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English Vocabulary for the Sky – part 3: Adjectives

Tháng Hai 19, 2009

immense: huge: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope (immense green field)

starry:  abounding with or resembling stars

opposite: being directly across from each other; facing (young couple sitting opposite teach other at the table)

motionless: inactive, not in physical motion

distant: separated in space or coming from or going to a distance (the distant ship)

near: not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances

close (by) : at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other

huge: unusually great in size or amount or degree or especially extent or scope (huge man)

skyward: toward the sky (img)

sunny: of weather or a day, featuring a lot of sunshine; Of a place, receiving a lot of sunshine (sunny day)

bright: emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts (the sun is bright and hot)

radiant, beaming: radiating or as if radiating light (the beaming sun)

inward, outward, upward, sideward, seaward, skyward, backward, downward, forward:  the words of direction

dull: emitting or reflecting very little light

planetary: of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets (eg: a planetary year is the amount of time it takes a planet to revolve around its star)

lunar: of or relating to or associated with the moon (eg: a lunar month is the period of one complete revolution of the moon around Earth, 29.5 days)

galactic: of or relating to a galaxy (especially our galaxy the Milky Way)

stellar: being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars (eg: stellar light)

nebular: of or relating to or resembling a nebula

solar: relating to or derived from the sun or utilizing the energies of the sun (eg: solar eclipse, solar energy, solar system)

eastern: lying toward or situated in the east (img)

northern: situated in or oriented toward the north (img)

southern: situated in or coming from regions of the south(img)

western: lying toward or situated in the west (img)

cosmic: of or from or pertaining to or characteristic of the cosmos or universe (eg: cosmic rays)

northerly: coming from the north; used especially of wind

southerly: from the south; used especially of wind

boundless: boundless, unbounded, limitless , seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent

infinite: having no limits or boundaries in time or space or extent or magnitude

calm: (of weather) free from storm or wind (sunrise over a calm sea)

scerence: completely clear and fine (img)