2017年8月2日 星期三

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Gerald Herbert/Associated Press
The Caucus

Heeeere’s Barack...

President Obama visited Jay Leno’s “Tonight” show and assailed an “attitude of entitlement” on Wall Street.

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"Listen, everyone is entitled to my opinion." — Madonna

For Iraqi Journalists: Free Press vs. Free Land By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
Iraq’s land-for-journalists program illustrates the challenges democratic principles face when they clash with entitlements that were never before questioned.


Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform

President-elect Barack Obama pledged yesterday to shape a new Social Security and Medicare "bargain" with the American people, saying that the nation's long-term economic recovery cannot be attained unless the government finally gets control over its most costly entitlement programs.
(By Michael D. Shear, The Washington Post)


Obama Says He Will Seek Overhaul of Retiree Spending

By JEFF ZELENY and JOHN HARWOOD
Should the president-elect take on a serious effort to address the growing costs of entitlement programs, he would be opening up a potentially risky battle.
The Los Angeles Times leads with a look at how hospitals are feeling the effects of the economic downturn as more patients are choosing to postpone medical care and are foregoing elective procedures. The story focuses on California but points out hospitals across the country are hurting due to the "the financial, economic and government crises" that are "hitting at once."



Want Autographs? This Man Could Help

Jack Smalling has undertaken a decades-long effort to collect the home address of every living major league baseball player, umpire, manager and coach.



Mad Max's Justice Department
 
IMAGINE A PLACE where soldiers are entitled to burst through doors without warrants and citizens can be locked away without trial. Imagine that the leader of this place has the power to silence dissenters and the press and has the right to keep duly elected legislators from having a voice in thes... 
(The Washington Post)


duly
adverb
in the correct way or at the correct time; as expected:
He knew he had been wrong, and duly apologized.
She asked for his autograph and he duly obliged by signing her programme.
autograph
noun [C]
a signature of a famous person:
Did you get his autograph?

autograph
verb [T]
to write your signature on something for someone else to keep:
I got her to autograph my T-shirt.
She gave me an autographed photograph of herself.


assail
əˈseɪl/
verb
past tense: assailed; past participle: assailed
  1. make a concerted or violent attack on.
    "the Scots army assailed Edward's army from the rear"
    • (of an unpleasant feeling or physical sensation) come upon (someone) suddenly and strongly.
      "she was assailed by doubts and regrets"

    • criticize strongly.
    • "he assailed a group of editors for their alleged excesses"

entitle (ALLOW)
verb [T]
to give someone the right to do or have something:
Being unemployed entitles you to free medical treatment.
[+ to infinitive] The employer is entitled to ask for references.

entitled 
adjective [+ to infinitive]
I felt entitled (= I felt I had the right) to know how my own money is being spent!

entitlement 
noun [C or U]
something that you have right to do or have, or when you have the right to do or have something:
pension/holiday entitlements
Managers have generous leave entitlement.

en・ti・tle



 
━━ vt. 称号を与える; 題をつける; 権利[資格]を与える.
be entitled to …に対する権利[資格]がある.
en・ti・tle・ment ━━ n.



elect 
verb [T]
1 to decide on or choose, especially to choose a person for a particular job, by voting:
The Government is elected for a five-year term of office.
[+ as + noun] We elected him as our representative.
[+ noun] She was elected Chair of the Board of Governors.
[+ to infinitive] The group elected one of its members to be their spokesperson.

2 FORMAL elect to do sth to choose to do a particular thing:
She elected to take early retirement instead of moving to the new location.

the elect plural noun
1 FORMAL in the Bible, people who are chosen by God

2 HUMOROUS any group of people who have been specially chosen for their particular qualities

-elect
suffix
president-elect/prime minister-elect, etc. the person who has been voted to be president, prime minster, etc. but has not yet started work:
The President-elect has been preparing to take office in January.
Compare designate.

electable
adjective
Clinton's youthful image made him an extremely electable candidate.

election
noun [C or U]
a time when people vote in order to choose someone for a political or official job:
The Government is expected to call an election (= allow the country to vote) very soon.
Local government elections will take place in May.
The first election results have started to come in.
See also by-election; general election.

electioneering
noun [U] MAINLY DISAPPROVING
the activity of trying to persuade people to vote for a particular political party:
The M.P.'s speech was dismissed by her opponents as crude electioneering.

elective 
adjective FORMAL
voted for or chosen:
an elective office
elective surgery

elector
noun [C]
a person who votes:
At this election many eighteen-year-olds will become electors for the first time.
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"With the arrival of a German-speaking Elector of Hanover, strongly committed to intervention abroad and Whiggism at home, such pretences became difficult to sustain"

e・lec・tor



 
━━ n. 選挙人, 有権者; 〔米〕 大統領選挙委員; 【ドイツ史】選帝侯.
e・lec・tor・al ━━ a. 選挙(人)の; 選帝侯の.
electoral college 大統領[副大統領]選挙団.
electoral roll [register] 選挙人名簿.
electoral vote 大統領選挙団による大統領および副大統領選挙.


electoral 
adjective [before noun]
relating to an election:
the electoral system
electoral law/reform/gains/defeat

electorate
group noun [C usually singular]
all the people who are allowed to vote:
The present voting system distorts the wishes of the electorate.



procedure 
noun
1 [C or U] a set of actions which is the official or accepted way of doing something:
The company has new procedures for dealing with complaints.
You must follow correct procedure at all times.

2 [C] a medical operation:
It's a routine/standard surgical procedure.

3 [C] SPECIALIZED in computing, part of a program which performs a particular job and which is operated by the main part of the program when it is needed

procedural 
adjective
procedural errors/matters

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