Vocabulary points to take away:
comfortable: feeling pleasant to wear
This sofa is so soft and comfortable, I could sleep on it!
uncomfortable: feeling unpleasant or slightly painful to wear
Seats in planes are so uncomfortable – there’s never enough room for your legs.
decisive: good at making decisions quickly and easily
You have to be decisive if you work as a doctor in the emergency department. You often
have to act quickly – hesitating over how to treat can be a matter of life and death.
indecisive: not good at making decisions easily
She always had to arrange the holiday. He was so indecisive, they would never have got
round to booking anything if she’d left it to him to organise.
dark: almost black in colour
“Look at those dark clouds! It’s going to rain in a minute!”
light: pale in colour
The cream colour is too light against the white. We need a darker colour like blue or red.
narrow: small in size from side to side
The space between the cars is too narrow– you won’t be able to get your bike through.
wide: large in size from side to side
“Do you think the mirror will fit in on the wall?” “Oh yes, the space between the two walls
is very wide.
tight: fitting too closely, so feeling uncomfortable
I think I need to lose weight – my trousers have got too tight.
loose: not fitting closely
When it’s really hot, it’s good to wear tops that are loose as they keep you cool.
old-fashioned: belonging to a past age; not modern
He was quite old-fashioned. He still used a radio and didn’t have a mobile.
trendy/modern/up-to-date/cool: very fashionable
She looked like a model in her trendy leather jacket and stripy leggings.
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