今日の5つの上級英単語 Part 36

今日のつぶやき → (ピアノのペダリング、上手になるものなのだろうか?きっとマニュアル車のクラッチのように自然に身体の一部になるに違いない...と祈ろう。)

さーて、今日の5つの上級英単語は:

levity
lugubrious
scion
obsequious
fulsome

levity /ˈlevəti/ [n]: behaviour that shows lack of respect for something serious and that treats it in an amusing way; frivority 深刻さを欠く態度、場違いな陽気さ

The joke provided a moment of levity in an otherwise dreary meeting.
Some levity might help get the business done.

*日本語訳だとネガティブな印象を受けがちですが、上記の例文のようにポジティブな意味でよく使われるようです。levityというとなぜかLee Mack。
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lugubrious /ləˈɡuːbriəs/ [adj]: sad and serious

His attempt to lighten up the mood with levity was rather inappropriate.


scion /ˈsaɪən/ [n]: a young member of a family, especially a famous or important one

He was a scion of an incredible family, but brushed away the possibility of privilege for the harder, better reward of earning his own way.


obsequious /əbˈsiːkwiəs/ [adj]: trying too hard to please someone

The waiters came hurrying forward with obsequious smiles on their faces.


fulsome /ˈfʊlsəm/ [adj]: too generous in thanking or apologising so that it sounds insincere

Uriah Heep's fulsome compliments nettled David, and made him suspect that there must be a hidden agenda behind all this obsequious manner.


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以上です。

次の記事はPart 17の復習です。

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by uk_alien | 2015-07-22 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語