Situational Words and Phrases 情景词汇
1.depressing a. 沉闷的，令人沮丧的
A: They failed the game! Haw depressing!
B: Really? it's unbelievable
2.despair n. 失望，绝望
A: How's your colleague?
B: He is in despair. All hope is gone.
3.despondent a. 甲失望的，丧气的
A: You look despondent. What's wrong?
B: The boss's fired me.
4.disappointed a. 使失望的
A: I'm disappointed in you!How would you have lied like that?
B: I' m terribly sorry, please forgive me.
5.disappointment n. 失望
to sb's disappointment 使某人失望的是……
A: I've decided to be a doctor, mom.
H: You've been a disappointment to your dad; he wanted you to be a lawyer.
6.dismay n./v. 沮丧
A: I noticed that he read his exam results with dismay.
B: Did he say why he had failed the exam?
7.doom v. 注定，使遭恶运
A: I have a feeling that they're doomed.
B: They're hopeless.
8.get one's hopes too high 期望值过高
A: Could they pass their driving test?
B: Well，don't get your hopes too high.
9.gloomy a. 抑郁的，悲观的
A: What do you think of his economic forecast?
B: I don't. like such a gloomy forecast.
A: Maybe Peter doesn't take life seriously. He always seems to be happy-go-lucky.
B : Yes, he never seems to have anything to worry about. He's always carefree.
11.hold out too mach hope for 抱很大希望
A: I don't hold out too much hope for bonus this year.
B: Neither do I.
12.letdown n. 失望
A: The ending of the story was a real letdown.
B: It's a waste of time to see such a film.
13.optimistic a. 乐观的，乐观主义的
A: What do you think of the future of your country?
B: I'm optimistic about the country's economic future though it has beets affected by the economic crisis of Southeast Asia.
14.pessimistic a. 悲观的
A: Are you sure of getting the well-paid job?
B: No, I'm still pessimistic about my chances of getting it.