|Drab||یکنواخت و خسته کننده|
|Eclectic||از هر جا گزننده، گلچین کننده|
|Prime||آماده کردن، نخست|
- adv. distinctly
- adj. distinctive
- n. distinction
- adj. clearly noticed; different
- syn. definite
There was a distinct aroma of coffee in the restaurant.
The two theories are distinctly different from each other.
- adv. dominantly
- n. domination
- v. dominate
- adj. primary or principal; having or exercising control over something
- syn. major
The dominant life forms of the Paleozoic era lived in the water.
The skyscraper dominated the skyline.
- n. dormitory
- adj. not growing or producing; asleep
- syn. inactive
The volcano had been dormant for hundreds of years before the eruption last month.
The seniors live in the new dormitory.
- adv. drably
- n. drabness
- adj. lacking colour; uninteresting, boring
- syn. colourless
Their clothing was quite drab.
The drabness of the desert made driving less interesting.
- adv. dramatically
- n. drama
- v. dramatize
- adj. something that captures the imagination; exciting
- syn. emotional
The dramatic finish of the game left us speechless.
The hurricane dramatically changed the coastline.
- adv. eclectically
- adj. to select or represent something chosen from many sources or places
- syn. diverse
He has an eclectic taste in music, from hard rock to classical.
The eclectic group of students came from fifteen different countries.
- adv. elaborately
- n. elaboration
- v. elaborate
- adj. something with a large number of parts; full of details
- syn. complex
An elaborate headdress indicated rank within the Aztec community.
His elaboration of the issue was quite thorough.
- adv. exceptionally
- adj. unusual in a positive way
- syn. phenomenal
The orchestra’s performance was exceptional.
The North Star is exceptionally bright.
- adv. genuinely
- n. genuineness
- n. honest or true; real
- syn. authentic
She was genuinely concerned about world hunger.
This is a genuine artefact from the American Civil War.
- adv. hazardously
- n. hazard
- adj. very risky, unsafe
- syn. dangerous
Handling flammable liquids is hazardous.
There are many hazards involved in starting a business.
- adj. minute
- n. minutia
- adj. of little consequence; very small
- syn. tiny
The sale of the building had a minuscule effect on the profits of the corporation.
Some leaves are covered with minute hairs.
- adj. primed
- adj. prime*
- n. prime
- v. to make ready;
- *first in importance or in time
- syn. prepare
The directors primed the actors before the performance.
Mozart passed away in the prime of his life.
- n. rudiment
- adj. simple; not complex
- syn. basic
He has a rudimentary knowledge of computers.
The rudiments of grammar are taught in all English classes.
- adv. sceptically
- n. sceptic
- adj. to question the truthfulness of information presented as fact; to not trust
- syn. unconvinced
The professor was sceptical about the theories of climate change.
To answer his sceptics, the scientist presented proof of his conclusions at the conference.
- adv. stoically
- n. stoicism
- adj. showing no emotion; appearing disinterested
- syn. indifferent
His stoicism was unusual since he is normally an emotional boy.
His stoic reaction to the event surprised his friends.
- adv. superficially
- adj. simple; not deep; near the surface
- syn. shallow
The inspector determined that the crack in the bridge was only superficial.
You should not try to answer the question superficially.
- adv. vigorously
- n. vigour
- adj. powerful, full of action
- syn. strong
His vigorous defence of the issues impressed everyone.
He approached his work with vigour.