Vocabulary for IELTS | Vocabulary for band 8 in IELTS

Vocabulary for IELTS

Vocabulary for IELTS

Vocabulary for IELTS

 

Vocabulary for IELTS

affably 

in a pleasant or friendly way

afield

far afield a long way
away  People come from far afield to visit
the grave

agenda 

noun a list of points
for discussion  what’s on the agenda?
what are we going to discuss?

agog

adj  all agog very eager 
They were all agog to hear her story

alienate
verb 1. to make someone
feel unfriendly 2. to make someone not
want to support you

allege

verb to suggest that someone
may have done something wrong. Synonym
claim

barnstorming
adj full of wild political oratory

bigoted

adj with very strong and
unreasonable ideas about something. Synonym
prejudiced. Antonym open-minded

bipartite

adj with two sides
taking part

bleak 

adj 1. cold and unpleasant 
The path led across bleak mountains. 2.
showing no sign of hope  She gave him a
bleak stare.  With no qualifications, his job
prospects are bleak.

bootleg

adj sold illegally. Synonym
illegal

Briton

noun a person from the
United Kingdom

buoyant

adj 1. which can float
easily, which helps something float easily 
The raft became waterlogged and was no
longer buoyant.  Salt water is more buoyant
than fresh water. 2. full of confidence  She
left the meeting in a very buoyant mood.

cahoots

noun (informal.)  to
be in cahoots with someone to work with
someone against another person  I think
she’s in cahoots with the drugs gang.

cairn

noun a pile of stones to mark
an important spot

caricature 

noun a funny
drawing or description which exaggerates a
person’s appearance  He drew a caricature
of the Prime Minister.  Her description of
the office is nothing less than a caricature of
the system.  verb to draw a caricature of
someone  The Prime Minister is easy to
caricature.

cartel

noun a group of companies
which try to fix the price of something

derisory

adj ridiculously small

despise

verb to look down on
someone, to think someone is not worth
much. Synonym loathe. Antonym admire

egregious

adj very bad (formal.)

elision

noun the omission of an
element of a word or phrase

Vocabulary for IELTS

fidelity

noun 1. the fact of being
faithful  He was rewarded for his fidelity to
the president. 2. the quality of the sound produced
by an electronic machine such as a CD
player  a high fidelity CD player

figurative 

adj 1. (of art.) which
shows something as it really is  He’s a
well-known figurative artist.

glaring

adj 1. very bright  the
glaring headlights of the cars 2. fierce  He
gave me a glaring look. 3. obvious  The
book is full of glaring mistakes

hoax

noun a trick played on someone
as a joke or to annoy him or her  The
police and fire brigade arrived but the bomb
was just a hoax.  The ambulance answered
a hoax telephone call.

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immaculate

adj 1. extremely
clean or tidy  The car looked absolutely
immaculate

laconically 

adv using only a
few words

opulent

adj rich, luxurious or
splendid. Antonym sparse

propaganda

noun the
spreading of false or biased information
about something which you want the public
to believe

stance 

noun 1. the position of
someone when standing  His stance is so
awkward I’m surprised he can even hit the
ball. 2. a point of view or opinion  Her
stance on environmental issues is surprising.
 The party has adopted a new progressive
stance on education.

unpalatable 

adj unpleasant
to consider or accept  She had to face
some unpalatable facts.

yank

noun a short sharp pull  He
gave the rope a yank and it came away in his
hands.  verb to pull hard and sharply 
Yank that string and it should ring a bell in
the bar.  She tried to yank the pram out of
the mud. Synonym pull

zealot

noun a fanatic, a person who
shows excessive zeal, especially for religion.
Synonym extremist. Antonym moderate

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