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Mnemonics for Kanji not in Heisig's RTK1 or RTK3 by "thecite"

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No.KanjiHIRAGANAKATAKANAExampleQuestionExampleAnswerKey wordStory/Image

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1おう慶○大学慶應大学apply [old]The wild geese apply their knowledge and withdraw from the cliffs into the caves, where their little hearts won’t get a shock from predators.

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2やがて○て軈て(やがて)before longIf somebody applies their self, before long they’ll achieve their goal.

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3まま我○我儘(わがまま)な子供at this rateThe person has accidentally snapped their brush, and at this rate will not be able to complete the firing of their dish.

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4うなされる○される魘(うな)されるnightmareAt the bottom of a cliff, the sun blares down on the flesh of a dead Chihuahua; its ghost haunts the area.

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5○薇薔薇(バラ)roseThe number of times the assembly line workers have dropped their work and toiled over the soil to produce the beloved flowers in season, is uncountable.

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6薔○薔薇(バラ)royal fernThe royal fern can often be found growing in the ground in patches on nature treks etcetera.

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7かく精励○勤精励恪勤(せいれいかっきん)try hardIn order to try hard each and every time, you need to have a very determined state of mind.

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8かご、こもる灯○、魚○灯籠(とうろう)魚籠(びく)cage [old]A bamboo cage can’t even hold an old, aging dragon.

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9わな○網罠網(わなみ)trapEyes watch over the person as they wait for them to walk straight into the trap they’ve set.

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10ほこりアイ塵○、土○塵埃(じんあい)土埃(つちぼこり)dustyYou wipe the dirt off the surface with your elbow, throwing dust everywhere. It stings like darts (in your wounds).

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11○臓脾臓(ひぞう)swollen spleenFlesh that is lowly and beaten up is a lowly, swollen spleen.

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12ゾウ脾○脾臓(ひぞう)entrails [old]Even in the old days, your organs etc would be placed in a storehouse.

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13らっ(する)、ひし(ぐ)、くだ(く)
ラツ、ラ、ロウ拉○拉致(らち)kidnapperThe kidnapper wraps his fingers around the vase and then smashes it on the kid’s head. They carry him away. He’s been kidnapped.

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14わし儂(わし)自分のことMoisMr.T won’t take any crap from his agricultural workers, “If you go’n complain, leave it all up to mois, fool!”

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15くしろセン○路釧路(くしろ)--地名KushiroThere’s a river of gold in Kushiro.

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16うでわコウ○めく、煌(きら)めく、煌煌(こうこう)と、glitteringThe disturbed emperor stares straight into the glittering fire.

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17チョウ部首のひとつprimitive (top half): salt shaker (rock salt +spoon)

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18うっ(する)、ふさ(ぐ)、しげ(る)
ウツ
憂○憂鬱(ゆううつ)sulkyThe kid in the restaurant is sulky when the salt shaker and can of coke spills all over his paper (wooden) birthday crown, creating a massively shaped sticky puddle all over the floor.

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19そばだ(つ)キツ○立、○然屹立(きつりつ)屹然(きつぜん)Towering mountainsYou are being held over the edge of huge, towering mountains by two burley men, you beg for your life.

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20も(れる)セツ、エイ
排○排泄(はいせつ)EmissionWater that spreads over a generation will emit into the atmosphere and rain back down many times.

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21あえぐゼン○ぐ、○息、喘(あえ)ぐ、喘息(ぜんそく)pantingWhen the dog has finally made it up to the top of the edge of the mountain, he’ll most likely be panting from his mouth in exhaustion.

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22わく○き起こる涌き起こる(わきおこる)gushSomeone utilises chop-seals to make a sort of wall to stop the gushing water.

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23ウン○奥蘊奥(うんのう)profound A captured guy undergoes a profound change of mind; he starts making dishes by threading together flowers in the (prison) yard, and sells them to give the money to charity. Even the bad can do something nice.

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24ウン○蓄薀蓄(うんちく)profoundlyThe captured guy starts washing dishes instead. Profoundly changing his bad guy image.

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25やぶソウ竹○竹藪(たけやぶ)quack [old]The old quack forced his housewife to pick flowers all day in the back yard for his florist shop.

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26コウ花○岩花崗岩(かこうがん)graniteIt is a well known fact that mount everest is nothing more than a mountain of granite.

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27かさソウ水疱○水疱瘡(みずぼうそう)syphilisThe sickness that spreads when people are shoved into godowns (slavery), is syphilis.

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28ヨウ腫○腫瘍(しゅよう)lymphomaThe piggy bank is suddenly struck down with lymphoma; lumps start appearing all over and inside its body.

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29ソウ○うつ病躁うつ病(そううつびょう)manic depressionWhen the old man with the wooden leg is told he has to drag all the goods to the top of the tree, he spirals into manic depression.

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30サイ○銭賽銭(さいせん)temple visitOn a temple visit, instead of drinking his cold ice tea, the tourist stops and indulges in some clams for lunch.

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31駱○駱駝(らくだ)ostrichThe horse tries to barge into the house to get at the ostrich that’s sitting on the ground laughing at it inside.

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32つぶやく○く呟く(つぶやく)murmurA mouth speaking mysterious words is one that murmurs.

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33ひそ(める)、しか(める)
ヒン○める、顰める(しかめる、ひそめる)scowlRepeatedly scowling at everything you here is a sign of the lowly.

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34あざbruisingUnder the cliff the bruised, black flesh of a dead Chihuahua rots under the sun.

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35あざ青○青痣(あおあざ)bruiseThe sickness that comes from those with bad intentions, is bruising.

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36セン○別餞別(せんべつ)farewell giftThe king throws two parades before he leaves. He presents a farewell gift of a ravish food feast at each.

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37つか(む)、ひ(く)
ダ、ナ
○捕拿捕(だほ)take into custodyThe policeman fits the criminal into his hand and drags him into custody.

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38あた(える)、あずか(る)、くみ(する)、ともに

○論輿論(よろん)bestow [old]After winning on the spinning wheel of fortune, the lucky kid is bestowed with a walking stick and slingshot.

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39しま
ショ
島○島嶼(とうしょ)big islandIf an island is bestowed with a big mountain, the entire island will generally be deemed a 'big island'.

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40むつき
キョウ
○褓襁褓(おしめ、むつき)diaperThere’s no stronger cloak than a diaper.

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41むつき
ホ、ホウ
襁○襁褓(おしめ、むつき)nappyA cloak to protect the baby from embarrassment.

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42ねぶ(る)○める、舐める(なめる)lickingThe man says his more than odd family name, which consist entirely of licking sounds.

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43な(める)タク○刑磔刑(たっけい)crucifixionSpectators throws stones at the shade-wearing man being crucified on the wooden cross.

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44はぐく(む)、ふく(む)
握髪吐○、○乳握髪吐哺(あくはつとほ)哺乳(ほにゅう)nurseThe nurse staples dog tags to the patients’ mouths.

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45もた(らす)セイ,サイ,シ
○す齎す(もたらす)bring aboutWearing a top-hat, a shirt with a ‘Y’ on it (his family name), holding a dagger in his hand, the young punk brings about a trouble as he walks through the front fence posts, going to steal some money.

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46たしなむ○好嗜好(しこう)tastesThe elderly man likes to shove food in his mouth and experience some different tastes before he hits the grave.

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47ひた(す)カン○養涵養(かんよう)nurtureA man so in love with his bins that he washes them every day and nurtures them.

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48くびケイ○椎頸椎(けいつい)CarotidOne crafty patrol grabs a man by the head and smashes his carotid with a metal sewer pipe.

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49さえず(る)テン○る囀る(さえずる)tweetThe bird opens its mouth and tweets furiously at the car driving through the ten rice fields. The man slams his elbow on the horn and glues it there.

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50くちばし鴨の○、砂○鴨の嘴(カモノハシ)砂嘴(さし)beakThe bird stops and sits down on an angled branch, opens its beaky mouth and grooms itself.

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51たぶさ,みずら,もとどり
ケイ,キツ
髻(たぶさ)髻(もとどり、たきふさ)とも読むsamurai top knotIn the old times, hair used to be tied in the shape of a samurai top knot、for good luck.

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52ももタイ太○、大○骨太腿(ふともも)大腿骨(だいたいこつ)thigh [old]The flesh that gets injured from walking on tough, silver roads in the old days is your thigh.

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53○肉の嘆を託つ髀肉の嘆を託つ(ひにくのたんをかこつ)thigh boneA lowly skeleton is a thigh bone.

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54なぎ草○くんスマップの草彅くんkusanagiKusanagi from SMAP uses a bow for pruning on Ninkyo Helper.

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55○溝橋事件盧溝橋事件(ろこうきょうじけん)hutThe tigers kept in the field surround the hut to get their dish of food.

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56あまり、しく、はびこ(る)
エン
敷○敷衍(ふえん)overflowingWater that goes and goes will be overflowing anything.

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57シュウ○韆鞦韆(ぶらんこ)push swingWith the nice weather in autumn, many kids sit on that leather seat and have a push swing.

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58セン鞦○鞦韆(ぶらんこ)swingsSwings have undergone a transition from being crappy leather straps to sturdy plastic seats.

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59つま辻○辻褄(つじつま)が合うdressThe cloak that your wife wears is a dress.

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60おどろくガク○然愕然(がくぜん)とするamazementThe state of mind when your chin falls off.

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61は・う○匐前進匍匐前進(ほふくぜんしん)crawlingOffspring bound up in diapers crawling around.

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62ホク、フク
匍○前進匍匐前進(ほふくぜんしん)creepingThieves creeping up to still the wealth man’s bundle of treasures.

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63いぶか(る)
ガ、ゲ怪○怪訝(けげん)な顔をするmisunderstoodWords taken like tusks into the heart have been misunderstood.

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64うなず(く)、あご
ガン、カン○く頷く(うなずく)nod approvalA nod of approval includes a movement of the head.

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65おこ(る)、おこ(す)、さかん
○烈熾烈(しれつ)な戦いragingA raging flame emerges from the Kazoo, killing the spectators.

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66も(む)、も(める)
ジュウ○む、○事揉む(もむ)、揉事(もめごと)debatingThe weak debater points a soft finger at the opposition and gives soft, weak insults.

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67みだ(れる)、みだ(る)、みだ(す)、みだ(れ)、おさ(める)、わた(る)
ラン、ロンriot [old]The invaders unleash their vultures and even chuck chop seals at the glass case that the defenders hold up with their elbows and crotches leaning against the glass. The riot prevails when the defenders come out and start hooking the invaders.

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68うね、たぐい、ひと(しい)
チュウ範○範疇(はんちゅう)categoryA rice field perfectly fits the category of longevity. They’ve been around for ages.

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69
あおが(える)、つと(める)
ボウ、ビン、ベン、ミン、メン○便黽便(びんべん)old eelThe mouth and sun shaped shell of an old eel is split down the middle.

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70とかげシャク、セキ
○蜴蜥蜴(とかげ)lizardThe lizard chops the insects head off with its mouth and sucks its juices out.

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71エキ蜥○蜥蜴(とかげ)skinkA skink can catch insects very easily.. .and eat them.

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72か(く)
○虫類爬虫類(はちゅうるい)reptileReptiles are much hunted; their claws are wantedfor making valuable mosaics.

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73たおすヘイ○死斃死(へいし)、凶弾に斃れるbloody deathA man has a shredder shoved on top of his head. Needless to say, he dies a bloody death.

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74たまヘキ
完○完璧(かんぺき)perfectionThe tomatoes the size of balls were perfection for creating ketchup.

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75いささか
リョウ
無為無○無為無聊(むいぶりょう)slightlyThe ears of the hare are slightly bent. Just slightly.

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76ひきつけカン○癪癇癪(かんしゃく)irritableThe sickness when you’re flesh is rearing the gate, ready to smash someone, is irritableness.

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77しゃく癇○癇癪(かんしゃく)spasmThe sickness that takes a large volume of energy is spasm.

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78きにょう○帳面几帳面(きちょうめん)な性格galeUse your imagination.

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79つくり○ら旁ら(かたわら)、散歩旁(さんぽかたがた)right side of characterIf you stand on top of your crown holding your compass, you’re likely to miss the right side of a character, (on your crown), covered by your feet.

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80ボウ、モウ蒼○蒼茫(そうぼう)、茫々(ぼうぼう、もうもう)expansiveThe dead flowers hanging over the river fall off, floating away in the vast expanse of rushing water.

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81そむ(く)○駄天韋駄天(いだてん)tanned leatherThe locket came with a tanned leather strap to be worn around the neck.

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82そびえるショウ○え立つ聳え立つ(そびえたつ)escalate upwardsWhen escalating upwards too quickly, your ears become blocked and seem almost as if they’re no longer there. (not accompanying you)

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83もやアイ朝○、和気○○朝靄(あさもや)和気靄靄(わきあいあい)mistThe light mist washes in like rain, freezing the muchacho to death and muffling his pitiful words.

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84カク○乱霍乱(かくらん)all of a suddenThe turkey’s out in the field when all of a sudden it starts raining, he’s struck by lightning.

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85うたうオウ○歌青春を謳歌(おうか)するsingsongThe mouth that ate the box of goods cracks out in singsong out of satisfaction.

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86くだ(す)、は(く)
シャ吐○吐瀉(としゃ)have diarrhoeaStuck in your house as the lagoon flows out of you.

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87ソウ北叟笑むほくそえむrespectable old manThe respectable old man still cooked his own food with his mortar and walking stick, but required assistance when emptying has crotch at the lavatory.

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88あとソウ、ショウ
失○失踪(しっそう)lost tracksThe wooden leg was the last remaining item of the religion, all other tracks had been lost.

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89うじソ、ショ
○虫蛆虫(うじむし)maggotThe flies that gathered on your shelves to eat the rotting meat left a present.

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90みみずキュウ○蚓蚯蚓(みみず)earthwormEarthworms live in hills of dirt.

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91みみずズ、イン
蚯○蚯蚓(みみず)wormWorms are an insect you can really pull on.

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92は(ねる)、おさ(める)
ハツ、バチ反○反撥(はんぱつ)するcollide withIn the teepee, the bowman and missile bearer collided with each other, rousing some eye gouging, and explosions.

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93わるがしこ(い)カイ老○老獪(ろうかい)な人物evil geniusThe meeting of wild dogs is sure to produce some sort of evil genius plan to take over the world, and destroy the arch enemy – cat.

