Words and Expressions to learn by heart

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[q]He is survived by a son.

[q]From the curious novice train rider to the travel pro,
[a]novice [nɑ́vəs] 初心者

[q]A green ogre named Shrek discovers his swamp has been ‘swamped’ with all sorts of fairytale creatures by the scheming Lord Farquaad
[a]ogre [óugər] 鬼/鬼のような人
scheming 狡猾な

[q]We’d like to have a large trades union presence plus former miners and LGSM with it’s banner leading the next LGBT march in 2015.
[a]trade union <英>労働組合

[q]if you shared a flat with another person and you dragged someone back, the police could break down your door and arrest everybody in there because it was no longer in private.
[a]drag 〔人を~に〕引きずり込む

[q]A lot of ours, or mine, preconceptions on what the miners were, about being burly and bluff and homophobes, were dispelled.
[a]preconception 予想
burly ぶっきらぼうな
bluff 荒っぽい
homophobe 同性愛恐怖症の人
dispel 一掃する

[q]The miners were always hardworking, and the state was vilifying them
[a]vilify 中傷する

[q]It was very difficult because my self-esteem was gone to nothing.
[a]self esteem 自尊心

[q]The film recounts the experience of the group Lesbians and Gays Support Miners.
[a]recount ~について詳しく話す

[q]If your goal is really a series of one-night stands (which are hugely overrated) then you’ve just got to be more honest.
[a]one-night stand 〈俗〉〔性的な〕一晩だけの関係

[q]Avid movie-watcher and video store clerk Bazil has had his life all but ruined by weapons of war.
[a]avid [ǽvid] 熱烈な
all but ほとんど

[q]a pardoned convict who introduces him to a band of eccentric junkyard dealers
[a]pardon [vt] 赦免する
convict [n] 囚人、受刑者
junkyard [n] 廃品[ガラクタ]置き場

[q]a record-holder in human cannonball feats, an artistic craftsman of automatons, and Elastic Girl, a sassy contortionist
automaton [ɔːtɑ́mətɑ̀n] ロボット
elastic 弾力性のある、伸び縮みする
sassy = saucy 生意気な、ずうずうしい(※「強気な女の子のかっこいい生意気さ」を意味する)
contortionist 〔体を自在に折り曲げる〕軽業師、曲芸師

[q]The gang relives the battle of David and Goliath
[a]relive [rìːlív] 追体験する
the battle of David and Goliath 旧約聖書に記されているダビデとゴリアテの戦い


[q]Stick-Up Man
[a]stick-up = stickup 〈話〉〔拳銃を使った〕強盗

[q]Concession girl

[a]cab driver

[q]a little something extra before bed might stave off the midnight munchies
[a]stave off = 辛うじて避ける munchie = A sudden strong desire for food

[q]His back-to-back victories in the Hungarian and Belgian Grands Prix
[a]back-to-back = consecutive

[q]Here’s a quick reminder of an important recce for CP2-3 of the 50 Miler
[a]recce [réki] 偵察

[q]We will be giving you a plethora of course tips and tricks also.
[a]plethora [pléθərə] = plenty

[q]Strangled Deputy
[a]strangle = 窒息死する

[q]Marilyn Monroe and her bosom companions
[a]bosom [búzəm] 親しい

[q]He glanced down the hall and spotted Lena talking to Izzy, who was also adorned, in a spiffy outfit.
[a]spot = See, notice, or recognize (someone or something) that is difficult to detect or that one is searching for.
adorn = Make more beautiful or attractive
spiffy = (Inf) Smart in appearance

[q]It was mind-boggling.
[a]startling: 唖然とさせる

[q]Some had cots set up
[a]cot = (North American) A camp bed, particularly a portable, collapsible one.

[q]Meanwhile, we had lots of time on our hands
[a]have a lot of time on one’s hand = 時間がたっぷりある

[q]a convoy of school buses showed up
[a]convoy = A group of ships or vehicles

[q]realize that we were not the only ones in this predicament.
[a]predicament[pridíkəmənt] = A difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation

[q]There were loud gasps and stares of disbelief.
[a]gasp = A convulsive catching of breath

[q]The captain informed passengers that Ground control told us to stay put.
[a]stay put =(Of a person or object) remain somewhere without moving or being moved.

