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Vocabulary for IELTS Unit 1 Human Nature

カード 25枚 作成者: tobimaru_nel (作成日: 2014/09/25)

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Word list from "Vocabulary for IELTS" (Cambridge University Press), Unit 1

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  • 1

    adolescent

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 It is important that an adolescent boy should have an adult in whom he can confide.

    答え

    • Young people who are no longer children but who have not yet become adults

    解説

  • 2

    characteristic

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Genes determine the characteristics of every living thing.

    答え

    • The qualities or features that belong to them and make them recognizable.

    解説

  • 3

    trait

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 The study found that some alcoholics had clear personality traits showing up early in childhood.

    答え

    • A particular characteristic, quality, or tendency that someone or something has.

    解説

  • 4

    apprehensive

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 People are still terribly apprehensive about the future.

    答え

    • Someone who is afraid that something bad may happen.

    解説

  • 5

    assertive

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Women have become more assertive in the past decade.

    答え

    • Statinhg their needs and opinions clearly, so that people take notice.

    解説

  • 6

    clumsy

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Unfortunately, I was still very clumsy behind the wheel of the jeep.

    答え

    • Moving or handling things in a careless, awkward way, often so that things are knocked over or broken.

    解説

  • 7

    cynical

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 ...his cynical view of the world.

    答え

    • Describing someone who always acts selfishly.

    解説

  • 8

    desirable

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Prolonged negotiation was not desirable.

    答え

    • Worth having or doing because it is useful, necessary, or popular.

    解説

  • 9

    eccentric

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He is an eccentric character who likes wearing a beret and dark glasses.

    答え

    • Someone who behaves in a strange way, and have habits or opinions that are different from those of most people.

    解説

  • 10

    egoistic

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Susan and Deborah share an intensely selfish, egotistic streak.

    答え

    • Someone who behaves selfishly and thinks they are more important than other people.

    解説

  • 11

    gullible

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 I'm so gullible I would have believed him.

    答え

    • Someone who is easily tricked because they are too trusting.

    解説

  • 12

    idealise

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 People idealize the past.

    答え

    • Thinking about someone to be perfect or much better than they really are.

    解説

  • 13

    inconsiderate

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Motorists were criticised for being inconsiderate to pedestrians.

    答え

    • The people who do not take enough care over how their words or actions will affect other people.

    解説

  • 14

    indecisive

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He was criticised as a weak and indecisive leader.

    答え

    • The people who find it very difficult to make decisions.

    解説

  • 15

    self-assured

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He's a self-assured, confident negotiator.

    答え

    • Someone who shows confidence in what they say and do because they are sure of their own abilities.

    解説

  • 16

    self-absorbed

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Billy Flynn was arrogant, self-absorbed , but he wasn't stupid.

    答え

    • Someone who thinks so much about things concerning themselves that they do not notice other people or the things around them.

    解説

  • 17

    self-centred

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He was self-centred, but he wasn't cruel.

    答え

    • Someone who is only concerned with their own wants and needs and never thinks about other people.

    解説

  • 18

    self-congratulatory

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Officials were self-congratulatory about how well the day had gone.

    答え

    • Someone who keep emphasising how well they have done or how good they are.

    解説

  • 19

    self-deprecating

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 Sharon tells the story of that night with self-deprecating humour.

    答え

    • Someone who always criticise themselves or represent themselves as foolish in a light-hearted way.

    解説

  • 20

    self-important

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He was self-important, vain and ignorant.

    答え

    • Someone who behaves as if they are more important than they really are.

    解説

  • 21

    tactful

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 He had been extremely tactful in dealing with the financial question.

    答え

    • Someone who is careful not to offend or upset another person.

    解説

  • 22

    well-adjusted

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 ...a happy, loving and well adjusted family.

    答え

    • A person who has a mature personality and can control their emotions and deal with problems without becoming anxious.

    解説

  • 23

    well-bred

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 She was too well-bred to want to hurt the little boy's feelings.

    答え

    • Someone who is very polite and has good manners.

    解説

  • 24

    well-brought-up

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 A nice, well-brought-up girl, as my Mum used to call me proudly, walking alone down a street like this.

    答え

    • Someone, especially a child, who is very polite because they have been taught good manners.

    解説

  • 25

    well-dressed

    補足(例文と訳など)

    • 例文 She's always well-dressed.

    答え

    • Someone who is wearing smart or elegant clothes.

    解説

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