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94くも○蛛蜘蛛(くも)spiderThe insect that knows how to hunt (spider web)

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95チュ、シュ蜘○蜘蛛(くも)arachnid The arachnid is a vermillion beast. It stays still, like a dead tree, then pounces when no one’s looking.

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96すねるヨウ執○執拗(しつよう)につきまとうobstinateIn their infancy, kids are obstinate, and often give people the finger.

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97おごるゴウ○慢傲慢(ごうまん)なふるまいarrogantMr.T, the arrogant taskmaster he is, assures the group he’s leading them in the right direction. Until he realises his compass is filled with dirt.

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98の(む)エン誤○誤嚥(ごえん)嚥下障害(えんげしょうがい)swallowingThe mouth that swallows Swallows is swallowing them whole.

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99ちいさ(い)、くさり
○事瑣事(さじ)、trivialThe king, being the trivial bastard he is, requested a large order of small, freshly prepared shellfish for his dinner.

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100きず瑕○瑕疵(かし)injuryThe sickness that forces you to stop and sit down is an injury.

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101たたく、はたくコウ推○推敲(すいこう)re-editYou pull out your wand from your crotch and kill the tall beast. This is later re-edited to be your pocket.

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102にらむゲイ藪○み藪睨みlook closelyNewborn babes often open their eyes very, very wide, as if they’re looking closely. However, their brain is unable to process anything they see.

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103けなす、さげすむ毀誉褒○毀誉褒貶(きよほうへん)貶(おとし)めるput downNo money and in complete destitution. You’re easy to put down.

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104わび○しい侘しい(わびしい)aloneMr. T, alone in his house, every night after a tough day at work. He really does have a sad life away from the A. Team.

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105はた(らく)カツ、ケツ、キツ
○抗勢力が拮抗(きっこう)するDuelYou give your opponent in the duel the finger, for good luck, you know.

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106まくる、めくるケン席○席捲(せっけん)roll up(That fingerprint is actually a snake) I use my fingers to roll up a scroll.

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107ギョウ○倖僥倖(ぎょうこう)serendipityMr.T falls over and gets a lot of dirt all over his human legs, soiling his new Denim jeans. However, after finding a hundred dollar bill in the spot he fell, he knew it was just serendipity

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108たまケイbeautiful jewelThe excavators find what they are looking for; a massive stockpile of beautiful ancient jewels, bound up in sacks. Their eyes glare, and their walking legs tense, ready to grab their bounty and run.

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109むさぼるドン○慾貪欲(どんよく)covetedThe prized jewel studded clock. Coveted by all.

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110ほうじるバイ○煎焙煎(ばいせん)scorchYou put a muzzle on the slave and scorch them on the fire. Get back in line.

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111かかと、きびすショウ○を返す、○骨踵(きびす)を返す、踵骨(しょうこつ)heel of legYour heavy wooden leg breaks off at the heel, leaving you with a peg leg.

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112キョウ○域彊域(きょういき)borderAt the border between North and South Korea, there is an extreme strengthening of armed forces.

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113おりカン折○折檻(せっかん)holding cellIn the olden days, prisoners were overlooked in a bamboo holding cell.

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114まぶたケン二重○二重瞼(ふたえまぶた)eyelidsEyelids are a piece of skin that protect your eyes from sharp particles that could awl your eyes. The right part of this kanji is actually the old form of awl, as in 検 etc. It'll come in handy for 舊字

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115しもと清○清楚(せいそ)rawThe animals at the zoo always had a grove to roam in and fresh, raw leaves to eat.

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116ジュウ人権○躙人権蹂躙(じんけんじゅうりん)step onwardsYour tough wooden leg digs into your soft flesh, but you step onwards.

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117リン人権蹂○人権蹂躙(じんけんじゅうりん)edge forwardYou edge forward slowly on your loud clapping wooden legs, so you can catch the escaped Turkey in front of the gates.

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118にじり、にじる○り口trampleYou edge forward, but trample over some dried flowers, the crunching alerting the turkey.

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119うさぎサン、ゼンWild rabbit (primitive)Two wild rabbits hold a food eating competition to compare who can eat the most cabbage. The top rabbit has its mouth bound up in a heap of cabbage.

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120ひたた、わずかa tadDue to drought, the wild rabbit is forced to eating a tad of thread tied to a fence.

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121うどんウン○飩饂飩(うどん)udonUdon is a profoundly good tasting food often had in take-away cups.

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122ドン、トン饂○饂飩(うどん)Japanese noodlesIn your takeaway noodles you find an actual earthworm. This is a true Japanese noodle dish: noodles and earthworms.

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123コウ○原病膠原病(こうげんびょう)stick back onYou stick the rare feathers back on to the bird’s flesh.

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124あん小倉○小倉餡(おぐらあん)jamThey throw a bunch of berries in the mortar, mush it up, and stick it in the take-away box for you to take home.

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125ギョウ、キョウ、コウ
○子餃子(ぎょうざ)GyozaEveryone mingles around the Gyoza take-away shop. It’s such a popular food.

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126あつものカン羊○羊羹(ようかん)hot soupThey roast the beautiful sheep on the fire and turn it into hot soup.

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127なますカイ羹に懲りて○を吹く羹に懲りて膾を吹くfish saladA meeting of all the old, weak fish spells their capture, and fish salad.

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128コン○願悃願(こんがん)=懇願に同じthoughtfulOne who is thoughtful of others even when they are in a state of mind of quandary, is a good person.

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129たとえ比○比喩(ひゆ)metaphorThe animal activist’s mouth spits out ethical metaphors at the meeting of butchers like a ridden flood. In return, a saber comes flying in your direction (therefore missing here)

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130ろう○燭蠟燭(ろうそく)candleAn insect flees into a box from the flood that is rain, unfortunately there’s already a mouse in there eating a sheaf of cheese. The insect hides behind a candle while the mouse chases its meal.

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131○然憮然(ぶぜん)とするdisappointmentThe state of mind when there’s nothing but bitter disappointment left in the tank.

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132ビン鬢○鬢髪(びんぱつ)hair on side of templesThe hair on the side of your templesare a hair shape that can make you look like some sort of cool VIP.

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133ヘキ○易辟易(へきえき)するcrushedIf you had to eat a bowl of ketchup, you’d be crushed.

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134ベン分○分娩(ぶんべん)bear childrenA normal woman bears children. This woman bore a rabbit.

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135ケ、ケイ八○当たるも八卦(はっけ)当たらぬも八卦divination signThe vines bore the divination sign and transformed into a magic wand.

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136のすりワシタカ科の鳥buzzardThe common buzzard is a tough bird. It flows over the wild dogs like the king of the sky.

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137センdanger (primitive)They warned him with their words that it was dangerous, but he went near the cliff anyway, and there are his walking legs at the bottom.

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138タン○然澹然と(たんぜん)とunrevealingThe FBI throws a bucket of water over the dangerous terrorist’s head, but even then he’s unrevealing. He won’t say a thing about the next dangerous bomb he’s planted.

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139トウ、ドウ闘争することstrugglingThe two kings have a struggling fight at the gates, and they break.

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140とき○の声鬨の声(ときのこえ)battle cryThe army bands together, forge a battle cry and break down the gates.

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141さまようホウ○徨彷徨(ほうこう)strollGoing around with no direction.

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142コウ彷○彷徨(ほうこう)wander aroundWhen you’re going to see the emperor, it’s nice to have a wander around the castle first.

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143ひつ輔佐することhelp outWith two bows, you help out with mowing down the opposing army of one hundred men.

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144カン熱○熱燗(あつかん)warming sakéThe homeless men gather around a fire at the gates to warm their flesh, and warm up their saké.

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145あそ(ぶ)、おご(る)
ゴウleisurelyA leisurely day lost in the jungle: The taskmaster’s compass becomes filled with dirt, and you’re unable to find the direction home.

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146ゼイ○沢贅沢(ぜいたく)excessA leisurely life of using money in excess.

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147かぐキュウ○覚嗅覚(きゅうかく)scentYou open your mouth and gasp for air, that stinking scent is too much.

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148眼○眼窩(がんか)に見えるcleavage (more accurately, the sink between the ribs)In an accident, a rock stabs through your neck and makes a whole in your jawbone. Anything you put in your mouth sinks leaks onto your cleavage.

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149リツ戦○戦慄(せんりつ)shudderYou’re in the state of mind of shuddering with fear when the chestnut tree is falling over towards you.

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150はばかるタン忌○忌憚(きたん)ない意見reluctantIf you had two mouths, then something as simple as going out in public would put you in the state of mind of reluctance.

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151ちつvaginaThe vagina is generally plugged up with a certain piece of flesh.

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152ほこりゲキ剣○、刺○剣戟(けんげき)、刺戟(しげき)irritationIf you kept falling over on the misty road during a parade, you’d get irritated too.

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153タン○呵啖呵(たんか)をきるdeclarationYour red hot, inflamed mouth shouts out the powerful declarations.

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154啖○啖呵(たんか)をきるstrong wordsWith strong words blazing out of his mouth, he assures the collapsed runner that yes, he can.

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155トウ○々と滔々(とうとう)と流れるflowingThe calm flowing stream is disturbed by the sound of a vulture overhead, and then a mortar hits the ground. The entire city is destroyed.

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156セキ頭脳明○頭脳明晰(ずのうめいせき)clearWhen the sun chops through a problem and reveals light on it, things become clear.

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157セツ猥○猥褻(わいせつ)filthyPosing as an upper-class gentleman in hat and scarf, the filthy man forces himself onto the woman.

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158カイ○儡傀儡政権(かいらいせいけん)puppetMr. T is actually a puppet controlled by a guest. His true personality is a tea drinking, church-going accountant.

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159ライ傀○傀儡政権(かいらいせいけん)puppet masterMr T. runs around many rice fields chasing after the puppet master, the evil villain. “I pity the fool who flees from the T.”

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160流言○語流言蜚語(りゅうげんひご)cockroachCockroaches are unbearable insects.

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161レン roachRoaches are insects condemned to caves, unable to live a normal concurrent lifestyle with humans.

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162ラン絢○豪華絢爛豪華(けんらんごうか)sorePeople with sores in the old east, were often tied down to temple gates and put on fire, burning alive.

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163ザン改○改竄(かいざん)edit outThe mice run out from the hole in the wall, and come and chew a page out of your notebook. Needless to say, you’re forced to edit out that part.

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164モウ魑魅○魎魑魅魍魎(ちみもうりょう)nature godThe god of nature takes the form of many evil ghosts, to kill all those that leave netting to kill its animals.

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165リョウ両に同じboth (old)In the olden days, both hanging yourself from the ceiling with your belt and getting a reverse (enter not people) assembly line of gunmen were effective ways to kill yourself.

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166リョウ魑魅魍○魑魅魍魎(ちみもうりょう)mountain godThe mountain god can take the form of both a ghost and an old mountain.

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167かずら、かつら○桶鬘桶(かずらおけ)wigEven Nelson Mandala, now in his old age, has no hair and needs a wig to get his desired style.

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168ひだ○飾り襞飾り(ひだかざり)creaseIf you get ketchup on the crease of your clothes, you might look like you’re bleeding.

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169する掏り替え問題の掏り替え(すりかえ)pickpocketThe pick-pocket was in for a nasty surprise, as his fingers went into my pocket. He pulled out the tin can with the fingers of previous pick-pockets who had tried to steal my stuff!

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170いずくんぞエン終○終焉(しゅうえん)life’s endIf you see the deformed bird of correctness flying overhead, you know your life’s come to an end.

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171コウ恐○謹言恐惶謹言(きょうこうきんげん)yours trulyThe state of mind of the emperor is to always include ‘yours truly’ at the end of every letter.

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172いためる○飯炒飯(チャーハン)stir fryWith a few flames when you flip the pan, you make stir-fry.

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173ショウ○洒瀟洒(しょうしゃ)な建物suaveThe suave janitor raked all the flowers into the old abyss, instead of disposing them properly.

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174シャ○落な灑落な人柄laid backThe sunbathers were pretty laid back, reclining next to the pretty sparkling water.

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175しじかむ、しじむシュク顰○顰蹙(ひんしゅく)を買うsmirkYour relative smirks as he crushes your leg.

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176危○危惧(きぐ)するdreadDread is the state of mind when you see the odd tool made of stretched human eyes.

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177もずshirk birdThe Shirk is a bird that has shells covering its eyes. It is often found crashing into moving cars etc.

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178テイ装○装幀(そうてい)bookmakingIf you want to make a book properly, you have to tie up the towel strips upright to get them to stay together.

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179へ、へさき、とも
ジク、チク、チュウ○先舳先(へさき)bow of a shipThe bow of a ship usually has a wooden mermaid or something sprouting off of it.

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180キョウ、キン○持矜持(きょうじ)をたもつprideThe mugger with a halberd stole the man’s pocket watch. He lost all pride and felt like a beggar.

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181かび青○青黴(あおかび)mouldMould is a black substance that spreads from the ground to a trekker’s feet if he doesn't wear the proper shoes.

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182きしむアツ○轢軋轢(あつれき)squeakThe car that had a hook shoved under the hood squeaked a lot.

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183なまりお国○り、訛声お国訛り(なまり)、訛声(だみごえ)dialectDialect is a change in how things are said.

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184やや○あって稍あって(ややあって)a smidgeWheat bears just a smidge of a likeness to grain.

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185ショウ胡○、山○胡椒(こしょう)、山椒(さんしょう)pepperYour uncle grows a pepper tree.

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186○魅魍魎魑魅魍魎(ちみもうりょう)nature spiritThe nature spirit often takes the form of a fowl.

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187ホウ面○面皰(にきび、めんぼう)pimpleA face wrapped up in pimples can look like an old pelt.

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188さらうシュン○渫事業浚渫事業(しゅんせつじぎょう)dredgeA street walker can get caught in some tough situations, and as such can end up floating down stream, being dredged out from the bottom of a river.

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189たてがみライオンの○maneThe candle-like fiery hair style of the lion is the mane.

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190はりねずみhedgehogThe hedgehog had an insect on its belly.

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191漿ショウ血○、酸○血漿(けっしょう)、酸漿(ほおずき)berryIn the old days, berry water (wine) was the leading drink. It was drunk even more than water.

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192うずくトウ○痛疼痛(とうつう)acheIf you get a sickness in winter, you can be sure it's gonna ache. Colds and flus and all.

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193もつれる○れ込む縺れ込む(もつれこむ)entangleIf your taken along by a car from a thread, you might get entangled.

