上級英語学習単語リスト July 2015

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  1. megalomania
    a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur
  2. profligate
    unrestrained by convention or morality
  3. strife
    bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
  4. legion
    a large military unit
  5. scour
    examine minutely
  6. amnesty
    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
  7. exonerate
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  8. fiat
    a legally binding command or decision
  9. mendacious
    given to lying
  10. parsimonious
    excessively unwilling to spend
  11. pecuniary
    relating to or involving money
  12. balk
    refuse to comply
  13. sumptuous
    rich and superior in quality
  14. rife
    excessively abundant
  15. revile
    spread negative information about
  16. indict
    accuse formally of a crime
  17. nebulous
    lacking definite form or limits
  18. pesky
    causing irritation or annoyance
  19. redolent
    having a strong pleasant odor
  20. repose
    freedom from activity
  21. omnivorous
    feeding on both plants and animals
  22. disparate
    fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind
  23. abstemious
    marked by temperance in indulgence
  24. extant
    still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost
  25. vicissitude
    a variation in circumstances or fortune
  26. sultry
    sexually exciting or gratifying
  27. trenchant
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought
  28. torrid
    characterized by intense emotion
  29. puissant
    powerful
  30. maudlin
    effusively or insincerely emotional
  31. levity
    a manner lacking seriousness
  32. lugubrious
    excessively mournful
  33. scion
    a descendent or heir
  34. obsequious
    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  35. supplication
    the act of communicating with a deity
  36. penance
    voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for something
  37. ascetic
    someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
  38. desultory
    marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose
  39. bona fide
    not counterfeit or copied
  40. nirvana
    the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation
  41. plight
    a situation from which extrication is difficult
  42. connubial
    relating to marriage or the relationship between spouses
  43. demur
    politely refuse or take exception to
  44. appellation
    identifying words by which someone or something is called
  45. gamut
    a complete extent or range
  46. predicament
    an unpleasant or difficult situation
  47. cumulative
    increasing by successive addition
  48. recondite
    difficult to penetrate
  49. palliate
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
  50. chimerical
    like a grotesque product of the imagination
  51. crank
    rotate with a crank
  52. pedagogue
    someone who educates young people
  53. enunciate
    express or state clearly
  54. inordinate
    beyond normal limits
  55. irascible
    quickly aroused to anger
  56. perspicacious
    mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
  57. analogous
    similar or equivalent in some respects
  58. salvation
    rescuing or protecting someone or something from harm
  59. scurrilous
    expressing offensive reproach
  60. acrimony
    a rough and bitter manner
  61. perpetuate
    cause to continue or prevail
  62. mandate
    a document giving an official instruction or command
  63. fetish
    sexual desire in which gratification depends on some object
  64. entreaty
    earnest or urgent request
  65. inviolable
    incapable of being transgressed or dishonored
  66. puny
    of inferior size

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