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迅速果敢/断 (じんそくかかん/たん) Quick & decisive/fast & daring
妄りに (みだりに) Without authority; w/out reason/unnecessarily; indiscriminately; recklessly/arbitrarily
打ちのめす Knock down/beat up; overwhelm; injure so badly they can't recover
安本丹 (あんぽんたん) Fool/idiot
陰険 (いんけん) Tricky/wily/treacherous
うんざり Boring/tedious; fed up with
仁王立ち (におうだち) Imposing stance/daunting pose
翻弄 (ほんろう) Trifling/toying/playing with; making sport/fun of; toss about (ship)
邪心 (じゃしん) Wicked heart/evil design
炸裂 (さくれつ) Explosion/bursting
八つ裂き (やつざき) Tearing apart/limb from limb
晩期 (ばんき) Final/last stage
万機 (ばんき) State affairs/secrets
傲慢不遜 (ごうまんふそん) Haughty/arrogant/overbearing
終盤 (しゅうばん) Endgame/final stage
抽象的 (ちゅうしょうてき) Abstract
狂気 (きょうき) Madness/insanity
抱擁 (ほうよう) Embrace/hug/hold in one's arms
傭兵 (ようへい) Mercenary
腐敗堕落 (ふはいだらく) Debasement/corruption/degradation
弔い (とむらい) Funeral/burial/condolence
掻っ払う (かっぱらう) To swipe/steal/snatch/pilfer
惨い (むごい) Cruel/merciless/brutal/inhuman; tragic/terrible/dreadful/miserable
惨禍 (さんか) Calamity
惨殺 (ざんさつ) Slaughter/massacre
惨憺 (さんたん) Miserable/pitiful/tragic/wretched/horrible
捕虜 (ほりょ) Prisoner of war
淘汰作用 (とうたさよう) Sifting/weeding out; select/sort
支離滅裂 (しりめつれつ) Incoherent/inconsistent/illogical/disorderly/confused/nonsensical
撃沈 (げきちん) Sink a ship; (~された) fall completely in love w/a women
軽躁 (けいそう) Thoughtless/flighty
撲殺 (ぼくさつ) Beat to death
やかましい Noisy/boisterous; strict/fussy
叡智 (えいち) Wisdom/intelligence/intellect
奇想天外 (きそうてんがい) Fantastic idea/bizarre
波紋 (はもん) Ripple/water ring; repercussions
脊髄 (せきずい) Spinal cord
(わだち/てつ) Rut/wheel track/furrow
皆無 (かいむ) Nonexistent/nil/none/nothing
はったり Bluff
惨劇 (さんげき) Tragedy/tragic event
戦慄 (せんりつ;わななく) Shudder/shiver/tremble with fear; horrible/terrible/hair-raising
魂胆 (こんたん) Ulterior motive/secret design/plot; Soul
軽薄 (けいはく) Frivolous/superficial; (~才子) shallow glib & obsequious person
破廉恥 (はれんち) Infamy/shameless
不貞腐れ (ふてくされ) Sulkiness
威喝 (いかつ) Threatening
葛藤 (かっとう) Conflict/troubles/discord
技量 (ぎりょう) Ability/competency/skill/capacity
舌鋒 (ぜっぽう) Eloquence/sharp tongue
蟠り (わだかまり) Cares/ill feeling/reserve
座礁 (ざしょう) Running aground/being stranded
閉塞感 (へいそくかん) Feeling locked/cooped up; feeling of entrapment/hopelessness
執念 (しゅうねん) Tenacity/implacability
脛に傷持つ (すねにきずもつ) Have a guilty conscience
醜態 (しゅうたい) Disgraceful/shameful behavior
やけに Frightfully/violently/desperately
小じんまり Snugly/neatly/compactly/cosily
慕情 (ぼじょう) Longing/yearning
幽体離脱 (ゆうたいりだつ) Out-of-body experience
陽性 (ようせい) Positivity
悲観的 (ひかんてき) Pessimistic
女々しい (めめしい) Effeminate
荒む (すさむ) Grow wild; run to waste
免疫 (めんえき) Immunity; being hardened to
雁字搦め (がんじがらめ) Bound hand & foot/hedged in
干渉 (かんしょう) Interference/meddling
猪突猛進 (ちょとつもうしん) Headlong/foolhardy/reckless
奔放 (ほんぽう) Wild/uninhibited/extravagant
恩着せがましい (おんきせがましい) Patronizing; expecting gratitude in return; condescending; acting like one is doing s.o. a favor
跋扈 (ばっこ) Rampancy/prevalence/predominance
漠然とした (ばくぜんとした) Vague/obscure/hazy/nebulous
汎用性 (はんようせい) Multiplicity of uses
散漫 (さんまん) Vague/loose/desultory/discursive
掌握 (しょうあく) Hold/grasp/seize/command
荒唐無稽 (こうとうむけい) Absurd/nonsensical/preposterous
出鱈目 (でたらめ) Random/haphazard/slapdash/slipshod/irresponsible
未練がましい (みれんがましい) Regretful/irresolute; stubborn (not knowing when to give up)
未練未酌 (みれんみしゃく) Regret & sympathy; having lingering attachment & sympathy twd. s.o.
奨励 (しょうれい) Encouragement/incitement
比喩 (ひゆ) Figure of speech/simile/metaphor
沸き立てる (わきたてる) Stir/whip up; stroke/arouse/kindle
否応無し (いやおうなし) Inevitably/unavoidably/like it or not
包摂 (ほうせつ) Connotation/subsumption
あらわに Openly/publicly/bluntly/frankly
流暢 (りゅうちょう) Fluent/flowing/smooth/facile
金甌無欠 (きんおうむけつ) Perfect/ideal
優勝劣敗 (ゆうしょうれっぱい) Survival of the fittest (also 弱肉強食)
儒教 (じゅきょう) Confucian teachings/philosophy/〜ism
羈絆 (きはん) Fetters/bonds/yoke/restraints
普遍性 (ふへんせい) Universality
苦闘 (くとう) Bitter struggle/hard fight
手解き (てほどき) Introduction/initiation
髣髴 (ほうふつ) Close resemblance/vivid reminder
大胆露骨 (だいたんろこつ) Daring/audacious & frank/candid
没理想 (ぼつりそう) Realism (lit); objective delineation
至当 (しとう) Proper/right/just/fair/reasonable
裏腹 (うらはら) Opposite/reverse/contrary; (~ことを言う) say s.t. tongue-in-cheek
克明 (こくめい) Scrupulous/faithful/minute
終焉 (しゅうえん) (~を告げる) (come to an) end; (~の地) (place of one's) death
変遷 (へんせん) Changes/transition/vicissitudes/ups & downs
阿弗利加 (あふりか) Africa
欧羅巴 (ヨーロッパ) Europe (from Portuguese)
咳払い (せきばらい) Clearing one's throat/hawking
黙過 (もっか) Tacit approval; (~する) pass w/out remark
黙認 (もくにん) Connivance/tacit consent/tolerance
看過 (ぶんぶりょうどう) The way of the warrior scholar
陋習 (ろうしゅう) Bad custom/habit/vice
打破する (だは) Break down/eradicate/abolish
醸成 (じょうせい) Brew/ferment; arouse/cause/foment
招聘 (しょうへい) Invitation/call
恨みがましい (うらみがましい) Reproachful/spiteful/bitter-sounding
述懐 (じゅっかい) Recollection/reminiscence
垣間見る (かいまみる) Catch/get a glimpse/take a peek
欠陥 (けっかん) Defect/fault/flaw/shortcoming
闡明 (せんめい) Clarification/elucidation
勃興 (ぼっこう) Sudden rise/increase in power (of)
誤謬 (ごびゅう) Mistake/error/fallacy
謦咳に接する (けいがいにせっする) Have opportunity for personally meeting s.b. one holds in esteem
埴猪口 (へなちょこ) Novice/greenhorn
門戸を張る (もんこをはる) Put up a front
自堕落 (じだらく) Depravity/self-indulgence
矯正 (きょうせい) Reform/correction/rectification/remedy/straightening
剥奪 (はくだつ) Deprivation/forfeiture; divestiture
剥脱 (はくだつ) Coming/peeling/flaking off; exfoliation/abrasion/excoriation
恣意 (しい) Arbitrariness
自省的 (じせいてき) Introspective (self reflection)
中堅 (ちゅうけん) Core/anchor/mainstay/backbone
抵抗 (ていこう) Resistance/opposition; reluctance
抑圧 (よくあつ) Check/restraint; (opp/supp)ression
貶める (おとしめる) Look down on/ show contempt for; Cause to fail/make decline
孕む (はらむ) Conceive/b.c. pregnant/get filled
覆い被らせる (おおいかぶらせる) Cover up w/something
覆る (くつがえる) Topple/overturn/capsize; be overruled/discredited/reversed
呪縛 (じゅばく) Curse/spell
交錯 (こうさく) Mixture/blending; complication
摂取 (せっしゅ) Intake/absorb/adopt; assimilate
酩酊 (めいてい) Drunkenness/intoxication
克服 (こくふく) Conquest/overcome/subjugation/bring under control/victory over
損な条件 (そん・) Unfavorable conditions
損益分岐点 (そんえきぶんきてん) Break-even point
簡易 (かんい) Simplicity/convenience/quasi-
忽ち (たちまち) At once/in a moment/suddenly
髑髏 (どくろ) Skull (esp. weather-beaten)
おべんちゃら Sycophant/placations
脱水 (だっすい) Dehydration
脱臼 (だっきゅう) Dislocation of a joint
脱兎 (だっと) Dashing/bounding away; (~の如くlike a scared rabbit)
喇叭 (らっぱ) Army bugle
懐中 (かいちゅう) One's pocket (mirror, watch, etc.)
