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contentious

語源:contend=(動詞)戦う、争う→contention=(名詞)争い→contentious

形容詞:@(問題などが)議論を呼びそうな(cause a lot of disagreement or arguments)
The adoption of the citizen judges in the Supreme Court provoked the contentious issue of death penalty.
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circumvent

語源:16世紀 Latain circumventus circum=around+vent=come

動詞:(ルールや規制など)を回避する、出し抜く、(場所)を迂回する

The company's CEO is planning to circumvent the Nagano prefecture to construct the new linear shinkansen.
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coddle

語源:16世紀 caudle=ワインや卵などを混ぜた温かい滋養飲料が変化した語

動詞:@子どもなどを過度に甘やかす
The test showed that children coddled by their mothers tend to be selfish.
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