ADJECTIVES+ADVERBS

The Creepy EP

The Creepy EP (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Creepy mona lisa

Creepy mona lisa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Debut of Creepy, edited by Russ Jones, 1963

English: Comparison of Adverbs in Latin
English: Comparison of Adverbs in Latin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To Describe Taste 

Bitter Lemon-flavored Spicy
Bland=insipid Minty Sweet
Delicious Pickled Tangy
Fruity Salty Tasty
Gingery Sour Yummy

To Describe Touch

Auricular Fluffy Sharp
Boiling Freezing Silky
Breezy Fuzzy=hairy Slick
Bumpy Greasy Slimy=greasy=oily
Chilly Hard Slippery
Cold Hot Smooth
Cool Icy Soft
Cuddly=nice Loose Solid
Damaged Melted Steady=firm
Damp Painful Sticky
Dirty Plastic Tender
Dry Prickly=oversensitive Tight
Dusty Rough Uneven
Filthy Shaggy=untidy=messy Warm
Flaky=peeling Shaky=unstable Wet

To Describe Sound

Blaring=piecing Melodic Screeching
Deafening Moaning=complaining Shrill=piercing
Faint Muffled=stifled Silent
Hoarse=croaky Mute Soft
High-pitched Noisy Squealing,shrill
Hissing Purring Squeaking,cry
Hushed Quiet Thundering
Husky=hoarse Raspy=rough Voiceless
Loud Resonant Whispering

To Describe Color  

Azure Gray Pinkish
Black Green Purple=violet
Blue Indigo Red
Bright Lavender Rosy
Brown Light Scarlet=crimson,re
Crimson=cherry Magenta=pink, intense Silver
Dark Multicolored Turquoise
Drab=dull Mustard Violet
Dull=plain=boring Orange White
Gold Pink Yellow

To Describe Size

Abundant Jumbo Puny=frail
Big-boned Large Scrawny=skinny
Chubby=plump Little Short
Fat Long Small
Giant Majestic Tall
Gigantic Mammoth Teeny
Great Massive Thin
Huge Miniature Tiny
Immense Petite Vast

To Describe Shape 

Blobby Distorted Rotund
Broad Flat Round
Chubby=plump Fluffy Skinny
Circular Globular Square
Crooked Hollow Steep
Curved Low Straight
Cylindrical Narrow Triangular
Deep Oval Wide

To Describe Time

Annual Futuristic Rapid
Brief Historical Regular
Daily Irregular Short
Early Late Slow
Eternal Long Speed
Fast Modern Speedy
First Old Swift
Fleet Old-fashioned Waiting
Future Quick Young

To Describe an Amount

All Heavy One
Ample Hundreds Paltry=worthless
Astronomical Large Plentiful
Bountiful=plentiful Light Profuse
Considerable Limited Several
Copious Little Sizable
Countless Many Some
Each Measly=meagre Sparse
Enough Mere Substantial
Every Multiple Teeming=swarming
Few Myriad Ten
Full Numerous Very

To Describe an Emotion

Abrasive Embarrassed Grumpy
Abrupt Energetic Kind
Afraid Enraged Lazy
Agreeable Enthusiastic Lively
Aggressive Envious Lonely
Amiable Evil Lucky
Amused Excited Mad
Angry Exhausted Manic
Annoyed Exuberant Mysterious
Ashamed Fair Nervous
Bad Faithful Obedient
Bitter Fantastic Obnoxious-insuferr
Bewildered Fierce=violent Outrageous
Boring Fine Panicky
Brave Foolish Perfect
Callous=heartless Frantic=anxious Persuasive
Calm Friendly Pleasant
Calming Frightened Proud
Charming Funny Quirky=original
Cheerful Furious Relieved
Combative Gentle Repulsive
Comfortable Glib=persuasive Rundown=shabby
Defeated Glorious Sad
Confused Good Scary
Cooperative Grateful Selfish
Courageous Grieving Silly
Cowardly Gusty=windy Splendid
Crabby=grumpy Gutless Successful
Creepy Happy Tedious=dull
Cross Healthy Tense
Cruel Heinous=atrocious Terrible
Dangerous Helpful Thankful
Defeated Helpless Thoughtful
Defiant Hilarious Thoughtless
Delightful Homeless Tired
Depressed Hungry Troubled
Determined Hurt Upset
Disgusted Immoral Weak
Disturbed Indignant Weary=tired
Eager Irate=furious Wicked
Elated=ecstatic Itchy=irritated Worried
Embarrassed Jealous Zany=crazy
Enchanting Jolly Zealous

