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Evil (bad) characteristics

  1. Are added to the concrete to obtain desirable characteristics.
  2. CHARACTERISTICS OF COMPETENT COMMUNICATORS
  3. Characteristics of constitutions
  4. Chemical admixtures are materials (в виде порошка или жидкостей) that give concrete certain characteristics not obtainable with plain concrete mixes.
  5. Ex. 3. Summarize the main characteristics of Generation Y workers.
  6. General characteristics of linguistic units.

1. absent-minded

2. aggressive

3. agitated

4. annoyed

5. anxious

6. apathetic

7. apprehensive

8. arrogant

9. awkward

10. bad-tempered

11. baffled

12. base

13. bigoted

14. blue

15. blunt

16. boastful

17. bored

18. callous

19. capricious

20. careless

21. casual/neglectful

22. cheeky

23. clumsy

24. coarse

25. cocky

26. complacent

27. compliant

28. conceited

29. contemptuous

30. cool

31. cruel

32. cynical

33. dashing

34. deceitful

35. defiant

36. detached

37. disappointed

38. dishonest

39. disillusioned

40. disloyal

41. disobedient

42. dispassionate

43. displeased

44. disrespectful

45. distracted

46. distressed

47. dominant

48. domineering

49. double-faced

50. doubtful

51. down

52. down-to-earth

53. dull/dummy

54. ecstatic

55. edgy

56. egoistic

57. evil/sinful

58. exacting

59. excited

60. false

61. fearful

62. fed up

63. feeble

64. feeble-minded

65. foolish

66. frustrated

67. furious

68. fussy

69. gloomy

70. greedy

71. gullible

72. grim

73. hard-hearted

74. harsh

75. haughty

76. heartbroken

77. hesitant

78. highly-strung

79. homesick

80. hopeless

81. hostile

82. hot

83. hot/quick/short-tempered

84. humiliated

85. hypocritical/ deceitful

86. idle

87. ignorant

88. ill-behaved

89. illiterate

90. ill-mannered

91. ill-natured

92. ill-read

93. impatient

94. impertinent

95. impolite

96. impressionable

97. impudent

98. in a bad mood

99. incompetent

100.inconsiderate

101.inconsistent

102.indecisive

103.indifferent

104.indiscreet

105.inert

106.in low spirits

107.intemperate

108.intolerant

109.irrational

110.irresolute

111.irresponsible

112.irritable

113.insincere

114.jealous

115.keeping aloof

116.lacking self reliance

117.lazy

118.light-headed

119.lost

120.low and sad

121.malicious

122.mean

123.mediocre

124.merciless

125.miserable

126.mixed-up

127.moody, grim

128.naïve

129.narrow-minded

130.nervous

131.neurotic

132.nostalgic

133.nuisance

134.obstinate

135.ordinary

136.paranoid

137.peevish

138.pert

139.perverse

140.petrified

141.pompous

142.possessive

143.prejudiced

144.presumptuous

145.prim

146.pushy

147.quarrelsome

148.rash

149.resentful

150.reserved

151.revengeful

152.rigorous

153.rude

154.ruthless

155.sad

156.scared

157.sceptical

158.scornful

159.secretive

160.self-assured

161.self-centred

162.self-confident

163.selfish

164.self-willed

165.sentimental

166.servile

167.severe

168.shallow

169.showy

170.silly

171.simple-minded/ -hearted

172.sleepyhead

173.sloppy

174.slovenly

175.slow-minded

176.sluggish

177.sly (cunning)

178.smug

179.snobbish

180.sorrowful

181.speechless

182.spiteful

183.stiff

184.stingy

185.strict

186.stubborn

187.stupid

188.sulky

189.sullen

190.superstitious

191.submissive/ compliant

192.suspicious

193.tactless

194.touchy

195.tough

196.treacherous

197.two-faced

198.uncivil

199.uncommunicative

200.unconcerned

201.uneducated

202.unfair

203.unhappy

204.unjust

205.unkind

206.unlettered

207.unreasonable

208.unreliable

209.unrestrained

210.unscrupulous

211.unskilled

212.unsociable

213.untrusting

214.upset

215.vain

216.villainous

217.vulgar

218.wasteful

219.wavery

220.weak-willed

221.wicked

222.wilful

223.withdrawn


Exercise 2. Read and translate the following text. While reading pay attention to the words in bold type. Answer the questions after the text.

Appearances are deceptive. It is a common truth; practically everyone has met at least someone whose character and appearance differ radically.

When one sees a tall, broad-shouldered youth, one expects him to be strong-willed and brave. One thinks: 'A model to follow!' How often a good-looking individual turns out to be petty, weak-willed or even cowardly. Then one thinks: 'A mediocrity!'

At the same time everyone knows that a lot of great people were of poor build: short and fragile. It didn't stop them from displaying intelligence and courage. Ingenuity does not depend on one's complexion or constitution.

Plump or fat people create an impression of generous and kind personalities. Strangely enough, not rarely they may be thrifty or even greedy. One usually thinks: 'A scrooge!'

On the other hand, thin or slim nervous ladies often tend to be lavish. They like to buy and never think twice when they pay. One thinks: 'I would call her open-handed and Mother would call her a spendthrift'. Yes, mothers are always stricter in judgements.

Has it ever happened to you that you come to an important office and see an important boss? You immediately evaluate his looks: 'Round-faced, small narrow eyes, dimple on the cheeks and an upturned nose. What a kind-hearted person! A simpleton!' You tell the boss of your troubles and expect immediate help. But the boss appears to be rude, harsh and wilful. You never get your help and think: 'A stone heart and an iron fist'.

When someone sees a delicately built pretty blonde with curly hair, blue eyes, a straight nose and a high forehead, one is inclined to think that the beauty is intelligent and nice. It may be disappointing to think later 'What a stupid, capricious, impolite bore!'

On the contrary, when one sees a skinny brunette with ugly irregular features - a hooked nose, pointed chin, close-set eyes and thin lips, strange thoughts come to one's head; because it is the image of evil people - cruel and cunning. It may be a relief some time later to find her a clever, gentle and good-mannered lady and think: 'What charm! A heart of gold!'

Another general misconception lies in the fact that children are always expected to resemble their parents. And parents like it when children take after them. Relatives like to compare moles, the shape of noses, etc. the greatest compliment is: 'They are as like as two peas'. The greatest disappointment is to find nothing in common. We want to deny people their exclusiveness, we don't want to admit that nature has selected other options from an enormous genetic fund developed over generations. Why do we like our copies? Who knows!

Nature likes to play tricks on us. But don't you think it is a present on the part of nature? Life becomes not a boring routine, but a brilliant kaleidoscope of characters and appearances which often clash.



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