2016年11月7日 星期一

hysteric, hisssterics, inchoate

“The more we understand about the realities of the political process, the better informed our votes will be. And then, presumably, in some very diffuse, very inchoate way, the better our country will be.” —Robert Caro




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A special seminar held by the American Anthropological Association to discuss Mr. Tierney's book attracted almost a thousand people, who listened to a confusing, sometimes hysterical welter of charges and countercharges, many by people who had not read the work of either Mr. Tierney or Mr. Chagnon. One thing that was not provided: actual data from the Yanomamö that refuted Mr. Chagnon's ideas.


inchoate
ɪnˈkəʊeɪt,ˈɪnk-,-ət/
adjective
  1. 1.
    just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
    "a still inchoate democracy"
  2. 2.
    LAW
    (of an offence, such as incitement or conspiracy) anticipating or preparatory to a further criminal act.


hysteric
hɪˈstɛrɪk/
noun
plural noun: hysterics
  1. 1.
    informal
    a wildly emotional and exaggerated reaction.
    "the widow had hysterics and the inquest was wrapped up quickly"
    synonyms:hysteria, wildness, feverishness, irrationality, frenzy, loss of control, loss of reason;More
  2. 2.
    a person suffering from hysteria.

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