2017年3月28日 星期二

brazen, hussy, alleged, wiretap, audacity, Penitentiary, sass, rounderbum


Privacy watchdogs blasted the vote as a brazen GOP giveaway to the…
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Budget plans don’t have the force of law but they set goals and reveal priorities – and now that Republicans run both houses of Congress those goals are doubly important. As revealed in this budget, Republicans aim to reward the rich, expand the military, harm the middle class, and screw the poor. Nothing new, only slightly more extreme and brazen. Some of you still cling to the belief there's no essential difference between Republicans and Democrats. Well, you're wrong.


In 2014 the flesh-flashing choices are many and varied. When clothes get this personal, the politics are a minefield. Do you know where to start? And – more importantly – when to stop? Before you strip off, read our guide to contemporary exposure protocol (via Guardian Life & style)
A sneaky sideboob or a brazen underbum? Before you strip off, read Jess...
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Let's Google the hussy: Mistress of Brin a top search on own Web ... New York Post
KNOW-NO: Google founder and billionaire Sergey Brin is separated from wife Anne amid reports he bedded tech sass gal Amanda Rosenberg, an exec who ...
Mountain Climbers Killed by Gunmen in Pakistan
By SALMAN MASOOD and DECLAN WALSH 4:55 PM ET
In one of the most brazen attacks on foreigners recently, militants killed 10 tourists and their Pakistani guide.

Modesty and Audacity
By DAVID BROOKS
The self-restraint of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has allowed for a process of discovery and innovation to enter the health care debate.

In Prison, Play About a Trial Resonates

“The Life of Jesus Christ,” a three-and-a-half-hour production with a cast of inmates, made its debut this weekend at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. 



Rajat Gupta Seeks to Dismiss Counts and Toss Wiretaps Lawyers for Rajat K. Gupta, a former director of Goldman Sachs charged with insider trading, filed a flurry of pleadings late Tuesday seeking to dismiss counts, suppress wiretaps and force the government to clarify its indictment.


Smoking Husk Afghan security forces gather at the scene of a brazen attack by the Taliban in central Kabul.
Ahmad Massoud / AP
Smoking Husk
Afghan security forces gather at the scene of a brazen attack by the Taliban in central Kabul.


Britain’s Unpopular Leader Is Ripe Target in Parliament

By SARAH LYALL
Prime Minister Gordon Brown suffered a verbal mauling at the hands, and tongues, of merciless and brazen Conservative opponents in the House of Commons.

What the Audacity of Hope Looks Like From Behind Bars
Prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary were given the day off to watch Obama's inauguration -- the first time in the prison's history that inmates were free to watch a president being sworn in.



Europeans Invested Via Social Networks
Madoff built a vast base of European clients through multi-layered chains of borrowers and investors that allowed his firm's alleged fraud to remain hidden.


All the papers give top billing to news that Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested yesterday on wide-ranging corruption charges, including an attempt to sell President-elect Barack Obama's recently vacated Senate seat to the highest bidder. Prairie State residents might be used to seeing their executives embroiled in criminal charges--the Los Angeles Times specifies that Blagojevich is the fifth Illinois governor to be charged with criminal conduct over the last 50 years--but the arrest yesterday revealed such brazen corruption schemes "that veteran investigators and prosecutors could barely contain their revulsion," notes USA Today. Prosecutors "portrayed Blagojevich as a brazen crook," says the LAT. "The conduct would make Lincoln roll over in his grave," said U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. The Washington Post points out that by filing charges in the form of a criminal complaint, U.S. officials were able "to share more details about their investigation and the conversations they captured than would normally appear in a federal grand jury indictment."
Federal authorities have been investigating Blagojevich for more than five years and have been listening on wiretaps for the past two months that leave little to the imagination. While the Illinois governor's alleged illegal activities are far-reaching, most of the papers naturally focus on the claims that he tried to profit from his authority to name a successor for Obama in the senate. "The allegations suggest a breathtaking degree of brazenness on the part of the Illinois governor," says the Wall Street Journal, which points out the governor continued to talk about his schemes by telephone even after the Chicago Tribune reported Friday that his phone lines had been tapped.

Mexico’s War Against Drugs Kills Its Police

By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
President Felipe Calderón’s vow to clean up police corruption and end drug-related violence has turned into a street war in which no target has been too big and no attack too brazen for the gangs.
Louisiana Governor Pierces Business as Usual
By ADAM NOSSITER
Six weeks into the term of Gov. Bobby Jindal, an extensive package of ethics bills was approved, signaling a shift in the political culture of a state proud of its brazen style.


wiretap

verb [I/T]
to secretly listen to (people) by connecting a listening device to their telephone, or to attach a listening device to (a telephone) for this purpose

The court gave permission to have his phone wiretapped to gather evidence.

wiretap
noun [C]

The government put a wiretap on his phone.

audacious
adjective
showing a willingness to take risks or offend people:
He described the plan as ambitious and audacious.
an audacious remark/suggestion

audaciously
adverb

audaciousness
noun [U]

audacity
noun [U]
[+ to infinitive] It took a lot of audacity (= bravery) to stand up and criticize the chairman.
DISAPPROVING He had the audacity (= rudeness) to blame me for his mistake.

brazen
adjective
obvious, without any attempt to be hidden:
There were instances of brazen cheating in the exams.
He told me a brazen lie.

bra·zen (brā'zən
adj.
  1. Marked by flagrant and insolent audacity. See synonyms at shameless.
  2. Having a loud, usually harsh, resonant sound: “sudden brazen clashes of the soldiers' band” (James Joyce).
  3. Made of brass.
  4. Resembling brass, as in color or strength.
tr.v., -zened, -zen·ing, -zens.
To face or undergo with bold self-assurance: brazened out the crisis.
[Middle English brasen, made of brass, from Old English bræsen, from bræs, brass.]
brazenly bra'zen·ly adv.
brazenness bra'zen·ness n.


allege
verb [T] FORMAL
to state that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof:
[+ (that)] The two men allege (that) the police forced them to make false confessions.
[+ to infinitive] Mr Smythe is alleged to have been at the centre of an international drugs ring.
[+ that] It was alleged that Johnson had struck Mr Rahim on the head.

alleged 
adjective FORMAL
It took 15 years for the alleged criminals (= people thought to be criminals) to prove their innocence.

allegedly 
adverb FORMAL
That's where he allegedly killed his wife.


bra・zen
━━ a. 真鍮(ちゅう)製[色]の; (真鍮を鳴らしたように)いやにけたたましい, うるさい; ずうずうしい.
━━ vt. 厚かましくやる.

brazen it out [through] ずうずうしくやってのける.

brazen-faced ━━ a. つらの皮の厚い.

bra・zen・ly ━━ ad. 厚かましく.

bra・zen・ness ━━ n. 厚かましさ.


Definition of brazen
adjective
1 bold and without shame:he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance a brazen hussy
2 literary or archaic made of brass: brazen fire irons
harsh in sound:the music’s brazen chords

verb

[with object] (brazen something out)
endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame:there was nothing to do but brazen it out

penitentiary[pen・i・ten・tia・ry]

発音記号[pènəténʃəri]
[名]
1 ((米))(州・連邦の)(重罪)刑務所.
2 《カトリック》ローマ聖庁裁判所, 内赦院

the Grand Penitentiary
内赦院長.
━━[形]
1 ((米))(罪で)刑務所で罰せられるべき.

2 悔悛(かいしゅん)の, 後悔した.










hussy British & World English

…an impudent or immoral girl or woman…

sass British & World English

…impudence; cheek…

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