2015年10月10日 星期六

muster, enlist, -ee, honoree, heady, override, overriding, shamelessness, medium-range, pass muster

To be elected Speaker of the House, a member of Congress must get 218 votes from his or her fellow members. Kevin McCarthy could not get to 218 because 30 to 40 fanatical Tea Partiers opposed him. Hence, the current chaos. Given the civil war in the Republican Party between Tea Partiers, libertarians, and big-business Republicans, it’s unlikely anyone can muster 218 votes – unless, that is, they reach out to some Democrats. Such an act would put the public good over partisan politics -- highly unlikely in this hyper-partisan era.
When European Union leaders held a summit to discuss defence five years ago there was heady talk of being able to deploy 60,000 troops within 60 days. Today the objective is to get overstretched troops home from Afghanistan as budgets are cut. The EU is meant to have two "battle groups" of 1,500 men apiece ready to deploy at short notice, but it can barely muster one http://econ.st/IYXzcZ

In Missouri, Governor Turns Tax Cut Debate Against G.O.P.


Gov. Jay Nixon has argued that lower taxes would hurt education and mental health services, and has found support in the face of an override vote.
France Urges ‘Force’ in Syria if Chemical Attacks Are Confirmed
“France is only a medium-range military power, fully knows it, and thus requires America’s assistance to topple Bashar al-Assad,”
Kerry in China to Seek Help in Korea Crisis


Amid fears that North Korea is ready to launch a medium-range missile, the United States is trying to enlist China's assistance in defusing tensions.
Kenya’s Surreal Election Cycle
The overriding characteristic of next month’s general election: shamelessness.

On June 23, 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.

Influential, and All in One Room

For busy honorees, there was time only for business-card swapping, dinner and a song at Time magazine's 100 most influential people gala.
Portrait: Petra Schwille, Leibniz Prize honoree

Germany's highest scientific honor, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize,
was awarded on March 15. Out of the ten award-winners only one is a woman.

The DW-WORLD Article

hon·or·ee (ŏn'ə-rē') pronunciationn.
The recipient of an honor.

Authorities are mustering every weapon to see the problem off: from money to Chinese astrology and blind dates for its citizens.

CLEVELAND, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The editors of IndustryWeek have selected 10 honorees for the 2011 class of the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame. IndustryWeek is the premiere publication serving executive and operations leaders in the manufacturing industry. IndustryWeek has a long history of acknowledging the leaders of manufacturing operations through distinguishing programs such as the IW 50, IW 500 and IW Best Plants.

Google Plans Store for Business Software
Google is preparing to launch a store selling online business software that integrates with its Web services, enlisting software developers in its battle against Microsoft.

One Oath Leads to Another

The military is recruiting temporary immigrants to increase the number of highly skilled soldiers, and 16 such enlistees were sworn in by the Army chief of staff in Times Square.

Justice Dept. Defends Bush Rule on Guns

The Obama administration is legally defending a last-minute rule enacted by President George W. Bush that allows concealed firearms in national parks, even as it is internally reviewing whether the measure meets environmental muster.
(By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post)

Wall Street Slams Plan With Sell-Off
Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner vowed yesterday to bring the "full force" of the U.S. government to battle the financial crisis, assembling an unprecedented coalition of agencies and mustering federal resources on a scale rarely seen except at wartime. But the lack of detail in his plan...
(By David Cho and Lori Montgomery, The Washington Post)

Bitter melon enlists a neighborhood

So you thought broccoli had a bad rap.
Andi Sutton probably has one of the hardest food publicity jobs around -- promoting bitter melon. With its grooved, gourd-like appearance, bright green color, seeded flesh, and yes, very bitter taste, the melons are loved by some, and simply too weird for others.
European regulators threw up a road block Thursday for Oracle's planned $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, saying they would investigate whether the deal would restrict competition in the already "highly concentrated" market for databases, The New York Times writes.

The deal had been backed by Sun shareholders in July and by the U.S. Justice Department in August, leaving EU consent as the last obstacle to its conclusion. Analysts had expected it to pass muster in Brussels with little fanfare.


Syllabification: (head·y)
Pronunciation: /ˈhedē/
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adjective (headier, headiest)

  • (of liquor) potent; intoxicating:several bottles of heady local wine
  • having a strong or exhilarating effect:the heady days of the birth of the women’s movement a heady, exotic perfume

added to an adjective, noun or verb to refer to a person who is in that condition or state:
a refugee (= someone who has taken refuge)
an escapee (= someone who has escaped)



enlist (JOIN) Show phonetics
verb [I]
to join the armed forces:
They both enlisted (in the navy) a year before the war broke out.


