July 05, 2020

Vacabulary

gloating 沾沾自喜 幸災樂禍
emphatic/əmˈfadik/ 堅決的
collusion 共謀
conspiracy 陰謀;密謀
hype(新聞媒體的)大肆宣傳,炒作
gleefully 兴高采烈地
feted讚揚;隆重歡迎by
allies 盟友
freeloader 吃白食的人,寄生蟲
curb 控制;限制
put it mildly 保守地說;說得好聽(或委婉)一點
phony 虛偽的
dossier 檔案
peddle 兜售
caravan /ˈker.ə.væn/(居住用的)大篷車
constituency /kənˈstɪtʃ.u.ən.si/ 選區, 選區的選民
vie 競爭
prom 正式舞會
rallies(尤指為表明支援某種主張的)集會,群衆大會
comet 彗星
cabal /kəˈbɑːl/ 陰謀小集團
elite /iˈliːt/(社會)上層集團;精英
higher-ups高層人物
mobilize 組織;動員
blow up 炸毁
NATO 北大西洋公約組織(North Atlantic Treaty Organization的縮寫)
alliance /əˈlaɪ.əns/ 結盟國家
alienate 離間

convene 召开
poultry plant 家禽厂
net drain 净消耗
unconstitutional 违宪的
councilpeople 议员

Lehman brothers went bust. 破产了
X trillion dollars lost when the housing bubble popped.
took out a loan from 贷款
all the housing prices collapsed
like it would have been one thing if a yoga teacher or something said that to me. But this is like my businesswoman aunt.
they would bump up against碰到 this weird, fictional quality that money has.
we’re a complicated, industrial society with banks and stock markets and financial instruments of all kinds.
The fictional quality of money is inherent in the very idea of money.
counter-intuitive

venue 会场
support beams
plywood胶合板ceiling
generator 发电机
sump pump 污水泵
rosary 念珠
poppy 罂粟
commemorate 纪念
bizarre
sparked fears of an imminent即将来临 terror attack
go nuts 发疯
pondered 思考
manhunt 追捕
Deputy 副
shovel 铲
mastermind 策划者
ravine 沟壑
refuge 避难所
introspective 内省的
lawn mowers 割草机
creek 溪
excavating 开挖

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