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194ばつバッ跳梁○扈跳梁跋扈(ちょうりょうばっこ)epilogueIn the epilogue, we discover that the deformed dog’s extra leg is actually a wooden leg, to help him balance.

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195横行跋○横行跋扈(おうこうばっこ)tag alongThe door (entrance) of the city walls was opened to let out the men on a quest. You decided to tag along for the ride.

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196ラン波○万丈波瀾万丈(はらんばんじょう)dramaticWater broke down the eastern gates and flooded the palace. It was a dramatic sight to see the king floating down the street.

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197キン大飢○大飢饉(だいききん)famineDuring a famine, the food handouts are nothing more than a small piece of cabbage in a Styrofoam take-away box.

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198エイ陰○陰翳(いんえい)raise your handsWhen a nuclear bomb is coming down, it’s no use sticking your hands up in surrender, because unless you’ve get wings to fly out of there, you’re-a-dead my boy.

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199動○動悸(どうき)がするpalpitationWhen you’re in the state of mind that many seasons have passed and you’re in your old age, you might have palpitations.

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200○揄揶揄(やゆ)するteaseLife at school can be hard for children with deformities. The other children often tease them, who then point out their finger and exclaim, "Look at that!"

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201揶○揶揄(やゆ)するmake fun ofNever make fun of a koo-koo butcher. Before you know it, you are short a finger.

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202サン○奪纂奪(さんだつ)usurpIf the usurpation is to go correctly, the young soldier must calculate how big the St. Bernard needs to be in order to rip of the king's elbow, killing him and leaving a messy trail of blood (the extra drop)s.

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203リョウ寂○寂寥(せきりょう)とした荒野lonesomeThe bird with the rare feathers was so endangered as to the point that it had to lead a lonesome, protected life at home.

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204エイ末○末裔(まつえい)scionThe family clothes business, where everyone always tried to make a deal, was passed down to every scion (descendant) in the family.

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205ラツ辛○辛辣(しんらつ)な批評severeWhen you were forced to put the spicy bundle of Wasabi in your mouth, you experienced severe pain.

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206もたれる背○れ背凭れ(せもたれ)rest againstWhen there’s a strong wind, it’s your responsibility to rest against something to prevent being blown away.

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207かじる脛○り脛齧り(すねかじり)gnawWhen your teeth aren’t strong enough to gnaw through something, use a sword instead.

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208かじる親の脛を○る親の脛を囓る(おやのすねをかじる)chew throughUse your mouth to gnaw and eventually chew through something.

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209かぎ、はり釣○釣鉤(つりばり)hookThe metal hook had a phrase etched into it “Don’t stick in mouth.”

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210はま-る、うず-める、は-める、ふさ-ぐテン、チンstuff up [old]This is a special spoon tool that if used correctly can shovel huge piles of dirt and fill in any hole straightaway.

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211怜○怜悧(れいり)smartThose that are constantly in the state of mind of how to make a profit are usually the smart ones.

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212さなぎヨウ○虫蛹虫(ようちゅう)pupaA pupa is like an insect’s pogo stick. It can hit the ground and bounce back up.

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213すくむ足が○む足が竦む(すくむ)shrugAn old woman with a bunch of sticks on her backs stands up and shrugs them off.

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214まないた○板の鯉俎板(まないた)の鯉cutting boardOne person stands on top of another to reach the cutting board on the top shelf.

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215イン○石隕石(いんせき)meteoriteAll the employees of the pinnacle worked on designing a meteorite to crush the outside world.

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216カツ○歩する闊歩(かっぽ)するbroadThe tall, broad gates weren’t enough to contain the lively youths who burst right through them.

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217ザン○壕塹壕(ざんごう)を掘るtrenchThe soldiers hide in the trenches to avoid having their head chopped off by a bayonet.

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218ラン一家団○一家団欒(いっかだんらん)happy familiesLet the top primitive = hushed (a hushed mouth threaded shut to prevent their words). A happy family is never hushed; they’re always singing sing-along tunes while building a tree house at the top of the tree.

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219こぶリュウ動脈○動脈瘤(どうみゃくりゅう)cancerous tumorCancerous tumors are a sickness that detains your health and energy.

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220こねる、ネツ○造する捏造(ねつぞう)する、kneadTo knead dough, you need to fabricate the consistency using your fingers.

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221すがる泣き○る泣き縋る(なきすがる)rely onThe person in the wheelchair relied on being pulled away on his wheel chair by a thread attached to a car when he was chased by angry mobs.

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222しわ笑い○笑い皺(わらいじわ)wrinkleIf you lay down a pelt, cover it in syrup and then stick hay to it, you will have one wrinkly and bumpy quilt.

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223セン○檀栴檀(せんだん)は双葉より芳しchinaberryThe chinaberry tree is called so because it is a tree with oddly shaped-circular berries that recline (droop) down, and it is from china.

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224ゆでる固○で卵固茹で卵(かたゆでたまご)effervesceIf you effervesce (boil) flowers, then they will reach a consistency with a likeness to pasta.

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225こしらえる下○え下拵え(したごしらえ)prepareWhen preparing a cake, I suppose you better use your fingers.

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226むせる○び泣き噎び泣き(むせびなき)stifled(壹 = the old form of 壱. The samurai leaves his crown on the table to warn everyone that he is the one and only ruler of the round table.). One mouth is easy to stifle. Just slap your hand over it and hold them down.

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227はかない○い夢儚い(はかない)夢fleetingI though I was finally going to fight with Mr. T and the A Team to beat up some bad guys. But alas, it was only a fleeting dream.

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228エン○罪冤罪(えんざい)false chargeThe old rabbit was falsely charged of stealing the king’s crown, as the real thief who set up the poor bunny stood nearby sniggering.

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229セイ○蛉蜻蛉(かげろう、とんぼ)dragonflyWhen dragonflies are growing up, they carry 1 yen pieces around for exercise.

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230レイ蜻○蜻蛉(かげろう、とんぼ)moon mothMoon moths are insects that don't take orders from nobody; they'd rather be off playing with the dragonflies.

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231はね有○昆虫有翅昆虫(ゆうしこんちゅう)insect wingsInsect wings are more like little transparent branches coming from an insect’s back, rather than wings.

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232シツ○蟀蟋蟀(こおろぎ、きりぎりす)cricketCrickets are insects that make noise without exception

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233シュツ蟋○蟋蟀(こおろぎ、きりぎりす)cricket insectCrickets are insects with a high noise versus annoyance ratio.

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234こめかみtempleIf you had three ears, I guess your third temple would be on the top of your head.

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235こめかみtemples on the side of the headTemples are quite a demanding part of the head. Needing protection from injuries and all that.

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236たたらロウ○宿寠宿(たたらぼし)bond constellationThe bond constellation looked like a monstrous woman with two mouths, who needed to be exercised by the cross. As a primitive, we’ll call this housewife.

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237けら○蛄螻蛄(おけら)mole cricketThe mole cricket is an insect resembling a normal housewife.

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238けら螻○螻蛄(おけら)mole-like cricketThe mole-like cricket is an insect that can live to old ages. The oldest one recorded was a staggering 248 years old (true story)

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239うなる○リ声唸り声(うなりごえ)moanNo matter how much I moan and groan to my parents about my wishes, I will have to wait. Imagine wishes spilling forth from a mouth.

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240キョ廃○廃墟(はいきょ)ruinsRuins are building and structures reduced to voids of dirt.

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241らち、不○不埒(ふらち)な奴boundsThe leaders walk around and draw the bounds of the battlefield in the dirt.

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242まぐさ、うまぐさマツ糧○糧秣(りょうまつ)fodderCattle are fed wheat that has reached its extremity (grain) as fodder, causing an environmental disaster.

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243ひくレキ○死轢死(れきし)frictionSad music plays as the car slams its breaks, but without enough friction on the wet road, slams into the person crossing the road.

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244ああウ、オ○咽嗚咽(おえつ)、weepThe crow begins to weep because it gets Tabasco on its mouth (beak).

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245ヒツ静○静謐(せいひつ)tranquilThe monk: A very tranquil person who invariably says few words and owns nothing but his robe and his dish to collect food in.

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246だいだいトウ○色橙色(だいだいいろ)bitter orangeBitter oranges take a long time to ripen and fall off; so orange pickers invariably have to ascend the tree to pick them

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247かす残○残滓(ざんし)dregsSuperintendant Chalmers hated the dregs of his wine, and took the liberty of emptying them on Skinner whenever they were at dinner.

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248おとり○捜査囮捜査(おとりそうさ)lureLureMr. T into a cell and watch him change. After a while he’ll lose his anger and even sit down.

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249くすぐる擽ったい擽ったい(くすぐったい)ticklishWhen you tickle someone with your fingers, the Benny Hill theme music starts playing in the background.

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250メツ○滅殲滅(せんめつ)annihilationFollowing the annihilation, the army uses bones as lottery balls to decide who gets greater food rations, seeing as they used all the bamboo on killing the people.

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251リク殺○殺戮(さつりく)massacre(The left primitive of rare + wings appears in many kanji, so we’ll give it the meaning of ‘albatross’) The parade of albatrosses, held for the citizens to witness the Albatrosses beginning their seasonal flocking, was interrupted by a group of hunters who began to shoot and massacre them. In return, the police began firing at the hunters.

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252ソウ、ヒイ○祖父曾祖父(そうそふ)pastLet the middle primitive = smashed window. In the past, people used to accuse people of being the devil himself, horns and all, and went around smashing windows of the accused, burning them alive after the sun goes down.

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253とく、すく、髪を○かす髪を梳かす(とかす)comb hairYou comb your hair with a wooden brush in order to work out the tufts and make it look flowing again.

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254ながら居○らにして居乍ら(いながら)にしてwhileMake sure you never multitask while using a saw. Next time you look back you could have a missing finger.

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255いえども中らずと○も中(あた)らずと雖(いえど)も遠からずnot evenWhen we think of insects, not even the biggest insects have a mouth big enough to catch a Turkey.

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256ピン別○さん別嬪(べっぴん)さんbabeBabes (attractive women) generally get ahead of the queue when entering nightclubs etcetera, being treated likeVIPs.

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257ネイ、ドウ○檬檸檬(レモン)lemonI’d rather eat the tree that the lemon comes from than the lemon itself. Damn sour fruit.

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258モウ檸○檸檬(レモン)lemon treeLemon trees must be in a darkened place like a greenhouse to flourish.

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259○嚼咀嚼(そしゃく)munchYou go through the shelves in your kitchen looking for something to stick in your mouth and munch on.

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260かむコウ不正○合不正咬合(ふせいこうごう)masticateIt is a common human tradition to come together and mingle whilst masticating (chewing) food in our mouths.

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261○密緻密(ちみつ)fineIf the thread doth fit through the eye of the needle, it is fine thread indeed.

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262はなし、しか(る)
トツ○嗟咄嗟(とっさ)split secondOne of those classic scenes where the person spits (exits) all the food out of their mouth in a split second.

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263あ、ああ、なげ(く)サ、シャ咄○咄嗟(とっさ)に手が出るjust a tick“I’ll be with you in just a tick”, says the bank teller, shouting out of her mouth. However, it was still hard to distinguish her voice over the rest of the cacophony of voices in the noisy bank.

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264一○一縷(いちる)の望みmorselI give my housewife a morsel of thread, and she can’t even make me a t-shirt.What is that!? (Joke, joke)

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265レキ瓦○瓦礫(がれき)の山pebblePebbles are small rocks that are fun to throw.

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266半○思惟像半跏思惟像(はんかしいぞう)lotus positionWhen performing the lotus position, it requires you to add one leg on top of the other. Which could be problematic for those with wooden legs.

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267結跏○坐結跏趺坐(けっかふざ)cross legsYour husband who has two wooden legs tries to cross his legs at a yoga session. Needless to say, after a lot of effort and embarrassment, he walks out before the session begins.

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268モウ○朧朦朧(もうろう)groggyA groggy, drunk bum wandering through the darkened streets under the moonlight.

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269ロウ朦○意識が朦朧(もうろう)とするhazyThough your memory is hazy, you faintly remember the huge, fleshy old dragon hurdling towards you just before you fainted.

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270はやす五人○子五人囃子(ごにんばやし)jeerThe kids gang around the smaller one and start jeering him by shouting miscellaneous things out of their mouths.

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271よじるハン登○登攀(とうはん)climbThe owner climbed to the top of the small mound, raised his hand, and threw the sheaves of food into the grove for his dog to chase.

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272かんぬきdoor boltThe door bolt is a bar you place across your gate to prevent intruders.

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273ヨウ慫○慫慂(しょうよう)inferYou want to let your feelings come gushing from your heart, but you settle with inferring your feelings with cards, flowers etcetera.

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274へつらう媚び○う媚び諂う(へつらう)suck up toTo suck up to your boss, who enjoys cooking, you buy him a mortar, wrap it up and write words of flattery on the card.

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275こびる○び諂う媚(こ)び諂うcurry favour withThe woman tried to curry favor with the chimpira by offering to shave his eyebrows for him.

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276しとねmattressFlowers causing too much irritation and itchiness to sleep on were the causes that led to the invention of the mattress.

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277オウ煩悶○悩煩悶懊悩(はんもんおうのう)vexedVexed is the state of mind when the core of your soul is hurting and you just can’t find a solution to your problems.

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278レンほうれんそうspinach leavesSpinach leaves are considered a flowery food of the rich, therefore the imperial orders are that they be served at every government gathering.

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279あこがれケイ憧○憧憬(どうけい)の眼差しdesireWhen it comes to scenery, desire is a state of mind many people hold. Stuck in their boring urban cities.

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280ドウ○哭慟哭(どうこく)griefWhen you’re in the state of mind grief, you don’t even have the will to move your body.

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281コク慟○慟哭(どうこく)wailThe dog with two mouths can wail twice as loud. Imagine how much that would annoy the neighbours.

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282真○真摯(しんし)に受け止めるearnestThe earnest look out for others: when you fall over, they’ll tenaciously grab your hand and pull you back up.

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283○報訃報(ふほう)に接するobituaryHarry Potter's obituary was just a few words long: 'Guy who killed Voldemort'. He was buried with his favourite magic wand that he used to perform all of his augury.

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284ギャク諧○諧謔(かいぎゃく)を弄するhumourHumour is often harmless, but if you go over the top, your words can tyrannise someone else.

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285ハイ○徊徘徊(はいかい)するprowlThe prowler goes around looking around for his next victim, with un-friendly actions in mind.

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286カイ徘○徘徊(はいかい)するroamModern day roaming: Going around the block many times, hoping for something exciting to happen.

