2017年6月28日 星期三

sisterly, fluke, cesspool, negativity, befit, befitting, fighter,

Cities can’t win. When they do well, people resent them as citadels of inequality; when they do badly, they are cesspools of hopelessness. So how can they evolve?


For a city to thrive, it has to change. But how?
NEWYORKER.COM



North Korea says President Barack Obama is “recklessly” spreading rumours of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyber attack of Sony Pictures, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole US mainland, that cesspool of terrorism”.

Pyongyang labels US ‘cesspool of terrorism’ and accuses Barack Obama of spreading rumours about cyberattack on Sony Pictures
THEGUARDIAN.COM


 As befits two disciplines, neither of which is clearly defined and both of which address themselves to the whole of human life and thought, anthropology and philosophy are more than a little suspicious of one another.


Fighters' Yoh enjoying spotlight with Taiwan at WBC
The Japan Times
Daikan Yoh was surrounded by a mob befitting a rock star. Most eyes had been trained on the Taiwanese outfielder during his team's practice session at Tokyo Dome on Friday, and finally they'd caught up to him. The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ...
Noted

Stronger, Faster, Nastier

By BEE-SHYUAN CHANG
Will the London Olympics one day be remembered as a cesspool of social media negativity?



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漫畫來源: Ted Goff


These findings are no fluke; other studies have come to similar conclusions. But why would having a sister make you happier?
The usual answer — that girls and women are more likely than boys and men to talk about emotions — is somehow unsatisfying, especially to a researcher like me. Much of my work over the years has developed the premise that women’s styles of friendship and conversation aren’t inherently better than men’s, simply different.

sisterly talk

sisterly
Meaning #1: like or characteristic of or befitting a sister
Synonyms: sisterlike, sororal
Antonym: brotherly (meaning #1)

sororal
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling a sister; sisterly.

[From Latin soror, sister.]

fluke3 (flūk) pronunciation
n.
  1. A stroke of good luck.
  2. A chance occurrence; an accident.
  3. Games. An accidentally good or successful stroke in billiards or pool.
[Origin unknown.]

befit

Pronunciation: /bɪˈfɪt/
Translate befit | into Italian


verb (befits, befitting, befitted)

[with object]
  • be appropriate for; suit:as befits a Quaker, he was a humane man

Spelling rule

If a verb ends with a single vowel plus a consonant, and the stress is at the end of the word (as in refer), double the last letter when adding -ing or -ed: (befits, befitting, befitted).

befitting 

音節
be • fit • ting
発音
bifítiŋ
[形]適した, ふさわしい, 適当な, 似合う
in a befitting manner
ふさわしい態度で.
be・fit・ting・ly
[副]

césspòol[céss・pòol]

  • ˈsɛspuːl/
    noun
    1. an underground container for the temporary storage of liquid waste and sewage.
      • a disgusting or corrupt place.
        "the town is not the cesspool you portrayed"
[名]
1 汚物[汚水]だめ.
2 不浄の場所
a cesspool of infamy
悪の巣. (またcéss・pìt)

  negativity

  • 発音記号[négətivəti]

[名][U]消極性, 陰性.

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