Сегодняшние слова: aplomb, apprehensive, aptitude, attentive, brackish. Уровень — intermediate и выше. Полезные слова для сдающих экзамены, подходят для разговора о людях, а brackish — для темы pollution.
confidence and style, great coolness and composure under strain [уверенность в себе, самоуверенность]
New York Times (Jul 3, 2014)
Ex.:You make sure to be extra attentive to your friend. Time (Oct 2, 2014)
slightly salty, may be dirty and unpleasant
Ex.:Brackish water can be used, but freshwater is easier and less costly. New York Times (May 14, 2014)
Well, Jane, we were told that you have an aptitude for caring about children. You know, we still feel apprehensive when leaving Juliet with babysitters. You should understand that you must be very attentive to her. Last time when we hired a babysitter Juliet drank bracklish water. I still don’t know how that happened. We hope everything will be ok this evening and you will handle it with aplomb.