2017年2月3日 星期五

consigliere, vitriol, beforehand



The events at Berkeley Wednesday night have been a boon to Milos Yiannopoulos, of Breitbart News, and to Steve Bannon, formerly head of Breitbart News and now Trump’s consigliere.
As you may recall, Berkeley gave Yiannopoulos a major forum to spout his racist and misogynistic vitriol – but police had to cancel his talk just beforehand because about 150 masked agitators threw Molotov cocktails, smashed windows where Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak, and threw rocks and fir⋯⋯



beforehand
bɪˈfɔːhand/
adverb
  1. before an action or event; in advance.
    "rooms must be booked beforehand"

vitriol
ˈvɪtrɪəl/
noun
  1. 1.
    bitter criticism or malice.
    "her mother's sudden gush of fury and vitriol"
  2. 2.
    archaicliterary
    sulphuric acid.
    "it was as if his words were spraying vitriol on her face"


consigliere
ˌkɒnsɪˈljɛːreɪ/
noun
  1. a member of a Mafia family who serves as an adviser to the leader and resolves disputes within the family.

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