上級英語学習単語リスト May 2015

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  1. quell
    suppress or crush completely
  2. voluble
    marked by a ready flow of speech
  3. confidant
    someone to whom private matters are told
  4. obsolescence
    falling into disuse or becoming out of date
  5. dubious
    fraught with uncertainty or doubt
  6. cadaverous
    of or relating to a corpse
  7. arbiter
    someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
  8. triptych
    art consisting of a painting or carving on three panels
  9. demise
    the time when something ends
  10. implacable
    incapable of being appeased or pacified
  11. paroxysm
    a sudden uncontrollable attack
  12. reprehensible
    bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
  13. jurisdiction
    the territory within which power can be exercised
  14. skirmish
    a minor short-term fight
  15. fray
    wear away by rubbing
  16. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  17. indigent
    poor enough to need help from others
  18. monolithic
    imposing in size or bulk or solidity
  19. stymie
    hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
  20. effigy
    a representation of a person
  21. flout
    treat with contemptuous disregard
  22. cognizant
    having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization
  23. precipitate
    bring about abruptly
  24. rectilinear
    characterized by a straight line or lines
  25. arguably
    as can be shown by a process of logical reasoning
  26. encapsulate
    enclose in or as if in a small container
  27. forthwith
    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening
  28. emaciated
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  29. afflict
    cause physical pain or suffering in
  30. privation
    the act of stripping someone of food, money, or rights
  31. sinister
    wicked, evil, or dishonorable
  32. ubiquitous
    being present everywhere at once
  33. thwart
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
  34. harbinger
    something indicating the approach of something or someone
  35. reverberate
    ring or echo with sound
  36. fretful
    nervous and unable to relax
  37. implode
    burst inward
  38. impresario
    a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
  39. extortion
    unjust exaction, as by the misuse of authority
  40. entourage
    the group following and attending to some important person
  41. virulent
    extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  42. spew
    eject or send out in large quantities (also metaphorical)
  43. inclement
    severe, of weather
  44. premonition
    an early warning about a future event
  45. desist
    stop performing some action
  46. recoil
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  47. pertinent
    being of striking appropriateness
  48. doleful
    filled with or evoking sadness
  49. jostle
    make one's way by pushing or shoving
  50. wan
    deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress
  51. flagrant
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  52. histrionics
    a performance of a play
  53. frustrate
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
  54. interject
    insert between other elements
  55. repudiate
    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
  56. repudiate
    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
  57. incarcerate
    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
  58. salient
    conspicuous, prominent, or important
  59. rudimentary
    being in the earliest stages of development
  60. paucity
    an insufficient quantity or number
  61. garbled
    lacking orderly continuity
  62. sanguine
    confidently optimistic and cheerful
  63. corroborate
    give evidence for
  64. phlegmatic
    showing little emotion
  65. lax
    without rigor or strictness
  66. avidly
    in a zealous manner
  67. inadvertently
    without knowledge or intention
  68. conjecture
    believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
  69. obviate
    do away with
  70. obviate
    do away with
  71. rash
    imprudently incurring risk
  72. conjecture
    believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
  73. lurid
    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
  74. quip
    a witty saying
  75. fortuitous
    lucky; occurring by happy chance

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