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287禁○刑禁錮刑(きんこけい)imprisonedThe imprisoned criminal grew hardened due to the many years he spent behind the metal bars in the prison.

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288○意的恣意的(しいてき)arbitraryThe arbitrary person never has the heart to consider the next person over; they do only what benefits themselves.

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289タン絨○ペルシャ絨毯(じゅうたん)carpetCarpet made with synthetic fur would inflame every time a static spark was conducted.

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290まつげ付け○毛付け睫毛(つけまつげ)eyelashesWhen I accidentally whacked myself in the eye with the garden rake, I lost all of my eyelashes and partial vision.

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291生○生姜(しょうが)ginger rootA sheepish little girl ate a magical ginger root ... suddenly she could only talk like a sheep! Actually it was just sour, not magical, and it wore off quite fast.

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292く(る)、きた(る)、きた(す)、き(たす)、き(たる)
ライ、タイ来、に同じcome [old]A couple of lovers hiding in a tree, about to come on each other.

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293生○生麩(なまふ)、glutenHusbands who were fed up with old plain old barley, made gluten as a replacement to meat, so they could enjoy their vegan diet.

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294メン縮○縮緬(ちりめん)silk crepeIf you make your mask out of silk crepethread, your face will be in for a smooth, sensational experience.

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295かりデン、テン緬甸(ビルマ)羅甸語(ラテンご)burmaSeeing as Burma is a third world country, most of its inhabitants are bound up working in rice fields.

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296さぞ、○かし、嘸かし(さぞかし)I can just imagineI can just imagine how annoying it would be to have nothing, no food or water, to put into your mouth for a long time.

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297掬 すくう○い投げ掬い投げ(すくいなげ)scoopDig your fingers into the bottom of the rice cooker to scoop out the last crusts, bound up in squished pieces of rice.

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298うずくまるソン○踞蹲踞(そんきょ)crouchYou'll often find that revered old men have wooden legs, making it very hard for them to crouch.

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299ソウ喧○街中の喧噪(けんそう)noisyA noisy mouth haggling over the price of furniture.

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300ビン憐○憐憫(れんびん)feel sorry forAs you’re leaving the retirement home, you can’t help but feel sorry for the people in there when you see the sentence crested on the gate: ‘Please keep shut to prevent escapees’.

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301いさかい○い諍い(いさかい)が絶えないbickerYou shout out some words and bicker as the vulture tries to steal your rake from you while collecting the leaves.

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302ちりばめるロウ、ル○める、彫心○骨鏤(ちりば)める、彫心鏤骨(ちょうしんるこつ)studdedWe all know the deal, your housewife wants a gold, diamond-studded ring for Christmas and that’s all.

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303辺に同じ海○海邊(うみべ)environs [old]As oneself takes the wrong road home, they lose their direction, and as they struggle to walk in the dark, stumble into an unfilled hole; being forced to spend the night enduring the might of the environs. They freeze to death.

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304しわい、おしむリン○でない、○嗇吝(やぶさ)かでない、吝嗇(りんしょく)cheapA cheap person will open their mouth and spit out as many sentences as necessary to get the price bumped down.

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305やぶさ(か)、おし(む)
ショク吝○吝嗇(りんしょく)stingyA stingy person sits in mediation at a public toilet and ponders all the times he’s stolen toilet paper from public toilets to save money.

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306あつらえる○える、お○え向き誂(あつら)える、お誂(あつら)え向きidealThe ideal situation would be that a fortuneteller’s words actually did portend the future.

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307ジョ○情抒情(じょじょう)lyricsBeforehand, you could slap your fingers on the frets and get some good lyrics going straight away. These days, the lyrics have all dried up.

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308うつむく、うつぶせ○く、○角俯(うつむ)く、俯角(ふかく)、hang head in shameMr.Thung his head in shame when it was announced that he had an affair with an intern during his term in the municipality.

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309タツ炬○炬燵(こたつ)kotatsuThe accomplished come home to a nice, warm kotatsu; and the poor come home to a dank, semi-warm fire-place

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310いぶす、クン○製、燻製(くんせい)smoke outYou need a lot of fire (two fires) to smoke out a heavy bear. Even better, just leave it be.

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311しなやかジョウ余韻○○余韻嫋嫋(よいんじょうじょう)elegantThe most elegant women are also generally the weakest women. Breaking out in tears at a sad story,broken nail etc.

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312つるケイ○攣痙攣(けいれん)crampsCramps are a sickness you experience you if you spend too much time working down in the sewers, breathing in the noxious air.

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313レン痙○痙攣(けいれん)stiffnessYou can try and look tough by hushing up when you get stiffness in your hand, however most people will let out a small whimper.

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314バツ旱○旱魃(かんばつ)dry spellYou know that as soon as a ghostof a possessed dog appear that the country is in for a dry spell coming summer.

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315かいがねコウ肩○骨肩胛骨(けんこうこつ)shoulder bladeYour flesh shields your shoulder blade from harm, and roots your arm and shoulder together.

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316はりシン○灸鍼灸(しんきゅう)acupunctureThe acupuncture, far from relaxing, feels like a march of metal spears into your skin, as you scream from your mouth.

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317なた大○大鉈(おおなた)をふるうmacheteA metal knife poachers often use to kill snakes

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318カイ○逅邂逅(かいこう)chance encounterAs the story unravels, the two main characters meet on an obscure country road by a chance encounter. From here, the plot thickens.

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319コウ邂○邂逅(かいこう)run intoOn your way to work, you run into the empress on the side of the road, her limousine broken down. You give her a loud, long, pretentious toot.

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320からめる雁字○め雁字搦め(がんじがらめ)roundabout approachThe Yakuza have no use for roundabout approaches. If they want to get someone talking, they’ll attack the fingers, one of the weakest parts of your body.

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321えら○呼吸鰓呼吸(えらこきゅう)gillsFish use their gills to get oxygen for their brain and heart.

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322ビン不○不愍(ふびん)empathise withWhen electing a leader, the people tend to like a taskmaster with some heart, who can empathise with people.

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323キョ急○急遽(きゅうきょ)hastilyThe tiger and sow hastily sprint down the road to get their sabers and make it back for their 12:30 performance of the pirate drama.

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324ながしめ、み(る)
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325すえる○える饐える(すえる)spoilIf you leave even the takeaway box open with even just one small piece of food left, you can bet it’ll spoil overnight.

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326かかる○患罹患(りかん)get sickGetting sick leaves you with a lot of time to eye over the world from your bed and ponder what to do with your life.

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327さらうカク掻っ○う、一○千金掻っ攫う(かっさらう)、一攫千金(いっかくせんきん)snatch upThe pirates attack the vessel and snatch up all of the golden-eye jewels with their fingers.

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328しらみ毛○毛虱(けじらみ)liceGnats kick the crap out of lice. While lice can't even fly in half a wind, the gnats are storming through hurricanes and cyclones.

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329だに、しらみ○潰ししらみつぶしに捜すlouseLice are insects that travel in pairs, sticking their hookshaped needles into your skin and riding with you to the next victim.

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330えぐる、くる、○り貫く刳り貫く(くりぬく)hollow outThe samurai boasts about how he hollowed out his opponent's insides with one simple stroke of his saber

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331ガン○燈龕燈(がんどう)Buddhist alcoveBuddhists respect the life of all beings, the Buddhist alcove is where the ghosts of dragons past, meet

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332スイ抜○抜萃(ばっすい)excerptThe graduate walked up on stage, accepted his bouquet of flowers and poet of the year award, and then gave an excerpt of his latest poem in appreciation. The speech lasted 15 minutes.

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333スイ○臓膵臓(すいぞう)pancreasThe scientist stands up and gives an excerpt of his research into how the pancreas interacts with other parts of the body. The fifth graders are less then enthralled.

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334おぞましいカン精○精悍(せいかん)な顔つきhorrorImagine the state of mind of the farmer when he hears dry weather is coming – pure horror.

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335ふじトウ○椅子籐椅子(とういす)rattanRattan is a type of bamboo used to make furniture etcetera; it grows on wisteria trees right next to the flowers.

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336わらう○う嗤う(わらう)pretentious laughThe insects hovering gave a pretentious laugh from their mouths as they watched the landslide beneath.

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337カン○漑灌漑(かんがい)souse [old]Even in the old days, a wetPegasus was still a dead Pegasus.

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338つぼみライ○む蕾む(つぼむ)flower budAfter the violent, unnatural thunderstorm, the flowers developed flower buds at an uneery speed. What kind of vitamin did the rain contain?

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339ついにキョウ畢○畢竟(ひっきょう)finallyThat annoying SOUND from our living room has FINALLY stopped, as if the SOUND had just WALKED right out the door.

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340フウ○刺諷刺(ふうし)satire“Satire is words full of wind, all stupidity and no substance.” says the politician.

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341さそりカツ○座蠍座(さそりざ)scorpiusLacking food for days, the Muchacho picks up a scorpius-insect (scorpion) off the ground and eats it.

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342にえ生○生贄(いけにえ)human sacrificeThe human sacrifice was very tenacious in his attempts to escape, and even tried to use money to bribe himself out, all to no avail.

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343ひらたいヘン○桃腺扁桃腺(へんとうせん)vertically flatComic books are vertically flat objects.

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344リン、ロ棕○棕櫚(しゅろ)hemp palmHemp palm trees are usually found at village entrances as they're green all year around and give the village a Hollywood feel

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345ろく○に碌に(ろくに)見ないhardlyRocks and ricehardly share any mutual characteristics

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346タン絨○絨緞(じゅうたん)stage curtainStage curtains are thick and durable, to prevent people seeing the stage. Therefore, they must be made from the highest-grade thread.

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347花○園芸花卉園芸(かきえんげい)flowering plantTwo hands hold ten flowering plants, trying to sell them to passerbys.

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348○菜蔬菜(そさい)greens (vegetables)This particular transcript documents the health benefits between eating greens and other flowery vegetables.

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349当に同じhit [old]After the tractor accidentally hit the outhouse, it went flying into the nearby rice field, covering the occupant in a thick coat of excrement.

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350トウ○螂蟷螂(かまきり、とうろう)praying mantisNever hit a praying mantis; their name may make them sound like a peaceful insect, but they'll knock you back if you agitate them.

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351ほとばしる○り出る迸り出る(ほとばしりでる)gush outPeople come gushing out onto the roads, puzzled by the water gushing out of the cracks in the road. Perhaps some sort of puzzle.

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352インyin dynastyIn the Yin Dynasty, nobody was using missiles. It was all sticks and stones back then.

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353イン○懃無礼慇懃無礼(いんぎんぶれい)cordialPeople living in the Yin Dynasty hardened by the brutal rule of feudalism, had no hearts, and were anything but cordial.

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354ギン慇○無礼慇懃無礼(いんぎんぶれい)amicableThe amicable are diligent at everything they do and always put their heart into it. Note the extra stroke in the cabbage primitive.

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355テン○刻篆刻(てんこく)seal engravingBamboo is mutually as useless for seal engraving as a sow is for pulling carts.

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356ソン○度忖度(そんたく)surmiseIt’s hard to surmise one’s state of mind if their mouth is glued shut.

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357いななく○き起こる嘶き(いななき)neighA horse opens its mouth and neighs about the person sitting on its back here.

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358カン○計奸計(かんけい)villainousA woman who is dry is villainous. Interpret that as you like.

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359カン○腸浣腸(かんちょう)enemaAn enema is the perfect way to get the ‘waters’ flowing.

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360なげうつテキ乾坤一○乾坤一擲(けんこんいってき)hurlYou wrap your fingers around the fist-sized stone and hurl it into the face of your opponent. You know, as a courtesy

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361からいカン○水鹹水(かんすい)saltyAfter all the salt mines dry up, the people go on marches to demand rock salt to stick in their mouth. They don’t want none of that sea salt crap.

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362テツ途○もない途轍もない(とてつもない)wheel tracksThink of a toy car set. If you don't remove the cars that have broken down on the electric wheel tracks, the cars behind it will smash right into it.

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363いがむガイ○み合うlock horns (argue)People who can’t keep their mouth shout often lock horns all day until the sun passes under the horizon.

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364まげ大銀杏○大銀杏髷(おおいちょうまげ)topknotA topknot was used in the samurai days. They put their hair in a special shape and then bend it back onto itself

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365ほうけるモウ○碌耄碌(もうろく)senileSenile old men living by themselves eventually stop trekking out of the house, stop getting haircuts, and let their fur grow freely over their body.

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366ジャ○香麝香(じゃこう)muskDeer are often shot for their musk.

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367ジョウ○舌饒舌(じょうぜつ)talkativeIt’s serendipity that eating and drinking can produce talkativeness.

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368とてもvery veryTo fall in a hole in a road is very unlikely, and very very unlucky.

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369やじりぞく石○石鏃(せきぞく)head of an arrowThe head of an arrow is the most important part of the arrow, and therefore the tribes take great care crafting the metal points.

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370うわぐすりユウ○薬釉薬(ゆうやく)glazeGlaze is made from the secretion of a special type of root. The roots are so large that they leave a noticeable track when they are uprooted.

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371しゃちほこ○張る鯱張る(しゃちこばる)killer whaleThe killer whale is a fish with a undeserved reputation. People say it is like a tiger stalking pray and killing people indiscriminately. However they are gentle animals, more like tony the tiger than this kind

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372てらうゲン女○、○学者女衒(ぜげん)、衒学者(げんがくしゃ)show offThe mysterious man dressed in white cotton turns on his Michael Jackson greatest hits tape and starts showing offon the boulevard.

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373すかす宥め○す宥め賺す(なだめすかす)coaxA hand over of money concurrently with a wink of the eye will coax anyone into anything.

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374みそぎ○祓禊祓(みそぎはらえ)ablutionReligious followers make the pledge to travel to the altar every year for their ablutions.

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375きたない、けがす○れのない穢(けが)れのないdisgracedThe end of year party ended in disgrace when it became clear that all the wheat had been harvested early and nothing remained for the event.

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376くびる○死縊死(いし)hangingHanging yourself by a thread is to no one’s benefit.

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377へらペイ靴○、竹○返し靴箆(くつべら)、竹箆返し(しっぺがえし)spatula [old]Compared to the other evil villains, practically no one hesitated when it came to the bamboo-spatula wielding chef-o-tron.

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378てこチョウ金○、変○りん金梃(かなてこ)、変梃りん(へんてこりん)な、leverThe mental patient was dragged into the courts using a wooden lever.

