Level 2 (Start learning.)

And Level 3 And Level 4

Describing People


Most student complain that they don't have enough vocabulary. - They are correct!! - Most teachers complain that most students don't have enough vocabulary to truthfully be in the higher level classes!!!!

Vocabulary List 1:

These are adjectives that can be used to describe people's personalities. They can also be use to describe other things as well. See how many you know. Test yourself. Many can describe both permanent and temporary conditions.

absent-minded     hard-working     simple     amusing
accident prone     holy     simple-minded     analytical
active     honest     sly     angelic
adaptable     humble     smooth-talking     antagonistic
aggressive     imaginative     sociable     artificial
ambitious     impulsive     stingy     asinine
approachable     independent     strange     aspiring
arrogant     innocent     street-wise     assuming
authoritative     inquisitive     strong     presumptuous
big-headed     insightful     strong-minded     pretentious
bright     intelligent     stubborn     assuring
brilliant     jealous     stuck-up     assertive
careful     kind     studious     astute
carefree     lazy     stupid     attentive
childish     light-hearted     sweet     bashful
cold     loving     trusting     well-behaved
cold-blooded     modest     trustworthy     well-mannered
commanding     mysterious     two-faced     bitter
composed     naive     vain     brainy
cool     narrow-minded     wishy-washy     capable
conscientious     non-judgmental     worldly-wise     careless
conservative     old-fashioned     just     cautious
crabby     open-minded     poetic     charitable
crazy     optimistic     passive     forgiving
creative     obnoxious     negative     charming
critical     original     romantic     cheerful
cruel     out-going     sad     mature
decisive     passionate     enthusiastic     closed-fisted
diligent     patient     patriotic     tight-fisted
discreet     peaceful     warm     lethargic
disgraceful     persistent     warm-hearted     common
dogmatic     polite     boring     compassionate
dreamy     proud     dull     competent
easy-going     pure     funny     condescending
eccentric     quick     plain     conforming
egotistic     quick-witted     hot-blooded     non-conforming
enduring     quick-tongued     intolerant     considerate
energetic     realistic     untalkative     consistent
excitable     relaxed     talkative     inconsistent
fair     reliable     loud-mouthed     cordial
frank     resourceful     chatty     corrupt
friendly     responsible     affectionate     courteous
generous     revengeful     aggravating     curious
genius     rude     irritating     cunning
gentle     self-centered     annoying     dedicated
giving     self-confident     agreeable     defiant
good-looking     selfish     aloof     deliberate
greedy     sensitive     amiable     dense
gullible     short-tempered     amorous     dependent
forgetful     shy     fun-loving     depressed
virtuous     vulnerable     weary     wise
vivacious     wary     weird      
voluptuous     watchful     whimsical      
voracious     weak     wicked      
vulgar     wealthy     willing      

To study these words and remember them, make a couple of sentences. One sentence using the word, another sentence not using the word, but showing the meaning. For example: "My grandmother is very forgetful. She can't remember anything."

Use an English to English dictionary first! Next an English thesaurus!

Otherwise you are wasting your time, and your teachers' time. Ultimately you are wasting your money if you don't use an English to English dictionary and thesaurus.

Study 10 words at a time making 4 sentences each. Then, try using them in class. You will be surprised how fast your vocabulary will grow. If you have any questions, ask your teacher for help.

Next, get an English newspaper and scan a few articles for the words you have learned. Do not worry about reading the entire article. Just look for the words only. Then, see how they are used. Read the sentence before and after. This will give you an idea of how and when to use the words you have just learned.

Good Luck!

You can do it! Little by little is best. If you have any questions, please visit my Guest Book and post your question.

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