今回は今日の上級英単語Part 20の復習です。Part 20で学習したのは以下の単語:



valour (valor)
sinecure
complicity
liquidation
recant



て問題です。次の例文の[ ]にもっともよく当てはまる単語を上から選んでください。動詞の場合は、時制は文脈によって変化させ、同様に名詞の単数複数も変化させてください。



After a [ ] of the gang leader, a mammoth conflict arouse among his ambitious lieutenants.

The Victoria Cross is Britain's highest military decoration for [ ].

Danny had confessed to [ ]in the killing of his brother-in-law.

The charges against him were dropped after the key witness [ ] her story.

Having experienced little hardship in their lives, many young people dream of having a [ ] while leading life of a jet-setter.



次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。



共謀、共犯

撤回する

勇気、武勇

(競争相手の)殺人

閑職、おいしい仕事



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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-27 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語

臨時復習の巻

PCがお釈迦になってしまった(涙)。

かなりのビンテージモノ(Windows VISTA、覚えてる?)を使ってはいたのだが....いざ逝かれてしまうと悲しい。

ボックスをあけてエアースプレーと掃除機できれいに掃除して、ファクトリーリセットをして中身をすべてきれいにしたのだが、だめ。お釈迦。ちーん。

と、いうわけで今週末は、蘇生努力→絶望→スペアでとってあった2005年もの超ヴィンテージSONY VAIO Windows XP(爆)ラップトップの復活にすっかり時間をとられてしまい新しい単語を勉強する時間は全くなし。だからにわか復習クイズを作り上げることにした。

蛇足だけど、この旧石器時代、もとい10年ものラップトップ、使える 笑。キーボードの「o」キーがとれちゃってるから故PCのキーボードとマウスをつなげて使っているのだけれど...それでも動いてるし 笑。旦那と共用する予定で新しいアップルのコンピューターを買おうと計画をしているからそれまでなんとかあと数ヶ月この石器がもってくれることを祈ろう。

さて、問題です。(いきなり)

下記の単語と意味をマッチさせよ:

<単語郡>
1. abstemious
2. disparate
3. extant
4. indict
5. levity
6. lugubrious
7. maudlin
8. nebulous
9. omnivorous
10. pesky
11. puissant
12. redolent
13. repose
14. reviled
15. sultry
16. trenchant
17. vicissitudes

<意味>
a. different
b. sentimental
c. very sad
d. humour, lightness of disposition
e. vague, not clear
f. eating any kind of food
g. accuse
h. state of rest
i. still existing
j. powerful
k. annoying
l. fragrant
m. moderate in eating or drinking
n. keen, sharp, biting
o. torrid, very hot
p. difficulties
q. criticised & disliked

答えは下に書いておいたからスクロールしないでマッチしてみてね。


<答え>

1. abstemious - m. moderate in eating or drinking
2. disparate - a. different
3. extant - i. still existing
4. indict - g. accuse
5. levity - d. humour, lightness of disposition
6. lugubrious - c. very sad
7. maudlin - b. sentimental
8. nebulous - e. vague, not clear
9. omnivorous - f. eating any kind of food
10. pesky - k. annoying
11. puissant - j. powerful
12. redolent - l. fragrant
13. repose - h. state of rest
14. reviled - q. criticised & disliked
15. sultry - o. torrid, very hot
16. trenchant - n. keen, sharp, biting
17. vicissitudes - p. difficulties

いかがでしたでしょうか?次の記事はPart 20の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-27 10:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
Peculiar door numbers

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-27 03:51 | photography
今回は今日の上級英単語Part 19の復習です。Part 19で学習したのは以下の単語:


raze
scurry
incisive
precipitate
stentorian


さて問題です。次の例文の[ ]にもっともよく当てはまる単語を上から選んでください。動詞の場合は、時制は文脈によって変化させ、同様に名詞の単数複数も変化させてください。


In “To Kill a Mockingbird” you’ve got a narrator who offers — from her innocence — [ ] critical commentary.

She said goodbye and [ ] back to work.

His theatrical [ ] voice reverberated though the auditorium.

The village has been [ ] to the ground to give way to a motorway.

His resignation [ ] a leadership crisis.


