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Boris Johnson, one of the leaders of the successful "Leave" campaign in Britain's European Union membership referendum, has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister, a newspaper reported. Read more: http://reut.rs/28W6I32


Donald Trump is a disgrace, but Ted Cruz is not the solution

The unctuous Texan is squandering a great chance handed to him by Stop-Trump Republicans
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The Bronx’s Strained Catholic Churches

Efforts to hold together a merged congregation raise the question of whether the Roman Catholic Church can minister to the poor in the most Catholic of New York City’s boroughs.




"Compare the terms demanded of the Greek government to those offered to the banks. Eurozone ministers insist upon unconditional surrender: an abasement that makes a mockery of democracy. But when the banks were bailed out, governments magicked up the money almost unconditionally. They shyly requested a few token reforms, then looked away when the bankers disregarded them."


A maverick currency scheme from the 1930s could save the Greek economy

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For the culinary-minded traveler, any visit to Tokyo should include a dinner of unagi — tender, unctuous grilled freshwater eel. There are genteel eel specialists, like the memorable Yama-no Chaya, which opened in the early 20th century on the leafy grounds of Hie-Jinja Shrine. By contrast, there’s Unagi Kabuto, at 35 a relative newcomer: a friendly, charcoal-smoke-scented storefront in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro neighborhood, whose lively streets are peopled more by touts in skinny suits than by elegant women in kimonos.



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China's stimulus bubble bursting? The Australian
Within China, house sales have surged 70 per cent this year. This raises interesting questions about the fulsome praise that has been lavished on the ...


Fulsome again
published: Friday | December 14, 2007

THE EDITOR, Sir:
IT HAS become fashionable these days to misuse (and abuse) the word 'fulsome', to give it a meaning that suggests 'comprehensive' or something more full than 'full'.
In the December 11 edition of Gleaner, the public defender, in response to Mr. Robert Montague's apology, was quoted as saying, "I express profound relief that it has come in such fulsome and unreserved terms". Not to be outdone, our Prime Minister was seen on television noting that he was satisfied that the apology given by Mr. Montague was "fulsome enough".
In his letter in The Gleaner of Friday, September 28, Peter Maxwell wrote that four British and two American dictionaries had confirmed that the word 'fulsome' normally describes something that is excessive, offensive or insincere. Further, a note on its usage, in the 2000 edition of The New Penguin English Dictionary, is particularly helpful:
"In its standard modern meaning, fulsome is a strongly uncomplimentary word. Fulsome praise is embarrassingly excessive or insincerely flattering. Though fulsome derives originally from a word meaning 'abundant', its use in a positive sense to mean 'copious', 'very full' or 'lavish' should be avoided for fear of misunderstanding."
I agree, Mr. Maxwell; we really miss The Gleaner's 'Mary Smith' column.






Pecksniffian

CHAPTER XIV
DON QUIXOTE
To include Don Quixote in English Literature is a piece of
impudence, though a lesser one than the inclusion in it of a
religious anthology of the Jews, collected by them during a
period of a thousand years, called the Bible. But though Don
Quixote has taken his place with Hamlet, Joseph, Robinson
Crusoe, Gulliver, Mr. Pecksniff, and Alice, his true character is
not yet recognised either in his own country or that of his
adoption. Of the work of Cervantes more than that of any
other, are Goethe's words true, that a poet has to be taught his
own meaning. The genius is hardly aware of the significance
of his performance, since so much of it is the God that speaks
through him as a mouthpiece. In the case of Don Quixote this
is further complicated by the fact that Cervantes, in the Second
Part of Don Quixote, destroys, unconsciously, his own creation
in the First Part.


問題是 Joseph 是誰

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Pecksniff | Define Pecksniff at Dictionary.coma person of Pecksniffian attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to. Use pecksniff in a Sentence · See images of pecksniff ...


[形]偽善的な, 猫をかぶった. ▼C. Dickensの作品Martin Chuzzlewit(1843-44)の登場人物Seth Pecksniffの名から.



