Vocabulary lesson 70

Definitions and samples

  • cruel (adj.) disregarding or taking pleasure in the pain or suffering of others

- How could you be so cruel to someone who never did you any harm?

  • dim (adj. & v.) (of a light, color, or illuminated object) not shining brightly or clearly

- The room was very dim.

  • cheerful (adj.) noticeably happy and optimistic

- Stephen was a cheerful, affectionate child.

  • chubby (adj.) plump and rounded

- A pretty child with chubby cheeks.

  • beneath (prep. & adv.) extending or directly underneath

- They slept outside beneath the stars.

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