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quash (v) :to stop someone from doing or wanting something
(my meaning) to destroy something
(original sentense) Reporter of a news division's parent company altering or quashing entirely a story about another division of the company are increasingly and disturbingly frequent.
(example) His boss always quashes the various demand of newcomers.

contention (n) :a belief or opinion that someone expresses
(my meaning) notion, idea
(original sentence) Mr. Jones expresses this contention not by explicitly saing that, but framing the story and choosing words that convey this opinion.
(example) I showed my contention by saying it clearly.

dog (v) :if a problem, bad luck etc. dogs you, it does not go away and causes trouble for a long time.
(my meaning) to distress something
(original sentence) Jones uses several loaded words-"dogging,""poking fun,""growing pressure,""flap"- to emphasize that the real story here was the fact that the issue wouldn't go away.
(example) His illness has been dogging him until he died.

flap (n) :a situation in which people are excited, confused and upset.
(my meaning)
(original sentence) Jones uses several loaded words-"dogging,""poking fun,""growing pressure,""flap"- to emphasize that the real story here was the fact that the issue wouldn't go away.
(example) It might be first flap for John to go to elementary school.

gaudy (adj):clothes, decorations, colors etc. that are gaudy are too bright and look cheap
(my meaning) too much
(original sentence) They are the gaudy camouflage of multinational capitalism.
(example) Your clothes is too gaudy for this type of party.

pejorative : [adj]
-p.70 in M.A.M ; But even the term "bias" is probably too simplistic, too pejorative.
-a pejorative word or expression is used to show disapproval or to insult someone.
-(ex) Some people are used to speaking with pejorative words when they're talking about developing countries.

manifest : [adj]
-p.71 in M.A.M ; In this process a writer's view or persuading or bias or slants is manifested.
-plain and easy to see
[v] to clearly show a feeling, attitude,disagree,,so that it is easy to see.
-(ex) This political scandal is manifestly untrue.

Glimpse: [n]
- p.72 in M.A.M ;Or a writer, faced with a very large topic, might focus on several or even dozens of different things, giving us quick glimpses of each,...
- (1)a quick look at someone or something that does not allow you to see them clearly.
(2) a short experience of something that helps you begin to understand it.
- (ex) His book gives us a glimpse of what life might be like in the future.

rudimentary : [adj]
- p.65 in M.A.M ; All they tell us are the most basic, rudimentary information about a story.
-a rudimentary knowledge or understanding of a subject is very simple and basic. very basic and not advanced .
- (ex) I have a rudimentary knowledge of American politics.

unapologetic : [adj]
- Introduction in Lakeoff ; Agenda setters also need to be unapologetic and unafraid.
- not feeling or saying you are sorry for something you have done.
- (ex) He is the typical man who has unapologetic attitude about his wrong.

illusion (n.)
. Progressive have been under the illusion that if only people understood the facts, we'd be fine.
. wrong ideas
. an idea or opinion that is wrong, especially about yourself.
. Mary is under the illusion that her boyfriend is going to marry her.
metaphor (n.)
. Language and framing is all about metaphor, and while the basic precepts are easy to grasp,...
. sth. is not clearly describe
. a way of describing sth. by comparing it to sth. else that has similar qualities, without using the words "like" or "as"
. The Bush government justifies the war in Iraq by using a metaphor " Second World War."
systematic (adj.)
. Those who want a more systematic and scholarly treatment should read my book Moral Politics.
. organized
. organized carefully and done thorougly
. The school should be more systematic about thier schedule.
cognitive (adj.)
. They're part of what cognitive scientist call the "cognitive unconsious."
. knowing, understanding
. relating to the process of knowing, understanding, and learning sth.
.Those cognitive doctors claim that coke causes cancer.
patron (n.)
. He remineded us how,over a period of forty years, the radical right and its rich patron had invested many hundreds of dallors...
. a person who invested with money
. someone who support a person, organization, or activity,especially by giving money.
. Artists are usually supported by some wealthy patron.

laudable (adj): deserving to be praised or admired, even if not really sucessful.

->(original)a laudable goal to pursue but an impossible idea to attain..

->His commitment needs to be laudable.

contentious(adj): likely to cause disagreement between people.

->(original)In answering the why question, journalism ventures into contentious territory..

->That issue includes an element which is contentious.

merit(v): to do something to deserve praise, attention etc.

->...why this is a story that merits over 20 paragraphs...

->Because of your comments, you merit promotion.

overwhelming(adj): very great or very strong : so powerful that you can not resist it or decide how to react.

->(original)overwhelming facts and statistics, debate victories and proffered...

->I didn't expect to have overwhelming results.

Credibility n.(O)
Def: If someone or someting has credibility, people believe
in them and trust them.
Context: Fearing that in the choice of answers the paper
would necessarily show bios and lose credibility.
My sentence: Mother Teresa is one of the charity intuition
leader in the world. She help lots of poeple all over the world, and no one can judge her. Almost everyone believes that she has credibility.

Conglomerate n. (-)
Def: A conglomerate is a large firm consisting of several
different companies.
Context: Some of these papers, especially those in large markets, are owned by large media conglomerate such as Gannett, Knight-Ridder, or Cox Communications.
My sentence: Microsoft is one of the most biggest companies in the world, and some poeple say that Microsoft is a conglimerate and they acuse that Mocrosoft has a monopoly in the market.

Enterprise n. (O)
Def: An enterprise is a company or business, often a small one.
Context: At present, there is only one progressive think tank engaged in a major reframing enterprise.
My sentence: In the 21 century, it's hard to survive for enterprises, because they are not as big as big companies (or comglomerate).

Implicitly Adv. (O)
Def: Something that is implicit is expressed in an indirect way.
Context: The writer implicitly says that those details are more important than other details she could have included.
My sentence: Sometimes we can be too directly when cheating, so we must be more mplicit. Then we can get answer prefectly

renown (noun) (+)
O.S.: George Lakoff is on the road to fame and [renown], read and listened to by presidential and congressional candidates, leaders of major national groups, and increasingly, the average American.
M.D : well-known, as a celebrity
D.D.: fame and admiration, that you get because of some special skill or something that you have achieved
M.O.S.: He became a member of world renown because he finally achieved finding new materials.

congressional (adjective) ( )
O.S.: George Lakoff is on the road to fame and renown, read and listened to by residential and [congressional] candidates, leaders of major national groups, and increasingly, the average American.
M.D.: a position's name of a organization(government, etc.)
D.D.: relating to a congress, especially the U.S. House of Representatives
M.O.S: Beating other candidates, Mr. Wilson gets the position of congressional president.

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