英検対策の語い力強化用問題集としてPass単が適切かどうか調べるため、過去9回分の過去問から選択肢、正解となった選択肢をピックアップし、Pass単での収録度合いを検証した。
また、収録されている語い、収録されていない語いの難易度、英検1次の語い問題自体の難易度の尺度とするため、ウェブ版英辞郎でそれぞれがどのぐらいのレベルと評価されているかをあわせて調べた。
(英辞郎はレベル1〜レベル12まで、難易度を基に1,000語ごとに12,000にレベルをつけているとされる)

(表1:平成11年度からの英検1次試験9回分の1番の問1から24まで)
表の見方:
年度回:最初2桁が年度、下2桁が実施回。
番号:問題番号。
Pass 単:Pass単収録の有無。○は収録、×は収録なし。関連語が収録されている場合は、それを載せた。
アルク:ウェブ版英辞郎のレベル記載。アルク「PowerWords」収録巻と同じと見て差し支えないか。

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年度回 番号 選択肢 選択肢 選択肢 選択肢 正解 正解となったもの Pass アルク
1101 1 attentive prevalent tentative adherent 3 tentative 9
1101 2 revitalize fabricate stabilize implicate 2 fabricate 10
1101 3 articulate superficial mundane pathetic 1 articulate 10
1101 4 plead step pluck stem 4 stem 4
1101 5 constitute engross seclude materialize 1 constitute × 5
1101 6 conspire infuse contrive inflict 2 infuse 9
1101 7 hapless peerless tactless flawless 1 hapless × 11
1101 8 depreciation demolition detriment derision 3 detriment 12
1101 9 ambiance complacence eminence nuisance 1 ambiance × ×
1101 10 exploit inhibit execute yield 2 inhibit 8
1101 11 shrewd copious potent menial 4 menial 12
1101 12 lavishly nominally concisely frugally 4 frugally frugal 9 *
1101 13 devise revert surmise muster 3 surmise 9
1101 14 dormant buoyant pungent ardent 1 dormant 10
1101 15 wrath tantrum rampage fury 2 tantrum × 11
1101 16 forfeitable formidable pernicious pretentious 2 formidable × 7
1101 17 pliable pompous deplorable discreet 4 discreet 9
1101 18 censure instigate accost coerce 1 censure 10
1101 19 extraneous miscellaneous ubiquitous judicious 3 ubiquitous 11
1101 20 lapse fiasco ditch spite 2 fiasco 11
1101 21 brigade candor quandary cinch 3 quandary × ×
1101 22 verify rectify fortify mollify 4 mollify × ×
1101 23 propriety enmity propensity equity 2 enmity 9
1101 24 penetrate palatable disparage decorous 3 disparage 11
1102 1 puff grip fuel gush 3 fuel × 2
1102 2 inception inclination incision incursion 1 inception 12
1102 3 placid perilous lucid populous 2 perilous × 8
1102 4 mortify perfidy sanctify nullify 4 nullify 12
1102 5 lament detest rebuke deter 4 deter 9
1102 6 diffuse taint disperse plunge 2 taint 9
1102 7 ditto prank boon maxim 3 boon 9
1102 8 perturb beguile exult retain 1 perturb ×
1102 9 sparsely bountifully thriftily adamantly 4 adamantly × 11
1102 10 exhort converge ostracize assuage 3 ostracize ×
1102 11 rendition fruition contention volition 1 rendition × 11
1102 12 evict extenuate infringe inundate 4 inundate 11
1102 13 voracious volatile impetuous idyllic 2 volatile 10
1102 14 expulsion aversion ultimatum ovation 3 ultimatum 11
1102 15 wane forebode pervade burgeon 1 wane 11
1102 16 vacillate emulate undulate placate 4 placate × 11
1102 17 unanimously unwittingly anonymously autonomously 1 unanimously unanimous 7 *
1102 18 clout knack crux vent 2 knack × 11
1102 19 postulate typify stipulate conjecture 3 stipulate 10
1102 20 contingency discrepancy malignancy expediency 1 contingency 11
1102 21 tenacity paucity felicity complicity 4 complicity 11
1102 22 languid succinct callow congenial 2 succinct 12
1102 23 rebate detonate retaliate infuriate 3 retaliate 11
1102 24 oblique paltry sordid docile 4 docile × 12