水爆実験 (すいばく・) Thermonuclear test
みっともない Shameful/disgraceful/improper
庶務 (しょむ) General affairs
僧侶 (そうりょ) Monk(s)
(修道)尼 ((しゅうどう)に/あま) Nun(s)
征服欲 (せいふくよく) Desire to conquer
闘争的 (とうそうてき) Argumentative
四の五の言う (しのごのいう) Kick up a fuss/grumble re: trivial
淡白 (たんぱく) Indifference
優秀 (ゆうしゅう) Superiority/excellence
連想 (れんそう) Association (of ideas)/suggestion; (~させる) hint at/remind (of)
十二支 (じゅうにし) 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac
運勢 (うんせい) Fortune and destiny
右傾化 (うけいか) Rightward (conservative) tilt/shift
近隣諸国 (きんりんしょこく) Neighboring countries
常駐する (じょうちゅう) Permanently station
集団的自衛権 Right of collective defense
国防軍 (こくぼうぐん) National Defense Force (vs. SDF)
奢/驕/傲る (おごる) Give (s.o.) a treat/treat (s.o.) to; be extravagant/live luxuriously; boast/be proud/haughty (latter 2)
おごりは破滅に先立つ (おごりはめつにさきだつ) Pride comes before a fall
奢る平家久しからず (おごる・ひさしからず) The proud Heike lasts not long
圧勝 (あっしょう) Landslide (victory)
惨敗 (ざんぱい) Crushing defeat
些細 (ささい) Trivial/slight
淡々 (たんたん) Uninterested/indifferent/dispassionate/detached; plain; flowing gently
錯覚 (さっかく) Optical illusion; misapprehension/delusion
唖然 (あぜん) Dumbfounded/mute amazement
怠慢 (たいまん) Negligence/carelessness
一触即発 (いっしょくそくはつ) Critical/explosive situation
野望 (やぼう) Ambition/aspiration/treachery
諸刃の剣 (もろはのつるぎ) Double-edged sword
葛藤 (かっとう) Conflict/complication/discord
喧噪/喧騒 (けんそう) Tumult/clatter/hustle & bustle
見劣りがする (みおとり) Compare unfavorably with
窮地 (きゅうち) Dilemma/predicament
略奪 (りゃくだつ) Looting
水ぶくれ Bloated skin
湯水の如く使う (ゆみずのごとく) Go through s.t. (like water)
用水路 (ようすいろ) Irrigation canal
御尤も (ごもっとも) You are quite right; plausible
紛争 (ふんそう) Dispute/trouble/strife
賛否両論 (さんぴりょうろん) Pros and cons
晩節 (ばんせつ) One's later years
指の節 (ゆびのせつ) Knuckle
抗/争う (あらがう) Go/fight against/oppose/resist
質悪い (たちわるい) Problematic; in bad taste; in poor character
やさぐれる Sulk/be peevish
懲り懲り (こりごり) Bitter experience; learning from "; sick & tired/fed up/had enough
壷/壺 (つぼ) Jar/pot/vase; dice cup; depression (geological); target; bull's-eye; key point (conversation); acupuncture point; fingerboard nodes
早かれ遅かれ Sooner or later
好奇心 (こうきしん) Curiosity/inquisitiveness
未曾有の〜時代 (みぞう・) Unprecedented era (of 〜)
人恋しい Lonely for company
うねる Get wavy (hair, etc.)
威儀 (いぎ) Dignity/majesty/dignified manner
恭しい (うやうやしい) Respectful/reverent
慎む/謹む (つつしむ) (1) be careful/discreet; (2) do in moderation/refrain (from overdoing)/abstain; (3) be reverent; be purified
抑揚 (よくよう) Intonation/accent/modulation/inflection; (~のない) monotonous
精緻 (せいち) Delicate/minute/subtle
流麗 (りゅうれい) Fluent/flowing/elegant
侮る (あなどる) Despise/disdain/make light of
灰汁 (あく) Lye; astringency; scum (food)
浪速/浪花 (なにわ) Former name for Osaka region
恥曝し (はじさらし) Disgrace
惰性 (だせい) Inertia/momentum
独参湯 (どくじんとう) Crowd-puller, box-office certainty
朧昆布 (おぼろこんぶ) Shredded kelp
聖域 (せいいき) Sanctuary
偉業 (いぎょう) (Great) enterprise/exploit/feat
啓蟄 (けいちつ) First stirring of life after winter
(サギ) Egret (heron)
五位鷺 (ゴイサギ) Night heron
河鵜 (カワウ) Great cormorant
鴛鴦 (おしどり) Mandarin duck
瘢痕組織 (はんこんそしき) Scar tissue
喝破する (かっぱ) Scold/rebuke/correct; proclaim
富の分配 (とみのぶんぱい) Distribution of wealth
健全性 (けんぜんせい) Soundness (of logic, etc.)
労働倫理 (ろうどうりんり) Work ethic
尊ぶ (とうとぶ) Value/prize/esteem/respect
美徳 (びとく) Virtue
貫く (つらぬく) Persist/stick to; pierce/penetrate
頑な (かたくな) Obstinate
総裁 (そうさい) President (of agency, bank, co.)
