【完全版】GRE英単語例文集⑭｜1301. mortify～1400. palatable
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GRE General Test攻略のための必須英単語2163｜1301. mortify～1400. palatable
1301. mortify [verb]
to make someone very embarrassed:
If my mother picks me up from school in her pajamas, she will mortify me in front of my friends.
1302. motif [noun]
an idea that is used many times in a piece of writing or music:
The motif of betrayal is crucial in all these stories.
1303. motley [adjective]
consisting of many different types that do not appear to go together:
The motley protestors outside city hall included people of all races and socioeconomic classes.
1304. multifarious [adjective]
of many different types:
Coming from a small town of only four hundred residents, Jonas was shocked by the millions of people who made up the multifarious population of the big city.
1305. mundane [adjective]
ordinary and not interesting in any way:
The restaurant should replace the dull and mundane dishes to spice up their menu.
1306. munificence [noun]
the quality of being very generous with money:
I thanked them for their munificence.
1307. munificent [adjective]
very generous with money:
The wealthy actor always gives the members of his staff munificent appreciation gifts.
1308. munition [noun]
military equipment and supplies, especially bombs, shells, and guns:
Although they were out of munitions and firepower, the relentless troop refused to retreat.
1309. murderous [adjective]
extremely dangerous and likely to commit murder:
I couldn't withstand the murderous heat.
1310. murky [adjective]
dark and dirty or difficult to see through:
The frightened little boy refused to walk with his friends through the murky forest.
1311. muse [verb]
to think about something carefully and for a long time:
I began to muse about the possibility of starting my own business.
1312. mutation [noun]
a permanent change in an organism, or the changed organism itself:
A new vaccination had to be created for a mutation of the antigen.
1313. mutiny [noun]
refusal to obey orders, or a violent attempt to take control from people in authority:
Because the mutiny failed, the tyrant is still in power.
1314. myopic [adjective]
unable to understand a situation or the way actions will affect it in the future:
Their myopic refusal to act now will undoubtedly cause problems in the future.
1315. myriad [adjective]
a very large number of something:
Kelly and Clint discuss myriad topics on their talk show.
1316. mythical [adjective]
imaginary or not real:
The mythical creature had the head of a man and the body of a horse in the story.
1317. nadir [noun]
the point at which something is at its lowest value or level:
The defeat was the nadir of her career.
1318. nanny [noun]
a person whose job is to take care of a particular family's children:
They have a male nanny for their kids.
1319. nascent [adjective]
in the earliest stages of development:
Everyone in this nascent business is still struggling with basic issues.
1320. natty [adjective]
stylish and tidy in every detail:
He's always been a natty dresser.
1321. naysayer [noun]
someone who says something is not possible, is not good, or will fail:
He ignored the naysayers and persevered.
1322. nebulous [adjective]
unclear and lacking form:
Scientists are not certain why nebulous gas balls rotate around the planet.
1323. necromancy [noun]
the act of communicating with the dead in order to discover what is going to happen in the future, or black magic:
It seems that some people still believe in necromancy.
1324. nefarious [adjective]
The company's CEO seems to have been involved in some nefarious practices.
1325. negate [verb]
to cause something to have no effect:
The increase in our profits has been negated by the rising costs of running the business.
1326. neologism [noun]
a new word or expression, or a new meaning for an existing word:
The neologism became so popular that it was added to most dictionaries.
1327. neophyte [noun]
someone who has recently become involved in an activity and is still learning about it:
Because I have very little computer experience, I am a neophyte when it comes to working with most software programs.
1328. nettle [verb]
to make someone annoyed or slightly angry:
My brother will often nettle me by reading my diary.
1329. nexus [noun]
an important connection between the parts of a system or a group of things:
The school cafeteria is the nexus of student activity.
1330. noble [adjective]
moral in an honest, brave, and kind way:
His followers believe they are fighting for a noble cause.
1331. nobleman [noun]
a member of the nobility:
The wealthy nobleman has never worked a day in his life.
1332. noisome [adjective]
very unpleasant and offensive:
The dog’s noisome odor is making me physically ill.
1333. nominal [adjective]
in name or thought but not in fact or not as things really are:
The court gave me a nominal award that did not cover the cost of my car repairs.
1334. nonchalant [adjective]
behaving in a calm manner, often in a way that suggests you are not interested or do not care:
The rich man was very nonchalant about wrecking his car.
1335. nonplus [verb]
to cause to be at a loss as to what to say, think, or do:
The aggressive questioning at the job interview nonplussed the applicant.
