2018年3月25日 星期日

insidious, revenant, reverb, prom, promenade, viscera, visceral, eviscerate, essential, pigment

In the United Arab Emirates, “temporary” lives come cheap. Each night, the bodies of those who have fallen from their perches are stuck back together “with duct tape or some good glue”

“Leo, you are 'The Revenant.' Thank you for giving me … your soul, your heart, your life.” -Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won the best director Oscar for "The Revenant"

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s new film, “The Revenant”, is a visceral man-against-the-wilderness tale with full metaphysical reverb: Jack London by way of Terrence Malick

“The Revenant” confirms him as the most exciting director in Hollywood
Architecture also provides a useful indicator of status in academia – the more prestigious the architect, the more favoured the subject matter. At the moment, business schools and biotechnology lead the way. David Chipperfield’s HEC campus in Paris is coolly impressive, while Irish firm Grafton Architects’ Bocconi University in Milan is a visceral example of a new concrete brutalism

 Certainly there is more to do, but eviscerating privacy rights in the process is not the solution.'


"These are people I see in class every day. What's wrong with dancing with me, just because I have more pigment?"
MARESHIA RUCKER, a black senior at Wilcox County High School in Georgia, who was not invited to the school's "white prom."





Truth and Lies About Medicare

Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are implying that the Affordable Care Act would eviscerate Medicare when in fact the law should shore up the program.
Microsoft Fires Shot at Motorola
Microsoft said it has filed a competition law complaint with the European Commission against Motorola Mobility in regard to Motorola's handling of standards-essential patents.

In the back of the room, back where they were parched, back where no water or coffee was served for the two-hour meeting, sat Greg Craig, the White House counsel who was a ghostly presence, given his death by a thousand leaks.
Only a year after he had helped Barack Obama get elected by eviscerating his close friend, Clinton White House colleague and Yale Law School classmate, Hillary Clinton, Craig was himself eviscerated by the Obama inner circle.

台灣大學將校門口前的"大學廣場"取名為University Promenade,有點奇怪。

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" ... such accepted popular arts festivals as Sir Henry Wood's London `proms' at Royal Albert Hall suggested some qualified cultural advance, if hardly a cultural revolution.

The methods may differ, but if you have something critical to say and it somehow becomes public knowledge, you should brace yourself for unpleasant consequences. In December the Taiwan Securities Association, a trade body, reminded brokers, on behalf of the government, that the press must receive the firm’s approval before quoting research.
When critical brokers’ opinions are cited in newspapers, regulators now want “explanations”. On February 4th CLSA, a regional broker, issued a report saying Taiwan’s economy had deteriorated sharply. The press jumped on the report, and the government jumped on CLSA, which quickly issued a statement. The report was intended for clients alone and CLSA had not changed its investment opinions. Regulators have insidiously suggested that investment firms take a harder line by suing media outlets that report on their opinions.
Once Elected, Palin Hired Friends and Lashed Foes
Gov. Sarah Palin’s visceral style and tendency to attack critics contrast with her public image, her record shows.

Carlos Ghosn, who now runs both the French automaker Renault and its Japanese affiliate, Nissan Motor, urged his fellow auto executives yesterday to wean themselves from costly incentives, which he said had become "an insidious, confusing carousel" on which the companies could not stop spinning. Published: April 13, 2006

One of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, Notorious features the director at his devilishly elegant, self-assured best. A visual masterpiece, it plays like a seamlessly assembled jigsaw puzzle, in which each piece fits together with clean precision. The film's smooth veneer largely creates its visceral impact: lurking beneath the gloss are dealings of the most grotesque sort, their execution made all the more insidious by their sophisticated guise.

━━ a. 悪賢い陰険な(病気が)知らない間に進行する. insidiously ━━ ad. こっそりと裏面で.

參考《英美文學評論》2007 末篇的一文字遊戲
Margaret Edson's play, Wit, portrays a professor of metaphysical poetry, especially the work of John Donne, who struggles to accept the inevitability of her own death after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. A scathing commentary on the ethos of medical intervention driven by the imperatives of research rather than care, the play traces, too, the friendship between the dying scholar and her attending nurse. Wit won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1999 and was adapted into a 2001 television movie, starring Emma Thompson.

prom (PARTY)
noun [C] US
a formal party held for older students at the end of the school year, at which there is dancing:
Who are you taking to the Senior Prom?
The noun prom has one meaning:
Meaning #1: a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
Synonym: promenade

promenade noun [C] (INFORMAL prom)
a path for walking on, especially one built next to the sea:
We strolled along on the promenade eating ice-creams.
  1.  散歩。
  1.  散歩道。遊歩道。
to walk slowly along a road or path for relaxation and pleasure


