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Elegant Japanese II

A Japanese interpreter's vocabulary notes

QuestionAnswer
DEBT 借財 SHAKUZAI
ROUGH やぼったい YABOTTAI
COME TO A STANDSTILL 足踏みする ASHIBUMI SURU
PROVIDE AN OPINION 意見を具申する IKEN WO GUSHIN SURU
DIGNITY (of work, humanity, etc) 尊厳 SONGEN
STATE OF READINESS FOR CONTINGENCIES 有事即応体制 YUUJI SOKUOU TAISEI
TRACKING/HOMING/FOLLOWING (EG MISSILE) 追尾 TSUIBI
THOROUGHLY/EVERY LAST ONE 片っ端から KATAPPASHI KARA
ADMIRATION 感嘆 KANTAN
TALK SOMEONE INTO 丸め込む MARUMEKOMU
RHYTHM/TIME (SIGNATURE) 拍子 HYOUSHI
CRAZY IDEA/OFF THE WALL 突拍子もない TOPPYOUSHI MO NAI
CEASE AND DESIST ORDER 停止命令 TEISHI MEIREI
STIR CONTROVERSY 物議を醸すBUTSUGI WO KAMOSU
STRICT SECURITY 厳戒態勢 GENKAI TAISEI
GET A SLAP IN THE FACE 出鼻をくじかれる DEBANA WO KUJIKARERU
OPEN LETTER 公開書簡 KOUKAI SHOKAN
PETITION 上申書 JOUSHINSHO
ANECDOTE/ANECDOTAL 逸話的 ITSUWATEKI
SLIP SOMETHING IN (e.g. to a law) 潜り込ませる MOGURI-KOMASERU
SPINELESS 骨抜きの HONENUKI NO
INTERCEPT (eg missile) 迎撃する GEIGEKI SURU
BE STRONGLY IMPRESSED 感銘する KANMEI SURU
BLACKOUT (WAR) 灯火管制 TOUKA KANSEI
TRAITOR 国賊 KOKUZOKU
FRIVOLOUS 浮薄の FUHAKU NO
BREATH (noun) 息吹 IBUKI
(HEART) BEAT (2 different words) 鼓動/心拍 KODOU/SHINPAKU
FELLOW SINNER 同罪者 DOUZAISHA
COMES DOWN TO/BOILS DOWN TO に帰着する ...NI KICHAKU SURU
HAND OUT IN SMALL AMOUNTS 小出し KODASHI SURU
MAKE AMENDS FOR/COMPENSATE 償いをはらう TSUGUNAI WO HARAU
SCRAWNY/MEAGER 貧相な HINSOU NA
WINCE/SHRINK BACK FROM たじろぐ TAJIROGU
OUT OF DESPERATION 苦し紛れに KURUSHIMAGIRE NI
IN MODERATION 程々に HODOHODO NI
ORIGINAL/FAR OUT 斬新な ZANSHIN NA
PUT DOWN (VT) 貶す KENASU
FALSE CHARGE 冤罪 ENZAI
DEFENSIVE MEASURE 防御策 BOUGYOSAKU
QUALITATIVE 定性的 TEISEITEKI
NOTARY PUBLIC 公証人 KOUSHOUNIN
IMAGINARY NUMBER 虚数 KYOSUU
INSTRUCTIONS/ORDERS 指図 SHIZU
PINKY 小指 KOYUBI
INDEX FINGER 人差し指 HITOSASHI YUBI
DECEPTION/FAKERY 目くらまし MEKURAMASHI
SKILLFUL/EFFICIENT 手際よい TEGIWA YOI (adv: TEGIWA YOKU)
PLEASANT AND COOPERATIVE 快活で協調性がある KAIKATSU DE KYOUCHOUSEI GA ARU
CARELESS/THOUGHTLESS そそっかしい SOSOKKASHII
TEMPERAMENT/NATURE 性分 SEIBUN
ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTION 正射影 SEISHAKEI
RUN LIKE THE WIND/FULL THROTTLE 全力疾走 ZENRYOKU SHISSOU
OBVIATE (PREVENT BEFOREHAND) 未然に防ぐ MIZEN NI FUSEGU
DEMAGNETIZE (DEGAUSS) 消磁する SHOUJI SURU
STEADY STATE 定常状態 TEIJOU JOUTAI
MAGNIFYING GLASS 虫眼鏡 MUSHIMEGANE
GOOD LOSER 潔い敗者 ISAGIYOI HAISHA
SHOT IN THE ARM ("camphor") カンフル剤 KANFURU ZAI
BE OBSESSED WITH ...に取り付かれる ..NI TORITSUKARERU
OLD GEEZER 老いぼれ OIBORE
IRRATIONAL NUMBER 無理数 MURISUU
PUSH AHEAD WITH 突き進める TSUKISUSUMERU
TALK SOMEONE INTO 言いくるめる IIKURUMERU
INFER 推論 SUIRON SURU
LOOK DOWN UPON/UNDERESTIMATE 侮る ANADORU
INRUSH CURRENT 突入電流 TOTSUNYUU DENRYUU
COERCE 強要する KYOUYOU SURU
FALSE CHEER/PRIDE 空元気 KARA GENKI
FORGETFULNESS/OBLIVIOUSNESS 忘却 BOUKYAKU
HARSH/TOUGH 酷な KOKU NA
SIEZE/CAPTURE (SHIP etc) 拿捕 DAHO SURU
MIND GOES BLANK 頭が真っ白になる ATAMA GA MASSHIRO NI NARU
HOME STRETCH 最後の追い込み SAIGO NO OIKOMI
CAMOUFLAGE/DECEPTION 偽装 GISOU
BE SUSPICIOUS OF ANOTHER 猜疑心 SAIGISHIN WO MOTSU
