Praising a Performance
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bravo – a word shouted by audience members to congratulate performers for a very good performance immediately after they have finished; a word used to show one’s approval of what another person has done. * Wow, you got 100% on the test! Bravo!
standing ovation – when members of an audience stand up and clap and/or shout loudly to show their approval and appreciation for a performance or speech * The best part about being an actor is receiving a standing ovation at the end of a show.
to gush – to be excessive in expressing one’s praise, appreciation, or enjoyment; to talk too much about how much one likes something * I know you like the car, but try to not to gush about it in front of the salesperson, or we won’t be able to negotiate a good price.
passable – acceptable; meeting the minimum standards or requirements * All these applicants have passable qualifications, but we haven’t yet found anyone who seems like a perfect fit for the job.
nothing to write home about – not special; not good enough to spend much time thinking or talking about it; not very interesting or unusual * The meal was okay, but it was nothing to write home about.
jaded – bored and uninterested because one has experienced too much of something to be excited about it anymore * Marleah used to love traveling internationally, but now that she has been doing it in her job for a few years, she has become jaded and would rather just stay at home.
genius – very intelligent, clever, and talented; very good; exceptional * The suggestion you made at today’s meeting was pure genius! How did you come up with such a great idea?
to take (one’s) breath away – to be very beautiful, wonderful, exciting, and surprising * The view from the top of the mountain is so beautiful, it will take your breath away.