English, just like most live languages, has an extremely rich vocabulary with thousands of ways of expression individual situations. To give your language level a boost, try to avoid using simple adjectives like good, bad or nice. The tendency is to use an adverb like very/really + adjective to modify or express an increased intensity or an adjective; for example, It is really good.

What we propose is that the most effective way to increase your vocabulary level is to use an extreme adjective: very good = excellent, very bad = awful.

 

 

Normal Adjective Extreme Adjective
Good Excellent, Awesome, Fantastic, Cosmic
Bad Terrible, Awful, Poor, Dreadful 
Fast Quick, Hasty, Speedy, Blistering, Supersonic
Slow Leisurely, Unrushed, Sluggish, Plodding
Big Huge, Enormous, Gigantic, Vast
Small Tiny, Miniature, Tiny, Miniscule
Angry Furious, Vexed, Enraged, Cross, Fuming
Calm Serene, Peaceful, Restful
Clean Spotless, Impeccable, Immaculate, Flawless
Dirty Filthy, Mucky, Grubby, Grimy
Hot  Boiling, Roasting, Scorching, Baking
Cold Freezing
Hungry Starving, Ravenous, Famished, Peckish
Thirsty Parched
Scary Frightening, Petrifying, Terrifying, Nerve-racking
Pretty Attractive, Nice-looking, Tasty
Ugly Hideous, Unsightly
Uncomfortable Awkward
Tired knackered, Exhausted, Drowsy

 

BE CAREFUL WITH COLLOCATIONS: You can say, “It is a vast area of land”, but it would be incorrect to say, “He is a vast man”. We could just say that “He is a huge man”

 

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