2016年10月10日 星期一

enunciate, snoop, the moneyed, bloop, blooper, outtake



Snooping in the Bathroom to Assess Credit Risk in China

By NEIL GOUGH

Extensive consumer databases are not in place for lenders to check, but companies are scrambling to crack the credit code.

"'The sherry sounds fine,' Rebecca said. She enunciated her words distinctly, but in a faint, thin voice that disclaimed for them any consequence."
--from THE MAPLE STORIES by John Updike, born on this day in 1932


The key to understanding the rise in inequality isn’t technology or globalization. It’s the power of the moneyed interests to shape the underlying rules of the market, writes Robert Reich.



Nick Clegg is a decent, courageous man. He went into coalition with the Conservatives in 2010 with the noble intention of stabilising Britain’s economy. Yet on May 7th his party was pulverised at the polls. What went wrong? Lib Dems could point to five years of restraining the Conservatives on a range of issues—from helping to sink a “snoopers’ charter” to preventing the scrapping of the Human Rights Act (both of which might now be pushed through by the Tories). For floating voters, the party failed to enunciate a clear message. And by entering government with the Tories in 2010 it had already lost its place as a protest party. Now the party is picking up the pieces and trying to rediscover what it stands for. In a tearful farewell speech, Mr Clegg lamented the demise of liberalism and the “fear and grievance” evident in the rise of Scottish and English nationalisms. He vowed that he would not allow “decent liberal values” to die. But they have nothttp://econ.st/1L1fitV


Vice president's web bloopers.

I adhere firmly to the blooper snooper's code, taking only what I find and contriving nothing.

blooper
n.
  1. Informal. A clumsy mistake, especially one made in public; a faux pas.
  2. Baseball.
    1. A weakly hit ball that carries just beyond the infield.
    2. A high pitch that is lobbed to the batter.
[From BLOOP, a high-pitched howl on the radio caused by interference (of imitative origin), and imitative of the sound made by hitting a ball weakly.]
n. - 引起雜音的收音機, 大挫折 n. - 大失敗, テキサスヒット

bloop
n.
A blooper.
tr.v.bloopedbloop·ingbloops.
To hit (a ball) into the air just beyond the infield.
adj.
Hit just beyond the infield.


outtake
n.
    1. A section or scene, as of a movie, that is filmed but not used in the final version.
    2. A complete version, as of a recording, that is dropped in favor of another version.
  1. An opening for outward discharge; a vent.


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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌnɪd/

(also monied)

Definition of moneyed in English:

adjective

1Having much moneyaffluent:the industrial revolution created a new moneyed class
1.1Characterized by affluence:a moneyed lifestyle
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snoop 
verb [I usually + adverb or preposition] INFORMAL DISAPPROVING
1 to look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something:
People were sent out to snoop on rival businesses.
She's the sort of person you can imagine snooping about/around your room when you're not there.

2 to try to find out about other people's private lives:
I don't mean to snoop, but is there something wrong?
Clara's husband is snooping on her because he thinks she is seeing another man.

snoop 
noun
1 [S] INFORMAL the act of snooping:
I think someone's been having a snoop around my office - I didn't leave that drawer open.

2 [C] (ALSO snooperINFORMAL DISAPPROVING someone who snoops:
He's such a snoop - he's always going through my mail.
Most journalists are snoopers by nature.


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informal


Definition of snoop in English:

verb

[NO OBJECT]
Investigate or look around furtively in an attempt tofind out something, especially information about someone’s private affairs:your sister might find the ring if she goes snooping about(as adjective snoopingsnooping neighbours

noun

[IN SINGULAR]Back to top  
1furtive investigation:I could go back to her cottage and have another snoop

1.1A person who furtively tries to find out information about someone’s private affairs:start talking without admitting that I’m aprofessional snoop
 enunciate



Line breaks: enun¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnʌnsɪeɪt/




Definition of enunciate in English:

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
1Say or pronounce clearly:she enunciated each word slowly
1.1Express (a propositiontheoryetc.) in clear or definite terms:written document enunciating this policy

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