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brevity
브뤠 비 티 1, 간결함
broach
브로우취 v.to open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject:Henrietta was proud of her new dress, so no one knew how to broach the subject with her of how silly grandmothers look in leather.
bucolic
뷰 칼 릭 2, 전원적인
burgeon
벌 전 1, to expand; to flourish:The burgeoning weeds in our yard soon overwhelmed the grass.
burlesque
벌 레스크 2, 해학적인
cacophony
커 캐 퍼 니 2, 불협화음
cadence
케이 던쓰 1, 억양
cajole
커 조울 2, to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do:I didn't want to give the speech, but Joel cajoled me into doing it by telling me what a good speaker I am. As it turned out, he simply hadn't been able to find anyone else.
callow
캘 로우 1, adj. immature:The patient was alarmed by the callowness of the medical staff. The doctors looked too young to have graduated from high school, much less from medical school.:To be callow is to be youthfully naive, inexperienced, and unsophisticated.; A teenager might show callow disregard for the feelings of adults.; Driving fast cars and hanging out in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven are callow pursuits.
candor
캔 덜 1, 허심탄회함
capitalism
캐 퍼 털 리 점 1, 자본주의(체제)
adj. capitalistic
capitulate
커 피 츌 레잍 2, to surrender; to give up or give in:On the twentieth day of the strike, the workers capitulated and went back to work without a new contract.:So few students paid attention to Mr.Jones that he had to recapitulate his major points at the end of the class
Recapitulate:to summarize
capricious
커 프리쉬 어스 2, 변덕스러운
caprice:Penny attempted a quadruple somersault off the ten-meter diving board as a caprice. It was a painful caprice.:A caprice[커 프리스 2] is a whim.
castigate
캐스 터 게잍 1, 혼내다
catalyst
캐 털 리스트 1, 촉매제
categorical
캐 터 고 러 껄 3, 무조건적인:A categorical denial is one without exceptions--it covers every category:Crooked politicians often make categorical denials of various charges against him. Then they go to jail.: I categorically refuse eto do anything whatsoever at any time, in any place, with anyone.
catharsis
커 딸 씨쓰 2, 카타르시스 purification that brings emotional relief or renewal:To someone with psychological problems, talking to a psychiatrist can lead to a catharsis. A catharsis is a sometimes traumatic event after which one feels better. A catharsis is a cathartic. Some people find emotional movies cathartic--watching one often allows them to release buried emotions. Cathartic can also be a noun.:Young Teddy swallowed the contents of a bottle of shoe polish, so his mother gave him a raw egg as a cathartic to make him vomit.
cathartic:하ː제(下劑)[명사] 설사를 하게 하는 약. 사제(瀉劑)
catholic
캐뜨 릭 1, universal; embracing everything:Da Vinci was a catholic genius who excelled at everything he did.
caustic
커 스틱 1, 부식성의 like acid; corrosive:Paint remover is a caustic substance; if you spill it on your skin, your skin will burn. The caustic detergent ate right through Henry's laundry.:The teacher's caustic criticism of Sally's term paper left her in tears.
celibacy
쎌 러 버 씨 1, 금욕
censure
쎈 슈어 1, v. to condemn severely for doing something bad:The Senate sometimes censures senators for breaking laws or engaging in behavior unbecoming to an elected official.:Censure can be a noun.:The clumsy physician feared the censure of his fellow doctors, so he stopped treating anything more complicated than the common cold.
A Senate that made a habit of censuring senators might be said to be censorious. To be censorious is to be highly critical--to do a lot of censuring.
cerebral
써 뤼 브뤌 2, 써 뤄 브뤌 1, adj. brainy; intellectually refined:Your cerebrum[써 뤼 브뤔 2] is the biggest part of your brain. To be cerebral is to do and care about things that really smart people do and care about.
A cerebral discussion is one that is filled with big words and concerns abstruse matters that ordinary people can't understand.:Sebastian was too cerebral to be a baseball announcer; he kept talking about the existentialism of the outfield.
chagrin
셔허 그륀 2, 창피
charisma
커 뤼즈 머 2, 카리스마
charlatan
슈알 러 턴 1, 허풍선이(허풍선―이(虛風扇―)[명사] 허풍을 마구 치는 사람. 허풍선.)
chasm
캐 점 1, a deep, gaping hole; a gorge:Mark was so stupid that his girlfriend wondered whether there wasn't a chasm where his brain should be.:The bad guys were gaining, so the hero grabbed the heroine[히 로우 인 1]and swung across the chasm on a slender vine.
chastise
췌스 타이즈 2, 야단치다
chicanery
쉬히 케이 너 뤼 2, trickery; deceitfulness; artifice, especially legal or political:Political news would be dull were it not for the chicanery of our elected officials
chimera
카이 미어 뤄 2, an illusion; a foolish fancy:Susan's dream of becoming a movie star was just a chimera.:Could you take a picture of a chimera with a camera? No, of course not. It wouldn't show up on the film. Its apparent similarity to chimney is just a chimera.
choleric
칼 러 뤽 1, 다혈질의
chronic
크롸 닉 1, constant; lasting a long time; inveterate[병, 습관등이 만성적인]:Someone who always comes in last could be called a chronic loser. Chronic is usually associated with something negative or undesirable:chronic illness, chronic failure, chronic depression. You would be much less likely to encounter a reference to chronic success or chronic happiness, unless the wrtier or speaker was being ironic. A chronic disease is one that lingers for a long time, doesn't go away, or keeps coming back.
chronicle
크롸 너 껄 1, 연대기:a record of events in order of time:a history:Sally's diary provided her mother with a detailed chronicle of her daughter's extracurricular activities.