漸進主義 (ぜんしん・) Gradualism
虚無主義 (きょむ・) Nihilism
享楽主義 (きょうらく・) Hedonism
厭世主義 (えんせい・) Pessimism
博愛 (はくあい) Philanthropy/charity/benevolence
独善 (どくぜん) Self-righteousness
退嬰的 (たいえいてき) Conservative/backward-looking
刹那的 (せつなてき) Ephemeral/transitory
拙速 (せっそく) Hasty/rough & ready/slap-dash
忽焉 (こつえん) Sudden/unexpected
疎遠 (そえん) Estrangement/neglect/silence
疎む (うとむ) Neglect/shun/alienate
疎ら (まばら) Sparse/thin/scattered/sporadic
疎忽 (そこつ) Careless/thoughtless/rash/rude
凌駕 (りょうが) Excelling/surpassing/outdoing
虚仮にする (こけ) Make a fool of someone
国際通貨基金 (・つうかききん) International Monetary Fund
金融資本 (きんゆうしほん) Financial capital
購買力平価 (こうばいりょくへいか) Purchasing power parity (PPP)
景気低迷 (けいきていめい) Economic slump/stagnation
発揮 (はっき) Exhibition/demonstration/display
瀕する (ひん) Be on the verge/point of/about to
先進国 (せんしんこく) Advanced/developed nation(s)
新興国 (しんこうこく) Emerging/developing nation(s)
加盟国 (かめいこく) Member nation/signatory
内需 (ないじゅ) Domestic demand
重々しい (おもおもしい) Serious/grave/solemn/dignified
傀儡政府 (かいらいせいふ) Puppet government
単純/平易明快 (・へいいめいかい) Simple & clear/plain & lucid
薫陶 (くんとう) Education/training/discipline
荘厳 (そうごん) Solemnity/gravity/impressiveness
荘厳華麗 (そうごんかれい) Majestic and splendid
沈没 (ちんぼつ) Sinking/foundering/submersion
余裕綽々 (よゆうしゃくしゃく) Calm, composed/enough to spare
迷信 (めいしん) Superstition
脱藩 (だっぱん) Becoming a lordless samurai
(ぼつ;死没から) Death; discard; rejection
下野する (げや) Retirement from public office; going into opposition/losing power (in case of political party)
皮相 (ひそう) Superficial
疎い (うとい) Distant/estranged; unfamiliar
両陛下 (りょうへいか) Their Majesties (Emp. & Empress)
婚姻 (こんいん) Marriage/matrimony
嫁ぐ (とつぐ) Marry/marry into (a family)
警戒 (けいかい) Vigilance/precaution/alertness
皇位継承 (こういけいしょう) Imperial succession
顕著 (けんちょ) Remarkable/striking/obvious
傾注 (けいちゅう) Devotion/concentration
自ずと (おのずと) Naturally
専ら (もっぱら) Wholly/entirely/devotedly
措辞法 (そじほう) Syntax
露呈 (ろてい) Exposure/disclosure
検束 (けんそく) Arrest/custody/detention
殖産興業 (しょくさんこうぎょう) Promotion/enc. of new industry
閉塞的な政治情勢 (へいそくてき) Political impasse
打診する (だしん) Sound out
皇族 (こうぞく) Imperial family (post-1869)
華族 (かぞく) Nobles
士族 (しぞく) Former samurai
平民 (へいみん) Commoners
五(等)爵 (ご(とう)しゃく) 5-rank peerage system (M17-)
公爵 (こうしゃく) "Prince" in post-1884 system
侯爵 (こうしゃく) "Marquis" in peerage system
伯爵 (はくしゃく) "Count" in peerage system
子爵 (ししゃく) "Viscount" in peerage system
男爵 (だんしゃく) "Baron" in peerage system
徴兵令 (ちょうへいれい) Conscription Ordinance (1872)
廃刀令 (はいとうれい) Sword prohibition
秩禄 (ちつろく) Official salary
生計 (せいけい) Livelihood/living
貧民街 (ひんみんがい) Slums
授産 (じゅさん) Sheltered work programs
武装包皮 (ぶそうほうき) Armed uprising
末端 (まったん) End/tip/extremities/terminal
中央集権 (ちゅうおうしゅうけん) Centralized authoritarian rule
登用 (とうよう) Appointment/assignment
鬱積 (うっせき) Buildup/accumulation
底流 (ていりゅう) Undercurrent
騒動 (そうどう) Strife/riot/rebellion/turmoil
蠢動 (しゅんどう) Maneuvering; mischief/desperate act
征韓論 (せいかんろん) Conquering Korea by military force
決裂 (けつれつ) Breakdown/rupture
腹心 (ふくしん) Confidant/trusted friend/retainer
首領 (しゅりょう) Head/boss/chief/leader
即時断行 (そくじだんこう) Prompt & decisive action
邏卒 (らそつ) Policeman (early Meiji)
鎮台 (ちんだい) Garrison (in Meiji)
呼応する (こおう) Hail (each other); act in concert
士族の商法 (しぞくのしょうほう) Amateurish & haughty way of doing business/venturing into an unfamiliar line of business (& failing)
身分秩序 (みぶんちつじょ) System/method of social position
版籍奉還 (はんせきほうかん) Return of land/people lords to Emperor
名字帯刀 (みょうじたいとう) Right to bear surname & wear sword
世襲 (せしゅう) Heredity/heritage
家督相続 (かとくそうぞく) Inheritance/succession to family head
家禄 (かろく) Hereditary stipend (historical)
主体性 (しゅたいせい) Independence/individuality
(ことわざ) Proverb/maxim
諺語 (げんご) Colloquialism/slang; proverb
穿鑿 (せんさく) Scrutiny/digging into/inquiry "
揶揄 (やゆ;からかう) Banter/raillery/ridicule/persiflage
規範的 (きはんてき) Normative
風潮 (ふうちょう) Tide/current; tendency
(なまり) Accent; patois; mispronunciation
吃音 (きつおん) Stammering/dysphemia
講話 (こうわ) Lecture/discourse
証券取引等監視委員会 (しょうけんとりひきとうかんしいいんかい) Securities and Exchange Surveillance Committee
金融庁 (きんゆうちょう) Financial Services Agency
大手金融機関 (おおてきんゆうきかん) Major financial institutions/corporations
信託銀行 (しんたくぎんこう) Trust bank
課徴金を科す (かちょうきんをかす) Inflict/impose charges/fee/fine
勧告する (かんこく) Advise/counsel/recommend
不可解 (ふかかい) Baffling/mystery/inexplicable
増資 (ぞうし) Increase of capital
空売り (からうり) Short selling
主幹事 (しゅかんじ) Lead manager/bookrunner (for underwriting)
現行法 (げんこうほう) Existing law(s)/law(s) in force
誠に遺憾 (まことにいかん) Truly regrettable/unsatisfactory
氷山の一角 (ひょうざんのいっかく) Tip of the iceberg
異に (けに) Outstandingly/exceptionally
異(殊)に (ことに) Especially/above all; additionally
看破 (かんぱ;みやぶる) Penetration/see through/fathom
逸話 (いつわ) Anecdote
担い手 (にないて) Bearer/carrier/person in charge
洒落 (しゃらく;しゃれ) Frank/open-hearted; joke/pun
遊郭 (ゆうかく) Red light district
花柳 (かりゅう) Red light district
盗賊 (とうぞく) Thief/robber
風流人 (ふうりゅうじん) Man/person of taste/refinement
些細 (ささい) Trivial/slight
濫觴 (らんしょう) Source/beginning/origin
広義 (こうぎ) Wide sense/broader application
狭義 (きょうぎ) Narrow sense (of a word)/strict
輪廻 (りんね) Samsara/transmigration of souls
大政奉還 (たいせいほうかん) Restoration of imperial rule
入獄 (にゅうごく) Imprisonment
佐幕派 (さばくは) Supporters of the shogun
伸張 (しんちょう) Expansion/extension/stretching
渙発 (かんぱつ) Promulgation (of rescript, etc.)
