今日の５つの上級英単語 Part 43
2015年 08月 04日
1) small and weak 虚弱な
e.g. The newborn baby was a puny little thing.
2) not very impressive 取るに足らない、つまらない
e.g. They laughed at my puny efforts
to make a puny attempt to do sth
a puny physique
obliterate əˈblɪtəreɪt [v]: to erase/cover or destroy completely
e.g. The building was completely obliterated by the bomb.
The snow had obliterated their foot prints.
Everything that happened that night was obliterated from his memory.
deplorable dɪˈplɔːrəbl [adj]: very bad and unacceptable, often in a shocking way 嘆かわしい、みじめな
e.g. During the conflict, the villagers endured years of suffering and privation, living in the most deplorable conditions.
conflagration [n]: a very large fire that destroys a lot of land or buildings 大火
e.g. During the Grate Fire in 1666, a major conflagration swept through the medieval City of London.
ruː [v]: to regret 後悔する、残念に思う
e.g. You'll rue the day you took a job that you knew you shouldn't have, or left one without thinking it through.