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Word Smart for the GRE, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Perfect Usage (Smart Guides)

Word Smart for the GRE, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Perfect Usage (Smart Guides)

 

alloy

amalgamate

ambiguity

ambivalence

ameliorate

amenable

anachronism

anathema

anodyne

anomaly

antagonize

antipathy

antithetical

apathy

apocryphal

apogee

apostate

apotheosis

apposite

apprise

approbation

appropriate

ambiguityとambivalenceを混同しないように注意しようと書いてあったので調べてみた。

Ambiguous is something that is confusing or has more than one meaning. It can be the ambiguous look your ex-girlfriend gives you as she leaves the library, or the ambiguousending of the movie Lost Highway, where you don't know what the heck just happened. Here's the word in action from the news:

Are there threads you might come back to later, or was that a deliberate choice to leave some things about him ambiguous? (New York Times)

"The election law in New York is written in an ill-defined, ambiguous way," Goldfeder said, adding that he did not believe any laws were broken. (Reuters)

Ambivalent is when you don't hate something, but you don't love it either. Since you feel two ways about it, you don't really care. It's often used to describe feelings, attitudes, and relationships:

Danya, now nearly 14, was ambivalent about leaving, drawn toward being a teenager in New York City. (New York Times)

Valentine's Day When You're Dating a Woman You're Ambivalent About. (All Word News)

He had told me early on that he was ambivalent about his maleness but had made peace with it. (New York Times)

 

 ambiguityはよくわからない事があった時に使い、ambivalentは気持ちや態度、関係性がよくわからない、もしくは反対の時に使うような印象。

他の単語に関しても見てみると面白そうだった。