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Vocabulary Lesson Extreme Sports

English vocabulary lesson with words connected to extreme sports. This lesson will help you define exciting, scary, terrifying, incredible, insane, adrenalin, safety equipment, humdrum and sissy.

exciting ADJECTIVE interesting and full of action
‘One of the most exciting ski runs I have ever been on.’

 

scary ADJECTIVE making you feel frightened
‘Without a safety net it was a little more scary.’

 

terrifying ADJECTIVE very frightening
‘Looking down was terrifying.’

 

incredible ADJECTIVE very, very good
‘The view across the mountains was incredible.’

 

insane ADJECTIVE very stupid or crazy, especially doing something that is likely to cause injury
‘BASE jumping is the most insane sport I know.’

 

(–) adrenalin UNCOUNTABLE NOUN a chemical made by the body when you are frightened, angry, or excited, that makes the heart go faster
‘Zip-lining really gets the adrenalin pumping around my body.’

 

(–) safety equipment UNCOUNTABLE NOUN equipment that is designed to protect people or stop serious problems
‘Oh my god no safety equipment. He will kill himself.’

 

humdrum ADJECTIVE boring because nothing new or interesting happens
‘On the way to work John thought about his humdrum life.’

 

(A) sissy NOUN a boy who other boys dislike and laugh at because they think he is weak or cowardly
‘If I pull the trigger will you still think I’m a sissy?’

 

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