To Describe a Person or Personality

Aggressive Famous Restless
Agoraphobic,no-out Fearless Rich
Ambidextrous Fertile Righteous=moral
Ambitious Fragile Ritzy=glamour
Amoral Frank Romantic
Angelic Functional Rustic
Brainy Gabby=talkative Ruthless
Breathless Generous Sassy=impertinent
Busy Gifted Secretive
Calm Helpful Sedate
Capable Hesitant Shy
Careless Innocent Sleepy
Cautious Inquisitive Somber
Cheerful Insane Stingy=parsimonyOus,ungenerous
Clever Jaunty=dashing=chee Stupid
Common Juicy Super
Complete Macho Swanky=posh,classyclassy
Concerned Manly Tame=domesticated
Crazy Modern Tawdry=cheap,flashy
Curious Mushy=soft=soggy Terrific
Dead Naughty=disobedient Testy=irritable
Deep Odd Uninterested
Delightful Old Vague
Determined Open Verdant=luxuriant
Different Outstanding Vivacious
Diligent Perky=lively=frisky Wacky=crazy
Energetic Poor Wandering
Erratic=changeable Powerful Wild
Evil Puzzled Womanly
Exuberant Real Wrong

To Describe Appearance 

Ablaze=on fire Distinct Quirky=original,,odd
Adorable Drab=plain,dull Ruddy=reddish
Alluring=appealing Dull Shiny
Attractive Elegant Skinny
Average Embarrassed Sloppy=careless
Awkward Fancy Smiling
Balanced Fat Sparkling
Beautiful Filthy Spotless
Blonde Glamorous Strange
Bloody Gleaming=shiny,glossy Tacky=cheap,nastyNasty=low
Blushing Glossy Tall
Bright Graceful Thin
Clean Grotesque Ugly
Clear Handsome Unattractive
Cloudy Homely Unbecoming=improperimproper
Clumsy Interior Uncovered
Colorful Lovely Unsightly=ugly
Confident Magnificent Unusual
Cracked=broken=split Murky=dark,foggy,gloomy Watery
Crooked=bent,curved Old-fashioned Weird=odd
Crushed Plain Wild
Curly Poised=balanced,on the edge,on the brink Wiry=thin
Cute Pretty Wooden
Debonair=suave,elegantrefined Puffy=swollen,inflated Worried
Dirty Quaint=old-fashioned,picturesque Zaftig=full-figuredred body

To Describe Situations                                                             

Accidental Doubtful Main
Achievable Elementarty Minor
Advantageous Finger-printed Nasty
Alcoholic Groundless=unjustiffied Nutritious
Animated Hard Obsolete=out of date
Aquatic Harmful Optimal
Aromatic High Organic
Aspiring Honest Premium
Bad Horrible Quizzical=curious
Bawdy=vulgar Illegal Rainy
Biographical Illegible Redundant=superfluous
Bizarre Imperfect Remarkable
Broken Impossible Simple
Careful Internal Tangible
Credible Inventive Tricky
Creepy Jazzy=bright,flashy Wholesaleextensive
Cumbersome=awkward Juvenile Worse
Disastrous Legal Wry=ironiccynical
Dismissive=indifferent Logical X-rated=xxx

happily boldly mournfully

  • spitefully
  • boldly
  • suddenly
  • automatically
  • pragmatically
  • argumentatively
  • suddenly
  • gladly
  • thankfully
  • perfectly
  • highly
  • quickly
  • slowly
  • suddenly
  • promptly
  • angrily
  • quietly
  • loudly
  • softly
  • motionlessly
  • gracefully
  • generously
  • adamantly=obstinately=unwaveringly
  • certainly
  • hungrily
  • massively
  • necessarily
  • sharply
  • accusingly
  • heartily
  • roughly
  • smoothly
  • separately
  • badly
  • dangerously
  • mournfully
  • spitefully
  • boldly
  • suddenly
  • pragmatically
  • argumentatively
  • shortly
  • wrongly
  • effortlessly
  • painstakingly
  • breathlessly
  • proudly
  • greatly
  • horrifyingly
  • correctly
  • carefully
  • ironically
  • practically
  • partially

