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#EngVocab: Adjectives That Describe Personalities (3)

Hi, fellas! How are you?

We meet again in another series of adjectives that could describe someone’s personality. For the first and second installment of this topic, please visit: https://englishtips4u.com/2012/07/13/engvocab-adjectives-that-describes-personality/ and https://englishtips4u.com/2018/03/12/engvocab-adjectives-that-describe-personalities-2/

Daft = silly, foolish (informal use).
“There is nothing daft about my fondness for Daft Punk. Their music suits my taste.”

Daft Punk.jpg
Daft Punk (pic from grammy.com)

Deranged = mad, insane.
“Police managed to stop that deranged gunman before he could shoot anyone.”

Debonair = from old French ‘de bon aire,’ meaning stylish, charming, and confident. Usually used to describe a man.
“Many who have met Nicholas Saputra described the actor as debonair.”

Dapper = Neat, well-dressed. Also used to describe a man.
“The Academy Awards were crowded by charming ladies and dapper gentlemen.”

Eloquent = fluent and persuasive in speaking or writing.
“She is quite an eloquent young lady. She would make a good public speaker.”

Enchanting = delightfully charming or attractive.
“Unlike her casual daily appearance, she became an enchanting lady on her wedding day.”

Expressive = effectively conveying thoughts or feelings.
“Emilia is such an expressive person. We could know how she feels by looking at her face.”

Emilia clarke
Emilia Clarke (pic from pinterest).

Fair = in accordance with rules or standards.
“If you should become a leader, be a fair one.”

Faithful = loyal, devoted.
“Her late husband was a faithful person. He always spent his free time with the family.”

Fearless = bold, brave.
“Naomi Campbell is a fierce, fearless woman. No wonder she has the longest running career as a supermodel.”

Flirtatious = behaving in such a way to suggest a playful attraction.
“Who was the flirtatious guy you were talking to? He seemed to make you uncomfortable.”

Frank = open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters.
“Is she always so frank, even though not so many people agree with her?”

Funky = modern and stylish in an unconventional or striking way.
“Lady Gaga is funky and quirky, in an extraordinary way.”

Lady Gaga.jpg
Lady Gaga (pic from pinterest).

 

There they go, fellas! As ever, the best way to practice and memorise new vocabularies is by using them a lot. Start incorporating these new words in your daily conversation. Check your dictionaries often to understand the context better.

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 9 April, 2018.


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#IOTW: Idioms Related to Characters

1. Somebody’s bark is worse than their bite. Meaning: seseorang yang sikapnya tidak semenakutkan ucapannya.

Example:

  • Don’t let her frighten you, her bark is worse than her bite.

2. Be as daft as a brush. Meaning: sangat bodoh.

Example:

  • He’s a nice boy, but he’s as daft as a brush.

3. Just off the boat. Meaning: tidak berpengalaman.

Example:

  • His co-workers like to tease him because he’s just off the boat in the company.

4. As pleased as punch. Meaning: sangat puas.

Example:

  • She was as pleased as punch about her final exams’ scores.

5. Rest on your laurels. Meaning: sudah puas dengan prestasi yang diraih dan berhenti berlatih.

Example:

  • Just because you’ve won the contest, doesn’t mean you can rest on your laurels. You should practice harder.

6. Have the courage of your convictions. Meaning: berani melakukan sesuatu yang sudah diyakini.

Example:

  • Although his friends have told him not to sue his company, he had the courage of his convictions to do it.

7. Be bone idle. Meaning: sangat malas.

Example:

  • He never cleans his room, he’s bone idle.

8. Like a headless chicken. Meaning: melakukan sesuatu dengan terburu-buru.

Example:

  • He was walking around like a headless chicken trying to finish his work.

9. Have an eye for the main chance. Meaning: selalu bisa memanfaatkan kesempatan yang menguntungkan dirinya sendiri.

Example:

  • He was someone who had an eye on the main chance and never missed an opportunity to make profit.

10. Be all mouth and no trousers. Meaning: selalu berkata akan melakukan sesuatu tapi kenyataannya tidak.

Example:

  • He says he’ll fix the pipes himself but I think he‘s all mouth and no trousers.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, October 11, 2012


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