IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 15 Ielts Exams Preparation
Definition: expose (one’s country, a group, or a person) to danger by treacherously giving information to an enemy.
Synonyms: break one’s promise to, be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, break faith with
Usage: A double agent who betrayed some 400 British and French agents to the Germans.
152-Thence (Adverb) Definition: as a consequence.
Usage: Studying maps to assess past latitudes and thence an indication of climate.
153-Batter (Verb) gerund or present participle:
Definition: strike repeatedly with hard blows. Synonyms: pummel, pound, rain blows on, buffet Usage: A prisoner was battered to death with a table leg.
Definition: showing or feeling opposition or dislike;
Synonyms: antagonistic, aggressive, confrontational
Usage: He wrote a ferociously hostile attack.
Definition: an idea that is taken to be true on the basis of probability.
Usage: Underlying presumptions about human nature.
Definition: crush (something, typically paper or cloth)
so that it becomes creased and wrinkled. Synonyms: crush, scrunch up, screw up, squash Usage: She crumpled the note in her fist.
Definition: (of a material or surface) shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves so as to give added rigidity and strength.
Synonyms: ridged, fluted, channeled, furrowed, grooved
Usage: The roof was made of corrugated iron.
Definition: Lift or carry (something heavy).
Synonyms: lift, lift up, raise, raise up
Usage: He lifted crates and hefted boxes.
159-Swamp (Verb) gerund or present participle:
Definition: overwhelm with an excessive amount of something; inundate.
Synonyms: overwhelm, inundate, flood, deluge, engulf Usage: The country was swamped with goods from abroad.
Definition: restrain or keep in check.
Synonyms: restrain, hold back, keep back, hold in, repress
Usage: She promised she would curb her temper.