经济学人词汇专题 7

2016.01.07 The Economist

TOSHIBA Losing count Japan’s enfeebled giant faces a multi-billion-dollar write-down

1.名词

an electronics and nuclear-power conglomerate that has been the epitome of the country’s engineering prowess,

epitome意思典型,缩影。epi-意思into,tome意思to cut.

2.动词

Toshiba’s explanation for how it got the numbers so wrong on a smallish purchase is woolly.

woolly糊涂的,不清晰的。还有羊毛的意思。近义词vague.

3.形容词

concluded that number-fiddling at the firm was “systemic”.

systemic意思系统的,全身的,比systematic多了全身的意思。