今日英语词汇: whataboutism

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今日英语词汇 Words & Phrases of the Day

whataboutism
noun [ U ] disapproving /wɑːˈt̬əˈbaʊ.tɪ.zəm/

英汉解释:
the technique or practice of responding to an accusation or difficult question by making a counteraccusation or raising a different issue.
“你也是一样”;“那又怎么办”主义(指面对批评或问题的时候用类似的批评或问题来回答,句子里通常有“…“你也是一样;那又怎么办”的表达)

原文举例:
Despite saying at the top of his press conference that he didn't think there was "any kind of hostility" between himself and Biden, Putin launched into a familiar diatribe of anti-US whataboutism to deflect criticism of the Russian Federation. (CNN/16 June, 2021)

jovial & joviality
adjective & noun

英汉解释:
characterized by good-humored cheerfulness and conviviality; (of a person) friendly and in a good mood, or (of a situation) enjoyable because of being friendly and pleasant
(人)友善快活的,幽默;(情况)令人愉快的

原文举例:
The scheduling of separate news conferences meant there was none of the joviality that accompanied a 2018 meeting in Helsinki between Putin and Biden's predecessor, Donald Trump, where Putin presented Trump with a soccer ball. There was also no shared meal. (Reuters / June 16, 2021)

taper
verb & noun /ˈteɪ.pɚ/

英汉解释:
If something tapers or is tapered, it gradually becomes reduced in amount, number, or size until it is greatly reduced.
(使)一端逐渐变窄;逐步缩减规模或数量

原文举例:
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday brought forward its projections for the first post-pandemic interest rate hikes into 2023 and opened the debate on when and how it may be appropriate to start tapering the U.S. central bank's massive bond-buying program. (Reuters / June 16, 2021)

counterintuitive (counter-intuitive)
adjective /ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚ.ɪnˈtuː.i.t̬ɪv/

英汉解释:
(of an idea, proposal, etc) seemingly contrary to common sense;something that is counter-intuitive does not happen in the way you would expect it to.
反直觉的;与预期相反的; (指想法、建议等)似乎与常识相反的

原文举例;
However counterintuitive it might be for Putin to poke the US President in the eye later down the line, the Russian president's every action is done with a view to how it will play for him domestically. (CNN/16 June, 2021)


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