Flashcards in Positive Personality Adj Deck (51):
The survivors in this life seem to be those who are adaptable to change.
Able ro willing to change in order to suit different conditions.
I'm not normally very adventurous when choosing my holidays.
Lydia is a person who has always had an adventurous spirit.
Come on - be a bit more adventurous! You always choose chicken and chips!
Instead of staying in the hotel all the time, we wanted to go out and be adventurous.
He's looking for an adventurous companion to go backpacking with in China.
willing to try new or difficult things
She was quite affable at the meeting.
Affable: friendly and easy to talk to.
an affectionate kiss.
He's an affectionate little boy.
Affectionate:showing of feelings of love or like.
If it is agreeable for you...
He seemed an amiable young man.
Amiable: pleasant and friendly
His manner was perfectly amicable, but I felt uncomfortable.
Few people have amicable divorces.
as they couldn't get along, they decided to separate amicably
He was in a bad mood at breakfast and wasn't very communicative.
willing to talk to people and give them information
I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them.
a convivial atmosphere/host
Convivial: friendly and making you feel happy and welcome.
It was a courageous decision to resign in protest at the company's pollution record.
It was courageous of her to challenge the managing director's decision.
Courageous:having or showing courage.
Although she often disagreed with me, she was always courteous.
Courteous:polite and showing respect
You need to be more decisive.
A decisive relpy
Decisive: able to make decisions quickly and confidently.
a diligent student
Leo is very diligent in/about his work.
Their lawyer was extremely diligent in preparing their case.
Careful and using a lot of efforts.
I'm determined to get this piece of work done today.
wanting to do sth very much and not allowing anyone or any difficulties to stop you.
The family made discreet enquiries about his background.
Discreet: respectful of other's privacy,
careful not to cause embarrassment or attract too much attention;
She's young and dynamic and will be a great addition to the team.
We need a dynamic expansion of trade with other countries.
They were advertising for a young, dynamic business manager for their London office.
Dynamic: having a lot of enthusiasm and ideas.
Business innovation is a dynamic process.
The situation is dynamic and may change at any time.
continuously changing or developing
Young and exuberant, he symbolizes Italy's new vitality.
(especially of people and their behaviour) very energetic:
Emma's a gregarious, outgoing sort of person.
Gregarious: (of people) likely to be with other people
A trial must be fair and impartial.
not supporting any of the sides involved in an argument
an imaginative designer
good at thinking of new, original, and clever ideas,
She was too much of an intellectual to find popular movies interesting.
a very educated person whose interests are studying and other activities that involve careful thinking and mental effort
Throughout her marriage she never considered her husband as her intellectual equal.
Looking after a baby at home all day is nice but it doesn't provide much intellectual stimulation.
relating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated ideas
Most people have an intuitive sense of right and wrong.
Men are often regarded as less intuitive than women.
able to know or understand something because of feelings rather than facts or proof.
He's very modest about his achievements.
Not usually talking about or making obvious your own abilities and achievements.
Hassan is the neatest child I've ever met - even his shoes are clean!
I try to be neat, but my husband is a slob.
Neat:Neat people like to keep themselves, their house, and their possessions tidy and in good order,tidy, with everything in its place.
That would be a neat solution for the problem.
Neat: Clever and simple
a passionate speech
a passionate kiss/embrace
The Italians are said to be the most passionate people in Europe.
The child's mother made a passionate plea for help.
Joe is passionate about baseball (= he likes it very much).
They had a passionate courtship and a long, loving marriage.
It was a passionate and often stormy relationship.
having very strong feelings or emotions
Be persistent - don't give up.
He has been a persistent critic of the president.
She is a persistent offender and has been arrested five times this year for shoplifting.
Someone who is persistent continues doing something or tries to do something in a determined way
She was a very placid child who slept all night and hardly ever cried..
Placid:having a calm appearance or characteristics.
It was plucky of you to chase after the burglar.
able to reply in a clever or funny way without thinking for a long time
He has a very rational way of looking at things.
He was too upset to be rational.
In that state of mind you can't make a rational decision.
I'm sure there's a perfectly rational explanation for it.
Based on clear thought and reason
He did not appear to be sensible of the difficulties that lay ahead.
A sensible person
having an understanding of a situation
Roz is straightforward and lets you know what she's thinking.
Honest and not likely to hide their opinions.
He suffers from back trouble too, so he was very sympathetic about my problem.
She just needed someone who would lend a sympathetic ear to her (= listen to her in a kind and understanding way) once in a while.
used to describe someone who shows, especially by what they say, that they understand and care about someone else's suffering
Thank you for calling when I was ill - it was very thoughtful of you.
She's a very thoughtful person.
kind and always thinking about how you can help other people
It was obvious from their witty intimacies that they had been good friends for many years.
She gave a witty, entertaining and articulate speech.
Using words in a funny and clever way
A leather jacket is a timeless and versatile garment that can be worn in all seasons.
He is a very versatile actor.
We want all our staff to be versatile.
This is a very versatile recipe - you can double the portions for a party.
Teachers have to be versatile to cope with different ability levels.
able to change easily from one activity to another or able to be used for many different purposes
a zealous supporter of the government's policies
Zealous: eager and enthusiastic
"We're so pleased to meet you at last," he said in a respectful tone of voice.
showing admiration for someone or something.
Students are expected to be quiet and obedient in the classroom.
an obedient dog
doing, or willing to do, what you have been told to do by someone in authority
Girls are said to mature faster than boys. V
He matured a lot while he was in college. V
He's very mature for his age.adj
The interview showed her as a self-assured and mature student.
Can we discuss this in a mature manner?
She's much more mature than her brother.
Mature: adj and V
to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way,
Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally.
She is so likeable in every situation
Likeable: easy to talk and pleasant
an ingenious idea/method/solution
He is so ingenious - he can make the most remarkable sculptures from the most ordinary materials.
of a person) very intelligent and skilful, or (of a thing) skilfully made or planned and involving new ideas and methods.
He's very humble about his success.
formal Please accept our humble apologies for the error.
In my humble opinion (= I want to emphasize that I think that) we should never have bought the car in the first place.
not proud or not believing that you are important
Even when she became rich and famous, she never forgot her humble background.
poor or of a low social rank:
It wasn't very considerate of you to drink all the milk.
Considerate opp: inconsiderate
Kind and helpful.
an attentive audience