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    Synonyms for "good" & "bad"

    When I have to describe some situations or people charachers, I become really annoyed as no other adjectives except for 'good' and 'bad' come to my mind. Could you give me some advice about how I can fill in the gaps in this part of vocabulary?

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    Re: Synonyms for "good" & "bad"

    Dear Uneddy:

    I strongly second RonBee's suggestion that you consult a thesaurus.
    Also, it will be good for you to keep reading, reading, reading, since it is often the case that synonyms have important shadings of meaning. It's a tricky business, even for native speakers (of any language, I presume).

    All best wishes,

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    Re: Synonyms for "good" & "bad"

    Quote Originally Posted by undeddy View Post
    When I have to describe some situations or people charachers, I become really annoyed as no other adjectives except for 'good' and 'bad' come to my mind. Could you give me some advice about how I can fill in the gaps in this part of vocabulary?
    I'd suggest you look beyond synonyms for good and bad, since you already have words for those, and most people and situation are neither all good nor all bad. Perhaps words like "interesting, thought-provoking, boring" are what you want. In any case, you are looking for adjectives.

    You could try these:
    What are some adjectives that describe a person's personality? - Yahoo! Answers
    ADJECTIVES. English vocabulary builder with instant answers. Tests, games to improve vocabulary

    A Google search for "adjective person" and "adjective situation" will give you more.

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