漸次 (ぜんじ) Gradually/slowly/incrementally
漸進主義 (ぜんしんしゅぎ) Gradualism/slow-&-steady policy
風靡 (ふうび) Overwhelm/conquer/dominate
水疱瘡 (みずぼうそう) Chicken pox (also 水痘,すいとう)
出納 (すいとう) Receipts & expenditures
悪癖 (あくへき) Bad habit/vice
(ち) Foolish (see 痴漢)
痒い (かゆい) Itchy
(じ) Hemorrhoid
浮流 (ふりゅう) Floating/drifting about
雄弁 (ゆうべん) Oratory/eloquence
讒謗 (ざんぼう) Libel/slander/defamation
権兵衛 (ごんべえ) Country bumpkin; John Doe
厨房 (ちゅうぼう) Kitchen
下っ端 (したっぱ) Underling/@ bottom of hierarchy
強欲 (ごうよく) Greedy
衝動的 (しょうどうてき) Impulsive
取り憑かれた (とりつかれた) Obsessive
鎮痛薬 (ちんつうやく) Analgesic
(しし) Flesh/meat
(みそぎ) Purification ceremony
大祓 (おおはらい) Form of Shinto purification
厳正 (げんせい) Strictness/impartiality/exactness
発覚 (はっかく) Detection/coming to light
抗議 (こうぎ) Protest/objection
略式起訴 (りゃくしききそ) Summary indictment
検知器 (けんちき) Sensor/detector
追求 (ついきゅう) Investigation/questioning/pressing
検挙 (けんきょ) Arrest/roundup
家宅捜索 (かたくそうさく) Premises/household search
証拠隠滅 (しょうこいんめつ) Destruction of evidence
虚偽 (きょぎ) Untrue/falsehood/deception
捏造 (ねつぞう) Fabrication/forgery/falsehood
水増し (みずまし) Dilution; inflation/padding
厳粛 (げんしゅく) Gravity/solemnity/rigor/severity
正雅 (せいが) Proper/elegant/graceful (lit)
賛否 (さんぴ) Yes and no/for and against
鼓吹 (こすい) Advocacy/encouragement
思潮 (しちょう) Trend of thought
講話/媾和 (こうわ) Reconciliation/peace
隔絶 (かくぜつ) Isolation/separation
動揺させる (どうよう) Perturb/unhinge/disquiet/trouble
筆致 (ひっち) Literary style/touch
肩肘張る (かたひじはる) Swagger/stiffen
境地 (きょうち) State (of mind);situation/lot; place
喪失感 (そうしつかん) Feeling/sense of loss
躊躇 (ちゅうちょ) Hesitation/indecision/vacillation
(ほむら) Flame/blaze
神聖 (しんせい) Holiness/sacredness/dignity
低俗 (ていぞく) Vulgar
欺瞞 (ぎまん) Deception/deceit
虚栄 (きょえい) Vanity/vainglory
狐疑逡巡 (こぎしゅんじゅん) Hesitation and indecision
世渡り (よわたり) Making a living/subsistence
苦悶 (くもん) Anguish
苦悩 (くのう) Suffering/distress/affliction/agony
懐疑 (かいぎ) Doubt/skepticism/disbelief
垣間見る (かいまみる) Take a peep at/catch glimpse of
交錯 (こうさく) Mixture/blending/complication
肯定・否定 (こうてい・ひてい) Pros and Cons
憶測/臆測 (おくそく) Guess/speculation/supposition
普遍的 (ふへんてき) Universal/ubiquitous/omnipresent
葛藤 (かっとう) Conflict/complication/discord
突然変異 (とつぜんへんい) Mutation
僅か/纔か (わずか) Only/merely; little/small amount
庚申薔薇 (こうしんばら) China/monthly rose(bush)
難波薔薇 (ナニワイバラ) Cherokee rose
客死 (かくし/きゃくし) Dying abroad/" in a foreign land
肺結核 (はいけっかく) Pulmonary tuberculosis
満蒙 (まんもう) Manchuria & Mongolia
文壇 (ぶんだん) Literary world/" circles
知遇 (ちぐう) Favor/warm friendship
心酔 (しんすい) Adoration
手解き (てほどき) Initiation; learning the basics
懺悔 (さんげ/ざんげ) Repentance/confession/penitence
含蓄の有る (がんちく) Significant/suggestive/pregnant
避暑地 (ひしょち) Summer resort
けじめをつける Draw a line/take responsibility for
鸚鵡 (オウム) (Large) parrot (incl. cockatoo)
説き伏せる (ときふせる) Confute/persuade/convince
勤王(勤皇)家 (きんのうか) Loyalist
偏諱を賜う (へんきをたまう) Bestow one name kanji on s.o.
忌諱 (きき/きい) Displeasure/offence/disliking
系譜 (けいふ) Genealogy/pedigree
負債比率 (ふさいひりつ) Debt ratio
債務問題 (さいむもんだい) Debt problem
債券発行 (さいけんはっこう) Debt/bond issuance
債権放棄 (さいけんほうき) Debt forgiveness/" waiver
尻拭い (しりぬぐい) Cleaning/covering up for another
累積債務 (るいせきさいむ) Cumulative debt/" accumulation
国内総生産 (こくないそうせいさん) GDP
倒産 (とうさん) Corporate bankruptcy/insolvency
暖衣飽食 (だんいほうしょく) Being well-fed and well-dressed
炊き出し (たきだし) Outdoor soup kitchens
しがい (from する甲斐がある) Worthy of; worth doing/having
鼬の最後っ屁 (いたち・へ) Final defense/emergency measure
河童の屁 (かっぱのへ) A cinch
そぐわない Unsuitable/do(es) not match
被告 (ひこく) Defendant/the accused
覆す (くつがえす) Overturn/overthrow/undermine
安易 (あんい) Simple/easy; easy-going
捜査当局 (そうさとうきょく) Investigating/law enforcing authority
萎縮 (いしゅく) Withering/atrophy/contraction
鮮明にする (せんめい) Make vivid/clear/distinct
言及 (げんきゅう) Reference/allusion
万全を期す (ばんぜん/きす) To make absolutely/doubly sure
自負心 (じふしん) Pride/self-confidence
破棄する (はき) Tear up/revoke/annul/reverse
司法制度 (しほうせいど) Justice system
補足 (ほそく) Supplement/complement
心証 (しんしょう) Impression; belief/conviction
量刑 (りょうけい) Judge's sentence/case assessment
事実認定 (じじつにんてい) Verdict
刑事事件 (けいじじけん) Criminal case
刑事司法 (けいじしほう) Criminal justice
控訴審 (こうそしん) Appeal trial
刑事裁判 (けいじさいばん) Criminal trial
下級審 (かきゅうしん) Lower court
小法廷 (しょうほうてい) Small claims court
最高裁 (さいこうさい) Supreme Court
面変わり (おもがわり) Change in one's looks/appearance
自己嫌悪 (じこけんお) Self-hatred/abhorrence/loathing
愛欲 (あいよく) Passion/lust/sexual desire
教祖 (きょうそ) Guru
陰膳 (かげぜん) Tray (for meal) for absent person
局地的 (きょくちてき) Local
試行錯誤 (しこうさくご) Trial and error
勿体振る (もったいぶる) Put on airs/assume importance
荒唐無稽 (こうとうむけい) Absurd/nonsensical/preposterous
掌握する (しょうあく) Hold/seize/grasp/command
散漫 (さんまん) Vague/desultory/distracted
比喩 (ひゆ) Figure of speech/simile/metaphor
流暢 (りゅうちょう) Fluent/flowing/smooth/facile
眸/瞳 (ひとみ) Pupil (of the eye), (one's) eyes
志向 (しこう) Intention/aim/inclination
欠如 (けつじょ) (A) lack/want/deficiency/absence
輪郭 (りんかく) Contours/profile; outline/sketch
編成 (へんせい) Formation/composition/organization
鞭声 (べんせい) (The) crack/sound of a whip
軋轢 (あつれき) Friction/discord/dissension/strife
均質 (きんしつ) Homogeneity
束博 (そくばく) Restraint/shackles/fetters/yoke
意図的 (いとてき) Intentional/deliberate
跋扈する (ばっこ) (Be) rampant/prevalent/dominant
歌枕 (うたまくら) Place famed in classical Japanese poetry
