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Awesome Adjective: Damp

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Meaning: A little wet.

Examples:

When I get a headache, I go lie down and put a damp towel on my forehead.

My clothes are still damp even though they’ve been in the dryer for an hour!

His diaper feels damp – you’d better change it.

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of damp?

A.  Dry

B.  Humid

C.  Greasy

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More Obnoxious

Here are a plethora of images and quotes from the web using our latest Awesome Adjective – enjoy!

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Awesome Adjective: Obnoxious

Meaning: Very rude or annoying.

Examples: 

You have to be nice to customers all the time – even if they’re being obnoxious.

There was a really obnoxious guy on the train this morning who almost started a fight.

A lot of people become very obnoxious when they’re drunk.

 

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following describes obnoxious behavior?

A.  Quietly sitting and reading.

B.  Laughing loudly and cursing.

C.  Helping someone pick something up that’s fallen on the floor.

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Speak of the Devil & Lonely Revisited

We’re killing two birds with one stone here by giving you a song that uses our latest Idiom of the Week and our latest Awesome Adjective. Listen and read the lyrics below!:

“Speak Of The Devil”

by Chris Isaak

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Waiting for someone
Been waiting for years
And it’s alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Watching her walking
Like watching a flame
Trying to forget her
Don’t mention her name
And I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now

Lonely days without her
Nights that would not end
As long as I don’t think about her
I can still pretend
It’s alright

Speak of the devil
The devil appears
Been waiting for someone
Lonely for years
But I’m alright now
Yeah, I’m alright now
It’s alright
It’s alright

Speak of the devil

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Awesome Adjective: Lonely

 

Meaning: Feeling sad because you’re alone.

Examples:

After they broke up, he felt very lonely.

The holidays can be a lonely time for a lot of people.

Even though I’m alone, I don’t feel lonely!

 

Pop Quiz:

What’s the difference between alone and lonely?

A.  Alone is neither good nor bad, but lonely is always bad.

B.  Lonely is neither good nor bad, but alone is always bad.

C.  They are the same.

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Anxious Quotations

Here are some interesting quotations using our latest Awesome Adjective, Anxious:

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.

– Edmund Burke

Love is full of anxious fears.

– Ovid

I was very superstitious when I was a teenager, and I had to fight against that because it made me feel anxious.

– Penelope Cruz

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible.

– Elizabeth I 

I’m totally an anxious mess all the time. There’s a constant dialogue going on in my brain, and it’s just reminding me of all the failures that I have had, and all of the things I need to do, and all of the things I’m not doing good enough.

– Aubrey Plaza

My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’ll say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously and there’s a lot of joy to be had wherever you are.

– Jeff Bridges

 

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Awesome Adjective: Anxious

Meaning: Worried, nervous

Examples:

He was anxious about his driving test. He wasn’t sure if he would pass or not.

If you often feel anxious, maybe you should try meditation.

You look anxious. Is something the matter?

Pop Quiz:

What’s the opposite of anxious?

A.  Calm

B.  Peaceful

C.  Relaxed

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The correct answer is A, B, and C. If you didn’t get it right, don’t be anxious!

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