~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~ "Newtown"

~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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President Barack Obama said the US must do more to protect its children from tragedy caused by guns.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"Newtown"



コネチカット州ニュータウン





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・Sandy Hook Elementary Schoolで26人の児童が銃の犠牲に

・犠牲となった児童はいずれも6-7歳の生徒

・Gun Controlについての是非再燃は必至

・クリスマスシーズンに襲った悲劇に全米のみならず全世界が衝撃を受ける

・実行犯は20歳のAdam Lanzaは実母を殺害したのちに自殺




(語義~ BBC News Website)





【Today's Vocabulary】



apparently


1 ADV ADV with cl/group, ADV before v vagueness

You use apparently to indicate that the information you are giving is something that you have heard, but you are not certain that it is true.


2 ADV ADV with cl/group, ADV before v

You use apparently to refer to something that seems to be true, although you are not sure whether it is or not.



lunge


V prep/adv, V prep/adv

If you lunge in a particular direction, you move in that direction suddenly and clumsily.


N-COUNT usu sing

Lunge is also a noun.



superintendent


1 N-COUNT; N-TITLE

In Britain, a superintendent is a senior police officer of the rank above an inspector. In the United States, a superintendent is the head of a police department.


2 N-COUNT N of n

A superintendent is a person who is responsible for a particular thing or the work done in a particular department.


3 N-COUNT

A superintendent is a person whose job is to look after a large building such as a school or a block of flats and deal with small repairs to it. (AM; in BRIT, use caretaker)



outpouring


N-COUNT usu sing, usu N of n

An outpouring of something such as an emotion or a reaction is the expression of it in an uncontrolled way.



traumatize


in BRIT, also use traumatise

be V-ed, V n, V n with n, V-ed

If someone is traumatized by an event or situation, it shocks or upsets them very much, and may cause them psychological damage.



(語義~ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





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