今日の５つの上級英単語 Part 44
2015年 08月 05日
hoard [v] to collect and keep large amount of food, money, etc., especially secretly
e.g. Squirrels hoard nuts for winter.
aegis [n] under the aegis of sth = with the protection or support of a particular organisation or person
e.g. The negotiations were conducted under the aegis of UN.
imbibe [v] to drink alcohol, to absorb sth (such as information)
e.g. Plants imbibe light from the sun
We often go on a holiday in Devon to imbibe fresh air.
virile [adj] showing masculine characteristics (strong, energetic, sexual etc). (positively used)
e.g. What can we do to change this somehow fixated idea that men continue to be fascinating and attractive and virile, while women age and no longer sexual or beautiful.
doddering [adj] weak, slow and not able to walk in a steady way especially because of old age
e.g. My mother-in-law detests the idea of ending up in a nursing home, living among doddering old people.