2016年8月30日 星期二

money pit, bluster, blustery, frisky, blunt, with aplomb, market, on the market, politico, prep, Prep School, prep-time, inkling

A 600-Year-Old Money Pit in the Scottish Highlands

By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA


The Maclean clan's castle, with its leaky walls and collapsed ceilings, sits on an island where blustery, rainy weather makes a need for repairs constant.


Agriculture
Pissing contest over glyphosate in Europe

Members of the European Parliament are often known for their bluster - but
this week they engaged in a literal pissing contest over a controversial
vote on the weed killer glyphosate.




From Espresso: China has intensified its war of words with America, almost a week after Pentagon officials allowed CNN on board a surveillance flight over the South China Sea. Yesterday Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China’s foreign ministry, said her government had complained formally to the Americans, who should stop their “provocative behaviour”. The broadcast of a typically classified operation followed months of rapid island-building by China in the sea, control of which is disputed among the nations surrounding it. On Friday America’s vice-president, Joe Biden, said China’s land-reclamation had heightened tensions. Chinese officials and state media are meanwhile warning America against getting too frisky with its “warships” and military planes in the region. An op-ed in Global Times, a state-owned nationalist newspaper, claimed that war was “inevitable” if America, which it called a “paper tiger”, did not soften its stance. That is surely bluster, but the air over the South China Sea is getting hotter http://econ.st/1LD0wuj



Greece is getting desperately short of cash. It was a stretch last month to pay pensions and civil servants’ wages after repaying a €1.4 billion IMF loan instalment. Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, is hunting for new potential sources of financial support. One is China, which invested about €100m in two recent issues of T-bills as a token of goodwill. Another option is Russia http://econ.st/1Ch52I9

ALEXIS TSIPRAS, the Greek prime minister, and his radical Syriza party are beginning to feel the heat. Two months of bluster by Greece’s first left-wing government...
ECON.ST

Hay died in office in 1905 but, aided by Roosevelt’s bluster, he had already ensured that relations between Britain and America were in better shape than at any time since the American Revolution.

 

 

As North Korea Blusters, South Flirts With Talk of Nuclear Arms

By MARTIN FACKLER and CHOE SANG-HUN
The North's missile and nuclear programs and fiery threats of war have heightened fears in the South that miscalculations by untested leaders on either side could have disastrous consequences.

French Troops Rush to Mali to Battle Advancing Islamists

BAMAKO, Mali — France answered an urgent plea from the government of its former colony to help blunt an advance into the center of the country by Islamist extremist militants.


Voters think of Mr Johnson as the opposite of the modern politician who carefully calibrates what he says to please each audience. This gives him permission to do things that other politicos cannot and to laugh off setbacks. Sometimes the bluster fails: his walkabouts after the London riots last year were hard to watch.

 

Senate GOP Won't Block Domestic Abuse Bill


Republican leaders look to blunt attacks from Democrats over the Violence Against Women Act.

 

 

Blunt and Blustery, Putin Responds to State Department Cables on Russia

By ELLEN BARRY
On Larry King Live, the prime minister responded sharply to criticism of Russia in leaked American diplomatic cables.
Pressure on Oil Supply Eases
A surprising boost in global oil inventories is blunting the possibility that sanctions against Iran will drive up oil prices on the eve of nuclear talks with the West.

Ginsberg was the only Beat writer to sustain a full career. During the sixties he was a ubiquitous figure, an icon for the young and a pacifying presence; he was a key link between the counterculture and the anti-Vietnam War movement. His poems of the 1960s were collected in one of his best volumes, Planet News (1968). Later Ginsberg even became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a professor of English at Brooklyn College, and a scholar and archivist of his own work, publishing volumes of letters and journals and annotated collections of his earlier poetry, managing the transition from Beat rebel to elder statesman with surprising aplomb. In spite of his blunt homosexuality and his long sojourn in the underworld, itself an accepted literary conceit, Ginsberg's radical direction had been literary and traditional from the outset.


Parents Sue Trustees Over Prep School’s Shutdown
When the students of the Conserve School in Wisconsin poured into the auditorium on a blustery morning early this year, they had no inkling of what would follow.

That doesn't mean that animals will adapt and thrive in a warmer world. Far from it — by some estimates, rapid climate change could drive as many as one-third of the species on the planet out of existence by mid-century. Though warmer winters in blustery Scotland might sound nice — especially if you're a sheep on the small side — the changes due to global warming are likely to be far from positive in most parts of the world. Evolution will help species adapt, but there's a term for what happens when the pace of evolution can't match the pace of climate change: extinction.


