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invective 猛烈抨擊,痛罵,辱罵

noun, adjective

Definition: (n.) abusive language used to criticize;

(adj.) characterized by abuse or criticism

Synonyms: (n.) abuse, accusation, berating, censure,

tirade, defamation, belittlement, reproach,

vituperation,

(adj.) reproachful, abusive, defamatory, accusatory

Antonyms: (n.) flattery, praise, respect

Tips: Invective is derived from the Latin invectus, which means

“to attack with words." An invective is an attack using words.

Language described as invective is harsh, abusive, and often defamatory.

Invective is a more sophisticated way of saying “verbal attack"

or “abusive words."

Usage Examples:

The demonstrators began to use threats and invectives to make

their point. (defamation, belittlement) noun

During the argument, invectives were shouted by both men.

(abusive words) noun

His characterization of me was downright invective, and I won’t

stand for that kind of attack. (abusive, defamatory) adjective

The debate was full of invectives, and it was clear that the two men

really hated each other. (accusations, attacks) noun

 

 

inveigh  痛罵; 痛斥; 猛烈抨擊

inveigh means to rail against something with hostility and passion.

Related to vehicleinveigh comes from Latin in- + vehere “to carry."

During the Vietnam War, war protesters held rallies where young

men burned their draft cards and inveighed against the imperialist

motives by which our country was being driven and the war’s

escalation without its ever being properly authorized in Congress.

 

In the Rose Garden on May 14, he inveighed against the
“cozy relationship between oil companies and the federal agency
that permits them to drill.”  Newsweek May 29, 2010

 

inveigle 引誘; 誘惑; 哄騙

She inveigled him into the house and robbed him while he slept.

她把他騙進房子, 趁他睡著時偷走了他的東西.

He inveigled them into buying a new car, even though they didn’t

really want one.

他誘惑他們買了一輛新汽車, 其實他們並不真正需要.

 

 

internecine /ˈɪntɚ’nisaɪn/

adj.
1.
互相殘殺的, 互相毀滅的; 兩敗俱傷的

internecine strife, war, conflict, etc 兩敗俱傷的爭鬥﹑ 戰爭﹑ 衝突等

The internecine struggles among environmentalists over
renewable energy have left some in the business community
exasperated.

New York Times Feb 25, 2011

 

 

interregnum [‚ɪntə(r)’regnəm]

(國家無正常統治者或合法統治者的)空位期

(尤指一君主的統治權結束而繼任者尚未執政的時期).

(一組織的新舊領導人交替間的)空位期

(舊任辭職或死亡, 新任未定之際).

 

 

intransigence [ɪn’trænsɪdʒəns ,-zɪ-]

不妥協; 不讓步; 強硬

 

If you refuse to compromise with your sister about whose

turn it is to do the dishes, your mother might accuse you both

ofintransigenceIntransigence is a stubborn refusal to change

your views.

Inside of intransigence you see the Latin transigere which

means to come to an understanding. People who show intransigence

refuse to do this. Nations are often accused of intransigence when they

refuse to comply with international standards or will.

 

  • The coalition government has had eight months to prepare
    its response to the banking industry’s intransigence.

    The Guardian Jan 11, 2011

  • In Brussels, however, the efforts of Mr Abbas and his aides
    have been slightly more successful, reflecting growing frustration
    at Israeli intransigence on settlement building.

    BBC Jan 1, 2011

 

 

intrepid [ɪnˈtrɛpɪd]

a.
1. 勇敢的; 大膽的; 無畏的; 堅韌不拔的
the intrepid mountaineers
勇敢的登山家

Achilles was a brilliant and intrepid warrior.

(brave, heroic, daring)

The intrepid reporter did not let fear of retribution stand in the

way of delivering a story she believed would improve people’s lives.

(courageous, bold)

After the market crash, only a handful of intrepid investors put

money in tech-stocks. (undaunted, bold)

The intrepid journalist often reported from deep in the war zone,

but never seemed afraid for her life. (fearless, perseverant)

 

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