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abate: (사냥) subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

accolade: (영예) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

alacrity: (민활) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

amalgamate: (아말감) combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury

ambiguous: (모호한) unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalent: (양면 가치의) mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

ameliorate: (개량하다) make or become better; improve; grow better

amenable: (의무) responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

approbation: (허가) expression of warm approval; praise

ascetic: (고행의) leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

assiduous: (부지런한) constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

assuage: (어루 만지다) ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

astringent: (가 irksome) causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere

austere: (금욕) strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

avarice: (탐욕) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: (단언) declare to be true; affirm

aversion: (혐오감) firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike

avid: (열렬한) greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

avow: (공언하다) declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly

awry: (틀려서) in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course

axiom: (공리) self-evident truth requiring no proof

bacchanalian: (법석 대는���) drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

baleful: (행운의) portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.

barrage: (댔다) artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles

barren: (기술 불모) desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

bedizen: (bedizen) ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery

belabor: (욕하다) discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon

belie: (속일) contradict; give a false impression

bellicose: (호전) warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: (전국) inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

benediction: (축도) blessing; invocation of divine blessing; expression of good wishes

bequest: (수용 유증) inheritance; legacy; act of giving, leaving by will, or passing on to another

berate: (야단 치고) rebuke or scold angrily and at length

bereft: (여읜가) deprived of; lacking; desolate because of loss

beset: (포위) attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in

binge: (파티 정보) short period of excessive consumption; rapid and excessive consumption of food, especially of excessive alcohol

blandishment: (추종) flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

blithe: (즐거운) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

boorish: (촌티 나는) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

brazen: (일부에 불과합니다) having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless

broach: (브로치) introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

brook: (브룩) creek; stream

bucolic: (목자) rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

burgeon: (눈) grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burnish: (윤기) make shiny by rubbing; polish

cabal: (음모) small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

cadence: (종지) rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat

cajole: (부추 기다) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

callow: (깃털이 아직 나지 않은) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

calumny: (비방) false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander

cannon: (대포) great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force; loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung

cant: (캔트) inclination or slope; slanted or oblique surface; jargon, especially of thieves; dialect

capitulate: (항복) surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

capricious: (난투 참회) fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

captious: (흠잡기 잘하는) intended to confuse in an argument

castigate: (징계하다) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

caucus: (잡기) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

caustic: (가성) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

censure: (비난) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

centurion: (백부장) officer of ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers or minor division

chagrin: (샤그린) anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

chary: (조심스러운) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: (발뺌) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

choleric: (화 잘내는) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

clamor: (외치다) noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest

coddle: (나약한 사람) treat gently; cook in water just below boiling point

codicil: (헛소리) supplement or appendix, especially to a will

cogent: (사람을 납득시키는) reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive

cogitate: (생각하다) think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply

colander: (소쿠리) bowl-shaped strainer, used to wash or drain foods

collusion: (공모) secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy

commensurate: (알맞은) of the same size, extent, or duration as another

commodious: (서글픈) spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient

compunction: (양심의 가책) feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

conceit: (자만심) overly high self-esteem; feelings of excessive pride

concord: (인접) agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things

confluence: (합류) act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

confound: (혼란) cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up

congenial: (맞는) compatible

congenital: (선천성) present at birth; inborn; innate

consternation: (깜짝 놀람) intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

consummate: (유능한) carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect

contentious: (대립) quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy

contiguous: (각도) sharing an edge or boundary; touching; neighboring

continence: (수렴) self control; self restraint; partial or complete abstention from sexual activity

conundrum: (수수께끼) riddle; difficult problem; dilemma

convivial: (열병의) festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

convoke: (소집하다) call together; cause to assemble in meeting; convene

convoluted: (뒤얽힌) coiled around; highly involved; intricate

cornucopia: (풍요의 뿔) goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance

corporeal: (물질) bodily; of a material nature; tangible

corroborate: (증언) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence

countenance: (얼굴) give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve

countervail: (대항력이있다) act or react with equal force; ; counteract

coy: (내숭 떨고) quiet; still; tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved

cravat: (넥타이) a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck

curmudgeon: (심술궂은 구두쇠) ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions

cursory: (간단한) casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

dainty: (맛있는) delicately beautiful or charming; exquisite; gratification or pleasure taken in anything

dearth: (부족) scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops

debacle: (전함) sudden downfall; complete disaster

debilitate: (쇠약하게하다) make weak; enfeeble; impair the strength of

decimate: (부식 시키면서) destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of

decorum: (예의 바름) propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior

decrepitude: (노쇠) state of collapse caused by illness or old age

decry: (비난) express strong disapproval of; disparage

defer: (연기) delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time

deference: (존중) willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect

delineate: (구현) portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out

deluge: (홍수) great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water

demagogue: (선동 정치가) person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people

demur: (반대하다) object because of doubts; hesitate

denigrate: (검게하다) blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade

denouement: (대단원) outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot

deposition: (증착) testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process

deprecate: (업신여기다) express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

descry: (어렴풋이 알아보다) catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny

desiccate: (마르다는) dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture

desultory: (일관성없는) aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject

detraction: (험담) slandering; act of discrediting from someone's reputation

digression: (지엽으로 흐름) wandering from the main path of a journey; diversion

dilate: (팽창) make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen

dirge: (만가) a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn

discern: (분별) detect; perceive

discomfit: (무찌르다) make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert

disconcert: (뒤집다) confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass

disconsolate: (슬퍼서) sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting

discordant: (조화) not harmonious; conflicting; disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant

discourse: (담론) formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation

discreet: (신중) free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable

discrepancy: (차이) lack of consistency; difference

disdain: (경멸은) view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion

disheveled: (흐트러진) marked by disorder; untidy; having hair in loose disorder

disingenuous: (솔직하지 않은) giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating

disinter: (발굴하다) dig up; unearth; dig up or remove from grave or tomb; bring to public notice

disparage: (모욕) belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank

disparate: (이질) fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar

dissemble: (숨기다) disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of

disseminate: (보급) distribute; spread; scatter like seeds

dissent: (중독) differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval

dissimulate: (윤곽을 그리다) pretend; hide feelings from other people

dissolute: (방종한) lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices

distend: (넓히다) swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure

divest: (벗기다) free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing

divulge: (공개) reveal; make known to public

doggerel: (광시) poor verse; of crude or irregular construction

dolt: (얼뜨기) stupid person; person who is not very bright

dote: (노망) be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline

dour: (우울) stubbornly unyielding; marked by sternness or harshness

drawl: (느린 말투) speaking with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit; lengthened, slow monotonous utterance

droll: (익살꾸러기) queer; amusingly odd; comical

drone: (무인 항공기) idle person; male bee; someone who takes more time than necessary

dulcet: (상쾌한) sweet sounding; pleasing to ear; melodious

duress: (협박) forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

ebullient: (끓어 넘치는) showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

eclectic: (관람해) composed of elements from a variety of sources

efficacy: (효능) power to produce desired effect

effluvia: (effluvia) waste; foul-smelling outflow or vapor

effrontery: (미늘) shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity

egress: (재현) act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out

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