~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "extramarital affair"



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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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CIA director David Petraeus has resigned from his post, admitting he had an extramarital affair.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"extramarital affair"



不倫





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・Petraeus氏は2011年にCIAのボスに就任したが、その前にはイラクとアフガンで軍の指揮を取った人物

・前任者のLeon Panetta氏の後を受けて軍からCIAに移った

・オバマ大統領再選決定の三日後に発覚したことが新政権にダメージとなるか

・反省的なstatementを出すことでdamage controlを図ろうとするも、民主党にとっては手痛いイメージ低下につながりかねない可能性も





【Today's Vocabulary】





facile


ADJ disapproval

If you describe someone's arguments or suggestions as facile, you are criticizing them because their ideas are too simple and indicate a lack of careful, intelligent thinking (= simplistic).





vilify


be V-ed for -ing/n, be V-ed, also V n, V n as n

If you are vilified by someone, they say or write very unpleasant things about you, so that people will have a low opinion of you. (FORMAL)





tyro


N-COUNT oft N n

A tyro is a person who is just beginning to learn something or who has very little experience of something. (JOURNALISM)





fictitious


1 ADJ usu ADJ n

Fictitious is used to describe something that is false or does not exist, although some people claim that it is true or exists.


2 ADJ

A fictitious character, thing, or event occurs in a story, play, or film but never really existed or happened (= fictional, imaginary).





importune


V n, also V n to-inf, V n for n disapproval

If someone importunes another person, they ask them for something or ask them to do something, in an annoying way (= pester). (FORMAL)





eventful


ADJ

If you describe an event or a period of time as eventful, you mean that a lot of interesting, exciting, or important things have happened during it.





entourage


N-COUNT usu poss N, N of n

A famous or important person's entourage is the group of assistants, servants, or other people who travel with them.





bigot


N-COUNT disapproval

If you describe someone as a bigot, you mean that they are bigoted.





impresario


N-COUNT

An impresario is a person who arranges for plays, concerts, and other entertainments to be performed.





emaciated


ADJ

A person or animal that is emaciated is extremely thin and weak because of illness or lack of food.





(語義~ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ 





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