2016年9月25日 星期日

chum, chummy, “devoured”, dormitory, frostiness

Over the past eight years, former President George W. Bush and First Lady Michelle Obama have been seen becoming increasingly chummy.

WWW.CNN.COM|由 CAROLINE KENNY, CNN 上傳
史無前例第一次,英國在任首相面對質疑公布了他任期個人收入和稅務資料。此時透明對他是否有利?


Japan's media have always been chummy with government, now they are climbing into bed



"Conflict of interest" is an alien concept
ECON.ST


"I’m not yet ready to be devoured by the language of capitalism."

With even our culture minister admitting defeat, perhaps it’s time I learned to live with Anglicisation – but it won’t be easy
THEGUARDIAN.COM|由 JESSICA REED 上傳

Despite memories of decades of Cold War frostiness, Beijing is now quite chummy with Moscow




Decoding Insider Information and Other Secrets of Old School Chums
Associate Professors Lauren H. Cohen and Christopher J. Malloy study how social connections affect important decisions and, ultimately, how those connections help shape the economy. Their research shows that it's possible to make better stock picks simply by knowing whether two industry players went to the same college or university. What's more, knowing whether two congressional members share an alma mater can help predict the outcome of pending legislation on the Senate floor.


Fiji for the Rest of Us
Many Fiji resorts have a secret of sorts: a two-tier system with private cabanas for well-heeled travelers but also shared dorm rooms for those on a budget.


Tony Blair’s memoir is part psychodrama, part treatise on the frustrations of leadership in a modern democracy. It is written in a chummy style with touches of Mills & Boon. Blair reveals, for example, how he “devoured” Cherie with animal passion on the night he decided to pursue the leadership of the Labour party in 1994. The book’s broader purpose is to preserve his legacy, settling scores, justifying the war against Iraq, and mounting a defiant plea to his party to keep faith with New Labour.
托尼•布莱尔(Tony Blair)的自传一定程度上是出于发泄目的的心理剧,同时也在论述现代民主国家领导人面临的种种挫折。该书以一种亲密的口吻写就,带有米尔斯与布恩出版 公司(Mills & Boon)招牌式的言情风格。例如,布莱尔在书中透露,1994年,在自己决定角逐工党领袖的那个晚上,他是如何像野兽一样把妻子切丽(Cherie) “生吞活剥”的。此书更宏大的目标是想让自己的政治遗产得以传承,清算旧帐,为伊拉克战争辩护,以及向工党成员发出大胆的呼吁——不要丧失对“新工党” (New Labour)的信心。


Relations between Carl C. Icahn and Leon Black, the founder of Apollo Management, may be strained by legal wrangling these days, but The Deal has found a YouTube video that shows how chummy the two deal-makers have been in the past.

chummy
adj.-mi·er-mi·est.
Intimate; friendly.
chummily chum'mi·ly adv.
chumminess chum'mi·ness n.






devourLine breaks: de¦vour
Pronunciation: /dɪˈvaʊə/



Definition of devour in English:

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
1Eat (food or preyhungrily or quickly:he devoured half of his burger in one bite
1.1(Of fire or a similar force) destroy completely:the hungry flames devoured the old house

2Read quickly and eagerly:she spent her evenings devouring the classics
3(be devoured) Be totally absorbed by a powerfulfeeling:she was devoured by need

Origin

Middle English: from Old French devorer, from Latindevorare, from de- 'down' + vorare 'to swallow'.
Derivatives




devourer


frosty



Line breaks: frosty
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒsti/

ADJECTIVE (frostierfrostiest)



1(Of the weather) very cold, with frost forming on surfaces:a cold and frosty morning
1.1
Covered with or as if with frost:the dog crouched in the frosty grass
2Cold and unfriendly in manner:Sebastian gave her a frosty look
Derivatives
frostily
ADVERB

frostiness
NOUN



dorm

(dôrm) pronunciation
n. Informal
A dormitory.
n. - 寄宿舎, 共同寝室

DEVchum
(chŭm) pronunciation
n.
An intimate friend or companion.

intr.v., chummed, chum·ming, chums.
    1. To be an intimate friend.
    2. To display good-natured friendliness: chummed around with the other teammates.
  1. To share the same room, as in a dormitory.
[Perhaps short for chamber fellow, roommate.]



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