2015年1月30日 星期五

escalating, inflate, first-ever, on the part of, unprecedented, precedent-setting



The Japanese hostage might escape the death threatening.

ISIS Extends Deadline

ISIS released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaeda. The audio was released as Jordan had offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap

What unprecedented protest means for Taiwan
Googlers Get The Gift Of The G1; Probably Won't Inflate HTC Sales
(Tricia Duryee)


UN sets up food crisis task force

The United Nations and the World Bank have announced the creation of
a task force to deal with an unprecedented rise in global food
prices. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a news conference in
Berne, Switzerland that the task force would help to provide a
coordinated response to the food crisis. World Bank president Robert
Zoellick called on countries not to ban exports on food, saying it
only worsened the current situation. After two days of meetings of
agency heads, the UN said in a statement that escalating food prices
have become a crisis for the world's most vulnerable, including the
urban poor.



EU Imposes Tariffs on Imports of Steel Pipe From China
EU officials approved pre-emptive penalties on imports of steel pipe from China, a precedent-setting move that suggests the trading bloc is growing more protectionist.



The Afghan collection gives an unprecedented look into the lives of Jews in ancient Persia in the 11th century. The paper manuscripts, preserved over the centuries by the dry, shady conditions of the caves, include writings in Hebrew, Aramaic, Judea-Arabic and the unique Judeo-Persian language from that era, which was written in Hebrew letters.
(AP)
這批阿富汗文件對11世紀古波斯的猶太人生活提供了史無前例的深入理解。這些紙製手稿數世紀以來都在乾燥、陰暗的洞穴環境裡獲得良好保存,使用的文字包括希伯來文、亞蘭文、猶太─阿拉伯文,以及當時以希伯來字母寫成、獨特的猶太─波斯文。



Tech Firms Log On to San Francisco Race
In Tuesday's San Francisco mayoral election, 16 candidates will battle in one of the most competitive contests in years. And Silicon Valley technology players are getting involved to an unprecedented degree.




It is unprecedented in Taiwan's short history as a democracy. Direct presidential elections were first held in 1996, after one-party rule ended in the 1980s.
Many expected a guilty verdict but some believed the trial was political revenge on the part of the new ruling party.
Mr Chen and his Democratic Progressive Party favoured Taiwan's independence from the Chinese mainland, angering Beijing as well as the pro-China Kuomintang (KMT) in Taiwan.


Unprecedented credit rating downgrade adds to US economic woes


The United States has experienced its first-ever credit rating downgrade, just days after a last-minute deal between Democrats and Republicans to avoid defaulting on government bonds.


on the part of

  1. Regarding or with respect to (the one specified): Brilliant strategy on the part of Confederate forces ensured their victory at Chancellorsville.

unprecedented

Line breaks: un|pre¦ce¦dent¦ed
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈprɛsɪdɛntɪd /

ADJECTIVE

Derivatives

unprecedentedly
ADVERB
[AS SUBMODIFIER]: a period of unprecedentedly high prices
unprecedented
[形]前例のない, 空前の, 無比の, 新しい, 新奇な.


precedent

Line breaks: pre¦ce|dent


Definition of precedent in English:

NOUN

Pronunciation: /ˈprɛsɪd(ə)nt
  
/
1An earlier event or action that is regarded as anexample or guide to be considered in subsequentsimilar circumstances:there are substantial precedents for using interactivemedia in training
1.1Law previous case or legal decision that may be or ( binding precedent) must be followed insubsequent similar cases:we hope to set a legal precedent to protecthundreds of miles of green lanes

ADJECTIVE

Pronunciation: /prɪˈsiːd(ə)nt
  
, ˈprɛsɪ-/
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Preceding in time, order, or importance:a precedent case

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, literally 'preceding'.

escalate 

verb [I or T]
to make or become greater or more serious:
The decision to escalate UN involvement has been taken in the hopes of a swift end to the hostilities.
His financial problems escalated after he became unemployed.
The escalating rate of inflation will almost certainly bring escalating prices.

escalation 
noun [C or U]
It's difficult to explain the recent escalation in/of violent crime.

inflate (MAKE LARGER) Show phonetics
verb [T]
to make something larger or more important:
They inflated their part in the rescue every time they told the story.

inflated Show phonetics
adjective
Inflated prices, costs, numbers, etc. are higher than they should be, or higher than people think is reasonable.

conjugal, conjoin, conjoined twins



As Conjugal Visits Fade, a Lifeline to Inmates' Spouses Is Lost

By KIM SEVERSON

Mississippi, one of only a few states to allow conjugal visits, is putting an end to the hour that inmates and their spouses can spend alone together.



