~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "global recovery"

~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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IMF issued a warning that says the global economic recovery is weakening.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"global recovery"










【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・International Monetary Fundは7月に発表した2013年の世界経済成長率3.9%を今回3.6%に修正

・今年2012年の成長率は3.3%とし、3.5%から同じく下方修正

・大きく落ち込んでいるのはイギリスと欧州地域で、今年はイギリスが-0.4%。欧州も同様に-0.4%となっており、現時点では来年はUK1.1%、欧州0.7%の成長率となる見込み

・中国は依然として8.0%以上、インドは4.9%~6.0%の高い成長率を予想

・欧州では the European Stability Mechanism (ESM:欧州安定化メカニズム)が導入され、苦しんでいるeurozoneの問題解決へ向けた恒久的なfundとなることが期待されている









【Today's Vocabulary】





(1) garbled


ADJ

A garbled message or report contains confused or wrong details, often because it is spoken by someone who is nervous or in a hurry.





(2) stipulation


V that/wh, V n

If you stipulate a condition or stipulate that something must be done, you say clearly that it must be done (= specify).





(3) condone


V oft with brd-neg, V n

If someone condones behaviour that is morally wrong, they accept it and allow it to happen (≠ condemn).





(4) bridle


1 N-COUNT

A bridle is a set of straps that is put around a horse's head and mouth so that the person riding or driving the horse can control it.


2 V, V at n

If you bridle, you show that you are angry or offended by moving your head and body upwards in a proud way (= bristle). (LITERARY)





(5) deviate


V from n

To deviate from something means to start doing something different or not planned, especially in a way that causes problems for others (= depart).





(6) pallid


1 ADJ

Someone or something that is pallid is pale in an unattractive or unnatural way.


2 ADJ

You can describe something such as a performance or book as pallid if it is weak or not at all exciting.





(7) languish


1 V prep/adv

If someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain and suffer in an unpleasant situation.


2 V

If something languishes, it is not successful, often because of a lack of effort or because of a lot of difficulties.





(8) bunker


1 N-COUNT

A bunker is a place, usually underground, that has been built with strong walls to protect it against heavy gunfire and bombing.


2 N-COUNT

A bunker is a container for coal or other fuel.


3 N-COUNT

On a golf course, a bunker is a large area filled with sand, which is deliberately put there as an obstacle that golfers must try to avoid.





(9) barged through


PHRASAL VERB V into/through n

If you barge into a place or barge through it, you rush or push into it in a rough and rude way. (INFORMAL)





(10) keel over


PHRASAL VERB V P

If someone keels over, they collapse because they are tired or ill. (INFORMAL)





(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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