brief: for a short time, quick
They spent a brief time in Greece last summer.
I hope this meeting is brief. I have things to do.
common: general, ordinary, widespread
Black hair is more common that blond hair.
Soccer is a common sport all over the world.
current: present, happening now
Their current address is 2235 Main Street.
This newspaper is not current. It’s from last week.
endless: continuous, without an end
At the beginning of July the summer seems endless to students.
The possibilities are endless.
filthy: very very dirty
Go wash those filthy hands before dinner.
Don’t use that filthy language in my home.
magnificent: unusually beautiful or big
We can see magnificent mountains from our living room.
His house on the ocean is magnificent.
moist: a little wet, damp
I am so nervous that my hands are moist.
Wipe up that spill with this moist sponge.
numerous: many, a lot, a large number
I’ve seen him at the coffee shop numerous times.
In the courtroom, the spectators were numerous.
rapid: fast, quick
The skytrain is the most rapid transportation in the city.
The patient has a rapid heartbeat, so he’s taking medication.
rural: of the countryside
They live in a rural area of British Columbia.
Rural life is much slower than life in a city.
slender: thin, slim
Miranda is a model, so she has to stay slender.
Her feet are very slender.
stingy: not wanting to share
Don’t be so stingy. Share that box of candy.
He’s a stingy old man.
sturdy: well-built, strong, solid
Don’t stand on that chair. It’s not very sturdy.
This porch is really sturdy. The builders did a good job.
uneasy: feeling that something is wrong
I had an uneasy feeling when I saw the envelope.
She felt uneasy when her friend didn’t come.
wounded: hurt, bleeding
He picked up the wounded bird and took it home.
His father was wounded in the revolution.
Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the above vocabulary on the audio file below.
Use these flashcards to help you study.
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