Adjectives

Active
The parents were active in campaigning against the cut of the education budget.
She takes an active part in school life.
Aboriginal
The issue of aboriginal land rights is very important.
Absolute
‘were wrong’ she said with absolute certainty.
Ann must earn an absolute fortune.
Beauty cannot be measured by any absolute standard.
Bankrupt
we went bankrupt in 2001.
This company was declared bankrupt in the high court.
Bent
He was bent double with laughter.
Better
There’s nothing better than a long soak in a hot bath.
Captive
They were taken captive by masked gunmen.
Careless
It was careless of me to leave the door open.
Don’t be so careless with spelling.
Cheap
Cycling is a cheap way to get around.
He’s just a cheap crook.
Ready
I’m just getting the kids ready for school.
Are you nearly ready?
Relative
It’s all relative though, isn’t it?
Revolutionary
A time of rapid and revolutionary change.
Royal
We were getting a royal welcome.
Saline
Wash the lenses in saline solution.
Salient
He summarized the salient points.
Sneaky
That was a sneaky trick!
Strangled
The current monetary policy is strangling the economy.
Dainty
She took a dainty little bite of the cake.
Defensive
Troops took up a defensive position around the town.
Definite
Can you give her a definite answer by tomorrow.
Educated
She is a British-educated lawyer.
He’s a Princeton- educated Texan.
Empty
The house had been standing empty.
Is this an empty classroom?
It is not good to alcohol on an empty stomach.
Fine
People who enjoy the finer things in life.
He tried to appeal to their finer feelings.
Glisten
The road glistened wetly after the rain.
Tacky
The movie had a tacky ending.
Ultimate
The ultimate decision lies with the parents.
Uncontrolled
The thoughts rushed into my mind uncontrolled.
Unknown
She was trying for an unknown reason, to count the stars.
Unnatural
He gave an unnatural smile.
Wise
I’m older and wiser after ten years in the business.
High
It is only a low wall about a meter high.
Hollow
Their appeals for an end to the violence had a hollow ring.
Her stomach felt hollow with fear.
Injured
carter is playing in place of the injured orally.
Invalid
people with invalid papers are deported to another country.