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Feelings and Emotions Vocabulary

by Chetna Vasishth

Hey there, today is the 21st of August and I am super excited. I hope that you are excited too. This is because we are launching our 21 day English speaking course only for you right here on Chetchat. First let’s talk about the course and some rules – 

You will find two videos every week, Grammar Tuesdays and Vocabulary Fridays right here on our Youtube Channel. Each video will have a short quiz at the end, which you should answer by leaving a comment under the video. So make sure you press the bell icon and turn on the notifications on your phone, so you don’t miss a single video. 

These videos are completely free of charge for all of you, but if you are looking for a little more personalised help and if you want your specific queries answered and your quiz responses to be personally marked then you can join our ChetChatters members club by pressing the join button, right next to the subscribe button.

I will share the correct answers in the following video and also give a shout out to the fastest five correct answers – so make sure you are logging in at 4 pm sharp on every Tuesday and Friday.

And as always you will find the complete transcript of each video on our website, link is also given below in the description box. 

And now, Let’s get going with Class No. 1

Let’s begin.

  1. Delighted.

Instead of saying happy or very happy how about we say ‘Delighted’ 

Delighted means to feel or show great happiness. 


  1. I am delighted to know that you are learning English
  2. Irina and Mac were delighted to know that they had won the first prize.
  3. The baby was delighted to see his mother
  4. Feny was delighted with her online shopping. 
  5. Rita had been dancing all morning and she was delighted

Another word you can use is thrilled.  

So the next time someone is very very happy – remember that they are delighted. 

  1. Dejected.

Instead of saying sad or very sad how about we say ‘Dejected’

Dejected means to be sad and depressed. 


  1. Nita was dejected when she lost the 400m running race.
  2. Bill was dejected when the pretty girl completely ignored him
  3. Ria felt dejected after losing her job (you can either feel dejected or be dejected)
  4. The players were dejected after losing the big game.
  5. Adam felt dejected after Rachel turned down his marriage proposal

If you find someone looking very sad or depressed – remember to use the word ‘dejected’ 

  1. Furious.

Instead of saying these simple words of angry or very angry, let’s say ‘Furious’

Furious means to be extremely angry. Example

  1. The teacher was furious to know that students had misbehaved in her absence.
  2. Ginni was furious when her cat broke her favourite glass statue
  3. The management had not paid salaries for two months and the employees were furious.
  4. Linda walked out of the room, furious with her brother
  5. Mother was furious when I disobeyed her instructions

If someone makes you very angry in future, don’t hesitate to tell them that you are furious,

  1. Amazed.

Let’s learn a new word today that can be used to describe great surprise – amazed.

To be amazed means to be greatly surprised.  Example 

  1. The school kids were amazed to see the objects in the planetarium.
  2. Cathay was amazed when the interviewer asked her to join her new job that very afternoon.
  3. I was amazed by the amount of traffic on the roads even during the lockdown
  4. I am amazed by your creativity
  5. They were amazed by the diversity of bird species at the beach

So next time you encounter something unexpected and unusual in a positive way you can use amazed instead. 

  1. Horrified.

These people are scared or horrified. The word to describe this emotion is horrified and it comes from the word ‘horror’. Just like how you feel when you watch a horror movie – horrified !

To be horrified means to be filled with horror or to be extremely shocked.  Example 

  1. Nathan was horrified to see his car smashed into pieces once he returned from fishing.
  2. Julie was horrified to see a fire in her backyard
  3. The campers were horrified as they saw a tiger looking right at them as they approached their car.
  4. Mom will be horrified to see the mess that you have made in the house
  5. As there were several police cars at my house as I drove up, I was horrified to learn that my father was killed by an intruder.

Next time you are scared or frightened, remember to use the word horrified or even terrified. And I will be horrified if you don’t do well at the quiz which is coming up at the end of the class.

Let me know which word of these 5 do you find interesting and tell me how you will use it in your daily sentences.

  1. Ashamed.

What word can we use when someone is feeling bad about something that they have done, and they are trying to hide their face in their hands because of the shame they feel? The word that perfectly describes this emotion is Ashamed – and it comes from feeling shame.

