~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "power transfer"

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http://www.knowledge.ne.jp/lec2046.html

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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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China President Hu Jintao has opened a Communist Party congress.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"power transfer"



権力移譲








【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・2000人以上の出席者の前で、Hu氏は 'corruption' について異例の言及

・尖閣諸島問題で現在緊張関係にある日本などとの外交政策についても注目が集まる

・勤勉さ、科学的メソッド、治安、そして生活水準向上の重要性を強調

・今回68歳以上の指導者は引退する運び

・2020年までに2010年段階のGDPを倍にする意向を示し、アメリカを抜いて世界最大の経済規模に達する予想も





【Today's Vocabulary】





fitful


ADJ

Something that is fitful happens for irregular periods of time or occurs at irregular times, rather than being continuous (≠ continuous).





showdown


N-COUNT usu sing

A showdown is a big argument or conflict which is intended to settle a dispute that has lasted for a long time.





immaculate


1 ADJ

If you describe something as immaculate, you mean that it is extremely clean, tidy, or neat (= pristine).


2 ADJ emphasis

If you say that something is immaculate, you are emphasizing that it is perfect, without any mistakes or bad parts at all (= flawless).





immodest


1 ADJ usu ADJ n

If you describe someone's behaviour as immodest, you mean that it shocks or embarrasses you because you think that it is rude.


2 ADJ usu v-link ADJ disapproval

If you say that someone is immodest, you disapprove of the way in which they often say how good, important, or clever they are (= = boastful ≠ modest).





fixated


ADJ v-link ADJ on/with/by n

If you accuse someone of being fixated on a particular thing, you mean that they think about it to an extreme and excessive degree.





wholesome


1 ADJ approval

If you describe something as wholesome, you approve of it because you think it is likely to have a positive influence on people's behaviour or mental state, especially because it does not involve anything sexually immoral.


2 ADJ approval

If you describe food as wholesome, you approve of it because you think it is good for your health (= nutritious).





devout


1 ADJ

A devout person has deep religious beliefs.


N-PLURAL the N

The devout are people who are devout.


2 ADJ n

If you describe someone as a devout supporter or a devout opponent of something, you mean that they support it enthusiastically or oppose it strongly.





foremost


1 ADJ

The foremost thing or person in a group is the most important or best.


2 PHRASE PHR n/prep, PHR with cl, PHR after v emphasis

You use first and foremost to emphasize the most important quality of something or someone.





witless


ADJ disapproval

If you describe something or someone as witless, you mean that they are very foolish or stupid (= mindless, stupid).





deranged


ADJ

Someone who is deranged behaves in a wild and uncontrolled way, often as a result of mental illness.





(語義~ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ 





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