If someone grumbles, they complain about something in a bad-tempered
|worm(n)||A worm is a small animal with a long thin body, no
bones and no legs.
|sag(v)||When somthing, sags, ig hangs down loosely or sinks
downwards in the middle.
A canopy is a decorated cover, often made of cloth, which is placed
above something such as a bed or a seat.
|cape(n)||A cape is a large piece of land that sticks out into
the sea from the coast.
|preoccupation(n)||If you have a preoccupation with something or someone,
you keep thinking about them because they are important to you.
|wander off||(道･場所･仲間などから)それる,外れる,迷う,はぐれる((away, off));(話題などから)外れる,脱線する|
|orbit(n)||An orbit is the curved path in space that is followed
by an object going round and round a planet, moon, or star.
|reflection(n)||If you say that something is a reflection of a particular
person's attitude or of a situation, you mean that it is caused by that
attitude or situation and therefore reveals something about it.
|starry-eyed(adj)||If you say that someone is starry-eyed, you mean that
they have such a positive or hopeful view of a situation that they do
not see what it is really like.
|tangible(adj)||If something is tangible, it is clear enough or define
enough to be easily seen, felt, or noticed.
|stunt(v)||If something stunts the growth or develpment of a
person of thing, it prevents it from growing or developing as much as
|devour(v)||If a person or animal devours something, they eat
it quickly and eagerly.
|combat(v)||If people in authority combat somethingt, they try
to stop it happening.
|single-handed(adv)||If you do something single-handed, you do it on your
own, without help from anyone else.
|derision(n)||If you treat someone or something with derision, you
express contempt for them.
|sanguine(adj)||If you are sanguine about something, you are cheerful
and confident that things will happen in the way you want them to.
|purr(v)||When the engine of a machine such as a car purrs,
it is working and making a quiet, continuous, vibrateing sound.
|dsiperse(v)||When a group of people disperses or when someone disperses
them, the goup splits up and the peoploe leave in different directions.
|surmise(v)||If you surmise that something is true, you guess it
from the available evidence, although you do not know for certain.
|vapor(n)||Vapor consists of tiny drops of water or other liquids
in the air, which appear as mist.
|carbon monoxide(n)||一酸化炭素,酸化炭素 CO:無色,無臭の有毒ガス|
|protestaion(n)||A protestation is a strong declaration that something
is true or not true.
|stagger(v)||If you stagger, you walk very unsteadily, for example
because you are ill or drunk.
|prescription(n)||A prescription is a proposal or a plan which gives
ideas about how to solve a problem or improve a situation.
|poulstice(n)||A poultice is a piece of cloth with a soft, often
hot, substance such as clay or a mixture of herbs on it. It is put over
a painful or swollen part of someone's body in order to reduce the pain
When water laps against something such as the shore or the side of a boat, it touches it gently and makes a soft sound.
|blight(n)||You can refer to something as a blight when it cause
great difficulties, and damages or spoils other things.
|haul(v)||If you haul something which is heavy or difficult
to move, you move it using a lot of effort.
|scorch(v)||To scorch something means to burn it slightly.
If someone keeps a vigil or keeps vigil somewhere, they remain there
quietly for a period of time, especially at night, for example because
they are praying or are making a political protest.
|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|
|Sudden Fiction International 勉強会/Harry Potter第四巻の勉強会|