2018年4月30日 星期一

evict, at behest, reprieve, melanoma, drawbacks, strong-arm tactics

To Build Dubai of the Balkans, Serbia Deploys Bulldozers and Baseball Bats
The government’s plan to make Belgrade a playground for the rich involves foreign money and evicting residents with what critics call strong-arm tactics.

Emmanuel Macron’s Win in France Offers a Reprieve for Europe’s Single Currency

Europe’s French Reprieve A10

Macron beats Le Pen, but without growth the extremes will be back.

At the behest of the biggest Too Big To Fail banks and as part of the House’s new spending bill, a measure to restrict banks' risky behavior is on the verge of being repealed.
Muhammad Morsi, the Muslim Brother evicted earlier this month by the generals at the apparent behest of many millions of Egyptians in the street,was democratically elected, yet did his best to flout the norms of democracy during his short stint as president.

Spain unveiled a package of regulatory overhauls, tax increases and spending cuts for 2013, gaining a shortterm market reprieve as concerns mount over Prime Minister Rajoy's ability to stabilize the economy.

California Lawmakers Give Amazon Tax ReprieveTaiwan tries to cut Iranian oil imports at behest of the US
A Reprieve for Unemployed Borrowers
An extension of forbearance programs by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac gives short-term aid to unemployed homeowners, but housing counselors warn of drawbacks.

Coffee shops love foreigners

Dutch coffee shops are struggling to retain customers as the government
steps up efforts to ban foreigners from their establishments. Now the top
Dutch court ruled in favor of an owner in one case, but it may only be a

The DW-WORLD.DE Article

After Long Fight, Drug Gives Sudden Reprieve By AMY HARMON The trial of a melanoma drug offers a glimpse at a new kind of therapy tailored to the genetic profile of a cancer.

Microsoft Gets Reprieve in Patent Case
A federal appeals court affirmed a jury verdict that Microsoft Outlook infringed an Alcatel-Lucent patent, but threw out a $358 million damages award.

on Page 45: " ... when the death sentence had been pronounced there was a strong chance of a reprieve at the request of the judge, or at the behest of a highly placed patron"


Ben Bernanke
The Federal Reserve unexpectedly announced Friday that it has approved a half-percentage point cut in its discount rate on loans to banks, the kind of move that many on Wall Street had been clamoring for. The decision came as stock markets have been whipsawed by speculation about which mortgage lender or hedge fund could be the next to fall victim to the recent credit crunch.-->

Stock-index futures (期貨) rallied in premarket trading Friday, as did shares of financial firms such as Citigroup and Lehman Brothers.


noun [C]
1 an official order that stops or delays the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner:
He was sentenced to death but was granted a last-minute reprieve.

2 an escape from a bad situation or experience:
The injection provided a temporary reprieve from the pain.

verb [T]
1 to stop or delay the punishment, especially by death, of a prisoner

2 to provide something or someone with an escape from a bad situation or experience, especially to delay or stop plans to close or end something:
The threatened hospitals could now be reprieved.
  • [ripríːv]

1 ((主に受身))〈特に死刑囚の〉刑執行を猶予する[取り消す].
2 〈人を〉一時的に(苦痛・危険などから)救う((from ...)).
1 刑執行の猶予[取り消し], 処刑延期(令状).
2 (心配などの)一時的軽減, 一時のがれ.

Melanoma (pronounced /ˌmɛləˈnoʊmə/ ( listen)) is a malignant tumor of melanocytes which are found predominantly in skin but also in the bowel and the eye (see uveal melanoma). It is one of the less common types of skin cancer but causes the majority (75%) of skin cancer related deaths.[1] Melanocytes are normally present in skin, being responsible for the production of the dark pigment melanin.[2] Despite many years of intensive laboratory and clinical research, the greatest chance of cure is in the early surgical resection of thin tumors.


Syllabification: (e·vict)
Pronunciation: /iˈvikt/
[with object]
  • expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law:he had court orders to evict the trespassers from three camps

Pronunciation: /-tər/


late Middle English (in the sense 'recover property, or the title to property, by legal process'): from Latin evict- 'overcome, defeated', from the verb evincere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + vincere 'conquer'


Syllabification: (be·hest)
Pronunciation: /biˈhest/

  • a person’s orders or command:they had assembled at his behest the slaughter of the male children at the behest of Herod


Old English behǣs 'a vow', from a Germanic base meaning 'bid'; related to hight



behest (plural behests)
  1. A command, bidding; sometimes also, an authoritative request. [from 12th c.]  [quotations ▼]