V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


adjective, noun

Definition: (adj.) 1. full of energy, enthusiasm, and perhaps forcefulness; 2. active and changing; 3. related to the field of dynamics; (n.) a force of energy, especially one that causes social or legal change

Synonyms: (adj.) active, lively, vital, energetic, changing, forceful

Antonyms: (adj.) inactive, slow, apathetic

Tips: Dynamic is derived from the Greek dunamis, “force,” from dunasthai, “to be able.” Think of energy, force, and change when using the word dynamic. The first application of dynamic is used to describe someone with great energy, enthusiasm, and drive. The second most common application for dynamic is used to describe a continually changing situation. "It takes a dynamic (enthusiastic) person to succeed in a dynamic (ever changing) working environment." The related noun dynamo refers to a source of power or to a person who is a self-starter--a force to be reckoned with. It was originally created from the term dynamo-electric machine. Dynamic is a great descriptive word for an outstanding sports competitor or high achieving go-getter.

Usage Examples:

The job candidate we hired turned out to be a real dynamo, and his energy rubbed off on some of the other employees. (self-starter, energetic personality) noun

The job at the Capitol was exciting because it was dynamic and always full of new challenges. (energetic, active, changing)

We have a few real dynamos on the team this year, and are expecting great results. (self-starters) noun

He has a very dynamic personality and is always up for a new challenge. (lively, energetic)

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