就中 (なかんずく) Especially/particularly/among (o)
出鱈目 (でたらめ) Nonsense/poppycock
兎角 (とかく) Apt/prone/tend; various/all sorts; meanwhile
無頓着 (むとんじゃく) Indifference/nonchalance/insouciance
幾何/幾許 (いくばく) (To) what/some (extent/degree/amount)
裨益 (ひえき) Benefit/profit/good
敗北者 (はいぼくしゃ) Loser/defeated person
臓器提供 (ぞうきていきょう) Organ donation
リア充 (リアルが充実) "Having solid exp in real world"
解剖 (かいぼう) Dissection/autopsy, analysis
孵化 (ふか) Incubation/hatching
蚕食 (さんしょく) Encroachment/invasion
偽り/詐り (いつわり) Falsehood/fabrication/lie
幾許 (いくばく) How many/how much
就中 (なかんずく) Especially/above all/particularly
兎角/左右 (とかく) (Doing) this/that; prone to; anyway
無頓着 (むとんじゃく) Indifferent/not caring about
地盤 (じばん) Stronghold/base/(the) ground
卑罵語 (ひばご) Pejorative/derogatory/invective; see also: 罵詈語、軽蔑語(ばりご、けいべつご)
愛煙家 (あいえんか) Heavy smoker(s)
くよくよする Worry about/mope/broad over
鬼に金棒 (おににかなぼう) Overkill (ogre w/spiked club)
所得制限 (しょとくせいげん) Income Cap
未曾有 (みぞう) Unprecedented
印刷媒体 (いんさつばいたい) Print media
広汎に (こうはん) Widely/extensively
名誉毀損 (めいよきそん) Libel/defamation/slander
年貢の責め時 (ねんぐのせめじ) Time to pay the piper
歪み (ひずみ) Strain/distortion/bend
減り張り (メリハリ) (voice) modulation/variation/liveliness
謗り (そしり) Slander/libel/disparagement
冗長な (じょうちょう) Tedious; redundant
補助的な (ほじょてき) Ancillary/auxiliary
断絶 (だんぜつ) Discontinuation/rupture
簿記 (ぼき) Bookkeeping
処方箋 (しょほうせん) Medical prescription
扠置き (さておき) Setting aside/leaving to one side
乖離 (かいり) Alienation/estrangement/detachment
骨格 (こっかく) Skeleton/build; framework
忌避 (きひ) Evasion/avoidance; challenge
空前絶後 (くうぜんぜつご) The first and probably last
激烈な (げきれつ) Violent/vehement/furious
離脱 (りだつ) Withdrawal/breakaway
終焉 (しゅうえん) Demise
挫折 (ざせつ) Frustration/setback
狼煙 (のろし/ろうえん) Beacon/signal fire
依拠 (いきょ) Dependence
指弾 (しだん) Attack/criticism/blame/disdain
邁進する (まいしん) To push forward/work twd aim
凱旋 (がいせん) Triumphal return
憚る (はばかる) To hesitate/have scruples
踏襲する (とうしゅう) To emulate/follow (-'s footsteps)
構想 (こうそう) Idea/conception/plan/plot
俊英 (しゅんえい) Excellence/genius
徹底 (てってい) Thoroughness/completeness
抹殺 (まっさつ) Eradication/obliteration/erasure
訝る (いぶかる) To wonder/suspect/puzzle about
大胆無謀な (だいたんむぼう) Daring/audacious recklessness
還元できる (かんげん) Reducible
暗黙な想定 (あんもく/そうてい) Tacit/implicit assumption
詐術 (さじゅつ) Swindling
素朴 (そぼく) Simplicity/artlessness/naiveté
慇懃無礼 (いんぎんぶれい) Appearing insincere due to excessive use of politeness
無知文盲 (むちもんもう) Ignorant and unlettered
内向 (ないこう) Introvert(ed)
暴論 (ぼうろん) Irrational (line of) argument
激烈な (げきれつ) Violent/vehement/furious
離脱 (りだつ) Withdrawal/breakaway
終焉 (しゅうえん) Demise
博言学 (はくげんがく) Philology
挫折 (ざせつ) Frustration/setback
狼煙 (のろし/ろうえん) Beacon/signal fire
気運 (きうん) Tendency/opportunity/trend
合致 (がっち) Conformance/compliance
一蹴する (いっしゅう) To kick/reject
依拠 (いきょ) Dependence
指弾 (しだん) Attack/criticism/blame/disdain
厳密な (げんみつ) Strict/close
邁進する (まいしん) To push forward/work toward an aim
進言 (しんげん) Proposal/counsel/advice
余勢 (よせい) Surplus power/momentum/inertia
凱旋 (がいせん) Triumphal return
断じる (だんじる) Draw the conclusion (that)
憚る (はばかる) To hesitate/have scruples
孤立 (こりつ) Isolation/helplessness
踏襲する (とうしゅう) To emulate/follow (in someone’s footsteps)
構想 (こうそう) Idea/conception/plan/plot
俊英 (しゅんえい) Excellence/genius
幻想 (げんそう) Illusion/phantom/vision
炙り出す (あぶりだす) To bring into the open/uncover
ならっきし Quite/utterly/completely
呆れる (あきれる) To be amazed/shocked
冒頭 (ぼうとう) Beginning/start/outset
問題提起 (もんだいていき) Raising a question/posing a problem
守旧 (しゅきゅう) Conservatism
憂える (うれえる) To grieve/lament/be anxious
韓国併合 (かんこくへいごう) Annexation of Korea (by Japan)
徹底 (てってい) Thoroughness/completeness
抹殺 (まっさつ) Eradication/obliteration/erasure
醇化 (じゅんか) "Refinement"/"purification"/elimination of non-necessary elements
訝る (いぶかる) To wonder/suspect/puzzle about
ありとあらゆる Every single/every possible --
既存 (こそん) Existing/extant
自負 (じふ) Conceit/bragging about one's ability
適度 (てきど) Moderate
簡易 (かんい) Simplicity/convenience/quasi-
大胆無謀な (だいたんむぼう) Daring/audacious recklessness
是正 (ぜせい) Correction/revision
還元 (かんげん)できる Reducible
暗黙な想定 (あんもくなそうてい) Tacit/implicit assumption
等式 (とうしき) Equality (math)
統治 (とうち) Rule/reign/governing
論評 (ろんぴょう) Comment/criticism
人為以前 (じんいいぜん) Since/prior to human agency
詐術 (さじゅつ) Swindling
擁護 (ようご) Protection/advocacy/support
膨張 (ぼうちょう) Expansion/swelling/growth
閉域 (へいいき) Closed (network/system)
容易い (たやすい) Easy/simple/light
考察 (こうさつ) Consideration/inquiry/enquiry
遠ざける (とおざける) To keep away/at a distance
素朴 (そぼく) Simplicity/artlessness/naïveté
探求 (たんきゅう) Quest/pursuit
堂々巡り (どうどうめぐり) Going around in circles
(あかし) Proof/evidence/testament
慇懃無礼 (いんぎんぶれい) Appearing insincere due to excessive use of politeness
文武両道 (ぶんぶりょうどう) The way of the warrior scholar
怪文書 (かいぶんしょ) "Strange" (subversive) document
~に釘付けになる (きぎつけ) (To be) glued to [something]
無知文盲 (むちもんもう) Ignorant and unlettered
親孝行 (おやこうこう) Showing consideration to one’s parents
味噌もクソも一緒 “Everything eventually blends into one, so distinguishing miso from excrement is often meaningless”
暫く (しばらく) A (little/short) while/moment
揮毫 (きごう) Writing/drawing/painting
衰微 (すいび) Decline/decadence/ebb tide
標榜 (ひょうぼう) Advocate/champion (of) cause
嚆矢 (こうし) The start of things (from...)
