2016年6月19日 星期日

mislay, amount to, tribulation, a degree of sympathy

Regardless of 'Brexit' Vote, Experts Say, E.U. Must Rethink Status Quo

By JIM YARDLEY

Tribulations for the euro, a debt standoff with Greece and a flawed approach to migration all inflamed the angry nationalism spreading across the Continent and Britain.

The credit rating agency's unprecedented move amounts to a grand critique of Washington politics.



Any assessment of Mr Obama needs to acknowledge that when he was elected he inherited the in-box from hell: a financial collapse, a prostrated economy, two wars. Now he faces the opposition from hell: a reckless, populist Republican Party whose moderate voices have been silenced by ideologues and which has made throwing him out of office its foremost priority. For these tribulations he deserves a degree of sympathy. But Americans want their presidents to be winners, not victims. If he expects another term, Mr Obama is going to have to raise his game—especially if the Republicans find that candidate.

mislay Pronunciation (verb) Place (something) where one cannot find it again.
Synonyms:misplace, lose
Usage:I seem to have mislaid my wallet; can you put this on my tab?



tribulation 

Pronunciation: /ˌtrɪbjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ 


NOUN

(usually tribulations)
1cause of great trouble or suffering:the tribulations of being a megastar
1.1[MASS NOUN] A state of great trouble or suffering:his time of tribulation was just beginning

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin tribulatio(n-), from Latin tribulare'press, oppress', from tribulum 'threshing board (constructed of sharp points)', based onterere 'rub'.

tribulation
  • [trìbjuléiʃən]
[名]((形式))
1 [U][C](迫害・圧迫による)苦しい試練, 苦難, 辛苦
in great tribulation
ひどく苦しんで.
2 (個々の)難事, 災難(のもと), 悩みごと
bear [endure] tribulations
苦難に耐える.

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