Pronunciation: /prɒm/
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Definition of prom



3chiefly North American a formal dance, especially one held by a class in high school or college at the end of a year: he asked me to the school prom but I turned him down [as modifier]:a prom queen

  1. a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.
    "he was three hundred years old, a terrible living revenant"
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a. (形容詞 adjective)
  1. 陰險的;狡詐的;暗中為害的
  2. 陰險的敵人
  3. (疾病等)不知不覺間加劇的;隱伏的
  4. 潰爛在不知不覺間的蔓延

(of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm:
High-blood pressure is an insidious condition which has few symptoms.
The Super Lottery Is No Prize 
It is the humble and ubiquitous lottery that looks like the most insidious form of gambling.

insidious  Hide phonetics
(of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm:
High-blood pressure is an insidious condition which has few symptoms.


noun [U]

visceral Show phonetics
adjective LITERARY
based on deep feeling and emotional reactions rather than on reason or thought:
visceral hatred/excitement
His approach to acting is visceral rather than intellectual.


━━ n.pl. (sing. vis・cus ) 【解】(the ~) 内臓; はらわた.
 ━━ a. 【解】内臓の; 感情的な, 本能的な.

  1. an effect whereby the sound produced by an amplifier or an amplified musical instrument is made to reverberate slightly.
    "the best available Barios recording, despite reverb"
    • a device for producing reverb.
      plural noun: reverbs
      "there are 16 effects available, including a number of reverbs"

e·vis·cer·ate (ĭ-vĭs'ə-rāt') pronunciation
v., -at·ed, -at·ing, -ates. v.tr.
  1. To remove the entrails of; disembowel.
  2. To take away a vital or essential part of: a compromise that eviscerated the proposed bill.
  3. Medicine.
    1. To remove the contents of (an organ).
    2. To remove an organ, such as an eye, from (a patient).
v.intr. Med


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Pronunciation: /ˈvɪs(ə)rə/

NOUN (singular viscus)

The internal organs in the main cavities of the body, especially those in the abdomene.g. the intestines.


mid 17th century: from Latin, plural of viscus (seeviscus).


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Pronunciation: /ˈvɪs(ə)r(ə)l/


1Relating to the viscera:the visceral nervous system
2Relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect:the voters' visceral fear of change



  • 発音記号[ivísərèit]

1 …の内臓を抜く.
2 …を(…を除いて)骨抜きにする((of ...))
eviscerate a book of its satire
To protrude through a wound or surgical incision.

[Latin ēviscerāre, ēviscerāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + viscera, internal organs; see viscera.]
evisceration e·vis'cer·a'tion n.


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Pronunciation: /ɪˈvɪsəreɪt/   VERB
1Disembowel (a person or animal):the goat had been skinned and neatly eviscerated
1.1Deprive (something) of its essential content:myriad little concessions that would eviscerate the project
1.2Surgery Remove the contents of (the eyeball).


late 16th century: from Latin eviscerat- 'disembowelled', from the verb eviscerare, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' +viscera 'internal organs'.

  • 発音記号[isénʃəl]

1 (…にとって)絶対必要な, 欠くことのできない, 必須(ひっす)の, きわめて重要な, 基本的な, 主要な((to, for ...)). ⇒NECESSARY[類語]
an essential part of the plan
Sleep is essential to life [=for the preservation of life].
It is essential that you (should) do it yourself[=for you to do it yourself].
2 ((限定))本質的[根源的]な, 本質をなす〈部分・性質・特性〉.
3 (植物・薬剤などの)精(粋)の, エキスの;エキスを含む
essential oil
4 本来の, 自然の;粋を集めた
essential beauty
5 《病理学》特発性(疾患)の;原因不明の.
━━[名]((通例〜s))(生活・事の)必需品;((the 〜s))不可欠の[基本的な, 本質的な]要素, 特質;主要点, 要点, 主眼点;必須事項
the essentials of algebra
the bare essentials
in (all) essentials

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For 36 hours after the earthquake and tsunami that eviscerated the east coast of Japan on Friday, I was unable to get any word from my relatives who oversee and live in our family’s Buddhist temple in Iwaki City, south of Sendai, the biggest city near the epicenter. I wondered if they too were lucky and smart.