Often in conversations, we like to describe people and sometimes even ourselves. For example, if there is a person who gets angry fast, you say, “Oh he gets angry too fast”. But then when you start repeating this pattern, it could lead you to lose some marks in IELTS. It directly shows that you lack good vocabulary. Well, English provides you with some easy adjectives that could be used. These are the compound adjectives. But then what is a compound adjective?
It is a combination of two or more adjectives separated by a hyphen to describe a noun. So, for today, let’s begin with the compound adjectives you can use to describe someone :
Describe someone or maybe yourself, open-minded when they/you like to try on new things. You are okay with knowing about the new culture and talking to new people.
Sentence-: If only the society was more open-minded, we might have less wars and more love!
This is the opposite of open-minded. A person is closed-minded if he/she gets uncomfortable trying new things. Or they have set patterns and rules or opinions for themselves, which they don’t want to change.
Sentence: Most of the fights can be stopped if people start looking at things from other people’s perspective also, rather than just being closed-minded.
You call someone absent-minded when they are so much engrossed in something that other things just lose their importance for them. Or maybe they are thinking about one thing that they don’t know what is going on elsewhere.
Sentence-: Anvesha is absent-minded. She forgets all about her assignments and responsibilities.
A laid person is someone who doesn’t care much about things. They are the ones who rarely get angry or anxious.
Sentence: she is so laid-back, I sometimes doubt, if she would ever be able to do something.
There are so many people around you. Some of them work hard, some get angry easily. Earlier you learned a few words to describe people. We will carry on with it and grasp some more words.
If you really try to do your work in the best possible way and if you are truly devoted to your work, you can call yourself a hard-working person.
Sentence Hard-work is the first step towards being successful.
It means similar to embarrassed or you can say you feel uncomfortable.
Sentence: in my initial days of performing live, I used to be so self-conscious, because I realized that there are so many people looking at me.
You call someone cool-headed if they are they are a very relaxed person and don’t panic easily.
Sentence: we need doctors who are cool-headed because they need to handle quite tough situations.
This means you just get angry quite easily.
Sentence: You are so hot-headed; do you even know the meaning of smile and courtesy?
It does not mean the person literally has two faces. So, if there is someone who pretends to be someone on the face and behaves differently behind your back, call them two-faced.
Sentence: the girl is so damn two-faced. She is so nice on the face, but once you turn back, she is the meanest of all.
Express yourself. Express accurately and increase your band. Live your dream.
Go on. Practice them for today. There might be people around you who fit into these words. Use these words for them, experiment more and make them a part of your speaking.