2016年4月29日 星期五

scant, scanty, rung, rough-and-tumble, trip HP, unsavoury,

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The fact that the highest rungs have male feet all over them is scant comfort for the men at the bottom http://econ.st/1Fpkvbz


The French lingerie market is the biggest in Europe, according to beancounters at the Institut Français de la Mode, a fashion school, and France is also the biggest European exporter of bras, knickers and the like. French women spend more per head on their scanties than others, just beating the Germans and outdistancing the cheap and cheerful British by a country mile http://econ.st/J3L7IV



I had to pay heavily for this bit of good luck. People did not believe in my facts and thought my theories unsavoury. Sigmund Freud.



Maybe they’ve stumbled onto something in their windowless rooms. Maybe the economy really is gathering steam. But in the rough and tumble of the real world, where families have to feed themselves and pay their bills, there are an awful lot of Americans being left behind.

Boss’s Stumble May Also Trip Hewlett-Packard
By ASHLEE VANCE
Mark V. Hurd’s ouster after a relationship with Jodie Fisher has put an unsavory end to one of the most notable executive turns in American business history.




Line breaks: rung
Pronunciation: /rʌŋ/
noun

1A horizontal support on a ladder for a person’s foot.
EXAMPLE SENTENCES
1.1A level in a hierarchical structure, especially a class or career structure:
we must ensure that the low-skilled do not get trapped on the bottom rung

trip
v.tr.
  1. To cause to stumble or fall.
  2. To trap or catch in an error or inconsistency.
  3. To release (a catch, trigger, or switch), thereby setting something in operation.
  4. Nautical.
    1. To raise (an anchor) from the bottom.
    2. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
    3. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.



rough-and-tumble

(rŭf'ən-tŭm'bəl)
adj.
Characterized by roughness and disregard for order or rules: rough-and-tumble politics.

n.
A condition marked by rough disorderly struggle; infighting: the rough-and-tumble of national politics.





unsavoury

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈseɪv(ə)ri/

(US unsavory)
Definition of unsavoury



adjective

  • disagreeable to taste, smell, or look at: they looked at the scanty, unsavoury portions of food doled out to them
  • disagreeable and unpleasant because morally disreputable:an unsavoury reputation





unsavouriness noun


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The ending of unsavoury is -oury (the spelling unsavory is American).

unsavory

音節
ùn • sávory, ((英))-sávoury
[形]
1 (道徳的に)かんばしくない
have an unsavory reputation
評判がよろしくない.
2 風味[味]のない, まずい.
-ily
[副]
-iness
[名]


Definition of scant in English:

adjective

1Barely sufficient or adequate:companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations
1.1[ATTRIBUTIVE] Barely amounting to a specified number or quantity:she weighed a scant two pounds

verb

[WITH OBJECT] chiefly North AmericanBack to top  
1Provide grudgingly or in insufficient amounts:he does not scant his attention to the later writings
1.1Deal with inadequatelyneglect:the press regularly scants a host of issues relating to safety and health

scanty

Syllabification: (scant·y)
Pronunciation: /ˈskantē/
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adjective (scantier, scantiest)

  • small or insufficient in quantity or amount:scanty wages
  • (of clothing) revealing; skimpy:the women looked cold in their scanty gowns

noun

(scanties)
  • brief underpants.


Derivatives

scantily

adverb
scantiness
noun

Origin:

late 16th century: from scant + -y1

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