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STEP 1 2009-3 1-10

英検1級 5

TermDefinition
covet to want (something that you do not have) very much His religion warns against coveting material goods.
detest to dislike (someone or something) very strongly I detest pepperoni, and wouldn't eat it if you paid me!
solicit to ask for (something, such as money or help) from people, companies, etc. : to ask (a person or group) for money, help, etc. The center is soliciting donations to help victims of the earthquake.
aberration something (such as a problem or a type of behavior) that is unusual or unexpected
exhilaration a feeling of great happiness and excitement I felt a kind of exhilaration when I reached the top of the mountain.
ulitiatum a final threat She was given an ultimatum—work harder or lose her job.
addendum something that is added; especially : a section of a book that is added to the main or original text
affable friendly and easy to talk to
indemnity a promise to pay for the cost of possible damage, loss, or injury An agreement providing indemnity against prosecution has paid $2 million
fidelity the quality of being faithful to your husband, wife, or a country, organization, etc. They have never wavered in their fidelity to the cause of freedom
audacity a confident and daring quality that is often seen as shocking or rude : an audacious quality He had the audacity to suggest that it was all my fault.
condone to forgive or approve (something that is considered wrong) a government that has been accused of condoning racism
decree an official order given by a person with power or by a government The President issued a decree making the day a national holiday.
purloin to take (something that belongs to someone else) The studio stepped up security, fearing that someone might attempt to purloin a copy of the script for the show's season finale
allay to make (something) less severe or strong a gentle breeze would allay the heat
indiscrete not divided into parts.
conscription the practice of ordering people by law to serve in the armed forces
ingratiate to gain favor or approval for (yourself) by doing or saying things that people like
beseech to beg (someone) for something : to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way to do something
insulate to add a material or substance to (something) in order to stop heat, electricity, or sound from going into or out of it I wish I could insulate my children from painful experiences.
extrapolate to form an opinion or to make an estimate about something from known facts We can extrapolate the number of new students entering next year by looking at how many entered in previous years.
inscrutable difficult to understand : causing people to feel curious or confused an inscrutable work of art
inflatable capable of being inflated <an inflatable boat
opposable able to be placed against one or more of the other fingers or toes on the same hand or foot
untenable not capable of being defended against attack or criticism an untenable position
mutinous involved in a mutiny : feeling or showing a desire not to do what someone has told or ordered you to do
precarious not safe, strong, or steady: depending on the will or pleasure of another He earned a precarious livelihood by gambling.
ponderous very boring or dull : slow or awkward because of weight and size students struggling to stay awake during a ponderous lecture
renege to refuse to do something that you promised or agreed to do They had promised to pay her tuition but later reneged.
ruffle to move or lift (something) so that it is no longer smooth : to make (someone) irritated, annoyed, worried, etc. Her hair was ruffled by the wind.
shackled to deprive of freedom especially of action by means of restrictions or handicaps The guard shackled the prisoner.
cringed to feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body Many English teachers cringe when their students use the word “ain't.”
courier a person whose job is to carry messages, packages, etc., from one person or place to another Police recently arrested a drug courier in our neighborhood.
misnomer a name that is wrong or not proper or appropriate “International Airport” is something of a misnomer, since almost all the arriving and departing flights are local.
ledger a book that a company uses to record information about the money it has paid and received
bunker a strong building that is mostly below ground and that is used to keep soldiers, weapons, etc., safe from attacks The ammunition is stored in concrete bunkers.
surmount to deal with (a problem or a difficult situation) successfully : to be placed at the top of (something) An Olympic swimmer surmounted endless obstacles to achieve her goals
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