BACKING/SUPPORT 後ろ盾 USHIRODATE
TELL OTHERS/GIVE AWAY 他言する TAGEN SURU
BIG SPENDER/SHOWING OFF 大盤ぶるまい DAIBAN BURUMAI
FEAR/BE CONCERNED ABOUT きぐする KIGU SURU
HOE (CULTIVATOR) くわ/耕耘機 KUWA or KOU-UN KI
KEEP EXPECTATIONS REALISTIC (literally: “have hopes that match your height”) 身の丈にあった望みを持つ MI NO SHIRO NI ATTA NOZOMI WO MOTSU
PEAK (as in career) 頭打ちになる ATAMAUCHI NI NARU
SCREW OVER/RIP OFF 食い物にする KUIMONO NI SURU
TAKE FOR GRANTED/UNDERESTIMATE 侮る ANADORU
TWISTED SENSE OF HUMOR ひねくれたユーモア感覚 HINEKURETA YUUMOA KANKAKU
CONFUSING 紛らわしい MAGIRAWASHII
SWELL (FEET) むくむする MUKUMUKU SURU
RANDOM SAMPLING 無作為抽出 MUSAKUI CHUUSHUTSU
DUPLICITOUS (lit: “two tongued”) 二枚舌 NIMAI JITA
DUBIOUS/SUSPICIOUS 如何わしい IKAGAWASHII
CONSERVATION OF MOMENTUM 運動量の保存 UNDOURYOU NO HOZON
(EXCESSIVE) CONCENTRATION IN ONE POINT 一極集中 IKKYOKU SHUUCHUU
DISSIPATE HEAT 放熱 HOUNETSU
FALL FROM POWER 失脚 SHIKKYAKU
SMALL AND NEATLY ARRANGED (EG ENGLISH FARMS) ちまちまとした CHIMA CHIMA TO SHITA
BOY WHO CRIED WOLF 狼少年 OUKAMI SHOUNEN
MOCK/RIDICULE 嘲笑 CHOUSHOU SURU
BEST (CONDITION/BUSINESS ETC) 上々の JOUJOU NO
RECONCILE/RESIGN ONESELF TO ...に甘んじる …NI AMANJIRU
RIGHTS AND INTERESTS 権益 KEN’EKI
FIND A MEANS OF ESCAPE (WAY OUT) 活路を見出すKATSURO WO MIIDASU
INDISCREET 不謹慎な FUKINSHIN NA
ABSENCE/DEFICIENCY 欠乏 KETSUBOU
PALM 手掌/掌 SHUSHOU or TENOHIRA
MISIDENTIFY 誤認 GONIN SURU
PROCESS OF ELIMINATION 消去法 SHOUKYO HOU
DISSIPATE (HEAT/ENERGY) 散逸する SAN’ITSU SURU
INSINUATE ほのめかす HONOMEKASU
IN MEMORIUM 追悼 TSUITOU
PETTY (OFFICIAL ETC) (役人の) 端くれ (YAKUNIN NO) HASHIKURE
WORK FOR FREE 手弁当で働くTEBENTOU DE HATARAKU
INSTINCTIVE DISLIKE 毛嫌い(な) KEGIRAI (NA)
SAY THINGS THAT DON'T MAKE SENSE 理不尽な事を言う RIFUJIN NA KOTO WO IU
TAKE THE LEAD 音頭をとる ONDO WO TORU
PARABOLA 放物線 HOUBUTUSEN
SHAKE OFF 振り払うFURIHARAU
PRECIOUS THING/NEST EGG 虎の子 TORA NO KO
DEAL A BLOW 殴打する OUDA SURU
DIE/COME TO AN END (EG EMPIRE) 終焉する SHUU-EN SURU
VITAL SIGNS 生命兆候 SEIMEI CHOUKOU
BACK PRESSURE 背圧 HAI-ATSU
FIST 拳骨/拳 GENKOTSU or KOBUSHI
BAD ARGUMENT/FALLACY 謬論 HYUURON
AXIOMATIC/SELF EVIDENT 自明の理 JIMEI NO RI
BE DERAILED 頓挫する TONZA SURU
CLOWN/BUFFOON 道化師 DOUKESHI
MODERATE 穏健な ONKEN NA
SAVVY 見識ある KENSHIKI ARU
BE AMAZED 呆れる AKIRERU
RACK YOUR BRAIN 脳みそをしぼる NOUMISO WO SHIBORU
DISARMING 敵意を取り除くような TEKI’I WO TORINOZOKU YOU NA
INSCRUTABLE 謎めいた NAZOMEITA
MONARCHISM/MONARCHY 君主制/君主国 KUNSHUSEI/KUNSHUKOKU
DEPART/DEVIATE FROM 逸脱 ITSUDATU SURU
ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY 羹に 懲りて なますを吹くATSUMONO NI KORITE NAMASU WO FUKU
REVEAL/EXPRESS WHAT’S ON ONE’S MIND 披瀝 HIREKI SURU
PINPOINT/FIND OUT 突き止める TSUKITOMERU
PUT IN FRONT OF 面前に置くMENZEN NI OKU
BLOOD PLASMA 血漿 KESSHOU
TO BE HUMBLED (taste a insult) 屈辱な思いを味わうKUTSUJOKU NA OMOI WO AJIWAU
HUMBLE 謙虚な KENKYO NA
BASE/HUMBLE/SHABBY 卑しい IYASHII
FINE PRINT/EXCEPTIONS ただし書き TADASHIGAKI
LOOM LARGE 立ちはだかる TACHIHADAKARU
LUMP TOGETHER ひとくくりHITOKUKURI NI SURU
HIGHEST PEAK 最高峰 SAIKOUHOU
DIGNITY 威信 ISHIN
PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS 打楽器 DAGAKKI
