Hustle and bustle - a large amount of noisy surrounding. He moved to his parents' farm to have a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city
Sheer /SHi(ə)r/ - nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis): Marriage is such sheer hard work.
Beguiling /biˈgīl/ - charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way: every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine.
Vacuous /ˈvakyəwəs/ - having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence: a vacuous motto.
Aloof /əˈlo͞of/ - not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant: they were courteous but faintly aloof.
Conceited /kənˈsētid/ - excessively proud of oneself; vain; Parents were conceited due to my profession.
Conscientious /ˌkänCHēˈenCHəs/ - wishing to do what is right, especially to do one’s work or duty well and thoroughly: a conscientious and hardworking clerk.
Gullible /ˈgələbəl/ - easily persuaded to believe something; credulous: an attempt to persuade a gullible public to spend their money.
Disreputable /dɪsˈrɛpjʊtəb(ə)l/ - not considered to be respectable in character or appearance: he was heavy, grubby, and vaguely disreputable.
Gleam /gliːm/ - shine brightly, especially with reflected light: her eyes gleamed with satisfaction.
Glaze /gleɪz/ - lose brightness and animation: the prospect makes my eyes glaze over with boredom.
Naïve /nīˈēv/ - (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment: the rather naive young man had been totally misled.
Modest /ˈmädəst/ - unassuming or moderate in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements: he was a very modest man, refusing to take any credit for the enterprise
Humble /ˈhəmbəl/ - having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance: he was humble about his stature as one of rock history’s most influential guitarists
Approachable /əˈprōCHəbəl/- friendly and easy to talk to: managers should be approachable
Scornful /ˈskôrnfəl/ - feeling or expressing contempt or derision: the justices have been scornful of the government’s conductscornful laughter
Disdainful - showing contempt or lack of respect: with a last disdainful look, she turned toward the door.
Page-turner –an exciting book: the last masterpiece I’ve read was a page-turner.
Lugubrious /ləˈg(y)o͞obrēəs/ - looking or sounding sad and dismal.
Compelling tale /kəmˈpeliNG/ - not able to be refuted; inspiring conviction.
Poignant chronicle /ˈpoinyənt/ - a moving and sad description of a sequence of events.
Extract /ikˈstrakt/- remove or take out, especially by effort or force: the decayed tooth will have to be extracted.
Blurb /blərb/ - a short description of a book, movie, or other product written for promotional purposes and appearing on the cover of a book or in an advertisement.
Logbook /ˈlɒgbʊk/ - a book that records event or times by a ship.
Obstinate /ˈɒbstɪnət/- stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so: Her obstinate determination to pursue a career in radio.
Pig-headed - stupidly obstinate. I was too pig-headed to listen.
Unscrupulous /ʌnˈskruːpjʊləs/- having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair. Unscrupulous landlords might be tempted to harass existing tenants.
Assertive /əˈsəːtɪv/- having or showing a confident and forceful personality. The job may call for assertive behaviour.
Determined /dɪˈtəːmɪnd/- having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it. Alina was determined to be heard.
Assertive /əˈsəːtɪv/- having or showing a confident and forceful personality. The job may call for assertive behavior.
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