2016年2月5日 星期五

gratuities, impost, imposter, circumvent all the bureaucratic red tape.


'Impostors' are highly talented people who believe their success is a mistake—that they don't deserve the honors. James Heskett argues these people have too much to contribute to ignore. But how do you find and hire them? What do YOU think? http://hbs.me/1THaEIz



By getting rid of gratuities, some restaurants say they'll make life easier for customers, while providing a more stable income to servers. What do all of you servers out there say?
"British rail fares, the highest per passenger mile of any country in Europe, are set to become higher still. This is a poll tax on wheels, to many, an unavoidable impost that must be paid at the same rate by rich and poor alike, even though rail transport is an indispensable public service. Small wonder that rail renationalisation is emerging as one of the most popular policies with voters."



To understand Blair, one must first dissect his relationship with the Labour party. Alongside Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson, he was the driving force behind New Labour, the project to bring the party out of the electoral wilderness. He was an insurgent but he was also an imposter. As he confesses: “In order to circumvent the party, I had to construct an alliance between myself and the public.”
要读懂布莱尔,首先必须厘清他与工党之间的关系。他与戈登•布朗和彼特•曼德尔森 (Peter Mandelson)共同推动了“新工党”方案,该方案旨在帮助工党摆脱混乱不堪的选举格局。布莱尔离经叛道,但同时也招摇撞骗。他自己也承认:“为了骗 过工党,我不得不让自己与公众结成某种同盟。”



The Queensland Police Service will activate a revamped gratuities policy on July 1, but the police union is preparing to help officers circumvent it.
昆士蘭警方7月1日將採用修改後的餽贈政策,但警察工會準備協助警員避開它。


gratuity

Line breaks: gra¦tu|ity
Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈtjuːɪti /


NOUN (plural gratuities)

1formal tip given to a waitertaxi driveretc.
2British sum of money paid to an employee at the end of a period of employment:an end-of-contract gratuity of 20% of the total payreceived

Origin

late 15th century (denoting graciousness or favour): fromOld French gratuité or medieval Latin gratuitas 'gift', fromLatin gratus 'pleasing, thankful'.
circumvent
tr.v., -vent·ed, -vent·ing, -vents.
circumvent:動詞,繞過、規避。例句:These disadvantages can be circumvented.(這些不利條件是可以避免的。)

  1. To surround (an enemy, for example); enclose or entrap.
  2. To go around; bypass: circumvented the city.
  3. To avoid or get around by artful maneuvering: She planned a way to circumvent all the bureaucratic red tape.
[Middle English circumventen, from Latin circumvenīre, circumvent- : circum-, circum- + venīre, to go, come.]
circumventer cir'cum·vent'er or cir'cum·ven'tor n.
circumvention cir'cum·ven'tion n.
circumventive cir'cum·ven'tive adj.






impost1

Line breaks: im¦post
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmpəʊst/




NOUN

1A tax or similar compulsory payment:some of the labels are used for the purpose of collecting Customs duty or other imposts
2Horse Racing The weight carried by a horse as a handicap.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French (earlier form of impôt), from medieval Latin impostus, from Latin impositus, past participle of imponere (see impose).




impose

Line breaks: im¦pose
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpəʊz/




VERB

1[WITH OBJECT] Force (an unwelcome decision or ruling) on someone:the decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others
1.1Put (a restriction) in place:sanctions imposed on South Africa
1.2Require (a duty, charge, or penalty) to be undertaken or paid:a fine may be imposed
1.3(impose oneself on) Exert firm control over:the director was unable to impose himself on the production
2[NO OBJECT] Take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment:she realized that she had imposed on Mark’s kindness
3[WITH OBJECT] Printing Arrange (pages of type) so as to be in the correct order after printing and folding.

Origin

late 15th century (in the sense 'impute'): from Frenchimposer, from Latin imponere 'inflict, deceive' (from in-'in, upon' + ponere 'put'), but influenced by impositus'inflicted' and Old French poser 'to place'.



impostor

Line breaks: im¦pos|tor
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɒstə/

(also imposter)


NOUN

A person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain:the charity has warned anyone approached by the impostor to contact police immediately

Origin

late 16th century (in early use spelled imposture, and sometimes confused with imposture in meaning): from French imposteur, from late Latin impostor, contraction of impositor, from Latin imponere (see impose).

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