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Mr. Geithner - older, grayer, and battle-worn from the financial crisis - looks less like a boychick and more like a statesman these days. But he still speaks like a technocrat, making his hour-long interview with Charlie Rose less than scintillating, short on detail and long on platitudes.
“Pulphead” is no less impressive. Where “Blood Horses” centred on one theme, in this collection of essays Mr Sullivan shows that he can write as scintillatingly about the tea party, Michael Jackson or Hurricane Katrina as he can about a visit to Disney World.
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Along with Us, Star and a host of others, it brings the scintillating tidbits of celebrity lives into our over-the-backyard-fence conversations. One of this season's hit cable shows — Gossip Girl — is based on a popular series of books that glamorize the dirty little secrets in the lives of an elitist group of teens in New York's upper-crust social set. Hedda Hopper, one of America's first celebrity gossip columnists, was born on this date in 1885.
The second, a campaign tour, would appeal to Tony Blair. Though he is neither as showily cerebral as the current prime minister nor as scintillating a retail politician as the previous one, Mr Cameron is adept in both settings.
The sale of goods or commodities in small quantities directly to consumers.
Of, relating to, or engaged in the sale of goods or commodities at retail.
- In retail quantities.
- At a retail price.
v., -tailed, -tail·ing, -tails. v.tr.
- To sell in small quantities directly to consumers.
- (also rĭ-tāl') To tell or repeat (gossip or stories, for example) to others.
To sell at retail.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, variant of Old French, piece cut off, from retaillier, to cut up : re-, re- + tailler, to cut; see tailor.]retailer re'tail'er n.
or boy·chick (boi'chĭk)
A boy or young man.
[BOY + Eastern Yiddish -chik, diminutive suffix (from Slavic).]
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪntɪleɪt/Translate scintillate | into Italian
adjective & noun
adjective & noun
v., -lat·ed, -lat·ing, -lates. v.intr.
- To throw off sparks; flash.
- To sparkle or shine. See synonyms at flash.
- To be animated and brilliant: dinner conversation that scintillated.
To give off (sparks or flashes).
[Latin scintillāre, scintillāt-, from scintilla, spark.]scintillant scin'til·lant adj.
scintillatingly scin'til·lat'ing·ly adv.