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strong • new takes • weak
suppose • played
  1. Can I have a second tea bag? This tea is a little .
  2. She the flute all through high school, but stopped before she started university.
  3. I you have a good point, but that's not how I would do it.
  4. Some kinds of fish have a really flavor.
  5. This band is really popular for their on classic songs.
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174 Adjectives - Opposites
Matt is given a word, an adjective, and says the first work that comes to his head.

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Austrian coffee is strong.

Something that has a lot of flavor is 'strong.'  Notice the following:

  1. Some people don't like espresso because it has a very strong taste.
  2. How much rum did you put in this drink?  It's really strong.

new take

It's like a new take on Austrian coffee.

A 'new take' on something is a new or modern version of something old or traditional.  Notice the following:

  1. They are trying to increase sales by creating a new take of their most popular items.
  2. This is the designer's new take on 1960s style.


English coffee is generally weak.

'Weak' coffee does not have a lot of flavor and you can generally see through it.  Like brown water.  Notice the following:

  1. Can I have another tea bag?  This tea is really weak.
  2. Do you like weak coffee?


What is weak? English coffee, I suppose.

We can use the phrase 'I suppose' when we mostly agree with something, but maybe we have some doubts about it.  Notice the following:

  1. We can always order pizza for the party, I suppose.
  2. I suppose the new action movie is good.


Did you play in the rock band?

In this case 'play' refers to making music with an instrument.  Notice the following:

  1. Do you play the piano?
  2. He played the saxophone in the school band.