~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "2%"




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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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Official figures showed US economic growth soared in 3rd Quarter, at an annualised rate of 2%.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"2%"

……

第3四半期のアメリカ経済成長率





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・The world's largest economyは年率で2%の成長率で拡大したと米Commerce Departmentは発表

・アメリカ経済は現在2009年6月以降3年を越える成長を見せているが、好ましい数字が発表されたことは大統領選にも影響を及ぼす可能性も

・Romney氏は立て続けにオバマ大統領の政策結果について追及していた

・オバマ陣営にとっては2012年9月の米失業率は8.1%から7.8%に低下したという好材料も

・US Federal Reserveは米経済を再建するために、quantitative easingの手法で市場に資金を投入する政策を9月に再開







【Today's Vocabulary】





epithet


N-COUNT usu with supp

An epithet is an adjective or short phrase which is used as a way of criticizing or praising someone. (FORMAL)





didactic


1 ADJ

Something that is didactic is intended to teach people something, especially a moral lesson. (FORMAL)


2 ADJ

Someone who is didactic tells people things rather than letting them find things out or discussing things. (FORMAL)





paleontology

N

Paleontology is the study of fossils as a guide to the history of life on earth.





taxonomy


N-VAR

Taxonomy is the process of naming and classifying things such as animals and plants into groups within a larger system, according to their similarities and differences. (TECHNICAL)





gland


N-COUNT usu supp N

A gland is an organ in the body which produces chemical substances for the body to use or get rid of.





truce


N-COUNT

A truce is an agreement between two people or groups of people to stop fighting or quarrelling for a short time.





expound


V n

If you expound an idea or opinion, you give a clear and detailed explanation of it (= explain). (FORMAL)


PHRASAL VERB V P n

"Expound on" means the same as expound.





inexorable


ADJ usu ADJ n

You use inexorable to describe a process which cannot be prevented from continuing or progressing (= relentless). (FORMAL)





seepage


N-UNCOUNT

Seepage is the slow flow of a liquid through something.





turban


N-COUNT

A turban is a long piece of cloth that is wound round the head. It is worn by Sikh men and by some Hindu and Muslim men.





amber


1 N-UNCOUNT usu N n

Amber is a hard yellowish-brown substance used for making jewellery.


2 COLOUR usu COLOUR n

Amber is used to describe things that are yellowish-brown in colour.


3 COLOUR

An amber traffic light is orange.





prune


1 N-COUNT

A prune is a dried plum.


2 V n, V

When you prune a tree or bush, you cut off some of the branches so that it will grow better the next year.


PHRASAL VERB V P n (not pron), also V n P

"Prune back" means the same as prune.


3 V n

If you prune something, you cut out all the parts that you do not need.


PHRASAL VERB V P n (not pron)

"Prune back" means the same as prune.





agrarian


ADJ usu ADJ n

Agrarian means relating to the ownership and use of land, especially farmland, or relating to the part of a society or economy that is concerned with agriculture.





hoe


1 N-COUNT

A hoe is a gardening tool with a long handle and a small square blade, which you use to remove small weeds and break up the surface of the soil.


2 V n, V

If you hoe a field or crop, you use a hoe on the weeds or soil there.





mercenary


1 N-COUNT

A mercenary is a soldier who is paid to fight by a country or group that they do not belong to.


2 ADJ disapproval

If you describe someone as mercenary, you are criticizing them because you think that they are only interested in the money that they can get from a particular person or situation.





thrall


N-UNCOUNT oft in N to n

If you say that someone is in thrall to a person or thing, you mean that they are completely in their power or are greatly influenced by them. (FORMAL)





(語義~Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





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