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1 250 Most Common Adjectives Free Press eCourse Vocabulary: definitions, examples, collocations, usage Quiz questions: 800 questions, 8 quizzes, 100 questions each Quiz types: matching, multiple choice, fill in the blanks Knowledge tested: meaning, synonyms, grammar, collocations

2 1. able5. alone9. attractive13. awful 2. absent6. angry10. available 3. afraid7. ashamed11. average 4. alive8. asleep12. aware 14. bad17. big20. blue23. broad 15. basic18. black21. brief24. brown 16. beautiful19. blind22. bright25. busy

3 26. calm32. clean38. common44. correct 27. careful33. clear39. complete45. crazy 28. careless34. clever40. complicated46. cruel 29. cheap35. cloudy41. constant47. curious 30. cheerful36. cold42. convenient 31. chief37. comfortable43. cool

4 48. dangerous52. dear56. difficult60. dry 49. dark53. deep57. direct 50. dead/ly54. definite58. dirty 51. deaf55. different59. double 61. eager65. electric69. equal73. excited 62. early66. elementary70. essential74. exciting 63. easy67. empty71. exact75. expensive 64. economic68. entire72. excellent76. extra

5 77. fair82. fat 87. flat 92. free 78. false83. favourite88. foolish93. fresh 79. familiar84. female89. foreign94. full 80. famous85. final90. formal95. funny 81. fast86. fine91. fortunate96. future 97. general102. grey107. hard112. hot 98. gentle103. great108. healthy113. huge 99. glad104. green109. heavy114. human 100. good105. handsome110. high115. hungry 101. grand106. happy111. honest

6 116. ideal120. independent124. intelligent128. just 117. ill121. individual125. interested 118. important122. innocent126. interesting 119. impossible123. instant127. international 129. large133. legal137. lonely141. lovely 130. late134. light138. long142. low 131. lazy135. little139. loose143. lucky 132. left136. local140. loud

7 144. mad149. narrow154. new159. only 145. main150. natural155. nice160. open 146. major151. neat156. noisy161. opposite 147. male152. necessary157. official162. original 148. married153. negative158. old 163. particular168. pleasant173. practical178. professional 164. past169. political174. present179. proud 165. perfect170. polite175. pretty180. public 166. personal171. poor176. principal181. pure 167. plain171. popular177. private

8 182. quick185. recent188. responsible191. rough 183. quiet186. red189. rich192. round 184. ready187. regular190. right 193.sad199.serious205.simple211.soft217.strong 194.safe200.sharp206.single212.sorry218.stupid 195.same201.short207.slow213.special219.successful 196.scientific202.sick208.small214.steady220.sudden 197.secret203.silent209.smooth215.straight221.sure 198.separate204.similar210.social216.strange

9 222. tall226. thirsty230. top234. unusual 223. terrible227. tight231. total235. usual 224. thick228. tiny232. true236. valuable 225. thin229. tired233. ugly237. various 238. warm242. white246. willing250. young 239. weak243. whole247. wonderful 240. welcome244. wide248. wrong 241. wet245. wild249. yellow

10 1. can [Are you able to finish on time?] 2. capable, can do something well [She is an able student.] not here, not present [absent from school] (prep: from) 1. frightened, scared 2. worried (1 and 2 are used only after a verb [I was afraid...]) 3. (idm) I'm afraid (that)... used to introduce something your listener might not want to hear (prep: of, for)

11 1. living [ I was glad to be alive.] 2. active, full of life [The market was alive with people selling clothes, shoes, fruit and vegetables.]) (prep: with) with no one else [We were alone.] (prep: with, in + place, for + period) unhappy, full of anger [I was angry with my brother about what he had done.] (prep: about sth, at sb or sth, with sb) embarrassment about something one has done [I was ashamed of myself. / I’m ashamed that I did that.] (prep: at, of with) (conj: that)

12 sleeping, not awake [Is she asleep?] (prep: at, in, on) 1. beautiful, lovely, pleasing [an attractive painting / I find it attractive.] 2. interesting (prep: to sb) [That’s attractive to me. / I find that attractive.] 1. things that can be bought or had [The book is now available.] 2. person that is free to do something or to be visited [Are you available now?] (prep: for, from, to)

13 1. adding two + numbers and dividing by number added [average mark] 2. normal, usual, nothing special [an average day] (prep: of) (average n) knowing or realising something (used only after a verb) (prep: of; conj: that) [I’m not aware of any problems. / Are you aware that smoking is not allowed here?] (awareness n) very bad, horrible, terrible, unpleasant [an awful sound / That movie was awful.] (awfully adv)