鏑矢 (かぶらや) Whistling arrow at the start of a battle
潮流 (ちょうりゅう) Tide/tidal current/trend
模倣 (もほう) Imitation/copying
紋章/家紋 (もんしょう/かもん) Japanese family crest/emblem
衣服 (いふく) Clothes/clothing
調度 (ちょうど) Supplies/furniture/fixtures
優美 (ゆうび) Grace/refinement/elegance
装飾的 (そうしょく) Decorative
台頭する (たいとう) Rise/appear/come to power
団結 (だんけつ) Unity/union/combination
識別する (しきべつ) Discern/identify
幾何学的 (きかがく) Geometrical
墓石 (はかいし/ぼせき) Tombstone/gravestone
(ひし) Water chestnut
亀甲 (きっこう) Tortoise shell
(うろこ/こけら) (Fish) scale
(かり/かりがね) Wild goose
桔梗 (ききょう) Chinese bellflower
鍬形 (くわがた) Hoe-shaped helmet crest
分銅 (ふんどう) Weight/counterweight
独楽 (こま) Spinning top
沿岸部 (えんがんぶ) Coast
瓦礫 (がれき) Rubble
石油依存 (せきゆいぞん) Oil dependency
謙虚に (けんきょ) Humbly
過信 (かしん) Overconfidence
傲慢 (ごうまん) Arrogance
紙幣 (しへい) Paper money
硬貨 (こうか) Coinage
報酬 (ほうしゅう) Remuneration
給与 (きゅうよ) Salary
月給・年俸 (げっきゅう・ねんぽう) Monthly vs. Annual (salary)
お香典 (おこうでん) Buddhist funeral ("incense") offering
ご霊前 (ごれいぜん) Nondenominational term for "offering"
片手/両手 Euphemisms for ¥5000/10000
スリ Pickpocket
板の間稼ぎ (いたのまかせぎ) Bathhouse thief
詐欺師 (さぎし) Swindler/con man
泥棒 (どろぼう) Thief/burglar
筋金入り (すじがねいり) Staunch/hardcore/dyed-in-wool
万能 (ばんのう) All-purpose/utility, almighty
隠蔽 (いんぺい) Concealment/suppression/hiding
金銭は他人 (きんせんはたにん) In matters of money, everyone is a stranger
熨を付けて返す (のしをつけてかえす) Pay (someone) back in spades
一文惜しみの百失い (いちもんおしみのひゃくうしない) "Penny wise, pound foolish"
濡れ手に粟 (ぬれてにあわ) "Easy money" (lit. "millet that sticks to wet hands")
借りる時の地蔵顔、返す時の閻魔顔 (じぞうがお、えんまがお) A cheerful face when borrowing money, a stern/foreboding one when returning it
億万長者 (おくまんちょうじゃ) Extremely/filthy rich person
大富豪 (だいふごう) Magnate
金物屋 (かなものや) Hardware shop
阪神淡路大震災 (あわじだいしんさい) Great Kobe Earthquake (1995)
被災地 (ひさいち) Location of/area hit by disaster
打撃 (だげき) Blow/shock/damage
余震 (よしん) Aftershock
需要 (じゅよう) Demand/request
供給過剰 (きょうきゅうかじょう) Oversupply/excessive supply
復興需要 (ふっこうじゅよう) Revived demand
原子炉 (げんしろ) Atomic/nuclear reactor
核分裂 (かくぶんれつ) Nuclear fission
連鎖反応 (れんさはんのう) Chain reaction
炉心溶融 (ろしんようゆう) Core meltdown
臨海に達する (りんかいにたっする) Reach critical (pressure/temp.)
原子炉格納容器 (かっくのうようき) Reactor container/containment vessel
冷却機能喪失 (れいきゃくきのうそうしつ) Loss of cooling ability/function
覆い (おおい) Mantle/cover/shroud/hood
燃料棒 (ねんりょうぼう) Fuel rod
露出 (ろしゅつ) Exposure/disclosure
損傷 (そんしょう) Damage/injury
放射能 (ほうしゃのう) Radioactivity
除染 (じょせん) Decontamination
輪番停電 (りんばんていでん) Rolling blackouts
復興費用 (ふっこうひよう) Reconstruction cost/expense(s)
懸念 (けねん) Worry/fear/anxiety/concern
勘案する (かんあん) To take into/give consideration
検出する (けんしゅつ) To detect/sense (by sensor, etc.)
計測 (けいそく) Measurement/measure
搬送する (はんそう) To transport/convey/deliver
空輸 (くうゆ) Air transport
排出 (はいしゅつ) Evacuation/emission/ejection
統合する (とうごう) To integrate/unify/synthesize
二酸化炭素排出削減 Reduction of CO2 emissions
措置 (そち) Measure(s)/step(s)
迅速な (じんそく) Fast/streamlined/expedited
時期尚早 (じきしょうそう) Premature
試算 (しさん) Preliminary/trial calculation
定量化する (ていりょうか) To quantify
暫定的 (ざんてい) Temporary/provisional
沿岸 (えんがん) Coast/shore/littoral
潮位 (ちょうい) Tide level
遺体 (いたい) Corpse(s)/remains
鉱山 (こうざん) Mine
鉱業 (こうぎょう) Mining industry
化石燃料 (かせきねんりょう) Fossil fuel(s)
財政面 (ざいせいめん) Financial aspects
補正予算 (ほせいよさん) Revised/supplementary budget
証券/證券 (しょうけん) Securities/bonds/certificates
経済損失 (そんしつ) Financial loss/fiscal damage
金融 (きんゆう) Financing/loaning of $/credit
金融緩和 (かんわ) Monetary easing
物流障害 (ぶつりゅうしょうがい) Impediment/obstacle/hindrance re: distribution of goods/logistics
設備投資 (せつびとうし) Capital investment/expenditure
投資資金 (とうししきん) Investment capital
充当 (じゅうとう) Allocation/appropriation
国債発行 (こくさいはっこう) Government bond issuance
担保 (たんぽ) Security/collateral
多様化 (たようか) Diversification
地震地帯 (じしんちたい) Seismic zone
官僚主義 (かんりょうしゅぎ) Bureaucracy
終息 (しゅうそく) Having ended/been resolved
薄れる (うすれる) To fade/become dim
外需 (がいじゅ) Foreign consumption
牽引 (けんいん) Hauling/tow/pull/drag
腰折れする (こしおれ) To stall/have a relapse
踏み切る (ふみきる) To make a bold start/take off
自粛 (じしゅく) Self-discipline/control/restraint
慎/虔/謹み深い (つつしみぶかい) Discreet/modest/cautious
漂う (ただよう) To float/hang/drift about
朽廃 (きゅうはい) Decay/dilapidation/ruin
朽壊 (きゅうかい) Rotting and crumbling
胡錦濤国家主席 (こきんとう) PRC President Hu Jintao
貧楽 (ひんらく) Joy in poverty
無精髭 (ぶしょうひげ) Stubble/beard(from laziness)
微粒子 (びりゅうし) Minute particle/corpuscle
小惑星 (しょうわくせい) Asteroid
隕石 (いんせき) Meteor
突き止める (つきとめる) To ascertain/find out
探査機 (たんさき) (Space) probe
快挙 (かいきょ) Brilliant achievement
組成 (そせい) Composition/constitution
電子顕微鏡 (でんしけんびきょう) Electron microscope
醍醐味 (だいごみ) The real pleasure/thrill (of something)
四半世紀 (しはんせいき) Quarter of a century
野心的 (やしん) Ambitious/treacherous
場当たり (ばあたり) Playing to the crowd/haphazard