UNTROD/UNEXPLORED 未踏 MITOU (NO)
LIE DORMANT IN WAITING 潜む HISOMU
OOZE REMORSE… 悔しさを滲ませる KUYASHISA WO NIJIMASERU
DISTRIBUTE PROPORTIONALLY 按分 ANBUN SURU
FRACTION 端数 HASUU
APOLOGIST/CHAMPION 擁護者 YOUGOSHA
ONE SIDED DEVOTION TO (something) eg..”he operates strictly by logic”… 一辺倒...「彼は論理一辺倒のひとだ」IPPENTOU; “KARE WA RONRI IPPENTOU NO HITO DA”
STAIR LANDING 踊り場 ODORIBA
BRAVE 勇ましい ISAMASHII
GORY/GRIZZLY 惨たらしい MUGOTARASHII
ARGUE HEATEDLY 角泡を飛ばすKOUKAKU AWA WO TOBASU
UNFRIENDLY そっけない SOKKE NAI
STEM CELL 幹細胞 KANSAIBOU
SPRAIN (ANKLE ETC) ねんざ NENZA (SURU)
UNFAMILIAR WITH (e.g. Japanese history) (日本史)に疎い (NIHONSHI) NI UTOI
ALTERNATING/STAGGERED 交互の/互い違い KOUGO NO or TAGAI CHIGAI
PITCHED FORWARD/LEANING FORWARD 前のめり MAE NOMERI
PELVIS 骨盤 KOTSUBAN
SLOUCH/LEAN FORWARD 前屈み MAEKAGAMI NI NARU
FINGER JOINT/KNUCKLE 付け根 TSUKENE
ORIGINALITY 斬新さ ZANSHINSA
CLAIM/DECLARE 公言する KOUGEN SURU
ALTERNATING/EITHER/OR 択一的; 二者択一 TAKU’ITSUTEKI
WATER SURFACE 水面 MINAMO
TENDER BUT NOT WILTED しんなりしている SINNARI SITEIRU
TURNED INSIDE OUT 捲れる MAKURERU
HINGE(S) 蝶番 CHOUBAN
ALL DIFFERENT/TAKES ALL SORTS ETC まちまち MACHIMACHI
GRANT (AS IN LICENSE) 付与する FUYO SURU
EXCLUSIVE LICENSE 専用実施権 SEN’YOU JISSHIKEN
NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE 通常実施権 TSUJOU JISSHIKEN
PRACTICE (AS IN CUSTOM) 慣行 KANKOU
CAST ASIDE (WORRY) 払拭する FUSSHOKU SURU
VULNERABILITY 脆弱性 ZEIJAKUSEI
INCIDENTAL/SECONDARY 副次的な FUKUJITEKI NA
LURE INTO/TEMPT 唆す SOSONOKASU
FINE/EXQUISITE 絶妙な ZETSUMYOU NA
INTERNMENT 抑留 YOKURYUU 
NCO 下士官 KASHIKAN
SUPERFICIAL 皮相的 HISOUTEKI
UNILATERAL RELATIONSHIP 片務関係 HEMMU KANKEI
SUPPORT YOURSELF 自分で食い扶持を稼ぐ JIBUN DE KUIBUCHI WO KASEGU
LOVE ENDS WHEN THE MONEY RUNS OUT 金の切れ目は縁の切れ目  KANE NO KIREME WA EN NO KIREME
WAGES 給金 KYUUKIN
WORRY くよくよする KUYO KUYO SURU
WORD OF MOUTH 人づて HITO ZUTE
INDECISIVE 優柔不断 YUUJUU FUDANN (NA)
STRAIN (as in liquid) 濾す KOSU
PUPPET (dictator) 傀儡 KAIRAI
ARBITRARY (ARREST etc) 恣意的な逮捕 SHIITEKI NA (TAIHO)
CALM AND COMPOSED 余裕綽々YOYUU SHAKU SHAKU
SUPPRESS (a yawn or a smile) (あくびを)かみ殺す (AKUBI WO) KAMIKOROSU
GRAB TERRITORY 陣地とりをする JINCHITORI WO SURU
BE IN AWE OF 畏敬の念を抱く IKEI NO NEN WO IDAKU
GRUDGE MATCH 遺恨試合 IKONJIAI
DETERRENCE 抑止力 YOKUSHIRYOKU
DENIER 否認者 HININSHA
SLY/CUNNING 狡猾な KOUKATSU NA
RISE TO THE BAIT 餌に食いつく ESA NI KUITSUKU
SLASH/CUT DOWN 切りつける KIRITSUKERU
IF YOU APPROACH IT LOGICALLY... 三段論法でいくと SANDAN RONPOU DE IKU TO…
BRINKSMANSHIP/AT THE LAST MINUTE 瀬戸際政策、瀬戸際になって SETOGIWA SEISAKU/SETOGIWA NI NATTE…
WORD FOR WORD TRANSLATION 逐語訳 CHIKUGO YAKU
PREMATURE 時期尚早 JIKI SHOUSOU
GONER/ALMOST DEAD/LAME DUCK 死に体 SHINITAI
WINDUP (TOY) ねじ巻き/ぜんまい仕掛け NEJI MAKI/ZENMAI SHIKAKE NO
BRASS 真鍮 SHINCHUU
INVITATION (AS IN TO TAKE A JOB) 招聘 SHOUHEI
CHAOTIC 混沌とした KONTON TO SHITA
WORK OUT/FIND A WAY TO 編み出す AMIDASU
GROSS/OUTRAGEOUS 法外な HOUGAI NA
MONOLITHIC 一枚岩 ICHIMAI IWA
BE TURNED OFF BY …に白ける SHIRAKERU
LOOSE YOUR DRIVE 萎える NAERU
BARELY STAYING AFLOAT アップアップ状態 APPU APPU JOUTAI
HERO/TOAST OF THE AGE 時代の寵児 JIDAI NO CHOUJI
