Vocabulary - Character Traits

Fill in the blank with the correct adjective.

 

well-behaved (brav), humble (bescheiden), lazy (faul), reliable (zuverlässig), lonely (einsam), diligent (fleissig), mature (reif), belligerent (kriegführend), overbearing (anmaßend), apathetic (apathisch)

 

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  1. Although she’s accomplished so much, she’s very ____________ and rarely talks about her achievements and awards.
  2. He recently moved to a new city and hasn’t met many friends yet, so he often feels quite ____________.
  3. He didn’t vote in the last presidential election, because he’s __________ towards both political parties and cares very little about politics.
  4. If she doesn’t go jogging in the mornings, she often feels ____________ the rest of the day and doesn’t want to do anything.
  5. He has a short temper and often gets angry or starts fights with others when he drinks alcohol. It’s hard to spend time with such a _________ person.
  6. Jack was an easy child to take care of, because he was very ____________ and listened to his parents and teachers.
  7. Although Mike and Sarah were the same age, Sarah always seemed so much older and more ________ than Mike.
  8. The students are very ____________ when it comes to schoolwork. They usually study for two hours before watching television or playing outside.
  9. Our company is looking for a hardworking, _________ employee whom we can trust with important tasks.
  10. For Mary, the hardest aspect of marriage was having an ___________ mother-in-law, who constantly criticized her cooking, cleaning, and how she raised her children.

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answers:

  1. Although she has accomplished so much, she is very humble and rarely talks about her achievements and awards.
  2. He recently moved to a new city and hasn’t met many friends yet, so he often feels quite lonely.
  3. He didn’t vote in the last presidential election, because he is apathetic towards both political parties and cares very little about politics.
  4. If she doesn’t go jogging in the mornings, she often feels lazy for the rest of the day and doesn’t want to do anything.
  5. He has a short temper and often gets angry or starts fights with others when he drinks alcohol. It’s hard to spend time with such a belligerent person.
  6. Jack was an easy child to take care of, because he was very well-behaved and listened to his parents and teachers.
  7. Although Mike and Sarah were the same age, Sarah always seemed so much older and more mature than Mike.
  8. The students are very diligent when it comes to schoolwork. They usually study for two hours before watching television or playing outside.
  9. Our company is looking for a hardworking, reliable employee whom we can trust with important tasks.
  10. For Mary, the hardest aspect of marriage was having an overbearing mother-in-law, who constantly criticized her cooking, cleaning, and how she raised her children.

 

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