average: typical, common, ordinary
The average person in the world earns about a thousand dollars a month.
The average rainfall or snowfall in Canada is about 540 centimeters a year.
bright: with lots of light, shiny
This room is very bright with all these windows.
It was too bright in the sunlight to read a book.
clever: intelligent and able to learn things quickly
Some cats are clever enough to open doors by turning the doorknob.
All her teachers say she’s a clever little girl who will have lots of success in life.
crooked: bent, curved, not straight
His nose is crooked because of a fight he had last year.
They followed a crooked path through the forest.
difficult: hard to do, not easy
It was difficult to move the sofa upstairs, but we did it.
She had a difficult birth that lasted over 25 hours.
famous: know by many people
His father is a famous Canadian hockey player.
This restaurant is famous for its cheesecake.
harmful: bad for the body, causing injury or illness
If you drink alcohol with that medication, it can be harmful.
Junk food is harmful to your health.
messy: with no order, not neat
Her handwriting is very messy.
You boys, go clean your messy rooms before dinner.
original: the first one
That’s an original painting by Van Gogh.
Thomas Edison had many original ideas.
regular: usual. normal, habitual
They’re regular customers at that restaurant.
She’s a regular guest at all his parties.
straight: with no bend, not curved, direct
They need a straight road to race their cars on.
I want you to come straight home after school.
ugly: unpleasant to look at, having no beauty
I don’t like that kind of dog. I find it very ugly.
I would never buy that ugly rug.
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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