Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The word of the day: QUELL

"As one former Goldman banker told Arlidge, the culture there is 'completely money-obsessed. ... There’s always room — need — for more. If you are not getting a bigger house or a bigger boat, you’re falling behind. It’s an addiction.'

It’s an addiction that Washington has done little to quell.President Obama has not been strong on the issue, and Timothy Geithner coddles the wanton bankers whenever they freak out that they might not be able to put in their new pools next summer." New York Times Nov.11 2009

To suppress, to put down forcibly, or to quiet, to pacify

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