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379○屓贔屓(ひいき)favouritismThose with lots of money will always be shown favouritism.

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380贔○贔屓(ひいき)partialityWave a flag and thrown around some money, and everyone will become partial to you.

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381まがきヒチ、ヒツ○篥篳篥(ひちりき)hichirikiIf you construct your Hichiriki out of bamboo, you must remember to soak it lastly, otherwise the bamboo will be too brittle.

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382リキ、リツ、リチ
篳○篳篥(ひちりき)hichiriki fluteThe two must common materials a hichiriki flute is made from: chestnut wood and bamboo.

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383recentlyIf you see a pothole in a road, just let it be. Let someone else fill it in.

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384○毘、曼○羅荼毘(だび)にふす、曼荼羅(まんだら)weedToo many flowers and weeds will start to appear.

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385ショク玉○黍玉蜀黍(とうもろこし)cornInsects burrow under the husks of corn to lay their eggs. Imaging ripping off the husk bounding the insects in, and having it rocket out, flying straight out into your eye.

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386はなひる○るsneezeWhile attending to his crowned master on the throne, the servant accidentally sneezed into the open mouth of his samurai superior. Needless to say, this got him banished to working the rice fields, and a rough elbow to the face, which took many months to mend.

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387かもじhairpieceScorpions, while some consider them stylish, are very dangerous to use as hairpieces.

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388すすぐソウ含○含嗽(うがい)gargle in your mouthShove a bunch of pills in your mouth, tilt your head back like you’re yawning and gargle away.

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389トウ自然○汰自然淘汰(しぜんとうた)natural selectionIf water leaks from the pottery, it’s naturally, selected for disposal.

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390バク○布瀑布(ばくふ)cascadeThe amazing cascades shoot out water in a great outburst far more than a typical waterfall. It's almost like an explosion of water.

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391コウ○進亢進(こうしん)burgeonYour top hat gets caught in the burgeoning wind and is sucked into the spiraling tornado.

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392ドウ○猛獰猛(どうもう)ferociousWild dogs can be rather ferocious animals.

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393なめす、なめし○革鞣革(なめしがわ)tanWhen you tan soft leather (decomposing skin) with potent industrial poisons, it takesa hardened form.

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394○語齟齬(そご)discrepancyDuring the heated discrepancy, the man pushes his partner into a shelf, knocking out her tooth.

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395サク○裂炸裂(さくれつ)explosive materialExplosive material is used to create fire bombs.

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396○翠翡翠(ひすい)jadeJade is a hard type of rock, completely un-like soft feathers.

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397たたずむチョ○立佇立(ちょりつ)home quartersMr. T’s home quarters are nothing more than a few cardboard boxes nailed together. He shouldn’t have blown all his money on that gold jewellery.

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398ふか○鰭鱶鰭(ふかひれ)giant sharkFoster a fish well enough and he might grow up into a giant shark.

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399かめ、もたい酒○酒甕(さかがめ)jugIf you hug a wet clay tile into a round shape, a jug is created.

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400サイ○子骰子(さいころ)diceDice are little bone-like cubes that you end up chucking like missiles at your opponent after you lose the game.

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401カン浩○浩瀚(こうかん)voluminousQuills require a voluminous amount of watery ink.

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402トウ不○不屈不撓不屈(ふとうふくつ)bentIt was serendipity when you bent your finger in the car door.

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403おごるシャ華○華奢(きゃしゃ)treatEveryone can use the love doll. Here we see even a St. Bernard riding the love doll, getting a treat.

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404おごるキョウ○慢驕慢(きょうまん)pompousFor all those pompous soldiers who ride their poor horses gallantly into war, it is the horses who go to heaven high, and not necessarily the soldiers.

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405かれる○渇涸渇(こかつ)dry upHardening is the result of something drying up and losing its moisture (water).

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406ガイ敵○心敵愾心(てきがいしん)hostileThe state of mind of one who has a lack of team spirit is generally hostile and self-centred.

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407つば○迫り合い鍔迫り合い(つばぜりあい)sword guardThe sword guard should be made of metal and hang from your chin, for easy reach in times of need.

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408そねむサイ○疑心猜疑心(さいぎしん)paranoidIf you look out your window and see a big pack of wild dogs howling at a blue moon, you might get a bit paranoid when you go outside.

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409すたれるタイ衰○衰頽(すいたい)toppleA head of wheat can easily be toppled by a strong wind.

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410依○贔屓依怙贔屓(えこひいき)inclinationOld people are often in the state of mind of inclining towards people who share similar views.

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411ショウ○南湘南(しょうなん)の海Shonan provinceShonan province is where the waters of the west and the east inter-combine.

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412やくヤク植物の名前antherThe anther is the part of the flower, in particular the dandelion, that you look at while making your promise, before blowing it apart.

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413みさご魚類を餌とするタカospreyAs this character implies, the osprey is a bird with a generously sized chin.

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414彿フツ彷○彷彿(ほうふつ)とさせるresemblingToday’s world is all about going for the money. Only a scrap resembling moral consideration remains.

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415むしる草○り草毟り(くさむしり)pluck outI have too much fur growing all over me. I think I'll have to pluck out a few of them at a time until I look less furry.

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416アク○齪齷齪(あくせく)fretThe bully smashes out the little kid’s teeth and chucks them up onto the school roof. Unsurprisingly, the little kid began to fret.

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417セク齷○齷齪(あくせく)fussedIf you had your teethed kicked out by someone’s leg, you’d have good reason to fuss.

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418ボウ○胱膀胱(ぼうこう)human bladderThe human bladder is a part of the body that is not on the left nor the right side of the body, but directly in the centre.

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419○余曲折紆余曲折(うよきょくせつ)complicationIf thread dries too much in the production process, this can present many complications, such as snapping upon first use.

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420くわえる○えこむ咥(くわ)えこむstuffed mouthJust as climax, I give her a stuffed mouth, so she holds it there in her mouth.

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421○牛蝸牛(かたつむり)snailUndeniably the most beautiful insect on the planet, absorbingsustenance through its skin pores, eradicating the need for a jaw.

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422カササギ鳥の名前magpieA long time ago, a crow flew into a bucket of white paint, and thus the magpie bird was born.

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423いずれ○れにしても孰(いず)れにしてもsooner or laterThe receiver and fat round boy come from their cram school session. Sooner or later, the fat round boy must realize that the tall receiver boy would have a much brighter future in sports than him.

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424○蚣むかでcentipedeWith their excessive amount of limbs, centipedes are insects that can easily give you a hand (canned laughter).

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425コウ、ショウむかでmillipedeMillipedes are insects that are in constant retreat from the public eye. With their eccentric amount of legs, they are very self-conscious.

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426あられ雨○雨霰(あめあられ)hail stoneThe hail stones scattered like rain over the scrambling people, crushing them with their weight.

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427ウン阿○の呼吸阿吽(あうん)の呼吸(こきゅう)on the same wavelengthThe cow looks at you with its mouth wide open, and gestures towards the grass on your side of the fence. You pick some of the grass and feed it to him gently. He nods his head in appreciation and you nod your head back, you’re both on the same wavelength.

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428ヘキ青天の○靂青天(せいてん)の霹靂(へきれき)thunderclapFirst comes the rain, then the thunderclap, then the ketchup spilling from the falling plane.

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429レキ青天の霹○青天の霹靂(へきれき)out of the blueIt was forecasted as a beautiful day. The curriculum set, the baseball game was planned. Just as the first ball was pitched, out of the blue, a 10-tonne rain crescended down from the heavens, crushing every runner and fielder in its almighty path.

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430もたげるタイ頭を○げる頭を擡(もた)げるlift your headThe fat king who lounges upon his pedestal above the people, is so lazy that he requires a servant to wrench their fingers under his chin and lift his head.

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431わきエキ○下腋下(えきか)underarmsThe underarm is a piece of flesh so feared that one can only bare it during the night.

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432ドウ○喝恫喝(どうかつ)coerceCoercing people into doing things leaves you with the same expanded-ego state of mind every time.

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433たでリョウ○食う虫も好き好き蓼(たで)食う虫も好き好き(すきずき)water pepperA little known fact; the only thing an albatross will eat is the flower of the water pepper tree.

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434ロ、リュウ柘○柘榴(ざくろ)pomegranateThe pomegranate tree is hollow, and children who pick the fruit from the tall branches often fall into its deep abyss, detained for life.

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435もがく○く踠く(もがく)struggleThe wooden leg was sent to the wrong address, and the one legged man struggled hopping around the neighbourhood looking for it.

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436こま○落とし齣落とし(こまおとし)frameMake a frame ofteeth to put around your poster of Japanese phrases.

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437ひなびるヒ、辺○辺鄙(へんぴ)countrysideWilly Wonka was a young countryside yodel who escaped the hillbilly life, made his own company and constructed city walls around it.

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438ます一斗○一斗枡(いっとます)measuring containerA wooden measuring box is referred to as a measuring container.

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439ホウ自殺○助自殺幇助(じさつほうじょ)accessoryWhen you removed the seal from the wrapping of the towel and passed it to the murderer, you sealed your fate as an accessory to the crime.

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440バク○進ばくしんboltHorses hate graveyards, if you take them near one they’ll get spooked and bolt off.

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441イン○滅湮滅(いんめつ)dispose ofTo dispose of the evidence, you can either send it up in smoke, or dump it into a body of water.

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442ハッ○酵醗酵(はっこう)fermentYou can be certain a bottle of whiskey has fermented when the lid pops off and the whiskey starts discharging out.

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443まさかりエツmasakari axeThe angry parade of mobsters stormed down the street carrying metal hooks and masakari axes.

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444かわす身を○す身を躱す(みをかわす)dodgeYou are in a fight with somebody and your back against a tree. You quickly dodge your opponent's fist that slams into the tree behind you with such force splinters fly.

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445○章徽章(きしょう)badgeIn The Lord of the Badge, a group of young hobbits go on an epic trek to destroy the dreaded yarn badge that controls middle-eastern earth.

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446トク冒○冒涜(ぼうとく)read [old]A famous samurai takes up poetry and sells copies for four dollars each. Due to his fame, everybody is keen to read his words

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447覿テキ効果○面効果覿面(こうかてきめん)effectiveReading is an effective skill of interpreting information through seeing.

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448みなぎる○る漲(みなぎ)るoverbrimA lengthening water level will result in overbrimming (overflow).

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449たしなめる○める窘(たしな)めるreproveThe graveyard owner pushed the old boy into the hole he had dug; in order to reprove all the shoddy digging he’d been doing lately

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450マン憤○憤懣(ふんまん)indignationOne who has a heart full of indignation will lead an unhappy life.

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451忿フン○怒忿怒(ふんぬ)frustrationPart of every heart is filled with frustration.

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452かえす○化孵化(ふか)するhatchThe eggs were hatched by a fledging bird because it's parents ran off and he was left to take care of the eggs. Poor fledgling.

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453ロク弥○菩薩弥勒菩薩(みろくぼさつ)Buddha guyThe Buddha was a reverent and spiritually powerful man. He never harmed another fellow sentient creature, and certainly never used leather.

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454たぶらかす女○し女誑し(おんなたらし)deceiveThe words of a lunatic are deceiving whether they’re trying or not.

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455ねじる○り○り捩り捩り(すじりもじり)torqueTo apply torque to a screwdriver you have to use your hand and keep returning it to the same position over and over.

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456谿たにケイ○谷、、○水谿谷(けいこく)、谿水(けいすい)mountain stream [alternate]The large vulture emerges from its cocoon at the bottom of the mountain stream, and begins to taunt the nearby valley.

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457切○琢磨切磋琢磨(せっさたくま)friendly competitionThe two top students were so equal that there was no distinction between them. The students breached their friendly competition and started throwing rocks at each other.

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458ヒョウ○々と飄々と(ひょうひょうと)floatThe ballot papers were caught in the wind and floated high in the sky. Bush ''won'' the next day.

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459たから宝に同じtreasure [old]In your house, you have your treasuredcans of jewels and money that you've tucked away over the years.

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460ともbow wrist bandThe bow wrist band was a third class piece of thick leather, which prevented the bow string from hitting the bowman’s left hand after released.

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461あし、あしおとキョウsound of foot stepsMaking loud steps with your legs on an abandoned street to freak out the person in front of you is a craft of the mediocre.

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462はるかヨウ○○と遙遙と(はるばると)far off [old]Story for old condor: In the olden days, condors were poached for the canned flesh trade. On the long, long road through the desert, far off you can see a condor flying...

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463ショウ○遥逍遥(しょうよう)ramble (stroll)You ramble down the road, and light some sparks on the way. You’re an arsonist.

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464ガク侃々○○侃々諤々(かんかんがくがく)rowdy argumentWords generally stream out of your chin during a rowdy argument.

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465スイ○道隧道(すいどう、ずいどう)tunnelA tunnel was built in order to consummate a perfect road leading to the pinnacle.

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466かい、けいワイ;ア、アイ、エ、ワ
布○布哇(ハワイ)HawaiiWhen you arrive in Hawaii, girls wearing vine necklaces shout “Aloha” from their mouths in the terminal.

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467バン○踞蟠踞(ばんきょ)concernWhen the fat mosquito had its turn at sucking some blood, all of the insect’s concerns vanished.

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468ただす聞き○す聞き糺す(ききただす)probeThe investigators probed the mystery of whether the girl was hanged by thread or by a hook.

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469コウ○矢嚆矢(こうし)the firstTall flowers are always the first to be picked and eaten.

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470ショウ濫○濫觴(らんしょう)conceptionApplying pressure to wounds on an angle was not conceived until very recently in history.

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471かけひ、かけいconduitConduits are open bamboo pipes that stick out of the ground; so you can see them perfectly well when you trip over them.

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472うぐいJapanese daceThe Japanese dace is a fish that can turn into a frog when the need arises.

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473からたちクンGoji berryThe trees of the Goji berry all have a single phrase etched onto it: 休憩中、五時に戻ってくれ。

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474○憂杞憂(きゆう)WolfberryWhile you’re picking Wolfberries off the tree, a snake springs out of the owl hole.

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475ふご、もっこdustpanAfter you've come (参) all over the dustpan, you have to empty it in the field

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476エン○脂臙脂(えんじ)dark redUnderneath its blue feathers, the swallow’s flesh is actually dark red.

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477いぼユウ、○蛙、疣蛙(いぼがえる)、wartWarts are a sickness that people understandably try to keep private.

