2016年4月4日 星期一

anagram, supercharge, remain, litigious

Japan is struggling with an unlikely problem: Its people aren’t litigious enough.

A government-engineered boom in lawyers ends badly, with low crime and falling bankruptcies
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In March 1959 the Dalai Lama crossed the border from Tibet into northern India, where his government-in-exile has remained. Travelling at night to avoid the Chinese army, and crossing the Himalayas on foot, it took 15 days to flee from Lhasa



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Salvador Dalí

After Germany occupied France in 1940, both Dalí  and Breton escaped to New York. But while Breton remained an aloof outsider, Dalí  relished his immense popularity, dabbling in show business and selling his works and image at great profit (it was then that Breton nicknamed him "Avida Dollars," or greedy for dollars, an anagramof his name). He no longer needed Surrealism. He was now simply Dalí.

“Back then, it supercharged the recovery,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com, “and today it could have played a decisive role if G.M. and Chrysler had remained viable companies. Without their contribution, the economy simply can’t recover as quickly as it has in the past.”

litigious 

Pronunciation: /lɪˈtɪdʒəs/ 

ADJECTIVE

1Tending or too ready to take legal action to settle disputes:our increasingly litigious society
1.1Concerned with lawsuits or litigation.
1.2Suitable to become the subject of a lawsuit.



remain 

Pronunciation: /rɪˈmeɪn/ 


VERB

[NO OBJECT]
1Continue to exist, especially after other similar people or things have ceased to do so:a cloister is all that remains of the monastery
1.1Stay in the place that one has been occupying:her husband remained at the flat in Regent’s Park
1.2[WITH COMPLEMENT] Continue to possess a particular quality or fulfil a particular role:he had remained alert the whole time
2Be left over or outstanding after others or other parts have been completed, used, or dealt with:a more intractable problem remains

Phrases


remain to be seen

Used to express the notion that something is not yet known:she has broken her leg, but it remains to be seen how badly

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French remain-, stressed stem of remanoir, from Latinremanere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + manere 'to stay'.


supercharge

tr.v.-charged-charg·ing-charg·es.
  1. To increase the power of (an engine, for example), as by fitting with a supercharger.
  2. To charge heavily or excessively: an atmosphere that was supercharged with tension.

anagram a word or phrase made by using the letters of another word or phrase in a different order: 'Neat' is ananagram of 'a net'.】



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