英语咬文嚼字: chutzpah, outcast, stigma, garner, on a par (with sb/sth), delicious, AWOL, fall guy

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chutzpah
noun [ U ] approving /ˈhʊt.spə/
unusual and shocking behaviour, involving taking risks but not feeling guilty
无所顾忌;敢作敢为 (Cambridge)

With a similar degree of chutzpah, albeit to a smaller audience, Souka laments her treatment at the hands of Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the Commission, because her decades-long Commission career has been brought to an abrupt and unceremonious end.
-- Politico Europe Feb 01, 2020

outcast
noun [ C ]/ˈaʊt.kɑːst/
a person who has no place in their society or in a particular group, because the society or group refuses to accept them.
被抛弃者; 被排斥者 (Cambridge)

She has spent her life trying to help the homeless and other social outcasts. She was a political outcast after the Party expelled her in 1982.(Cambridge)

stigma
noun /ˈstɪɡ.mə/ [ C usually singular, U ]
a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair
耻辱;(尤指不公正的)恶名

But now, the metropolis of 11 million in Hubei province has become the face of a deadly coronavirus outbreak -- a stig(ma ) the people of Wuhan increasingly find themselves unable to shake off.
--CNN February 01, 2020

garner
verb [ T ] formal /ˈɡɑː.nər/
to collect something, usually after much work or with difficulty
(通常指做大量工作或历经很多困难而)收集,积累,获得

It would be an extraordinary achievement if Irène Souka, who in her 11 years as head of the European Commission’s human resources department built a reputation for the merciless execution of her political masters’ wishes, were to garner sympathy for the brutality of her own departure.
-- Politico Europe Feb 01, 2020

on a par (with sb/sth)
the same as or equal to someone or something
和…同样,不相上下,不分伯仲 (Cambridge)

It would be a performance on a par with Theresa May shedding a tear outside Downing Street after setting the terms for an undeliverable Brexit, throwing away a parliamentary majority, and tearing apart her own party.
-- Politico Europe Feb 01, 2020

delicious
used to describe a situation or activity that gives you great pleasure
好玩的,有趣的,有意思的 (Cambridge)

As revealed in POLITICO Brussels Playbook, in a move of quite delicious irony, Souka sent an email on Tuesday to the entire human resources department announcing her departure and attaching a copy of her complaint to von der Leyen’s office.
-- Politico Europe Feb 01, 2020

AWOL
adjective [ after verb ] /ˈeɪ.wɑːl/
abbreviation for absent without leave: used to say that a member of the armed forces is away without permission
擅离职守的(absent without leave的缩写)

go AWOL
informal
If something has gone AWOL, it is not in its usual place or has been stolen.
不翼而飞;被偷

That’s to say that it’s never going to happen. Right now Donald Trump is AWOL. Sure, his Twitter account has posted a few generic platitudes that were clearly written by his staff, and sure, he’s probably signed off on these tweets.

Donald Trump goes AWOL . Twenty-nine Americans have died in mass shootings in the past twenty-four hours – at least twenty of them at the hands of a white supremacist whose rhetoric closely mirrors that of the President of the United States. Now would be the time for Donald Trump to step up and take responsibility, or least show some responsibility, if it’s ever going to happen.
---Aug 04 2019 palmerreport.com

fall guy
noun [ C usually singular ] informal
a person who is falsely blamed for something that has gone wrong, or for a crime that they have not committed
替罪羊;替死鬼 (Cambridge)

The governor was looking for a fall guy to take the blame for the corruption scandal.
州长要找替罪羊为贪污丑闻承担责任。(Cambridge)

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