双葉 (ふたば) Sprout/bud
葉緑素 (ようりょくそ) Chlorophyll
若葉 (わかば) Beginner/rookie
枯葉 (かれは) "Dead Leaf" (v. beginner mark)
松葉杖 (まつばづえ) Crutches
葉物 (はもの) Foliage plant
葉柄 (ようへい) Leaf stalk/petiole
京葉 (けいよう) Tokyo – Chiba
枝葉末節 (しようまっせつ) Unimportant details/inessential
針葉樹 (しんようじゅ) Conifer/needle-leaved tree
落葉樹 (らくようじゅ) Deciduous tree
死人に口なし ”The dead can't speak”
永眠の地 (えいみんのち) (One's) final resting place
墓地 (ぼち) Graveyard
圧制 (あっせい) Oppression
畏敬 (いけい) Awe
衝動的 (しょうどう) Impulsive
縮尺 (しゅくしゃく) Reduced scale, scaling
感得 (かんとく) Deep/profound realization
機密費/報償費 (きみつ/ほうしょう) Secret (discretionary) funds
河川改修 (かせんかいしゅう) River improvement
着手する (ちゃくしゅ) To undertake/start work on
蛇行 (だこう) Meandering/crawling
護岸 (ごがん) River dike
河床 (かしょう/かわどこ) Riverbed
掘削 (くっさく) Excavation/digging out
堤防補強 (ていぼうほきょう) Embankment reinforcement
情勢 (じょうせい) State of affairs/condition
陳謝 (ちんしゃ) Apology
幹部 (かんぶ) Management/leaders/top brass
抗議 (こうぎ) Protest/objection
流域 (りゅういき) (River) basin
治水対策 (ちすいたいさく) Flood control measures
用地買収 (ようちばいしゅう) Land acquisition
抑止力 (よくしりょく) Deterrence
方便 (ほうべん) Expedient/means/instrument
無節操 (むせっそう) Unprincipled/inconstant
撤回 (てっかい) Withdrawal/repeal/revocation
真っ向から (まっこう) Head-on/downright
合理化 (ごうりか) Rationalization
増幅 (ぞうふく) Amplification
辞任 (じにん) Resignation
反古にする (ほご) To make null & void/revoke
端末 (たんまつ) Computer terminal
末端価格 (まったんかかく) Street/retail price
遮二無二 (しゃにむに) Desperately/recklessly/headlong
克服 (こくふく) Subjugation/conquest/victory
抜本的 (ばっぽん) Drastic/radical
端緒 (たんしょ) Clue/start/beginning
元来 (がんらい) Primarily/logically/naturally
模索 (もさく) Groping/exploring for a solution
試行錯誤 (しこうさくご) Trial and error
先覚者 (せんかくしゃ) Seer/pioneer/leading spirit
不可避 (ふかひ) Inevitable/inescapable
不可侵の (ふかしん) Inviolable/sacred/nonaggression
不可逆 (ふかぎゃく) Irreversible
修辞法 (しゅうじほう) Rhetoric
旧弊打破 (きゅうへいだは) Breaking down antiquated notions/abandoning old-time ways/correcting long-standing abuses
埋没 (まいぼつ) Burying/embedding/immersing
便宜 (べんぎ) Accommodation/expedience
建白書 (けんぱくしょ) Petition/memorial
提唱者 (ていしょうしゃ) Advocate/proponent
与党 (よとう) Governing party
野党 (やとう) Opposition party
鎮圧 (ちんあつ) Repression
無能 (むのう) Incompetence
原理主義 (げんりしゅぎ) Fundamentalism
矛盾 (むじゅん) Contradiction
独裁者 (どくさいしゃ) Dictator
腐敗した政権 (ふはい・せいけん) Corrupt(ed) regime
無秩序 (むちつじょ) Anarchy
晴天の霹靂 (せいてんのへきれき) A bolt out of the blue
武士は二言が無い Lit. "a samurai doesn't have a second word" (that which he speaks he will not rescind/modify)
八百長 (やおちょう) Fixed/rigged game
疑惑 (ぎわく) Doubt/misgivings/suspicion
押収する (おうしゅう) To confiscate/seize
内訳 (うちわけ) Breakdown/classification/items
判明する (はんめい) To establish/prove/identify/confirm
報道陣 (ほうどうじん) Press corps
捜査 (そうさ) Investigation/search/inquiry
摘発する (てきはつ) To expose/unmask/lay bare
賭博 (とばく) Gambling
入念 (にゅうねん) Careful/elaborate/scrupulous
故意に (こい) Intentionally/knowingly
懲罰 (ちょうばつ) Discipline/punishment
一貫して (いっかん) Consistently
関与する (かんよ) To participate/take part in
立件する (りっけん) To build a case against someone
公算 (こうさん) Probability/likelihood
娑婆 (しゃば) The world outside of prison
足を洗う To go straight
堅気 (かたぎ) Straight
股旅物 (またたびもの) Wandering gambler
仁義 (じんぎ) The (gang) code
出入り (でいり) (Gang) battle
ドス Short sword
殴り込む (なぐりこむ) Invade (rival gang HQ)
「所詮、俺達の行く先は赤い着物か、白い着物か」 (しょせん) "After all, we're bound for either a red kimono (worn by prisoners) or a white kimono (worn by the dead)"
産婆 (さんば) Midwife
分娩室/台 (ぶんべんだい/しつ) Delivery room/table
帝王切開 (ていおうせっかい) Caesarean section
陣痛 (じんつう) Contractions
子の刻 (ね) Hour of the Rat: 11pm-1am
丑の刻 (うし) Hour of the Ox: 1am-3am
寅の刻 (とら) Hour of the Tiger: 3am-5am
卯の刻 (う) Hour of the Rabbit: 5am-7am
辰の刻 (たつ) Hour of the Dragon: 7am-9am
巳の刻 (み) Hour of the Snake: 9am-11am
午の刻 (うま) Hour of the Horse: 11am-1pm
未の刻 (ひつじ) Hour of the Sheep: 1pm-3pm
申の刻 (さる) Hour of the Monkey: 3pm-5pm
酉の刻 (とり) Hour of the Rooster: 5pm-7pm
戌の刻 (いぬ) Hour of the Dog: 7pm-9pm
亥の刻 (い) Hour of the Boar: 9pm-11pm
希薄/稀薄 (きはく) Rarified, diluted, sparse, weak
婉曲迂遠 (えんきょくうえん) Euphemistic & circumlocutory
鋸屑 (のこくず) Sawdust
粗野で残酷 (そやでざんこく) Crude/rustic/vulgar and cruel
豪放粗野 (ごうほうそや) Bold(frank/unaffected) & boorish
豪放磊落 (ごうほうらいらく) Broadminded
貶される (けなされる) (To be) maligned/spoken ill of
香具師/弥四/野師 (やし) Showman/charlatan/faker
崇高 (すうこう) Loftiness/sublimity/nobility
滑稽 (こっけい) Funny/humorous/comical
異形 (いぎょう) Fantastic/grotesque/atypical
慷概 (こうがい) Righteous/patriotic indignation
憤慨 (ふんがい) Indignation/resentment
博徒 (ばくと) Gamblers
的屋 (てきや) Stall-keepers/racketeers
任侠/仁侠団体 (にんきょうだんたい) "Chivalrous organization" (=Yakuza)
愚連隊 (ぐれんたい) (Gang of) ruffians/hoodlums
玄洋社 (げんようしゃ) Dark Ocean Society
黒龍会 (こくりゅうかい) Black Dragon/Amur River Society
百姓 (ひゃくしょう) Farmer
御裾分け (おすそわけ) Sharing w/others your blessing
