Level 1

Human nature


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adolescent
a young person who is developing into an adult
characteristic
a typical or noticeable quality of someone or something
trait
a particular characteristic that can produce a particular type of behaviour
apprehensive
feeling worried about something that you are going to do
assertive
describes someone who behaves confidently and is not frightened to say what they want or believe
clumsy
moving or doing things in a very awkward way
cynical
believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere
desirable
worth having and wanted by most people
eccentric
strange or unusual, sometimes in a humorous way
egotistical
egotistical; a person who considers themselves to be better or more important than other people
gullible
easily deceived or tricked, and too willing to believe everything that other people say
idealised
idealize ; to think of or represent someone or something as better than they are
inconsiderate
not thinking or worrying about other people or their feelings; selfish
indecisive
1. not good at making decisions
self-assured
having confidence in your own abilities
self-absorbed
only interested in yourself and your own activities
self-centred
only interested in yourself and your own activities
self-congratulatory
praising yourself or saying how well you have done something
self-deprecating
trying to make yourself, your abilities or your achievements seem less important
self-important
self-importance ; the belief that you are more important or have a higher value than other people
tactful
careful not to say or do anything that could upset someone
well-adjusted
describes a person who behaves sensibly and reasonably and whose behaviour is not difficult or strange
well-bred
speaking or behaving in a way that is generally considered correct and polite
well-brought-up
describes people, especially children, who are polite and who act in a quiet and pleasant way, because they have been taught this behaviour at home
well-dressed
wearing attractive and stylish clothes
the life and soul of the party
someone who is energetic and funny and at the center of activity during social occasions
cheerful
happy and positive:
charming
pleasant and attractive:
self-conscious
nervous or uncomfortable because you are worried about what people think about you or your actions:
sensible
based on or acting on good judgment and practical ideas or understanding:
well-liked
liked by many people
well-rounded
involving or having experience in a wide range of ideas or activities:
bubbly
(especially of a woman or girl) attractively full of energy and enthusiasm:
in (or out of) character
in keeping (or not in keeping) with someone's usual pattern of behaviour and motives.
get along
If two or more people get along, they like each other and are friendly to each other:
clash
To come into conflict; be in opposition
turn away
to move your face so you are not looking at something
stray animal
a pet that no longer has a home or cannot find its home:
ever since
continuously since that time:
bump into something
to accidentally hit against something
make your mind up
to decide:
get on with
to give your time to something and make progress with it
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