2016年7月30日 星期六

bogeyman, "liberalism"

Once "liberalism" was the proud banner of the Democrats—and the bogeyman of Republicans. The word was curiously absent during this year's party conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia




Sodium has long been labeled the blood-pressure bogeyman. But are we giving salt a fair shake?


liberalism 

Pronunciation: /ˈlɪb(ə)rəlɪz(ə)m/ 

NOUN

[MASS NOUN]
1The holding of liberal views:one of the basic tenets of liberalism is tolerancethe shift from liberalism to radicalism
1.1(Liberalism)The doctrine of the Liberal Party, especially (in the UK) the Liberal Democrats:working-class support for Liberalism

Derivatives

liberalist

NOUN

liberalistic

Pronunciation: /lɪb(ə)r(ə)ˈlɪstɪk/  
ADJECTIVE

bogeyman 

Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊɡɪman/ 

(also bogyman)

NOUN (plural bogeymen)

1An imaginary evil spirit, used to frighten children.
1.1A person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear:nuclear power is the environmentalists' bogeyman

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