Lola's English Page Vocabulary


Describing people: Character I
Level: Upper-Intermediate.

  1. Intellectual ability

    Ability: intelligent, bright, clever, smart, shrewd, able, gifted, talented, brainy.

    Lacking ability: stupid, foolish, half-witted, simple, silly, brainless, daft, dumb.

  2. Attitudes towards life

    Looking on either the bright or the black side of the things: optimistic, pessimistic.

    Outward looking or inward looking: extroverted, introverted.

    Calm or not calm with regard to attitude to life: relaxed, tense.

    Practical, not dreamy in approach to life: sensible, down-to-earth.

    Feeling things very intensely: sensitive.

  3. Attitudes towards other people

Enjoying others' company: sociable, gregarious.

Disagreeing with others: quarrelsome, argumentative.

Taking pleasure in others' pain: cruel, sadistic.

Relaxed in attitude to self and others: easy-going, even-tempered.

Not polite to others: impolite, rude, ill-mannered, discourteous.

Telling the truth to others: honest, trustworthy, reliable, sincere.

Unhappy if others have what one does not have oneself: jealous, envious.

Bibligraphy: English Vocabulary in Use. CUP. Michael McCarthy and Felicity O'Dell.


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