2017年6月6日 星期二

reflation, deflate, cajole, plead, wheedle, plea bargain, bargain-basement

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.

Japan’s No. 1 Reflationist Does a Victory Dance3




Boston Globe Is Another Metro Paper Gone Local

By CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY and DAVID CARR

The sale continues a recent trend in the struggling newspaper industry: newspapers being returned to local owners, often at bargain-basement prices.


The little girl cajoled her father into buying her a new dress.


California Teen Pleads Guilty to Killing Gay Classmate


Brandon McInerney given 21-year sentence as part of plea bargain.


 

bargain basement

noun
a store or part of a store where goods are sold cheaply: [as modifier]:bargain-basement prices

cajole[ca・jole] 

  • 発音記号[kədʒóul]

[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 ...))
cajole her into buying a dress
うまく言って彼女にドレスを買わせる
cajole one's father out of money [=cajole money out of one's father
うまく言いくるめて父親から金を巻き上げる.
[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
ca・jole・ment
[名]
ca・jól・er
[名]


ca·jole (kə-jōl') pronunciation
tr.v., -joled, -jol·ing, -joles.
  1. To persuade by flattery, gentle pleading, or insincere language.
  2. 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).]


deflate

v., -flat·ed, -flat·ing, -flates. v.tr.
    1. To release contained air or gas from.
    2. To collapse by releasing contained air or gas.
  1. To reduce or lessen the size or importance of: Losing the contest deflated my ego.
  2. Economics.
    1. To reduce the amount or availability of (currency or credit), effecting a decline in prices.
    2. To produce deflation in (an economy).
v.intr.
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.
我長相看起來已像個小大人,又會設計討好大人帶我去一些夜總會玩。

wheedle
verb [IT + 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.

wheedling
adjective DISAPPROVING

I knew by your wheedling tone that you wanted something from me.

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