英语咬文嚼字: ricochet, reshore, pared-down, pneumatic

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ricochet
verb [ I ] /ˈrɪk.ə.ʃeɪ/
if a moving object ricochets, it hits a surface at an angle and immediately moves away from it at a different angle 跳飞,弹回,反弹; 反响
The ball ricocheted off a rock and hit him on the shoulder.

On recent mornings, Miller's prescriptions have ricocheted around Trumpworld through text messages he blasts to conservative influencers and Trump surrogates, including Trump's message for the day, planned hits on Biden and "Quick Bites" from coverage. (Axios)

reshore
verb [ I or T ]/ˌriːˈʃɔːr/
to move a business or part of a business that was based in a different country back to its original country
将总部位于不同国家的企业或部分企业迁回原产国

New U.S. development agency could loan billions for reshoring, official says. U.S. government financing for projects to return critical supply chains to the United States as part of coronavirus response efforts could reach tens of billions of dollars and clients may include a projected $12 billion Taiwanese semiconductor plant, the head of the agency managing the funds told Reuters.

pared-down
adjective
If you describe something as pared-down, you mean that it has no unnecessary features, and has been reduced to a very simple form.
简化的; 削减;缩减
Idiom: pare sth (down) to the bone
to reduce something to a level at which only what is absolutely necessary is left
把…缩减到极限

Biden to accept nomination at pared-down Milwaukee convention. The convention will be moved from Fiserv Forum to the Wisconsin Center to more appropriately fit the smaller crowd sizes. (Axios)

pneumatic
adjective /nuːˈmæt̬.ɪk/
operated by air pressure
由气压操作的;气动的

When urban planning experts imagine what European cities will be like 30 years from now, they don’t have sci-fi visions of flying cars or pneumatic tubes shooting people across town. Instead, they dream of urban centers that are very similar to today’s but where public space is employed in a radically different way. (Politico)

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