forbidden: not allowed, against the rules or law
Smoking anywhere in this building is forbidden.
In some religions pork is a forbidden food.
fragrant: having a nice smell
I only buy fragrant flowers that make my apartment smell nice.
This is one of the most fragrant wines I have drunk in a long time.
furious: extremely angry
She was furious with him for lying to her.
They were furious that their table had been given to someone else.
greedy: wanting all of it and not willing to share
Eating the whole pie is a greedy thing to do.
Don’t be greedy. Leave me some of those potato chips.
hearty: healthy or strong
We had a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
They gave the soldier a hearty welcome when he arrived back home.
inferior: not as good, poor in quality
Don’t buy that smart phone. It’s inferior to the one I have.
Last year they put inferior tires on my car, and now I need new ones.
isolated: separated from others, alone
The girl felt isolated in her new school.
There was one isolated tree in the middle of the field.
monotonous: always the same, repeating and boring
His job in the box factory is monotonous.
She doesn’t enjoy the music because she feels it’s monotonous.
noticeable: easily seen
The scar on his face is more noticeable in the morning.
The stain wasn’t very noticeable, so she didn’t have to change her dress.
outstanding: better than all the others, excellent
Everyone agrees he’s an outstanding athlete.
The job you did on your last project was outstanding.
peculiar: unusual and strange
She has a peculiar habit of twisting her hair with her fingers.
I think it’s peculiar that Susan missed our 4:00 meeting.
similar: generally the same
The boys have a similar attitude toward their studies.
They both had similar experiences when they were young.
superior: better in quality
That company builds cars that are superior in quality to other cars.
His writing is superior to his classmate’s.
unfamiliar: not knowing about
We are unfamiliar with the customs of this country.
They found themselves in unfamiliar surroundings.
visual: about seeing or sight
He will always carry a visual image of her in his mind.
It’s been a long time, and I have no visual memory of her face.
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 exercises.
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