200 BM Daily Vocabulary #13 | adverse


Word of the day Adverse Transcript

Meaning: preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.


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In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word ‘adverse’. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


Alina was not feeling well, she went to a local doctor who prescribed her proper medicines for her treatment. She was advised to have one tablet per day for five days. She consumed two tablets per day which resulted in some side effects. The tablets had an adverse effect on Alina’s health.


Adverse means having a negative or harmful effect on something. It is used for defining the situation by going against something or causing harm. Adverse is normally used for conditions and effects rather than people.


Listen carefully about how we can use the word “adverse” in 8 different forms in 8 different situations.


Example number 1 of 8: -The new government policies resulted in some adverse effects on the economy. This means that the results were unfavorable.


Example number 2 of 8: The Sharma’s had planned a family vacation during the winter season, to a place which had snowfall through the year. Now you can easily guess what happened after that. The travel had an adverse effect on their vacation plans and health and additionally, they had to stay indoors for the entire week.


Example number 3 of 8: The students organized an awareness program about the harmful effects of alcohol. This means the awareness program was about the adverse effects of alcohol.


Example number 4 of 8:  It is observed that excessive workload has unfavorable effects on physical and mental health. This means, too much workload has adverse effects on overall health.


Example number 5 of 8: Technology helps us progress in life, however, extensive use of technology and improper disposing of gadgets adversely affects our health and the environment.


Example number 6 of 8: Dev does not respect his colleagues at all. This can prevent his success and can have adverse effects on his career.


Example number 7 of 8: Ramsey had a habit of listening to music on a high volume every evening. This habit of his had an adverse effect on his hearing ability at a young age.


Example number 8 of 8: The manager of a manufacturing firm was focused only on his own skill growth and not on his employees’ development. Well, as expected, over the years, the firm started making losses. The managers’ attitude adversely impacted the organization’s growth.


Today we learned the word “adverse” which means – preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable.

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