2016年10月5日 星期三

moderate, contraception, firmly believed

Bipartisan Deal Eases Way For Stimulus Bill in Senate
  • With the election just weeks away, support for Donald J. Trump has plunged across the swing-state map, and especially among moderate voters and women.

"Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know."
-- Michel de Montaigne

Humanist, skeptic, acute observer of himself and others, Michel de Montaigne (1533—92) was the first to use the term “essay” to refer to the form he pioneered, and he has remained one of its most famous practitioners. He reflected on the great themes of existence in his wise and engaging writings, his subjects ranging from proper conversation and good reading, to the raising of children and the endurance of pain, from solitude, destiny, time, and custom, to truth, consciousness, and death. Having stood the test of time, his essays continue to influence writers nearly five hundred years later. Also included in this complete edition of his works are Montaigne’s letters and his travel journal, fascinating records of the experiences and contemplations that would shape and infuse his essays. Montaigne speaks to us always in a personal voice in which his virtues of tolerance, moderation, and understanding are dazzlingly manifest. Donald M. Frame’s masterful translation is widely acknowledged to be the classic English version.
Against a backdrop of rising unemployment, Senate Democrats struck a hard-won deal yesterday with a handful of Republican moderates to scale back spending in a massive economic stimulus bill, virtually guaranteeing Senate passage of the legislation but also ensuring arduous final negotiations with...
(By Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post)



Standard Chartered Subdued
Standard Chartered said wholesale-banking and wealth-management income slowed in the third quarter as growth in Asia moderated.


Some of these arguments are obvious cheap shots. John Boehner, the House minority leader, has already made headlines with one such shot: looking at an $825 billion plan to rebuild infrastructure, sustain essential services and more, he derided a minor provision that would expand Medicaid family-planning services — and called it a plan to “spend hundreds of millions of dollars on contraceptives.”反對者提出的反對論點,有些顯然是爛招。例如歐巴馬的八千兩百五十億美元振興經濟方案,眾院少數黨領袖貝納挑了一個無關緊要的條款找碴,稱一項擴大國民醫療補助中家庭計畫的項目,是「花大錢買避孕藥」。

moderate (OPINIONS)

describes a person whose opinions, especially their political ones, are not extreme and are therefore acceptable to a large number of people:
He is well-known as a moderate in the party.

moderate
The party leader is an extreme left-winger, but her deputy is more moderate in her views.

moderate (REDUCE)
verb [I or T]
to (cause to) become less in size, strength, or force; to reduce something:
There have been repeated calls for the president to moderate his stance on contraception.
Weather conditions have moderated, making a rescue attempt possible.

moderation
noun [U] SLIGHTLY FORMAL
We can't sail until there is some moderation of the storm.
mod・er・ate


 
━━ a. 穏健な, (量・程度が)適度の, (質が)中くらいの, 普通の; 〔婉曲〕 (能力,収入などが)あまり高くない; おだやかな.
━━ n. (政治的・宗教的に)穏健な人.
━━ v. 和らげる[ぐ], 程よくする[なる]; (言葉などを)慎む; 司会する.
moderate breeze 【気象】和風.
moderate gale 【気象】強風.
mod・er・ate・ly ━━ ad. 適度に, 中くらいに.
mod・er・a・tion
 ━━ n. 適度; 緩和; 穏健さ; 〔英〕 (pl.; しばしばModerations) ((複数扱い)) (Oxford大学で)BAの第一次取得試験 (Honour Moderations) ((略 Mods)).
in moderation 適度に.
mod・er・a・tor
 ━━ n. 調停者; 調節器; 【コンピュータ】モデレータ; 司会者, 議長; (長老派教会会議の)議長; (Oxford大学の)BA試験委員; 【物】減速材[物質].


contraception 避孕
n.
Intentional prevention of conception or impregnation through the use of various devices, agents, drugs, sexual practices, or surgical procedures.


contraception 
noun [U]
(the use of) any of various methods intended to prevent a woman becoming pregnant:
They offer impartial advice on contraception.
What is the most reliable form/method of contraception?

contraceptive
noun [C]
any of various devices or drugs intended to prevent pregnancy:
The clinic provides a free supply of contraceptives on request.

contraceptive 
adjective
a contraceptive device/pill

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