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puddle

Puddle

A small pool of water left on the ground after rain.

Examples:

Children love to jump in puddles after it rains.

While I was jogging last night a car drove through a puddle and splashed me. I was not happy!

clever

Clever_3 

Having a sharp brain; intelligent.

Examples:

My father is a doctor. He is really clever.

You must be clever to learn a new language! It is not easy.

crisis

Crisis

A difficult situation where immediate decisions must be made.

Examples:

During the crisis the manager was smart to get everyone out of the building.

Calm down! This is not a crisis. We can solve the problem.

hindsight

Hindsight_2 

The knowledge you have now about a situation that happened in the past.

Examples:

In hindsight, I should have never trusted that man! He stole all my money!

I wish I could make every decision with hindsight.

impressive

Impressive_2

Making a strong effect on your mind or feelings.

Examples:

That new hotel in Paris is very impressive…it is so modern.

The way Jamie makes decisions is impressive.  He thinks about every option.

shabby

Shabby_2

Looking old and in poor condition.

Examples:

I refuse to move into that shabby apartment!

He earns a lot of money, but for some reason, he always wears shabby clothes to the office.

settle down

Settle_down_2 

To start the stage of life when you buy a home and start a family.

Examples:

At 19 years old, he is too young to settle down!

After many years of working in other countries, she finally settled down in London.

blog

Blog

an online diary, or a personal record of thoughts, published on a web page.

Examples of Use:

We hope this Englishlink blog helps you learn new words!

There are millions of blogs on the Internet.

reckless

Reckless_4

Doing things that can cause damage or harm to others, without caring.

Examples:

His reckless driving killed that man.

Martin’s reckless comment hurt Kim’s feelings.  He needs to think before he speaks!!

sickening

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Examples:

That photo is sickening! The newspaper should not show dead people.

The smell was sickening. I had to leave the room.

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