2017年4月25日 星期二

–gate, jeer, hiss, felon, felony, egg-throwing, mastermind, sibilant

Ivanka Trump jeered for defending father at women's summit
The crowd at the W20 summit in Berlin was not impressed with the first daughter blaming the media for allegations of sexism on the part of her father. Trump said her father has employed thousands of women over the years.

 

DeVos, Pick for Education Secretary, Is the Most Jeered

Some Senate offices reported receiving more calls opposing Betsy DeVos than any other Trump nominee after a confirmation hearing in which she seemed ignorant of federal education law.

 Two documentary film-makers are facing decades in prison for recording US oil pipeline protests, with serious felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on freedom of the press.


Deia Schlosberg and Lindsey Grayzel face felony charges that first amendment advocates say are part of a growing number of attacks on…
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6 Million Americans Without a Voice
States should listen to Attorney General Holder and repeal unjust and outdated felon disenfranchisement laws.
Charles W. Colson, 1931-2012

Watergate Felon Turned Religious Leader

Mr. Colson masterminded some of the dirty tricks that led to President Richard M. Nixon’s downfall, then emerged from prison to become an important evangelical figure.

Associated Press

 

 

Felons Finding It Easy to Regain Gun Rights

By MICHAEL LUO
Decades of lobbying by pro-gun groups have loosened laws across the country, allowing thousands of felons each year to regain gun rights, often with little or no review.

Deal to Hasten Transition in Egypt Is Jeered at Protests

The agreement on civilian rule struck by the Muslim Brotherhood and the military appeared unlikely to extinguish the resurgent protest movement.



Customers Jeer Netflix Split Plan
Netflix's move to separate its movie-streaming business and its DVD-by-mail service failed to soothe many customers' anger over the company's recent price hike.




Gay Parade in Warsaw Meets Jeers From Some
By NICHOLAS KULISH
Thousands of police officers holding back egg-throwing youths were a reminder that Poland is not the Netherlands when it comes to gay demonstrations.

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Dieselgate is still haunting Volkswagen.


hiss

hɪs/
verb
  1. 1.
    make a sharp sibilant sound as of the letter s.
    "the escaping gas was hissing"
    synonyms:fizzfizzlewhistlewheezebuzzshrill
    "the escaping gas was now hissing"
noun
  1. 1.
    a sharp sibilant sound.
    "the spit and hiss of a cornered cat"


sibilant

ˈsɪbɪl(ə)nt/
adjective
  1. 1.
    making or characterized by a hissing sound.
    "his sibilant whisper"
  2. 2.
    PHONETICS
    (of a speech sound) sounded with a hissing effect, for example ssh.
noun
PHONETICS
  1. 1.
    a sibilant speech sound.

–gate


suff.
A scandal involving alleged illegal acts and often a cover-up, especially by government officials: Irangate.
[After WATERGATE.]
華為員工“生死門”

felon[fel・on1]

  • 発音記号[félən][名]《法律》重罪犯人.
[アングロフランス語felun(悪い)]

felony
[名]1 [U][C]《法律》(謀殺・押し込み強盗・強姦(かん)・重婚のような)重罪. ⇒MISDEMEANOR 22 《古英国法》(死刑・手足切断に処す
noun [C] LEGAL
a person who is guilty of a serious crime


jeer
(jîr) pronunciation

v., jeered, jeer·ing, jeers. v.intr.
To speak or shout derisively; mock.

v.tr.
To abuse vocally; taunt: jeered the speaker off the stage.

n.
A scoffing or taunting remark or shout.

[Origin unknown.]
jeerer jeer'er n.
jeeringly jeer'ing·ly adv.


felony

Syllabification: fel·o·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈfelənē/

noun (plural felonies)


  • a crime, typically one involving violence, regarded as more serious than a misdemeanor, and usually punishable by imprisonment for more than one year or by death: he pleaded guilty to six felonies an accusation of felony





    The distinction between felonies and misdemeanors usually depends on the penalties or consequences attaching to the crime. In English common law, felony originally comprised those offenses (murder, wounding, arson, rape, and robbery) for which the penalty included forfeiture of land and goods


Origin

Middle English: from Old French felonie, from felon (see 1) in Oxford Dictionaries (US English)">felon1).

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