2016年8月11日 星期四

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Uses of shell firms range from the benign to the nefarious

Financial manoeuvres in the dark world of offshore companies
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In Charge for Wife of Chinese Ex-Leader, Sign of an Old Tactic
By ANDREW JACOBS 9:01 PM ET
In formally accusing her in a poisoning death, the government put Gu Kailai in a well-worn Chinese framework: the conniving vixen whose greed derailed her husband’s career.

 

 

 Olivastro: Obama-care Mindlessness - Pt. I
GOPUSA
... for nefarious purposes') - data collection is consistent with the basics of quality management as developed and taught by American W. Edwards Deming.

 

 

 

A Noble Panda Takes On a Nightmare Enemy

By A. O. SCOTT
Po, the hero of "Kung Fu Panda 2," works out his identity crisis and faces Shen, the villainous peacock who has conducted a campaign of genocide against pandas.



'Confessions of a Sociopath'
By M. E. THOMAS
Reviewed by JON RONSON
A self-professed sociopath (noncriminal) describes her charm, intelligence and absence of emotion.

Likability may be the currency of movie stardom, but most actors agree that the juiciest roles often belong to the villains.


Karma Calling: Interviews
The only feature film screened twice at the AAIFF 2009, Sarba Das' Karma Calling follows the story of a Hindu family in Hoboken, New Jersey, in denial about their credit card debt. We caught up with Barnali Das, who plays the oldest daughter Sonal Raj, and Parvesh Cheena who plays the villainous call center operator, Peter Patnick (or Promod Pattanayaka).





The Hollywood Issue: Behind the Scenes

Home wrecker. Madman. Sociopath. Menacing dummy. Vixen. Hothead. Tyrant. Vamp. Asylum nurse. Fire starter. Invisible man. Outlaw. Tycoon. Share your thoughts.





professed

Pronunciation: /prəˈfɛst/
Translate professed | into Italian
Definition of professed

adjective

  • 1(of a quality, feeling, or belief) claimed openly but often falsely:for all her professed populism, she was seen as remote from ordinary people
  • 2(of a person) openly declared to be:a professed and conforming Anglican
  • (of a monk or nun) having taken the vows of a religious order: a professed nun
  • archaic claiming to be qualified as a particular specialist; professional.





sociopath


Definition of sociopath




noun

  • a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behaviour.

Derivatives






sociopathic


Pronunciation: /-ˈpaθɪk/
adjective





sociopathy

noun

ne·far·i·ous

[ni-fair-ee-uhs] Show IPA
adjective
extremely wicked or villainous; iniquitous: a nefarious plot.

vixen(vĭk'sən) pronunciation
n.
  1. A female fox.
  2. A woman regarded as quarrelsome, shrewish, or malicious.
[From dialectal alteration of Middle English fixen, from Old English fyxe.]
vixenish vix'en·ish adj.
vixenishly vix'en·ish·ly adv.
vixenishness vix'en·ish·ness n.
WORD HISTORY Why does the word fox begin with f but its female counterpart, vixen, begin with v? The answer lies in English dialects. In the speech of Devon, Somerset, and Cornwall, counties of southern England, words that begin with the voiceless fricative sounds (f) and (s) are pronounced instead with voicing, as (v) and (z). (The local rendering of the county name Somerset, in fact, is "Zomerzet.") The voicing is due to a Middle English sound change and may have roots even earlier. At least three examples of this dialectal pronunciation have entered standard English: vat, vane, and vixen. The first of these is a variant of an earlier word fat; the pronunciation with (f) was still used in the 19th century before being displaced by the southern pronunciation (văt). Vane, which used to mean "flag," has a cognate in the German word for "flag," Fahne, showing the original f. Vixen, finally, represents the southern pronunciation of a word that goes back to Old English fyxe, the feminine of fox. It was formed by a change in the root vowel of fox and the addition of a suffix -e or -en. Besides being one of the rare southern English dialect forms to have come into standard English, vixen is also the only survival of this type of feminine noun in the modern language.


villain[vil・lain]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[vílən]
(▼発音注意)[名]
1 悪党, 悪者, 悪漢, ならず者;((略式・主におどけて))((子供・動物をさして))いたずらもの, いたずらっ子, 野郎;((英略式))犯罪者
You villain!
この悪党が
You little villain!
この悪たれめ.
2 ((the 〜))(劇・小説などの)悪役, 悪玉
the villain of the piece
問題の元凶, 張本人
the chief villain in the pollution scenario
公害の元凶
be cast as the villain
(かたき)役を演じる.
3 《歴史》農奴(villein).


villainous Pronunciation (adjective) Extremely wicked.
Synonyms:nefarious
Usage:A villainous band of thieves targeted our neighborhood and in one night made off with 17 cars.



connive[con・nive]

  • 発音記号[kənáiv]
[動](自)
1 [connive at A]〈A(悪事など)を〉見て見ぬふりをする, 黙視[黙認]する;大目[寛大, 同情的]に見る
connive at embezzlement
使い込みを見て見ぬふりをする.
2 (人と)(ひそかに)共謀する((with ...));(…しようと)陰謀を企てる((at, in ..., to do))
Mr. Smith connived with his boss to trap me. [=Mr. Smith and his boss connived to trap me. ]
スミス氏と彼の上司はひそかに共謀して私を陥れようとした.
con・nív・er
[名]陰謀家;黙認者.
con・nív・ing
[形]悪だくみにたけた, 陰険な.

wéll-wórn[wéll-wórn]

[形]
1 使い古した
well-worn shoes
はき古した靴.
2 身についた.
3 陳腐な.

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