Parkland students ordered to carry clear backpacks as part of a raft of security measures to prevent another massacre
a raft of (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a very large number of people or things “というふうに記載されていますね。
A whole raft of strategies were suggested in the report.
a raft of data
We have designed a whole raft of measures to improve the transport system.
We’ve identified a whole raft of problems affecting traffic flow.
・The backpack rule is part of a series of measures to tighten school security
・Officials say they want to provide schools with the maximum protection
・More security staff and metal detectors will be deployed at school entrances
・Money is also been provided to expand students’ mental health services
To deploy (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to use something “というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
He would have to deploy his considerable patience.
The company is reconsidering the way in which it deploys its resources/staff.
When airbags deploy, they save lives.
My job doesn’t really allow me fully to deploy my skills/talents.
All students at the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month will be required to carry see-through backpacks, school officials have said.
Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, sent a letter to the families of Stoneman Douglas High students imposing the new backpack rule.
The New York Times described it as being ‘reminiscent of security measures at airports and professional sports venues’.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who is in charge of something, for example a hospital, railway, or school “というふうに記載されていますね。
In the US, a school superintendent is in charge of the schools in a particular area.
She was appointed superintendent of schools in Tacoma, Washington.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” making you remember a particular person, event, or thing: “というふうに記載されていますね。
That song is so reminiscent of my adolescence.
sights and smells reminiscent of childhood
Runcie said any student without a clear backpack would be provided one at no cost after spring break, which takes place next week.
His letter said that every public school in Broward county will be reduced to a single entry for visitors by the start of 2019.
Furthermore he said the county would receive $8.5 million from the state to post at least one school resource officer in every school and $6 million to expand mental health services next school year.
Officials are eager to provide maximum protection at schools following the massacre and recent arrests of two students for carrying knives.
To post (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると” to send someone to a place to guard it or to watch who arrives and leaves “というふうに記載されていますね。
Extra guards were posted at the border crossing.
He’s been posted to Pakistan for six months.
Guards were posted at all the doors.
Students and staff also will be issued identification badges, Runcoe said, which they will be required to wear at all times while in school.
He said that in addition the introduction of metal-detecting wands at school was being considered, along with permanent metal detectors at entrances – even though he recently criticized this as ineffective.
A person intent on committing an atrocity would find his or her way around them, he said in an interview last month.
The move was announced after law enforcement officers also took steps to prevent Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, from having access to guns through the use of a new Florida law implemented in the aftermath of the massacre.
Broward County Judge Jack Tuter on Wednesday granted a temporary risk protection order against the 18-year-old.
The order prohibits Cruz from possessing or purchasing firearms or ammunition following his arrest Monday for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where his older brother carried out the mass killings, CNN reported.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” any tool that has the shape of a thin stick “というふうに記載されています。
The fairy godmother waved her magic wand over the cabbages and they turned into horses.
a magic wand
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be determined to do or achieve something: “というふうに記載されています。
I’ve tried persuading her not to go but she’s intent on it.
He seems intent on upsetting everyone in the room!
She seemed intent on making me miserable.
The climbers were intent on reaching the mountaintop despite the freezing temperatures.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a cruel and violent act, often in a war “というふうに記載されています。
They are on trial for committing atrocities against the civilian population.
Some of the worst atrocities in the Yugoslav war took place at a farm near Sarajevo.
The commission reports that atrocities were committed by all sides during the struggle.
To impose (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to introduce something such as a new law or new system, and force people to accept it “というふうに記載されています。
rules and regulations imposed by national governments
They have imposed restrictions on trade with foreign companies.
Very high taxes have recently been imposed on cigarettes.
The council has imposed a ban on alcohol in the city parks.
To implement (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make something such as an idea, plan, system, or law start to work and be used “ と記載されていますね。
The changes to the national health system will be implemented next year.
Attempts to implement change have met with strong opposition.
Congress refused to pass the bill that would implement tax reforms.
