IELTS Vocabulary helps to score 9 Bands(Page 2)

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.

A Specially Lifetimewords Selected List of IELTS Vocabulary Words Guaranteed To Increase Your Score (Page 2)


Winding; indirect – took a devious, rather than the direct way home.

Synonym: circuitous

Straying from the right course – used devious means to attain his wicked ends.

Synonyms: crooked, erring

  •  DEVOUT: Devoted to religious observances – devout in his regularity of attendance at worship.

Synonyms: pious, religious

Antonym: impious

  •  DILEMMA: A situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation – faced with a dilemma defying solution.

Synonyms: predicament, quandary, plight

  •  DISCRETE: Separate – two discrete issues, totally unrelated.
  •  DISTRAUGHT: Mentally distressed; distracted – distraught by trials and tribulations.

Synonym: harassed

  •  DIVERSE: (verb: DIVERSIFY; noun: DIVISIBILITY): Varied; different – two diverse characters; one candid, the other insincere.

Synonym: multifarious

  • DIVULGE: To make public or reveal – refused to divulge his source of information.

Synonyms: disclose, impart

  •  DYNAMIC: Forceful – possessed dynamic energy, tireless and powerful.

Synonym: energetic

Antonyms: static, inert, dormant, torpid, sluggish, quiescent

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  • EDIFY: To instruct or uplift, particularly in morals or religion – a story that edifies the reader, as

well as entertains him

  •  EJACULATE: To exclaim or utter suddenly – ejaculated cry of horror.
  •  ENGENDER: To cause, produce, or stir up-an act that engendered good will.
  •  ERRATIC: Irresponsible, eccentric; lacking a fixed purpose erratic behaviour, reflecting his queer ideas.
  •  EXCEPTIONABLE: Objectionable – exceptionable behaviour, universally criticized.

Synonyms: questionable, reprehensible, censurable

Antonym: laudable

  •  EXEMPLARY (noun: EXEMPLAR): Serving as a model; commendable – exemplary conduct approved by all.

Synonyms: illustrative, typical; praiseworthy, laudable

  •  EXOTIC: Strange and foreign – an exotic costume imported from Asia.

EXPLOIT (verb): To use for one’s selfish purpose – refugees exploited by unscrupulous employers.

(noun): A brilliant deed – lauded for his exploits in science.

Synonym: feat

  •  EXTINCT: No longer existing or active – the extinct dinosaur, alive only in history.

Synonym: defunct

Antonym: extant

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  •  FACADE: Front or face, especially of a building – a facade of marble.
  •  FEASIBLE: Workable – a feasible plan, proved practical by – previous experience.

Antonym: impracticable

  •  FETISH.

Something that is believed to have magical powers – savages worshipping the fetish in a ceremonial dance.

Synonym: charm, talisman, amulet

An object of unreasoning devotion and worship – Photography, begun as a hobby, became a fetish.

  •  FICTITIOUS: Unreal; made-up – used a fictitious name to avoid being recognized.

Synonym: fabricated

  •  FLAUNT: Display or wave boastfully – flaunted the excellent report before his delighted parents.
  •  FLEETING: Passing swiftly -the fleeting hours of happiness

Synonyms: transitory, fugitive

  •  FLUCTUATE: To waver from one course to another; to vary irregularly – his mood fluctuating with every hour.

Synonyms: oscillate, vacillate, undulate, sway

  •  FRUSTRATE: To prevent (the attainment of an object); to defeat or render ineffectual – His scholastic progress was frustrated by a serious illness.

Synonyms: balk, thwart, foil, baffle, obstruct, discomfit

Antonym: abet

  •  GARNISH: To trim or decorate – dishes garnished attractively with greens.

Synonyms: adorn, deck

  •  GREGARIOUS: Habitually fond of associating in a company or herd – gregarious sheep; that gregarious animal, man.

Antonyms: lone, aloof

  •  HAIL: To greet – The crowd hailed the returning hero.

Synonyms: accost, salute

  •  HOAX (noun): A trick or deception; a practical joke – played a hoax upon the credulous public.

Synonym: canard

(verb): To play a trick on; to deceive – He hoaxed the crowd completely with his disguise.

  •  HYPOTHESIS: An assumption made for the sake of argument – worked from a fantastic hypothesis.

Synonym: supposition

  •  IDIOSYNCRASY: A. personal peculiarity – Wearing white was one of Whistler’s idiosyncrasies.

Synonyms: eccentricity, foible, mannerism, crotchet, aberration, quirk,singularity

  •  IMMACULATE: Spotless; pure – an immaculate reputation.

Synonyms: undefiled, unsullied, unblemished, untarnished

Antonyms: defiled, sullied, blemished

  •  IMMUNE (verb: IMMUNIZE): Exempt from; protected from – immune from taxation.

Synonym: unsusceptible

  •  IMPECCABLE: Faultless – performed with impeccable skill.

Synonyms: consummate, irreproachable, unerring, infallible

Antonyms: culpable, fallible

  •  IMPERVIOUS: Incapable of being penetrated – a mind impervious to new ideas.

Synonyms: impermeable, impenetrable

Antonyms: permeable, pervasive


Implied but not clearly expressed – an implicit agreement.

Unquestioning – implicit confidence.

Synonyms: tacit, implied

Antonym: explicit

  •  IMPORT (noun): Meaning; significance or importance – a matter of great import.

Synonyms: purport, moment, consequence

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