Level 2 (Start learning.)

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Describing People 2


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 2:

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.


crooked     distempered     genial     ill-bred
cynical     dominating     hard-hearted     illiterate
deceitful     drastic     harsh     immature
deceptive     dubious     hateful     impatient
delinquent     dumb     headstrong     imprudent
delirious     eager     helpful     incapable
demanding     educated     helpless     indifferent
demeaning     elusive     hilarious     indiscreet
demented     emotional     hopeless     individualistic
detached     enlightened     hostile     influential
determined     entertaining     hypocritical     intellectual
devoted     fierce     ignorant     intimidating
devout     experienced     jovial     intolerant
diplomatic     faithful     kind     likable
direct     farsighted     nice     listless
disagreeable     feminine     knowing     logical
discerning     fickle     laborious     lonesome
discontented     frantic     knowledgeable     lonely
dishonest     fussy     lenient     lovable
disillusioned     juvenile     level-headed     loyal
disinterested     keen     liberal     lucky
disorganized     kind-hearted     motherly     manipulative
masculine     mindful     moody     noble
materialistic     mischievous     fatherly     nonchalant
merciful     miserly     naughty     obedient
merciless     miserable     neighborly     observant
meticulous     modest     nervous     obstinate
obscene     ponderous     remorseful     sensible
odd     possessive     remarkable     sensual
omniscient     precarious     reputable     sentimental
opinionated     predictable     resentful     serious
opportunist     productive     reserved     sincere
optimistic     profound     respectable     skeptical
organized     prominent     restless     skillful
orthodox     promiscuous     restrained     sloppy
partial     prompt     reticent     snappish
pathetic     prosperous     ridiculous     snobbish
peculiar     puny     revolting     sophisticated
pessimistic     queer     rough     speechless
petty     quick     sagacious     spiteful
piggish     quiet     sane     spunky
pig-headed     rash     sanguine     strict
piteous     rational     sarcastic     submissive
pitiful     ravenous     insane     stylish
plain     reasonable     scholarly     subordinate
plausible     rebellious     scrupulous     successful
pleasant     receptive     secretive     sullen
poky     relentless     secure     supportive
polite     religious     sedate     susceptible
pompous     reluctant     seductive     suspicious
sympathetic     terrible     thrifty     intolerant
tactful     thankful     ticklish     unable
talented     thankless     timid     uncivil
temperamental     thoughtless     tipsy     undaunted
tenacious     thoughtful     tolerant     unfaithful
unfeeling     unkind     unruly     victorious
unfriendly     unlucky     vagrant     vigorous
ungracious     unmannerly     vague     vigilant
ungrateful     unpleasant     vehement     vile
unhappy     unreasonable     venerable     vindictive






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 dog is very obedient. He does everything I tell him."

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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