DECISIVE – to be decisive is to be quick and firm when deciding what to do.
DEFINITE – if something is definite, it is sure and real.
DISTINCTIVE – if something is distinctive, it means it has a quality that makes it very unusual or easy to identify.
DISTINCTION – it means “excellence” or “importance”; it can also mean “a difference between people of things”.
DELECTABLE – delectable means “delicious and attractive”.
SAVOURY – savoury is the adjective we use to describe food that is salty or spicy.
AMIABLE – amiable means “friendly”.
CORDIAL – a cordial is a sweet fruity drink. As an adjective, it means “friendly”.
HEALTHIER – it is the comparative adjective for “healthy”. We say that food is “healthier”, not “more healthy”.
MEDICINAL – means “containing medicine”, which is used to cure illnesses.
WHOLESOME – is another word for “nutritious” or “good for health.
WHOLEWHEAT – refers to food made of whole grains of wheat, such as whole wheat bread.
APPETISING – if something is appetising, it makes you feel like you want to eat it.
SEASONED – food that is seasoned is mixed with sauces and spices to add flavour to it.
SCRUMPTIOUS – is another word for delicious.
DRESSING- what one adds to a salad to add flavour to it.
STALE – stale food is food which is no longer fresh and good to eat.
BLAND – is another word for tasteless.
MUSHY – mushy food is food which is soft and wet.
SOGGY – Soggy food is food that has too much water or moisture in it.
NOTORIOUS – if something is notorious, it is famous for a bad reason.
AWARD – an award is something you get when you have achieved a high standard in a certain area.
CULINARY – is a formal word for “cooking”.
SIGNATURE – it is something that represents you.
CONVENIENCE – when something is convenient, it means it is easily done, without much trouble.
CONDITIONAL – if something is conditional, it means there are certain requirements that have to be met first.
COMFORT – to comfort is to make one feel calm and at ease, or comfortable.
CONSOLATION – “consolation” is the noun form of the verb “console”. To console is to comfort a person after he is disappointed.
LIFELIKE – if something is lifelike, it is true to life.
AUTHENTIC – it means “original” or “genuine”.
NATIONAL – means “related to the nation or country”.
DOMESTIC – refers to things found in the home or within a country.
STINGING – if something is stinging, it stings, or gives a painful, burning feeling.
GRATING – if something is grating, it is rough.
ACRID – means “very strong and bad smell or taste”.
TART – if something tastes tart, it is sharp and sour.
SUCCULENT – succulent food is moist, juicy and fleshy.
SATISFYING – if something makes you feel pleased and you feel like you have had enough, it is satisfying.
SACCHARINE – is another word for sweet.
SUMPTUOUS – a sumptuous meal is one which is big and impressive, often with many dishes.
CELEBRITY – a celebrity is a famous person.
POPULARITY – comes from the word “popular”, which means to be well-liked for something.
ACCLAIM – to win acclaim is to get people’s approval and praise for something you have done.
RECOMMENDATION – when one person likes you or your work and refers you to another person, it is called making a recommendation.
PRESTIGIOUS – something prestigious is well-recognised and highly respected.
RENOWNED – a person who is renowned is famous and well-known.
EXPERIENCED – an experienced person has gained a lot of experience in his field, which means that he has done the work for a long time and is probably very good at it.
QUALIFIED – someone who is qualified has received special training and has been certified to do the job.
DARK HORSE – “dark horse” is an idiomatic phrase used to describe a person whose talents and abilities are not known to people and who wins unexpectedly.
PALE HORSE – “pale” means it lacks colour and therefore looks unhealthy.
UNKNOWN HORSE – an unknown is someone whose qualities are not previously known to others.
INVISIBLE HORSE – something that is invisible cannot be seen, like air and energy forces.
DEDICATED – to dedicate something to someone means to say that the thing is done for the person and in his/her honour.
APPOINTED – to appoint is to give or assign someone to do a job.
NOMINATED – to nominate comes from the word, “name”. When we name or nominate people, we recommend them for something.
AWARDED – to be awarded something is like winning a prize for a competition.
BEHIND THE STAGE – the area behind the stage in a theatre where actors and crew get ready to perform.
BEHIND THE WINGS – the two sides of the stage which is usually shielded by curtains.
BEHIND THE SET – the set refers to the furniture and scenery used on stage.
BEHIND THE SCENES – an idiom which means “to be out of sight and not seen by the public”.