What is IELTS?
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a standardized test that measures the English language proficiency of non-native speakers. IELTS vocabulary refers to the set of words and phrases that are commonly used on the IELTS test. In order to do well on the IELTS, it is important to have a good command of English vocabulary, as it is tested in all sections of the exam: Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking.
What is Vocabulary?
IELTS Vocabulary refers to the set of words and phrases that a person knows and uses in their language. It is an important aspect of language learning and communication. Building a strong vocabulary can improve reading comprehension, writing, and speaking abilities. This can be done through various methods such as reading, writing, listening to and speaking the language, as well as studying vocabulary lists and practicing word games.
- ABANDON: To give up completely – abandoned the sinking ship.
Synonyms: relinquish, forgo, forsake
- ACADEMIC: Pertaining to school; theoretical academic interests; an academic discussion, with no practical implications.
- ACCELERATE: – To quicken, speed tip – took an accelerated course in order to graduate early.
Synonym: expedite (adj. expeditious)
- ADVERSITY: Misfortune – calm in the face of adversity.
Synonyms: affliction, mischance, reverses
- AGGRESSIVE (noun: AGGRESSION. an unprovoked attack): self-assertive; attacking,
offensive – annoyed people by his aggressive attitude;
Synonyms: bumptious, officious, obtrusive
Antonyms: meek, humble, retiring, diffident
- AMBIGUOUS: Uncertain, vague, capable of being inter- in more than one way – puzzled by the ambiguous statement.
Synonyms: hazy, obscure, equivocal, dubious, nebulous
Antonyms: explicit, unquestionable
- ANONYMOUS: Of unknown authorship-an anonymous publication.
- APPREHENSIVE (verb: APPREHEND): Fearful – Being unprepared, John is apprehensive of the examination.
- ARTFUL: Sly; crafty – attained his mean objective by artful measures.
Synonyms: cunning, wily, adroit, ingenious, guileful
Antonyms: guileless, ingenuous, artless
- ATHEIST: One who denies that God exists – The atheist declared, “There is no God.”
Synonyms: infidel, agnostic, sceptic
- ATTRIBUTE (verb): Assign –attributed his success to bard work.
(noun): An inherent quality -Generosity was his outstanding attribute.
- AUTHENTIC: Genuine -proved to be an authentic document.
Synonyms: veritable, bona fide
Antonyms; apocryphal, counterfeit, spurious, bogus
- BANTER: Good-natured teasing or ridicule-The two wits I exchanged banter, to the amusement of the audience.
Synonyms: raillery, chaff
- BIASED: Prejudiced – misled by a biased point of view.
Synonyms: bigoted, arbitrary, partial, partisan
Antonyms: disinterested, equitable
- BIZARRE: Queer; unusual in appearance- bizarre clothes, outlandish in the extreme.
Synonyms: odd, fantastic, grotesque, eccentric
- BOG: A swamp – sank into the spongy bog.
Synonyms: morass, fen, quagmire, mire
- CANDID (noun: CANDOR): Frank, outspoken; impartial a candid reply that could hardly be more forthright.
Synonyms: artless, ingenuous, unbiased
Antonyms: guileful, evasive
- CHRONIC: Continuing a long time; habitual-a. chronic complaint, persisting for years.
Synonyms: persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant
Antonyms: intermittent, sporadic, infrequent
Of or having to do with citizens or the state – We I civil duties as well as civil liberties.
Polite, courteous – answered in a civil fashion.
Synonyms: respectful, gracious
- COALITION (verb: COALESCE): Alliance; merging of various units into one unit – three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.
Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion
- COLLUSION: Working together secretly for an evil purpose – acted in collusion to overthrow the government.
Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination
- COMPATIBLE: Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible.
Synonyms: congruous, consistent
Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible
- COMPENSATION: Payment for services – just compensation for his labor.
Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument
- COMPLACENT: Self-satisfied – looked on his own performance with a complacent smile.
- CONDOLE (noun: CONDOLENCE): To express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or
misfortune – condoled with each other in their grief.
Synonyms: commiserate, show compassion, solace
- CONDONE: To forgive or overlook (an offense) – condoned the deed, in view of the offender’s age.
Synonyms: extenuate, palliate, mitigate, gloss
- CONSENSUS. General agreement – The consensus of the committee was that no action should be taken.
- COSMOPOLITAN (noun): One who is at home in all countries – A cosmopolitan can feel at ease anywhere in the world.
(adj.): Free from local prejudices – a world-wide traveller, cosmopolitan in tastes and attitudes.
Antonyms: parochial, provincial
- CRASS: Coarse and stupid – displayed crass ignorance.
- CREDIBLE: Worthy of belief – a credible story, true to life.
- CREDITABLE: Deserving or reflecting Credit or honour – applauded for his creditable performance.
Synonyms: praiseworthy, meritorious, commendable
Antonyms: discreditable, infamous, opprobrious, ignominious
- CURT: Rudely abrupt -offended by the curt response.
Synonyms: blunt, brusque, bluff
Antonyms: affable, civil
- DELINQUENT (noun): An offender – found to be a delinquent by the court.
(adj.): Failing to fulfil an obligation – too many people who are delinquent in meeting their civic duties.
- DEMEANOR: Behaviour; bearing – carrying himself with a proud demeanour.
Synonyms: deportment, mien
- DENOUNCE (noun: DENUNCIATION): To speak against – denounced by the press as a traitor.
Synonyms: stigmatize, censure, reprehend, castigate
Antonyms: laud, eulogize
- DEPRECIATE: To belittle or speak slightingly of – depreciated John’s acting ability.
Synonyms: disparage, derogate (adj. derogatory)
Antonyms: enhance, magnify, extol, laud, eulogize