上級英語学習単語リスト June 2015

definitions & notes only words
  1. diatribe
    thunderous verbal attack
  2. fortuitous
    lucky; occurring by happy chance
  3. ilk
    a kind of person
  4. clandestine
    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  5. integral
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
  6. nominal
    relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
  7. expunge
    remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
  8. anathema
    a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
  9. schism
    division of a group into opposing factions
  10. egregious
    conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
  11. timorous
    shy and fearful by nature
  12. truncated
    cut short in duration
  13. jaunty
    having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
  14. fractious
    easily irritated or annoyed
  15. importune
    beg persistently and urgently
  16. incontrovertible
    impossible to deny or disprove
  17. surreptitious
    marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
  18. eventuate
    come out in the end
  19. subjugate
    make subservient; force to submit or subdue
  20. premise
    a statement that is held to be true
  21. incredulous
    not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
  22. propitious
    presenting favorable circumstances
  23. surmise
    infer from incomplete evidence
  24. curtail
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end
  25. inveigh
    complain bitterly
  26. relegate
    assign to a lower position
  27. repulse
    force or drive back
  28. supine
    lying face upward
  29. inchoate
    only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
  30. raze
    tear down so as to make flat with the ground
  31. scurry
    move about or proceed hurriedly
  32. incisive
    demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  33. precipitate
    bring about abruptly
  34. stentorian
    very loud or booming
  35. valour
    the qualities of a hero or heroine
  36. sinecure
    a job that involves minimal duties
  37. complicity
    guilt as a confederate in a crime or offense
  38. liquidation
    termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
  39. recant
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
  40. abrogate
    revoke formally
  41. preclude
    make impossible, especially beforehand
  42. extrinsic
    not forming an essential part of a thing
  43. fetter
    a shackle for the ankles or feet
  44. paragon
    a perfect embodiment of a concept
  45. asperity
    harshness of manner
  46. epithet
    descriptive word or phrase
  47. cursory
    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  48. interloper
    someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another
  49. reticent
    reluctant to draw attention to yourself
  50. altruistic
    showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  51. cupidity
    extreme greed for material wealth
  52. antithesis
    exact opposite
  53. temerity
    fearless daring
  54. amorous
    inclined toward or displaying love
  55. perpetrate
    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
  56. consummate
    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
  57. subterfuge
    something intended to misrepresent the nature of an activity
  58. fallacious
    containing or based on incorrect reasoning
  59. manifold
    many and varied; having many features or forms
  60. fraught
    filled with or attended with
  61. fraught
    filled with or attended with
  62. enigma
    something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
  63. exult
    feel extreme happiness or elation
  64. attest
    provide evidence for
  65. promulgate
    state or announce
  66. admonish
    scold or reprimand; take to task
  67. abortive
    failing to accomplish an intended result
    The smart TV is an abortive attempt at technological convergence that generates more compromise than convenience.The Verge (Nov 13, 2014)
  68. urbane
    showing a high degree of refinement
    Foreigners meeting him saw an urbane and relatively sophisticated politician, but his influence on policy was limited.Washington Post (Jun 5, 2015)
  69. inherent
    existing as an essential constituent or characteristic
    Scientists are still not sure what gender differences are inherent and what are acquired.
  70. latent
    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
    Fukushima people face latent prejudice in Japan because of fears, some unfounded, about radiation.US News (Jun 1, 2015)
  71. romp
    play boisterously
    Some critics have dismissed the “Brief History” exhibit as a superficial, even gimmicky romp through history with too many gaps.New York Times (Jun 17, 2015)
  72. buff
    an ardent follower and admirer
    Huge movie buffs, they had access to a family film library of something like 5,000 titles.Los Angeles Times (Jun 18, 2015)
  73. latent
    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
  74. tortuous
    marked by repeated turns and bends
  75. peregrination
    traveling or wandering around
  76. itinerant
    traveling from place to place to work
  77. conjugal
    relating to the relationship between a wife and husband
  78. plight
    a situation from which extrication is difficult
  79. toil
    work hard
  80. ramshackle
    in deplorable condition
  81. unscrupulous
    without principles

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