[q]that had taken this detour on their way to the US
[a]A long or roundabout route taken to avoid something

[q]There was much grumbling among the passengers, but that’s nothing new
[a]grumble = complain or protest about something in a bad-tempered but typically muted way

[q]we needed to find terra firma quickly
[a]Dry land; the ground as distinct from the sea or air

[q]All of a sudden the curtains parted
[a]part = Divide to leave a central space

[q]Take a gander at that luggage.
[a]gander = (informal) A look or glance

[q]The investigation have shown the correlation that common sense would predict.
[a]correlation = A mutual relationship or connection between two or more things

[q]To wield the test for her own purposes,
[a]wield = Hold and use (a weapon or tool)

[q]This result does not mean the no-sex brigade are lying when they claim it does not signify.
[a]brigade = A group of people with a common characteristic or dedicated to a common cause

[q]Does marital bliss depend on an active sex life?
[a]bliss = Perfect happiness; great joy

[q]That is not a mere prurience.
[a]prurient = Having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters

[q]The great bomb, which harnesses the power of the universe to destroy the enemy by concussion, blast and fire, was dropped on the second enemy city about seven hours after the Japanese had received a political ‘roundhouse punch’ in the form of a declaration of war by the Soviet Union.
[a]harness = Control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy
concussion = A violent shock as from a heavy blow
roundhouse = [inf] A blow given with a wide sweep of the arm

[q]CBS to double down on comedies
[a]double down = Strengthen one’s commitment to a particular strategy or course of action, typically one that is potentially risky
(derived from Blackjack)

[q]wet dream
[a]An erotic dream associated with involuntary ejaculation of semen.

[q]I compounded the problem by trying to make wrong things right.
[a]compound = Make (something bad) worse; intensify the negative aspects of

[q]With a personality as prickly as his looks — flint-eyed squint, sourpuss, scruffy hair — he’s a bad-ass old coot.
[a]prickly = (Of a person) ready to take offense.
squint = [inf] A quick or casual look
sourpuss = A bad-tempered or habitually sullen person
scruffy = Shabby and untidy or dirty
bad-ass = A tough, uncompromising person
coot = [inf] A foolish or eccentric person, typically an old man.

[q]Ever been in awe of your father or your grandfather’s virtuosic vocabulary of racial slurs that dates back seven decades?
[a]virtuosic = highly skilled
slur = An insinuation or allegation about someone that is likely to insult them or damage their reputation

[q]The one with the neatly lined sidewalk, wide front porches and manicured lawns, which has since crumbled into the scarred, gang-ridden part of town you avoid?
[a]manicure = (usually as adjective manicured) Trim neatly
crumble = Break or fall apart into small fragments, especially over a period of time as part of a process of deterioration
gang-ridden = dominated by gang

[q]Remember that lovely middle class neighborhood where your mother said she attended high school?
[a]attend = Go regularly to (an educational, religious, social, or clinical institution)

[q]As recent as last fall, the Nook division posted a $17-million loss, as sales plunged 22 percent
[a]post a loss = a company officially reports losing money in its financial reports
plunge = Suffer a rapid decrease in value

[q]from an era of bonded leather books through the proliferation of free information in the Internet age, and the advent of online booksellers
[a]proliferation = Rapid increase in numbers
advent = The arrival of a notable person, thing, or event

[q]Riggio gave America the big-box bookstore.
[a]big-box = very large

[q]The Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum
[a]gain momentum = become popular

[q]See everyday as an opportunity to better yourself
[a]better = improve

[q]she saw him flex his ankle and wince
[a]flex = Bend
wince [vi] 〔苦痛などで〕顔をしかめる

[q]uterus [júːtərəs]
[a]The organ in the lower body of a woman or female mammal where offspring are conceived and in which they gestate before birth; the womb[wúːm]

[a]A flow of blood and other material from the lining of the uterus, lasting for several days and occurring in sexually mature women who are not pregnant at intervals of about one lunar month until the onset of menopause

[a]A joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings

[a]A simple roofed structure, typically made of wood or metal, used as a storage space, a shelter for animals, or a workshop.

[q]candid photo
[a]snap shot

[q]Detectives have been studying CCTV footage which shows two boys in the area about the time of the attacks
film showing a particular event

[q]The fluidity of ideas leads to a disorientation of familiar assumptions.
The state of being unsettled or unstable; changeability

The condition of having lost one’s sense of direction

[q]swag (noun, slang)
[a]Style; fashionable appearance or manner

[q]Treatment begins with a thorough appraisal of the patient’s condition
[a]appraisal [əpréizl]
An act of assessing something or someone

[q]Alcohol was what created this compulsory carelessness

[q]It also facilitated assault



[q]I know we’re not going to dismantle the idea of virginity

[q]It reduces a person’s ability to read social cues
[a]social cue

(aggression 武力侵攻)

[q]surfacing these ideas

[q]pee pee
[a]A child’s word for a penis or act of urinating



[q]gonorrhea [gɑ̀nəríːə]

[q]I am easily distracted by book shelves
[a]be distracted

[q]vaccine [væksíːn]

[q]hulking black man
[a]hulking [adj]
(informal) large, heavy


[q]vengeance [vén(d)ʒəns]



[q]bell pepper

[q]I’ve totally blew it
[a]blew it

[q]impulsive decision

[q]gated community
[a]A residential area with roads that have gates to control the movement of traffic and people into and out of the area.

