Three reasons gas prices are expected to stay high
Record setting gas prices show no signs of slowing down, CNN's Matt Egan explains why global issues are continuing to cause pain at the pump.
Folklore and Fairy Tales
The North Wind and the Sun ~Aesop's Fable~
shine-shone, shined-shone, shined shake-shook-shaken
Gentleness and kind persuasion win where force and bluster fail.
Persuasion has the upper hand over pressure.
Keeping things in perspective.
Violence has its limits, but gentleness has none.
They can’t win if they begin by making threats.
Always treat others with compassion and warmth.
Kindness effects more than severity.
Bluster is not a sign of true power.
INVESTOR PANEL SAYS RUSSIA IN POTENTIAL DEFAULT
UK /ruːl/ US /ruːl/
UK /ruːl/ US /ruːl/
rule verb (DECIDE)
[I or T] to decide officially:
Only the Appeal Court can rule on this point.
The judge ruled for/in favour of/against the defendant.
[+ that] The government has ruled that the refugees must be deported.
[+ obj + noun/adj] The courts have ruled his brave action illegal.
UK /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/ US /ˈprɪn.sə.pəl/
principal noun (MONEY)
[C usually singular] FINANCE & ECONOMICS specialized
an amount of money that someone has invested in a bank or lent to a person or organization so that they will receive interest on it from the bank, person, or organization:
She lives off the interest and tries to keep the principal intact.
live off sb/sth — phrasal verb with live verb
to use someone or something to provide the money or food that you need to live:
All his life he had lived off his father.
They had learned to live off the land (= grow or find their own food).
denominated adjective [before noun] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET, MONEY
dollar/euro/sterling, etc. denominated
used to describe shares, bonds, etc. that are in a particular currency:
Investors would hold sterling-denominated shares in the merged company.
accrue verb [I] formal
UK /əˈkruː/ US /əˈkruː/
to increase in number or amount over a period of time:
Interest will accrue on the account at a rate of seven percent.
Little benefit will accrue to the city (= it will receive little benefit) from the new transport links.
uphold verb [T]
UK /ʌpˈhəʊld/ US /ʌpˈhoʊld/
upheld | upheld
to keep or defend a principle or law:
When he took office he swore to uphold the laws of the land.
The decision by the court upholds the right of rural Alaskans to subsistence hunt and fish on most waters in Alaska.
UK /nəʊt/ US /noʊt/
[C] FINANCE a written agreement that one person, organization, etc. will pay a particular amount of money to another person, etc. by a particular date:
The note for your loan comes due on 1 June.
a two-year note
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
Some believe / economic penalties for the invasion of Ukraine / make such a failure inevitable.