~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "wind firm"

~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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Ralls Corp, a Chinese-owned energy company, sued Obama after the US President blocked a wind firm for national security reasons.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"wind firm"

……

風力発電所





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・今年はじめにRalls Corp は米オレゴン州の風力発電プラントを獲得したが、the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility の近くだったため、先週取引停止に

・大統領の行いは "acted in an unlawful and unauthorised manner" として提訴

・the White House は、"There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Ralls Corporation... might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."という声明を出す

・Ralls Corp は中国最大の工作機械メーカーである、 Sany Group によって所有されている

・米の国内産業保護の動きを指摘するRalls Corp社内の声の一方、9月中旬に実施された survey では Iran よりも China の方をアメリカの脅威とする人が25%に上ったケースも










【Today's Vocabulary】





(1) bungle


V n, V-ed

If you bungle something, you fail to do it properly, because you make mistakes or are clumsy (= botch).


N-COUNT

Bungle is also a noun.





(2) instigate


V n

Someone who instigates an event causes it to happen (= initiate).





(3) accrue


1 V-ed, V, V n

If money or interest accrues or if you accrue it, it gradually increases in amount over a period of time (= accumulate). (BUSINESS)


2 V, V to n

If things such as profits or benefits accrue to someone, they are added to over a period of time. (FORMAL)





(4) bequeath


1 V n to n

If you bequeath your money or property to someone, you legally state that they should have it when you die (= leave). (FORMAL)


2 V n n, V n to n, also V n

If you bequeath an idea or system, you leave it for other people to use or develop. (FORMAL)





(5) diatribe


N-COUNT usu with supp

A diatribe is an angry speech or article which is extremely critical of someone's ideas or activities (= tirade).





(6) efficacious


ADJ

Something that is efficacious is effective (= effective). (FORMAL)





(7) garrulous


ADJ

If you describe someone as garrulous, you mean that they talk a great deal, especially about unimportant things.





(8) conniving


usu ADJ n disapproval

If you describe someone as conniving, you mean you dislike them because they make secret plans in order to get things for themselves or harm other people (= scheming).





(9) insurrection


N-VAR

An insurrection is violent action that is taken by a large group of people against the rulers of their country, usually in order to remove them from office (= uprising, insurgency). (FORMAL)





(10) peter out


PHRASAL VERB V P

If something "peters out", it gradually comes to an end.





(語義~Collins COBUILD Dictionary)






~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ 

Topic : 英語・英会話学習 - Genre : School

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