In the early 1900s Mississippi's prisons allowed private female visitors, but only for African-American convicts. This was in the racist belief that it would calm their supposedly fiery passions. Thinking about conjugal visits has moved on a bit. Some researchers, prisons and inmates say they help rehabilitation. But in America and Britain policymakers look on them with distaste http://econ.st/180PbPL



 詩中缺乏愛情詩,中國有寫夫婦之愛in conjugal love的詩甚多。

Doctors separate conjoined twins

Sudanese twins who were born joined at the head have been successfully separated by British doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

conjoin[con・join]

  • 発音記号[kəndʒɔ'in]
[動](他)(自)((形式))結合[連接, 連合, 合同]させる[する].
con・join・er
[名]結合[合同]する人[物].


conjoin

Line breaks: con|join
Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒɔɪn /


Definition of conjoin in English:

VERB

[WITH OBJECT] formal
Joincombine:an approach which conjoins theory and method

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French conjoindre, fromLatin conjungere, from con- 'together' + jungere 'to join'.

conjoined twins

Line breaks: con|joined twins


Definition of conjoined twins in English:

PLURAL NOUN

Twins that are physically joined at birthsometimessharing organs, and in some cases separable bysurgery (depending on the degree of fusion).

Usage

The term conjoined twins has supplanted Siamese twins in all contexts other than informal conversation.
conjugal

(kŏn'jə-gəl) pronunciation
adj.
Of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses.

[Latin coniugālis, from coniūnx, coniug-, spouse, from coniungere, to join in marriage. See conjoin.]
conjugality con'ju·gal'i·ty (-găl'ĭ-tē) n.
conjugally con'ju·gal·ly adv.

en-suite, C-Suite, minion, settecento


This house has three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, a gym and a wine cellar. It was built in a factory and took four days to assemble. "It's like Lego."
Manufacturers of prefab homes in Europe offer spacious floor plans and high-end finishes—nothing cookie cutter about these million-dollar homes.
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The final Concert From The Frick Collection for this season is called “The Scottish Play,” but it has nothing to do with Shakespeare’s supposedly cursed drama. Hear it tonight at 10.

'The Scottish Play' With Trio Settecento


American period instrument ensemble Trio Settecento performs 18th century Scottish reels, variations and sonatas in a program they called "The Scottish Play."
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Definition of 'C-Suite'

A widely-used slang term used to collectively refer to a corporation's most important senior executives. C-Suite gets its name because top senior executives' titles tend to start with the letter C, for chief, as in chief executive officer, chief operating officer and chief information officer.


Also called "C-level executives."

settecento (ˌsɛtəˈtʃɛntoʊ ; (Italian) ˌ sɛttɛˈtʃɛntɔ )

Definitions

noun

the 18th cent. as a period in Italian art and literature

Word Origin

It, short for mille settecento, one thousand seven hundred
minion Line breaks: min¦ion

 minion
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪnjən

NOUN

A follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one:he gets oppressed minions like me to fob them off


MORE EXAMPLE SENTENCESSYNONYMS

Origin
late 15th century: from French mignon, mignonne.



"Let us be Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon."

--Falstaff from "Henry IV, Part I" (1.2)



en suite

Line breaks: en suite
Pronunciation: /ɒn ˈswiːt /


Definition of en suite in English:

ADJECTIVEADVERB

British
1(Of a bathroomimmediately adjoining a bedroom and forming part of the same set of rooms:[AS ADJECTIVE]: all rooms have en-suite facilities[AS ADVERB]: each bedroom has a small bathroom en suite
1.1[AS ADJECTIVE] (Of a bedroom) having an en-suite bathroom:there are twenty-five luxurious en-suite bedroomsall rooms are en suite with colour TV

NOUN

(usually en-suite)Back to top  

Origin

late 18th century (in the sense 'in agreement or harmony'): from French, literally 'in sequence'.

-smith, smithy, jewellers and silversmiths

Bartholomeus Spranger (Netherlandish, 1546–1611) | Venus in the Smithy of Vulcan | 1610 | Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna




  • Forge, also called a smithy, the workplace of a smith or a blacksmith
  • Smith (metalwork), sometimes referred to as a smithy, a person involved in the shaping of metal objects


應邀參加倫敦著名的年度高級珠寶與 Goldsmiths' Fair 2010 - the annual selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery and silver by leading designer-makers opens on Monday September 27. Monday, 20 September 2010

Shaun Leane Hawthorn earrings
PRESS RELEASE:
Press Office Contact: Amanda Stücklin
T 020 7367 5913 E Amanda.stucklin@thegoldsmiths.co.uk

GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2010
JEWELLERY AND SILVER FOR SALE DIRECTLY
FROM THE UK’S LEADING DESIGNER-MAKERS

GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR
2010
WEEK ONE OPENS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27 AT 11.OOAM
Until Sunday October 3
At Goldsmiths’ Hall, London EC2

The cream of Britain’s jewellers and silversmiths will be at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Monday September 27 for the opening of this year’s two-week long Goldsmiths’ Fair. 銀飾器具展「Goldsmiths' Fair 2010」




-smith


Definition of -smith

combining form

denoting a person skilled in creating something with a specified material:goldsmith wordsmith