IELTS Vocabulary helps to score 9 Bands(Page 3)

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 3)

  • INCISIVE: Cutting, penetrating – incisive criticism.

Synonyms: sarcastic, mordant, trenchant, acute

  •  INCREMENT: An increase – a salary increment.

Synonym: accrual

  •  INDIGENOUS: Native – Rice is indigenous to China.

Synonyms: innate, inborn

  •  INFERENCE: A conclusion reached by reasoning from data or premises – an inference drawn from his remarks.

Synonyms: deduction, implication

  •  INGENIOUS: Demonstrating originality, skill, or resourcefulness – an ingenious device.

Synonyms: dextrous, inventive, adroit

Antonyms: maladroit, gauche

  •  INHIBIT: To check or hinder – inhibited his friend from a foolhardy course.

Synonyms: restrain, curb

Antonym: promote

  •  INSTIGATE: To stir tip – instigated discontent among the soldiers.

Synonyms: foment, incite

  •  INTEGRITY: Honesty, moral soundness – a man of proved integrity.

Synonyms: probity, uprightness, incorruptibility

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  •  JARGON: Confused, unintelligible, meaningless talk; special vocabulary used only by members

of a group or trade – Variety, a newspaper written in theatrical jargon.

Synonyms: gibberish, argot, cant

  •  JEOPARDY: Danger – His life was in jeopardy.

Synonyms: hazard, peril

  •  JUDICIOUS: Wise; using or exhibiting good judgment – a well-chosen plan, termed judicious by all.

Synonyms: discreet, politic, discerning

  •  LATENT: Hidden; present but not fully developed – latent talent that time will reveal.

Synonyms: dormant, quiescent, covert, potential

Antonyms: apparent, patent

  •  LAVISH:

Profuse or generous – lavish in praise.

Synonyms: ample, superabundant Given to extravagance – a lavish spender.

Synonyms: prodigal, munificent, magnanimous.

Antonyms: parsimonious, niggardly, frugal, penurious

  •  LETHAL: Deadly – a lethal weapon.

Synonyms: mortal, fatal

  •  LONGEVITY: Prolonged duration of life – a country remarkable for the longevity of its inhabitants.
  •  LOW: To bellow softly like cattle – the lowing herd in the meadow.

Synonym: moo

  •  LUCID: Clear; transparent; easily understood – a lucid explanation of a difficult text.

Synonyms: pellucid, perspicuous, intelligible, limpid, luminous, translucent

Antonyms: abstruse, obscure

  •  LUDICROUS: Ridiculous; producing laughter – a ludicrous remark that set them all to roaring.

Synonyms: mirthful, droll, comical, absurd

Antonyms: doleful, lugubrious, dismal

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  •  MALICIOUS (noun: MALICE): Bearing, or acting with, deliberate ill-will or spite – hurting with malicious intent.

Synonyms: rancorous, malignant, malevolent, virulent, vindictive

Antonym: benign

  •  MEDIOCRE: Average in quality – a mediocre performance, unworthy of his talents.

 MONOLOGUE: A speech by one person – The actor gave his views in a dramatic monologue.

Synonym: soliloquy

Antonyms: colloquy (adj. colloquial): conversation between two or more persons; dialogue: conversation between two persons

  •  MUNDANE: Of, or pertaining to, the world, as contrasted with the spirit – mundane affairs.

Synonyms: earthly, terrestrial, secular, temporal

  •  MURKY: Dark; cloudy – a murky cavern.

Synonyms: dismal, tenebrous, fuliginous

Antonyms: resplendent, glowing, lustrous, luminous, fulgent, coruscating

  •  MUTABLE: Given to frequent change in nature, mood, or form – mutable in mood as a spring wind.

Synonyms: vacillating, fickle, inconstant, fitful, mercurial, wavering, capricious

Antonyms: constant, steady

  •  MYRIAD: Innumerable – the myriad stars in the heavens.
  •  NAUTICAL: Pertaining to ships or navigation – a nautical career.

Synonyms: marine, naval, maritime

  •  NOTORIOUS: Widely known (in a bad sense) – a notorious gambler.
  •  NOICE: A beginner – conducted himself in politics like a novice.

Synonyms: tyro, neophyte

Antonym: virtuoso

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  •  OBLIVIOUS (noun: OBLIVION): Forgetful; absent-minded – walking oblivious of his surroundings.

Synonyms: unmindful, heedless, abstracted

  •  OBSESSION: A persistent feeling, idea, activity, etc., which dominates a person; the state of being exclusively preoccupied by a fixed idea – Now that he has learned bowling, it has become his obsession.

Synonyms: mania, infatuation (a foolish passion), monomania

  •  OBSOLETE: No longer in use – an obsolete word, not even included by most dictionaries.

Synonyms: archaic, antiquated

  • OBTRUSIVE (verb: OBTRUDE): Thrusting oneself or itself into undue prominence – made himself obnoxiously obtrusive.

Synonyms: intrusive, aggressive

  • OSTRACIZE: To banish; to exclude from public favour or privileges – a former premier ostracized by popular vote.

Synonym: outlaw

  • PARADOX: A self -contradictory statement; something ‘that appears to be absurd and yet may be true -“Life is too important a matter to be taken seriously.” – a paradox by Oscar Wilde.

Synonym: anomaly

  • PARAPHRASE: To restate the meaning of a passage in other words – paraphrased the poem in a few lines of prose.
  • PARODY (noun): A humorous imitation of an author’s style and mannerisms – wrote a parody on Kipling’s “Gunga Din.”

Synonym: burlesque

  • PERVERSE: Wilfully bent on doing the wrong thing – a perverse lad, always disobeying his parents.

Synonyms: headstrong, forward, refractory, wayward, fractious

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