HOMESICKNESS/NOSTALGIA 郷愁 KYOUSHUU
FINGER POINTING/BLAME なすりつけ NASURITSUKE
TO CAUTION (V.T.) 注意をかんきする CHUUI WO KANKI SURU
BENEFIT FROM 穏健を承る ONKEN WO UKETAMAWARU
SURROUNDING THE PURCHASE OF... 購入にまつわる…KOUNYUU NI MATSUWARU
SOLEMNLY SWEAR 厳正に誓う GENSEI NI CHIKAU
TAKE MEDICATION 服用する FUKUYOU SURU
REVEAL/EXPOSE 漏洩  ROUEI
UNTIL NOW 未だかつて IMADA KATSUTE
NOTICE (I.E. LETTER) 告知書 KOKUCHISHO
REVIEW お浚いする OSARAI SURU 
RECALL 思い返す OMOIKAESU
MICROSCOPIC(ALLY) 微視的 BISHITEKI NA
WAREHOUSE/SHED 上屋 UWAYA
PIER/WHARF 埠頭 FUTOU
FLATTERY/APPLE POLISHING おべっか使い OBEKKA TSUKAI
DEMAND/COERCE 強要する KYOUYOU SURU
ARGUE 口論する KOURON SURU
DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE 証拠隠滅 SHOUKO INMETSU
ACHILLES HEEL アキレス腱 AKIRESU KEN
PRESUMED INNOCENT 推定無罪 SUITEI MUZAI
PRESUMPTION OF VALIDITY 推定有効性 SUITEI YUUKOUSEI
DISAGREE/DISAPPROVE OF 不同意である FUDOU’I DE ARU
FIGMENT OF IMAGINATION 想像の産物 SOUZOU NO SANBUTU
TASTE BUD 味蕾 MIRAI
STATIONARY 定置式 TEICHISHIKI
COMPASS 羅針盤 RASHINBAN
BRING ENEMY DOWN BY FORCE 敵を力でねじ伏せる TEKI WO CHIKARA DE NEJIFUSERU
BAKING SODA 重曹 JUUSOU
AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE 可及的速やかに KAKYUUTEKI SUMIYAKA NI
GRIND DOWN BY FRICTION 摩砕する MASAI SURU
TITRATION 滴定 TEKITEI
TASTE (as in taste for jazz) 嗜好 SHIKOU
SELFISH 利己的 RIKOTEKI
LIE ABOUT YOUR AGE 年齢詐称 NENREI SASHOU
NEGLECT (RESPONSIBILITIES) 怠る OKOTARU
CHECK BOUNCING 不渡り FUWATARI
PROVISIONAL INJUNCTION 仮処分 KARISHOBUN
COMPANY LIQUIDATION 会社整理 KAISHA SEIRI
GET BILKED 食い逃げられる KUINIGERARERU
OSTRACIZE 排斥 HAISEKI
ABILITY 才幹 SAIKAN
JURISDICTION 所管 SHOKAN
SUPPORT (BE COMPLICIT) 加担する KATAN SURU
EXTRAVAGANCE/WASTE 浪費 ROUHI
LOGICAL/MAKES SENSE 理路が整っている RIRO GA TOTONOTTE IRU
TO SUSPECT 訝る IBUKARU
LOGICAL/COHERENT 理路整然 RIRO SEIZEN
SMOOTH SAILING 順風満帆 JUNPUU MANPAN
RESOLUTION/DECISIVE JUDGMENT 英断 EIDAN
DESTROYER (SHIP) 駆逐艦 KUCHIKUKAN
RUN AROUND 奔走 HONSOU SURU
DRIVE OUT 駆逐する KUCHIKU SURU
SAY PROUDLY 誇らしげに言うHOKORASHIGE NI IU
CROUCH/SQUAT: 蹲る UZUKUMARU
INSPIRE 鼓舞する KOBU SURU
BANTER/JOKE 諧謔 KAIGYAKU
SUDDENLY たちまち TACHIMACHI
PERSPECTIVE METHOD 遠近画法 ENKINGAHOU
RECOVER/RESTORE 挽回 BANKAI SURU
RESENTMENT/GRUDGE 鬱憤 UPPUN
RECALL 述懐 JUKKAI SURU
BRASS INSTRUMENTS 管楽器 KANGAKKI
BECOME SICK OF HEARING 耳にたこが出来る MIMI NI TAKO GA DEKIRU
ACCOUNTING TRICKS 会計上のカラクリ KAIKEI NO KARAKURI
BE DISAPPOINTED/DISCOURAGED 憮然とする BUZEN TO SURU
BE RESOLUTE きぜんとする KIZEN TO SURU
UNSKILLFUL/AMATEURISH 稚拙な CHISETSU NA
SUBJUGATE/CONQUER/OVERCOME 克服 KOKUFUKU
ASTOUNDING/FRIGHTENING 度肝をぬかれるようなDOGIMO WO NUKARERU YOU NA
HUNTING 狩猟 SHURYOU
LOCATION/WHEREABOUTS ありか ARIKA
SOURCE 源泉 GENSEN
DEMOTION 降格 KOUKAKU
PROMOTION 昇格 SHOUKAKU
JEALOUSY/ENVY 妬み NETAMI
HARMFUL SIDE EFFECTS (MEDS) やっかみ YAKKAMI
TRUSTEE 管財人 KANZAININ
AS NEEDED 随時 ZUIJI
REPRISAL 報復 HOUFUKU
SUBPOENA 召喚命令 SHOUKANMEIREI
PROPRIETARY 専有の SEN’YUU NO
INFINITE VARIETY/MANY SHADES 千差万別 SENSA BANBETSU
UNREASONABLE/OUTRAGEOUS 法外 HOUGAI (NA)
FIZZLE OUT/FAIL ポシャる POSHARU
REMAIN FAR APART 平行線のまま HEIKOUSEN NO MAMA
