SENSES


 Touch

cool
cold
icy
lukewarm
tepid
warm
hot
steamy
sticky
damp
wet
slippery
spongy
mushy
oily
waxy
fleshy
rubbery
tough
crisp
elastic
leathery
silky
satiny
velvety
smooth
soft
woolly
furry
feathery
fuzzy
hairy
prickly
gritty
sandy
rough
sharp
thick
pulpy
dry
dull
thin
fragile
tender

Taste

oily
buttery
salty
bitter
bittersweet
sweet
hearty
mellow
sugary
crisp
ripe
bland
tasteless
sour
vinegary
fruity
tangy
unripe
raw
alkaline
medicinal
fishy
spicy
peppery
gingery
hot
burnt
overripe
spoiled
rotten

Smell

sweet
scented
fragrant
aromatic
perfumed
heady
fresh
balmy
earthy
piney
odorous
pungent
tempting
spicy
savory
sharp
gamy
fishy
briny
acid
acrid
burnt
gaseous
reeking
putrid
rotten
spoiled
sour
rancid
sickly
stagnant
moldy
musty
mildewed
damp
dank
stench

Loud sounds

crash
thud
bump
thump
boom
thunder
bang
smash
explode
roar
scream
screech
shout
yell
whistle
whine
squawk
bark
bray
bawl
bluster
rage
blare
rumble
grate
slam
clap
stomp
stamp
noise
discord
din
jangle
rasp
clash
clamor
tumult
riot
racket
brawl
bedlam
pandemonium
hubbub
blatant
deafening
raucous
earsplitting
piercing
rowdy
disorderly

Soft sounds

sigh
murmur
whisper
whir
rustle
twitter
patter
hum
mutter
snap
hiss
crackle
bleat
peep
buzz
zing
gurgle
swish
rush
chime
tinkle
clink
hush
still
speechless
mute
faint
inaudible
melody
resonance
harmony
musical

Speech sounds

stutter
stammer
giggle
guffaw
laugh
sing
yell
scream
screech
snort
bellow
growl
chatter
murmur
whisper
whimper
talk
speak
drawl


Sight

dotted
freckled
spotted
blotched
wrinkled
patterned
mottled
flowery
striped
bright
clear
shiny
glowing
glossy
shimmering
fluid
sparkling
iridescent
glassy
flashy
glazed
sheer
transparent
translucent
opaque
muddy
grimy
young
drab
dingy
dull
dark
dismal
rotted
old
used
worn
untidy
shabby
messy
tired
exhausted
arid


awkward
crooked
loose
cheap
ugly
ramshackle
curved
straight
orderly
formal
crisp
pretty
heavy
flat
stout
wide
rigid
narrow
overloaded
congested
cluttered
crowded
jammed
packed
bruised
tied
stretched
tall
erect
lean
slender
supple
lithe
lively
muscular
sturdy
robust
hardy
strong
healthy
frail
fragile
pale
sickly


small
tiny
miniature
timid
shy
nervous
frightened
wild
bold
dramatic
tantalizing
irresistible
energetic
animated
perky
arrogant
imposing
regal
stately
elegant
large
huge
immense
massive
gigantic
showy
decorative
dazzling
opulent
jeweled
lavish
exotic
radiant
fiery
blazing
fresh
clean
scrubbed
tidy
handsome
pleasant
calm
serene

   


 

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These pages are from various handouts and excersises that I've collected from school over the years - I did not write them myself. If anyone ever finds the original teachers who wrote these (probably at some point in the 70s or early 80s), please let me know so I can credit them! If you wish to copy, print, link to or use these pages in any way, you do not need to ask me for permission.