  • enroll or be enrolled in the armed services: [no object]:he enlisted in the army [with object]:hundreds of thousands of recruits had been enlisted
  • [with object] engage (a person or their help or support):the company enlisted the help of independent consultants
enlisted Show phonetics
adjective [before noun] US
An enlisted man/woman is a member of the armed forces who is not an officer.

enlistment Show phonetics
noun [C or U]enlist (ASK FOR HELP) Show phonetics
to ask for and get help or support from someone:
We've got to enlist some people to help prepare the food.
The organization has enlisted the support of many famous people in raising money to help homeless children.




:(soldiers) in active service;

丁役 military service.
賦役gen. term for farm tax and labor levy (combined in Manchu Dyn.).


DECOMM 除役[日期]

muster (GATHER)
verb [I or T]
(especially of soldiers) to gather together, especially in preparation for fighting, or to cause to do this:
The twelfth division mustered on the hill.
The general mustered his troops.

noun [C]
a group of people, especially soldiers, who have been brought together

muster (PRODUCE)
verb [I or T]
to produce or encourage especially an emotion or support:
She managed to muster the courage to ask him to the cinema.
The team will need all the strength they can muster to win this game.
Opponents are unlikely to be able to muster enough votes to override the veto.

pass musterMeet a required standard, as in That yard cleanup won't pass muster with Mom. This expression originally meant "to undergo a military review without censure," muster referring to an assembling of troops for inspection or a similar purpose. [Late 1500s]

muster out 除名或除役

muster in
Meaning #1: engage somebody to enter the army
Synonyms: enlist, draft
Enlist in military service. For example, They were mustered in at Fort Dix. The antonym is muster out, meaning "to leave or be discharged from military service," as in He was mustered out and given a dishonorable discharge. [First half of 1800s]


━━ n. 召集, 点呼; 集合(人員); 点呼[人員]名簿 (muster roll); 【商業】見本.
pass muster 検閲に合格する; 標準に達する.
━━ vt. (点呼などのために)召集する, (勇気を)奮い起す ((up)).
━━ vi. (兵隊などが)集合する.

PIMI 除役前物資檢驗 PIMI, Preinactivation Material Inspection

PREINACT的INACT 是指inactivation,它一般指”不活性化;滅能作用”,不過,動詞

inactivate 有兩義:
Meaning #1: release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
Synonyms: demobilize, demobilise

Meaning #2: make inactive
Synonym: deactivate
Antonym: activate (meaning #2)


Syllabification: (o·ver·ride)
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Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈrīd/
(past overrode; past participle overridden) [with object]
  • 1use one’s authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.):the legislature’s insistence on overriding his budget vetoes
  • interrupt the action of (an automatic device), typically in order to take manual control:you can override the cutout by releasing the switch
  • be more important than:this commitment should override all other considerations
  • 2 technical extend over; overlap:the external rendering should not override the vapor barrier
  • 3travel or move over (a place or thing):part of the deposit was overridden and covered by the advancing ice


Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌrīd/
  • 1a device for suspending an automatic function on a machine.
  • 2an excess or increase on a budget, salary, or cost.
3chiefly US a cancellation of a decision by exertion of authority or winning of votes:the House vote in favor of the bill was ten votes short of the requisite majority for an override


  • レベル:社会人必須
[動](-rode, -rid・den)(他)
1 〈人・意見・決定などを〉くつがえす;…にまさる;…に優先する
override a veto
2 …の上に乗る, を乗り越える
big waves overriding the beach
3 …を踏みつぶす, 圧倒する.
4 〈馬を〉乗りつぶす.
5 《外科》〈折れた骨が〉〈他の骨に〉重なる.
━━[名] 〔
1 歩合.
2 (自動制御装置の)補助手動装置.
3 ((主に米))決定をくつがえすこと.
━━[形] 〔〕 最優先の;無効にすること.
[名]((英))=bumper guard.


Syllabification: (o·ver·rid·ing)
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈrīdiNG/
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  • 1more important than any other considerations:their overriding need will be for advice
2 technical extending or moving over something, especially while remaining in close contact:oceanic lithosphere beneath an overriding continental plate


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(of an aircraft or missile) able to travel or operate over a medium distance: medium-range nuclear missiles