[Advanced English Vocab] 11D. RELATIONSHIPS: ADJECTIVES and NOUNS
Originated from Michael McCarthy & Felicity O’Dell, English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, Third Edition, page 28.
The parents gazed at their new-born baby with a look of tender adoration.
- adoration /ˌædəˈreɪʃn/ (n): a feeling of great love or worship
→ adoring /əˈdɔːrɪŋ/ [usually before noun] (adj): showing much love
He never shows much affection for his children.
- affection /əˈfekʃn/ (n): the feeling of liking or loving somebody/something very much and caring about them
→ affectionate /əˈfekʃənət/ (adj): showing caring feelings and love for somebody [=loving]
She always treats us with great amiability.
- amiability /ˌeɪmiəˈbɪləti/ (n): the quality of being pleasant or friendly and easy to like
→ amiable /ˈeɪmiəbl/ (adj): pleasant; friendly and easy to like [= agreeable]
‘Have some consideration for the other students!’ she said angrily.
- consideration /kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃn/ (n): the quality of being sensitive towards others and thinking about their wishes and feelings
→ considerate /kənˈsɪdərət/ (adj): always thinking of other people’s wishes and feelings; careful not to hurt or upset others
Faithfulness is the key to a good marriage.
- faithfulness /ˈfeɪθflnəs/ (n): the quality of staying with or supporting a particular person, organization or belief
→ faithful /ˈfeɪθfl/ (adj): staying with or supporting a particular person, organization or belief [=loyal]
Over the years she developed a fondness for Mario that went beyond a purely business relationship.
- fondness /ˈfɑːndnəs/ (n): a feeling of love or liking for somebody, especially somebody you have known for a long time
→ fond /fɑːnd/ [only before noun] (adj): kind and loving [=affectionate]
He was a great team captain who inspired loyalty in the players.
- loyalty /ˈlɔɪəlti/ (n): the quality of being constant in your support of somebody/something
→ loyal /ˈlɔɪəl/ (adj): remaining constant in your support of somebody/something [=true]