eco-guard

(名詞/可數) 生態守衛 - 從事保護野生動物 (尤指瀕危動物) 之工作的人。

引句:
His experience in the forest makes him particularly well-suited to the work given his knowledge of the terrain and endurance for long patrols. He enjoys being an eco-guard, saying that it has given him a good understanding of the environment and why it is important to keep animals alive rather than killing them for money.
[www.awf.org, 23 May 2019]

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regenerative agriculture

(名詞/不可數) 再生農業 - 著重於改善和維護土壤健康的農耕法。

引句:
Regenerative agriculture practices increase soil biodiversity and organic matter, leading to more resilient soils that can better withstand climate change impacts like flooding and drought … Importantly, regenerative agriculture practices also help us fight the climate crisis by pulling carbon from the atmosphere and sequestering it in the ground.
[climaterealityproject.org, 2 July 2019]

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blue acceleration

(名詞/不可數) 人類對全世界海洋資源的使用率急遽增加。

引句:
A new study highlights a sharp uptick in marine activity and defines the "blue acceleration" as the unprecedented rush for food, material and space taking place in the ocean.
[news.mongabay.com, 13 February 2020]

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burglary tourism

(名詞/不可數) 闖空門旅遊 - 到國外有錢人的住家或豪宅闖空門偷竊的行徑。

引句:
Thieves ransacked his home while he and his wife were away in October last year. The gang stole more than £33,000 worth in belongings, including a gold Rolex watch. It’s believed he was the latest target of “burglary tourism” which involves foreign criminals flying to the capital to target luxury homes. The thieves are difficult to track because they are missing from police databases and usually flee the country soon after the raid.
[itv.com/news, 15 January 2020]

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social gifting

(名詞/不可數) 做善事代替送禮。

據報導,越來越多新人要求賓客不必送禮,取而代之的是為別人或社區做一些簡單的小善事,如撿拾垃圾、擔任慈善活動的志工、幫年老的鄰居購買食品雜貨等。

引句:
More and more engaged couples are shunning lavish wedding presents in favour of so-called ‘social gifting’. These couples, typically in their early 30s, have no use – or space – for expensive homeware. Instead, they ask their wedding guests to carry out small acts of kindness, such as picking up litter, volunteering at a local charity or helping an elderly neighbour with their groceries.
[www.dailymail.co.uk, 16 February 2019]

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tradwife

(名詞/可數) 傳統妻子 - 在家相夫教子且逆來順受的妻子。這個字是由 traditional 和 wife 拼綴而成。

引句:
The tradwives have been keenly giving interviews about how they are the true feminists in choosing not to work, to which anyone with a modicum of knowledge about feminism would say: “We gave women the choice – that’s the point! Bake banana bread until the sun comes up, if it makes you happy!” Whether they are still the true feminists in suggesting that “husbands must always come first if you want a happy marriage”, as Pettitt has tweeted, feels more debatable.
[theguardian.com, 27 January 2020]

例句:

My wife has traditionally feminine and wifely qualities such as submissiveness, chastity, and willingness to do household chores. She's a tradwife. (我太太具有傳統女性和妻子的特質,如順從、貞潔且願意做家事。她是個傳統妻子)

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art acne

(名詞/不可數) 藝術品粉刺 - 畫作表面因化學反應產生小凸塊所受到的損壞。

引句:
Some of the world’s finest oil paintings have been self-destructing, developing mysterious lumps and bumps known as “art acne”. Works by Georgia O’Keeffe and Rembrandt are among the hundreds of works blighted by the condition. For decades, art conservators have struggled to control the outbreaks, which look like grains of sand to the naked eye.
[dailymail.co.uk, 17 February 2019]

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ghost gear

(名詞/不可數) 被棄置在海洋中,需要數百年才能分解的漁網和繩索等捕魚設備 (因此對海洋生物和環境造成危害)。

引句:
Each year at least 640,000 tonnes of the “ghost gear” is left in our oceans – the equivalent of 52,000 London double decker buses and I’ve read devastating reports stating that over 817 species are trapped and killed under the surface by this litter. The ghost gear eventually breaks down into micro-plastics and can have a lasting effect on marine life for many years.
[www.huffpost.com, 27 December 2017]

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spite house

(名詞/可數) 惡意屋 - 建造或改動來惱怒或煩擾鄰居的房子,如把房子漆成非常鮮豔的顏色或者進行擴建來阻礙鄰居的視野。

引句:
In the UK, the most recent spite house to make the papers was the Kensington home of … a property developer who painted candy stripes on the three-storey façade of her house in 2015. She denied that the stripes were to spite neighbours who objected to her plans to demolish the £4.75m property, which she used “for storage”.
[theguardian.com, 8 September 2019]

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tree-trimming party

(名詞/可數) 一群人聚在某人的家裡來裝飾聖誕樹的社交活動。

引句:
A tree-trimming party is a great idea for completing one chore, celebrating the season, and easily entertaining a crowd of friends. Invitations can be sent out ahead of time, or you can make this a spur of the moment gathering. All you need is a tree, decorations, willing friends and appetizers to serve buffet style.
[thespruceeats.com, 7 November 2019]

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