2015年11月28日 星期六

alarmist, unthinkable, close, 'manspreading'


Men, here's why you should close your legs on public transport...




George Alexanderson/The New York Times

U.S. Thinks of Strategy for the Unthinkable

The Obama administration wants to convey how to react to a nuclear attack but is worried about seeming alarmist. Above, a Port Authority Civilian Defense Drill in 1951.

cathedral close


Friends who had taken his finances in hand in the 1970s helped make him comfortably well off. In addition to the yacht Morning Cloud, Heath owned a modest terrace house in Wilton Street, Belgravia, and another, much more magnificent and dating from Queen Anne, in Salisbury's Cathedral Close.


close (ROAD) Show phonetics
noun [C] UK
a road, usually with private houses, which vehicles can only enter from one end:
He lives at 83 Barker Close.




close
An enclosed place, especially land surrounding or beside a cathedral or other building.

unthinkable

(ŭn-thĭng'kə-bəl) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable: an unthinkable amount of money.
  2. Contrary to what is plausible or probable: That this project would achieve ultimate success was unthinkable at the time.
  3. Not to be thought of or considered; out of the question: Raising taxes was politically unthinkable.
unthinkability un·think'a·bil'i·ty or un·think'a·ble·ness n.
unthinkably un·think'a·bly adv.


[形]
1 考えられない, 想像もできない.
2 まったく考慮に値しない, 問題にならない, とてもいただけない, 受け入れることができない.
━━[名]((通例〜s))考えられないこと, 想像も及ばないこと
think the unthinkable
途方もないことを考える.


alarmist
(ə-lär'mĭst) pronunciation
n.
A person who needlessly alarms or attempts to alarm others, as by inventing or spreading false or exaggerated rumors of impending danger or catastrophe.

alarmism a·larm'ism n.

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