1201 1 undaunted unfound unabashed unscathed 2 unfound × 3 *
1201 2 disband saturate corrode fluctuate 3 corrode 12
1201 3 affinity mediocrity animosity incongruity 4 incongruity congruity 12
1201 4 optimum cohesive fallible lackluster 1 optimum × 12
1201 5 entrap feign entail deluge 3 entail × 10
1201 6 repudiate reiterate remunerate reminisce 2 reiterate 12
1201 7 diffident trifle dubious pertinent 4 pertinent 10
1201 8 rationale scourge adage elucidation 1 rationale × 11
1201 9 arduous audacious indolent indelible 4 indelible 11
1201 10 cessation proliferation negation trepidation 2 proliferation proliferate 10
1201 11 denounce demote deploy deflect 1 denounce 9
1201 12 plethora panacea pariah poise 2 panacea 12
1201 13 rebutted exile procure vindicate 4 vindicate 11
1201 14 adept listless erratic ulterior 4 ulterior ×
1201 15 abrasively auspiciously ominously wistfully 3 ominously ominous 11 *
1201 16 precept proclivity preclusion prognosis 1 precept 12
1201 17 infiltration impeachment enunciation encroachment 4 encroachment encroach 12 *
1201 18 subversive sumptuous rudimentary retrograde 3 rudimentary 12
1201 19 revocable exponential altruistic flimsy 2 exponential × ×
1201 20 ebb lurk fret bask 4 bask × 11
1201 21 badger baffle bungle buffer 2 baffle 10
1201 22 figment buckle fracture wrench 1 figment ×
1201 23 ladle fawn teeter cane 3 teeter × ×
1201 24 ploy lore cache hedge 1 ploy × ×
1202 1 appraise recount comprise surmount 3 comprise 7
1202 2 refurbish repariated recuperate reprehend 1 refurbish 10
1202 3 acrid spurious astute indignant 3 astute 11
1202 4 attribute tender discharge implant 2 tender × 4
1202 5 insurgent insolent inadvertent interminable 3 inadvertent 12
1202 6 culminate aggregate relegate satiate 1 culminate culmination 10
1202 7 zest snap gist hunch 4 hunch × 11
1202 8 prolifically curtly somberly diabolically 3 somberly somber 11 *
1202 9 ambivalent vibrant belligerent vagrant 2 vibrant × 11
1202 10 snub defuse ransack bereave 3 ransack 12
1202 11 unitary inclusive plenary reclusive 4 reclusive recluse 12 *
1202 12 irrigation evaporation precipitation dehydration 3 precipitation 12
1202 13 sporadic lethargic oblivious indigent 1 sporadic 11
1202 14 distend alleviate mesmerize affiliate 4 affiliate affiliation 10
1202 15 epigram eulogy effigy enigma 3 effigy ×
1202 16 embark bolster clench tether 2 bolster 10
1202 17 dissemination disintegration vandalism versatility 3 vandalism × 11
1202 18 exasperate exonerate exculpate excavate 4 excavate × 12
1202 19 renegade novice mentor culprit 3 mentor × 10
1202 20 capricious heinous precarious ingenuous 2 heinous × ×
1202 21 spur spree sprint spout 2 spree × 11
1202 22 huddle bulge haggle gloat 1 huddle 10
1202 23 remorse amnesty solace tumult 3 solace × 11
1202 24 prod wreak curb abate 2 wreak × ×
1301 1 affix ordain adjourn intervene 3 adjourn 12
1301 2 inane intrinsic convertible versatile 4 versatile × 10
1301 3 obtusely discreetly explicitly austerely 2 discreetly discreet 9 *
1301 4 ascribe contrive bestow condemn 1 ascribe 8
1301 5 dissuade evade revoke detract 3 revoke 11
1301 6 actualize mesmerize stigmatize vaporize 2 mesmerize ×
1301 7 curtail buttress subsidize inaugurate 1 curtail 11
