The Falling Girl
|skyscraper(n)||A skyscraper is a very tall building in a city.
|fortunate(adj)||If you say that something or someone is fortunate,
you mean that they are lucky.
|writhe(v)||If you writhe, your body twists and turns violently
backwards and forwards, usually because you are in great pain or discomfort.
|spasm(n)||A spasm is a sudden tightening of your muscles, which
you cannot control.
|abyss(n)||An Abyss is a very deep hole in the ground.
深海,深淵(しんえん); 深い裂け目底知れず深いもの,どん底,極み(恥,絶望,破産など); 計り知れない[無限な]もの(時間など)
|pulsate(v)||If something pulsates, it beats, moves in and out,
or shakes with strong, regular movements.
|glossy(adj)||You can describe something as glossy if you think
that it has been designed to look attractive but has little practical
value or may have hidden faults.
|onyx(n)||Onyx is a stone which can be various colors. It is
used for making ornaments, jewellery, or furniture.
|sorcery(n)||Sorcery is magic performed by using the power of evil
|muffle(v)||If something muffles a sound, it makes it quieter
and more difficult to hear.
|diversion(n)||A diversion is an action or event that attracts your
attention away from what you are doing or concentrating on.2 A diversion
is an activity that you do for pleasure.
|lyrical(adj)||Soomething that is lyrical is poetic and romantic.
|exalt(v)||To exalt someone or something means to praise them
|gallant(adj)||If someone is gallant, they behave bravely and honourably
in dangerous or difficult situation.
|amid(prep)||If something happens amid noises or events of some
kind, it happens while the other things are happening. If something is
amid other things, it is surrounded by them.
|bustle(n)||Bustle is busy, noisy, activity.
|vivify(v)||To give or bring life to; animate
|seductive(adj)||Something that is seductive is very attractive or
make you want to do somehting that you would not otherwise do.
|gild(v)||If you gild a surface, you cover it in a thin layer
of gold or gold paint.
|weary(adj)||If you are weary, you are very tired.
|waver(v)||If you waver, you cannot decide about something or
you consider changeing your mind about something.
|crafty(adj)||If you describe someone as crafty, you mean that they
achieve what they want in a clever way, often by deceiving people.
|halo(n)||A halo is a circle of light that is shown in pictures
round the head of a holy figure such as a saint or angel.
|swarm(n)||A swarm of bees or other insects is a large group
of them flying together.
|spiteful(adj)||Someone who is spiteful does cruel things to hurt
people they dislike.
|classy(adj)||If you describe someone or something as classy, you
mean they are stylish and sophisticated.
|supplant(v)||If a person or thing is supplanted, another person
or thing takes their place.
|plung(v)||If something or someone plunges in a particular direction,
especially into water, they fall, rush, or throw themselves in that direction.
|taut(adj)||If a person or their body is taut, they are very lean
Someone who is self-assured shows confidence in what they say and do
because they are sure of their own abilities.
|remedy(n)||A remedy is a successful way of dealing with a problem.
|windowsill(n)||A windowsill is a shelf along the bottom of a window,
either inside or outside a building.
|pinnacle(n)||A pinnacle is a pointed piece of stone or rock that
is high above the ground. If someone reaches the pinnacle of their career
or the pinnacle of a particular area of life, they are at the highest
point of it.
高峰 (建築)小尖塔(せんとう), ピナクル:通例,屋根の頂部や塔
|recess(n)||A recess is a break between the periods of work of
an official body sucha as a committee, a court of law, or a government.
3.In a room, a recess is a part of a wall which is built further back
than the rest of the wall. Recesses are often used as a place to put furniture
such as shelves.
|tidy(v)||When you tidy a place such as a room or cupboard,
you make it neat by putting things in their proper places.
|decrepit(adj)||Something that is decrepit is old and in bad condition,
Someone who is decrepit is old and weak.
|検索はLongman Dictionary of Contemporary English とAmerican Heritage College dictionaryとColins COBUILDのCD-ROMと小学館ランダムハウス英和辞典CD-ROMを使いました|