~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "Diwali"

~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~




~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~

英検1級二次対策の一環にぜひどうぞ!

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

~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~









~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□

India prepares for Diwali, the festival of light.

□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□□





【Today's Buzzword】


"Diwali"



インド・ヒンドゥー教の新年のお祝い




【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・別名「光のフェスティバル the festival of light」とも呼ばれ、女神ラクシュミーをお祝いする

・10月末から11月初めのインド歴第7番目月のはじめの日を指す。この日はジャイナ教を開いたマハーヴィーラが究極の悟りを開いた日とも言われる

・インドではDiwali期間中は買い物をすると縁起が良いとされ、耐久消費財の需要が述びると言われる

・Diwali期間中は、会社や郵便局はお休み





(語義~ Wikipedia)





【Today's Vocabulary】




pesky


ADJ n

Pesky means irritating. (INFORMAL)





attenuate


V n

To attenuate something means to reduce it or weaken it. (FORMAL)





hirsute


ADJ

If a man is hirsute, he is hairy. (FORMAL)





debilitate


1 V usu passive, be V-ed by n

If you are debilitated by something such as an illness, it causes your body or mind to become gradually weaker. (FORMAL)


2 V n

To debilitate an organization, society, or government means to gradually make it weaker. (FORMAL)





foment


V n

If someone or something foments trouble or violent opposition, they cause it to develop (= incite). (FORMAL)





rarity


1 N-COUNT usu sing, oft N in/among n

If someone or something is a rarity, they are interesting or valuable because they are so unusual. (JOURNALISM)


2 N-UNCOUNT oft with poss

The rarity of something is the fact that it is very uncommon.






debacle


in BRIT, also use débâcle

N-COUNT

A debacle is an event or attempt that is a complete failure (= fiasco).





coupon


1 N-COUNT

A coupon is a piece of printed paper which allows you to pay less money than usual for a product, or to get it free (= voucher).


2 N-COUNT

A coupon is a small form, for example in a newspaper or magazine, which you send off to ask for information, to order something, or to enter a competition.





deleterious


ADJ

Something that has a deleterious effect on something has a harmful effect on it (= detrimental). (FORMAL)





divulge


V n, V wh, also V n to n, V that

If you divulge a piece of secret or private information, you tell it to someone (= reveal, disclose). (FORMAL)





condone


V oft with brd-neg, V n

If someone condones behaviour that is morally wrong, they accept it and allow it to happen (≠ condemn).





facetious


ADJ disapproval

If you say that someone is being facetious, you are criticizing them because they are making humorous remarks or saying things that they do not mean in a situation where they ought to be serious (= flippant).





haggard


ADJ

Someone who looks haggard has a tired expression and shadows under their eyes, especially because they are ill or have not had enough sleep.





(語義~ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ 





~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~

新しいボキャビルアプリ、「プチまな」はじめました!

http://pmana.jp/pc/pm539.html

~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~★~☆~



Topic : 英語・英会話学習 - Genre : School

Comments

Post a comment

Only the blog author may view the comment.

Trackbacks


Use trackback on this entry. URL

検索フォーム
メルマガコーナーはこちら!
最新記事
プロフィール

evangelista

Author:evangelista
日本人英語学習者の立場・視点から、主に英語テストを通じて実用に耐える英語運用能力を身につける手法を追及しています。

このサイトは英語スピーチに必要な語彙と表現力、論点とアイデアについて、ストックを増やしていくための場所です。

英語学習法や各種テスト攻略法についても取り上げます。ちょくちょく更新していきます。

E-Mail: ecafecall@yahoo.co.jp

最新コメント
最新トラックバック
月別アーカイブ
カテゴリ
ブログランキング

FC2Blog Ranking