어휘 연재 네 번째 글을 올립니다. 단어를 선택하는 기준은 제가 좋아하는 단어이면서 한국사람들이 많이 안 쓰는 단어입니다.
- The Obama Administration made a commendable effort to resuscitate the US economy but was met with limited success.
- Your effort in attending to this matter is commendable.
- A precocious freshman led his high school debate team to victory at the national championships.
- What a precocious youngster you are.
Prerequisite (필수 조건, 과목 등)
- Basic math is a prerequisite for any graduate-level calculus class.
- To learn any language, an interest in the culture is a prerequisite.
Affable (사근사근한, 붙임성 있는)
- Rich’s affable personality paved the way to his success in the radio business.
- His affable nature made him a hit with the students.
Hilarious (정말 재미있는)
- Did you hear the boss’s knock-knock joke? Get him to tell it to you. It’s absolutely hilarious.
- That John is just hilarious. He’s a riot I tell you, a riot.
Allege (주장하다, 추정하다, 기소하다)
- Prosecutors allege that bribery is rampant in the senate.
- After allegedly getting high on hard drugs, the suspect led police on a high-speed chase through downtown.
Rigmarole (번거로운 절차, 유의어: red tape)
- I wanted to get a visa to China, but I couldn’t handle all the rigmarole.
- I had to go through a lot of rigmarole to win this contract.
Compelling (설득력 있는, 매료시키는)
- The defense lawyers made many compelling arguments, but I remain unconvinced of his innocence.
- What a compelling film!
Ridiculous (어리석은, 터무니없는, 유의어: preposterous, nonsensical, laughable)
- What a ridiculous excuse!
- I’m sick and tired of your ridiculous behavior.
- He’s proposing we advertise our free English classes by handing out fliers at the subway stations. It’s a ludicrous plan.
- I can’t decide if his plan is ludicrous or ingenious.