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|forte(n)||You can say that a particular activity
is your forte if you are very good at it.
|invoke(v)||If something such as a piece of music invokes a feeling
or an image, it causes someone to have the feeling or to see the image.
Many people consider this use to be incorrect.
|slimy(adj)||If you describe someone as slimy, you deslike them
because they are friendly and plesant in an insincere way.
|lousy(adj)||If you describe something as lousy, you mean that
it is of very bad quality or that you do not like it.
|instructive(adj)||Something that is instructive gives usuful information.
|devour(v)||If a person or animal devours something, they eat
it quickly and eagerly.
|capitalize(v)||If you capitalize on a situation, you use it to gain
some advatage for yourself.
In business, if you capitalize something that belings to you, you sell it in order to make money.
Neurosis is a mental condition which causes people to have unreasonable fears and worries over a long period of time.
|neuro-||神経(nerve), 神経性…(nerves), 神経系(nervous system):|
|clubfoot(n)||If someone has a clubfoot, they are born with a badly
|deformity(n)||A deformity is a part of someone's body which is not
the normal shape because or injury or illness, or because they were born
|matron(n)||People sometimes refer to middle-aged women as matrons.
|rug(n)||A rug is a piece of thick material that you put on
a floor. It is like a carpet but covers a smaller area.
|insistent(adj)||Someone who is insistent keeps insisting that a particular
thing should be done or is the case.
|fastidious(adj)||If you say that someone is fastidious, you mean that
they pay great attention to detail because they like everything to be
very neat, accurate, and in good order.
|cistern(n)||A cistern is a container which stores the water supply
for a building, or that holds the water for flushing a toilet.
|torrent(n)||A torrent is a lot of water falling or flowing rapidly
|flotsam(n)||Flotsam is rubbish, for example bits of wood and plastic,
that is floating on the sea or has been left by the sea on the shore.
(遭難船の)漂流物,浮き荷 (水上の)浮遊[廃棄]物 がらくた,くず
If a person has sallow skin, their skin, especially on their face,
is a pale yellowish colour and looks unhealthy.
|ledge(n)||A ledge is a narrow shelf along the bottom edge of
|obscure(adj)||If something or someone is obscure, they are unknown,
or are known by only a few people.
|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|