India prepares for Diwali, the festival of light.
【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
Pesky means irritating. (INFORMAL)
To attenuate something means to reduce it or weaken it. (FORMAL)
If a man is hirsute, he is hairy. (FORMAL)
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)
If someone or something foments trouble or violent opposition, they cause it to develop (= incite). (FORMAL)
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.
in BRIT, also use débâcle
A debacle is an event or attempt that is a complete failure (= fiasco).
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).
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.
Something that has a deleterious effect on something has a harmful effect on it (= detrimental). (FORMAL)
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)
V oft with brd-neg, V n
If someone condones behaviour that is morally wrong, they accept it and allow it to happen (≠ condemn).
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).
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)
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