Monday, September 19, 2005

english 002

tattered; torn, old, and in generally poor condition; in tatters : an old woman in tattered clothes.

ally ; ( ally something to/with) combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit : he allied his racing experience with his father's business acumen.

commodity; 商品; 産物; 日用品 (〜 prices 物価)
humiliate; make (someone) feel ashamed and foolish by injuring their dignity and self-respect, esp. publicly : you'll humiliate me in front of the whole school!

usher noun 1 a person who shows people to their seats, esp. in a theater or at a wedding. ? an official in a court whose duties include swearing in jurors and witnesses and keeping order.
verb [ trans. ] show or guide (someone) somewhere : a waiter ushered me to a table.

amend ; make minor changes in (a text) in order to make it fairer, more accurate, or more up-to-date : the rule was amended to apply only to nonmembers.

constitution; 憲法

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