Obama and Romney clashed in the second of three presidential debates.
（語義～ 英辞郎 on the WEB）
【Background Knowledge ～なぜ今それなわけ？～】
・NY、Long IslandのHofstra Universityで開催され、度々オバマ大統領がロムニー氏をさえぎる形が目立つ対決となり、司会を務めたCNNのCandy Crowleyは介入を余儀なくされるシーンも
Something that is spiky has one or more sharp points.
If you describe someone as feisty, you mean that they are tough, independent, and spirited, often when you would not expect them to be, for example because they are old or ill (= spunky).
Misogyny is a strong dislike of women.
Entomology is the study of insects.
An exit visa is an official stamp in someone's passport, or an official document, which allows them to leave the country that they are visiting or living in.
If you procrastinate, you keep leaving things you should do until later, often because you do not want to do them. (FORMAL)
If your situation is precarious, you are not in complete control of events and might fail in what you are doing at any moment (= uncertain ≠ secure).
Something that is precarious is not securely held in place and seems likely to fall or collapse at any moment.
ADJ ADJ n
You use gossamer to indicate that something is very light, thin, or delicate. (LITERARY)
To debase something means to reduce its value or quality (= degrade). (FORMAL)
1 V n, V through n
If an idea, feeling, or attitude permeates a system or permeates society, it affects every part of it or is present throughout it.
2 V n, V through n
If something permeates a place, it spreads throughout it.
in BRIT, also use carcase
A carcass is the body of a dead animal.
1 N-VAR with supp, oft poss N
The girth of an object, for example a person's or an animal's body, is its width or thickness, considered as the measurement around its circumference. (FORMAL)
A girth is a leather strap which is fastened firmly around the middle of a horse to keep the saddle or load in the right place.
N-UNCOUNT oft with N
Equanimity is a calm state of mind and attitude to life, so that you never lose your temper or become upset. (FORMAL)
N-UNCOUNT usu with poss
Chagrin is a feeling of disappointment, upset, or annoyance, perhaps because of your own failure. (FORMAL, WRITTEN)
If you describe someone's behaviour as furtive, you disapprove of them behaving as if they want to keep something secret or hidden.
(語義～Collins COBUILD Dictionary)
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