14 All of the ‘A’ adjectives can be used before a noun except afraid, alive, alone, ashamed, asleep and aware. All of the ‘A’ adjectives can be used after a linking verb [That is / looks / smells / tastes / feels / seems awful.] Adjectives that can go after an object: able [I found him quite able to do the job.] absent [We reported him absent.] afraid [It made her afraid.] alive [We found him alive.] alone [Leave her alone.] angry [I wouldn't make her angry if i were you.] asleep [I found him asleep with his face in a book.] attractive [Do you find her attractive?] available [You will always find me available to answer questions.] average [It has pros and cons; I'd call it average.] aware [Her mother's look made her quite aware of her mistake.] awful [I found it awful.]

15 no good (usually before a noun) [What a bad day! / it is bad for sb/sth / it is bad to do sth / feel bad about sth] (badly adv; badness n) 1.main, starting point [The basic problem is that we don't have enough time. / Honesty is basic to a good relationship] (prep: to) 2. limited [My Japanese vocabulary is pretty basic.] (basis n; basically adv) attractive, good-looking, lovely (beauty n; beautifully adv)

16 1. large [big man, big company] 2. elder brother or sister [big brother] 3. important [a big game] the darkest colour (blackness n; blacken vb; black n) 1. sightless, unable to see [My dog is blind.] (blind vb; blindness n; blindly adv) 2. unwilling to see [blind hate/love / He is blind to their suffering.] 1. colour [blue sky] (colour vb, n) 2. unhappy, depressed [I'm feeling blue.]

17 short, not long [a brief holiday / a brief summary] (briefly adv; brief vb; briefing n) 1.light, shining [a bright day] (brightness n; brightly adv) 2.lots of sunlight [a bright room] 3.cheerful, lively [He has a bright personality] 4.intelligent [She is a bright girl.] wide [broad street, broad experience] (broaden vb; broadly adv; broadness n)

18 colour [brown eyes] having a lot to do, hardworking [She's very busy / busy day] (prep: with or at sth/doing sth) (busily adv)

19 All of these ‘B’ adjectives can be used before a noun. All of these ‘B’ adjectives can be used after a linking verb [That is / looks / smells / tastes / feels / seems bad.] Adjectives that can go after an object: basic [I found it too basic.] beautiful [I found it beautiful] big [Will the little company make it big?] black [Paint it black.] blind [It can make you blind.] blue [Make it blue.] brief [Make it brief.] bright [Do you find it bright enough?] broad [Why didn't they make the pavement broader?] brown [Colour it brown.] busy [Did you find it busy?]

20 1. (sea) no waves [The sea was calm.]; (weather) no wind [a calm day] 2. quiet, not excited [calm faces; Please stay calm.] (calm n, vb; calmness n; calmly adv) 1. taking care [Be careful!] 2. doing sth with care and attention [You must be careful in doing this/so.] (prep: about/of/with sth; about/in doing sth) (care n, vb; carefully adv) 1. Person who does not take care or show enough attention [Don’t be so careless.] 2. Result of lack of attention or care [a careless mistake] (prep: about/of) (carelessness n; carelessly adv)

21 1. inexpensive, low cost, low price [Plums are cheap in August.] 2. good value [That’s pretty cheap for such a nice shirt.] 3. low quality [These cheap shoes hurt my feet.] (cheapness n; cheaply adv) 1. happy, joyful [Why are you so cheerful? / A cheerful laugh] 2. Something that causes happiness [cheerful news] (cheer n, v; cheerfulness n; cheerfully adv) main, most important, principal [the chief cause / reason / thing / executive] (chief n; chiefly adv)

22 dirt-free, not dirty, fresh [a clean room] (clean vb; cleanly adv; cleanliness n) 1. easy to see, see through, hear or understand [a clear day / explanation] 2. certain, sure [One thing is clear.] (clear vb, adv; clearly adv; clearness n) 1. (person) bright, intelligent, quick at learning, smart (prep: at/with sth) 2. (things, ideas) smart [clever idea] (cleverly adv; cleverness n)

23 1. (weather) hazy, overcast, covered with clouds [a cloudy day] 2. (liquids) not clear (cloud n; cloudiness n) 1. low temperature, chilly, not warm [It's cold out. / The food's cold.] 2. cool, formal, unfriendly [He gave me a cold look.] (cold n; coldness n; coldly adv) 1. relaxed, relaxing [Are you comfortable? / I that chair comfortable?] 2. no stress or worries [a comfortable life] (comfort n; comfortably adv)

