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New English File Upper-intermediate 1B

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adventurous
not afraid to take risks or try new things
ambitious
determined to be successful, rich, famous etc
arrogant
a person who thinks they are better or more important than other people and behaves in a way that is rude and too confident is ...
as hard as nails
strong and determined
assertive
acting with confidence and force; sure of one's self
bad-tempered
a person who becomes angry and annoyed easily
is ...
calm
not excited, relaxed
cheerful
happy and in a good mood
cold fish
someone who is not friendly (idiom)
conscientious
a person who does everything very carefully and pays attention to every detail is ...
critical
a person who concentrates on other people's mistakes and things that are not right is ...
easy-going
person who is relaxed and doesn't worry about things is ...
eccentric
a person who is different from others, strange (in fashion, behaviour etc) is ...
forgetful
person who tends to forget things is ...
funny
person who makes others laugh is ...
heart of gold
very kind and nice to others (idiom)
immature
person who is doesn't behave like an adult, behaving like a child is ...
impulsive
someone who tends to do things without thinking about what will happen as a result is ...
insincere
someone who doesn't say what they really think is ...
loyal
someone who will always support, work for, or be a friend to someone, even in difficult times is ...
moody
someone who is happy one moment and sad the next is ...
open-minded
someone who is willing to accept new ideas is...
optimistic
someone who believes everything will be alright is ...
pain in the neck
annoying (idiom)
pessimistic
someone who tends to think negatively about future is ...
possessive
someone who wants to own and control other people is ...
reliable
someone you can always depend on is ...
reserved
someone who is cool and formal in manner is ...
self-confident
someone who believes in themselves is ...
sensible
someone who is smart and practical is ....
sensitive
somebody who is easily hurt or offended is ...
stubborn
someone who never change their opinion even if they are clearly wrong is ..
vain
someone who is very proud and thinks they are very attractive is ...
well-balanced
someone who is emotionally in control, not moody is ...
wise
someone who has a lot of experience and knowledge is ..
childhood
the period from birth to adulthood
deduce
reach a conclusion from the information given
handwriting
the particular way that someone writes using a pen or pencil
illegible
something that cannot be read
initials
the first letters of all someone's names
psychic
somebody who is sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces (can tell the future, talk to ghosts etc)
secretive
somebody who doesn't tell people things is ...
sign
to write your name under a piece of writing, such as letter, form, document
signature
your name written by you
trick
an effective and skilful way of doing something
ability
the power or skill to do something
adapt
to adjust or change to suit conditions
ambition
a desire to succeed or be powerful
angle
MATHS the shape that is made where two straight lines join or cross each other. Angles are measured in degrees. An angle that measures 90 degrees is a right angle;
a particular way of thinking about something
companion
One who spends time with or does things with another
confirm
verify, support, validate
conflict
a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests
considerate
showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
creative
having the ability to create; imaginative; having originality or expressiveness
descending
moving downward
dyslexic
having impaired ability to comprehend written words usually associated with a neurologic disorder
evidence
supporting materials used to prove or disprove something
faced with
having to deal with, confronted
flattering
making you look more attractive than you really are
genuine
not fake or counterfeit, real
graphology
study of handwriting
horizontal
going straight across from side to side
identify
to recognize and be able to name a person or thing
imply
suggest as a logically necessary consequence
impressive
making a strong or vivid impression
inherit
obtain from someone after their death, receive by genetic transmission
investigate
to look into closely; to study in great detail
judge (verb)
to form an opinion about someone or something
lack (noun)
a shortage
lecture
an informative talk presented to a group
legible
(of handwriting, print, etc.) able to be read
major
of greater importance
objective
unbiased; not subjective
overcome
to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something difficult
paranormal
having to do with an event or events that can't be explained scientifically; supernatural
persona
personality, image, role
powerful
strong or having great influence on people
preferably
used to say what sb would like or prefer.
We want to buy a pet, ......... a small dog.
prominent
very noticeable or obvious
reflect
1. think deeply or carfefully about sth.
2. to show the existence or nature of something
e.g. Public anger is ...........ed in the latest opinion polls.
satisfied
pleased with what has happened or with what you have achieved
scar
a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
sceptical
having doubts about something that other people think is true or right -> I'm very ... about the results of the survey.
self-esteem
A measure of how much you value and respect yourself
sincere
open and genuine, telling other people what he/she really thinks
sociable
interacting with others; friendly, eager to meet new people
stable
not easily changed
statement
something that is said/written, sentence that is either true or false
strategy
an elaborate and systematic plan of action
surgery
a room in a hospital equipped for operations,
or an operation
technique
a skillful or special way of doing something that may be difficult or complicated, method
temporary
not permanent, for a limited time
tempted
if you really want to do it, even though you know you shouldn't you feel ...
tend
have a tendency or disposition to do or be something
tendency
a inclination toward a certain type of action or behavior
tricks of the trade
quick and effective methods used by experienced people in a particular profession
unambitious
not interested in becoming successful/rich/powerful etc.
unsociable
someone who doesn't like to be in the company of others