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Compose your own sentences to bring out the meaning of these adjectives.
These rather strong adjectives need some careful handling; see if you are up to the task.
Extracts from Literature
Alice gets an English Lesson
Alice meets Humpty Dumpty, and it turns out that she has been using words wrong all her life.
by Lewis Carroll 1832-1898
All Things ‘Nice’
Henry Tilney teases a bewildered Catherine Morland for her lazy vocabulary.
by Jane Austen 1775-1817
The Bashful Young Gentleman
Charles Dickens sketches for us the shyly ingratiating youth who gets himself in a tangle in the presence of Beauty.
by Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Words of Praise
Suggest suitable adjectives to describe these nouns when they are at their best.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak