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VOCABULARY: BRAIN POP 8 (EAT YOUR HEART OUT)

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Picture this: You’re at your favourite restaurant about to tuck into your delicious meal when your mom calls and wants to know what you’re eating and what it tastes like. Or maybe you’re an aspiring food blogger who’s labelled their thousandth photograph with some variation of ‘yummy’. Sounds like you?

Today’s Brain Pop is dedicated to all you foodies who wish you had more words to describe that exquisite flavour in your mouth.

Piquant (adjective)

  • Meaning: having a pleasantly sharp taste
  • Example: That dish is perfectly piquant, without being too fiery!
  • Synonyms: spicy, tangy, hot
  • Antonyms: bland, insipid, dull
  • Hindi meaning: तीखा, चटपटा

Succulent (adjective)

  • Meaning: juicy and tender
  • Example: Pick the pears only when they are ripe and succulent
  • Synonyms: moist, luscious, lush
  • Antonyms: dry, shrivelled
  • Hindi meaning: रसीला

Tart (adjective)

  • Meaning: sharp or acidic in taste
  • Example: The apple was too tart to eat raw, which is why she baked it in a pie
  • Synonyms: sour, tangy
  • Antonyms: sweet
  • Hindi meaning: खट्टा

Soggy (adjective)

  • Meaning: very wet and soft
  • Example: Mira was too lazy to go to the store, so she ate soggy cereal for dinner
  • Synonyms: mushy, squashy, pulpy
  • Antonyms: dry, firm
  • Hindi meaning: गीला

Rancid (adjective)

  • Meaning: smelling or tasting unpleasant because of going stale. Rancid is used in case of foods that are high in fats or oil
  • Example: Storing butter in the fridge will keep it from going rancid
  • Synonyms: sour, stale, rank, foul
  • Antonyms: fresh
  • Hindi meaning: बासी

Stodgy (verb)

  • Meaning: food that is too heavy and makes you feel very full
  • Example: I have never understood her preference for rich, stodgy pudding
  • Synonyms: heavy, indigestible, leaden
  • Antonyms: light, fluffy
  • Hindi meaning: भारी

Eating is so much more fun when you know just what to say to aptly describe your meal. Until next time, keep your vocabularies as full as your tummies by checking out the last seven editions of Brain Pop here, here, here, hereherehere and here.

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