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ADJECTIVES DESCRIBE PERSONALITY

conservative traditional old-fashioned

shy/timid straightforward somber stern

up-tight nervous ill at ease stressed

aggressive irritating / vexing / infuriating

mysterious reserved friendly open

clever/ bright / intelligent cunning witty

cheerful lightheaded sullen gloomy

sharp /bitter pleasant /agreeable / charming eccentric /peculiar conventional consistent competent adept effective productive industrious responsible dependable / reliable

ambitious eager /enthusiastic /zealous

stable independent adventurous / curious


BUILDING VOCABULARY...idioms are phrases that mean something different from the individual words in it; idioms are common in English. Often a reader can infer (figure out) the meaning by other information (context clues). Match the idiomatic expression in the left column with the possible explanation in the column at the right.

Example: Where's the fire... means: Why are you in such a hurry?

1.He's afraid of his own shadow. ______ strange / unusual

2.He really rolls up his shirtsleeves. ______ blundered/doesn't understand

3.He's a ball of fire. He's an eager beaver. ­­ initiates, accomplishes things

4.He's asleep at the switch. He's asleep at the wheel. timid /fearful clumsy

5.He missed the boat. _____awkward extraordinary

6.I'm all thumbs! exceptional important /

7.He stands out in a crowd. He's a hard act to follow. influential not attentive

8.He has a screw loose. He's a character! unyielding / stubborn

9.She's on edge. He's uptight. We're edgy. energetic / enthusiastic hard

10.She leaves no stone unturned. worker / industrious unaware

11.He's a hard nut to crack. ignorant thorough / accurate

12.She has a heart of gold. generous / unselfish

13.He's the real McCoy. authentic / genuine nervous

14.He's a big wheel / bigwig / kingpin / top dog. high-strung can't do the job

15.He takes charge / makes tracks / gets the job done.

16.He's in la-la land. He's out of it! He's zoning.

17.He can't cut the mustard. He can't handle it.


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