2016年2月8日 星期一

Ishmaelite, accident, outcast, castaway, admonish, prize (prise), lift, liftoff

on Page 84: "... He is an accident in society. He wanders like a wild Ishmaelite, in a world of which he is as the spiritual light, either the guidance or the misguidance.

Dame Carol Black is this week's castaway on Desert Island Discs.

Google China Admonished
A Beijing-backed Internet watchdog admonished Google for allowing access to pornography through its Chinese Web site.


7. Ron Jeremy: My Life as a Porn Star

By ANDREA SACHS
A star of XXX-rated movies talks about life and achieving liftoff


Pope condemns Holocaust denial 

Pope Benedict XVI has told American Jewish leaders that any denial of the Holocaust is "intolerable", especially if it comes from a clergyman. He made the comments during his first face-to-face talks with Jewish leaders since he lifted the excommunication of a Holocaust-denying bishop.


Not only may participants in a study be lying to those running a test, but they may also, fundamentally, be lying to themselves. Prising the lid off human assumptions and hidden biases thus requires clever tools.



CHRISTMAS SPECIALS: Japanese sea-drifters
When Japan was a secret Long before Commodore Perry got there, Japanese castaways and American whalers were prising Japan openprise
The verb has 3 meanings: Meaning #1: to move or force, esp. in an effort to get something open
Synonyms: pry, prize, lever, jimmy
Meaning #2: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
Synonym: pry

 prize (prise), lift, liftoff 


prize (LIFT), UK ALSO prise 
verb [T + adverb or preposition]
to move or lift something by pressing a tool against a fixed point:
I prized the lid off with a spoon.
The window had been prized open with a jemmy.



...has lifted 400 million people out of poverty.


lift (END) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to end a rule or law:
The restrictions on water usage have been lifted now that the river levels are normal.
At last they've lifted the ban on jeans at the club.

lift (TAKE HOLD) Hide phonetics
verb [I or T; usually + adverb or preposition]
to take hold of and raise in order to remove, carry or move to a different position:
She lifted the baby out of her chair.
He lifted the box carefully down from the shelf.
lift-off
noun [C or U]
when a spacecraft or rocket leaves the ground:
We have lift-off.



admonish verb FORMAL
1 [T] to tell someone that they have done something wrong:
His mother admonished him for eating too quickly.

2 [T to infinitive] to advise someone to do something:
Her teacher admonished her to work harder for her exams.

Ishmaelite
n.
  1. A descendant of Ishmael.
  2. An outcast.
Ishmaelitism Ish'ma·el·it'ism n.


The noun Ishmael has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: (Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
Meaning #2: a person who is rejected (from society or home)
Synonyms: outcast, castaway, pariah


castaway
ˈkɑːstəweɪ/
noun
  1. a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place.
    "a castaway on a desert island"

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