Vocabulary lesson 54

Definitions and samples

  • postpone (v.) put off to a later time; delay

- The young couple wanted to postpone their wedding until they were sure they could handle the burdens of marriage.

  • gloomy (adj.) dark; dim; in low spirits

- My cousin was gloomy because his best friend had moved away.

  • mediocre (adj.) neither good nor bad; average; ordinary

- The movie wasn't a great one; it was only a mediocre.

  • weird (adj.) mysterious; unearthly

- She locked weird with that horrible make-up on her face.

  • prominent (adj.) well-known; important

- My client is a prominent businessperson.

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