–noun
a person of Pecksniffian attitudes or behavior: a virtuousness that only a pecksniff could aspire to.

Peck·sniff·i·an

[pek-snif-ee-uhn] Show IPA
–adjective ( often lowercase )
hypocritically and unctuously affecting benevolence or high moral principles.





magickLine breaks: magick
Pronunciation: /ˈmadʒɪk/




Definition of magick in English:

NOUN

Archaic spelling of magic.

  • Then the magick seems pretty real, and you just start to question your sanity from time to time.
  • Any magick I get involved with is with a positive intent and it always seems to come out right in the end.
  • The motivation behind doing magick is probably as diverse as the branches of magick.


unctuous 

Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋ(k)tjʊəs/ 

ADJECTIVE



1Excessively flattering or ingratiating; oily:he seemed anxious to please but not in an unctuous way
2(Chiefly of minerals) having a greasy or soapy feel.

Derivatives

unctuously




Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋ(k)tjʊəsli/ 
ADVERB

unctuousness




Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋ(k)tjʊəsnəs/ 
NOUN

Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense 'greasy'): from medieval Latin unctuosus, from Latin unctus'anointing', from unguere 'anoint'.

unctuous

音節
unc • tu • ous
発音
ʌ'ŋktʃuəs
[形]
1 ((形式))いやに気どった, きざな;愛想がよすぎる;口先のうまい.
2 油性の;油を含んだ, 油ぎった.
3 〈鉱物などが〉すべすべした感じの.
ùnc・tu・ós・i・ty, ・ness
[名]
unc・tu・ous・ly
[副]

ding


音節
ding
発音
díŋ
dingの変化形
dings (複数形) • dinged (過去形) • dinged (過去分詞) • dinging (現在分詞) • dings (三人称単数現在)
[動](他)(自)
1 〈鐘などを[が]〉ガンガン鳴らす[鳴る];ゴーンゴーンと鳴らす[鳴る].
2 ((略式))(…を)くどくど繰り返す[念を押す].
━━[名]
1 鐘の(鳴る)音.
2 小さな傷;車などのへこみ.


fulsome (fʊl'səm) pronunciation
adj.

  1. Offensively flattering or insincere. See synonyms at unctuous.
  2. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
  3. Usage Problem. Copious or abundant.
[Middle English fulsom, abundant, well-fed, arousing disgust : ful, full; see full1 + -som, adj. suff.; see -some1.]
fulsomely ful'some·ly adv. fulsomeness ful'some·ness n.
USAGE NOTE Fulsome is often used to mean "offensively flattering or insincere." But the word is also used, particularly in the expression fulsome praise, to mean simply "abundant," without any implication of excess or insincerity. This usage is etymologically justified but may invite misunderstandings in contexts in which a deprecatory interpretation could be made. The sentence I offer you my most fulsome apologies may raise an eyebrow, where the use of an adjective like full or abundant would leave no room for doubt as to the sincerity of the speaker's intentions.

Steve Jobs resigns

The minister of magic steps down

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minister to someone or something

to take care of someone or someone's needs. Sarah tried to minister to the people of the village. He sought to minister to the grief ofthe widow.
minister
[名]1 ((しばしばM-))(ヨーロッパ諸国・日本などの)大臣;((英))(閣外)国務大臣. ▼Secretary of Stateともいう. ((米))ではSecretary. ⇒SECRE...
minister of state
1 (英国の各省内)担当大臣, 閣外相:省大臣と政務次官の間の地位.2 大臣, 閣僚.
minister plenipotentiary
全権使節.
ministerial
[形]1 (主にヨーロッパ諸国で)内閣の;政府の;大臣の the ministerial benches(英国下院の)政府[与党]の席.2 〈物・事が〉聖職の, 聖職者にふさわしい a mini...
ministerialist
[名]((英))与党議員[支持者].
ministering angel
救いの天使(看護婦など).

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