2017年6月23日 星期五

degenerate, scrofulous, caricaturist

Home library goals.


I have a hard time getting rid of books, and if you’re reading this space, you probably do too. As Summer Brennan put it, “what kind of degenerate only wants to own 30 books (or fewer) …
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"Every decision is like surgery," [Peter] Drucker wrote in The Effective Executive, his 1967 classic. "It is an intervention into a system and therefore carries with it the risk of shock. One does not make unnecessary decisions any more than a good surgeon does unnecessary surgery." And yet, despite the dangers, Drucker was quick to add that "one has to make a decision when a condition is likely to degenerate if nothing is done."





After leaving Oxford without a degree and marrying a widow 20 years older than himself, he tried, disastrously, to start a school. Ungainly, scrofulous and afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome, Johnson provided the same easy target for schoolboys that he later would for caricaturists.

scrofulous
adj.
  1. Relating to, affected with, or resembling scrofula.
  2. Morally degenerate; corrupt: “a scrofulous, grim, darkly funny burlesque on art, celebrity, and love” (Stephen Schiff).
scrofulously scrof'u·lous·ly adv.
scrofulousness scrof'u·lous·ness n.


car・i・ca・ture



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━━ n. 風刺画[文]; 戯画; 漫画(化); (ばかばかしいほど)不十分な[不正確な]模倣, まがい物[偽物]; 模倣.
━━ vt. 漫画化する, 風刺する.
car・i・ca・tur・ist ━━ n.


scrof・u・la



━━ n. 【医】腺病, るいれき.
scrof・u・lous ━━ a. るいれきの[にかかった]; 病的な; 堕落した.


degenerate 
verb [I]
to become worse in quality:
Educational standards are degenerating year by year because of a lack of funds.
What was intended as a peaceful demonstration rapidly degenerated into violence.

degenerate 
adjective
having low standards of behaviour:
a degenerate young man

degenerate 
noun [C] FORMAL DISAPPROVING
someone with low standards of behaviour:
They're just moral degenerates with no sense of decency.

degeneration
noun [S or U]
the process by which something gets worse:
There has been a gradual degeneration of the judicial system in the last few years.
High blood pressure can cause degeneration of the heart muscles.

degenerative
adjective
describes an illness in which the body or a part of the body gradually stops working:
a degenerative disease/condition

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