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478かわやトイレのことtoiletWhen you are hanging on a cliff and you feel like going to the toilet you don't really have a choice: you ignore the rules and do it the way you are!

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479とぐろ、にな○局蜷局(とぐろ)、蜷川幸雄(舞台監督)cerithCeriths (a type of sea-snail) are insects bound up in a shell.

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480ホウ○瘡疱瘡(ほうそう)blisterBlisters are a sickness that forces you to wrap yourself in band-aids.

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481○粒顆粒(かりゅう)granuleBefore you can granulate a fruit to make flavouring, you need to remove the head. To avoid mixing the stalk of an apple, for example.

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482チュウ○殺、天○誅殺(ちゅうさつ)、天誅(てんちゅう)が下るpunishmentThe prisoner said his last words before his punishment was completed; the blade swiftly came down and a fountain of vermilion squirted out.

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483○幄帷幄(いあく)metal vestMetal vests provide far more protection from attack than padded towels made from turkey feathers.

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484あう、あえる○え衣虀え衣(あえごろも)dressedTop primitive = hooligan: One of those hooligans from A clockwork orange, wearing his tophat, a shirt with a ‘Y’ on it (his family name), and holding a dagger, ready to rob some homeless guy. Despite their colourful pastimes, hooligans are very poor people, only able to afford green onions, dressed in vinegar or salty water.

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485にれelm treeThe koo-koo butcher lived in the elm tree at the head of elm street.

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486奢○奢侈(しゃし)lavishnessMr.T lives in complete lavishness, owning many things that he doesn’t need, like gold chains.

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487つくり餅○き餅搗き(もちつき)pound riceOn the islands of Ryukyu, it is common practice to pound rice with bare fists and fingers, as oppose to the mortar used on the mainland.

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488ロウ頑迷固○頑迷固陋(がんめいころう)narrow-mindedThe cult of the pinnacle expanded their numbers by hooking in the narrow minded third class with the offer of a free meal and place to sleep.

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489シュ、ジュ黒○子黒繻子(くろじゅす)、繻子(しゅす)satin Satin is a heavily demanded thread in Japan.

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490エン○然嫣然(えんぜん)とほほえむcaptivatingThe woman gave off her trademark little captivating smile before hitting the pillow and reaching her life’s end.

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491○宜禰宜(ねぎ)altar boyThe altar boy is the one that needs to clean up the altar after the priest just let it be in the state that it was.

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492よろめく○踉めく蹌踉めく(よろめく)staggerThe disabled man staggered along wearing the cheap wooden leg he bought from the shady godown.

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493よろめく蹌○めく蹌踉めく(よろめく)totterEven with a really good wooden leg, it’s hard not to totter.

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494つんざくヘキ○く、○頭劈く(つんざく)、劈頭(へきとう)the beginningIn the beginning of the film industry, ketchup on daggers was about the best special effects you could get.

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495○魚の誤り魯魚の誤り(ろぎょのあやまり)RussiaRussians go fishing every day, under the sunny Siberian sky.

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496噤 つぐむ○む口を噤む(つぐむ)shut upThe school prohibited students opening their mouths, therefore they were forced to shut up.

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497はじかみ生○しょうがgingerA flower and a tad of ginger sprinkled on the top of your waffle pile, how lovely.

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498コウ玉石混○玉石混淆(ぎょくせきこんこう)mixtureThe mixture of chocolate powder and water make a tasty afternoon snack.

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499トウ蕗の○蕗の薹(ふきのとう)seed podWhen a seedpod sprouts up above the grass, it's like it lifts its head up in glory as a flower. It's such an amazing event that in the old days, they would put it up on a pedestal to worship it.

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500ライ蓬○羊歯蓬莱羊歯(ほうらいしだ)goosefootThe Goosefoot is a tough little flower that just keeps on coming up through the dirt, no matter what the climate.

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501ひつ米○米櫃(こめびつ)rice containerThe little wooden box that houses the Japanese’ precious rice.

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502むしろエン針の○針の莚(はりのむしろ)straw matStraw mats with interlaced bamboo have a prolonged life-span.

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503うそ川○川獺(かわうそ)otterOtters and wild dogs are trustworthy animals; they have a strong social bond and never leave a friend behind.

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504ケン○介固陋狷介固陋(けんかいころう)unyieldingWild dogs are unyielding in their quest for flesh to fill their mouths.

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505不○奔放不羈奔放(ふきほんぽう)free-spiritedUsing leather is nothing but an insult to the free-spirited cow, and all those who have a conscious.

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506ハク琥○琥珀(こはく)amberA bus is stopped at some traffic lights in Japan. Inside, King Henry VIII and Barry White are arguing over whether the lights are yellow or amber.

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507ソウ悲○悲愴(ひそう)sorrowfulThe state of mind of the mischievous little kid who was shut in the godown for a week.

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508よる、より、紙○り紙縒り(こより)、縒りをもどすtwist threadTwisting thread is distinctly easier than twisting string, rope etc.

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509キョ暗○暗渠(あんきょ)drainage ditchAfter the drainage ditch overflowed, the people gathered at the top of a tree to avoid the gigantic flow of water.

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510ヨウ○折夭折(ようせつ)early deathIf you don’t attend to your saplings, giving them water, sunlight etc, they’ll die an early death.

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511ネイ泥○泥濘(でいねい)、ぬかるみwet roadIt’s polite to at least wait until the floodwater has passed before traveling on a wet road.

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512いましめ、やわら(ぐ)、ああ、わら(う)キ、イ笑い声のことexultGather around and rejoice, glugging down wine by the mouthful in exultation.

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513ひろいコウ広、に同じspacious [old]The cavern refugees draw signs of the tiger in the spaciouscave to intimidate their pursuers.

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514あぶるシャ火○り火炙り(ひあぶり)roasted on fireHuman flesh roasted on fire tastes delicious.

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515みはるドウ○目瞠目(どうもく)eye-openerThe students stood back with wide-open eyes as the hall collapsed in front of them, over packed with children.

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516コク燕雀鴻○燕雀鴻鵠(えんじゃくこうこく)key pointThe key point of the mass was when the priest read from the book of revelation, and doves and other birds came flying into the church.

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517たもとベイ○を分かつ袂を分かつ(たもとをわかつ)droopy sleevesCut the droopy sleeves off your traditional Japanese cloak with a guillotine.

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518ケン天○天譴(てんけん)reprimandYour were reprimanded for your offensive words around the office, and avoidance of dispatch jobs.

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519てんまど、 まど、 けむだしソウ、 スwindow (primitive)Pictograph of a broken window. Alternatively: A man leaves his box of noodles on the windowsill with his tophat.

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520ソウ○明聰明(そうめい)attentivePsychiatrists are attentive with their ears and can see into the window of their patient's heart.

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521うつお(う)、うるお(い)テンequal treatmentThe fortuneteller sees rain clouds and fierce waters ahead in your life, you’re not in for much equal treatment.

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522うば、おうなvenerable old womanThe venerable old woman was a profound lady indeed.

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523無○無辜(むこ)innocentThe innocent old woman bit into her sandwich, unknowing that a spicy hot pepper was hidden inside; the son was trying to grab the inheritance early.

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524はな○垂れ小僧洟垂れ小僧(はなたれこぞう)snotEbisu, the fat fishing god, falls into the water and stands shivering on the rocks, snot streaming from his nose, as the other fisherman laugh at him.

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525うまやキュウ○舎厩舎(きゅうしゃ)stablePreviously, the stable was placed at the bottom of the cliff, until a boulder fell from the top.

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526エン○豆まめ豌豆まめ(えんどうまめ)peaThe pea is a small green bean whose address is squarely in the pumpkin and corn soup.

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527しこり、しこる○疾痼疾(こしつ)chronic illnessIf you’re gonna last a chronic illness, you have to harden up and tough out the sickness.

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528とりこ○虜俘虜(ふりょ)収容所POWMr.T, a POW after serving in the Vietnam war, finds a fallen nest in the yard, and trains the fledglings until they grow strong enough to fly him over the fences.

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529北海道の地名Goyoumai VillageI was once the King of Hokkaido’s Goyoumai village.

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530マイ、バイ、ボウ、モウ
北海道の地名fine jadeIt’s always a risk whether the jewel you’re holding is a fine piece of jade, or just a cheap rip-off.

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531ぶよ、ぶゆブユ科の昆虫black flyThe black fly is an insect that likes to dig in its pincers and suck out your insides (blood).

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532シン○酌斟酌(しんしゃく)considerate of othersDuring the food shortage, it was a tremendous sign of consideration to take less than your measuring cup of grain, leaving more for others.

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533すすき、のぎボウ光○、○果光芒(こうぼう)、芒果(マンゴー)mangoWhen the flowers growing around the mango become deceased, you know the Mango is ripe.

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534ヨウ○役徭役(ようえき)forced labourThe Russians were condemned to forced labour, pulling heaving columns and building roads while the condors loomed above in the icy air.

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535○門役所の意味consular officeI work at the consular office on the boulevard where there are 5 guarded entrances.

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536すすむシン中国の春秋時代の国名progress [old]To make progress in the marathon, you lift your two elbows in front of your eyes to block the sun.

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537ボウ牛○牛蒡(ごぼう)BurdockFlowers grow from every side and facet of the Burdock plant.

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538きくチョウ聴、に同じlisten [old]A king must use his ears to listen, be able to see to 10 different matters at a time, and catch the heart of those scrounging on the ground below him.

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539やくしょチョウ、テイgovernment office [old]The aim of the cavemen-like worker in the Government office is to not listen as much as possible. He is paid to ignore matters and assure the public things will be attended to.

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540よだれゼン垂○垂涎(すいぜん)droolIf the preparation of dinner is prolonged, watery drool will begin to fall from your mouth.

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541キンpound (lb)One pulls out an axe and trims the fat around the mouth to reduce pounds.

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542ホウ磅礴磅礴(ほうはく)するpound (£)The first pound was nothing but a shined rock pulled off the side of the road.

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543くくむ、くつわガンhold in the mouthThe rich people on this boulevard has so much gold, they’re holding it in their mouths as toothpicks.

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544ゴウ揮○揮毫(きごう)just a little bitThe man removed his top hat and crown which were holding his hair bundle in place, and when the fur came tumbling down over his mouth, he told the hairdresser: “take off just a little bit.”

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545もみ木の種類Momi FirThe Momi Fir is a tree that is always accompanied by cold weather and dark green leaves.

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546ひらめ魚の種類flounderThe flounder is an even, flat fish.

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547いたち動物の種類weaselA weasel sprouts up out of its burrow and catches a mouse passing by.

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548あしなえ○行跛行(はこう)limpIf your wooden leg starts digging into your pelt (skin), then you’d probably start limping.

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549のろう呪○呪詛(じゅそ)evil chantThe witch whispered her words of an evil chant, and the next day a shelf mysteriously fell over and killed the poor boy.

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550けしかけるソウ指○指嗾(しそう)inciteThe zealous leader opened his mouth and incited the tribe to leave the forest so they could cut it down and make wood.

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551さざなみレン○音漣音(れんおん)rippleAs the ripples travel through water, they take along with them all the stored up energy, passing from one ripple to the next.

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552カン○馬駻馬(かんば)untamed horseAn untamed horse struggles to stay alive during dry weather.

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553コウ○去薨去(こうきょ)royal deathThe royal death took place while the Queen was dreaming.

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554ざんするザン○言讒言(ざんげん)defamationWild rabbits do not appreciate the word ‘pest’ being used to describe them;nothing but biased defamation.

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555なう○い交ぜにする綯い交ぜにする(ないまぜにする)make ropeIf you make rope from threads of pottery, you’ll have a lawsuit on your hands.

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556もりharpoonGrab a harpoonist’s tongue and cut it off with a metal knife.

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557あおる○る呷る(あおる)gulpThe soldiers shed their armour, gather together in a merry dance and gulp down a pint of porter together, overflowing from their mouths.

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558ねやケイ○秀閨秀(けいしゅう)bedroomThe couple enters the gates to their new home, and when they enter the bedroom, they find a vine on their bed, yet to be christened.

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559おかロウ○断壟断(ろうだん)take for one’s selfThe dragon took all the land for himself, if he came across anyone else, he’d breath fire on ‘em.

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560おくりな、おくり○号謚号(しごう)honourable titleThe funeral of a boy scout: Some inspiring words and an honourable title written on his grave stone, while eight boy scouts fire their sling shots in salute (as oppose to guns), and the grieving mother receives picture dishes from attendees.

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561ほえるコウ吼える、咆○ほえる、咆吼(ほうこう)howlAn animal with a cavity in their mouth will howl in pain, from their mouth.

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562しょう猩猩猩猩(しょうじょう)orangutanWhile the wild dogs are howling at the stars, an orangutan passes by in the treetops.

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563むつ魚の種類MutsugorohThe Mutsugoroh is a fish that can go out onto the land for short periods.

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564ロウ胃○胃瘻(いろう)fistulaIf your housewife gets the fistula sickness, there will be a prompt termination to all nighttime activities.

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565キョ○出金醵出金(きょしゅつきん)donationThe producers received a generous donation from the Sake company for promoting them in their latest drama.

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566リョウ車○車輛(しゃりょう)automobilesGood automobiles (cars) should have wheels on both sides.

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567かんな○屑鉋屑(かんなくず)planeA plane is a piece of metal used to shave off the outer wrappings of a piece of wood.

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568やすり紙○紙鑢(かみやすり)fileFiles are fairly difficult to use. You have to grab the metal tightly and push prudently.

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569うずら鳥の種類Japanese QuailJapanese quails are birds that receive no respect in Japan. They’re hunted, they’re eaten, they’re murdered. Similar to the western treatment of the duck.

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570ヒン、リン○議書稟議書(りんぎしょ)meeting consultationWilly Wonka consults the oompa loompas about an upcoming meeting concerning their new wheat-flavoured chocolate.

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571エン枸○酸枸櫞酸(クエンさん)citric acidCitric acid comes from green limes on tall trees.

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572カン○難辛苦艱難辛苦(かんなんしんく)hardshipThe farmer had many hardships with trying to scare away bandits from his silver crop with a scarecrow.

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573罵○雑言罵詈雑言(ばりぞうごん)harsh insultSaying a harsh insult can promptly result in a punch in the eye.

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574よって、よりて、thereforeYou did the crime, therefore you bear the wrath of Mr.T’s fist.

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575きす魚の種類WhitingA fish known for its liveliness, the Whiting rejoices over life. That is, until, some barbarian sticks a hook through his lip.

