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STEP 1 2009-2 1-10

英検1級 7

TermDefinitionExample
erroneous containing or characterized by error : mistaken gave an erroneous impression
exuberant very lively, happy, or energetic ; joyfully enthusiastic His exuberant personality makes him fun to be around.
circumspect thinking carefully about possible risks before doing or saying something She has a reputation for being quiet and circumspect in investigating charges of child abuse
bluff having a very open, honest, and direct way of talking that is friendly but not always polite
syndicate to sell (something, such as a piece of writing, comic strip, or photograph) to many different newspapers or magazines for publication at the same time The company syndicated the show to local stations.
bungle to make mistakes in doing (something) : to not do (something) well or successfully The government bungled badly in planning the campaign.
shun to avoid (someone or something) He shuns parties and social events.
slump to sit or fall down suddenly and heavily Exhausted, he slumped down into the chair.
trample to cause damage or pain by walking or stepping heavily on something or someone The workmen trampled on my flower bed.
deter to cause (someone) to decide not to do something Some potential buyers will be deterred by the price.
revoke to officially cancel the power or effect of (something, such as a law, license, agreement, etc.) The judge revoked her driver's license.
supplant to take the place of (someone or something that is old or no longer used or accepted) Old traditions that were fading away and being supplanted by modern ways
delineate to clearly show or describe (something) The report clearly delineates the steps that must be taken.
caustic able to destroy or burn something by chemical action The chemical was so caustic that it ate through the pipes.
pragmatic dealing with the problems that exist in a specific situation in a reasonable and logical way instead of depending on ideas His pragmatic view of public education comes from years of working in city schools.
studious very serious about studying, reading, learning, etc. studious avoidance of gender-specific pronouns
orthodox accepted as true or correct by most people : supporting or believing what most people think is true She believes in the benefits of both orthodox medicine and alternative medicine.
squabble a noisy quarrel usually over petty matters
thrust to push (someone or something) with force He thrust his fist into the air.
bestow to give (something) as a gift or honor The university bestowed on her an honorary degree.
meddle to become involved in the activities and concerns of other people when your involvement is not wanted please stop meddling in your sister's marriage, even though you mean well
susceptible easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something some people are more susceptible to depression during the winter because of reduced exposure to sunlight
intractable not easily managed, controlled, or solved : not easily relieved or cured a patient experiencing intractable pain
discernible to be able to detect with the eyes
deplorable very bad in a way that causes shock, fear, or disgust : deserving to be deplored we will not tolerate such deplorable behavior in a house of worship
turret a small tower on a building
morsel a small piece of food
vestige the last small part that remains of something that existed before
barrage the last small part that remains of something that existed before
glean to gather or collect (something) in a gradual way She gleaned her data from various studies.
avert to turn (your eyes, gaze, etc.) away or aside He sped up and averted an accident.
erode to gradually destroy (something) or to be gradually destroyed by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice) flooding eroded the hillside
pare to carefully cut off the outside or the ends of (something) paring his nails
glitch an unexpected and usually minor problem; especially : a minor problem with a machine or device (such as a computer) A technical glitch caused a temporary shutdown.
snitch a person who tells someone in authority (such as the police or a teacher) about something wrong that someone has done
gadget a small, useful device cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets
widget any small mechanical or electronic device
contemplative involving, allowing, or causing deep thought He has lived a quiet, contemplative life.
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