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  • GreenTeaArizona 1:43 pm on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Analogous and Split Palette 

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  • GreenTeaArizona 11:45 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Behest 

    Behest Рnoun

    Definition:

    1: an authoritative order

    2: an urgent prompting e.g. <called at the behest of my friends>

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/behest

    Encounter:
    I was reading a New York Times article on penalty against CIA computer search and encountered this word behest, I had no idea what it meant so I looked it up. Behest is an authoritative order in this case, the behest of John O. Brennan. So it was the authoritative order of John O. Brennan.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 9:36 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Malware 

    Malware Рnoun

    software designed to interfere with a computer’s normal functioning

    Definition:
    1:¬†software designed to interfere with a computer’s normal functioning

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malware

    Encounter:
    I encountered this word in a New York Times article on the North Korea cyber attack on Sony, the attack sent Malware which damaged Sony’s computers and also stole information. I did not know what this was, but I’ve learned in Latin previously the root Mal meaning bad and taking a part from software, so I assumed it meant bad product or data or whatever, and it turns out I am correct.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 9:28 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Debilitated 

    Debilitated Рverb

    to make (someone or something) weak : to reduce the strength of (someone or something)

    Definition:
    1: to impair the strength of

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/debilitated

    Encounter:
    I encountered this word in a New York Times article on the North Korea cyber attack on Sony, the attack had Debilitated Sony’s computers. From the context clues I could figure out the definition something around the lines of stopped them from working, so I looked up the actual definition after and it meant to weaken something such as the computers.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 8:03 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Warmonger 

    Warmonger Рnoun

    a person who wants a war or tries to make other people want to start or fight a war

    Definition:
    1:  one who urges or attempts to stir up war

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warmonger

    Encounter:
    Same article in the New York Times about the Rapprochement with Cuba. Obama was criticized before for being a warmonger by Bolivia. Although I’ve seen this word before I did not know the exact definition so I looked it up. Warmonger is someone who wants war or stir up war, most likely Bolivia is talking about the United States this way due to all the action taken in the middle east.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 7:50 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Lambasted 

    Lambasted Рverb

    to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

    Definition:
    1:  to assault violently

    2:  to attack verbally :  censure <critics lambasted his performance>

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lambasted?show=0&t=1419032264

    Encounter:
    ¬†This was the same article as the one with Obama’s Rapprochement with Cuba. Latin American countries once Lambasted the united states now describe us with more welcoming words. Lambasted was to attack verbally which meant that they spoke ill of the United States.

     
    • Jody R. Rosen 3:58 pm on December 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I can see that many of your glossary entries are from recent New York Times articles, which shows your interest in applying course principles to your own reading. Do you have any glossary entries from course readings or discussions? The glossary is an important part of understanding our course materials.

  • GreenTeaArizona 7:36 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Allegation 

    Allegation Рnoun

    a statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal

    Definition:
    1:  the act of alleging

    2: a positive assertion; specifically :  a statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove

    3: an assertion unsupported and by implication regarded as unsupportable e.g. <vague allegations of misconduct>

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allegation

    Encounter:
    I was reading a article on the New York Times about how evidence is often mishandled by the F.B.I. it was alleged that there were missing and mislabeled evidence which is certainly shady dealings. In this case its the idea that the F.B.I. may have been doing something wrong or illegal

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 7:29 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Rapprochement 

    Rapprochement Рnoun

    the development of friendlier relations between countries or groups of people who have been enemies

    Definition:
    1: establishment of or state of having cordial relations

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapprochement

    Encounter:
    I was reading an article on the New York Times about Obama opening relations with Cuba, and I had no idea what this term meant so I looked it up. Rapprochement means to develop friendlier relations with Cuba in this case.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 7:25 pm on December 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Transistor 

    Transistor Рnoun

    a small device that is used to control the flow of electricity in radios, computers, etc

    Definition:
    1: a solid-state electronic device that is used to control the flow of electricity in electronic equipment and usually consists of a small block of a semiconductor (as germanium) with at least     three electrodes

    2: a transistorized radio

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transistor?show=0&t=1419031326

    Encounter:
    I was learning how to build a computer and came across this word Transistor I did not know what it did so I looked it up, so a Transistor is essentially a on and off switch and a computer is made out of billions of Transistors.

     
  • GreenTeaArizona 9:15 pm on December 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Solicit 

    Solicit¬†–¬†verb

    to ask for (something, such as money or help) from people, companies, etc.

    Definition:
    1: a)  to make petition to :  entreat
    b)  to approach with a request or plea e.g. <solicited Congress for funding>

    2:¬†to urge (as one’s cause) strongly

    3: a) to entice or lure especially into evil
    b) to proposition (someone) especially as or in the character of a prostitute

    4: to try to obtain by usually urgent requests or pleas e.g. <solicited donations>

    Source:

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solicit

    Encounter:
    I was reading ‚ÄúG.O.P. Angst Over 2016 Led to Provision on Funding‚ÄĚon the New York Times. ¬†‚Äúwhat appears to be an effort to help meet such costs, Democrats demanded that the added provision also allow all party committees, including the House and Senate campaign committees, to solicit additional large contributions to cover the costs of buying, renting or renovating real estate. ‚ÄĚ I have no¬†idea what the word had meant,¬†I’ve heard of soliciting before but never really understood the word, so essentially here they are just asking for more money.

     
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