Japan upper house vote to set ruling bloc's power
A man casts his vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in The Associated Press A man casts his vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo ...
Japan PM heads for election victory amid policy concerns
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc looks set for a handsome upper house election win on Sunday, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for Japan's first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left ...
Pronunciation: /blɒk/Translate bloc | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:early 20th century: from French, literally 'block'
Pronunciation: /ˈhans(ə)m/Translate handsome | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
adjective (handsomer, handsomest)
Origin:Middle English: from hand + -some1. The original sense was 'easy to handle or use', hence 'suitable' and 'apt, clever' (mid 16th century), giving rise to the current appreciatory senses (late 16th century)
n., pl., beaus, or beaux (bōz).
- The boyfriend of a woman or girl.
- A dandy; a fop.
[French, from beau, bel, handsome, from Latin bellus.]
n., pl., -ies.
- A group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail. See synonyms at flock1.
- A group or an assemblage: a bevy of beauties.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman bevee.]