Flashcards in Descriptive words Deck (23):
1. thinking about or watching
2. paying careful attention to something
3. very concerned about the needs of others
-an attentive waiter
not limited in any way:
complete and absolute
-They demanded an unconditional
-He had an unconditional loyalty to
not lasting：last for only a short time
-had a fleeting desire to jump into the cool lake but kept on hiking.
1. not found elsewhere：never seen or experienced before
2. having no equal：better or greater than anyone or anything else
seeming to be seen everywhere；existing or being everywhere in the same time.
ubiquity(n)-presence everywhere or in many places especially simultaneously
1. perceptible to the senses or to reason
or to understand
2. perceptible as real or material
3. having or showing good sense or judgement
-make a sensible answer
4. designed for practical ends (as comfort or
usefulness) rather than for appearance
to free from or as if from a tether
1. kind and generous
2. organized to do good things for
other people-benevolent society
3. marked by or suggestive of goodwill
1. of or relating to an enemy
2. having or showing unfriendly feelings
3. unpleasant or harsh
4. openly opposed or resisting
-hostile to new ideas
-plants growing in a hostile environment
1. not familiar or like other things you have known
2. different from what you are used to
3. from another country
4. too different from something to be acceptable or suitable
- When I first went to New York, it all felt very alien to me.
using or showing sarcasm
*sarcasm：the use of words that means the opposite of what you really want to say especially in order to insult Sb, to show irritation, or to be funny.
1. feeling or showing a lack of courage or confidence
2. lacking in boldness or determination
causing feelings of fear, awe, or timidity
* intimidate：to make (Sb) afraid；especially to compel or deter by or as if by threats
-You shouldn't allow his reputation to intimidate you.
1. qualified to participate or be chosen
-eligible to retire
-an eligible young bachelor
2. suitable or desirable especially for marriage
(a) pleased and satisfied：not needing more；contented
-She was content with her life as it was.
(v) to make Sb pleased and satisfied
-The toys contented the children, at least for a little while.
not allowing something (such as a liquid) to pass through
-an impermeable layer of rock
-a fabric impermeable to moisture
controlling the situation by making things happen or by preparing for possible future problems；having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future
= pro + reactive
-A survey was given out to customers so that the company could take proactive steps to improve their service.
1. confident in behavior or style.(褒/貶)
2. having a strong or distinctive flavor
-If you want people to listen to your opinions, you'll need to learn to be more assertive.
-an assertive leader
having or providing as much as needed；enough to meet the needs of a situation.
-A brisk walk is sufficient to raise your heart rate.
-Her explanation was not sufficient to satisfy the police.
able to be seen or noticed；able to be perceived especially by the senses.
-The sound was barely perceptible.
-The price increase has had no perceptible effect on the sales.
believing in oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
-kids who feel so entitled and think the world will revolve around them.
very small in amount or number compared with demand.
- Food was getting scarce during the drought.