Parents Sue Trustees Over Prep School’s Shutdown
When the students of the Conserve School in Wisconsin poured into the auditorium on a blustery morning early this year, they had no inkling of what would follow.

That doesn't mean that animals will adapt and thrive in a warmer world. Far from it — by some estimates, rapid climate change could drive as many as one-third of the species on the planet out of existence by mid-century. Though warmer winters in blustery Scotland might sound nice — especially if you're a sheep on the small side — the changes due to global warming are likely to be far from positive in most parts of the world. Evolution will help species adapt, but there's a term for what happens when the pace of evolution can't match the pace of climate change: extinction.

prep (SCHOOL WORK)
noun [U] UK
school work that students, especially students at private school and public school, do at home or not during lesson time:
Have you got much prep tonight?



prep school noun [C]
in Britain, a private school (= a school paid for by parents not the government), for children, especially boys, between the ages of 7 and 13, who will then usually go to public school, and in the US, a private school for children over the age of 11, which prepares them to go to college


prep-time
noun [U] US
a period when teachers are at school but do not teach, and are therefore able to prepare for later classes

blustery
adjective
very windy:
a blustery day
blustery weather


adj Definition: stormy
Antonyms: calm, still


bluster
verb [I]
If the wind blusters, it blows fiercely:
A gale was blustering round the house.

inkling
noun [C usually singularU]
when you think that something is true or likely to happen, although you are not certain:
[+ that] I didn't have the slightest inkling that she was unhappy.
He must have had some inkling of what was happening.


Urban Dictionary: money pit

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money pit. Something of value, which, for some reason or another, has continued to absorb considerable amount of payments due to its continuing failure to live ...

prep (SCHOOL WORK)
noun [U] UK
school work that students, especially students at private school and public school, do at home or not during lesson time:
Have you got much prep tonight?


prep school noun [C]
in Britain, a private school (= a school paid for by parents not the government), for children, especially boys, between the ages of 7 and 13, who will then usually go to public school, and in the US, a private school for children over the age of 11, which prepares them to go to college


prep-time
noun [U] US
a period when teachers are at school but do not teach, and are therefore able to prepare for later classes
bluster
verb [I]
If the wind blusters, it blows fiercely:
A gale was blustering round the house.

blustery
adjective
very windy:
a blustery day
blustery weather


adj Definition: stormy
Antonyms: calm, still




inkling noun [C usually singularU]
when you think that something is true or likely to happen, although you are not certain:
[+ that] I didn't have the slightest inkling that she was unhappy.
He must have had some inkling of what was happening.



Definition of frisky in English:

adjective (friskierfriskiest)


Playful and full of energy:he bounds about like a frisky pup

a・plomb

発音plm | plm〕
[名][U]
1 自信;沈着, 冷静
do ... with aplomb
沈着に…する.
2 鉛直, 垂直.



adj Definition: stormy
Antonyms: calm, still


bluster[blus・ter]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[blʌ'stər]
[動](自)
1 〈人が〉(人に)どなり[いばり]散らす;(人を)どなっておどかす((at ...)).
2 〈波・風などが〉荒れ狂う, 騒ぐ
A typhoon blustered over the land.
台風がその地域一帯に吹き荒れた.
━━(他)〈人を〉どなりつける, …をどなって言う[弁護する]((out, forth));〈人を〉どなって[おどして](…)させる((into ...))
bluster out threats
おどし文句でどなる.
━━[名][U]
1 (波・風などの)荒れ狂い;騒々しさ.
2 どなりつけること, からいばり
all bluster, no bite
こけおどしばかりで実力のないやつ.
blus・ter・er
[名]
blus・ter・ing
Definition of bluster
verb





[no object]
  • talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect:you threaten and bluster, but won’t carry it through [with direct speech]:‘I don’t care what he says,’ I blustered
  • (of a storm, wind, or rain) blow or beat fiercely and noisily:a winter gale blustered against the sides of the house (as adjective blustering)the blustering wind

noun

[mass noun]
  • loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect:their threats contained a measure of bluster







Derivatives

blusterer
noun

Origin:

late Middle English: ultimately imitative

blunt[blunt]

