2016年7月8日 星期五

edgy, out there, canoodle, aura, drape, subterranean, furtive caress, bamboozle, bamboozle,


Film critic Mark Kermode, speaking in 2006, and attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell, "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism—it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini. Later in his life he turned to making low-budget experimental films such as Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and 'out there' as ever".[5]


Audiences today can be so sensitive to edgy jokes they publicly shame the comedians who make them. Have we lost our sense of humour?
BBC.COM|由 NICHOLAS BARBER 上傳




Some readers, particularly those used to the left-right split in most democratic legislatures, are bamboozled by The Economist's political stance. So is the newspaper right-wing or left-wing?


Shaking Up the Stage

By NEIL GENZLINGER

A theater company called the Apothetae showcases edgier narratives about disability rather than stories of triumph over adversity.

Flooding Damages Lourdes, French Holy Site
Visited by nearly six million Christian pilgrims every year, the site is turning to the faithful for financial relief after storms inundated the vast subterranean church.




By LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA Glamorous subterranean bars, an emerging art scene and edgy Asian restaurants are giving the city a cosmopolitan aura.

there were furtive caresses.

ARCHITECTURE

Art and Commerce Canoodling in Central Park
By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF
The Chanel Pavilion that opened Monday in Central Park sets out to drape an aura of refinement over a cynical marketing gimmick.




 edgy
adjective (edgier, edgiest)


  • tense, nervous, or irritable:he became edgy and defensive
  • (of a musical performance or a piece of writing) having an intense or sharp quality.
  • 2 informal at the forefront of a trend; experimental or avant-garde:their songs combine good music and smart, edgy ideas

Derivatives

edgily

Pronunciation: /ˈejəlē/
adverb

edginess
noun


out there

Pronunciation: /ˈaʊt ˈðɛː/ 


ADVERB

Outside the realm of a person's experience; specifically out in the world; in existence.

NOUN

Reality or the world as external to and independent of any person perceiving it; objective reality.

ADJECTIVE

1Philosophy . Designating or relating to the perceived rather than the perceiver; specifically having an objective existence, external to, and independent of any perceiver.
2Informal . Weird, offbeat, ‘way out’; not mainstream, avant-garde.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Charles Dibdin (bap. 1745, d. 1814), actor, composer, and writer. From out preposition interjection + there.


furtive

(fûr'tĭv) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Characterized by stealth; surreptitious.
  2. Expressive of hidden motives or purposes; shifty. See synonyms at secret.
[French furtif, from Old French, from Latin fūrtīvus, from fūrtum, theft, from fūr, thief.]
furtively fur'tive·ly adv.
furtiveness fur'tive·ness n.


[形]
1 〈行動などが〉ひそかな, 人目を忍んだ
a furtive disease with no outward symptoms
症状の現れない病気
take a furtive peep at ...
…をひそかにのぞく.
2 〈態度・人などが〉こそこそした, ずるい(sly).
[フランス語←ラテン語furtīvus (fūr盗人)]


「書寫」有著一種非常潛沉的生命(a subterranean life),它蓄積著能量,在某個時刻,會對讀者產生一些微小或不小的改變。

sub·ter·ra·ne·an (sŭb'tə-rā'nē-ən) pronunciation

adj.
  1. Situated or operating beneath the earth's surface; underground.
  2. Hidden; secret: subterranean motives for murder.
[Latin subterrāneus : sub-, sub- + terra, earth.]
subterraneanly sub'ter·ra'ne·an·ly adv.

canoodle

(kə-nūd'l)

v. Informal., -dled, -dling, -dles. v.intr.
To engage in caressing, petting, or lovemaking.
v.tr.
To win over or convince by cajoling or flattering; wheedle: “his matchless ability to charm, bamboozle, or canoodle most of his political associates” (Timothy Garton Ash).
[Akin to English dialectal canoodle, donkey, fool, one who is foolish in love.]
canoodler ca·noo'dler n.

caress[ca・ress]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[kərés]

(▼発音注意)[名]愛撫(あいぶ), 抱擁;キス;やさしくたたくこと.
━━[動](他)
1 …を愛撫する, (やさしく)なでる[たたく];((詩))…に(愛撫するように)軽く触れる, を軽くなでる.
2 …に親切にする, をやさしく扱う.
[フランス語←俗ラテン語*caritia (cārus親愛なる+-itia-ESS). △CHARITY, CHERISH drape

verb
1 drape sth across/on/over, etc. to put something such as cloth or a piece of clothing loosely over something:
He draped his jacket over the back of the chair and sat down to eat.
She draped the scarf loosely around her shoulders.

2 be draped in/with sth to be loosely covered with a cloth:
The coffins were all draped with the national flag.

drape
noun [C or U]
the way in which cloth folds or hangs as it covers something:
She liked the heavy drape of velvet.
See also drapes.

au・ra

━━ n.pl. ~s, au・rae ) (人や物体からの)発気体; 微妙な雰囲気.


bamboozle

Pronunciation: /bamˈbuːz(ə)l/
Translate bamboozle | into Italian



verb

[with object] informal
  • cheat or fool:he bamboozled Canada’s largest banks in a massive counterfeit scam




Derivatives

bamboozler
noun

Origin:

early 18th century: of unknown origin

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