affectionate: showing love
That little kitten is so affectionate.
The affectionate couple walked hand in hand.
constant: all the time
The noise from the construction project next door is constant during the day.
I have a constant pain in my lower back.
deliberate: with a plan, not accidental
His meeting her was deliberate. He had planned it for days.
She made a deliberate mistake so that he would help her.
economical: inexpensive, cheap
Driving to work everyday and paying for parking is not economical.
He thought it would be more economical to stay with his parents while at university.
expensive: costing a lot of money
It’s becoming more and more expensive to buy a house in this city.
That engagement ring he gave you must have been expensive.
frigid: very cold
The Yukon is a frigid place in winter.
The ocean off the coast of Argentina can get very frigid.
grateful: thankful, showing gratitude
She was grateful for his help after the fire that destroyed her home.
His son was grateful that he could have his own room in the new house.
identical: exactly the same
Julia and Gillian are identical twins with identical likes and dislikes.
The knife used in the murder was identical to those in the kitchen drawer.
mature: like an adult, not childish
Stealing her smart phone was not a mature thing to do.
Jonathan, although he’s only eight, is very mature for his age.
negative: bad, not good
I hope you have no negative feelings towards me.
The students’ attitude toward their substitute teacher was negative.
present: happening now
I can’t tell you her present address because she recently moved.
Don’t daydream in class. You need to be present to learn anything.
sensitive: emotional, showing emotions easily
Their son’s suicide is a sensitive topic in that family.
I think that sometimes your sister is too sensitive.
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