1301 8 unruly unseemly uncanny uncouth 3 uncanny 11
1301 9 radius perimeter symmetry sphere 2 perimeter × 11
1301 10 retention disparity mercenary severance 4 severance sever 10 *
1301 11 permeate oscillate congregate reciprocate 4 reciprocate ×
1301 12 footage meter slice mileage 1 footage × 11
1301 13 banter extol confiscate relinquish 2 extol extol ×
1301 14 antagonist chauvinist proponent component 3 proponent × 10
1301 15 insert instill insinuate incriminate 3 insinuate insinuate 11
1301 16 hindsight foreknowledge reconnaissance counterbalance 1 hindsight × 11
1301 17 turbulent perennial schematic prodigious 4 prodigious 11
1301 18 mercy vanity awe homage 4 homage 11
1301 19 forgery libel repute perjury 2 libel 11
1301 20 dissect bluff quell beguile 3 quell × 11
1301 21 catnap scapegoat workhorse fishtail 2 scapegoat 10
1301 22 eclectic forensic dogmatic autocratic 2 forensic 11
1301 23 pitch phrase verse chant 1 pitch × 4
1301 24 haul gird mull mute 3 mull 11
1302 1 recapitulate reimburse reclaim rectify 2 reimburse 12
1302 2 collusion procession sequence proximity 4 proximity 10
1302 3 holographic topographic demographic lithographic 3 demographic × 11
1302 4 galvanize infatuate ostracize intimidate 4 intimidate intimidation 9
1302 5 harness restrain encumber stimulate 1 harness 9
1302 6 pliable caustic amenable hectic 4 hectic 9
1302 7 soar shudder plummet pounce 3 plummet 9
1302 8 exodus asylum stowaway moratorium 2 asylum × 11
1302 9 impudently impeccably imperviously imperceptibly 2 impeccably impeccable 11
1302 10 amass engross embed conglomerate 1 amass 10
1302 11 conversant commendable circumstantial commensurate 4 commensurate ×
1302 12 incubate obliterate incarcerate emancipate 3 incarcerate incarceration ×
1302 13 skirt cliff brink corner 3 brink × 8
1302 14 enmesh lambaste blemish embellish 4 embellish 12
1302 15 repulse regress rescind redeem 3 rescind 12
1302 16 debacle artifact impetus pinnacle 1 debacle 11
1302 17 pedestrian incumbent perpetrator intercessor 2 incumbent × 10
1302 18 exuberant loquacious acrimonious resonant 3 acrimonious × ×
1302 19 coax tame taunt expel 1 coax × 10
1302 20 brunt blight brawl brood 3 brawl 11
1302 21 efficacy intricacy clemency solvency 3 clemency ×
1302 22 dupe elate flex cram 1 dupe ×
1302 23 vie vouch poach wince 2 vouch × 12
1302 24 mold slog mire vaunt 3 mire ×
1303 1 revoke exert undulate oust 4 oust × 10
1303 2 opportunely marginally prominently implausibly 2 marginally marginal 8 *
1303 3 debris dearth artifice abyss 1 debris × 10
1303 4 rustle rupture rumple rampage 4 rampage rampant 11 *
1303 5 affront servitude disavowal demeanor 4 demeanor 11
1303 6 stifle crease instigate facilitate 1 stifle 9
1303 7 appeasable indivisible viable liable 3 viable 10
1303 8 austere futile gallant blatant 4 blatant 11
1303 9 denounce foyer burrow venue 4 venue × 10
1303 10 accost acquit censure contrive 2 acquit 11
1303 11 elude seclude intrude allude 4 allude × 10
1303 12 stark brazen rank posh 4 posh × 11
1303 13 abort extort repel dispel 1 abort × 9
1303 14 profuse zealous complacent contentious 3 complacent × 9
1303 15 dangle swindle poach plague 2 swindle × 12
1303 16 discrepancy dispensation misgiving misnomer 3 misgiving 11