To be ashamed means to feel guilty or embarrassed because of what one has said or done. Example – 

  1. Instead of being ashamed, Rick was excited that he had broken his neighbour’s glass window. 
  2. The rich and wealthy people should be ashamed when they commit fraud for more money. 
  3. Harry Potter felt ashamed for using the invisibility cloak without Dumbledore’s permission
  4. The mother was ashamed for her children’s bad behaviour
  5. The boy felt ashamed when the teacher scolded him for using bad language in class.

7. Reluctant.

Sometimes when your parents want you to call up an uncle or aunty for some clarification, you are kind of unwilling and shy and you are not sure of making that call. Then you are reluctant.

The word reluctant means to be unwilling to do something. Example –

  1. William was reluctant to work on weekends to earn money.
  2. The customer was reluctant to pay extra money for parking his car.
  3. Vini was reluctant to eat green vegetables and her mom was unhappy with her or we can say – furious with her.
  4. Once the lockdown opened, dad was reluctant to go back to office since he was not sure about the hygiene factors
  5. Many parents feel reluctant to talk openly with their children.

So don’t be reluctant, quickly make sentences with each of these words and put them down as a comment

8. Eager

Every Friday, at 4pm you watch the video that we release. And right now, you are sitting with a notepad and pen watching and learning. This shows that you are eager to learn English. 

To be eager means to be very interested and keen. Examples are:

  1. Salma was very eager to begin her painting classes.
  2. The audience was eager to see their favourite band perform on stage.
  3. Since her exams had all gone well, Aditi was eager to see her results.
  4. The kid planted a sapling with his mother and was eager to see it grow.
  5. Not having seen their daughter for two years, the parents were eager as they waited for her arrival.

Answer the quiz that comes at the end of this video and I’ll know how eager you are to keep learning new words. 


  1. Apprehensive. 

Let us assume that your group of friends have planned to go for a camp in a nearby forest. You are scared if animals present there would cause you any harm. So You are being apprehensive here.

To be apprehensive means to be anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen. Examples are:

  1. All parents are apprehensive about their children’s education since the schools are indefinitely closed due to the pandemic.
  2. Elli was apprehensive about making a full payment for her car repair  in advance.
  3. Since Quentin was apprehensive about going to swim, he never learnt swimming.
  4. The mother was apprehensive about letting her child play alone in the park.
  5. The young teacher was apprehensive about the students being taller than her.
  1. Optimistic

Let us say you are playing a match of cricket. The best players in your team are not playing that match for some reason. Still you believe that your team has the capability to defeat the other team. You are being optimistic here.

To be optimistic is to be hopeful and confident that what happens will be in your favour. It is a positive feeling about the result of an event.

Examples are:

  1. Even though two tyres were punctured, Rana was optimistic about the mechanic repairing those in a day. 
  2. Countries are optimistic about producing a vaccine for Covid 19 by the end of the year.
  3. The government is optimistic about the money saving scheme they have launched.
  4. Teresa is optimistic about getting admitted to a good university.
  5. The swimmer was optimistic about his chances of winning the competition.

Quiz time! 

So here are the questions:

  1. Gregory was scolded by his teacher for having drawn a cartoon character on his answer sheet. He felt _____ (Horrified, delighted, ashamed)
  2. Nicky was _____ to go bungee jumping with his friends. (amazed, horrified, eager)
  3. Annie was _____ to see the white peacock at the zoo. (furious, amazed, apprehensive)
  4. Bill was _____ to see his family on his birthday. (Optimistic, delighted, dejected)
  5. Larry was _____ about getting his deadline extended by a month. (Dejected, optimistic, eager)
  6. Lisa was _____ with her husband for breaking the glass bowl. (furious, eager, reluctant)
  7. For the second time, Jimmy had to repeat a year in school.He was _____ . (Horrified, dejected, furious)
  8. Sally was _____ about climbing a tree. She thought she would slip. (delighted, reluctant, apprehensive)
  9. Little Alphy was _____to see blood oozing out of the actor’s wounds. (Dejected, optimistic, horrified)
  10. The customer was _____ to pay extra money for the playstation. (delighted, apprehensive, reluctant)




  1. Ashamed
  2. Eager
  3. Amazed
  4. Delighted
  5. Optimistic
  6. Furious
  7. Dejected
  8. Apprehensive
  9. Horrified
  10. Reluctant


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