Chronicle can also be used as a verb.:The reporter chronicled all the events of the revolution. Chronology and chronicle are nearly synonyms:both provide a chronological list of events.Chronological means in order of time.
circuitous
썰 큐 어 터쓰 2, 멀리돌아가는 roundabout; not following a direct path:The ~ bus route between the two cities went here, there, and everywhere, and it took an extremely long time to get anywhere.:The salesman's route was circuitous--it wound aimlessly through many small towns.:A circuitous argument is one that rambles around for quite a while before making its point. A circuitous argument is very similar to a circular argument, which is one that ends up where it begins or attempts to prove something without offering any new information.
circumlocution
썰 컴 로우 큐 션 4, 완곡한표현
circumscribe
썰 컴 스크롸입 선을 긋다:to draw a line around; to set the limits; to define; to restric:The Constitution clearly circumscribes the restrictions that can be placed on our personal freedoms.:A barbed-wire fence and armed guards circumscribed the movement of the prisoners.
circumspect
썰 컴 스펙트 1, 용의주도한
circumvent
썰 컴 벤트 3, to frustrate as though by surrounding:Our hopes for an early end of the meeting were circumvented by the chairperson's refusal to deal with the items on the agenda.:The angry school board circumvented the students' effort to install color television sets in every classroom.
civil
예의바른; Civil rights are rights established by law: Civil service is government service.
clemency
클렘 언 씨 1, 너그러움:The governor committed an act of clemency when he released all the convicts from the state penitentiary[페 너 텐 셔 뤼 3 교도소]:Mild weather is called clement[온화한] weather.
clique
클리잌 파벌:an exclusive group bound together by some shared quality or interest:The high school newspaper staff was a real clique; they all hung out together and wouldn't talk to anyone else. It was hard to have fun at that school if you weren't a member of the right clique. The cheerleaders were cliquish as well.
coalesce
코우 어 레쓰 3, 합쳐지다:When the dough coalesced into a big black blob, we began to wonder whether the cookies would be good to eat. 연합하다:The people in our neighborhood ~ed into a powerful force for change in the community.
coalition 연맹:The southern coalition in Congress is the group of representatives from southern states who often vote the same way.
coerce
코우 얼쓰 2, 강요하다:Darth Vader tried flattery, Darth Vader tried gifts, Darth vader even tried to coerce, but Darth Vader was never able to make Han Solo reveal the hidden rebel base.
cogent
코우 전트 1, 설득력있는:The lawyer's argument on his client's behalf was not ~, so the jury convicted his client. The jury was persuaded by the cogency of the district attorney's argument.
cognitive
칵 너 팁 1, dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses; mental:Scientists study the cognitive apparatus of human being to pattern how computers should gather information about the world.
Cognition is knowing.
cognizant
칵 너 전트 1, 인식하고있는:To be cognizant of your responsibilities is to know what your responsibilities are.
coherent
코우 히어 런트 2, 조리있는:A coherent explanation is an explanation that makes sense; holding together:A coherent wad of cotton balls is one that holds together.
colloquial
컬 로우 쿠위 얼 2, 구어체의
colloquialism:colloquial expression
colloquy:a conversation; conference
collusion
컬 루 젼 2, secret cooperation; conspiracy 공모:The increase in oil prices was the result of collusion by the oil-producing nations.
to collude is to conspire.
commensurate
커 멘 써 륏 2, 알맞은 with:Ryan's salary is commensurate with his abilities.비례하는:The number of touchdowns scored by the team and the number of its victories were commensurate.
compelling
컴 펠 링 2, forceful; causing to yield: A compelling argument for buying a videocassette recorder is one that makes you go out and buy a vidieocassette recorder.; The recruiter's speech was so compelling that nearly everyone in the auditorium enlisted in the army when it was over.:To compel someone to do something is to force him or her to do it.:Our consciences compelled us to turn over to the authorities the money we had found.
compendium
컴 펜 디 엄 2, a summary; an abridgment: A yearbook often contains a compendium of the offenses, achievements, and future plans of the members of the senior class
complacent
컴 플레이 썬트 2, 득의양양한
complement
캄 플러 먼트 1, 보완하다:The flower arrangement complemented the table decorations.
complicity
컴 플리 써 티 2, 공모:Complicity among the students made it impossible to find out which of them had pulled the fire alarm.
comprise
컴 프라이즈 2, ..가 ~로 이루어지다:A football team comprises eleven players on offense and eleven players on defense:
We cannot say "a football team is comprised of players"
conciliatory
컨 씰 리 어 토어 뤼 2, adj.making peace; attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill:To be conciliatory is to kiss and make up:Come on--be conciliatory!:The formerly warring countries were conciliatory at the treaty conference. After dinner at the all-you-can-eat pancake house, the divorced couple began to feel conciliatory, so they flew to Las Vegas and were remarried.
concord
칸 컬드 1, harmony; agreement:Nations that live in concord are nations that live together in peace:The war between the neighboring tribes ended thirty years of concord:The faculty meeting was marked by concord; no one yelled at anyone else:Discord is the opposite of concord.
concurrent
컨 커 뤈트 2, happening at the same time; parallel:High prices, falling demand, and poor weather were three concurrent trends that made life especially difficult for corn farmers last month.
concur
컨 컬 2, 동의하다 agree:The assistant wanted to keep his job, so he always concurred with his boss.
condescend
칸 더 쎈드 1, to stoop to someone else's level, usually in an offensive way; to patronize:I was surprised that the president of the company had condescended to talk with me, a mere temporary employee.:Many grown-ups make the mistake of condescending to young children, who usually prefer to be treated as equals, or at least as rational beings.