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CEFR C2 Vocabulary - Social and Moral Behaviors

Here you will learn all the essential words for talking about Social and Moral Behaviors, collected specifically for level C2 learners.

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CEFR C2 Vocabulary
boorish
[adjective]
displaying socially offensive behavior
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reticent
[adjective]
reluctant to speak to others, especially about one's thoughts and emotions
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proactive
[adjective]
controlling a situation by actively taking steps to manage it, rather than being passive or reactive
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proactive
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controlling a situation by actively taking steps to manage it, rather than being passive or reactive
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reactive
[adjective]
behaving in response to an event or situation
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gregarious
[adjective]
(of people) delighted by the company of others
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ungracious
[adjective]
lacking in politeness, courtesy, or good manners
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domineering
[adjective]
showing a tendency to have control over others without taking their emotions into account
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forthright
[adjective]
direct, straightforward, and honest in speech or action
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contentious
[adjective]
inclined to argue or provoke disagreement
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standoffish
[adjective]
reserved, aloof, or distant in one's interactions with others, often conveying a sense of unfriendliness or coldness
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philanthropic
[adjective]
(of a person or organization) using a great portion of their income in order to provide social useful services
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backstabbing
[adjective]
being dishonest and betraying someone behind their back, without them knowing
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barbaric
[adjective]
behaving in a cruel or uncivilized manner
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atrocious
[adjective]
intensely cruel or violent
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entitled
[adjective]
believing that one deserves special privileges or treatment without necessarily earning or deserving them
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hypocritical
[adjective]
acting in a way that is different from what one claims to believe or value
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unscrupulous
[adjective]
having no moral principles and willing to do anything to achieve one's goals
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malevolent
[adjective]
having or showing a strong desire to harm others with evil intentions
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heinous
[adjective]
extremely evil or shockingly wicked in a way that deeply disturbs or offends
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treacherous
[adjective]
inclined to deceive or betray others for personal gain or advantage
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condescending
[adjective]
behaving in a way that makes others feel inferior or belittled
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vindictive
[adjective]
having a strong desire to harm others
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conscientious
[adjective]
acting in accordance with one's conscience and sense of duty
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staunch
[adjective]
showing strong support for a person, cause, or belief
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indulgent
[adjective]
having a positive attitude toward someone or something
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overindulgent
[adjective]
excessively allowing oneself or others to have more than is necessary
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eloquent
[adjective]
able to utilize language to convey something well, especially in a persuasive manner
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reticence
[noun]
the quality of being reserved or quiet in one's communication with others
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eccentricity
[noun]
a behavior that is considered abnormal and uncommon
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