第三回Net 勉強会
The Death of the Right Fielder
sprawl(v) 1. To sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly. 2. To spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion: untidy tenements sprawling toward the river.
3.To cause to spread out in a straggling or disordered fashion.
infield(n) 1. Baseball a. The area of the field bounded by home plate and first, second, and third bases. b. The defensive positions of first base, second base, third base, and shortstop considered as a unit. 2. The area inside a racetrack or running track. 3. A field located near a farmhouse.
reassure(v) 1. To restore confidence to. 2. To assure again. 3. To reinsure.
chatter(v) 1. To talk rapidly, incessantly, and on trivial subjects; jabber. 2. To utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds: birds chattering in the trees. 3. To click quickly and repeatedly: Our teeth chattered from the cold. 4. To vibrate or rattle while in operation: A power drill will chatter if the bit is loose.
5.To utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way: chattered a long reply.
temptaition(n) 1. The act of tempting or the condition of being tempted. 2. Something tempting or enticing.
wisecracker(n) Slang A flippant, typically sardonic remark or retort.
See synonyms at joke.
wisecracker(v) To make or utter a wisecrack.
loner(n) One who avoids the company of other people
onlooker One that looks on; a spectator
brooder(n) 1. One that broods: brooders in the henhouse; a brooder over past errors. 2. A heated enclosure in which fowls are raised.
brood(n) 1. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for by the same mother. See synonyms at flock1. 2. The children in one family.
brood(v) 1. To sit on or hatch (eggs). 2. To protect (young) by or as if by covering with the wings.
1. To sit on or hatch eggs. 2. To hover envelopingly; loom. 3a. To be deep in thought; meditate. b. To focus the attention on a subject persistently and moodily; worry: brooded over the insult for several days. c. To be depressed.
clover(n) 1. Any of various herbs of the genus Trifolium in the pea family, having trifoliolate leaves and dense heads of small flowers and including species grown for forage, for erosion control, and as a source of nectar for honeybees. 2. Any of several other plants in the pea family, such as bush clover and sweet clover. 3. Any of several nonleguminous plants, such as owl's clover and water clover.
swat(v) To deal a sharp blow to; slap.
gnat(n) Any of various small, biting, two-winged flies, such as a punkie or black fly.
holler(n) 1. A yell or shout; a call. 2. Informal A complaint or gripe.
pervert(v) 1. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt. 2. To bring to a bad or worse condition; debase. 3. To put to a wrong or improper use; misuse. See synonyms at corrupt. 4. To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: an analysis that perverts the meaning of the poem.
pervert(n) One who practices sexual perversion.
overpass(n) A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare
overpass(v) 1. To pass over or across; traverse. 2. To go beyond; surpass. 3. To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress. 4. To overlook or disregard
slug(n) 1. A round bullet larger than buckshot. 2. Informal a. A shot of liquor. b. An amount of liquid, especially liquor, that is swallowed in one gulp; a swig. 3. A small metal disk for use in a vending or gambling machine, especially one used illegally. 4. A lump of metal or glass prepared for further processing. 5. Printing a. A strip of type metal, less than type-high and thicker than a lead, used for spacing. b. A line of cast type in a single strip of metal. c. A compositor's type line of identifying marks or instructions, inserted temporarily in copy. 6. Physics The unit of mass that is accelerated at the rate of one foot per second per second when acted on by a force of one pound weight.
ascribe(v) To attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin: “Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism” (Daniel Pinchbeck, New York Times Magazine November 5, 1995). See synonyms at attribute. 2. To assign as a quality or characteristic: was quick to ascribe jealousy to her critics.
fuse(v) 1 to join togeher, or to make something join together , to become a single thing
2 if an electrical system or electrical equipment fuses or you fuse them, it stops working because a fuse has melted
3 if metals, rocks etc fuse or you fuse them, they become join together by being heated
4 if rock or metal fuses or you fuse it, it becomes liquid by being heated
webbing(n) strong woven material in narrow bands, used for supporting seats etc
luminescent(adj) Capable of, suitable for, or exhibiting luminescence
lime(n) 3 a white substance obtained by burning limestone, used for marking cement, marking sports fields etc
perverse(adj) continuing to behave in an unreasonable way, especially by deliberately doing the opposite of what people want you to do
trot(v) 1 if a horse trots, it moves fairly quickly with each front leg moving at the same time as the opposite back leg
2 a) to run fairly slowly, taking short steps b) to walk or go somewhere
squint(n) a condition of your eye muscles that makes each eye look in a different direction
trivial(adj) 1 unimportant or of little value
2 ordinary
stumble(n) 1. The act of stumbling. 2. A mistake or blunder.
hamper(v) to restrict someone's movements, activities, or achievements by causing difficulties for them
obscurity(n) 1 the state of not being known or remembered
2 something that is difficult to understand, or the quality of being difficult to understand
3 dark
bum(adj) bad in quality or worthless 
clumsy(adj) 1.moving in an awkward way and tending to break things
2.a clumsy object is not easy to use and is often large and heavy
3. Said or done carelessly or in a way that is not delicate and sensitive
sandlot(n) A vacant lot used especially by children for unorganized sports and games.
sandlot(adj) Of, relating to, or played in a sandlot: sandlot baseball.
ghostly(adj) slightly frightening and seeming to be connected with ghosts or spirits
outcast(n) someone who is not accepted by the people they live among, or has beenforced out of their home
scuff(v) 1.to make a mark on a smooth surface by rubbing it against something rough
aberrant (adj) not usual or normal
epitaph(n) a sort piece of writing on the stone over someone's grave
monument(n) a building or other large structure that is built to remind people of an important event or famous person
fan(v) 1.to make air move around by waving a fan, piece of paper etc so that you feel cooler
2.to make someone feel an emotion more strongly
knuckler(n) Baseball A knuckle ball.
head-first(adv) 1.moving forward with the rest of your body following your head
2.if you rush into something head-first, you start doing it too quickly without thinking carefully
washed-up(adj)(参考) if a person or an oranization is washed-up, they will never be successful again
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