SPLIT HAIRS 重箱の隅をつつく JUUBAKO NO SUMI WO TSUTSUKU
DISAFFIRM/REVERSE/DESTROY 破棄 HAKI SURU
DISSATISFACTION (eg with a decision) 不服 FUFUKU
DRAFT 草稿 SOUKOU
ADMONISH 諭す SATOSU
HAND TO MOUTH BUSINESS 自転車操業 JITENSHA SOUGYOU
EXPERIENCED 手慣れた TENARETA
COME ON HARD がんがん押してくる GANGAN OSHITE KURU
EACH AND EVERY WORD 一言一句 ICHIGON IKKU
SQUIGGLY にょろにょろ NYORO NYORO
SHARE 分かち合う WAKACHIAU
BE CAREFUL 慎重を期する SHINCHOU WO KISU
READ TO ONESELF 黙読する MOKUDOKU SURU
TIE ON/FASTEN くくり付ける KUKURITSUKERU
DECISIVENESS/DECISIVE 果断(な) KADAN (NA)
BATTLE (EG FOR TALENT) (人材)争奪戦 JINZAI SOUDATSUSEN
JAZZ UP もり立てる MORITATERU
NOVEL/WACKY/ECCENTRIC 奇抜な KIBATSU NA
OFTEN ちょくちょく CHOKU CHOKU
NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE 査定通知 SATEI TSUUCHI
PROMISE/GUARANTEE (verb) 請け合うUKEAU
MUTTER 呟くTSUBUYAKU
GET A GLIMPSE OF 垣間見るKAIMA MIRU
FREEWHEELING/OPEN/ACTIVE 闊達な KATTATSU NA
DISCORD/FEUD 確執 KAKUSHITSU
LOOK PUZZLED 首を傾げる KUBI WO KASHIGERU
MAKE A FRESH START 仕切り直す SHIKIRINAOSU
RECALL/TOSS OUT 罷免する HIMEN SURU
INTERRUPT (CONVERSATION) 腰を折る KOSHI WO ORU
MOCK/TAUNT 愚弄 GUROU SURU
BOG 湿原 SHITUGEN
FEEL PRESSED/IMPATIENT 気が急くKI GA SEKU
WITHDRAW/DROP OUT/RESIGN 脱退 DATTAI SURU
DRIVE SOMEONE INTO A CORNER 追い詰める OITSUMERU
COMMUNICATION 意思疎通 ISHI SOTSUU
REFEREED (JOURNAL) 査読のある SADOKU NO ARU
COMPLY/ADHERE 遵守 JUNSHU SURU
INVENTIVE STEP 進歩性 SHINPOSEI
ENLIGHTEN 啓蒙 KEIMOU SURU
BE BENEFICIAL 恩典をもたらす ONTEN WO MOTARASU
SUFFIX 接尾辞 SETSUBIJI
PREFIX 接頭辞 SETTOUJI
HONOR (TO HONOR SOMEONE) 顕彰 KENSHOU SURU
EMPIRICAL 実証的 JISSHOUTEKI
DENY 否む INAMU
SHOW YOUR HAND 手の内をみせる TENOHIRA WO MISERU
MAKE UP FOR 埋め合わせる UMEAWASERU
BEWITCH/CONFUSE/ENCHANT 魅かす BAKASU
BASELESS (without root nor leaf) 根も葉もない NE MO HA MO NAI
CAREFUL EXAMINATION 精査 SEISA
ARGUMENTATIVE 議論がましい GIRONGAMASHII
STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY CORRELATION 構造活性相関 KOUZOU KASSEI SOUKAN
SQUARE ROOT 平方根 HEIHOUKON
BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD 振り出しに戻る FURIDASHI NI MODORU
FOOTNOTE 脚注 KYAKUCHUU
TYPO 誤記 GOKI
SCHOLAR 学識者 GAKUSHIKISHA
BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER 血液脳関門 KETSUEKI NOU KANMON
TRIBUNAL 裁定機関 SAITEI KIKAN
FLOOD/SUBMERGER 冠水する KANSUI SURU
LINGERING REGRET 未練たらたら MIREN TARATARA
GIVEN RUNAROUND/PASS BUCK たらい回し TARAIMAWASHI
HIT HOME 身にこたえる MI NI KOTAERU
MOBILITY/STRENGTH 足腰 ASHIKOSHI
CUT EXPENSES/SCRIMP AND SAVE 切り詰める KIRITSUMERU
ENDORSE 是認 ZENIN SURU
BREAK INTO HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER 笑いこける WARAIKOKERU 
TOTALLY ABSURD チャンチャラおかしい CHANCHARA OKASHII
SEPARATE (AS IN SPLITTING UP A COUNTRY) 分断する BUNDAN SURU
COME OUT WELL/SUCCEED 上首尾に終わる JOUSHUBI NI OWARU
ENFORCE (RIGHT) 権利行使 KENRI KOUSHI
SWALLOW/GULP こらえる KORAERU
CHOKE (TR.) 絞殺 KOUSATSU SURU
CHOKE (INTRAN) 閉塞 HEISOKU SURU
CONNECTION/BOND きずな KIZUNA
BREAK EVEN 収支が合う、SHUUSHI GA AU
SUSPEND 一時停止する ICHIJI TEISHI SURU
SUSPEND AN EMPLOYEE 停職させる TEISHOKU SASERU
KNEEL DOWN (IMPLORING) 土下座する DOGEZA SURU