(ぜん) Table/tray, bowl/hashi counter
幼稚 (ようち) Childishness
降参する (こうさん) To give up/into, surrender
規律 (きりつ) Discipline
打ち明ける To confide (in)
醜い (みにく) Ugly
雲霞の如く (うんかのごとく) In swarms
鰥寡孤独 (かんかこどく) The lonely & helpless/those with no one upon whom to depend/people who have no kith or kin
衆寡 (しゅうか) The many and the few
投棄 (とうき) Abandonment, disposal
無事平穏 (ぶじへいおん) Peace & quiet, safe & peaceful
乱高下 (らんこうげ) Violent fluctuation
消極的 (しょうきょく) Passive
尖閣諸島 (せんかくしょとう) Senkaku Islands
衝突 (しょうとつ) Collision
釈放する (しょくほう) Release/set free
本能的に Instinctively
清貧 (せいひん) "Clean poverty"
困窮 (こんきゅう) Squeezed for cash
神秘的 (しんぴてき) Mysterious
不器用 (ぶきよう) Awkwardness
自尊心 (じそんしん) Pride
軽蔑する (けいべつ) Spit in someone's face/disdain them
ふさぎこむ Mope around
空威張り (からいばり) Brave words
巡礼者 (じゅんれいしゃ) Pilgrims
生涯のともだち (しょうがいのともだち) Lifelong friend
当惑 (とうわく) Embarrassment
上の空 (うわのそら) Absentmindedness
カッとなる Lose one's temper
はにかんだ Bashful
はねつける Spurn
尻が青い Wet behind the ears
ネズミ取り Speed trap
うわべだけのお世辞 Left-handed compliment
手前味噌 (てまえみそ) Self-flattery
尊大に構える (そんだいにかまえる) Act self-importantly
能ある鷹は爪を隠す “The skilled hawk does not bare its talons”
蔑む (さげす) Scorn/despise
地道 (じみち) Steady/honest/straightforward
暗転 (あんてん) Turn for the worse
牛蒡抜き (ごぼうぬき) Come from behind (race)
どんでん返し Complete/sudden reversal
食指が動く (しょくしがうごく) Desire/yearn to secure
尻馬に乗る (しりうまにのる) Ride someone's coattails
胡座 (あぐら) Sitting cross-legged
筆頭 (ひっとう) Tip of a brush/top of a list
斡旋する (あっせん) Arrange
書斎 (しょさい) (One's) study
警醒 (けいせい) Warning/wake-up call
真珠湾 (しんじゅわん) Pearl Harbor
襲撃 (しゅうげき) Surprise attack/sudden assault
篝火 (かがりび) Bonfire
跳梁 (ちょうりょう) Rampancy/domination
大言壮語 (たいげんそうご) Boasting/bragging/big talk
大往生 (だいおうじょう) Peaceful (natural) death
暢気/呑気 (のんき) Carefree/happy-go-lucky
御鬚の塵を払う (おひげのちりをはらう) Flatter/adulate
汲取 (くみとり) Collection/pumping (night soil)
公判 (こうはん) Trial
法廷 (ほうてい) Courtroom
起訴状 (きそじょう) Indictment
検察官 (けんさつかん) Prosecutor
被告人 (ひこくにん) Defendant
証人 (しょうにん) Witness
黙秘権 (もくひけん) Right to remain silent
朗らか (ほがらか) Cheerful
肥満 (ひまん) Obese
絶讃 (ぜっさん) High praise/rave review
哀話 (あいわ) Sad story
億劫 (おっくう/おくこう) Troublesome/annoying
歯軋り (はぎしり) Grinding teeth (in anger)
冒頭陳述 (ぼうとうちんじゅつ) Opening statement
双書・叢書・総書 (そうしょ) Series (pub)/library (lit)
零落 (れいらくする/こぼれおちる) Fall on bad times/ruin/be reduced to poverty
抵抗を試みる (ていこうをこころみる) Put up/offer resistance
強情 (ごうじょう) Obstinacy/stubbornness
手際よく (てぎわよく) Deftly/with lots of skill
座右の銘 (ざゆうのめい) Desk/favorite motto
描写 (びょうしゃ) Depiction/portrayal
変遷 (へんせん) △/transition/vicissitude
詞章 (ししょう) Poetry and prose
楊貴妃 (ようきひ) Yang Guifei (Consort Yang Yuhuan, great beauty of Tang dynasty)
症候群 (しょうこうぐん) Syndrome
内気 (うちき) Shy/withdrawn
褥瘡=床擦れ (じょくそう=とこずれ) Bedsore
お節介を焼く (おせっかいをやく) To meddle
緊迫した空気 (きんぱくしたくうき) Tension(s)
無作法な (ぶさほう) Crude
率直な意見 (そっちょくないけん) Frank opinion
如才ない (じょさいない) Tactful/shrewd/clever
視野を広げる (しやをひろげる) Broaden one's horizons
成語 (せいご) Set phrases
故事 (こじ) Fables
名言 (めいげん) Famous quotations
慣用句 (かんようく) Idioms
論語 (ろんご) Confucian Analects
自己憐憫 (じこれんびん) Self pity
太陰暦 (たいいんれき) Lunar calendar
試行錯誤 (しこうさくご) Trial and error
支離滅裂 (しりめつれつ) "things all messed up"
危機一髪 (ききいっぱつ) "a close call"
吊り広告 (つりこうこく) Hanging ad (train, etc.)
ズバリ No punches pulled
暴露する (ばくろ) To disclose/lay bare
凶悪犯罪 (きょうあくはんざい) Serious crimes
殺人未遂 (さつじんみすい) Attempted murder
強盗 (ごうとう) Armed robbery
放火 (ほうか) Arson
強姦 (ごうかん) Rape
巡査 (じゅんさ) Patrolman
機動隊 (きどうたい) Mechanized riot police
公安警察 Public-security police
憲兵/警務隊 (けんぺい/けいむたい) Military police
逃亡者 (とうぼうしゃ) Fugitive
前科者 (ぜんかもの) Someone with a previous criminal record
濡れ衣を着せる (ぬれぎぬをきせる) To frame
冤罪裁判 (えんざいさいばん) Miscarriage of justice
疑わしきは罰せず (うたがわしきはばっせず) Suspicion ≠ guilt
聞き込み Door-to-door canvassing
全国指名手配 Nationwide dragnet
一に簡単、二に明瞭、三に痛快 (かんたん、めいりょう、つうかい) 1) Simple, 2) Clear, 3) Enjoyable [from the 萬諜報(よろずちょうほう)]
亭主関白 (ていしゅかんぱく) "A husband who wears the pants in the family"
油断大敵 (ゆだんたいてき) "A small slip can cause great trouble"
八方美人 (はっぽうびじん) "A flunky who tries to please everyone"
画蛇添足=>蛇足 (がだてんそく) ''Legs on a snake” (something redundant/superfluous)
石の上にも三年 Persistence pays ("Even if you must spend 3 years on top of a rock")
呉越同舟 (ごえつどうしゅう) "Go & Etsu on the same boat" (alliance btw. bitter enemies to fight off greater threat) {Go=Wu, Etsu=Yue, China's Spring & Autumn period]
百聞不如一見=百聞は一見に如かず (ひゃくぶんはひとみにしかず) "One hundred hearings are not equal to seeing once"
泥縄式だ=泥棒を捕らえて縄をなう (どろなわしき) "To start braiding the rope after capturing the thief"
やぶ蛇だ=薮をつついて蛇を出す (やぶへび) "To poke at a bush and drive out the snake"
弁論 (べんろん) Debate/discussion/argument
外向 (がいこう) Extroverted/outgoing
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