1336. nontrivial [adjective]
In contrast to previous theoretical work, our model economy includes a nontrivial role for external finance in the financial development process.
1337. normative [adjective]
relating to rules, or making people obey rules, especially rules of behavior:
His basic attitude toward language is highly normative.
1338. nostrum [noun]
a usually questionable remedy or scheme:
Although my sister is not a doctor, she is always quick to suggest a nostrum to her friends.
1339. notoriety [noun]
the state of being famous for something bad:
The notoriety of violence in the downtown area keeps many tourists from visiting that part of the city.
1340. notwithstanding [adverb]
despite the fact or thing mentioned:
Notwithstanding his injured knee, the football player made two touchdowns.
1341. nourish [verb]
to provide people or animals with food in order to make them grow and keep them healthy:
The kindergartners were told they needed to nourish their plant seeds with water and sunlight.
1342. novice [noun]
a person who is beginning to learn a job or an activity and has little or no experience or skill in it:
I’m just a novice at making videos.
1343. noxious [adjective]
poisonous or harmful:
Besides being annoying, the mosquito is a noxious insect that can carry and transmit a number of potentially fatal diseases.
1344. nugatory [adjective]
worth nothing or of little value:
Jim’s nugatory comments contributed nothing to the class discussion.
1345. nuisance [noun]
something or someone that annoys you or causes trouble for you:
Until Jill planted a vegetable garden, she never knew a raccoon could be such a nuisance.
1346. obdurate [adjective]
extremely determined to act in a particular way and not to change despite what anyone else says:
The president remains obdurate on immigration.
1347. obfuscate [verb]
to make something less clear and harder to understand, especially intentionally:
She was criticized for using arguments that obfuscated the main issue.
1348. oblique [adjective]
not direct, so that the real meaning is not immediately clear:
To avoid worrying his wife, the man made an oblique statement about the seriousness of his medical condition.
1349. obliterate [verb]
to remove all signs of something, either by destroying it or by covering it so that it cannot be seen:
The dictator’s army is going to obliterate the rebel’s small village in less than five minutes.
1350. obloquy [noun]
very strong public criticism or blame:
His controversial essays have brought him much obloquy.
1351. obscure [adjective]
not clear and difficult to understand or see:
The obscure writer was not known in the literary community.
1352. obscurity [noun]
the state of not being known to many people:
The teen heartthrob came out of obscurity and became one of the most famous entertainers in the world.
1353. obsequious [adjective]
too eager to praise or obey someone:
She is almost embarrassingly obsequious to anyone in authority.
1354. obsess [verb]
to engage in obsessive thinking:
She used to obsess about her weight.
1355. obsolescence [noun]
the process of becoming no longer useful or needed:
Older versions had passed into obsolescence and a new version was already on the market.
1356. obsolete [adjective]
not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer and better or more fashionable:
Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete.
1357. obstinate [adjective]
unreasonably determined, especially to act in a particular way and not to change at all, despite what anyone else says:
Everyone described my grandfather as the most obstinate man alive.
1358. obstreperous [adjective]
difficult to deal with and noisy:
Because my nephew is obstreperous, he often gets in trouble at school.
1359. obtuse [adjective]
stupid or slow to understand:
The obtuse young man had a hard time understanding the simple instructions.
1360. obviate [verb]
to remove a difficulty, especially so that action to deal with it becomes unnecessary:
We replaced the old mechanisms because we wanted to obviate any nervousness about potential breakdown.
1361. occlude [verb]
to block something:
It is quite dangerous when blood clots occlude the flow of oxygen in the human body.
1362. oddity [noun]
someone or something that is strange and unusual:
I was puzzled by the oddity of her behavior.
1363. odious [adjective]
extremely unpleasant and causing or deserving hate:
You must clean the kitchen regularly to avoid having an odious smell in your home.
1364. odyssey [noun]
a long trip or period involving a lot of different and exciting activities:
My twenty-year odyssey in the army allowed me to visit eighteen countries.
1365. officious [adjective]
too eager to tell people what to do and having too high an opinion of your own importance:
He's an officious little man and widely disliked in the company.
1366. olfactory [adjective]
connected with the ability to smell:
The hound dog used his olfactory sense to locate the missing girl.
1367. oligarchy [noun]
a government in which power is held by a small group of people:
In our small religious community, the major decisions of the town are made by the oligarchy, which is composed of six wise men.
1368. ominous [adjective]
suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen:
Because of the ominous music, we knew something bad was about to happen in the movie.