HOVER ABOUT (AS IN DANGER) 付きまとう TSUKIMATOU
COLLUSION 結託 KETTAKU
ROUND UP (“throw away 4 put in 5”) 四捨五入 SHISHA GONYUU
DUMPING 不当廉売 FUTOU KENBAI
GET EXCITED FOR NOTHING ぬか喜び NUKA YOROKOBI
WIN (A SUIT) 勝訴 SHOUSO SURU
PIVOTAL POINTS 要所要所 YOUSHO YOUSHO
INSIDE JOKE 内輪ネタ UCHIWA NETA
NEGLECT ゆるがせにする YURUGASE NI SURU
EVERY OTHER 一つおきの HITOTSU OKI NO
TAPERED 先細 SAKIBOSO
FLUSH (as in flush surfaces) 面一 TSURA ICHI
COME TO SOME ARRANGEMENT 何らかの合意にこぎ着けるNANRAKA NO GOUI NI KOGITSUKERU
WHITE HOT/INCANDESCENT 灼熱の SHAKUNETSU NO
PATIENCE 忍耐力 NINTAIRYOKU
HUMAN WAVE STRATEGY 人海戦術 JINKAI SENJUTSU
GRIP 把持する HAJI SURU
CLEARLY DEMARCATE 画定する KAKUTEI SURU
CONSTRICTION EG WAIST くびれ KUBIRE
ANALOGOUS 相似性ある SOUJISEI ARU
DUMP CONTENTS/SPILL THE BEANS 打ちまける BUCHIMAKERU
BE DUMBFOUNDED 唖然とする AZEN TO SURU
BE SPEECHLESS 絶句する ZEKKU SURU
FIGHT BACK/RESIST 抗う ARAGAU
FAIL しくじる SHIKUJIRU
ENDANGERED SPECIES 絶滅危ぐ種 ZETSUMETSU KIGU SHU
FALL THROUGH THE ICE 氷を踏み抜く KOORI WO FUMINUKU
GO INTO HEAT (animals) 発情する HATSUJOU SURU
REGRET/LAMENT/CONDOLENCE 哀悼 AITOU
MANIA 躁病 SOUBYOU
RAMBLE ON ENDLESSLY とりとめなく話す TORITOME NAKU HANASU
DEPART FROM THE NORMAL 常軌を逸する JOUKI WO ISSURU
RHYME; dog rhymes with cog 韻を踏む IN WO FUMU; dog TO cog WA IN WO FUMU
TO PARROT (words) オウム返しする OHMU GAESHI SURU
INCOHERENT 支離滅裂 SHIRI METSURETU
GARISH 飾り立てた KAZARITATETA
EITHER/OR 二者択一 NISHA TAKUITSU
INSUFFICIENT/INDEFINITE DESCRIPTION (patent law) 記載不備 KISAI FUBI
MORTGAGE YOUR HOUSE (FUTURE, etc.) 家/自分の将来...抵当に入れる TEITOU NI IRERU
NAB (including kidnap) さらう SARAU
HEARTLESS 情け知らず NASAKE SHIRAZU
BE SWELTERING HOT うだるようにに暑い UDARU YOU NI ATSUI
BIG HELP 大助け OHDASUKE
GRUDGE 怨恨 ENKON
SNORT (ROUGHEN NOSE BREATH) 鼻息を荒げる HANAIKI WO ARAGERU
RAISE ONE'S VOICE (eg in anger) 声を荒げる KOE WO ARAGERU
PLOT, SCHEME 画策をする KAKUSAKU WO SURU
RAUCOUS DEBATE 喧々囂々たる議論 KENKEN GOUGOU TARU GIRON
BLINDLY, RECKLESSLY (dark cloudily) 闇雲に YAMIKUMO NI
BE READY TO, WILLING TO することにやぶさかでない YABUSAKA DE NAI
ARREST ON THE SPOT 現行犯逮捕 GENKOUHAN TAIHO
ABSTRACTED, GLASSY EYED, MILLION MILES AWAY etc (heart's not here) 心ここにあらず KOKORO KOKO NI ARAZU
IN LIMBO 宙ぶらりんになっている CHUUBURIN NI NATTE IRU
ALIAS 偽名 GIMEI
MITIGATE 和らげる YAWARAGERU
GET STUCK (as in cars in a snowstorm) 立ち往生する TACHI OUJOU
SINISTER, CORRUPT (person) 腹黒い(人)HARAGUROI
BAD THINGS/SCANDAL 不祥事 FUSHOUJI
SLY/CUNNING 狡猾な KOUKATUNA
FUSE 導火線 DOUKASEN
OLD LINE (Company etc) 老舗の SHINISE NO
THERE IN BODY BUT NOT IN SPIRIT 心ここにあらず KOKORO KOKO NI ARAZU
TAKE WORDS OUT OF CONTEXT 言葉尻をとらえる KOTOBAJIRI WO TORAERU
OBVIOUS, GLARING (FACT) 歴然たる(事実)REKIZEN TARU (JIJITU)
APPLY BRAKES TO, CONTAIN 牽制する KENSEI SURU
SPRAY, SPLASH しぶき SHIBUKI
SHRED, SEVER 寸断する SUNDAN SURU
DO WHATEVER IT TAKES (WITHOUT SHAME) メンツも外聞もない MENTSU MO GAIBUN MO NAI
SLUDGE (contaminated mud) 汚泥 ODEI
BE AT A LOSS FOR WORDS 絶句する ZEKKU SURU
A ROOST ねぐら NEGURA
BLIND FOLLOWER 盲目的追従者 MOUMOKUTEKI TSUIJUUSHA
IMPROVISED 即席で SOKUSEKI
OBEY, SUBMIT 服従する FUKUJUU SURU
ENTICE 誘う IZANAU
TITLE (as in deed) 権原 KENGEN
