Fuel shortages make people mad in the wake of Storm Sandy.
【Background Knowledge ～なぜ今それなわけ？～】
・New YorkとNew Jerseyではpower supply復旧が11日ぐらいまで遅れる模様
Incontinence is the inability to prevent urine or faeces coming out of your body.
1 V pron-refl
If you prostrate yourself, you lie down flat on the ground, on your front, usually to show respect for God or a person in authority.
2 ADJ ADJ after v
If you are lying prostrate, you are lying flat on the ground, on your front.
3 ADJ oft ADJ with n
If someone is prostrate, they are so distressed or affected by a very bad experience that they are unable to do anything at all (= devastated). (FORMAL)
If someone in a position of authority abrogates something such as a law, agreement, or practice, they put an end to it (= revoke). (FORMAL)
V, V against n, V n
If someone transgresses, they break a moral law or a rule of behaviour.
If an army, sports team, or other group routs its opponents, it defeats them completely and easily.
Rout is also a noun.
Freemasonry is the organization of the Freemasons and their beliefs and practices.
2 N-UNCOUNT also a N, usu with supp
Freemasonry is the friendly feeling that exists between people who are of the same kind or who have the same interests.
To augment something means to make it larger, stronger, or more effective by adding something to it (= supplement). (FORMAL)
A belated action happens later than it should have done. (FORMAL)
ADV ADV after v, n ADV
If a group of people "do something en masse", they do it all together and at the same time.
If you describe a person or their behaviour as brazen, you mean that they are very bold and do not care what other people think about them or their behaviour.
If someone or something confounds you, they make you feel surprised or confused, often by showing you that your opinions or expectations of them were wrong.
(語義～ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)
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