2017年7月18日 星期二

bare, bottom-baring, make money, make the news,undisguised


The council says the gnome's bottom, which lights up at night, could distract passing drivers 😳





The Falcones in Full Philip A. Falcone makes the news almost as often as he makes money, and he's at it again, as he and his wife Lisa Maria bare all to Bethany McLean at Vanity Fair.


bare
(bâr) pronunciation
adj., bar·er, bar·est.
  1. Lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked: a bare arm.
  2. Exposed to view; undisguised: bare fangs.
  3. Lacking the usual furnishings, equipment, or decoration: bare walls.
  4. Having no addition, adornment, or qualification: the bare facts. See synonyms at empty.
  5. Just sufficient; mere: the bare necessities.
  6. Obsolete. Bareheaded.
tr.v., bared, bar·ing, bares.
  1. To make bare; uncover or reveal: bared their heads; baring secrets.
  2. To expose: The dog bared its teeth.
[Middle English bar, from Old English bær.]
bareness bare'ness n.

bare2 (bâr) pronunciation
v. Archaic
A past tense of bear1.

disguise

Line breaks: dis|guise
Pronunciation: /dɪsˈgʌɪz/


verb

[with object]
  • 1give (someone or oneself) a different appearance in order to conceal one’s identity: he disguised himself as a girl Bryn was disguised as a priest (as adjective disguised) a disguised reporter
  • 1.1make (something) unrecognizable by altering its appearance, sound, taste, or smell: does holding a handkerchief over the mouthpiece really disguise your voice?
  • 1.2conceal the nature or existence of (a feeling or situation): he made no effort to disguise his contempt (as adjective disguised) his voice was heavy with barely disguised emotion

noun

  • 1a means of altering one’s appearance to conceal one’s identity: I put on dark glasses as a disguise
  • 1.1 [mass noun] the state of having altered one’s appearance in order to conceal one’s identity: I told them you were a policewoman in disguise
  • 1.2 [mass noun] the concealing of one’s true intentions or feelings: the children looked at her without disguise

Derivatives



disguisement

noun ( • archaic )

Origin

Middle English (meaning 'change one's usual style of dress', with no implication of concealing one's identity): from Old French desguisier.

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