PANDER TO POPULAR OPINION 世論迎合 世論迎合 YORON GEIGOU
REMISSION 寛解 KANKAI
WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS 禁断症状 KINDAN SHOUJOU
PUBLIC EXPOSURE 公然化 KOUZENKA
UNDERESTIMATE 見くびる MIKUBIRU
CALM AND COMPOSED 綽々と SHAKUSHAKU TO
COOLY, EFFICIENTLY 粛々と SHUKUSHUKU TO
ARCH (of foot) ["doesn't touch ground"] 土踏まず TSUCHIFUMAZU
FIDGET そわすわする SOWASOWA SURU
ALTER EGO 分身 BUNSHIN
PREDICTABLE, COMMON, PEDESTRIAN, etc ありきたりの ARIKITARI NO
TO BLOCK 阻む HABAMU
SPORADIC 散発的 SANPATUSTEKI
RECKLESS 無謀な MUBOU NA
CLEAR PAVE, PAVE THE WAY 地ならしをする JINARASHI WO SURU
DEVOTED, PIOUS 敬けんな KEIKEN NA
STAND AT A CROSSROADS 理路にたつ RIRO NI TATSU
PRESS ON NO MATTER WHAT もくもくと続ける MOKU MOKU TO TSUZUKERU
自ずと ONOZUTO
TO WITNESS, SEE BEFORE ONE'S OWN EYES.. 目の当たりにする MA NO ATARI NI SURU (MA not ME)
NOT GIVE A DAMN へっちゃらである HETCHARA DE ARU
UNTOUCHED, INTACT (eg, nature) 手つかず(の自然)TETSUKAZU (NO SHIZEN)
QUICKSAND 流砂 RYUUSA
NEEDLESS ALARM 杞憂 KIYUU
GET ALL WORKED UP ABOUT 気をもむ KI WO MOMU
BRING CHARGES AGAINST 告訴する KOKUSO SURU
BEYOND DOUBT (literally) 疑問の彼方に GIMON NO KANATA NI
BE DISCREET, REASONABLE わきまえる WAKIMAERU
SHRUG SHOULDER 肩をすくめる KATA WO SUKUMERU
REPORT TO (BOSS) (上司に)直属する (JOUSHI NI) CHOKUZOKU SURU
OSCILLATE, WOBBLE, SWING 揺動する YOUDOU SURU
DULL, DROOPY, DOWDY, etc さえない SAENAI
PAT ON THE BACK, ENCOURAGEMENT ねぎらい NEGIRAI
IMPROPER, BAD BEHAVIOR, EXCESS 不謹慎 FUKINSHIN
MUSTER, CALL UP (MILITARY), CONVENE 招集 SHOUSHUU
TYRANNY, SEVERITY, PUNISHING 過酷な KAKOKU NA
PERFECT HEALTH 無病息災 MUBYOUSOKUSAI
BLUFF はったりをかます HATTARI WO KAMASU
MAKESHIFT, HALF MEASURE, PALLIATIVE 姑息(な) KOSOKU (NA)
KNOCK DOWN, KNOCK OVER 突き倒す TSUKITAOSU
FULFILL, EXECUTE (A CONTRACT) (契約を)履行する (KEIYAKU WO) RIKOU SURU
PENDING ISSUE 懸案事項 KEN'AN JIKOU
WAKE, BRING BACK, INVOKE (MEMORY, FEELING) (記憶、気持ちを)呼び覚ます YOBISAMASU
SEE WITH ONE'S OWN EYES, WITNESS 目の当たりにする MANOATARI NI SURU
CUT AND PASTE 切り貼り KIRIHARI
PER DIEM 日当 NITTOU
ADMIRAL, COMMODORE (as in Commodore Perry) 提督 TEITOKU
DRAG (literally, SHACKLE) 足かせ ASHIKASE
AMPLE, ABUNDANT (FUNDS) 潤沢 JUNTAKU
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 商機 SHOUKI
FEEL CONSTRAINED, HESITANT 気兼ねする KIGANE SURU
CONTIGUOUS (U.S.) 地続き(のアメリカ)JITSUZUKI (NO AMERICA)
ACUTE ANGLE 鋭角 EIKAKU
OBTUSE ANGLE 鈍角 DONKAKU
ODDLY SHAPED いびつな IBITSUNA
BE SUPERIOR TO, OUTNUMBER 凌駕する RYOUGA SURU
CLUELESS, UNINFORMED 無知な MUCHI NA
STRAIN (e.g. sieve) 漉す KOSU
ANGULAR, SHARP 角張った KAKUBATTA
BANAL ありふれた ARIFURETA
FORTRESS 要塞 YOUSAI
DRESS MAKING 洋裁 YOUSAI
CRUEL 惨い MUGOI
INGENUITY, INNOVATION 創意工夫 SOUI KUFUU
PULL ALONG, LEAD (or physically PULL) 牽引する KEN'IN SURU
GET UP ONE'S COURAGE 勇気を奮い立たせる YUUKI WO FURUITATASERU
BEAM WITH JOY 相好を崩す SOUGOU WO KUZUSU
SLAM A DOOR SHUT ドアをバタンと閉める DOA WO BATAN TO SHIMERU
MISIDENTIFY 誤認する GONIN SURU
PERSONAL PHYSICIAN (PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN) かかりつけの医師 KAKARITSUKE NO ISHI
JUST GETTING STARTED 緒についたばかり SHO NI TSUITA BAKARI
CONSIDERATION FOR OTHERS 気配り KIKUBARI
