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【词汇】《经济学人》Daggers out at the chicken's neck

麦麦麦穗_ 2017-08-02
① stand-off n. 僵局
The longer a stand-off between India and China persists, the more dangerous it will become.
②contingent n. 组; adj. 依情况而定的
For nearly six weeks, armed contingents of two of the biggest military forces in the world have faced off in a high-altitude game of chicken in the Himalayas.
③ stand down 退出
Analysts cannot see how either side might easily stand down.
④evoke 唤起(感情、记忆或形象)
Memories of a bloody boarder war fought between China and India in 1962 are all too easily evoked.
⑤vassal 附庸国
What is less clear is whether Bhutan, an ally which India has in the past treated as a vassal, really wanted Indian help.
⑥incursion n. 袭击,干扰
The Chinese government claims that India's incursion is a black-and-white instance off breach of sovereignty- and it has a case.
⑦rabid adj. 患狂犬病的;<喻>偏激的
The more rabid parts of their media are already rattling sabres.
⑧cartographic adj. 制图的,与地图绘制有关的
As it is, a jagged cartographic dagger from Tibet point...<口>
① stand-off n. 僵局
The longer a stand-off between India and China persists, the more dangerous it will become.
②contingent n. 组; adj. 依情况而定的
For nearly six weeks, armed contingents of two of the biggest military forces in the world have faced off in a high-altitude game of chicken in the Himalayas.
③ stand down 退出
Analysts cannot see how either side might easily stand down.
④evoke 唤起(感情、记忆或形象)
Memories of a bloody boarder war fought between China and India in 1962 are all too easily evoked.
⑤vassal 附庸国
What is less clear is whether Bhutan, an ally which India has in the past treated as a vassal, really wanted Indian help.
⑥incursion n. 袭击,干扰
The Chinese government claims that India's incursion is a black-and-white instance off breach of sovereignty- and it has a case.
⑦rabid adj. 患狂犬病的;<喻>偏激的
The more rabid parts of their media are already rattling sabres.
⑧cartographic adj. 制图的,与地图绘制有关的
As it is, a jagged cartographic dagger from Tibet points southward, separating most of the Indian state of Sikkim, to the west, from Bhutan, to the east.
⑨protectorate n. 受保护国
It(Bhutan) finds its relationship with its neighbour to the south increasingly embarrassing- a legacy of days when Bhutan was a protectorate of British India.
⑩have a spat with 与某人争吵<口>
That means it can get caught up in Indian spats with China that have nothing to do with it.
⑾snub v.冷落
In May, India decided to snub China by staying away from an international summit in Beijing to discuss China's "Belt and Road Initiative"--a scheme to link China to its neighbors and countries beyond with a splurge of spending on infrastructure and power projects.
⑿puny adj. 弱小的,微不足道的
India supports Bhutan's puny army.
⒀status quo n. 现状
The Kingdom's fear of changing the status quo may explain why the stand-off in the Himalayas has persisted far longer.
⒁nationalist 国家主义者
It becomes all the more worrying when you consider that Mr. Modi is a nationalist who want to be seen as strongmen.
⒂escalate v. 使加剧
A shooting match with India that risked escalating into war would be a dangerous distraction.

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