英语咬文嚼字: Veiled, cosmetic, rollout, intransigence, eschew

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英语咬文嚼字 The Crazy Logophile

Veiled
adjective
words or ways of behaving are not direct or expressed clearly.
不明言的;含蓄的;掩饰的 (Cambridge)

‘It’s Not Even Veiled Racism’: Trump Blistered for Bigoted Attack on Elijah Cummings. On Saturday, President Donald Trump blasted House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) for criticizing his border patrol policy, blasting his home district in Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “very dangerous & filthy place” where “no human being would want to live” and suggesting it should be stripped of federal funding. Cummings’ district is actually above average in median income and education, but over 59 percent of its population is black, as is Cummings himself, so naturally Trump would assume it is filthy and impoverished.
---- thenewcivilrightsmovement.com on July 27, 2019 By Matthew Chapman

cosmetic
adjective (NOT REAL)disapproving
Cosmetic changes, etc. are intended to make you believe that something is better when, really, the problem has not been solved.
装饰门面的,虚饰的,表面的 (Cambridge)

For the past year, amid the ups and downs of the U.S.-China trade conflict, European leaders have been worried about one thing: that Trump would strike a cosmetic deal with Beijing and then zero in on Europe.
--- Politico Europe Jan 11, 2020

rollout
noun [ C ]
the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time
首次提供(产品或服务)(Cambridge)

As 2020 dawns, Europe’s biggest countries — Germany, France and Britain — are still debating whether Huawei should be given a role in their 5G rollouts.

intransigence
noun [ U ] formal disapproving /ɪnˈtræn.sɪ.dʒəns/
the quality of refusing to change your opinions or behaviour
如果你谈论某人intransigence ,你的意思是他们拒绝做出不同的行为或改变他们对某事的态度; 不妥协

US Intransigence Scuttled the Trump-Kim Negotiations, Not North Korea. President Trump has cancelled the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jung-Un. He cited North Korea’s “hostility” as the reason, while using language that leaves open room for future reconciliation.
-- Global Research, May 26, 2018

eschew
verb [ T ] formal /ɪsˈtʃuː/
to avoid something intentionally, or to give something up
回避,避开;放弃

Downing Street eschews major Whitehall revamp in favor of ‘minor realignments.’LONDON — Downing Street has shelved plans to create a department for immigration and borders separate from the Home Office this year, amid concerns that it would create too much disruption.
-- Jan 13, 2020 Politico Europe

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