1303 17 insubstantial unrelenting inevitable untenable 2 unrelenting × 10 *
1303 18 rout plight niche cache 3 niche × 10
1303 19 scrape blotch twinge wrench 3 twinge × ×
1303 20 eradicate expedite extenuate exemplify 2 expedite 12
1303 21 destitute derisive dilute dainty 2 derisive 12
1303 22 petition faction stipend dividend 3 stipend ×
1303 23 paucity polarity propriety propensity 4 propensity 12
1303 24 provision armament pretension consignment 1 provision provisional 5
1401 1 precedent prerequisite prerogative premise 2 prerequisite × 12
1401 2 ineptly tediously opaquely meticulously 4 meticulously meticulous 10 *
1401 3 preclusion adhesion protrusion erosion 4 erosion erode 10
1401 4 segregate mitigate tarnish admonish 3 tarnish 11
1401 5 steadfast temperate far-fetched constrict 1 steadfast × 7
1401 6 divest devour debunk debase 2 devour 7
1401 7 exponent expedient adversary notary 3 adversary 10
1401 8 brusque nauseous buoyant malignant 2 nauseous 11 *
1401 9 prowl prong prod probe 4 probe 6
1401 10 ardently impassively auspiciously commendably 2 impassively × 12 *
1401 11 consort concur tamper synchronize 3 tamper × 11
1401 12 scamper meander trespass scramble 2 meander 11
1401 13 ascertain apprehend solicit subvert 3 solicit 9
1401 14 placate belittle endorse laud 2 belittle × ×
1401 15 dwarf esteem cherish detest 4 detest detestation 12
1401 16 enthrall appall exalt content 2 appall ×
1401 17 drafty paltry gaudy binary 2 paltry × ×
1401 18 obtrusive obscure oblique oblivious 4 oblivious 10
1401 19 livid lucid placid squalid 4 squalid 12
1401 20 feud grudge fluke quip 3 fluke × 11
1401 21 audit debited remit charter 1 audit × 8
1401 22 globe wreath whirl sphere 4 sphere × 5
1401 23 echo falsify rebuff retain 3 rebuff 11
1401 24 windfall cloudburst downpour snowball 1 windfall × 11
1402 1 evict exempt repress negate 1 evict 12
1402 2 sooth tease lurch vex 4 vex 10
1402 3 ambiguous extraneous explicitly reputable 3 explicitly explicit 8 *
1402 4 confer comply coalesce commune 2 comply × 8
1402 5 impart diffuse allot embed 3 allot 9
1402 6 frisk filch fluster frazzle 1 frisk × ×
1402 7 entity increment stipulation counterpart 2 increment ×
1402 8 replicate elongate delegate contemplate 3 delegate delegation 7
1402 9 radiation deviation aviation transgression 2 deviation ×
1402 10 adjacent malevolent impulsive exclusive 4 exclusive × 6
1402 11 regress prophesy reminisce emanate 3 reminisce 12
1402 12 covetous precarious credulous voracious 4 voracious ×
1402 13 animosity affinity affability anonymity 1 animosity 11
1402 14 predicate proliferate precipitate procrastinate 4 procrastinate 12
1402 15 satiate muster plunder abate 2 muster 10
1402 16 demure cursory prudent fraudulent 3 prudent 5
1402 17 demise guise deluge trench 1 demise 10
1402 18 cohesive corrosive conducive correlative 3 conducive ×
1402 19 inset onset intake outtake 2 onset × 10
1402 20 transiently semantically pompously vehemently 4 vehemently vehement 12 *
1402 21 enunciate recuperate circumvent regiment 3 circumvent 11
1402 22 arena juncture whim caliber 2 juncture × ×
1402 23 pigeonhole keyhole loophole peephole 3 loophole × 11
1402 24 cordon siphon careen skim 1 cordon × 12