  • レベル:大学入試程度
  • 発音記号[blʌ'nt]
[形](〜・er, 〜・est)
1 〈道具(の刃・先端など)が〉鈍い, なまくらの(⇔sharp);(先端が)丸い, ずんぐりした
a blunt knife
切れないナイフ
a blunt pencil
先の丸い鉛筆
blunt instrument [weapon]
鈍器.
2 〈言葉・態度などが〉ぶっきらぼうな, そっけない, 率直な(⇒FRANK1[類語]);〈人が〉無愛想な;〈人が〉鈍感な, のろい, うとい
a blunt answer
歯に衣(きぬ)着せぬ答え
putting [to put] it blunt
あからさまに言って
be blunt in one's human relations
人に接する態度がそっけない.
━━[動](他)
1 〈刃物の〉切れ味を鈍くする.
2 〈力・感受性などを〉鈍らせる, 弱める.
━━(自)鈍る.
[中英語blunt(のろい)]
blunt・ly
[副]無愛想に;あからさまに.
blunt・ness
[名]





Al Gore Is Back on the Market
The romantic one, that is. Politico reports that the former VP and his wife are splitting up after more than 40 years of marriage.

on the market
For sale; also, available for buying. For example, We've put the boat on the market, or This is the only tandem bicycle on the market right now. This phrase, first put as in the market, dates from the late 1600s; the first recorded use of the phrase with on was in 1891.

Also see
drug on the market. A commodity whose supply greatly exceeds the demand for it. For example, Now that asbestos is considered dangerous, asbestos tile is a drug on the market. The use of the noun drug in the sense of "something overabundant" (as opposed to a medicine or narcotic) dates from the mid-1600s, but the first record of the full expression, put as drug in the market, dates only from the 1830s.




politico


 
音節
po • lit • i • co
発音
pəlítikòu
[名](複 〜s, 〜es)政治屋.



market


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音節
mar • ket
発音
mɑ'ːrkit
レベル
最重要
marketの変化形
markets (複数形) • marketing (現在分詞) • markets (三人称単数現在)
marketの慣用句
come onto the market, go to market, hit the market, (全10件)
[名]
1 市場(いちば), 市(いち);市に集まった人々
a cattle market
家畜市場
go to market
(市場に)買い物に行く(▼「買い物に行く」は無冠詞がふつう).
2 ((米))食料品店, マーケット
a meat market
肉屋.
3 ((通例the 〜))(特定の商品を取引する)業界, 市場(しじょう);取引の場
the wheatthe oil] market
小麦[石油]市場
the stock market
株式市場
market mechanism
(財の需給関係で価格が決まる)市場メカニズム
market equilibrium
(財の需給の)市場均衡.
4 (特定の商品の)取引, 売買((in ...))
the market in wheat
小麦の取引.
5
(1) (商品への)需要, 売れ口((for ...))
a new market for cars
自動車の新たな需要.
(2) ((通例the 〜))(商品の)需要地, 販路, マーケット, …市場, (商品の)購買者数, 購買者層((for ...))
the homethe domestic] market
国内市場
the job [the labor] market
求職市場
the Japanese market for imported cars
輸入車の日本市場.
6
(1) ((通例the 〜))市価, 相場, 時価
at the market
市価[時価]で
The market has fallen.
相場[市価]が下落した.
(2) 市況, 商況, 景気
a bull market
上がり相場
an active [a brisk, a dull, a steady] market
活発な[活気ある, 沈滞した, 手堅い]市場.
7 ((one's 〜))((古))商機, 売買の機会[好機].
come onto the market
〈商品が〉市場に出る, 売りに出る.
go to market
(1) ⇒1
(2) ((略式))試みる, やってみる.
hit the market
発売される.
in the market for ...
…を買いたいと望んで
on the market
売りに出されて, 〈人々が〉購入できる.
on the open market
(制限なしに)自由に買える.
play the market
(株式市場で)投機をする.
price ... out of the market
売れなくなるほどの高値を…につける.
priced below market
市価を下回る値段で.
put ... on the market
…を売りに出す.
━━[動](自)市場で取引[売買]する;売る, 買う
go marketing
市場へ買い[売り]に行く;((米))ショッピングに行く.
━━(他)(←(自))〈商品を〉市場に出す;売り込む.
[ラテン語mercātūs (mercārē商う+-tus過去分詞語尾=商い)]

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