今回は今日の上級英単語Part 16の復習です。Part 16で学習したのは以下の単語:


importune
surreptitious
eventuate
incontrovertible
subjugate



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。


When it comes to global warming, the absence of [ ] evidence does not justify inaction.

We must fight against the persistent force to [ ] women, which prevails in our society.

In their clandestine operation, hidden cameras were used to collect [ ] recordings.

Despite the warning, the Tsunami never [ ] and the residents were able to return to their homes.

Andy Dufresne [ ] to fund the library over a long period and his effort eventuated in innumerable books donated to the Shawshank prison.


次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


従属させる

しつこく要求する

議論の余地のない

起こる

人目を忍んで行う



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。(いやぁ、あの猫のイメージはsurreptitiousそのものだなぁ 笑)それではまた明日!

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-21 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
火曜日。月曜が過ぎて英語学習の勢いもしっかりついているのでは?なーんて。勢いがついていようがいまいが(笑)、続けてまいりましょう!


今日の5つの上級英単語は:



sultry
trenchant
torrid
puissant
maudlin



sultry /ˈsʌltri/ [adj]:
1) very hot, stifling, humid and uncomfortable 蒸し暑い
The sultry late summer weather had brought swarms of insects.

2) sexually attractive; seeming to have strong sexual feelings 官能的な
Many have complained about the new sultry fragrance ad on TV.


trenchant /ˈtrentʃənt/ [adj]: (of criticism, remarks, etc) expressed strongly and effectively, in a clear way 辛辣な
*trenchはsharp/cuttingの意味だそうで塹壕のtrenchも同じ語源です。

Mahatma Gandhi delivered a trenchant assessment of the British Empire in 1928.

torrid /ˈtɒrɪd/ [adj]:
1) full of emotions, especially connected sex and love 熱烈な
2) very hot and dry 灼熱の
The caravan traveled under the unbearable torrid sun in the desert.


puissant /ˈpjuːɪs(ə)nt/ [adj]: powerful 有力な

Though she appears innocuous outside of her workplace, she is a puissant MD at a large pharmaceutical company.


maudlin /ˈmɔːdlɪn/ [adj]:
1) talking in a silly emotional way often full of pity for yourself, especially when drunk 泣き上戸の、感傷的な
2) (of a book, film or song etc)
expressing or causing exaggerated emotions, especially in way that is not sincere お涙頂戴の、感傷的な

I am not a great fan of over sentimental maudlin chick-flicks.




以上です。

次の記事はPart 16の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-21 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語
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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-21 01:51 | photography
さて今回は今日の上級英単語Part 15の復習です。Part 15で学習したのは以下の単語:



egregious
timorous
truncate
jaunty
fractious



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 was small in stature, [ ] and shy by nature.

The article was published in [ ] form.

Feeling on top of the world, he walked down the street with his hat set at a [ ] angle.

Some of the most recent deforestation sometimes seems blatant and [ ].

Children often get [ ] and tearful when tired.



次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。



粋な

気難しい

気が弱い

言語道断な

きり縮められた



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 | 2015-07-20 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
あっという間に過ぎ去った楽しい週末。土曜日は年齢をかえりみず19キロ歩いてかなり足腰にきました。 犬もぐったり。

今週もはりきって単語学習にはげみましょう(と自分を励ます)。

今日の5つの上級英単語は:


omnivorous
disparate
abstemious
extant
vicissitudes


omnivorous /ɒmˈnɪvərəs/ [adj]:
1) eating all tipes of food, especially both plants and meet 雑食性の
*肉食はcarnivorous、草食はherbivorous
2) having many interests in a particular area or activity 手当たりしだいの

Any spare piece of land in London seems to be earmarked by property developers. Their omnivorous buying habits is rather frightening.


disparate /ˈdɪspərət/ [adj]: different 本質的に異なる、異種の
*desperateときき間違えないように

The robots were built and piloted with funding from sources as disparate as European Union, NASA, and Amazon.


abstemious /əbˈstiːmiəs/ [adj]: not allowing oneself to have much alcohol 節制した or food, or to do things that are enjoyable

Pete has become abstemious since his illness. He might be healthier but he surely was happier when he were drinking.

extant /ekˈstænt/ [adj]: still in existence いまだ現存する
*反対はextinct
There are extant remains of walls built by Romans around the City.


vicissitude /vɪˈsɪsɪtjuːd/ [n]: (usually pl) many changes and problems in a situation or life that you have to deal with (人生、運命などの)移り変わり、浮き沈み

"The vicissitudes of age, you have a choice about your attitudes. How long it sometimes takes old men to urinate standing in a public restroom while young men are pissing like race horses is something you have control over as regards your attitude about it....."(Reuters)



以上です。

次の記事はPart 15の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-20 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語
今回は今日の上級英単語Part 14の復習です。Part 14で学習したのは以下の単語:


integral
nominal
expunge
anathema
schism


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。


Rigid thought was [ ] to great thinkers, past or present.