24 1. everyday, normal, usual [a common problem] 2. shared [a common interest] (commonly adv) 1. with all the parts, whole [a complete set] 2. ended, finished (only after a verb) [The report is complete.] 3. total [a complete success] (complete vb; completeness n; completely adv) 1. complex, made up of many different parts [complicated machine] 2. hard to understand [a complicated situation] (complicate vb; complication n)

25 happening all the time, without stopping [constant noise] (constant n; constantly adv) fitting, suitable [It's not convenient to see you now. / a convenient time] (prep: for) (convenience n; conveniently adv) 1. fairly cold temperature, not warm [cool weather] 2. calm [Keep a cool head.] 3. not interested [a cool response] (prep: about sth / towards sb) (cool vb; cooly adv; coolness n)

26 accurate, exact, right, true [correct answer / That is correct.] (correct vb; correctly adv; correction n; correctness n) 1. foolish, insane, mad, wild [a crazy idea/He's gone crazy!] 2. excited about sth, like sth/sb a lot [I'm crazy about you!] (crazily adv; craziness n) 1. wanting to know [a curious child] [I'm curious to know why you did that.] (prep: about sth/sb) (curiously adv; curiosity n) 2. strange [What a curious thing to say!] intentionally causing pain and suffering (prep: to) (cruelly adv; cruelty n)

27 All of these ‘C’ adjectives can be used before a noun. All of these adjectives can be used after a linking verb [It is / looks / smells / tastes / feels / seems cool.] Adjectives that can go after an object: calm [This can help keep you calm.] careful [Age can make you careful.] careless [It tends to make you careless.] cheap [Highways make it cheap to transport food.] cheerful [How can we make him more cheerful.] clean [Keep it clean.] clear [Keep it clear.] clever [I find her quite clever.] cloudy [I found the water very cloudy.] cold [Do you find it cold?] comfortable [Make your visitors comfortable.] common [I find this sort of behavior common on these days.] complete [Make it complete.] complicated [Don't make it so complicated.] constant [Keep the heat constant.] convenient [I find this service convenient.] cool [They keep it pretty cool in here, don't they?] correct [I want you to change this sentence to make it correct.] crazy [She called the idea crazy.] cruel [I find that cruel.] curious [I find it curious that Sandy was there.]

28 1. able to hurt you [Some pets can be dangerous.] 2. likely to cause a problem [a dangerous idea] (danger n; dangerously adv) 1. little or no light [a dark street] 2. closer to black than white [dark hair, dark blue] (dark n; darkness n; darkly adv) 1. dead: not alive 2. deadly: (a) able to kill people [a deadly typhoon] (b) complete [a deadly silence] (dead adv, n; deaden vb)

29 unable to hear [My dog is deaf.] (the deaf n; deafness n; deafen vb) 1. used before a name in a letter [Dear Mr Chan] 2. sth liked or loved a lot [my dear friend] (dear adv; dearly adv; dearness n) a long way under the surface [a deep hole] (deep adv; deepen vb; deeply adv; deepness n; the deep n) certain, clear, sure [I need a definite answer.] (define vb; definitely adv)

30 1. not the same [These two are different.] 2. unusual [Well, this is different!] (difference n; differently adv) 1. not easy to do sth [a difficult job] 2. troublesome, hard to please, not friendly [He’s a difficult customer.] (difficulty n) 1. straight [a direct line] 2. without stopping [a direct flight/train] 3. straightforward [I would like a direct answer.] (direct adv, vb; directness n)

31 not clean [You can go out and play but don't get dirty.] (dirt n) 1. two times as much/many [double strength] 2. two of one thing [double lines, double negative] (double n, vb; doubly adv) 1. not wet or humid [dry clothes] 2. little or no rainfall [dry season] (dryness n; dryly adv)

32 All of these ‘D’ adjectives can be used before a noun. All of these ‘D’ adjectives can be used after a linking verb, except dear.] Only dear and definite cannot be used as an object complement. The following ‘D’ adjectives can go after an object ('to be' is optional): dangerous [I find them (to be) dangerous] dark [I found the street (to be) dark and dreary.] dead [The police found him dead in his home.] deaf [That will make you deaf.] deep [Make the hole deep.] different [What makes this any different?] difficult [I found it (to be) difficult.] direct [I find him too direct.] dirty [Don't get your shoes dirty.] double [I charged them double.] dry [Is the road dry yet?]

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