2017年2月12日 星期日

abysmally, anti-vaxxer, rep,







Record 10,910 refugee applicants face abysmal odds of acceptance in Japan

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As refugee applications continue to break records in Japan, the government’s abysmal acceptance rate remains cause for international criticism.




According to the Cabinet Office, women account for a mere 9.4 percent of Lower House members. Compared with other nations, the figure is abysmally low. As far as policymaking is concerned, Japan is nowhere near to being a gender-equal society.


However, he glanced into the interior of the carriage, lined with blue rep, and ornamented with silk lace and fringes. The lady's robes filled up the space within. He stole away from this little padded box with its perfume of iris, and its vague atmosphere of feminine elegance. The coach- man slackened the reins, the horse jerked abruptly past the starting-point, and all disappeared.



rep - Wiktionary

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rep
rep (plural reps). (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface. [from 19th c.] [quotations ▽].


anti-vaxxer
antɪˈvaksə/
noun
USinformal
noun: antivaxxer
  1. a person who is opposed to vaccination, typically a parent who does not wish to vaccinate their child.

    "experts say several diseases that are avoidable are making a comeback due to anti-vaxxers who refuse to vaccinate their kids"

abysmal
əˈbɪzm(ə)l/
adjective
  1. 1.
    extremely bad; appalling.

    "the quality of her work is abysmal"
  2. 2.
    literary
    very deep.

    "waterfalls that plunge into abysmal depths"

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