[ ] of 1054 precipitated the final separation of the Eastern Orthodox from Roman Catholic.

We cannot possibly do without you. You are an [ ] part of the team.

How can other people be expected to pay taxes when those getting the most don't even pay the [ ] amount they are required to pay.

He had connections with powerful people. Thanks to them, the shady past was [ ] from his profile.


次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


わずかな

分離、分派

大嫌いなもの、しごく厭われるもの

削除する

不可欠な


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!Have a lovely weekend!

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-17 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
金曜日だーーーー!わ゛ーーーーーーー!(歓喜の踊り)

ちなみに。三連符と四連符を同じビートで続けて弾くにはどうしたらいいのだろう...。「たたた、たたた、たたた、たたた、たたたた、たたたた、たたたた、たたたた...」....Anyway。

さて、今日の5つの上級英単語は:


indict
nebulous
pesky
redolent
repose


indict /ɪnˈdaɪt/ [v]: to officially charge sb with a crime 起訴する
*発音要注意:cは発音されない

Those indicted on drug-trafficking conspiracy charges face up to life in prison if convicted.

nebulous /ˈnebjələs/ [adj]: vague 曇った、不透明な、不明瞭な、漠然とした
*星空のnebula(スタートレックでよくでてくるガス)と同じ語源

It never ceases to amaze me the speed which Americans will dump common sense in the interest of that nebulous god "National Security". (New York Times)

pesky /ˈpeski/ [adj]: annoying やっかいな、いやな

My computer is now plagued with pesky glitches indicating an imminent huge expense for an upgrade.
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redolent /ˈredələnt/ [adj]:
1) remind sb of sth ...をしのばせる
An atmosphare redolent of the sea and ships
2) smelling strongly of sth ...のにおいが強い
The kitchen was redolent with the smell of baking.
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*発音注意:アクセントはreにあり、発音は「ぅり」ではなく「ぅれ」。


repose /rɪˈpəʊz/ [v]: 
1) (of an object) to be kept in a particular place (ものが)載っている
She stared a the empty cabinet where once the vase had reposed.
2) (of a person) to lie or rest in a particular place 休む、横になる
He closed his eyes, reposing on a sofa in the dark.
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以上です。

楽しい週末をお過ごしくださいね。今週末私たちはカントリーサイドに犬を連れてウォーキングに行く予定です。

次の記事はPart 14の復習ですよ。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-17 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語

Roof Garden

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-17 06:23 | photography
さて今回は今日の上級英単語Part 13の復習です。復習って言ったって、昨日勉強した単語だって覚えてないのに...と嘆きたくなる気持ちをぐっとおさえて、「単語に触れる回数が多ければ多いほど覚える可能性も高いのだ」と理性で諭しましょう。(自分に言ってる)


Part 13で学習したのは以下の単語:

diatribe
fortuitous
ilk
construe
clandestine



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。


It disgusting that celebrities and their [ ] receive such different treatment in various places!

He got the job thanks to a [ ] combination of circumstances.

A usual conspiracy theory blaming the CIA's [ ] operations.

This material is presented for information purposes only and should not be [ ] as individual tax or financial advice.

He launched a bitter [ ] against major religions.


次に、下記の意味を単語とマッチしてください。


痛烈な非難の演説、文章、批評

...と解釈する

秘密の

同類、家族

幸運な



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 | 2015-07-16 15:00 | [復習編] 今日の5つの上級英単語
木曜日。今週はピアノのレッスンが二回あってその準備もあって時間がきつい....。でも今週もあと二日、お互いにがんばりましょうね。

今日の5つの上級英単語は:


pecuniary
sumptuous
balk (American) / baulk (British)
rife
revile


pecuniary /pɪˈkjuːniəri/ [adj]: monetary 金銭上の
*発音注意 「ぺきゅ」ではなく、「ぴきゅ」

Parents' pecuniary advantage affords better education for their children, securing continual affluence one generation after another.


sumptuous /ˈsʌmptʃuəs/ [adj]: very expensive and looking very impressive 豪華な、贅沢な

His house was furnished with expensive furniture and every room looked sumptuous.


balk (American) / baulk (British) /bɔːk/ [v]: to be unwilling to do something or become involved in something because it is difficult, dangerous, etc. 躊躇する、難色を示す

If you are parsimonious and baulk at the prices of foreign holidays, do not despair. There are myriads of footpaths in Britain. Enjoy walking!


rife /raɪf/ [adj]: widespread, full of sth bad or unpleasant 広がって、充満して

The feeling of anger and despair is fife on streets in Athens.

revile /rɪˈvaɪl/ [v]: to criticize somebody/something in a way that shows how much you dislike them 罵倒する

Guillaume Tell, the Royal Opera House's new production, was reviled by some of the audience on its first night, with lound boos ringing out during the production.


以上です。

次の記事はPart 13の復習です。

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# by uk_alien | 2015-07-16 10:00 | 今日の5つの上級英単語