VIP Class Notes (Nemo)


impeachment (n): the act of making a formal statement that a public official might be guilty of a serious offence in connection with his or her job, especially in the US:
E.g.: The federal judge faces impeachment.
E.g.: The investigation expanded and ultimately led to impeachment.
E.g.: Ohio lawmakers presided over several impeachments during the state’s infancy.

impeach (v): to make a formal statement saying that a public official is guilty of a serious offence in connection with their job, especially in the US
E.g.: The governor was impeached for wrongful use of state money.

outpost (n): a place, especially a small group of buildings or a town, that represents the authority or business interests of a government or company that is far away
E.g.: a police/military/colonial outpost

Silk Road-丝绸之路

一带一路-The Belt and Road Initiative

backward (adj): not advanced
E.g.: When he was a child, his teachers thought he was backward (= unable to learn as much as most children).
E.g.: People still think of it as a backward country/region/area (= one without industry or modern machines).

the Renaissance-the period of new growth of interest and activity in the areas of art, literature, and ideas in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries