2016年8月16日 星期二

demote, promote, traffic, rejuvenation

 

The change is seen by some as a demotion for Paul Manafort, the campaign chairman.

Malcolm Gladwell, a staff writer for the New Yorker, has built a thriving career as a populariser of social-science research. His newest book, "David and Goliath", is about the benefits of adversity and the hidden hazards of power. A superbly fluid writer, Mr Gladwell once again traffics in anecdote and covers a lot of ground http://econ.st/1bcwvP3

 

Google Acts to Demote Distasteful Web Sellers

By DAVID SEGAL
The search engine is trying to stop an online merchant from using tricks to get viewer hits.

Japan's Olympus demotes first-ever foreign chief
AFP
 rejuvenation, term limits, air traffic controller suspended for sleeping on the job

China’s Communist Party Chief Acts to Bolster Military
GUANGZHOU, China — Xi Jinping is moving to make stronger armed forces a centerpiece of what he calls the “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. 




Another air traffic controller suspended

CNN - Mike Ahlers - ‎4 hours ago‎

Washington (CNN) -- The Federal Aviation Administration suspended Saturday yet another air traffic controller for sleeping on the job, the seventh apparent incident this year the agency has disclosed.



HAVANA - Raul Castro proposed term limits Saturday for Cuban politicians - including himself - a remarkable gesture on an island ruled for 52 years by him and his brother. The 79-year-old president lamented the lack of young leaders in government, saying the country was paying the price for errors made in the past.

Castro told delegates to a crucial Communist Party summit that he would launch a "systematic rejuvenation" of the government. He said politicians and other important officials should be restricted to two consecutive five-year terms, including "the current president of the Council of State and his ministers" - a reference to himself.

Google Schools Its Algorithm
New York Times

demote
(dĭ-mōt'pronunciation
tr.v.-mot·ed-mot·ing-motes.
To reduce in grade, rank, or status.

[DE- + (PRO)MOTE.]
demotion de·mo'tion n.


SYNONYMS demote, break, bust, degrade, downgrade, reduce. These verbs mean to lower in grade, rank, or status: was demoted from captain to lieutenant; a noncommissioned officer broken to the ranks; a detective who was busted to uniformed traffic patrol for insubordination; a supervisor degraded to an assistant; a popular author downgraded by critical opinion to a genre writer; was reduced from a command post to a desk job.
ANTONYM promote

rejuvenation

音節re・ju・ve・na・tion 発音記号/rɪdʒùːvənéɪʃən/
【名詞】【不可算名詞】
[また a rejuvenation] 若返り回春元気回復.
REJUVENATE+‐ION





  traffic

[名][U]
1 (車・船・人などの)交通(量), 往来, 通行;人通り;((集合的))(往来する)自動車, 車馬, 歩行者
a line of traffic
車の列
traffic density
交通量
heavylight] traffic on a street
通りの激しい[少ない]交通
before the traffic starts
道路が込まないうちに
be open tofor] traffic
(鉄道などが)開通する
directcontrol] traffic
交通整理する
inch through the jammed traffic
交通渋滞の中を一寸刻みに進む
traffic thickens
交通量が増す.
2 (陸・海・空路による商品の)運輸, 輸送(量);運輸業
vessels of traffic
貨物船.
3 ((形式))商売, 売買, 取り引き, 貿易, 通商
carry on traffic with a person
人と商売をする.
4 (電話の)通話[取り扱い]量.
5 《コンピュータ》トラフィック:データの流通量.
6 (特殊な品の)不正取り引き((in ...))
the drug traffic
麻薬の取り引き
human traffic
人身売買
the traffic in stolen gems [=the stolen gem traffic]
盗品の宝石の不正取り引き.
7 (…との)交渉, 関係((with ...));((文))相互交換[伝達]
a lively traffic in ideas
活発な意見交換
holdhave] traffic with a person
人とつき合う.
8 ((形容詞的))交通の
a traffic accident
交通事故.
the traffic will bear
((文))現状[状況]が許すだろう.
━━[動](自)
1 売買[貿易, 通商]をする;[traffic in A]〈A(禁制品など)の〉不正取り引きを(…と)する((with ...))
traffic in heroin with the Mafia
マフィアとヘロインを取り引きする.
2 (不正に)(人と)交渉をもつ, 通じる((with ...)).
3 歩き回る.
━━(他)〈物を〉売買交換する, (不正に)取り引きする.
[中フランス語←イタリア語traffico(ラテン語trans-越えて+ficareくっつく)]




noun

  • 1vehicles moving on a road or public highway:a stream of heavy traffic
  • a large number of vehicles moving on a road:we were caught in traffic on the expressway
  • the movement of other forms of transportation or of pedestrians:managing the air traffic was a mammoth task
  • the transportation of goods or passengers:the increased use of railroads for goods traffic
  • the messages or signals transmitted through a communications system:data traffic between remote workstations
  • 2the action of dealing or trading in something illegal:the traffic in stolen cattle
  • 3 archaic dealings or communication between people.

verb (traffics, trafficking, trafficked)

[no object]
  • deal or trade in something illegal:the government will vigorously pursue individuals who traffic in drugs




Derivatives






trafficker

noun





trafficless

adjective

Origin:

early 16th century (denoting commercial transportation of merchandise or passengers): from French traffique, Spanish tráfico, or Italian traffico, of unknown origin. Sense 1 dates from the early 19th century

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