2016年4月15日 星期五

exigency, hollow, juncture, agonies

“The world is at a critical juncture. We need the energy and idealism of young people to tackle major threats to human wellbeing.” — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon ‪#‎unite4heritage‬



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A decisive point: climacteric, crisis, crossroad (used in plural),
exigence, exigency, juncture, pass, turning point, zero hour. See
decide/hesitate. A turning point; a crisis: bring matters to a head. See synonyms at crisis.

juncture[junc・ture]

  • 発音記号[dʒʌ'ŋktʃər]
[名]
1 [U](重大な)時点, 時期, 転機;[C]重大な情勢[局面]
at this juncture
この重大事に, この際.
2 [U][C]連結, 接合(点, 線);継ぎ目, 連結状態, 連結物;《文法》(音素の)連接.


exigency
(ĕk'sə-jən-sē, ĭg-zĭj'ən-) pronunciation
n., pl., -cies.
  1. The state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action.
  2. A pressing or urgent situation. See synonyms at crisis.
  3. Urgent requirements; pressing needs. Often used in the plural.

[名]((形式))
1 ((通例-cies))緊急事態.
2 [U]急務
economic exigency
経済上の急務.

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hollow

[形]
1 〈物が〉中空の, 中身が詰まっていない;うつろな(⇔solid).
2 〈物の〉表面がくぼんだ;〈ほお・目が〉くぼんだ, 落ち込んだ
hollow cheeks
こけたほお.
3 〈音・声が〉うつろな, 鈍い, こもった
a hollow booming sound
鈍いブーンという音.
4 〈言い訳・世辞・約束・友情などが〉価値[実質]のない, 内容のない, 無意味な, 不誠実な, うわべだけの
a hollow promise
から約束.
━━[名]
1 穴, うつろ, くぼみ, へこみ
the hollow of the hand
手のひら.
2 谷間, くぼ地.
in the hollow of one's hand
掌中に, 支配して.
━━[動](他)
1 〈物に〉くぼみをつける;〈物を〉くり抜く((out)).
2 〈物を〉くり抜いて[掘り抜いて]作る((out))
hollow a bowl out of a piece of wood
木をくり抜いてお椀(わん)を作る.
━━(自)うつろになる;くぼむ.
━━[副]うつろに
His criticisms rang hollow.
彼の批評はうつろに響いた.
beat a person (all) hollow
((略式))〈人を〉徹底的に打ちまかす[やっつける], 完全に凌駕(りょうが)する.
hol・low・ly
[副]うつろに.
hol・low・ness

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