~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "strip sb of one's title"



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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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The International Cycling Union (UCI) has decided to strip of Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"strip sb of one's title"

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~からタイトルを剥奪する


(語義~ 英辞郎 on the WEB)





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)の調査結果をUCIは受け入れる形に

・Lance Armstrongはこれまでのすべての結果を剥奪され、今後一切競技活動は禁止される

・USADAはArmstrongのドーピング疑惑について、"the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen"と形容

・これまでにArmstrongは1999から2005年までに連続してツール・ド・フランスで優勝

・アームストロング氏の弁護士Tim Herman氏は、"one-sided hatchet job"と非難





【Today's Vocabulary】





disparate


1 usu ADJ n

Disparate things are clearly different from each other in quality or type. (FORMAL)


2 usu ADJ n

A disparate thing is made up of very different elements (= diverse). (FORMAL)





morose


ADJ

Someone who is morose is miserable, bad-tempered, and not willing to talk very much to other people.





repot


V n

If you repot a plant, you take it out of its pot and put it in a larger one.





transpire


1 it V that, it V

When it transpires that something is the case, people discover that it is the case (= turn out). (FORMAL)


2 V

When something transpires, it happens. Some speakers of English consider this use to be incorrect.





feud


1 N-COUNT

A feud is a quarrel in which two people or groups remain angry with each other for a long time, although they are not always fighting or arguing (= vendetta).


2 V-RECIP V with n, pl-n V

If one person or group feuds with another, they have a quarrel that lasts a long time. You can also say that two people or groups feud.





reticent


ADJ oft ADJ about/on n

Someone who is reticent does not tell people about things.





menagerie


N-COUNT

A menagerie is a collection of wild animals.





admonish


V n for n/-ing, V n with quote, also V n, V n to-inf

If you admonish someone, you tell them very seriously that they have done something wrong (= rebuke). (FORMAL)





boundary


1 N-COUNT oft N of/between n

The boundary of an area of land is an imaginary line that separates it from other areas (= border, frontier).


2 N-COUNT usu pl, oft N of/between n

The boundaries of something such as a subject or activity are the limits that people think that it has.





munificent


ADJ

A munificent person is very generous. (FORMAL)





quell


1 V n

To quell opposition or violent behaviour means to stop it.


2 V n

If you quell an unpleasant feeling such as fear or anger, you stop yourself or other people from having that feeling.





extenuating


ADJ usu ADJ n

If you say that there are extenuating circumstances for a bad situation or wrong action, you mean that there are reasons or factors which partly excuse it (= mitigating). (FORMAL)





taunt


V n, V n about n

If someone taunts you, they say unkind or insulting things to you, especially about your weaknesses or failures.


N-COUNT

Taunt is also a noun.





despicable


ADJ emphasis

If you say that a person or action is despicable, you are emphasizing that they are extremely nasty, cruel, or evil.





consternation


N-UNCOUNT

Consternation is a feeling of anxiety or fear (= dismay). (FORMAL)





(語義~Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ 





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□編集後記
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最後までお読みいただき、ありがとうございました。本年度先日第2回の英検が実施されましたが、またすぐに、第3回の日程が近づいてきます。TOEICもそうですが、次から次に試験日がやってくるので、英語学習も楽ではありませんね。

ご感想・ご意見は、english baristaまでお気軽にご連絡ください♪
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