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  • A big hello to all the lovely people out there, I am Niharika and I am back with a new lesson.

  • Well it’s time to learn some new interesting words. Well while learning English, you definitely

  • want to work on your vocabulary as well, you like to add some new words, right? So people

  • I have a question for you before I teach you some new words. Well what do you say or which

  • word do you use in English when you dislike something or something that’s just terrible,

  • so which are the words that you use? Like for example someone asks you thathow was

  • your exam? And you didn’t do well, so you end up saying, “it was bad”, or for example

  • you were asked, “Did you watch theGame Of Throneslast episode?” and you kind

  • of didn’t like it, so you sayit was bad.” Or just simply when someone asks you

  • thatHow was your day?” and you didn’t have a good day, terrible boss, terrible colleagues,

  • you really didn’t have a good day, so you end up saying, “well my day was really,

  • really bad”. So do you realize that generally when you want to show dislike or something

  • that you didn’t really enjoy or you didn’t fare well, you end up using the wordbad”?

  • Well it’s such a common word. So in this lesson we are gonna learn other ways to say

  • the wordbad”. Well let’s start with the first word which is, one of my favorites

  • that’s “atrocious”, yes, I mean it sounds really good, right? Atrocious that’s how

  • you pronounce the word and it means something of a very, very poor quality. Extremely bad

  • or extremely unpleasant. For example, you go to a new café and you order food and the

  • food is really bad, so what you are gonna say, “The food was really bad?” No! Youre

  • gonna use the word atrocious, “well the food in the new café is atrocious.” Yeah,

  • it was terrible. So that’s how you could use the word. Or for example, my handwriting,

  • well I’m sure you all have seen my handwriting, and yes I know it’s really bad, but guess

  • what now you guys can use the word atrocious, “Niharika’s handwriting is atrocious.”

  • So that’s how you use this word. Let’s have a look at another word which isbum

  • that’s b-u-m, bum, I’m not talking about the part of the body that you sit on but,

  • this is an informal word for something bad in quality. Like, something likethe chocolates

  • at that store were so bumorthe cheese that I tried of this new company was so bum”.

  • So bum is a very, very simple and informal word that you can use amongst friends and

  • you can say that it was bad, for something that is bad. So use the word bum, well remember

  • it’s more like a slang, it’s an informal word. Let’s have a look at another word,

  • which isdeplorable”. Hmm, another interesting word, right? Deplorable that’s how you pronounce

  • this word and what does it mean? Well, of course it means really bad. Like I love using

  • this word coz not many people use it, I mean you haven’t really heard this. But like

  • when you watch movies, you will come across this word deplorable, because it just sounds

  • good, so start using it. But how do you use it in a sentence? Well, “poor people in

  • big cities live under deplorable conditions.” Which means that they live in terrible conditions,

  • in bad conditions, okay? So that’s how you use this word. So these are the three words,

  • one isatrocious”, “bumanddeplorable”, now let’s have a look at some more words,

  • and the next word that we have is or rather it’s a phrase, which is, “not up to snuff”.

  • Well what does it really mean? Well this phrase means, not as good as it should be, like very

  • average. So example, in our film industry if a really, really good director gives a

  • very, very average kind of movie that you really didn’t enjoy, then you know because

  • you had like high expectations, such a great director, such a great film cast, so the movie

  • was very, very average you can use this phrase that is, not up to snuff, “well the movie

  • was not up to snuff” I mean, which means you really expected something more, like something

  • really nice. So that’s how you use this phrase. Well there’s another phrase which

  • is pretty, pretty similar to this one, it means the same, so just in case if you do

  • not want to use not up to snuff, you can use, “not up to par”, okay? So just two similar

  • phrases for your knowledge. Well the next word that I have for you iswretched”,

  • yes, that’s how you pronounce it, wretched, which means extremely bad. So when you see

  • a bad accident on the road, this is the apt word to use, wellit was a wretched accident

  • so it was a very, very bad accident, like you could see blood all over. So use the word,

  • like just don’t say it was a bad accident, you can say, “It was a wretched accident”.

  • The next word is rotten, yes I mean rotten generally means decayed food, like rotten

  • eggs, rotten tomatoes so you generally use this word for decayed food but you can use

  • this adjective for people too. So not just for eggs and vegetables, you can use it for

  • people. For example, “her acting skills are absolutely rotten”, so which means she

  • is a very bad actor. Okay or he is a very bad actor. So you can say, “Her or his acting

  • skills are absolutely rotten.” Well I have another phrase for you which is, “a crying

  • shame”. It means a really bad situation. Yes, so you are not talking about a person,

  • or you are not talking about a thing but you are just talking about a bad situation in

  • general. Like for example, “It’s a crying shame that she’s paid so little for the

  • kind of job she does.” Or another example is, “It’s a crying shame that my sister

  • is unable to find a job.” Okay so are actually talking about a very bad situation. And friends

  • I have another one for you which iswoeful”, okay? That’s how you pronounce this word,

  • woeful which means again, bad. But how do you use it? Well, “this team has a woeful

  • record.” Like you can use this word for your bad grades too, like for example you

  • didn’t score well in your 10th grade, well you can say, “My 10th grades are woeful”.

  • So now it’s time for the results and if you score bad and I hope you did not, but

  • just in case your score is but then use the woeful. Well the next word isawful”.

  • You might have heard this from my mouth several times, yes. I generally do not use the word

  • bad, but I end up using the word, awful. “The food is awful”, “my exam was awful”,

  • the movie was awful”, yes, I use this word, awful. So it’s very simple, it just

  • means it was terrible, so if you would like to use this word, of course, go ahead, add

  • it to your vocabulary. The next word that we have isexecrable”, yes that’s how

  • you pronounce this word, execrable. It extremely bad or unpleasant. It’s a great word to

  • use for bad quality food or wine. So next time you are in a restaurant or just tasting

  • some wine, in someone’s house, well you can use this word execrable and how do you

  • use it? You can just say, “The wine they served was execrablewhich means it was

  • bad or unpleasant. So these are the phrases and words that we learnt in today’s lesson

  • the next time you wanna use the wordbad”, well stop using it because it’s just way

  • too common, start using any of these ten words of phrases that I just helped you with and

  • I will see you soon, with a new lesson till then you take care and have a great day.

A big hello to all the lovely people out there, I am Niharika and I am back with a new lesson.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/09
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