1369. omission [noun]
the fact of not including something that should have been included, or the thing that is not included:
The omission of my name from the Honor Roll List made me regret the fact I had played around all semester.
1370. omnipotent [adjective]
having unlimited power and able to do anything:
My teenage daughter likes to believe that she is omnipotent in our household.
1371. omnipresent [adjective]
present or having an effect everywhere at the same time:
The soccer coach described his star player as being omnipresent, all over the field at once.
1372. onerous [adjective]
difficult to do or needing a lot of effort:
Taking care of the puppy is an onerous task.
1373. onomatopoeia [noun]
the act of creating or using words that include sounds that are similar to the noises the words refer to:
My class assignment involves writing a poem that contains onomatopoeia, a word that sounds exactly like its pronunciation.
1374. opaque [adjective]
preventing light from travelling through, and therefore not transparent or translucent:
Because my privacy is important to me, I have opaque blinds on all my windows.
1375. opine [verb]
to express an opinion:
Rather than disagree with my husband in public, I waited until we got home to opine my thoughts on the subject.
1376. opportunistic [adjective]
using a situation to get power or an advantage:
The opportunistic couple tried to take advantage of the elderly man, convincing him to sign over his home.
1377. oppress [verb]
to govern people in an unfair and cruel way and prevent them from having opportunities and freedom:
Throughout history, racist groups have tried to oppress minorities by way of force and fear.
1378. opprobrium [noun]
severe criticism and blame:
International opprobrium has been heaped on the country following its attack on its neighbors.
1379. opulent [adjective]
expensive and luxurious:
The couple spent over eighty thousand dollars on opulent kitchen appliances.
1380. ornithology [noun]
the study of birds:
It is essential that we continue to maintain our knowledge of ornithology, and that sort of activity is necessary at times.
1381. orotund [adjective]
marked by fullness, strength, and clarity of sound:
Because the politician made an orotund speech about his wealthy upbringing, he lost favor with the middle-class voters.
1382. ossify [verb]
to become hardened or conventional and opposed to change:
The bones are delicate and feebly ossified.
1383. ostensible [adjective]
appearing or claiming to be one thing when it is really something else:
Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government.
1384. ostentatious [adjective]
too obviously showing your money, possessions, or power, in an attempt to make other people notice and admire you:
Even though Larry has a gigantic art collection, he does not present it in an ostentatious manner to everyone who enters his home.
1385. ostracize [verb]
to avoid someone intentionally, or to prevent someone from taking part in the activities of a group:
The board directors ostracized him after he criticized the company in public.
1386. outlaw [verb]
to make something illegal or unacceptable:
The new law will outlaw smoking in public places.
1387. outlay [noun]
an amount of money spent for a particular purpose, especially as a first investment in something:
For a relatively small outlay, you can start a home hairdressing business.
1388. outmoded [adjective]
no longer modern, useful, or necessary:
Propeller aircraft were swiftly outmoded by jet aircraft after the 70s.
1389. outright [adjective]
We wanted an outright record of what everyone said.
1390. outsmart [verb]
to obtain an advantage over someone by using your intelligence and often by using a trick:
In the story, the cunning fox outsmarts the hunters.
1391. outstrip [verb]
to be or become greater in amount, degree, or success than something or someone:
Even though the marathon runner was a senior citizen, he could outstrip the young 20-year-old due to his experience in running.
1392. overarching [adjective]
most important, because of including or affecting all other areas:
The boss set some overarching goals for his employees that they must work on immediately in addition to a few minor goals to do in their spare time.
1393. overshadow [verb]
to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy:
My happiness was overshadowed by the bad news.
1394. overt [adjective]
done or shown obviously or publicly:
In some countries, racial prejudice is overt and not disguised in the least.
1395. overweening [adjective]
being too proud or confident in yourself:
Ever since Jim won the contest, he has been overweening and acting as though he is the smartest kid on earth.
1396. overwrought [adjective]
in a state of being upset, nervous, and worried:
When she was not awarded a scholarship, the student became overwrought.
1397. paean [noun]
a song, film, or piece of writing that praises someone or something very enthusiastically:
After losing the game, the team was disappointed not to sing their victory paean.
1398. pagan [adjective]
belonging or relating to a modern religion that includes beliefs and activities that are not from any of the main religions of the world:
The missionary wanted to share his religion with every pagan he encountered.
1399. painstaking [adjective]
extremely careful and correct, and involving a lot of effort:
He was described by his colleagues as a painstaking journalist.
1400. palatable [adjective]
good enough to eat or drink:
While the wine will never win any awards, it is palatable for a dinner of meatloaf and potatoes.