List of 100 Adverbs

  1. Accidentally- I accidentally break
  2. Always- I always go
  3. Angrily- I angrily shout
  4. Anxiously- I anxiously await
  5. Awkwardly- I awkwardly jump
  6. Badly- I badly want
  7. Blindly
  8. Boastfully
  9. Boldly- I boldly go
  10. Bravely- I bravely lead
  11. Brightly
  12. Cheerfully
  13. Coyly
  14. Crazily
  15. Defiantly
  16. Deftly– I deftly maneuver
  17. Deliberately
  18. Devotedly- I devotedly call
  19. Doubtfully
  20. Dramatically- I dramatically sigh
  21. Dutifully- I dutifully attend
  22. Eagerly
  23. Elegantly
  24. Enormously
  25. Evenly
  26. Eventually- – I’ll eventually come
  27. Exactly
  28. Faithfully
  29. Finally
  30. Foolishly- I foolishly charged
  31. Fortunately- I fortunately received
  32. Frantically- I frantically looked
  33. Frequently- I frequently stay
  34. Gleefully
  35. Gracefully
  36. Happily
  37. Hastily
  38. Honestly
  39. Hopelessly- I hopelessly wait
  40. Hourly
  41. Hungrily- I hungrily ate
  42. Innocently
  43. Inquisitively
  44. Irritably
  45. Jealously
  46. Justly- I justly deserved
  47. Kindly- The kindly old man
  48. Lazily
  49. Loosely- The loosely tied knot
  50. Madly
  51. Merrily
  52. Mortally- I mortally wounded
  53. Mysteriously- The mysteriously absent stranger
  54. Nervously
  55. Never- I never whisper
  56. Obediently
  57. Obnoxiously- The obnoxiously loud phone
  58. Occasionally- I occasionally giggle
  59. Often- I often smile
  60. Only- The only white dog
  61. Perfectly
  62. Politely
  63. Poorly
  64. Powerfully
  65. Promptly- He promptly arrived
  66. Quickly- I quickly run
  67. Rapidly- I rapidly fall
  68. Rarely- I rarely yell
  69. Really- The really pretty house
  70. Regularly- Your regularly scheduled program
  71. Rudely- I rudely shouted
  72. Safely
  73. Seldom- I seldom cry
  74. Selfishly
  75. Seriously- The seriously early boy
  76. Shakily
  77. Sharply
  78. Silently
  79. Slowly- I slowly walk
  80. Solemnly
  81. Sometimes- I sometimes frown
  82. Speedily- I speedily deliver
  83. Steadily- I steadily stride
  84. Sternly- I sternly scolded
  85. Technically
  86. Tediously
  87. Tenderly
  88. Terrifically
  89. Tightly- The tightly wound thread
  90. Totally
  91. Tremendously
  92. Unexpectedly- I unexpectedly arrived
  93. Usually- I usually leave
  94. Victoriously
  95. Vivaciously
  96. Warmly
  97. Wearily
  98. Weekly
  99. Wildly

100.Yearly

List of Conjunctive Adverbs

  • Accordingly
  • Additionally
  • Also
  • Besides
  • Comparatively
  • Consequently
  • Conversely
  • Finally
  • Further
  • Furthermore
  • Elsewhere
  • Equally
  • Hence
  • Henceforth
  • However
  • In addition
  • In comparison
  • In contrast
  • Indeed
  • Instead
  • Likewise
  • Meanwhile
  • Moreover
  • Namely
  • Nevertheless
  • Next
  • Nonetheless
  • Now
  • Otherwise
  • Rather
  • Similarly
  • Still
  • Subsequently
  • Then
  • Thereafter
  • Therefore
  • Thus