[q]sit back

[q]crop circle

[q]shape shift


[q]acceptance speech



[q]I will say hands down they are the most wondrous thing in the world I have ever seen.
[a]hands down
without question, Easily and decisively

(literary) marvelous


(形容詞的にrambling speechとも使う)


[q]fuck up

[q]lions on the loose
[a]on the loose
Having escaped from confinement


[q]I would say (or I would think)


[q]It’s totally anecdotal


[a][元はイタリア語] 匿名の[で]


[q]take up time

[a][adj] 欲情[性的に興奮]した

[q]be (sexually) aroused


[q]With that being said
[a]to close off one topic and start a new one

[q]stay behind


[q]quitting time

[q]bizarre [bizɑ́ːr]
[a]奇妙な、奇抜な ≒weird

[q]indigenous [indídʒənəs]



[q]brush with death



[q]horde [hɔ́ːrd]

[q]whittled ribcage

[q]balance out


[q]ejaculated semen

[q]rogue [adj]

(speculation 推測)

[q]cutting edge

[q]Fellow student

[q]competitive wage



[q]throw someone for a loop

[q]bring out his best
[a]bring out

[q]be pissed off
[a]Very annoyed; angry





[q]at this point

[q]Look At All The Fucks I Give
[a]how little one cares about what someone else is talking about

Zero fucks given や I give zero fucks のようにも使う。


[q]backfire [vi]

[q]We are prone to sea sickness.
[a]be prone to [n]


[q]panacea [pæ̀nəsíːə] [n]

[q]haze [n]


[q]When she got up to ask the conductor to find her a new seat the man tripped her so that she fell into his lap.
[a]trip つまづかせる


[q]fetus [fíːtəs]

[q]As I age,

age [vi]

[q]hang out with people


[q]bucket list

[q]be stabbed to death


[q]counterfeit [káuntərfìt]


[q]bóugəs [adj]


[q]underappreciated [adj]


[q]get into someone’s head

[q]Six figures, right off the bat
[a]あっという間に 6桁(の収入=数十万ドル)

[q]on the lam

[q]a condom soiled


[q]pore [pɔ́ːr]





[q]if any


[q]be fed up


[q]bowel [báuəl]



[q]spark a backlash


[q]concentration camp


[q]napoleon complex

[q]throw a tantrum

[q]curriculum vitae [víːtai]

[q]current affairs

[q]Account books of the period reveal how traders fared in this unusual situation.
[a]fare [vi]

[q]by all accounts

[q]marquee player


[q]single [vi]

[q]unbox [vt]

[q]under the weather

[q]lift an embargo

lift a ban

[q]defect to

[q]catch [n]

[q]per capita

[q]bananas [adj]
[a](slang) insane, extremely silly


[q]finger-point each other



[q]meteor [míːtiər]

[q]enjoying meteoric growth
[a]enjoy growth

meteoric [mìːtiɔ́(ː)rik]


[q]excruciate [vt]


[q]revere [rivíər]



[q]In imperial Japan




[q]track suit (tracksuit)


[q]demeanor [dimíːnər]


[q]Now he has really thrown me.

[q]solace [sɑ́ləs]

[q]novice [nɑ́vəs]

[q]jack up


[q]flip the bus

[q]he bugs me



[q]in the same vein


[q]play god


[q]I’m insulated
[a]insulate [ínsəlèit]


[q]twist and turn




[q]advocate [v]

[q]pro gun, pro war

[q]autism disorder


[a]策略 狙い


[q]You cracks me up

[q]I got my bases covered

[q]other way around

[q]I meant every word



[q]subordinate [səbɔ́ːrdənət] [n]

[q]The die is cast

[q]It’s all Greek to me

[q]Frailty, thy name is woman.

[q]Et tu, Brute!

[q]cruel to be kind

[q]All is well that ends well.

[a]wedding aisle

[a]club with live music



[a]cream puff

[q]Will you come tomorrow? Yes, I’ll come.
[a]ここをI’ll go とは言わないことに注意

[a]it’s the thought that counts

[a]I don’t recall eating this.

[a]i took you for someone else

[a]Just ignore me if i am mistaken

[a]in your spare time

[q]can’t be better / can’t be worse
[a]最高 / 最低

[q]C’est la vie

[q]Tout de suite [トゥ ドゥ スウィットゥ]

[q]Avec plaisir [アヴェック プレズィール]
[a] with pleasure; my pleasure

[q]psychiatrist [saikáiətrist]

[a]a child between the ages of one and three.

[q]taser [v/n]



[q]akin to~

[q]of course


[q]I’m trapped

[q]manure [mənjúər] [n/v]

[q]what’s the catch?

