amusing: causing laughter, funny
That was an amusing story he told at the party.
Watching the kittens play was very amusing.
contagious: able to spread from one person to another
Chickenpox is a contagious disease, so keep your child home.
AIDS is only contagious through body fluids
domestic: in the home, on the farm, in the country
Pigs, sheep and cows are domestic animals.
She left her husband because of domestic violence.
flammable: able to catch on fire easily
Natural gas is a highly flammable substance.
Don’t smoke around any flammable liquid.
horizontal: positioned from side to side, lying
Draw a horizontal line across the middle of the page.
She stayed in a horizontal position until her back pain got better.
intense: of an extreme kind, strong
They had to find shelter from the intense heat of the sun.
He won the video game with intense concentration.
junior: with less experience, younger
He is only a junior partner in the law firm.
They met each other in junior high school.
mobile: able to be carried or moved
Everyone I know has a mobile phone.
The family lives in a mobile home outside the city.
rebellious: fighting against authority, disobedient
At the age of sixteen, he entered a rebellious stage in his life.
England tried to maintain control over the rebellious colonies in America.
senior: of an older age or higher rank
He is senior vice president of sales at Microsoft.
That seating is for handicapped people or senior citizens.
typical: usual, common, normal
It is typical of him to forget his keys.
The typical reader will find this book hard to read.
vertical: positioned up and down, standing
The spaceship rose vertical to the horizon.
The vertical movements of the needle on the page indicate an earthquake.
Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the above vocabulary on the audio file below.
Use these flashcards to help you study.
When you think you’re ready, do the following exercise.
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