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August 19, 2019 at 07:00AM

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每日一词:hiatus(转自 韦氏词典)

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 18, 2019 is:

hiatus • \hye-AY-tus\  • noun

1 a : a break in or as if in a material object : gap

b biology : a gap or passage in an anatomical part or organ

2 a : an interruption in time or continuity : break; especially : a period when something (as a program or activity) is suspended or interrupted

b : the occurrence of two vowel sounds without pause or intervening consonantal sound

Examples:

“The bus service will run from Dec. 3 to Dec. 21 before going on hiatus for the holidays. Regular service will resume on Jan. 7.” — Alison Brownlee, The Huntsville Forester, November 27, 2012

“It’s a new era for pop/rockstar Adam Lambert. After a four-year hiatus from his solo career, during which he became the new frontman for Queen, the singer returned earlier this year with two new singles and the announcement of his upcoming fourth studio album Velvet.” — Stephen Daw, Billboard.com, 19 June 2019

Did you know?

Hiatus comes from hiare, a Latin verb meaning “to gape” or “to yawn,” and first appeared in English in the middle of the 16th century. Originally, the word referred to a gap or opening in something, such as a cave opening in a cliff. In the 18th century, British novelist Laurence Sterne used the word humorously in his novel Tristram Shandy, writing of “the hiatus in Phutatorius’s breeches.” These days, hiatus is usually used in a temporal sense to refer to a pause or interruption (as in a song), or a period during which an activity is temporarily suspended (such as a hiatus from teaching).


Lake桑

August 18, 2019 at 01:00PM

每日一词:tortuous(转自 韦氏词典)

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 17, 2019 is:

tortuous • \TOR-chuh-wus\  • adjective

1 : marked by repeated twists, bends, or turns : winding

2 a : marked by devious or indirect tactics : crooked, tricky

b : circuitous, involved

Examples:

“What a cast! A tsunami of lawyers, such as William Evarts, Benjamin Butler and others swept over Washington with a vengeance, launching long-winded speeches—one lasted 14 hours—and tortuous explanations of policies.” — Sam Coale, The Providence Journal, 23 May 2019

“Introduced to the Tour in 2012, the Planche des Belles Filles ascent immediately became a classic. Set up in the Vosges mountains, it is steep, tortuous and brutal, featuring a 20 percent gradient at the top.” — Samuel Petrequin, The Associated Press, 1 July 2019

Did you know?

Be careful not to confuse tortuous with torturous. These two words are relatives—both ultimately come from the Latin verb torquere, which means “to twist,” “to wind,” or “to wrench”—but tortuous means “winding” or “crooked,” whereas torturous means “painfully unpleasant.” Something tortuous (such as a twisting mountain road) might also be torturous (if, for example, you have to ride up that road on a bicycle), but that doesn’t make these words synonyms. The twists and turns that mark a tortuous thing can be literal (“a tortuous path” or “a tortuous river”) or figurative (“a tortuous argument” or “a tortuous explanation”), but you should consider choosing a different descriptive term if no implication of winding or crookedness is present.


Lake桑

August 17, 2019 at 01:00PM

每日一词:satiate(转自 韦氏词典)

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 16, 2019 is:

satiate • \SAY-shee-ayt\  • verb

: to satisfy (a need, a desire, etc.) fully or to excess

Examples:

After eating three pieces of pie and one of cake at the potluck, Jamie’s sweet tooth was finally satiated.

“While the battles between Shazam and his arch enemy Thaddeus Sivana … will satiate superhero fans, the emotional center of the movie is the Philadelphia foster family that embraces Billy.” — Brian Truitt, USA Today, 3 Apr. 2019

Did you know?

Satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, and gorge all mean to fill to repletion. Satiate and sate sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire, as in “Years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel” and “Readers were sated with sensationalistic stories.” Surfeit implies a nauseating repletion, as in “They surfeited themselves with junk food,” while cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting, “The strong scent of the flowers cloyed her.” Pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite—for example, “A life of leisure eventually began to pall.” Glut implies excess in feeding or supplying, as in “a market glutted with diet books,” and gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking, “They gorged themselves with chocolate.”


Lake桑

August 16, 2019 at 01:00PM

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August 16, 2019 at 12:00PM

每日一词:miscible(转自 韦氏词典)

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 15, 2019 is:

miscible • \MISS-uh-bul\  • adjective

: capable of being mixed; specifically : capable of mixing in any ratio without separation of two phases

Examples:

Oil and water are not miscible—if you pour oil in a glass of water, it will float to the top. 

“Although the alkalized cocoa was not completely soluble in milk or water, it was more miscible than any other cocoa product, blending more evenly in solution….” — Deborah Cadbury, Chocolate Wars, 2010

Did you know?

Miscible isn’t simply a lesser-known synonym of mixable—it’s also a cousin. It comes to us from the Medieval Latin adjective miscibilis, which has the same meaning as miscible and which derives, in turn, from Latin miscēre, meaning “to mix.” Miscēre is also the ultimate source of our mix; its past participle mixtus (meaning “mixed”) spawned mixte in Anglo-French and Middle English, and mix came about as a back-formation of mixte. The suffix -able gives us mixable, thereby completing its link to miscible. Miscible turns up most frequently in scientific discussions where it is used especially to describe fluids that don’t separate when they are combined.


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August 15, 2019 at 01:00PM

每日一词:garniture(转自 韦氏词典)

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day for August 14, 2019 is:

garniture • \GAHR-nih-cher\  • noun

1 : embellishment, trimming

2 : a set of decorative objects (such as vases, urns, or clocks)

Examples:

“Above the fireplace: a scene of a cow jumping over the moon, in an elaborate gilt frame. On the mantle below, we see a clock…, flanked by garniture sturdy enough to be a murder weapon out of Agatha Christie.” — Rumaan Alam, Slate, 23 Aug. 2016

“Once upon a time, this was probably one of a pair of vases that comprised a garniture set used to decorate a Victorian mantel. Its mate has vanished into the lost and found of history, but this one with its superb craftsmanship remains a thing of beauty.” — Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, The New Hampshire Union Leader, 29 June 2019

Did you know?

In Middle French, garniture meant “accessory.” It is an alteration of the Old French noun garneture, which is derived from the verb garnir, which meant “to equip, trim, or decorate.” In fact, an Anglo-French stem of garnir, garniss-, is the source of the English verb garnish, which in its senses of “to decorate” and “to embellish” shares a similar relationship to garniture that the verb furnish shares with furniture. Furnish comes from the Anglo-French furniss-, a stem of the verb furnir or fournir, which also gave rise to the Middle French fourniture, the source of the English furniture.


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August 14, 2019 at 01:00PM