2017年6月4日 星期日

alacrity, interfere, assail, assailant, annoying, nettlesome, wield, knife-wielding,

7 Killed and Dozens Hurt in the Assault Near London Bridge

  • Britain’s leader, Theresa May, vowed a sweeping review of the nation’s counterterrorism strategy after the attack, which ISIS said was carried out by “a detachment” of its “fighters.”
  • The police shot and killed the three assailants within minutes. Officers arrested 12 people on Sunday.

"The first debate impends, and the odds that Donald J. Trump may be elected President appear to be narrowing. I will cast my own vote for Hillary Clinton with alacrity and confidence," Roger Angell writes.

Mark Twain—author of classic American novels—died on April 21st 1910. His autobiography, published 100 years after his death, reveals a man unafraid to skewer the church, Congress and any acquaintances that wronged him

Samuel Clemens—better known as Mark Twain—died on this day in 1910

In New York City, mastering the art of riding the subway requires a bit of practice, alacrity, and luck.

British warplanes are about to start bombing Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, the country Britain withdrew its forces from with such alacrity and relief in 2011. This was decided by a House of Commons vote on September 26th. The verdict was overwhelming; yet the day-long debate that preceded it suggested Britain's latest military campaign has been launched reluctantly http://econ.st/1utH3H0
Iran Arrests Reformers as Huge Protests Continue
Iran arrested prominent critics as protests continued. Meanwhile, Tehran accused Washington for the first time of interfering in the postelection dispute.

Wells Fargo's chairman, Richard M. Kovacevich, assailed the government for imposing new restrictions on financial institutions that receive federal bailout money and called a federal plan to subject big banks to stress tests "asinine."

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Iranian Leader, Visiting Iraq, Assails Bush
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said U.S. problems in the Middle East would worsen as long as President Bush accused Iran of interfering in Iraq.

Yet some aspects of the assaults — the alacrity with which they were copied by new assailants, to cite one example — raised questions among some Chinese about whether something else was at work here. Curiously, the four attacks in March and April mirror a series of assaults in August and September 2004, in which students in four other schools and a day care center were attacked by knife-wielding men who stabbed dozens of children.

'Cosmic Constitutional Theory'

A conservative judge assails constitutional theories espoused by both the left and the right.

wield (wēld) pronunciation
tr.v., wield·ed, wield·ing, wields.
  1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
  2. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively. See synonyms at handle.
[Middle English welden, from Old English wealdan, to rule, and wieldan, to govern.]
wieldable wield'a·ble adj.
wielder wield'er n.


Pronunciation: /ˈnɛtlsəm/


chiefly US
causing annoyance or difficulty:nettlesome regional disputes
Causing irritation or annoyance.
Synonyms:annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, pesky, pestering, vexatious, plaguy, teasing, pestiferous
Usage:As punishment, I was given the nettlesome task of filling out each of the forms in triplicate.

1 [T] to attack someone violently or criticize someone strongly:
The victim had been assailed with repeated blows to the head and body.
He was assailed with insults and abuse as he left the court.

2 [T often passive] to cause someone to experience a lot of unpleasant things:
to be assailed by doubts/fears/problems


 ━━ vt. 襲う, 襲撃する; (ことばで)非難する; に決然と当たる. as・sail・a・ble ━━ a.
as・sail・ant, as・sail・er ━━ n. 攻撃者.
as・sail・ment ━━ n.

verb [I]
to involve yourself in a situation when your involvement is not wanted or is not helpful:
It's their problem and I'm not going to interfere.
I'd never interfere UK between a husband and wife/US with a husband and wife.
Interfering in other people's relationships is always a mistake.

noun [U]
1 when someone tries to interfere in a situation:
She seems to regard any advice or help from me as interference.
The government's interference in the strike has been widely criticized.

2 noise or other electronic signals that stop you from getting good pictures or sound on a television or radio

adjective [before noun]
describes someone who gets involved in other people's lives in an unwanted and annoying way:
He's an interfering old busybody - who I go out with is none of his business!
━━ vi. (利害などが)衝突する; 干渉する ((in, with)); じゃまする ((with)); 勝手にいじる[さわる]; 調停する; 【フットボール】(不法)妨害する.
interfere with 〔英〕 (異性に)いたずらする.
in・ter・fer・ence ━━ n. 妨害 ((with)); 衝突 ((with)); 干渉, 介入 ((in, with)); 【無電】混信(電波); 【フットボール】(不法)妨害.
in・ter・fer・ing ━━ a. おせっかいな; 妨害[衝突]する.

Syllabification: (in·ter·fere)
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈfi(ə)r/

Definition of interfere


[no object]
  • 1 (interfere with) prevent (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried out properly:a job would interfere with his studies
  • (of a thing) strike against (something) when working; get in the way of:the rotors are widely separated and do not interfere with one another
  • handle or adjust (something) without permission, especially so as to cause damage:he admitted interfering with a van
  • Law attempt to bribe or intimidate (a witness).
  • 2take part or intervene in an activity without invitation or necessity:she tried not to interfere in her children’s lives
  • 3 Physics (of light or other electromagnetic waveforms) mutually act upon each other and produce interference:light pulses interfere constructively in a fiber to emit a pulse
  • cause interference to a broadcast radio signal.
  • 4 (interfere withBritish sexually molest or assault (someone, especially a child or young person) (used euphemistically).
  • 5(of a horse) knock one foot against the fetlock of another leg.

late Middle English: from Old French s'entreferir 'strike each other', from entre- 'between' + ferir (from Latin ferire 'to strike')


Line breaks: alac|rity
Pronunciation: /əˈlakrɪti /

Brisk and cheerful readiness:she accepted the invitation with alacrity


late Middle English: from Latin alacritas, from alacer'brisk'.