To grant (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to give or allow someone something, usually in an official way: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
They granted her an entry visa.
She granted their request/wish.
If permission is granted, they’ll start building soon.
The Board has refused to grant your request.
Zachary Cruz has been ordered to wear an ankle monitor, with a final risk protection order hearing scheduled for April 3, when the judge will decide whether to bar Cruz from having guns for an extended period.
ankle monitor は足首につける監視装置 です。
On Wednesday the woman who looked after shooter Nikolas Cruz before he murdered 17 people broke her silence to describe him as ‘a troubled young man’.
Rocxanne Deschamps told a news conference in New York that Cruz once put a gun to his mother’s head, displayed a deep affection for military-style guns and behaved so frighteningly that her family called 911 three times.
It was the first time she has publicly discussed what was happening at her home near Lantana when Nikolas and his brother Zachary lived with her and her family, sun-sentinel.com reported.
To bar (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to officially say that something must not happen, or that someone must not do something or go somewhere ” という風に記載されていますね。
The new rule bars the export of live animals.
He has been barred from running for political office for five years.
The incident led to him being barred from the country/barred from entering the country.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a feeling of liking and caring about someone or something ” という風に記載されていますね。
He has great affection for the country.
She felt no affection for the child.
He had a deep affection for his aunt.
There’s never much display of affection between them.
Pets should be treated with affection.
Harriet felt great affection for him.
Deschamps said she forbade Cruz from having guns in her house and ‘begged’ him to see a doctor to be treated for the depression he suffered after his mother’s death.
‘I did everything I could to warn law enforcement about what could happen,’ she said, reading from a written statement and dabbing her eyes.
law enforcement は 法執行機関です。
‘I wanted to protect, not only my own children, but also anyone else who might be at risk of being harmed.
‘I also wanted to protect Nikolas from himself. Unfortunately, although I did everything I could, I was not able to stop this tragedy from taking place.‘
To forbid (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to state that something is not allowed, according to a rule, law, or custom “ という風に記載されていますね。
You’re not going out tonight – I absolutely forbid it.
I forbid you to marry him!
new regulations forbidding the sale of landmines
The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16.
He is forbidden from leaving the country.
Company directors were forbidden to comment on the crisis.
To dab (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to touch a surface gently several times with something such as a piece of cloth, in order to make it clean or dry “ という風に記載されていますね。
She dabbed at her eyes with a tissue.
She dabbed a little perfume behind her ears.
Marge dabbed at her eyes with a handkerchief.
Remove the stain by carefully dabbing it with a cloth.
Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday penned a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heralding them for their efforts to get new gun laws passed.
‘We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have shown in the wake unspeakable tragedy,’ the former first couple wrote the young people, according to Mic.
‘Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.’
On Saturday, students from Parkland, Florida, will join their peers and like-minded Americans on the National Mall for the first-ever March for Our Lives to push for gun control.
To herald (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to praise something loudly or in a public way “というふうに記載されています。
The party was heralded as a great success by all.
The president’s speech heralds a new era in foreign policy.
This drug has been heralded as a major breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the quality of being able to return quickly to a previous good condition after problems: “というふうに記載されています。
The resilience of the economy has come as a surprise to some.
To comfort (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make someone feel less sad, worried, or disappointed “というふうに記載されています。
He went upstairs to comfort the baby.
The girl’s mother was at home today, being comforted by relatives.
I tried to comfort him, but it was no use.
awaken to (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If you awaken someone to something, you make them notice it or make them remember it: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
It took them many years to awaken to the dangers they were facing.
Someone needed to awaken Gavin to the fact that his marriage was in danger.
I awakened him to his responsibilities for his children.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the ideas and feelings you have that tell you whether something you are doing is right or wrong “ と記載されていますね。良心です。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” People who are described as like-minded share the same opinions, ideas, or interests: ” という風に記載されていますね。
A dedicated football fan herself, she started the magazine for like-minded women.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）