%20the%20void

Top Definitiontouching the void. masturbating, to wank. I touch the void every hour, on the hour.Touching the void, what to do when there's nothing to do.


increment 
noun [C]
one of a series of increases:
You will receive annual salary/pay increments every September.

incremental
adjective
1 in a series of amounts:
Most research proceeds by small incremental advances.

2 small:
Changes at the newspaper are more incremental than radical.

swell (INCREASE)
verb swelled, swollen or swelled
1 [I or T] to become larger and rounder than usual; to (cause to) increase in size or amount:
It was obvious she had broken her toe, because it immediately started to swell (up).
Twenty-five employees have joined the union in this month alone, swelling its ranks (= increasing its size) to 110.
LITERARY His heart/breast swelled with pride (= He felt very proud) as he stood watching his son graduate.

2 [I] If music swells, it becomes louder.

swell 
noun [U]
an increase in sound produced by a musical instrument or instruments

swelling 
noun [C or U]
a part of your body which has become bigger because of illness or injury:
Put your foot into cold water to help the swelling go down.

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“There were no big surprises,” said A. M. Sacconaghi Jr., an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Company. “It is an incremental step forward. But it certainly makes Apple very competitive in the market today.”