~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "encounter"



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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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Obama and Romney clashed in the second of three presidential debates.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"encounter"

……

衝突する


(語義~ 英辞郎 on the WEB)










【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・第1回のディベートに引き続き2回目がNew Yorkで90分にわたって開催

・前回はロムニー氏に軍配が上がった形となり、今回オバマ大統領は必勝を期してきたか

・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

・3回目で最終となる次回対決はFloridaで22 Octoberに開催予定










【Today's Vocabulary】





spiky


ADJ

Something that is spiky has one or more sharp points.





feisty


ADJ

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


N-UNCOUNT

Misogyny is a strong dislike of women.





entomology


N-UNCOUNT

Entomology is the study of insects.





exit visa


N-COUNT



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.





procrastinate


V

If you procrastinate, you keep leaving things you should do until later, often because you do not want to do them. (FORMAL)





precarious


1 ADJ

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).


2 ADJ

Something that is precarious is not securely held in place and seems likely to fall or collapse at any moment.





gossamer


ADJ ADJ n

You use gossamer to indicate that something is very light, thin, or delicate. (LITERARY)





debase


V n

To debase something means to reduce its value or quality (= degrade). (FORMAL)





permeate


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.





carcass


in BRIT, also use carcase


N-COUNT

A carcass is the body of a dead animal.





girth


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)


2 N-COUNT

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.





equanimity


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)





chagrin


N-UNCOUNT usu with poss

Chagrin is a feeling of disappointment, upset, or annoyance, perhaps because of your own failure. (FORMAL, WRITTEN)





furtive


ADJ disapproval



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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