2017年7月28日 星期五

conniving, inmate, collegian, vindictiveness, of connivance

I’ve known or worked in four presidents occupying four White Houses, including Republican Gerald Ford. I have never witnessed so much backstabbing, palace intrigue, vindictiveness, and dysfunction as in this one.
Trump’s impetuousness, narcissisticism, and unwillingness to accept responsibility for anything has made it impossible for anyone with a shred of integrity to work for him.




“Lmao!” the officer wrote back. “I feel the same.”
The Justice Department unearthed the conversation in a sprawling Aug. 10…
WASHINGTONPOST.COM|作者:DANIELLE PAQUETTE


History hasn’t been kind to Cromwell. For five centuries he’s been painted – quite literally, with his portraits being the ugliest of the bunch – as a conniving self-promoter. 

British Criminal Justice System in Crisis

Overcrowding in British prisons puts strain on both inmates and staff.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0denI44va89pI1
My own favorite comes from a 1952 dance essay by the critic Edwin Denby, in a passage about the city: “One minority looks sometimes as if it suffered acutely, the adolescents. They throw themselves about the city, now supersonic, now limp as snails, marvelously unaware of adults or children. Suddenly across their blank faces runs a flash of anguish, of huntedness, of brutal vindictiveness, of connivance — the pangs of reformatory inmates; a caged animal misery. They are known as punks and jailbait and everyone defers to them, everybody spoils them as people do to what they recognize as poetic. They are not expected to make any return.”



vindictive
vɪnˈdɪktɪv/
adjective
  1. having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
    "the criticism was both vindictive and personalized"




con·niv·ance con·niv·ence (kə-nī'vəns) pronunciation

also
n.
  1. The act of conniving.
  2. Law. Knowledge of and tacit consent to the commission of an illegal act by another.



conniving

Line breaks: con|niv¦ing
Pronunciation: /kəˈnʌɪvɪŋ /

Definition of conniving in English:

ADJECTIVE

Given to or involved in conspiring to do something immoralillegal, or harmful:heartless and conniving woman

connive発音〔kənáiv〕

━━ vi. (悪事を故意に)見のがす, 黙認する ((at)); 共謀する, しめし合わせる ((with)).

 con・niv・ance

 ━━ n.

 con・niv・ing ━━ a. 陰険な.

con・niv・ing・ly ad.


inmate Show phonetics
noun [C]
a person who is kept in a prison or a hospital for people who are mentally ill

col・le・gian



━━ n. collegeの学生[卒業生].
college

*金紹禹 小杜麗 Little Dorrit, Chpater 7 之問題

隔兩天我因為作 con·frere想起英文注解說狄更斯是第一位稱監獄的朋友們為"學校""同學"
The baby whose first draught of air had been tinctured with Doctor
Haggage's brandy, was handed down among the generations of
collegians, like the tradition of their common parent. In the
earlier stages of her existence, she was handed down in a literal
and prosaic sense; it being almost a part of the entrance footing
of every new collegian to nurse the child who had been born in the
college.

A collegian may be:
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