NOTHING TO BE AFRAID OF 畏るるに足らず OSORURU NI TARAZU
THE RICH 富裕層 FUYUUSOU
MAKE A BREAK WITH 決別する  KETSUBETSU SURU
DROLL ひょうきんな HYOUKIN NA
CLING TO TENACIOUSLY しがみつく SHIGAMITSUKU
GOOD LOOKING (MAN) 男前 OTOKOMAE
DEAD SILENT 静まり返った SHIZUMARIKAETTA
CHECKERED (PATTERN) 市松模様 ICHIMATSU MOYOU
OSTENTATIOUS, PRETENTIOUS ぎょうぎょうしい GYOUGYOUSHII
ROCK SOLID 盤石 BANJAKU
LENIENT 寛大な KANDAI NA
WMD (weapons of mass destruction) 大量破壊兵器 TAIRYOU HAKAI HEIKI
FLOOD (including "flood of goods" etc 氾濫 HANRAN
PROSECUTE 訴追する SOTSUI (SURU)
SLIPSHOD 拙速 SESSOKU
CAGE, PEN, POUND, ETC. (for animals) おり ORI
MARK TO MARKET 時価評価 JIKA HYOUKA
MARGINAL PROFIT 限界利益 GENKAI RIEKI
CRITICAL CONDITION 危篤(状態) KITOKU (JOUTAI)
ENTRENCHED INTERESTS 既得権 KITOKUKEN
GREAT BLOW, HEAVY HIT, etc. 痛手 ITADE
HONORABLE DEATH (Kamikaze etc) 玉砕 GYOKUSAI
DOMINATE, SWEEP THE WORLD 風靡する FUUBI SURU
RATIFY 批准する HIJUN SURU
CLUTCH, GRAB (something) つかみかかる TSUKAMIKAKARU
WEATHER, DISINTEGRATE 風化する FUUKA SURU
AIR, STYLE, DIGNITY 風格 FUUKAKU
DESPERATION やけくそ YAKEKUSO
MEAN, VICIOUS たちの悪い TACHI NO WARUI
HAVE A LASTING EFFECT (pull a tail) 尾を引く O WO HIKU
PROMINENT, PREEMINENT 傑出した KESSHUTSU SHITA
IN CHARGE OF (officer, etc) 所掌する SHOSHOU SURU
NEGLECT おろそかにする OROSOKA NI SURU
SNITCH, RAT, SQUEAL etc 密告する MIKKOKU SURU
BREAK AWAY, SECEDE, DEFECT 離反する RIHAN SURU
DEFECTOR 離反者 RIHANSHA
BEDROCK, BASIS, ROOT 根幹 KONKAN
VETERAN (soldier) 退役軍人 TAIEKI GUNJIN
KNOCK OUT, ELIMINATE 敗退させる HAITAI SASERU
WIT, TACT, QUICK THINKING 機転 KITEN
SHELF (A PLAN) 棚上げする TANA-AGE SURU
GO TO RUIN 衰亡する SUIBOU SURU
COLLAPSE, GIVE WAY, LET IT GET YOU DOWN くじける KUJIKERU
VULGAR 下世話な GESEWA NA
BIG PICTURE THINKING 大局的な考え TAIKYOKUTEKI NA KANGAE
TOW (A SHIP) 曳航する EIKOU SURU
CONFINEMENT, IMPRISONMENT 幽閉 YUUHEI
HARSH, ACERBIC 刺々しい TOGETOGESHII
FLEXIBILITY, PLIABILITY しなやかさ SHINAYAKASA
CIRCULATE, SPREAD (rumor, etc.) 流布する RUFU
IMPLY 含蓄する GANCHIKU SURU
CLEVER, INTELLIGENT 利発な RIHATSU NA
TENTACLE 触手 SHOKUSHU
KILL and WOUND (as in war) 殺傷する SASSHOU SURU
DISOBEDIENT 反抗的 HANKOUTEKI
SET AN EXAMPLE (for children, etc) 垂範する SUIHAN SURU
EXEMPLIFY, PERSONIFY (a quality, a place, etc.) 体現する TAIGEN SURU
COMPOSURE, CALM 平静(さ) HEISEI(SA)
CLEAR, PELLUCID, (used in "clear headed") 明晰な MEISEKI NA
WHISTLE, HORN (as in warning whistle OR car or train horn) 警笛 KEITEKI
LEASE (territory) 租借する SOSHAKU SURU
CHEW 咀嚼 SOSHAKU SURU
NOBLE mind, deed 気高い KEDAKAI
DO (negative connotation) やらかす YARAKASU
(place of) GREAT NATURAL BEAUTY 風光明媚 (の地) FUUKOU MEIBI (NO CHI)
FAVOR as in favor a good leg or PROTECT かばう KABAU
BURN OUT あぶり出す ABURIDASU
HEEDLESS, INDIFFERENT, NONCHALANT 無頓着 MUTONJAKU (or MUTONCHAKU)
DOMINATE, SWEEP THROUGH 風靡する FUUBI SURU
REBEL 反旗を翻す HANKI WO HIRUGAESU
BLOW BY BLOW, POINT BY POINT 逐一 CHIKU ICHI
BE CONFUSED, THROWN FOR A LOOP, EMBARRASSED 面食らう MENKURAU
GAIN PRESTIGE, VALUE 箔がつく HAKU GA TSUKU
RAGE, as in storm 猛威が振るう MOUI WO FURUU
CORRUPTION, DECADENCE 堕落 DARAKU
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