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576こち魚の種類flatheadThe flathead’s unusually flat body makes it rather for the impossible for the fish to use a pogo stick.

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577いな魚の種類flathead mulletAfter the flood, there were flathead mullets and other fish left stranded on the rice fields.

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578なびくビン一世風○一世風靡(いっせいふうび)flutteringA piece of hemp fluttering in an unrelenting breeze found its way into my hands. Well that’s the addict’s story, and he’s sticking with it.

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579いらジン○麻疹蕁麻疹(じんましん)rashWhen you go to see a doctor about a rash, they’ll enquire if you’ve been in contact with grass, flowers recently.

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580cobalt scepterCobalt scepters are old metal scepters said to have magic powers.

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581ダク懸○懸獨(けんだく)suspensionTokkosan templeThe wild dogs used to sneak up to Tokkosan temple and steal the monks’ rations of corn.

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582チュウ真○真鍮(しんちゅう)brassThe Koo-Koo butchers sharpened up their brass metal knives, getting ready to murder the little lamb.

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583カイ○老同穴偕老同穴(かいろうどうけつ)all togetherMr. T and all of the gang together.

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584いぬ○年戌年(いぬどし)sign of the dogHere in Adelaide, we have an annual dog march called “Thousand Paws Walk”, when you hear the clicking paws, it’s a sure sign they’re coming.

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585かたじけない○い忝い(かたじけない)gratefulYour heavenly valentine is something to be grateful for.

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586あきらかコウ光に同じ?辞書になしbrightly dazzlingly sparkly shiningExcuse the excessive keyword, but we’ve used every ‘bright’ synonym in the thesaurus. A ray of sun is bright.

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587はぜ魚の種類small fishSmall fish are comparable to grains of sand.

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588農民一○農民一揆(のうみんいっき)revoltThe citizens throw hollyhocks from their fingers onto the parading revolt leaders.

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589ゴウ喧々○○喧々囂々(けんけんごうごう)rowdyFour big mouthed hot heads gather around for a rowdy argument.

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590ミリグラムmilligramThe tile is present in all the kanji for grams, like 米 is for metre, so tile will take the meaning of gram. The portion of a gram the weight of a hair is a milligram.

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591キログラムkilogramA kilogram is one thousand grams.

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592センチグラムcentigramA centigram is a rin of a gram.

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593コン○蒻蒟蒻(こんにゃく)devil’s tongueDue to the associated choking risks, manufacturers of lollies made from the devil’s tongue flower must print the following phrase on every package: eat in standing position ready to perform Heimlichmaneuver.

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594ニャク蒟○蒟蒻(こんにゃく)konnyakuDue to its associated choking risks, lollies made from the konnyaku flower should not be eaten by the weak.

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595ミョウ○荷茗荷(みょうが)Japanese gingerEvery Japanese knows the name of the Japanese ginger flower.

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596ベン弁に同じ ○護辯護(べんご)valve [alternate]Extra spicy (harsh) words, blow the valve off one’s calmness and always result in fights.

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597たが○がはずれる箍(たが)がはずれるloopUse your fingers to tighten a bamboo loop around a bursting box of towels.

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598ゼイ反○反噬(はんぜい)snap atThe sorceress snaps at you, hissing a curse from her mouth while performing a spell with her bamboo wand.

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599ひげシュ、ス顎○顎鬚(あごひげ)beard [alternate]The beard is a hair style that extends the shape of your head.

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600へそ、ほぞ○の緒、○を噛む臍の緒(へそのお)、臍を噛む(ほぞをかむ)bellybuttonWhile it seems like a funny body part at first, one adjusts to the humble bellybutton.

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601セイ斉に同じadjusted [old]See my story for 韲 (the only used kanji the primitive is used in without the fence posts). The hooligan tries to distance himself from his past foolish ways, and adjust to a new, dignified life, by going around painting his neighbours’ fence posts.

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602トウ疾風怒○疾風怒濤(しっぷうどとう)big waveWhile their chances of longevity may be slim, surfers are always in chase of the next big wave.

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603かじ、こうぞ、paper mulberryI climbed the paper mulberry tree to get some leaves to lay on the ground, to make the experience more comfortable for my love doll.

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604カク、カっ○血、○痰喀血(かっけつ)、喀痰(かくたん)cough upYour guest coughed up mucus from his mouth, all over your vinyl couch, and didn’t even bother to apologise.

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605ひきがえる、かま大○大蟇蛙(おおひきがえる)toadToads are often found in graveyards, as the chilly, eerie climate attracts mosquitoes and other insects.

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606さやキョウ絹○、薬○絹莢(きぬさや)、薬莢(やっきょう)podUse scissors to separate the pod from the flowery plant.

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607セン○越僭越(せんえつ)ながら・・audacityMr.T has the audacity to murmur to his superior.

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608かんざし主に和装のとき髪につけるアクセサリーornamental hairpinThe ornamental hairpin is made from bamboo and is so fragile that if you speak any more than a murmur, it'll crumble to pieces.

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609おごり○が落ちるagueThe ague is a sickness that tyrannises its holder.

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610フッ○化弗化(フッカ)カルシウムdollarA dollar is a buck is a dollar.

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611○益裨益(ひえき)advantageousWhile it may be seen as advantageous in some respects, taking off your jacket (prostitution) is still seen as a lowly livelihood.

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612コン○竜袞竜(こんりょう)imperial robesOnly those with a voice as loud and powerful as eight mouths are worthy to wear the imperial robe, accompanied by a top-hat and scarf.

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613たぎるコン煮え○る煮え滾る(にえたぎる)、滾々(こんこん)とbillowWhen a member is expelled from the league, their imperial robes are thrown into boiling water, creating a great billowing frothing lagoon.

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614ほこらシャ祠(ほこら)small templeThe director went to a small temple to get the shot of an altar he needed.

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615ケン邪○邪慳(じゃけん)にするcurtThe curt know only one state of mind: strictness towards every person they encounter.

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616しおしおとショウ孤影○然孤影悄然(こえいしょうぜん)dejectedWhen all you have is a little spark to light up your entire home, your state of mind would be pretty dejected.

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617キョ挙に同じraise [old]The bridesmaid raised her hand and was bestowed with the bouquet of flowers.

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618けやき木の種類zelkova [alternate]The zelkova is a tree whose branches are raised exceptionally high.

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619チョウmodestly brightRocksalt served on a spoon would turn any happy person to only modestly bright.

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620ハン撹○撹拌(かくはん)whiskWhisk the mixture with your fingers until it reaches half of its consistency.

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621ひし○○と、○めく犇犇と(ひしひしと)、犇めく(ひしめく)jostleThree cows jostling towards the exit of the barn as they see the dreaded milkman coming.

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622ちまき餅米で作ったお菓子bamboo wrapped dumplingThe religion dedicated to the humble bamboo wrapped dumpling banned the consumption of all rice and subsequent grain produce

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623キュウ旧に同じolden time [old]In the olden times, turkeys used to roam among the flowers, nowadays they’re hunted by the human beast, likely to turn up mashed in a mortar or pie.

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624しゃが(む)、たちもとお(る)
テキ○躅躑躅(つつじ)azaleaThey gave the old sea captain a new wooden leg wrapped in azaleas as a courtesy for his hard work over the years.

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625チョク、タク躑○躑躅(つつじ)wild azaleaAn old country man with a wooden leg, and a wild azalea between his ear, walks through his corn crop.

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626まことシン真に同じtrue [old]As the fisherman sits on the ground, his eye on the water, he is struck with an obvious truth: no sentient creature wants a hook through their lip. And with that, he stands up, drops the tool and walks away from fishing forever, a much wiser man.

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627ゴンMr. GongMr. Gong was the one who decided to put together the dragon and the fish to create the Gyrados.

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628なつめ○椰子棗椰子jujubeThe jujube bush looked just like a thornbush sideways.

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629さかずきハイ献○献盃(けんぱい)sake cupA tray of sake will have a negative effect on your health. Stick to one sake cup.

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630さかい市や人の名前堺市(さかいし)SakaiSakai has the world and all its lands in his hands.

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631こえセイ声に同じvoice [old]The child fails to hear his father voice as the missile lands.

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632かき牡○牡蠣(かき)oyster [old]An insect crosses ten thousand cliffs to make it to sea, only to be eaten by an oyster.

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633○肥飫肥(おび)(宮崎県日南市の中心地区)Obi regionThe Obi region is known for its vibrant history, including its traditional takeaway, and many sapling plantations.

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634那○那珂(なか)NakaNaka was a central location from which the king could control all of the lands.

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635てんイタチ科の動物貂(てん)sableThe sable looks superficially like a skunk. But don't be seduced. It has dagger-like claws and a hungry mouth.

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636とき鳥の名前鴇(とき)Toki Ten rare tokibirds were sitting on the ground minding their own business when along came a predatory ten (sable)

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637ひわ鳥の名前鶸(ひわ)Eurasian SiskinThe Eurasian Siskin is a tiny little finch, making it a rather weak bird.

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638砺に同じwhetstoneTen thousand ocean cliffs sprayed by water, therefore being wet stones.

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639あかシャ○ら顔赭ら顔(あからがお)Ocher redIn the throws of love with your love doll on the red ocher dirt.

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640ベン○冠冕冠(べんかん)Emperor’s hatThe emperor’s hat was so powerful, it altered the day’s flow and excused him from any liability to problems.

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641キョウ○奴匈奴(きょうど)HungaryTo the chinese, the Hungarians (huns) were considered villains wrapped up in fur coats

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642ヤク○殺扼殺(やくさつ)obstructIf you strangle someone, you obstruct with your fingers the unlucky person's airways.

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643くさび○形楔形(くさびがた)wedgeThe political party pledged to wedge a new road through the obstructing forest of trees. However, the public responded critically, calling it environmental vandalism.

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644か(らす)声を○らして叫ぶ声を嗄(か)らして叫ぶlose your voiceWorking under the scorching sun in the summer can cause a dry throat and mouth, resulting in loss of voice.

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645ラツ元気溌○元気溌剌(げんきはつらつ)exuberantExuberantly rob a poor old man of his bundle of sticks, and then swiftly slice his head off with your saber.

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646○鳥鵞鳥(がちょう)gooseGeese are birds with big egos, always hooting at passerbys and walking around with their head raised high.

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647はねフン○死刎死(ふんし)decapitateBeing hung with a knot around your neck, and being decapitated by a saber are two uncomfortable forms of death.

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648○草藺草(いぐさ)Rush reedsThe turkeys rush out through the open gate to feast on the reeds and flowers on the other side.

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649キュウ蒼○蒼穹(そうきゅう)Blue skyA blue sky is the perfect time for the bowmen to strike, piercing holes into the enemy.

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650ぶり魚の名前鰤(ぶり)YellowtailA yellowtail fish is easy to identify, you don't need to be an expert. It has a yellow tail, after all.

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651ヒョウ○窃剽窃(ひょうせつ)plagiarismThe politician was publicly executed by a saber after it was made known that he rigged the ballot.

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652なまけるラン○け者懶け者(なまけもの)slothNever trust a sloth, they’re always in a lazy state of mind.

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653チン○入者闖入者(ちんにゅうしゃ)forced entryA horse can easily forced-enter through your gates and smash down your front door.

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654愛○神社愛宕神社(あたごじんじゃ)stone quarryWhen they’re finished quarrying all the stone from an area, the ridiculously large crater they’ve left provides a good home for all of the local displaced wildlife.

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655こいねがう○う、冀う(こいねがう)strongly requestIt’s uncommon to hear some strongly request to move to the north-pole.

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656たこベン○胝胼胝(たこ)callousA callus is a little lump of flush that can be a puzzle to pop.

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657おしエン○鴦夫婦鴛鴦夫婦(おしどりふうふ)Mandarin DuckMandarin ducks are birds who swim by day, and in the evening they trod back to their dens, leaving their distinguishable fingerprints in the mud.

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658どりオウ鴛○夫婦鴛鴦夫婦(おしどりふうふ)OshidoriThe Oshidori is a bird who sticks to the centre of the pond.

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659びた○一文びた一文やらないpennilessBad use of your gold coins leaves you penniless.

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660する胡麻○り胡麻擂り(ごますり)mincedEven if only your finger is struck with thunder, your entire body can be turned to fried mince.

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661ほこ蒲○蒲鉾(かまぼこ)pole armThe pole arm is a metal lance that one uses while riding a mooing cow.

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662トウ骨○品骨董品(こっとうひん)curio/antique/heirloomAn unusually heavy flower is the type of thing that would make a valuable antique.

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663たこ胼○胼胝(たこ)、「耳に胼胝ができる」=聞きあきたthick-skinned/callousA callous is a thick skinned, lowly piece of flesh.

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664ふんぷん臭気○○臭気芬芬(しゅうきふんぷん)odorous/fragrant/smellyIf you cut a flower into parts, it lets off an odorous smell.

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665かいまず○より始めよまず隗(かい)より始めよafter youWhen trekking up to the ghost-haunted pinnacle, I’ll always let my trekking crew go ahead, saying: “After you.”

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666からす鳥の名前鴉(からす)、鴉片(あへん)=opiumblack crowBlack crows are evil birds that sometimes even grow tusks.

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667さて何は○おき何は扨(さて)おきoff the topicThe man grabbed a blade and cut off his finger to get off the uncomfortable topic.

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668こまねく手を○く手を拱く(こまねく)fold armsFold your arms, put your fingers together and touch your nose.

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669すべる地○り地辷り(じすべり)slip and slideIf you only had one leg, you might be prone to slip and slide on a wet road.

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670きず○疵瑕疵(かし)small flawIn your spare time you smooth out the small flaws in your jewels.

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671さく生○生簀(いけす)reed blindThe carpenter blamed the soft reed for the instability of the reed blind, and replaced it with bamboo for extra stability.

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672もぐ○ぎ取る捥ぎ取る(もぎとる)snatch/grab/grasp/pinch/flogSnatch the numbers of one’s address off their letterbox with your fingers.

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673なげるホウ○棄抛棄(ほうき)throw/hurl/chuck/peg/ditchA pitcher hurls nine strike-outs in a row with his powerful fingers.

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674フク○紗袱紗(ふくさ)cloth wrapperIf you prostrate in your flimsy jacket made from a cloth wrapper, it will be crumpled to pieces.

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675ほうき、ははき○草箒草(ほうきぐさ)broomBrooms are generally made from bamboo strips.