Yet

Middle School SAT Vocabulary Word Lists

Some words that students might encounter in middle school to help them with the SAT+ SYNONYMS

  • Abound=thrive,flourish
  • beacon=flare,inspiration
  • berserk=out of control
  • braggart=brag about yourself
  • cache=supply,accumulation
  • celestial=space
  • chasten=reprimand,chastise,correct
  • clarification
  • confiscate=seize,impound,confiscate
  • data=information,facts
  • despondent=hopeless,low,dejected
  • detract=reduce the quality,value
  • embezzle=misappropriate,steal
  • encounter=meet,come across,bump into
  • epic=impressive,heroic
  • heartrending=pitiful,painful
  • leisurely=relaxed
  • lethargic=sluggish,tired,weary
  • malady=woe
  • mellow=smooth,full
  • nomadic=itinerant,roaming,wandering,drifting
  • pantomime
  • pessimist=naysayer,worrywart,cynic,gloomy Gus
  • piecemeal=little by little,bit by bit,gradually
  • precaution=preventive measure,safeguard
  • prosecute=put on trial,act against,impeach
  • puncture=pierce,stab,perforate
  • quest=mission,expedition,pursuit,seek
  • random=chanca,accidental,arbitrary
  • retaliate=get revenge,get even,even the score
  • rant=rage,fume,seethe,angry outburst
  • reinforce=strengthen,support,emphasize
  • seclusion=privacy,isolation
  • sham=pretence,deception
  • status=rank,position,condition
  • turmoil=chaos,confusion,uproar
  • uncouth=uncivilized,bad-mannered,rude
  • underscore=highlite,emphasize,underline,accentuate
  • wholesome=healthy,nourishing
  • Wistful=thoughtful,reflective,pensive,comtemplative

List of Descriptive Words to Critique Art

  • Flowing
  • Delicate
  • Thick
  • Contrasting
  • Dramatic
  • Rough
  • Smooth
  • Coarse
  • Uneven
  • Organic
  • Curvaceous
  • Geometric
  • Angular
  • Swirling
  • Flowing
  • Intimate
  • Miniature
  • Monumental
  • Subtle
  • Strong
  • Bold
  • Vibrant
  • Subtle
  • Pale
  • Earthy
  • Naturalistic
  • Saturation- refers to the brightness of colour
  • Organic – free flowing or rounded
  • Symmetry – meaning it is equal on both sides
  • Asymmetrical – unequal proportioned elements
  • Flat tones – no tonal effect in the colour
  • Negative space – the space around the actual form of art
  • Depth – the illusion of space
  • Broken colour – dabs or small amounts of colour
  • Focal point – the spot that stands out in the artwork
  • Distorted – a shape that is changed and no longer looks proportioned

Another List of Descriptive Words to Critique Art

Simple Adjectives examples:

swift ancient modern bitter sweet tan beige chestnut alert attractive sticky fuzzy giant teeny massive careful cheap expensive good bad bumpy cool few rainy solid cotton crystal round square triangular sore dangerous safe combative weary dull drab dim aggressive mellow fancy excited scared filthy superior lazy excited hungry crazy sane new fresh yellow red blue average graceful plain unusual light purple green wooden plastic woolen soft hard harsh melodic whispering puny harsh noisy quiet shrill hollow low widen arrow crooked oval octagonal teak oak granite pink orange brown black white wrong right poor rich busy happy sad tired alert anxious steep shallow fat skinny petite cold sharp wet dry dusty long short strong weak shy big small large tiny miniscule salty sour tart delicious hot better terrible dead alive wild huge tremendous young old elderly handsome ugly beautiful clear shiny

Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are created when two words are combined to create a descriptive adjective:

self-centered ice-cold next-door life-giving bow-legged long-legged four-sided three-headed pigeon-toed high-heeled candy-stripped left-handed freckle-faced short-tempered heavy-handed red-blooded tight-fisted hard-nosed thin-skinned long-winded bull-headed broken-hearted baby-faced sure-footed hard-hearted

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