2016年4月5日 星期二

palpable, palpitate, heart-palpitatingly, loosen (sb) up



The gates of a cemetery, typically closed to the public, in the Shapingba district of Chongqing, China. During the Cultural Revolution, the city was the site of bloody battles between rival Red Guards, and many of the dead are buried here.

CHONGQING JOURNAL

Chaos of Cultural Revolution Echoes at a Lonely Cemetery, 50 Years Later

By CHRIS BUCKLEY

The tension between official silence and grass-roots remembrance is palpable at the last sizable resting place solely for victims of the Cultural Revolution.



With Brazil’s economy set to shrink by 1.5% this year, and Brazilian bosses more concerned with survival than expansion, Dilma Rousseff, the country’s president, is keen to drum up foreign investment. She is peddling concessions to upgrade and run important bits of infrastructure, including airports, ports, railways and roads. The scepticism among moneymen, foreign and domestic alike, is palpablehttp://econ.st/1M8ByFa


The sale of transport concessions is unlikely to pep up the economy
ECON.ST





Every urbanite grumbles about the price of housing. But some have more cause to complain than others. New York, London and Beijing are heart-palpitatingly expensive. Perth, Bangkok and Rome are more moderately priced. Today's interactive ‪#‎Dailychart‬ reveals how much city-dwellers overpay for housing. View and interact viahttp://econ.st/1D6MsUe





A Weekend in Vienna, Austria

Where museum-worthy beauty may once have felt untouchable, there is a palpable sense of a city loosening up.


The overt, possibly lesbian eroticism that shocked viewers remains palpable.

loosen (sb) up

palpable 
adjective
so obvious that it can easily be seen or known, or (of a feeling) so strong that it seems as if it can be touched or physically felt:
a palpable effect
Her joy was palpable.

palpably
adverb
The system was palpably (= very obviously) unfair.

pal・pa・ble



  
━━ a. さわれる, 触知できる; 明白な.
 pal・pa・bil・i・ty ━━ n.
 pal・pa・bly ━━ ad. 明らかに.
adj.
  1. Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible: “Anger rushed out in a palpable wave through his arms and legs” (Herman Wouk).
  2. Easily perceived; obvious: “There was a palpable sense of expectation in the court” (Nelson DeMille). See synonyms at perceptible.
  3. Medicine. That can be felt by palpating: a palpable tumor.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin palpābilis, from Latin palpāre, to touch gently.]
palpability pal'pa·bil'i·ty n.
palpably pal'pa·bly adv.

loosen (sb) up (RELAX) phrasal verb
to start to feel less embarrassed and to become more relaxed when you are with other people, or to make someone feel like this:
He seemed quite nervous at the beginning of the meeting, but he soon loosened up.

A gin and tonic will loosen you up.


 palpitate
(verb) Shake with fast, tremulous movements.
Synonyms:quake, quiver
Usage:The encounter with the robber made me palpitate with fear, and hours passed before I stopped shaking.





palpitate

Syllabification: (pal·pi·tate)
Pronunciation: /ˈpalpiˌtāt/

Definition ofpalpitate
verb
[no object] (often as adjective palpitating)
  • (of the heart) beat rapidly, strongly, or irregularly:it wakened him in the night with a palpitating heart
  • shake; tremble:she was palpitating with terror

Origin:

early 17th century: from Latin palpitat- 'patted', from the verb palpitare, frequentative of palpare 'touch gently'

pal·pa·ble (păl'pə-bəl) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Capable of being handled, touched, or felt; tangible: "Anger rushed out in a palpable wave through his arms and legs" (Herman Wouk).
  2. Easily perceived; obvious: "There was a palpable sense of expectation in the court" (Nelson DeMille). See synonyms at perceptible.
  3. Medicine. That can be felt by palpating: a palpable tumor.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin palpābilis, from Latin palpāre, to touch gently.]
palpability pal'pa·bil'i·ty n.
palpably pal'pa·bly adv.

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