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IELTS Vocabulary

abeyancenoun

suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension Synonym(s): suspension
abideverb

endure; put up with; bear; tolerate
abolishverb

cancel; put an end to; destroy completely Synonym(s): cancel; annul
abolitionnoun

ending; act of abolishing; act of doing away with
abortionnoun

termination of pregnancy; failure of a plan
abortiveadjective

unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless Synonym(s): unsuccessful; fruitless
abridgeverb

condense; shorten; reduce length of written text Synonym(s): condense; shorten
abrogateadjective

abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority Synonym(s): abolish
abruptadjective

broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another Synonym(s): sudden; unforeseen
abundancenoun

great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing Synonym(s): profusion; richness
accedeverb

agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede Synonym(s): agree; assent; concede
accessorynoun

additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item Synonym(s): adjunct; appendage
accommodateverb

do a favour or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for Synonym(s): adapt; oblige
accordnoun

settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states Synonym(s): agreement; treaty
accrueverb

increase, accumulate, or come about as a result of growth; accumulate over time
acuteadjective

quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe Synonym(s): keen; sharp
adhereverb

stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with Synonym(s): stick; bond
adhesivenoun

glue; paste; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together Synonym(s): glue; paste
admittedlyadverb

doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly Synonym(s): doubtlessly; surely
adornverb

enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments Synonym(s): decorate
adornmentnoun

embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament Synonym(s): embellishment; decoration
adversarynoun

opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition Synonym(s): opponent; contestant
adverseadjective

in opposing direction; harmful or unfavourable; acting or serving to oppose Synonym(s): unfavourable; hostile
adversitynoun

state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune Synonym(s): poverty; misfortune
advocateverb

speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something Synonym(s): urge; support
affiliateverb

associate; incorporate Synonym(s): associate; incorporate
aggravateverb

worsen; make worse or more troublesome Synonym(s): worsen; exacerbate
aggregateverb

gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to Synonym(s): gather; accumulate
aggregationnoun

several things grouped together or considered as a whole
agitateverb

cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb Synonym(s): disturb

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