2016年7月6日 星期三

rout, foodie, ardent, utterly, bar, epicurean, unutterably

“One never knows enough about characters in real life to put them into novels. One gets started and then, suddenly, one can not remember what toothpaste they use; what are their views on interior decoration, and one is stuck utterly. No, major characters emerge; minor ones may be photographed.” —Graham Greene

Funds are prepared to bet that the worst of the price rout is over. Some aren't so sure.

"I won’t preach to you about how yoga nourishes your inner child. I don’t drink protein shakes or challenge myself with marathons or iron man triathalons. But I will drag myself out in thunderstorms and in the dark, when I’m hungover, or when I’m sad. And I’ll do it because more than antidepressants or counselling or even eating a box of 12 doughnuts on a sofa, exercise is the one thing that has kept me continuously happy during some not very happy times."

More than antidepressants, counselling or eating a box of doughnuts, it’s the one thing that has kept me going – so why do so many people never do any…


Employees at Credit Suisse’s London operation are set to become the latest casualties of the rout that has left analysts poised for another round of poor results from top investment banks in the US and Europe.

Rich and various in mood and background—the settings range across England and France—these stories powerfully convey the uncompromising insight, intelligence, and vision of one of the most ardently admired writers of our time.

Wall Street Journal

Japan Investors Use China Market Rout as a Chance to Buy

Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—Some Japanese investors have used the recent market rout in China as a buying opportunity, reasoning that growth opportunities there ...

Colombia routs Japan, wins Group C

Chicago Tribune

Jose Pekerman's team opened the scoring in the 17th minute through a penalty kick from Juan Carlos Cuadrado, but Japan pulled back the equalizer ...

Mayor of London Boris Johnson held talks at Woolwich Town Hall with police and local community representatives. Johnson stressed the murder should not be viewed as a religiously motivated crime, saying: "This is not a question now of blaming Islam or blaming any aspect of British foreign policy [...] everybody can see that the fault for this [attack] lies exclusively, utterly and entirely in the minds of those who were responsible for this crime."
The Attraction Is Mutual
Sticky rice, which has ardent fans throughout Asia, is equally at home in dishes that are sweet or savory.

 Japan's Market Rout Fuels Debate Over Abenomics
Wall Street Journal
TOKYO—Continued turmoil in Japan's financial markets is fueling a debate about the effectiveness of “Abenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's package of growth-enhancing policies that triggered a surge in economic optimism in recent months. After three ...

How the Rout Was Won: Careful Plans, Timely Wave
House Republicans cast themselves at every turn as the alternative to Obama policies, and maneuvered to benefit from tea-party anger.

But last month, to China’s fury, Taiwan cut a deal with Japan, allowing both countries’ fleets to fish in the waters round the islands. It was a reminder that, for all its ardent nationalism, Taiwan has close ties to Japan—which occupied it for 50 years—and also that it pursues its own interests, not those of the Chinese “motherland”.

The epicurean standards of second-home owners, many of whom are from New York, have raised the bar for restaurants in the Hudson Valley.

noun [C] (ALSO epicureanFORMAL
a person who enjoys food and drink of a high quality; a gourmet

adjective FORMAL
getting pleasure from food and drink of high quality

 A standard, expectation, or degree of requirement: a leader whose example set a high bar for others.

Definition of rout

  •  1a disorderly retreat of defeated troops:the retreat degenerated into a rout
  • a decisive defeat:the party lost more than half their seats in the rout
  • 2 Law, dated an assembly of people who have made a move towards committing an illegal act which would constitute an offence of riot.
  • archaic a disorderly or tumultuous crowd of people:a rout of strangers ought not to be admitted
  • 3 archaic a large evening party or reception.


[with object]
  • defeat and cause to retreat in disorder:in a matter of minutes the attackers were routed

put to rout

put to flight; defeat utterly: I once put a gang to rout

ut·ter 1

tr.v. ut·teredut·ter·ingut·ters
1. To send forth with the voice: uttered a cry.
2. To articulate (words); pronounce or speak: uttered "yes."
3. Law To put (counterfeit currency or a forged check or instrument) into circulation: utter a bad check.
4. Obsolete To offer (merchandise) for sale; sell.

[Middle English utterenpartly from Middle Low German uteren (from uteroutercomparative of ūtoutsee ud- in Indo-European rootsand alteration (influenced by utterouter) of Middle English outento disclose (from outoutsee out).]

ut′ter·a·ble adj.
ut′ter·er n.

ut·ter 2

Complete; absolute; entire: utter nonsense; utter darkness.

[Middle English, from Old English ūteraoutersee ud- in Indo-European roots.]

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌtəli /
[usually as submodifier]
completely and without qualification; absolutely:he looked utterly ridiculous

n. Slang
A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet: "in the culinary fast lane, where surprises are expected and foodies beg to be thrilled" (Boston Globe).
foodie noun [C] INFORMAL最好的對應可能是大陸近些年流行的「吃貨」

a person who loves food and is very interested in different types of food

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːd(ə)nt/

Definition of ardent

  • 1  very enthusiastic or passionate:an ardent supporter of the conservative cause
  • 2   archaic or literary burning; glowing:the ardent flames






Middle English: from Old French ardant from Latin ardens, ardent-, from ardere 'to burn'

Definition of sticky

adjective (stickier, stickiest)

  •  1tending or designed to stick to things on contact:sticky cakes and pastries a sticky label
  • (of a substance) glutinous; viscous:the dough should be moist but not sticky
  • (of prices, interest rates, or wages) slow to change or react to change.
  • 2(of the weather) hot and humid; muggy:it was an unusually hot and sticky summer
  • damp with sweat:she felt hot and sticky and changed her clothes
  • 3 informal involving problems; difficult or awkward:the relationship is going through a sticky patch
  • 4(of a website or its content) attracting a long visit or repeat visits from users:make your site as sticky as possible to keep visitors there longer more and more often, web designers focus on the need to add sticky features to their sites
  • (of a thread on an Internet message board) set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated:a sticky thread is now live on the forum
  • informal long-lasting or persistent:his new nickname has proved to be surprisingly sticky

noun (plural stickies)

  • 1a piece of paper with an adhesive strip on one side, used for leaving messages or reminders.
  • 2(on an Internet message board) a thread containing important information that is set to remain at the top of the other threads regardless of when it was last updated:could you put a sticky in the forum for those of us that are confused?


come to a sticky end

sticky fingers

informal a propensity to steal.

a sticky wicket

see wicket.