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カード 24枚 作成者: Naoki Anbo (作成日: 2015/11/16)

  • expressing much in few words


    His speech was usually rambling, but this time I found it brief and laconic.

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  • 1

    expressing much in few words

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • His speech was usually rambling, but this time I found it brief and laconic.
    • The dialogue is clipped, laconic, understand to convey simmering underneath.

    答え

    • laconic

    解説

  • 2

    crowd

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • A howling throng of teenage girls surrounded the rap artists.
    • When the throng had mostly streamed in to the porch, the seton began to toll the bell.

    答え

    • throng

    解説

  • 3

    brave

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • The corporal received the Silver Star for his intrepid deeds in combat.
    • Scientists and support staff began celebrating the new year along with a plane load of tourists and seven intrepid skiers.

    答え

    • intrepid

    解説

  • 4

    to approach and speak to

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • If a surly panhandler should accost you, keep on walking.
    • You mistake, knight:accost is front her, board her, woo her, assail her.

    答え

    • accost

    解説

  • 5

    silent

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Even under repeated questioning, the witness remained reticent.
    • He is as inquisitive about the country as he was reticent about his business there.

    答え

    • reticent

    解説

  • 6

    any imminent danger (a king seated one of his subjects underneath a sword that was hanging by a hair, in order to teach him the dangers a king faces)

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Although the president of the company seemed quite secure, he always complained that there was a sword of Damocles haning over his head.

    答え

    • the sword of Damocles

    解説

  • 7

    secret, stealthy

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • In a futive manner she removed her shoes and tiptoed up to her room.
    • Hogan directed a furtive glance up and down the ally.

    答え

    • furtive

    解説

  • 8

    a person guilty of a major crime

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Since the boss learned that Bob associated with a known felon, he fired him.
    • I was surprised to see this notorious felon become a regular at our bible discussion classes.

    答え

    • felon

    解説

  • 9

    excess

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • When the teacher asked why the homework had not been done, he was greeted by a plethora of incredible alibis.
    • SUFFERERS CONFRONT A PLTEHORA OF POLLEN

    答え

    • plethora

    解説

  • 10

    unfortunate

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • The hapless contest winner was unable to locate the lucky ticket.
    • Parents, too, have an almost irresistible impulse to mold their children in their own image or at least greaft a few of their own ambitions onto their hapless offspring.

    答え

    • hapless

    解説

  • 11

    angry, incensed

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • My uncle was irate when the drunken driver swerved in front of us.
    • I got irate because people have been yelling at me my whole life.

    答え

    • irate

    解説

  • 12

    a too costly victory (King pyrrhus defeated the Romans but his losses were extremely heavy)

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • In heavy fighting the troops managed to recapture the hill, but it could only be considered a Pyrrhic victory.

    答え

    • pyrrhic victory

    解説

  • 13

    an excuse

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Her pretext of being tired did not fool us for an instant.
    • Our mother had been expressly enjoined by her husband to give Madame Cornouiller some plausible pretext for refusing.

    答え

    • pretext

    解説

  • 14

    to lie; to construct

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Most fisher can fabricate a story about the size of the one that got away.
    • Perhaps the dialogues that you fabricate are nothing more than monologues.

    答え

    • fabricate

    解説

  • 15

    skillful

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • My nephew is quite adroit at making model airplanes.
    • Amazingly adroit in building model airplanes while he was in junior high, Eric moved on to an aeronautic career in his twenties.

    答え

    • adroit

    解説

  • 16

    move the arms energetically

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • I often marvel as I watch the traffic officer gesticulate at the onrushing cars.
    • Three times was sill all he could say, in his thick, angry voice, gesticulating at the commissaire and glaring at me.

    答え

    • gesticulate

    解説

  • 17

    watchful

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • The shootings at Columbine High School made educators much more vigilant.
    • I deny not but that it is of great concernment in the church and commnon wealth to have a vigilant eye how looks demean themselves.

    答え

    • vigilant

    解説

  • 18

    one who spoils fun

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Everyone wanted the party to go on, but Ronnie, the wet blanket, decided to go home to bed.

    答え

    • a wet blanket

    解説

  • 19

    eager

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Bill Clinton is an avid reader of mystery stories.
    • CUNY will have no more avid and fierce supporter for its mission than himself.

    答え

    • avid

    解説

  • 20

    coax

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • The parakeet refused to be cajoled into entering her cage.
    • We had to cajole tonight's guest to come on the program because he's something of a hermit.

    答え

    • cajole

    解説

  • 21

    elementary

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Since my grasp of algebra is rudimentary, I cannot solve the problem.
    • Some of them were singing, some talking, some engaged in gardening, hay-making, or other rudimentary industries.

    答え

    • rudimentary

    解説

  • 22

    intensify, heighten

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • It will enhance your enjoyment of an opera if you know what the plot is about in advance.
    • Her breadth of experience and determination to enhance her knowledge have increased her value to Con Edison.

    答え

    • enhance

    解説

  • 23

    slight variation in meaning, tone, etc.

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • In reading the satires of Jonathan Swift, one must be vigilant in order to catch each nuance.
    • With Minnie Driver adroitly mining each nuance of social primness, Jane is the first Disney cartoon heroine to provide her own comic relief.

    答え

    • nuance

    解説

  • 24

    to visit and oppose a person on his own grounds

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • Having decided to beard the lion, I stormed into the manager's office to ask for a rise

    答え

    • to beard the lion in his den

    解説

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