IELTS most important Vocabulary Vol. 2

IELTS most important Vocabulary Vol. 2

academic:

a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

academy:

n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists

accede:

v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede

accelerate:

v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected

acceleration:

n.
the faster rate of improvement; the rate of change of velocity with respect to time

access:

n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance

accessible:

a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with

accessory:

n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

accident:

n.
event that takes place without one’s foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event

accidental:

a. Syn. unexpected; unforeseen
unexpected; unforeseen

accidentally:

ad. Syn. inadvertently
inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically

accommodate:

v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for

accommodation:

n.
living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience

accompaniment:

n.
act of accompanying someone or something

accompany:

v.
travel with; be associated with

accomplish:

v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete

accomplishment:

n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment

accord:

n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states

account:

n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event

accountant:

n.
one who maintains and audits business accounts

accounting:

n.
system that provides quantitative information about finances

accrue:

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

accumulate:

v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase

accumulation:

n. Syn. accretion; concentration
increase by natural growth or addition; concentration

accuracy:

n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value

accurate:

a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

accusation:

n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party

accuse:

v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn

achieve:

v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

achievement:

n. Syn. feat; accomplishment
feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective

acid:

n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful

acknowledge:

v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks

acquaint:

v. Syn. Inform
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar

acquaintance:

n.
personal knowledge or information about someone or something

acquainted:

a.
known by or familiar with another; informed or familiar

acquire:

v. Syn. obtain; gain
gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system

acquisition:

n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

across:

ad.
from side to side; crosswise, or in a direction opposed to the length

activate:

v. Syn. encourage; stimulate
make active or more active; stimulate; make radioactive

actively:

ad. Syn. energetically; vigorously
energetically; vigorously; in an active manner; voluntarily, not passively

actual:

a. Syn. true; real
true; real; being, existing, or acting at the present moment; current

actually:

ad. Syn. truly; really
truly; really; in fact

acute:

a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe

adapt:

v. Syn. alter; modify
make fit for; change to suit a new purpose

adaptation:

n. Syn. modification; adjustment
modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits

additional:

a. Syn. further; extra
further; extra; supplemental or added to

additive:

n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement

address:

v.
make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of

adequate:

a. Syn. sufficient; enough
sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adhere:

v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with

adhesive:

n. Syn. glue; paste
glue; paste ; substance that unites or bonds surfaces together

adjacent:

a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

adjoin:

v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjust:

v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate

adjustment:

n.
making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

administer:

v. Syn. govern; supervise
govern; supervise; give or apply medications

administration:

n. Syn. management; supervision; executive
management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

administrative:

a.
of or relating to or responsible for administration

admiration:

n.
favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval

admire:

v. Syn. esteem; appreciate
regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise; marvel at

admission:

n. Syn. admittance; entrance; access
act or practice of admitting; power or permission to enter

admit:

v.
permit to enter; receive; provide the right or a means of entrance to

admittedly:

ad. Syn. doubtlessly; surely
doubtlessly; in an acknowledged manner; confessedly

adolescence:

n. Syn. youth; juvenescence
state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity

adolescent:

n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

adopt:

v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one’s family

adoption:

n.
act of accepting with approval

adore:

v. Syn. idolize; adorn
worship with profound reverence; pay divine honors to; regard with the utmost esteem and affection

adorn:

v. Syn. decorate
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments

adornment:

n. Syn. embellishment; decoration
embellishment; decoration; something that beautifies or adorns; ornament

adult:

n.
one who has attained maturity or legal age; fully grown

advance:

v. Syn. further; progress
proceed; move forward; improve; moving forward

advanced:

a.
improved; highly developed or complex; ahead of the times; progressive

adventure:

n. Syn. risk; venture
something happens without design; chance; hazard; risk; danger

adventurous:

a. Syn. valiant; venturesome
valiant; venturesome; inclined or willing to incur hazard or engage in adventures

adversary:

n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition

adverse:

a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

adversity:

n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

advertise:

v. Syn. notify
give notice to; inform or apprise; make known; give public notice of

advisable:

a.
proper to be advised or to be done; expedient; prudent; ready to receive advice

advocate:

v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

aerial:

a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air

affect:

v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

affection:

n. Syn. fondness; love
fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness

affectionate:

a. Syn. loving
having affection or warm regard; loving; fond; kindly inclined; zealous

affiliate:

v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate

affirm:

v. Syn. assert; confirm
assert; confirm

affirmation:

n. Syn. confirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath

affirmative:

a.
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming

afford:

v. Syn. pay; risk
pay; provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of

affordable:

a.
able to pay for

agency:

n.
a business that serves other businesses; an administrative unit of government

agent:

n. Syn. representative; delegate; deputy
one that acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

aggravate:

v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregate:

v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

aggregation:

n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

aggressive:

a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

aggressor:

n. Syn. attacker; assailant; invader
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks

agitate:

v. Syn. disturb
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb

agitation:

n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

agony:

n.
extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle

agreeable:

a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable

agreement:

n.
state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character

agriculture:

n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

aid:

n.
person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant

ailment:

n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction

aim:

n. Syn. objective; object; plan
point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it

air:

v.
be broadcast on television or radio

aircraft:

n.
vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon

aisle:

n.
passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building

ajar:

a.
half-open; slightly turned or opened

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