Hey guys! Welcome to part 2! Before start, congratulations to George! This comment commendably covers almost all the words in part 1!
5. How honest you are with others
- sincere ≠ insincere
sincere /sɪn’sɪə/ : showing what you really think or feel.
- frank ≠ secretive
frank: honest, sincere, and telling the truth, even when this might be awkward or make other people uncomfortable.
secretive /’siːkrɪtɪv/ : hide their feelings, thoughts, intentions, and actions from other people.
- direct ≠ sneaky
direct: saying exactly what you mean in a way that nobody can pretend not to understand.
sneaky: behaving in a secret and sometimes dishonest or unpleasant way.
6. How open you are to the views and culture of others
- tolerant ≠ intolerant
tolerant /’tɒl(ə)r(ə)nt/ : able to accept what others say or do even if you do not agree with it.
- open-minded ≠ narrow-minded
open-minded: willing to listen to, think about or accept different ideas.
narrow-minded: not willing to listen to new ideas or to the opinions of others.
- biased ≠ unbiased
biased /’baɪəst/ : making unfair judgement; have a tendency to favor a certain group of people.
unbiased: fair and not influenced by your own or someone else’s opinions.
7. How motivated you are
- strong-willed ≠ weak-willed
strong-willed: determined to do what you want to do, even if other people advise you not to.
- determined ≠ irresolute
determined: you make firm decisions to do things and you don’t let anyone dissuade you.
irresolute: not able to decide what to do.
- driven ≠ apathetic
driven: determined to succeed, and working very hard to do so.
apathetic: showing no interest or enthusim
Let’s take some time to digest and do some practice with these words in the 3 situations!
Use 3 of the adjectives to describe yourself and/or someone else down below!
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