Amid a military coup in Turkey, it's unclear who has control. Tanks, soldiers and protestors are in the streets, as gunfire and explosions punctuate the chaos.
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Strauss-Kahn Case Seen as in Jeopardy
Doubts Raised Over Veracity of Accuser, Officials Say
By JIM DWYER, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and JOHN ELIGON 2 minutes ago
The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is on the verge of collapse as investigators have uncovered major holes in the credibility of the housekeeper who charged that he attacked her in a Manhattan hotel in May.
Veto Puts Global Aid to Iceland in Jeopardy
Iceland's president vetoed a bill to reimburse the U.K. and the Netherlands for bailing out depositors of a failed Icelandic bank, throwing into question the international plan to rescue the country and casting doubts on its EU bid.
Another report surfaced Thursday suggesting that Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit's job may be in jeopardy.
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Bush Aides Say Russia Actions in Georgia Jeopardize Ties
By STEVEN LEE MYERS and THOM SHANKER Russia’s military offensive in Georgia has punctuated a stark turnabout in the American view of Vladimir V. Putin, whom President Bush has called a friend.
08.06. - Fight Against Polio Faces Obstacles in Nigeria
Health experts are concerned that a serious outbreak of polio in Nigeria
could jeopardize the WHO's efforts to wipe out the crippling disease.
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The noun showpiece has one meaning:
Meaning #1: the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
Synonyms: collector's item, piece de resistance
n. -,（特別）展示品; ((特に)) 優れた見本.、絶好の手本, 見本となる傑作,
A ruling by a federal appeals court yesterday could jeopardize a criminal case against former employees of the accounting firm KPMG -- a case that has been cited by prosecutors as the showpiece of a broad investigation into the sale of questionable tax shelters that helped wealthy investors evade billions of dollars in taxes.
jeopardize, UK USUALLY jeopardise
to put something such as a plan or system in danger of being harmed or damaged:
She knew that by failing her exams she could jeopardize her whole future.
in jeopardy in danger of being damaged or destroyed:
The lives of thousands of birds are in jeopardy as a result of the oil spillage.
verb [T] SLIGHTLY FORMAL
to happen or cause something to happen repeatedly while something else is happening; to interrupt something repeatedly:
The President spoke at length in a speech punctuated by applause.
He chatted freely, punctuating his remarks as often as possible with the interviewer's first name.
See also punctuate at punctuation.
|(adjective) Precisely accurate.|
|Usage:||The trial transcript provides me with a veracious account of all that transpired in the courtroom.|
n., pl., -ties.
- Adherence to the truth; truthfulness. See synonyms at truth.
- Conformity to fact or truth; accuracy or precision: a report of doubtful veracity.
- Something that is true.
[Medieval Latin vērācitās, from Latin vērāx, vērāc-, true. See veracious.]