次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


単刀直入な

完全に崩壊する

大声の

小走りに急ぐ

突然引き起こす


いかがでしたか?正解はこちらでチェックしてみてくださいね。それではまた来週!良い週末をお過ごしくださいね。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-24 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
きっ、きっ、金曜日。金曜日~。わくわく、わくわく。

今週最後の「今日の5つの上級英単語」は:


nirvana
connubial
demur
appellation
gamut


nirvana /nɪəˈvɑːnə/ [n]: (in the religion of Buddhism) the state of peace and happiness that a person achieves after giving up all personal desires 涅槃

Through good deeds and pure thoughts man may reach nirvana.
My average commute time is consistently between 10 and 12 minutes, which feels like nirvana after years of driving for 75 minutes or more.


connubial /kəˈnjuːbiəl/ [adj]: related to marriage, or to the relationship between husband and wife 結婚の、夫婦の

For men further down the income ladder, both earnings and their chance of connubial bliss plummet.


demur /dɪˈmɜː(r)/ [v]: to say that you don't agree or refuse to do something 難色を示す、返事をしぶる

In the Milgram Experiment where participants were asked to 'give electric shocks' to a person behind the wall by pressing a button, they demurred at first but soon gave in and agreed to do so.


appellation /ˌæpəˈleɪʃn/ [n]: name, title 名称、名

What can you expect as the appellation "senior citizen" begins to apply to you?


gamut /ˈɡæmət/ [n]: (the gamut) the complete range of a particular kind of thing

She felt she had run the whole gamut of human emotions from joy to despair in one day. emoticon-0101-sadsmile.gifemoticon-0102-bigsmile.gifemoticon-0104-surprised.gifemoticon-0106-crying.gif



以上です。

次の記事はPart 19の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-24 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語
うわー、眠い。強烈に眠いぞ。負けるものかぃ。

今回は今日の上級英単語Part 18の復習です。Part 18で学習したのは以下の単語:


inveigh
relegate
repulse
supine
inchoate


さて問題です。次の例文の[ ]にもっともよく当てはまる単語を上から選んでください。動詞の場合は、時制は文脈によって変化させ、同様に名詞の単数複数も変化させてください。


He clung on to his job despite having been [ ] a junior position.

Let's start the exercise. First, lie down in a [ ] position.

The writer's ideas for his new book were [ ]. Though he had a vague idea how his story should pan out, but he had no specific details.

Though most critiques [ ] against the book, its commercial success was incontrovertible.

The soldier went into skirmish to [ ] the insurgents.

次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


左遷する

仰向けの

痛烈に批判する

初期段階の

追い払う


いかがでしたか?正解はこちらでチェックしてみてくださいね。それではまた明日!

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-23 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
木曜日、今日を含めあと二日で今週も終わり。はりきって勉強しましょう。

今日の5つの上級英単語は:


supplication
penance
ascetic
desultory
bona fide


supplication /ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃn/ [n]: the act of asking for something with a very humble request or prayer; plea 嘆願
*vocabulary.comによると"While a supplication is often thought of as a religious prayer (it is used 60 times in the Bible), it can logically be applied to any situation in which you must entreat someone in power for help or a favor. Still, it carries with it an aura of religiosity and deep entreaty, and should not be used to describe just any simple request."とあります。

She clasped her hands in supplication to the heavens.
He listened with scant patience to her supplications.


penance /ˈpenəns/ [n]:
1) an act that you give yourself to do, or that a priest gives you to do in order to show that you are sorry for something you have done wrong 罪を償うための苦行
2) something you have to do though you do not want to 苦痛なこと

I don't think writing a novel can have enough impact in the world these days to be considered penance.


ascetic /əˈsetɪk/ [adj]: not allowing yourself physical pleasures, especially for religious reasons; related to a simple and strict way of life 禁欲的な
The monks lived a very ascetic life.


desultory /ˈdesəltri/ [adj]: lacking definite plan or purpose and going from one thing to another, without enthusiasm とりとめのない、散漫な

The lecture was rather desultory and lacked focus. Many left the auditorium before it ended.


bona fide /bəʊnə ˈfaɪdi/ [n]: real, genuine 本物の、真実の
*ラテン語からきてるそうです

Well done, you've passed the test. You are a bona fide member of the team now.


以上です。

次の記事はPart 18の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-23 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語
今日の上級英単語Part 17の復習です。Part 17で学習したのは以下の単語:


surmise
curtail
premise
incredulous
propitious


さて問題です。次の例文の[ ]にもっともよく当てはまる単語を上から選んでください。動詞の場合は、時制は文脈によって変化させ、同様に名詞の単数複数も変化させてください。



Their honeymoon was [ ] due to their friend's sudden death back home.

When a president is in crisis, it is usually a [ ] time for political opponents to pounce.

The aircraft disappeared without trace. We can only [ ] what might have happened to it.

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The [ ] look on Mr Spock's face.

His reasoning is based on the [ ] that all people are equally capable of good and evil.



次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


推測する
短縮する

好都合な

根拠

信じがたい



いかがでしたか?正解はこちらでチェックしてみてくださいね。それではまた明日!

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-22 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
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
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