単語学習⑦

テーマ:
gush:(液体・言葉などが)どっと流れ出る
We had drilled for oil in the area for weeks without success, when suddenly black gold began to gush out of the ground in several spots at the same time.

sinister:邪悪な、不吉な(= evil, malevolent, perverse, pernicious)
whiz kid:神童、(特にコンピュータ操作に)長けた子ども
As these sinister whiz kids get older, they usually move beyond virus writing, working their way through the ranks to take up other technical pursuits.

hypnotic:催眠術の
a hypnotic effect

deference:服従、尊敬
undue:過度の、甚だしい、適切でない
undue deference to authority

stupendous:驚くべき、すばらしい、驚くほど(多い)
a stupendous mistake

awry:曲がって、ねじれて、斜めに、それて
Our scheme is awry.

upheaval:持ち上がること、(大地の)隆起、激変
the recent upheaval in Eastern Europe

disheveled:(髪など)ぼさぼさになった、(衣服など)だらしなく着た

So help me.:本当に。

brusque:ぶっきらぼうな、そっけない(= blunt, curt, terse)
Although he was generally brusque and sometimes spoke disdainfully, those who knew him well also realized he had a kinder, gentler side.

quixotic:騎士気取りの、非現実的な

abstinence:自制、節制、禁欲
abstinence from tobacco

dour:不機嫌な、気難しい、厳しい
in dour silence

lurid:(空・カミナリ雲など)燃えるように赤い、(色など)どぎつい・毒々しい、(話・犯罪など)気味の悪い・恐ろしい・いやな
lurid crime

glean:(落穂など)を拾い集める、(情報など)を集める

skew:~を歪める、わい曲する(= distort, twist, misrepresent, warp)
A survey of too few subjects may skew the results.

levity:軽率、軽はずみ

byword:(軽蔑を表す)添え名・あだ名、(~の象徴的な)代名詞・見本[for~]、決まり文句

the name of the game:物事の本質
The name of the game was to win.
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