IELTS Vocabulary
By chulatutor   on 07/10/13
IELTS Vocabulary
aberration: something that differs from the norm
abhor: fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
acquiesce: assent; agree without protesting
alacrity: cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
amiable: good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
appease: bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
arcane: secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
avarice: greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
brazen: having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
brusque: abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
cajole: influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
callous: emotionally hardened; unfeeling
candor: frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
chide: scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval
circumspect: carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
clandestine: secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
coerce: restrain by force, especially by law or authority; repress; curb
coherent: adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
complacency: feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble
confidant : a person entrusted with secrets
connive: to plot, scheme
cumulative: increasing by successive addition
debase: reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
decry: express strong disapproval of; disparage
deferential : showing deference; respectful and considerate
demure: modest and reserved in manner or behavior
deride: ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
despot: tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
diligent: assiduous; industrious; hard-working
elated: overjoyed; extremely happy and excited
eloquent: vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
embezzle: appropriate fraudulently to one’s own use, as property entrusted to one’s care; apply to one’s private uses by a breach of trust
empathy: understanding and entering into another’s feelings
enmity: ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
erudite: learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
extol : praise highly; glorify; celebrate
fabricate: build; put together out of components or parts
feral: not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
flabbergasted: astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned
forsake: leave someone who needs or counts on you
fractious: inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
furtive: marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
gluttony: excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity
gratuitous: given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned
haughty: high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
hypocrisy: act or practice of a hypocrite
impeccable: faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
impertinent: improperly forward or bold; rude
implacable: incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
impudent: casually rude, insolent, impertinent
incisive: penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
indolent: lazy ; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
inept: lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
infamy: notoriety, extreme ill repute
inhibit: restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
innate: possessed at birth; inborn
insatiable: not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy
insular: of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint
intrepid: fearless; indicating or springing from courage
inveterate: deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual
jubilant: happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
knell: the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
lithe: flexible; moving and bending with ease
lurid: causing shock or horror; gruesome
maverick: one that refuses to abide or be independent; an unbranded range animal
maxim: proverb ; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth
meticulous: excessively careful ; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
modicum: limited quantity ; small or moderate amount; any small thing
morose: ill humored ; sullen ; depressingly dark ; gloomy ; persistent
myriad: of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
nadir: lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
nominal: in name only ; insignificantly small
novice: beginner; person new to a field or activity
nuance: subtle or slight degree of difference
oblivious: inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory ; forgetful
obsequious: slavishly attentive ; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obtuse: lacking in insight or discernment ; stupid
panacea: remedy for all diseases , evils , or difficulties ; a cure-all
parody: work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony ; make fun of
penchant: strong inclination ; definite liking
perusal: a careful examination , review
plethora: excess ; overfullness in any respect ; superabundance
predilection: condition of favoring or liking ; tendency towards ; preference
quaint: odd ; old-fashioned ; picturesque ; unfamiliar or unusual in character
rash: hasty , incautious
repudiate: disown ; refuse to acknowledge ; reject validity or authority of
rife: excessively abundant or numerous ; in widespread existence, practice , or use
salient: prominent or protruding ; projecting outwardly ; moving by leaps or springs
serendipity: gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
staid: sober ; serious, organized , and professional ; characterized by dignity and propriety
superfluous: being beyond what is required or sufficient
sycophant: one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people ; bootlicker ; yes man
taciturn: silent or reserved in speech ; saying little ; not inclined to speak or converse
tefurbish: to restore, clean up
truculent: disposed to fight ; belligerent ; aggressively hostile
umbrage: resentment, offence
venerable: deserving high respect ; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
vex: annoy: disturb, especially by minor irritations ; be a mystery or bewildering to
vociferous: offensively loud; noisy ; making outcry
wanton: unrestrained ; willfully malicious ; immoral or unchaste
zenith: point directly overhead in sky; summit



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