China Is the World’s Worst Polluter. Don’t Expect It to Be a Climate Crusader A2
Cajoled by the U.S. for years, China has become a convert on climate change. That doesn’t mean it will fill the void as the White House turns apostate.
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The little girl cajoled her father into buying her a new dress.
Brandon McInerney given 21-year sentence as part of plea bargain.
[動](他)〈人を〉甘言でつる［だます］, おだてて（…）させる((into doing))；〈人を〉おだてて（…を）やめさせる［巻き上げる］((out of ...))
［フランス語cajoler（カシドリのようにべちゃくちゃしゃべる）. もとはおそらく擬声語. △CACKLE］
tr.v., -joled, -jol·ing, -joles.
- To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language.
- To elicit or obtain by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language: The athlete cajoled a signing bonus out of the team's owner.
[French cajoler, possibly blend of Old French cageoler, to chatter like a jay (from geai, jai, jay; see jay2) and Old French gaioler, to lure into a cage (from gaiole, jaiole, cage; see jail).]
v., -flat·ed, -flat·ing, -flates. v.tr.
- To release contained air or gas from.
- To collapse by releasing contained air or gas.
- To reduce or lessen the size or importance of: Losing the contest deflated my ego.
- To reduce the amount or availability of (currency or credit), effecting a decline in prices.
- To produce deflation in (an economy).
To be or become deflated: The balloon deflated slowly.
deflator de·fla'tor n.
Reflation is the act of stimulating the economy by increasing the money supply or by reducing taxes, seeking to bring the economy (specifically price level) back up to the long-term trend, following a dip in the business cycle. It is the opposite of disinflation, which seeks to return the economy back down to the long-term trend.
I already looked much older than my age and I'd wheedle my way into nightclubs.
verb [I; T + adverb or preposition] DISAPPROVING
to try to persuade someone to do something or give you something by praising them or being intentionally charming:
She's one of those children who can wheedle you into giving her anything she wants.
She wasn't invited, but somehow she managed to wheedle her way in.
I tried all manner of different approaches - I wheedled, threatened, demanded, cajoled.
I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.