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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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