2016年4月10日 星期日

shriek, berate, toddle, eke out, coalition

"When the PM next berates Jeremy Corbyn over a shabby suit, the Labour leader will be able to reply that, unlike Cameron, he isn’t receiving a taxpayer subsidy for it."


The infamous “Shrieking Girl” at Yale University who now famously berated a professor for not making Yale a “safe space” is from a relatively privileged background and has been frantically moving to delete her online presence, an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveals. Also, despite shrieking “Who the fuck hired you?” in the notorious video, it turns out the student herself played a role in his hiring.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/11/09/meet-the-privileged-yale-student-who-shrieked-at-her-professor/#ixzz3to07eeaT





Agamemnon, the Duke of Wellington and Gen. David Petraeus would all agree, probably, that a critical test of any commander's mettle, and patience, and sanity is having to work with his international partners. Competing institutional cultures, discordant strategic and tactical priorities, passive-aggressive factionalism, varying unit combat effectiveness, differing weaponry: All these are just the beginning of any coalition leader's travails. Running a successful operation, let alone war, under such conditions might sensibly be counted as the zenith of the military art.
Peter Caddick-Adams's exceptional "Monte Cassino: Ten Armies in Hell" is a study in the challenges and possibilities of coalition ...


THE DAY AFTER: President Obama and Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe (almost literally at one point) during last night's town hall debate. Both sides are still doing their best to spin things, but the consensus among the insta-polls and pundits was that Obama eked out a win thanks in large part to two things: 1) Just how low the president set the bar with his listless performance at the first debate in Denver, and 2) Romney's inability to score what most expected to be rather easy points on the topic of Benghazi.



 Next, Athens Seeks Coalition, Cuts
Greece's conservatives eked out a slim victory in Sunday's elections, a result opening the door to a coalition government that will try to keep the country in the euro zone.




In Haven for Over-55 Set, Age Police Hunt Violators Who Shriek or Toddle
By MARC LACEY
A retirement community polices its population to be sure it doesn’t lose its special status as a haven set aside exclusively for adults, where children are allowed to visit but not live.



My children shriek with glee at the old haircuts, the cute things they said when they were toddlers, the funny dances they used to do around the house. "Oh, I remember that!" my wife and I keep shouting. My youngest, who's five, has had his mind blown by images of the family before he came along.




toddle , coggle , totter , dodder , paddle , waddle
walk unsteadily, as of small children. ... walk unsteadily, as of small children.



shriek (shrēk) pronunciation
n.
  1. A shrill, often frantic cry.
  2. A sound suggestive of such a cry.

v., shrieked, shriek·ing, shrieks.v.intr.

  1. To utter a shriek.
  2. To make a sound similar to a shriek.
v.tr.
To utter with a shriek.

eke[eke1]

  • 発音記号[íːk]
[動](他)((古))…を増す, 伸ばす.
eke ... out / eke out ...
((文))
(1) …の不足を(…で)補う((with ...)).
(2) 〈生計を〉(…で)なんとかして立てる((by, with ...));〈金・燃料などを〉なんとかもたせる
eke out one's income by working at night
夜働いて収入を補う.


[Middle English skriken, shriken, of Scandinavian origin, akin to Old Norse skrækja.]
shrieker shriek'er n.

screech to a halt''

 

 

coalition[co・a・li・tion]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[kòuəlíʃən]
[名]
1 (人・派閥・国家などの特に一時的な)連携, 合同, 連合
a coalition cabinetministry
連立内閣
the coalition government
連合政権
coalition forces
多国籍軍
build a coalition
協力体制を作り上げる.
2 [U]一体化, 合体, 融合.
[ラテン語coalitiōn (co-共に+alere養う+-ION=共に成立すること). △COALESCE
co・a・li・tion・al
[形]

berate 

Pronunciation: /bɪˈreɪt/ 

VERB

[WITH OBJECT]
Scold or criticize (someone) angrily:she berated herself for being fickle

Origin

Mid 16th century: from be- 'thoroughly' rate2.

 

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