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STEP 1 2010-2 11-20

英検1級 4

TermDefinition
delve to search for information about something : to reach into a bag, container, etc., in order to find something He tried to delve inside his memory for clues about what had happened.
wilt of a plant : to bend over because of not having enough water : to become weak and tired especially because of hot weather He wilted under the pressure.
meander to have a lot of curves instead of going in a straight or direct line : to follow a winding course : to walk slowly without a specific goal, purpose, or direction The path meanders through the garden.
profane to treat (a holy place or object) with great disrespect The once-lovely landscape had been profaned by ugly factories
obliterate to destroy (something) completely so that nothing is left In a stroke, the March snowstorm obliterated our hopes for an early spring
pander to do or provide what someone wants or demands even though it is not proper, good, or reasonable The films pander to the basest emotions
elicit to draw forth or bring out (something latent or potential) Hypnotism elicited his hidden fears.
curtail to make less by or as if by cutting off or away some part The new laws are an effort to curtail illegal drug use.
enchant to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc. : to put a magic spell on (someone or something) The book has enchanted children for almost a century.
eschew to avoid (something) especially because you do not think it is right, proper, etc. They now eschew the violence of their past.
proffer to offer or give (something) to someone He proffered advice on how best to proceed.
revamp to make (something) better or like new again The company has revamped the design of its best-selling car.
garble to cause (a word, name, message, etc.) to be unclear or confusing The candidate complained that his views had been deliberately garbled by his opponent
liquidate business : to sell (a business, property, etc.) especially to pay off debt : to pay all the money owed for (a debt) The owners were ordered to liquidate the company and pay their creditors.
propel to drive forward or onward by or as if by means of a force that imparts motion He grabbed him and propelled him through the door.
encrypt to change (information) from one form to another especially to hide its meaning The software will encrypt the message before it is sent.
nudge to touch or push (someone or something) gently : to push (someone) gently with your elbow in order to get that person's attention The dog nudged the ball with his nose.
exacerbate to make more violent, bitter, or severe His angry comments have exacerbated tensions in the negotiation process.
allegory a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation
asylum protection given by a government to someone who has left another country in order to escape being harmed She was granted asylum after it was made clear that she would be killed if she returned to her native country.
intrigue to make (someone) want to know more about something : to cause (someone) to become interested The mystery story intrigued me so that I read it in one sitting
indolence inclination to laziness A general feeling of indolence usually overtakes them during summer vacation
hype deception, put-on
gist the main point or part : essence Didn't catch every word between them, but heard enough to get the gist of the conversation
superfluous exceeding what is sufficient or necessary : extra cleared off all the superfluous stuff on his desk to make room for the new computer
illustrious admired and respected very much because a lot was achieved He has had an illustrious military career.
impervious not allowing something (such as water or light) to enter or pass through : not bothered or affected by something the material for this coat is supposed to be impervious to rain
incongruous strange because of not agreeing with what is usual or expected His outburst seemed incongruous to those who know him well.
extol to praise (someone or something) highly The health benefits of exercise are widely extolled.
levitate to rise or make (something) rise into the air in a way that appears to be magical The magician claimed he could levitate a car.
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