Can you spare a minute? I'd like to discuss something of importance to both of us.
It may seem trivial to you but for me it's worth paying attention to.
As far as Bob is concerned, anything goes. By contrast, Jane is very cautious.
After an awkward pause, Bill took her by the hand and dragged her upstairs.
Bill just wanted to comfort Monica, but she interpreted it as romantic interest.
After making sure she was sound asleep, he crept out of the room and set off.
Between you and me, Lisa, I came across Nick passionately embracing a woman.
Such a remark is open to misunderstanding.
"I can't stand it anymore!" "Calm down. I'll come over as soon as possible."
Don't take it literally. He is inclined to exaggerate.
"You should apologize to Lisa for making fun of her. You went too far this time." "Yeah .. I will, sometime when she's in a better mood."
"Lisa, are you getting along with Nick?" "Once in a while, I think of divorcing him." "You must be kidding!"
In tears, she tore up his letter and threw it away.




Many people regard the current compulsory education systems as being obsolete.
Many people encouraged me to fulfill my ambitions.
To make his dreams come true, he dropped out of school and made his way to Tokyo.
"What do you do?" "I'm a college student, a freshman at Harvard." "What's your major?" "Philosophy."
Tuition will be raised by nearly ten percent as of April 1, 2001.
"I'm of two minds whether to apply for the scholarship or not." "Give it a try!"
As soon as he graduated from Keio University, he took over his family's business.
You aren't cut out for the military because of its rigid discipline.
I am determined to make a living as a playwright at all costs.
As he grew up, he learned to put things in perspective.
Conformity is an essential element of our homogeneous community.
I'd rather go my own way than toil away for a company. Trying to fit into a mold gets me nowhere!
Tom takes after his uncle in personality. I mean, he is obstinate by nature. He never gives in.



The auditorium was empty except for a single piece of furniture.
Any apartment will do as long as the rent is low. I'm not particular about it.
His sixty-year-old cousin inherited a piece of real estate by a lake.
So much for small talk. Let's get down to business.
Lucy resented the aggressive salesman trying to make her sign the contract.
There are a number of factors discouraging us from investing in stocks.
Japan imports various raw materials and exports manufactured goods.
In the course of its economic development, Japan has abandoned its traditional values.
The world is faced with an unprecedented crisis.
In short, the purpose of the regulations is to protect domestic industries.
In order to keep up its competitiveness in the world, Japan must undertake sweeping deregulation in earnest.



Quite a few people have been invited to celebrate the couple's anniversary.
It won't be long before everything is ready. In the meantime, help yourself to some snacks.
Dressed in a loud and peculiar outfit, she stood out in the crowd.
All the guests were touched by her hospitality.
Her shabby clothes were not suitable for the a occasion.
That topic is too intimate to share with casual acquaintances.
When Tom gets drunk, he gets crude and offensive. Stay away from him.
He could hardly comprehend what she was implying.
Bob felt embarrassed when he was teased in front of some girls.
His ambiguous reply made her all the more irritated.
Bob is very timid and blushes when chatting with girls.
Nick looks down on anyone who comes from a rural area.
"What's the matter, Bob? You look so miserable." "Leave me alone. It's none of your business."
Although Bob was in disguise, I recognized him at a glance.
"What are you chuckling about?" "Bob, you have your sweatshirt on backwards!" "Oops!"


Rank D

exhaust ~を使い果たす
substantial かなりの、実体のある
conscious [形]意識して、わざとらしい
beneath [前]~の下に、~より劣って〈類〉below
persuade ~を納得させる〈類〉convince
intense 強烈な、きびしい〈類〉severe
tide 潮、潮流、潮の干満
intellectual 知的な
pave ~を舗装する
tidy きちんとした
infant 幼児
dawn 夜明け
thesis 論文
courtesy 礼儀正しい
wrinkle しわ
semester 学期
delinquency (青少年の)犯罪
usher ~を案内する
sanction 制裁措置
reluctant [形]気が進まない、~したがらない(to do)〈類〉be unwilling to
descipline 鍛錬、規律
compel ~に強いて~させる(to do)〈類〉force to do
coincide [自動]同時に起こる(co「共に」+in+cide「降りかかる出来事」)
compulsory [形]強制された
conceive ~を生み出す(con「共に」+掴む「ceive」)
confine ~を制限する(con「完全に」+fin「終わる」)
bizarre [形]奇怪な
dismay ~を狼狽させる
legitimate 合法な(legi「法に」+timate「寄り添う」)
subordinate 部下[形]下位の
distinct 独特の、異なった(dis「離れて」+tinct「染色する」)
inadequate 不適切な(in「非」+ad「~の方へ」+equate「等しい」)
decent 礼儀正しい、きちんとした(dec「きちんとした」)
grasp ~をしっかり掴む
abbreviation 省略(ab「~の方へ」+brev「簡潔に」)
immerse ~を浸す、~につかる
incidental 臨時の(in「非」+cide「降りかかる出来事」)
immature 未熟の〈反〉mature
inheritance 遺産〈関〉inherit ~を相続する
density 密度
digit けた、数字
endorse 裏書する
offense 違反
sustainble 耐えられる
stake 株、出資
radical 根本的な
deliberate 故意の、熟考された(de「非」+liberate 「気ままな」)
ballot 投票
casualty 災害、事故
spur ~を刺激する
verdict 評決
delegate 代表、使節
formidable 非常に優れた
bilateral 双方の(bi「二つ」+lateral「水平の」)
intimidate ~を脅す
spouse 配偶者
haul ~を運搬する
unanimous 満場一致の
wardrobe 持ち衣装
lawsuit 訴訟
successive [形]連続する
aslyum 保護施設
kidney 腎臓
acquaintance 知人
aspiration 熱望、野心
barn 納屋
exert ~を及ぼす、~を行使する
weird 異様な
plight 苦境
reder ~を~にする、~を与える
dubious [形]疑わしい
prosecture ~を起訴する
constitute ~を構成する
preside 司会をする
complement [名]補完[他動]~を補完する
digestion 消化〈関〉digest ~を消化する(di「下に」+guest「もてなす」)
recess 休憩
amiable 愛想のよい
indispensable 不可欠な
apathy 無関心
despise ~を軽蔑する
plural 複数の(plu「さらに」→puls)
discern ~をはっきりと認める(dis「分けて」+cern「区別する」)
vomit ~を吐く
stoop [自動]かがみこむ
humbly 謙遜して[形]humble 控えめな
wretched 悲惨な〈関〉wretch 哀れな人
envelop ~を包む〈関〉envelopment 包囲〈注〉environment 環境
ominous 不吉な
plunder 略奪[他動]~を略奪する
irresponsible 責任感のない
pertain ~に属する
heed ~に気をつける
procifient 熟練した
pilgrimage 巡礼
imperative 不可欠の
obliterate ~を抹消する
miscellaneous 種々雑多の
candid 率直な
entice ~を誘う
mandatory 強制的な
infuriate ~を激怒させる
demolish ~を破壊する
devastate ~を困惑させる
diagnose ~を診断する


「Kyu!Come back!」と言われ「胡瓜?」と返したことから胡瓜団長になりました。