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17:英検対策1級(Eiken Grade 1)

13: Eiken Grade 1 Vocabularies Lesson 13

Part 1: Vocabulary words

1. Impeccable adjective [im-pek-uh-buhl]
having no mistakes or faults; being perfect
■Example: She speaks impeccable Japanese.
□Note: It also means not capable of sin.

2. Pristine adjective [pris-teen, pri-steen; especially Brit. pris-tahyn]
completely pure and original; uncorrupted or unsullied by civilization
■Example: A team of scientists discovered a new species on an expedition to the pristine forests of southwest Suriname.
□Note: Usage: Some people consider the use of pristine to mean fresh, clean, and unspoiled to be incorrect, for example: pristine new car

3. Intangible adjective [in-tan-juh-buhl]
incapable of being perceived by the senses
■Example: According to studies, employees who receive intangible benefits often feel more appreciated and motivated to work harder.
□Note: In law it means a legal entity that has no material existence such as bank deposits, stocks, bonds, and promissory notes. It is often used in the plural.

4. Invincible adjective [in-vin-suh-buhl]
impossible to defeat or conquer
■Example: Gold medalistDenisse van Lamoen from Chile remains invincible.
□Note: Origin: From the Latin word invincibilis, which means not, while vincibilis means conquerable.

5. Incoherent adjective [in-koh-heer-uhnt, -her-]
having no logical or meaningful connection or cohesion
■Example: Many employees are complaining about the incoherent and inconsistent rules of the company.
□Note: Incoherent also means being unable to express yourself clearly or fluently.

6. Intermittently adverb [in-ter-mit-nt]
stopping and starting again or at intervals
■Example: The doctor said that if you continue the therapy and the medicines work well, you will be able to walk and run intermittently soon.
□Note: (of streams, lakes, or springs) recurrent; showing water only part of the time

7. Sporadic noun [spuh-rad-ik]
occurring or happening at irregular intervals in time
■Example: She can hear sporadic gunfire in the corridor outside her house. If the incoming fire gets too close, she’ll use the escape routes from her house.
□Note: The word sporadic also means isolated or unique.

8. Omniscient adjective [om-nish-uhnt]
having complete or total knowledge, knowing or understanding everything
■Example: Human beings are not omniscient, but instead the human condition is full of uncertainty.
□Note: The word omniscient also means God when used with the article the.

9. Inquisitive adjective [in-kwiz-i-tiv]
given to inquiry or asking questions, eager for knowledge or showing curiosity
■Example: MarciiBeagley, the mother of Neil Armstrong, described her son as a strong and inquisitive child.
□Note: Word Origin: The word inquisitive comes from the Latin word inquisitivus, which means making inquiry.

10. Insatiable adjective [in-sey-shuh-buhl, -shee-uh-]
incapable of being satisfied or appeased
■Example: She has an insatiable love and desire for adventure. She always travels every month.
□Note: In means not (in + satiable).

Part2: Exercise 1



Give the word being asked for each number.

■impeccable  ■pristine ■invincible  ■sporadic ■omniscient
■intermittently  ■intangible ■incoherent  ■inquisitive ■insatiable


____________________1.Impossible to defeat or conquer
____________________2.Occurring or happening at irregular intervals in time
____________________3.Having complete or total knowledge, knowing or understanding everything
____________________4.Incapable of being perceived by the senses
____________________5.Having no mistakes or faults; being perfect
____________________6.Incapable of being satisfied or appeased
____________________7.Stopping and starting again or at intervals
____________________8. Given to inquiry or asking questions, eager for knowledge or showing curiosity
____________________9.Having no logical or meaningful connection or cohesion
____________________10.Completely pure and original; uncorrupted or unsullied by civilization

Part2: Exercise 2



Choose the correct words to complete the sentences below.


1. The prestige of working for a well-known company is one of the _________________ benefits that some employees consider when looking for a company. Individual employees choose benefits that fit them.

a. pristine      b. tangible     c. intangible      d. inquisitive


2. A critic said that the reason for inefficiency in the government is the political system itself. Voters are ___________________ in the case of what they expect from the government and what they want for themselves.

a. impeccable     b. incoherent     c. intermittently      d. invincible


3. The young man wrote with _______________calligraphy, saying that though the output might look effortlessly done, it actually took a lot of work before achieving the satisfactory result.

a. impeccable      b. incoherent     c. intermittently      d. invincible


4. Some species are being threatened by urban development, climate change and logging. A researcher recorded the impact of this to the Indiana Meadow, a _____________ landscape in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

a. pristine      b. tangible      c. intangible      d. inquisitive


5. Authorities said that the rebels are stronger at the moment than they were in the past. However, they are neither a large army nor the strongest. They are also small in number. Authorities said that the rebels are not ______________ and they will be able to overcome them.

a. impeccable      b. incoherent     c. intermittently      d. invincible


6. The popular search engine is having technical issues. Some users may not be able to access the site ________________. The company announced that they are doing their best to recover the site and are taking measures accordingly.

a. invincibly     b. intermittently      c. intangibly     d. incoherently


7. In the field of reporting, a reporter always tries to be an/a______________ observer. The journalists became part of the story to bring the readers closer to the scene so they can feel the tension of the story.

a. omniscient      b. languid      c. feeble      d. pristine


8. The psychologist advised him to change his way of life. His life is dictated by market forces that are guided not so much by sense, passion and sensibility but of ______________ greed that is neither sustainable nor just.

a. intangible     b. insatiable      c. omniscient      d. impeccable


9. According to the news report, by late afternoon, there was a fragile calm in the area, even though _________________ sniper fire continued.

a. sporadic      b. insatiable     c. frequent      d. copious


10. The director of the shark research laboratory center said that white sharks are very ______________ and are known to examine anything that floats such as cigarette packs, surfboards and sometimes humans. The results of these examinations can be severe consequences or sometimes death.

a. perfunctory     b. inquisitive     c. nonchalant      d. invincible