approximate: near but not exact
The approximate time is 3:00.
I don’t know exactly, but the approximate distance is 800 kilometers.
bulky: very large and hard to carry
That piano is too bulky to move by yourself.
A bulky package arrived just before her birthday.
capable: able to do something
I don’t believe he’s capable of murder.
She’s a capable mother of three.
eventual: happening slowly
The eventual result of his smoking habit was lung cancer.
His carelessness with money caused his eventual bankruptcy.
It was fortunate that you were there to help her.
We all felt fortunate to meet the President.
humid: with water vapor in the air
It’s not a good idea to exercise in hot, humid weather.
It feels very humid after a storm.
intelligent: smart, quick to understand
Your dog is pretty intelligent.
She is highly intelligent, but not a genius.
jealous: wanting what someone else has
He was jealous of his brother’s wealth.
She was jealous of his relationship with his sister.
loyal: always ready to support (someone), faithful
He is a loyal friend whom I’ve known for years.
Dogs have been man’s loyal companions for thousands of years.
nude: without any clothes on, naked
She stood in the doorway completely nude.
At some beaches in the world, you can go nude.
particular: one and only, not general
They have a particular interest in old movies.
There’s a particular way she likes to brush her hair.
The children love to eat raw carrots.
He tries to eat as much raw food as possible.
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