[q]I figured it out!
figure には理解するという意味のほか、〔原因などを〕解き明かす、解明するという意味もある。

[q]square [n, informal]
[a]A person considered to be old-fashioned or boringly conventional in attitude or behavior

[q]give her a break / give me a break
[a]Don’t be so harsh to her/me

[q]how would you know?

[a]A large, sharp tooth



[q]catcall [n/vi/vt]



[q]wisdom teeth


[q]get a shot


[q]I’m not sure whether he is trying to be clever or controversial, but either way, such writing smacks of racism.
[a]either way

Strike (someone or something), typically with the palm of the hand and as a punishment

[q]excerpt [v: iksə́ːrpt/n: éksəːrpt]

[q]They also created a secret police force that was used to break strikes, arrest workers and suppress working class freedom and democracy.
[a]suppress 抑圧する

[q]Japan’s image is so perverse [pərvə́ːrs]


[q]Usually, that’s the case

[q]an eerie green glow in the sky
[a]eerie [íəri] 薄気味の悪い

[q]bullet point


[q]comfort station
[a]A public restroom for travelers or campers.
Or a brothel, used in the context of comfort women or prostitution in South Korea for the U.S. military.


[q]embrace the truth



[q]Some preppers focus on guns, others on sustainable agriculture.
who are actively preparing for emergencies



[q]be messed up

[a]頭字語◆例えば、North Atlantic Treaty Organization=NATO(ネイトー)のように、頭文字を並べたものが一つの単語として発音可能なもの。

[q]header [n]
(head [vi] ヘディングをする)

[q]magic wand

[q]tenuous cloud of neutral hydrogen surrounding the earth
[a]tenuous = very weak, slight, slender

[q]maglev train


[q]Sales are about the same as last year, and the company is pretty much treading water.
[a]treading water
to be active but without making progress or falling farther behind

[q]upword trajectory

[q]shows no signs of cresting


[q]mark the occasion

[q]observe the festival

[q]poised to

[q]deal a blow to

[q]row over


[q]crises [kráisiːz]

[q]ardor [ɑ́ːrdər]


[q]red ink

[q]take a chance


[q]coup [kúː]

[q]a crop of

[q]eureka [juəríːkə]
[a]【間投】 〔探していたものが〕見つかった!

eureka moment




[q]bloated [adj]

[q]bold [bóuld]


[q]Alibaba accounts for 80% of China’s massive e-tailing market
[a]account for

[q]They boast the top sales in its field

[q]on par with Japan

[q]almost double the 2010 figure

[q]Recent studies project that…


[q]asphyxia [æsfíksiə]

[q]What gets me is…
[a]get me
To make an individual emotional. Whether happy, angry, sad, etc.
Also known as “gets to me”.





[q]athlete’s foot

[q]swear word

罵る ※誓うと同ワード

[q]in person

[q]book-smart [adj]

[q]standardized test

[q]chicken pox

[q]strain [n]

[q]contract [vt]

[q]virile [vírl] [adj]


[q]file a lawsuit



[q]Girls she spoke to were often navigating between being considered “slutty” or a “prude,” and that their own desires were often lost in the shuffle.


lost in the shuffle
ignored or forgotten

[q]reciprocate [risíprəkèit]
(reciprocation お互いにやり取りすること)

[q]hook up

[q]hooking up
[a]oral sex

[q]sophomore [sɑ́fəmɔ̀ːr]


[q]city’s burgeoning population




[q]fall by the wayside

[q]inclement weather



[q]havoc [hǽvək]

[q]societal rules


[q]have a crackling fire

[q]fertility clinic


[q]CyberAgent offers days off for staff members looking to start a family
[a]look to

start a family

[q]end up (by) doing

[q]The woman approaches 1 of the guys and wants him to seed her would-be child



[q]All heck break loose.
[a]元はall hell breaks loose
heck 強意語
break loose 〔感情や混乱などが突然〕あふれ出す、爆発する

[q]He is just this side of giving up on her.
[a](just) this side of something
almost but not quite the quality mentioned

give up on

[a](話) 驚くべき

[a]= dumb ass 大バカ者



[q]brothel [brɑ́θl]
[a]A house where men can visit prostitutes.


[q]pimp [n]
[a]A man who controls prostitutes and arranges clients for them, taking part of their earnings in return.


[q]cool as the other side of the pillow
[a]A state of being very calm and collected, rarely freaking out or becoming over-emotional, and generally well-respected by the majority of people.

collected 落ち着いた、冷静な
freak out (俗) ひどくびくつく、興奮する、訳の分からないことをする


[q]Spectators might be as incredulous as the prosecuting attorney (played by Gregg Henry as resolutely unsympathetic) that Rudy and Paul decide to live together two days after they meet.
[a]incredulous 懐疑的
resolutely 断固として