正解となった216の単語のうち、関連語もPass単に収録されていなかったものは74。
英辞郎で比較的簡単と想定される関連語も含めてレベル1〜12に該当しなかったものは、33であった。

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(表2:Pass単、英辞郎での扱い)
内訳
カテゴリー1:Pass単未収録、ウェブ版英辞郎にレベル記載あり(カテゴリー1についてはレベルも記載)
カテゴリー2:Pass単未収録かつウェブ版英辞郎にレベル記載なし
カテゴリー3:Pass単に収録、ウェブ版英辞郎にレベル記載なし

カテゴリー1(P×英○) レベル カテゴリー2(P×英×) カテゴリー3(P○英×)
fuel 2 ambiance perturb
tender 4 quandary ostracize
pitch 4 mollify ulterior
constitute 5 exponential figment
sphere 5 teeter effigy
exclusive 6 ploy mesmerize
formidable 7 heinous reciprocate
steadfast 7 wreak extol
perilous 8 acrimonious commensurate
brink 8 twinge incarcerate
audit 8 belittle clemency
comply 8 paltry dupe
abort 9 frisk mire
complacent 9 juncture stipend
entail 10   appall
mentor 10   increment
versatile 10   deviation
proponent 10   voracious
incumbent 10   conducive
coax 10    
oust 10    
debris 10    
venue 10    
allude 10    
niche 10    
onset 10    
hapless 11    
tantrum 11    
adamantly 11    
rendition 11    
placate 11    
knack 11    
rationale 11    
bask 11    
hunch 11    
vibrant 11    
vandalism 11    
spree 11    
solace 11    
perimeter 11    
footage 11    
hindsight 11    
quell 11    
demographic 11    
asylum 11    
posh 11    
tamper 11    
fluke 11    
windfall 11    
loophole 11    
docile 12    
optimum 12    
excavate 12    
vouch 12    
swindle 12    
prerequisite 12    
cordon 12    
unrelenting 10 *    
impassively 12 *    
unfound 3 *    
60   14 19

Pass単に収録されていない74個のうち、26個がレベル10までの語い。

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表3:全216の正解となった選択肢の、英辞郎でのレベル

レベル 正解となった回数 Pass単がカバーしていたもの
12 37 29
11 61 37
10 39 26
20 18
× 33 19
合計 216 142

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1101 contrive
1301 contrive
1303 contrive
1202 abate
1402 abate
1101 accost
1303 accost
1201 affinity
1402 affinity
1201 animosity
1402 animosity
1201 auspiciously
1401 auspiciously
1102 beguile
1301 beguile
1101 buoyant
1401 buoyant
1201 cache
1303 cache
1101 censure
1303 censure
1201 cohesive
1402 cohesive
1201 deluge
1402 deluge
1201 denounce
1303 denounce
1102 detest
1401 detest
1102 diffuse
1402 diffuse
1102 discrepancy
1303 discrepancy
1302 embed
1402 embed
1101 engross
1302 engross
1102 evict
1402 evict
1301 explicitly
1402 explicitly
1102 extenuate
1303 extenuate
1101 extraneous
1402 extraneous
1101 instigate
1303 instigate
1102 lucid
1401 lucid
1202 mesmerize
1301 mesmerize
1101 muster
1402 muster
1102 oblique
1401 oblique
1202 oblivious
1401 oblivious
1102 ostracize
1302 ostracize
1102 paltry
1401 paltry
1102 paucity
1303 paucity
1102 placate
1401 placate
1102 placid
1401 placid
1101 pliable
1302 pliable
1302 poach
1303 poach
1202 precarious
1402 precarious
1201 preclusion
1401 preclusion
1202 prod
1401 prod
1101 propensity
1303 propensity
1101 propriety
1303 propriety
1101 rampage
1303 rampage
1101 rectify
1302 rectify
1202 recuperate
1402 recuperate
1302 regress
1402 regress
1201 reminisce
1402 reminisce
1102 retain
1401 retain
1301 revoke
1303 revoke
1202 satiate
1402 satiate
1101 seclude
1303 seclude
1301 sphere
1401 sphere
1102 undulate
1303 undulate
1102 voracious
1402 voracious
1201 wrench
1303 wrench
1101 adherent
1401 adhesion
1202 affiliate
1402 ambiguous
1202 ambivalent
1402 anonymity
1102 anonymously
1101 ardent
1401 ardently
1201 arduous
1302 artifact
1303 artifice
1303 austere
1301 austerely
1302 commendable
1401 commendably
1101 complacence
1303 complacent
1102 contention
1303 contentious
1201 corrode
1402 corrosive
1301 curtail
1202 curtly
1101 derision
1303 derisive
1101 discreet
1301 discreetly
1402 enunciate
1201 enunciation
1303 exemplify
1402 exempt