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  • able

    adjective
    definition : to have the skill, intelligence, opportunity, etc. needed to do something.
    example :You must be able to speak French for this job

    acceptable

    adjective
    definition : agreed or approved of by most people in a society ; not very good but good enough
    example : Children must learn socially acceptable behaviour
    example : The food was acceptable, but no more.

    accurate

    adjective
    definition : correct and true in every detail ; completely correct
    example : The police are trying to obtain a more accurate picture of crime levels.

    actual

    adjective
    definition : used to emphasize something that is real or exists in fact
    example : James looks younger than his wife but in actual fact(= really) he is five years older.

    additional

    adjective
    definition : more than was first mentioned or is usual ; extra
    example :The government provided an additional £25 million to expand the service.

    afraid

    adjective
    definition : feeling fear; frightened because you think that you might be hurt or suffer ; worried about what might happen
    example : Are you afraid of spiders?
    example : Don't be afraid to ask if you don't understand.

    aggressive

    adjective
    definition : angry, and behaving in a threatening way; ready to attack ; acting with force and determination in order to succeed.
    example : a dangerous aggressive dog
    example : A good salesperson has to be aggressive in today's competitive market.

    alive

    adjective
    definition : living; not dead ; full of emotion, excitement, activity, etc
    example : We don't know whether he's alive or dead.
    example : She had to steal food just to stay alive.
    example : Her eyes were alive with interest.

    about

    adjective
    definition : to be close to /willing to doing something ; to be going to do something very soon
    example : I was just about to ask you the same thing.

    above

    adjective
    definition : mentioned or printed previously in a letter, book, etc
    example :Please notify us if the above is not correct.

    administrative

    adjective
    definition : connected with organizing the work of a business or an institution
    example : an administrative job/assistant/error

    adult

    adjective
    definition : fully grown or developed ; behaving in an intelligent and responsible way ; grown-up
    ex : When my parents split up, it was all very adult and open.

    alone

    adjective
    definition : without any other people ; friends ; with himself
    example : He lives alone.
    example : Finally the two of us were alone together.

    alternative

    adjective (also alternate)
    definition : can be used instead of something else
    example : Do you have an alternative solution?

    amazing

    adjective
    definition : very surprising, especially in a way that makes you feel pleasure or admiration
    example : an amazing achievement/discovery/success/performance

    angry

    adjective
    definition : having strong feelings about something that you dislike very much or about an unfair situation
    example : Her behavior really made me angry.= don't like her behavior
    example : The passengers grew angry about the delay.

    annual

    adjective
    definition : happening or done once every year
    example : an annual meeting/event/report/budget

    anxious

    adjective
    definition : feeling worried or nervous & wanting something very much
    example : He seemed anxious about the meeting.
    example : She was anxious that he should meet her father.

    appropriate

    adjective
    definition :suitable, acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances
    example :The book was written in a style appropriate to the age of the children
    example :Jeans are not appropriate for a formal party.

    available

    adjective
    definition : that you can get, buy or find
    example : This was the only room available.
    example : We'll send you a copy as soon as it becomes available.

    aware

    adjective
    definition : knowing or realizing something & noticing that something is happening
    example : He was well aware of the problem
    example : They suddenly became aware of people looking at them.

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