~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "Sandy"

~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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Sandy, a category two hurricane, hits south-east Cuba.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"Sandy"

……

サンディ(ハリケーンの名)





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・最大風速175km/h(110mph)のハリケーンがキューバ南東岸に到来

・米National Hurricane Center (NHC)は、人命に危険を及ぼす可能性が高いと警告

・300mmの雨が予想されており、山地では500mmに到達する恐れも

・地元では緊急時電源などの備えもしっかりしており、落ち着いた様子も





【Today's Vocabulary】





quirk


1 N-COUNT usu with supp, N of n, adj N

A quirk is something unusual or interesting that happens by chance.


2 N-COUNT

A quirk is a habit or aspect of a person's character which is odd or unusual.





opportune


ADJ

If something happens at an opportune time or is opportune, it happens at the time that is most convenient for someone or most likely to lead to success. (FORMAL)





sundry


1 ADJ n

If someone refers to sundry people or things, they are referring to several people or things that are all different from each other. (FORMAL)


2 PHRASE usu prep PHR

All and sundry means everyone.





gossamer


ADJ n

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





deceptive


ADJ

If something is deceptive, it encourages you to believe something which is not true (= misleading).





cloister


N-COUNT

A cloister is a covered area round a square in a monastery or a cathedral.





claimant


1 N-COUNT

A claimant is someone who is receiving money from the state because they are unemployed or they are unable to work because they are ill. (BRIT)


2 N-COUNT

A claimant is someone who asks to be given something which they think they are entitled to.





anterior


usu ADJ n

Anterior describes a part of the body that is situated at or towards the front of another part (≠ posterior
). (MEDICAL)





maim


V n

To maim someone means to injure them so badly that part of their body is permanently damaged.





milieu


N-COUNT usu supp N

Your milieu is the group of people or activities that you live among or are familiar with. (FORMAL)





convivial


ADJ approval

Convivial people or occasions are pleasant, friendly, and relaxed. (FORMAL)





deprecate


V n

If you deprecate something, you criticize it. (FORMAL)





slate


1 N-UNCOUNT oft N n

Slate is a dark grey rock that can be easily split into thin layers. Slate is often used for covering roofs.


2 N-COUNT

A slate is one of the small flat pieces of slate that are used for covering roofs.


3 N-COUNT usu with supp

A slate is a list of candidates for an election, usually from the same party (=list).


4 V-PASSIVE be V-ed to-inf, be V-ed for n

If something is slated to happen, it is planned to happen at a particular time or on a particular occasion. (mainly AM)


5 V usu passive, be V-ed

If something is slated, it is criticized very severely. (BRIT JOURNALISM)


6 PHRASE

If you start with a clean slate, you do not take account of previous mistakes or failures and make a fresh start.


7 PHRASE V inflects

If you wipe the slate clean, you decide to forget previous mistakes, failures, or debts and to start again.





strand


1 N-COUNT usu N of n

A strand of something such as hair, wire, or thread is a single thin piece of it.


2 N-COUNT

A strand of a plan or theory is a part of it (= element).


3 V be V-ed

If you are stranded, you are prevented from leaving a place, for example because of bad weather.





(語義~Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





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