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今日の5つの上級英単語 Part 15

今日はロンドンはめずらしく快晴。風もなく暖かくてとてもいい天気でした。

さて、今日の5つの上級英単語は、

egregious
timorous
truncate
jaunty
fractious

私にとっては意味がわからないまま文脈読みをする曖昧な単語たちです。

egregious /ɪˈɡriːdʒiəs/ [adj] : extremely bad, appalling 言語道断な
an egregious error/mistake/behaviour/crime/conduct
Some of the most recent deforestation sometimes seems blatant and egregious.
What could be more egregious than fathers receiving paid time off from work to spend time with their new born babies?
If we moved again just because we fancied a sunny private terrace, paying heck a lot in cost, and then found it to be an egregious error of judgement, I would not be able to forgive myself forever.

timorous/ˈtɪmərəs/ [adj] : nervous, shy and timid (in social occasions) 気が弱い
He was small in stature, timorous and shy by nature.
I am timorous, introverted and fairly autistic. That's me.

truncate /trʌŋˈkeɪt/ [v] : to shorten きり縮める、切って短くする
The article was published in truncated form.
Further discussion was truncated by the arrival of tea.

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jaunty /ˈdʒɔːnti/ [adj] : showing that you are feeling confident and pleased with yourself, lively 陽気な、いきな
A hat set at a jaunty angle.
A jaunty lad
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*これうちの義理ママの犬の名前(笑)

fractious /ˈfrækʃəs/ picking fights and being stubborn 気難しい
Children often get fractious and tearful when tired.
While Scotland is being fractious, England appears to remain phlegmatic
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以上、Moving - an egregious error of judgement?, timorous me, meeting->truncated, jaunty Robert in Sting, fractious Scotlandと覚える予定。

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by uk_alien | 2015-06-05 03:31 | 今日の5つの上級英単語 | Comments(0)

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