artificial: made by humans, not natural
This candy has artificial colors and flavors.
After the accident, he got an artificial leg.
circular: in the shape of a circle
Be careful with that circular saw. You can lose a finger.
He cleaned the windows using a circular motion.
daily: happening every day
Do you read the daily newspaper?
I always take my daily vitamins .
enormous: very large
His feet are enormous.
The Rocky Mountains are an enormous range.
entire: all, whole
I can’t believe I ate the entire cake.
The entire school welcomed the returning war hero.
fancy: much better than ordinary
She made a fancy dinner for her in-laws.
I think I’ll wear something fancy on my date.
forgetful: not able to remember
She’s becoming more and more forgetful.
When I’m very busy, I sometimes become forgetful.
hilarious: very funny
That was a hilarious speech you gave to the students.
It’s hilarious that you can’t remember your own phone number.
miserable: very uncomfortable or uneasy
It’s been raining for 3 days. I don’t like this miserable weather.
Everyone feels miserable when they have a cold.
narrow: thin, not wide
His truck is too wide for these narrow streets.
Her hair is brown and her nose is narrow.
obedient: doing what you are told to do
I trained my dog well, and now he’s very obedient.
What an obedient child you have!
plentiful: lots, much, many
The apples on my tree are plentiful this year.
The fish are plentiful in this lake.
reckless: careless, unconcerned about results
My friend is a reckless driver, and it scares me.
He is reckless with his money.
stubborn: not wanting to change your mind
When she gets stubborn, she won’t listen to you.
He wants to have dinner at 6:00, and he’s stubborn about it.
wealthy: rich, having a lot
There are many wealthy people living in Vancouver.
He has a wealthy knowledge of history.
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