Tuesday, December 3, 2013

High-level but useful English vocabulary (7 words)

1. furtively - secretly, surreptitiously, in a sneaky manner 
2. limpid - very clear, pellucid, transparent
3. to clamor - to be noisy, to be loud, when a group expresses anger in a loud manner
4. chic - stylish, trendy, elegant
5. monotonous - boring because it's the same thing over and over again
6. coquettishly - flirtatiously, teasingly, when a young girl tries to influence a guy by being overly nice to him
7. garrulous - too talkative

It was so good to be out of the city.  Bob could literally see the fish swimming through the _______________ stream of water near his campsite.

Is there anything worse than sitting next to a _______________ passenger on an overnight flight who just won't shut up? Well, maybe root canal surgery can be worse.

Bob adores Laura but is quite shy.  He did not want Laura to know that he was her secret admirer.  Once a week he would buy flowers and _________________ leave them on her front doorstep without anyone seeing him.

Initially the people of Tunisia accepted the poor conditions of the country.  After the economy began to really become bad, however, people began to _______________, especially through social media, that political change was necessary.

In the novel Naomi, by the Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki, the title character is an expert at acting _________________ toward the older man who falls in love with her. Although he realizes she is bad news, he cannot stop himself from falling for her over and over again.

A young woman does not need to have a lot of money to look ______________.  It is definitely possible to be trendy even if you are on a budget. 

Many foreigners cannot understand why Americans like the game of baseball.  To most people in the world it is a truly ________________ game in which nothing significant never seems to happen and which lasts for way too long.

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