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676コウ○慨慷慨(こうがい)cynicalIn today’s world, cynicism is the only sane state of mind

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677いかる鳥の名前鵤(いかる)GrosbeakThe Grosbeak looks like a crow, but flies at a funny angle.

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678こうもりヘン○蝠蝙蝠(こうもり)batDue to their flying abilities, bats were once often mistaken for insects, and such were serialized in such forms in comic books.

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679フク蝙○蝙蝠(こうもり)batmanLooking like an insect, batman is a wealthy billionaire comic book character.

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680リン○気悋気(りんき)resentfulThe cheap man’s state of mind towards the rich billionaire is nothing but resentment.

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681どら銅○銅鑼(どら)traditional gongA traditional metal gong has a gauze patch to soften the sound.

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682ミン○江岷江(みんこう)MingoThe Mingo people lived in a mountain.

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683もち○粟糯粟(もちあわ)sticky riceSticky rice is heavily demanded.

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684ささげ豆の一種CowpeaThe cowpea is a bean that takes a lot of craft to farm.

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685かすり織物、模様の一種絣(かすり)の着物roughly threadedA roughly threaded kimono is a puzzle to untangle.

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686たつ鞭○鞭撻(べんたつ)encouragementThe accomplished teacher broke his student’s fingers in order to encourage them

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687はぜる、ひび○が入る罅(ひび)が入るcrackThe tiger got a crack in its paw and had to bandage it with a water lily.

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688くるぶし踝(くるぶし)ankleYou broke your ankle and needed a peg leg after slipping on the fruit peel.

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689カク○鑠矍鑠(かくしゃく)としたおじいさんold and spritelyThe old turkey spritely ran after crotch with a glint in his eyes.

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690シャク矍○矍鑠(かくしゃく)としたおじいさんold and fitThe old and fit men work out to music from their old metal gramophone.

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691そしるボウ誹○中傷誹謗中傷(ひぼうちゅうしょう)libelWords shouted anonymously from the side are usually nothing but libel.

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692あがなうショク○罪贖罪(しょくざい)atonementPaying your victim and giving them a nice card for reading alone won’t achieve atonement.

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693めっき○金が剥げる鍍金(めっき)が剥げるgiltMetal gilt will melt off at a certain degree.

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694えくぼ靨(えくぼ)がかわいいdimpleA girl who can’t remove a dimple from her face becomes despondent and resorts to wearing a mask.

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695けんアキレス○アキレス腱tendonA tendon is a piece of flesh that builds strength between muscle and bone.

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696ぶな木の種類Japanese BeechCompared to other trees, the Japanese Beech is very plain, nothing to stop and look at.

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697とぐろ、ねぐら○を巻く塒(とぐろ)を巻く、塒(ねぐら)に帰るlairAn animal’s lair is the patch of dirt it returns to at the same time every night to sleep.

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698ばん鳥の種類鷭(ばん)MoorhenMoorhens are birds that take turns with duties: they’re among the more democratic species of birds. The more hens, the less workload.

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699セイ陥○陥穽(かんせい)=落とし穴snareThe man created a snare by covering up the hole leading into a well.

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700○褸襤褸(ぼろ)defectOversee the rookie dry-cleaner as they remove the defects from an expensive jacket.

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701襤○襤褸(ぼろ)shortcomingThe housewife tries to fix the shortcomings in her husband’s jacket, but ends up making it worse, tailoring thereby being one of her shortcomings.

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702ジョウ○旗仗旗(じょうき)special attireMr. T often needs to adjust the length of his tux and other special attire, as he so rarely attends special occasions.

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703かし、かせ足○足枷(あしかせ)shacklesShackles are pieces of wood you add to your limbs to restrict movement.

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704さそり蝎(さそり)scorpionThe festive man he is, the Muchacho has been known to eat the odd scorpion and other insects on occasion.

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705つつが○無い恙無い(つつがない)safelyIt is difficult to safely approach a sheep without getting its heart racing.

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706セン疥○疥癬(かいせん)ringworm (of the groin)Ringworm is a sickness you get if you don’t keep yourself fresh down there.

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707しみる心に○みる心に沁みる(しみる)feel deeplyAn emotion felt deeply in the heart can be like having a bucket of water poured over your head.

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708リョウRyo stateThe albatross that lived in the forbidden cave was the emblem of the Ryo state.

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709オウ○駕枉駕(おうが)ask a lotThe king asks a lot of his servants, like the time he requested one climb a 50 metre high tree to retrieve his ball.

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710シン○気楼蜃気楼(しんきろう)mirageAfter being poisoned by a stray insect, you see Bruce Lee on the horizon beckoning you; alas it’s only a mirage.

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711○擬試験模擬試験(もぎしけん)reproductionThe man’s tombstone at the graveyard needed to be reproduced after people kept running their fingers along it and smudging the ink inscriptions.

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712シン○○と駸駸(しんしん)と=速くすすむさまtrotEven the horse excitedly trots after the French maid.

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713いぶすクン薫に同じfragrant [alternate]A heavy person roasting flower (absent of any flowers) would not be particularly fragrant.

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714クン○章、殊○勲章(くんしょう)、殊勲(しゅくん)meritorious deed [alternate]It is a meritorious deed to harness the power of fragrances and make the world a better smelling place.

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715○蝕齲蝕(うしょく)cavityJiminy cricket gets a decayed tooth and wails out in the night for Pinocchio (or perhaps Giuseppi) to take him to the dentist.

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716シツ○梏桎梏(しっこく)cuffsThe climax for most criminals is some wooden cuffs and being trucked off to prison.

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717コク桎○桎梏(しっこく)manacleWhen going to mass to hear the revelations, prisoners must wear manacles.

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718うわセン○言譫言(うわごと)talking deliriouslyIf you fall asleep in the wrong company, you face the danger of talking deliriously about things better kept unsaid.

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719うわゲイ○言囈言(うわごと)sleep talkingThe old technique of stopping sleep talking is to shove a sock in the person’s mouth.

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720タン虎視○○と虎視眈々(こしたんたん)と狙うeyes on the prizeThe guy who was thrown in the river to sink keeps his eyes on the prize; the revolver lying on the ground near him.

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721○蝣蜉蝣(かげろう)dayflyThe dayfly is an insect fledglings like to feast on.

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722ユウ蜉○蜉蝣(かげろう)mayflyMayflies are insects that only come out on mayday to play for a bit, then die.

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723つぐみ鳥の名前鶫(つぐみ)dusky thrushThe bird from the dusky east, the dusky thrush.

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724ジュ○袢襦袢(じゅばん)kimono underwearKimono underwear used to be in large demand, but with the advent of western clothing, has undergone a rapid decline.

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725ハン襦○襦袢(じゅばん)old underwearOld underwear or new underwear, your undergarments only make up half of your attire, together with your jacket.

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726シャク媒○人媒妁人(ばいしゃくにん)match makerThe women and her ladle are a match made in heaven.

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727ウン○袍褞袍(どてら)padded kimono jacketThe prison guy is a given a nice, warm padded kimono jacket to help him through his cold nights.

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728ホウ褞○褞袍(どてら)old jacketAn old jacket is always good for wrapping yourself up in and keeping warm.

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729すねる○当て臑当て(すねあて)shin [alternate]When running, your shins are the most demanded parts of the body, as so much stress is put on them.

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730チュウ、トウ○盗偸盗(ちゅうとう)thieveMr T. teaches those thieving koo-koo butchers a lesson and takes their lives for once.

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731かがる○るボタン穴をかがるhemstitchHemstitch a quarter of the garment so it fits nicely around your flesh again.

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732サ、シャ○婆娑婆(しゃば)に出るoutside worldIn the outside world (as opposed to inside a prison), women walk among the grains of sand at the beach, and other such beauties exist.

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733○沙門天毘沙門天(びしゃもんてん)BishamontenThe god of war and warriors didn’t have a great brain compared to others; he just knew how to kill.

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734セキ○地瘠地(せきち)lose weight [alternate]The man was forced to lose weight after he contracted a sickness due to too much excess weight on his spinal column.

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735にえ錵(にえ)pattern on swordbladeA pattern on the shiny metal swordblade in the shape of a flower.

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736くちびるシン唇に同じlips [alternate]The lips were a relatively unused part of Bruce Lee’s body, seeing as he never did star in romance films.

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737あと城○城址(しろあと、じょうし)relicConstruction had to be stopped after relics were found in the ground/dirt (this actually happens a lot in cities in China).

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738まつ待つに同じcombine togetherIf you combine together Mr.T and a bad mood, expect a shove in the face if you get near him.

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739ふすまキン衾(ふすま)sleep togetherThe couple puts on their sleeping garments, set the alarm clock and sleep together.

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740羿ゲイ伝説上の弓の名手Gei the archerWith his two hands, Gei the archer could gather a bird’s wings with one swift move.

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741マン欺○欺瞞(ぎまん)deceptionThe salesman’s eyes were full of deception.

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742しぶ渋に同じastringent [old]When drinking astringent, lemon-flavoured beverages, one has to stop at least 3 times and take a break.

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743しぶ、しぶ(い)、しぶ(る)
ジュウ、シュウ渋に同じastringent [old,alternate]"The alternative way of dealing with astringents in the old days involved having some water... then you take two dripping blades and..." "Stop, stop! I don't want to know any more".

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744ギョ○者馭者(ぎょしゃ)take for a rideA horse with a sore crotch isn't taking anybody for a ride.

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745かか、かかあ○天下嬶天下(かかあてんか)low class wifeBack in the old days the low class people would call their low class wife by just pointing at the womans nose. They point at their noise and call out, kakaa! kakaa! like a bird and their woman would come

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746かか、かかあ○天下嬶天下(かかあてんか)low class wife [alternate]The man would shout out of his mouth while pointing at his low class wife’s nose.

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747メイ○酊酒に酩酊(めいてい)するpissedWho cares what the alcohol’s name is, if you’re gonna get pissed you’ll drink anything.

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748テイ酩○酒に酩酊(めいてい)するblind drunkWake up after a night of drinking lots of alcohol and getting blind drunk to find a nail through your hand.

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749しじみ貝の一種蜆汁(しじみじる)Shijimi clamShijimi clams camouflage so well that it’s hard to see them.

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750エン○魔大王閻魔大王(えんまだいおう)EnmaWhen the man went to the front gate to pick up the bundled up mortar that was beind delivered, Enma threw a lightning bolt and struck him down.

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751しのぎコウ○下がり鎬下がり(しのぎさがり)Sword clashing, sword blade ridgesThe swordsman keep smashing their sword-blade ridges together until the metal begins to warp and grow tall.

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752こうがいケイかんざしのこと笄(こうがい)Hair spikeArrange the bamboo hair spikes in your hair using two hands.

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753ことソウ○曲箏曲(そうきょく)Sou KotoYou can only compete in this competition if you have a sou koto, not a normal koto.

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754しとど鳥の一種○目しとどめーー穴の縁を飾る金具Curve carvingThe sorceress personally carved a bird onto the carve of the samurai’s katana for good luck.

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755古代中国の国名Wei dynastyThe Wei dynasty was dominated by a committee of evil ghosts who terrorised the people.

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756○然巍然(ぎぜん)として連なる山々mountain tallThe wei dynasty was mountain tall, i.e. it lasted a long time.

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757したたるレキ○る瀝る(したたる)confideYou find an empty period in your curriculum to go and confide to your swimming teacher that you’re terrified of water.

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758さきノウ○日曩日(のうじつ)earlierThe grass skirt wearing women have to get up before the sun rises, ealier than all the others, to make breakfast.

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759towering/ really tall/ giantThe uneducated kid listened to a description of Everest and replied: “I doubt a mountain could really be that tall.”

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760ショウ○○と蕭蕭と(しょうしょうと)=ものさびしいさまdesolateThe flowers raked into the abyss were desolate.

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761ショウ○介石蔣介石(しょうかいせき)ShoukaisekiShoukaiseki was a brutal leader who demanded respect, with flower-adorned portraits in every home.

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762ショウ○舎廠舎(しょうしゃ)workshopThe esteemed taskmaster's workshop was built in a cave.

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763コウ○門閘門(こうもん)lock gateA lock gate is firmly rooted to the ocean floor to prevent water seeping through.

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764ひつぎキュウ霊○車霊柩車(れいきゅうしゃ)casketCaskets are wooden boxes created to house a dead person for a long time (or a short time in the case of cremation.)

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765くちばし喙(くちばし)meddleThose with big mouths have an affinity for meddling.

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766シャ、ショ○糖蔗糖(しょとう)cane sugarThe commoner with a piece of cane sugar flower hanging out of his mouth.

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767みずのと十干の10番目Tenth sign of Chinese calendarHollycock so good at sucking cock, finally gets deflowered in the Tenth Month of our relationship.

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768みずのえジン十干の9番目Ninth sign of the Chinese calendarThere has to be a drop of samurai in every porter, and they must switch the calendar to the ninth month.

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769かのえコウ十干の7番目庚申(こうしん、かのえさる)Seventh sign of the Chinese calendarThe St. Bernards must get out the brooms and clean their caves every Seventh month.

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770ヘン辺に同じ渡邉(わたなべ)さんenvirons [old, alternate]The old road that once led along the crowned gully is now in ruin, as the pungent smell of the rotting environs reaches your nose.

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771タン,ダン奇○奇譚(きだん)legendThe Native Americans have had their own spoken legends in the old west since very early on.

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772シイ、シ○逆弑逆(しいぎゃく、しぎゃく)murder an elderIf you’re going to murder an elder, kill them with style.

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773シュ○櫚の葉棕櫚(しゅろ)の葉palm treeThe palm tree has long been associated with the religion of Christianity (palm sunday etc).

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774シュン○巡する逡巡(しゅんじゅん)するdeferA prostitute must be willing to defer her transactions to a later date if a cop comes down the road.

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775かすがい子は○子は鎹(かすがい)clampNot even eight heavenly men could clamp the piece of metal track to the road, it just kept on coming loose.

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776ショク、ソク○筒喞筒(そくとう、しょくとう)pumpYour mouth can instantly pump out vomit.

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777かたむくlisten overOi, listen over here, you’ve got a strange branch growing out of your ear.

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778たましい、たま魂に同じblunderA white ghost made the blunder of wearing a black cloak. Uh-oh, 浮きまくり!

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779モク○魚杢魚(もくぎょ)wood grainGetting the perfect grain of wood from a tree is a craft in itself.

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780もとるハイ○逆、○徳悖逆(はいぎゃく)、悖徳(はいとく)go againstIt goes against common logic to ignore the state of mind of others and flash your erection around.