“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”
Jim Rohn. an American entrepreneur
1 – eyelash /ˈaɪˌlæʃ/
2 – eyelid /ˈaɪˌlɪd/
3 – pupil /ˈpjuːp(ə)l/
4 – nostril /ˈnɒstrəl/
5 – iris /ˈaɪrɪs/
6 – armpit /ˈɑː(r)mˌpɪt/
7 – vein /veɪn/
8 – thigh /θaɪ/
9 – shin /ʃɪn/
10 – sole /səʊl/
11 – calf /kɑːf/
12 – palm /pɑːm/
13 – knuckle /ˈnʌk(ə)l/
14 – artery /ˈɑː(r)təri/
15 – heart /hɑː(r)t/
16 – lung /lʌŋ/
17 – liver /ˈlɪvə(r)/
18 – kidney /ˈkɪdni/
19 – spine /spaɪn/
20 – skull /skʌl/
21 – ribs /rɪb/
- Slim (thin in an attractive way). Mostly used about girls and women.
- Slender (thin in an attractive or graceful way). Mostly used about girls and women.
- Skinny (informal too thin and therefore not attractive). The word is usually disapproving.
- Lean (thin and fit). Mostly used about men. Usually approving.
- Plump (a little fat in an attractive way, with a soft, round body/part of the body). This is a more polite word than fat.
- Chubby (a little fat in a pleasant way). Mostly used to describe babies and children.
- Muscular /ˈmʌskjʊlə(r)/ (having large, strong muscles). Used approvingly, mostly about men.
- Well-built (big, with a strong, solid body). Mostly used to describe men.
- Stocky (short, with a strong, solid body). Mostly used to describe men.
- Overweight /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈweɪt/ (too heavy and fat). This is less rude than fat. The opposite is underweight /ˌʌndə(r)ˈweɪt/.
- Obese /əʊˈbiːs/ (extremely fat in a way that is dangerous to someone’s health). It’s a medical term, but it’s also used in everyday English.
- Lanky (tall and with long, thin arms and legs, and not moving in an easy and graceful way). Mostly used to describe teenage boys.
- Willowy (tall, thin and graceful). Mostly used to describe women.
- Petite /pəˈtiːt/ (short and attractively thin). Mostly used to describe girls or women.
Parts of the body appear in some colloquial idiomatic adjectives describing various human states and characteristics:
|Tight-fisted||not willing to spend or give much money; miserly /ˈmʌɪzəli/||Don’t ask him to lend you money. Everyone knows how tight-fisted he is.|
|Open-handed||generous||She’s the most open-handed person I’ve known.|
|Hard-headed||practical and realistic; not sentimental||A businessman should be hard-headed.|
|Big-headed||conceited /kənˈsiːtɪd/ or arrogant||Don’t get big-headed when you become rich and famous.|
|Weak-kneed||feeling weak from fear or excitement||She feels weak-kneed whenever he comes towards her.|
|Sharp-eared||able to hear even very quiet sounds||The sharp-eared detective was listening intently.|
|Tight-lipped||refusing to comment on something, especially to journalists||The tight-lipped actress only got the journalists more curious.|
|Two-faced||dishonest about your feelings, thoughts, and beliefs||I hate two-faced people.|
|Starry-eyed||naively enthusiastic or idealistic||He’s just a starry-eyed dreamer.|
|Thick-skinned||insensitive to criticism or insults||She’s been in this business for many years and it has made her thick-skinned.|
|Heavy-hearted||very sad||The rejections has made him heavy-hearted.|