2016年6月2日 星期四

firebrand, choleric, short-term, hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered

Elsie Tu was born on June 2nd 1913. A formidable advocate for the rights of the downtrodden, she shamed and tormented the authorities in Hong Kong for 30 years
Elsie Tu was born on this day in 1913
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By 1997, however, he was his own man. His role was of national political importance. His writs were more widely respected than the ministers whose policies he enforced. The former "progressive" teacher became a firebrand fighting for traditional methods.


What I love about her is she’s a firebrand for average working people. When we worked together to raise the minimum wage in 1996 Republicans controlled both chambers, but she was determined.

An Irascible Firebrand, Finally Quieted by Term Limits
By SUSAN SAULNY
The senior senator of Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature is going out the way he came in: obstinately, and with a whole lot to say in his T-shirt and jeans.




At one point, Pullman and I stopped by the Eagle and Child, an Oxford pub where Lewis and Tolkien used to meet regularly with a group of literary friends. (They called themselves the Inklings.) A framed photograph of Lewis's jowly face smiled down on us as we talked. In person, Pullman isn't quite as choleric as he sometimes comes across in his newspaper essays.






 short-term-ism

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable plans to announce a review of takeovers, executive pay and other areas that can lead to "corporate short-term-ism," in what could further loosen Britain's once-strict adherence to the idea of open markets.

short-term

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adjective
Occurring in or relating to a relatively short period of future time: it might be a wise short-term investmentMore example sentences



choleric
  • 発音記号[kɑ'lərik | kɔ'l-]
  • (adjective) Quickly aroused to anger.
    Synonyms:hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, quick-tempered, short-tempered
    Usage:Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
[形]((文))怒りっぽい, かんしゃくもちの
a choleric nature
怒りっぽい気質.

irascible[i・ras・ci・ble]
  • 発音記号[irǽsəbl]

[形]
1 ((形式))怒りっぽい, 短気な
an irascible matron
かんしゃく持ちの寮母.
2 怒った, 怒りを表す[から生じる].
i・ràs・ci・bíl・i・ty, ・ness
[名]怒りっぽいこと;短気, かんしゃく.
i・ras・ci・bly
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Definition of firebrand 

in English:

noun

1A piece of burning wood.
A person who is very passionate about a particular cause:
political firebrand

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