2017年2月10日 星期五

shun, publicity, disparage, devalue, propaganda



President Xi Jinping of China, Stung by Trump's Taiwan Call, Is Said to Shun Talks
New York Times
Stung by Mr. Trump's unorthodox telephone call with the president of Taiwan and his subsequent assertion that the United States might no longer ...



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5. Prohibited Uses. You shall not, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to:

(xi) engage in any action or practice that reflects poorly on Google or otherwise disparages or devalues Google’s reputation or goodwill.




Those who shun retirement grow fast.
改变了整个劳动力市场的人口结构
英国《金融时报》诺尔玛·科恩(Norma Cohen)报道


China's Propaganda Department calls itself the Publicity Department.

publicity
pʌbˈlɪsɪti/
noun
  1. notice or attention given to someone or something by the media.

    "the case attracted wide publicity in the press"
    • the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes.

      "a publicity campaign"


    • material or information used for advertising or promotional purposes.

      "we distributed publicity from a stall in the marketplace"

shun 
verb [T] -nn-
1 to avoid something:
She has shunned publicity since she retired from the theatre.

2 to ignore someone and not speak to them because you cannot accept their behaviour, beliefs, etc:
After the trial he was shunned by friends and family alike.

disparage 
verb [T]
to criticize someone or something in a way that shows you do not respect or value them:
The actor's work for charity has recently been disparaged in the press as an attempt to get publicity.

disparaging 
adjective
critical, in a way that shows you do not respect or value someone:
disparaging remarksdevalue (NOT VALUE)
verb [T]
to cause someone or something not to be valued or considered important:
I don't want to devalue your achievement, but you seem to have passed your exam without really doing any work.

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