2017年7月16日 星期日

–ard, sloth, acedia, harp on, harpy, divebomb, indisputably, in perfect condition


Acedia was perhaps the greatest threat of all.

And why early monks in the desert didn't want to fall asleep during the day.
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From Instagram: A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway in Quevedo, Ecuador on January 22nd 2016. Transit police officers patrolling the highway found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street. The animal was returned to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition
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(CNN) One little sloth in Ecuador quickly became a phenomenon around the world.
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The treatment of Jose Padilla was indisputably cruel and in breach of the minimum standard required for a person in American custody.


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Monkey-eating eagle divebombs BBC filmmaker as he fits nest-cam

Cameraman swooped by 9kg bird with 13cm claws in quest for footage of world's most powerful eagle in Venezuelan rainforest


As the first people attempting to fit a camera in the nest of the world's most powerful eagle, the BBC filmmakers knew they were likely to be attacked. But nothing could have prepared cameraman James Aldred for the defensive swoop by a 9kg female harpy eagle that left him nearly unconscious, ripped through his neck protection and knocked out his helmet's communication equipment.

Fergus Beeley, eagle expert and the documentary's producer, said: "I'm amazed by the harpy eagle. These are incredibly intelligent creatures. To kill monkeys, they have to be as intelligent as them, to outwit and ambush them. And it's indisputably the world's most powerful eagle. It has wrists and feet as big as mine."
The harpy, he said, was even stronger than other powerful eagles such as the crowned eagle of Africa and the Phillipines eagle. As well as taking small prey such as sloths and other birds, the species is known to kill red howler monkeys and even the young of the small brocket deer.

Acedia comes from a combination of the negative prefix a- and the Greek noun kēdos, meaning "care, concern, or grief." (The Greek word akēdeia became acedia in Late Latin, and that spelling was retained in English.) Acedia initially referred specifically to the "deadly sin" of sloth.

Acedia | Definition of Acedia by Merriam-Webster

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acedia

–ard


or –art
suff.
One that habitually or excessively is in a specified condition or performs a specified action: drunkard.
[Middle English, from Old French, of Germanic origin.]

WordNet: sluggard
Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The noun has one meaning:
Meaning #1: an idle slothful person
Synonym: slug


樹獺 sloth哺乳綱貧齒總目披毛目樹獺亞目學名Folivora)動物的通稱,包括有樹獺科二趾樹獺科

indisputable[in・dis・put・a・ble]

  • レベル:社会人必須
  • 発音記号[ìndispjúːtəbl]
[形]
1 議論の余地のない, 否定できない;明白な
indisputable evidence
動かぬ証拠.
2 疑いようもなく現実の[正当な].
in・dis・put・a・ble・ness
[名][U]議論の余地のないこと.
in・dis・put・a・bly
[副]明白に.



harp 

Pronunciation: /hɑːp/ 



NOUN

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1A musical instrument consisting of a frame supporting agraduated series of parallel strings, played by pluckingwith the fingers. The modern orchestral harp has anupright frame, with pedals which enable the strings to beretuned to different keys.
2another term for harmonica.Papa had been teaching him to play the blues harp
Short for mouth harp

3(also harp shell or harp snail)A marine mollusc which has a large vertically ribbed shell with a wide aperture, found chiefly in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Family Harpidae, class Gastropoda

VERB

[NO OBJECT]
1(harp on) Talk or write persistently and tediously on (a particular topic):I don’t want to harp on about the pastyou need to stop harping on her age
2archaic Play on a harp:among them harped the divine minstrel Demodocus



Origin

Old English hearpe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch harp and German Harfe.

harpy
(här') pronunciation
n., pl., -pies.
  1. Greek Mythology. One of several loathsome, voracious monsters with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail, wings, and talons of a bird.
  2. harpy A predatory person.
  3. harpy A shrewish woman.


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