What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 2able to do something well
Francine was a very good cook.good at:
Bob is pretty good at fixing things.
- 3having the necessary qualities
This rock will make a good paperweight.good for:
Electric cars are good for driving around town.
What's a good time to call you?good for:
Thursday is good for me – can you make it then?
- 4honest and morally correct
George had always tried to lead a good life.
It would be good if you gave the money back.
Carol looks good with short hair, don't you think?
- 7feeling healthy
I don't feel very good – I'm going to lie down.
- 9not damaged or spoiled in any way and still able to be used or eaten
Do you think the eggs are still good?
all in good timespoken
as good a time/place etc as anyinformal
as good as finished/dead etc
as good as new
as good as your word
be as good as it getsinformal
be good to gomainly American informal
good and ready/warm etcinformal
a good deal
someone's good eye/ear/arm/leg etc
good for/on someone
good for somethinginformal
a good friend
have a good thing goinginformal
if you know what's good for youspoken
it's a good thing/job thatBritish
make good (on) a promise/threat/debt etc
make good something
not good enoughspoken
that's a good onespoken
too good to be true/to last
too much of a good thinginformal
would you be so good as/would you be good enough to do somethingspoken formal