2016年1月8日 星期五

extortionate, l give in to blackmail, extortion, bloodsucker, numbered

Thanks to suburban sprawl, extortionate house prices and immigrants, cities seem to be moving inexorably towards a racially integrated future
America remains a racially divided country, and Chicago is one of its most segregated cities.
ECON.ST
A working day that ends at 4pm, capped childcare costs and affordable rents ... when you're tired of life in London, might Denmark be the answer?


Facing sky-high rent and extortionate childcare costs, Adrian Mackinder and his Danish wife decided to look further afield. Could Copenhagen be the answer?
THEGUARDIAN.COM























Op-Ed columnist Paul Krugman writes that everybody outside the "G.O.P. bubble" realizes that President Obama "can’t and won’t negotiate under the threat that the House will blow up the economy if he doesn’t — any concession at all would legitimize extortion as a routine part of politics."

 

More Chinese Officials Fired in Sex Extortion Scandal

BEIJING — New details emerged on Friday of a blackmail operation that has led to the dismissal of at least 11 Chongqing officials.

 

Let's Not Make a Deal

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Democrats should not give in to Republican blackmail on extending tax cuts.


Rich Americans' Days on Top Are Numbered North America has only 20 more years to enjoy the distinction of being home to more ultra-rich individuals than Asia, according to a new study, Bloomberg News reports.




The days of the bloodsuckers are numbered
American Thinker
... for eleven years and produced the public television program and training video, "The Deming of America," about quality guru W. Edwards Deming.


bloodsucker

n.
  1. An animal, such as a leech, that sucks blood.
  2. An extortionist or a blackmailer.
  3. A person who is intrusively or overly dependent upon another; a parasite.
bloodsucking blood'suck'ing adj.numbered
adj
Definition: limited in number
Antonyms: infinite, unlimited, unnumbered


恐嚇

以脅迫的言語或行動威嚇人。儒林外史˙第一回:「想是翟家這奴才,走下鄉狐假虎威,著實恐嚇了他一場。」紅樓夢˙第九十一回:「有叫他在內趁錢的,也有造作謠言恐嚇的,種種不一。」

blackmail

(blăk'māl') pronunciation
n.
    1. Extortion of money or something else of value from a person by the threat of exposing a criminal act or discreditable information.
    2. Something of value extorted in this manner.
  1. Tribute formerly paid to freebooters along the Scottish border for protection from pillage.
[BLACK + MAIL3.]
blackmail black'mail' v.
blackmailer black'mail'er n.

[名][U]《法律》恐喝(きょうかつ)で得た金品;恐喝, ゆすり
emotional blackmail
心理的恐喝
levy blackmail on ...
…をゆする
She received a threat of blackmail.
彼女はゆすられた.
━━[動](他)〈人を〉恐喝する, ゆする, 〈人に〉(…するよう)強要する, 強請する((into doing)).
BLACK+mail(約束, 年貢). 「黒い年貢」とは, 金銭による年貢(white rent)ではなく, 労働による年貢を指し, スコットランドとの国境付近で, 略奪をしないという約束として支払われた]
bláck・màil・er
[名]

extort

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈstɔːt, ɛk-/
Translate extort | into German | into Italian

verb

[with object]
  • obtain (something) by force, threats, or other unfair means:he attempted to extort money from the company


Derivatives




extorter

noun



extortive

adjective

Origin:

early 16th century: from Latin extort- 'wrested', from the verb extorquere, from ex- 'out' + torquere 'to twist'
extortion
[名][U][C]1 (金銭などの)強要, ゆすり, たかり;(法外な利子・価格などの)搾取 practice extortionゆすりを働く.2 《法律》(公務員の職権乱用による)財物強要(罪...
extortionate
[形]〈値段・要求などが〉法外な;暴利をむさぼる.ex・tor・tion・ate・ly[副]
extortionate
ɪkˈstɔːʃ(ə)nət,ɛk-/
adjective
  1. 1.
    (of a price) much too high; exorbitant.
    "£2,700 for that guitar is extortionate"
    synonyms:exorbitant, excessively high, excessivesky-highoutrageous,preposterousimmoderateunreasonableinordinateprohibitive,ruinouspunitiveinflated, more than one can afford; More
  2. 2.
    using or given to extortion.
    "the extortionate power of the unions"


extortioner
[名]強要者;暴利をむさぼる者.

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