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Ielts Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 16 Ielts Exams Preparation

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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 16 IELTS Exams Preparation

 

161-Catastrophic (Adj)

Definition: extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful.

Synonyms: calamitous, cataclysmic disastrous, ruinous

Usage: The catastrophic consequences of an oil spill.

162-Scepticism (Noun)

Definition: Doubt as to the truth of something.

Synonyms: doubtfulness, dubiousness, doubt, a pinch of salt

Usage: Members of the company greeted his ideas with scepticism.

163-Mushroom (Verb) past tense: mushroomed

Definition: increase, spread, or develop rapidly.

Synonyms: grow/develop rapidly, burgeon, proliferate,

Usage: The industry mushroomed in the 1980s.

164-Bout (Noun)

Definition: a short period of hard activity of a specified kind.

Synonyms: time, stretch, spell, period

Usage: Occasional bouts of strenuous exercise.

165-Splurge (Noun)

Definition: Spending money freely or extravagantly.

Usage: The annual pre-Christmas splurge.

166-Exploit (Verb)

Definition: Make full use of it.

Synonyms: put to use, use, use to good advantage, utilize, make use of,

Usage: the Indians of Colombia and Ecuador originally exploited platinum.

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167-Strangle (Verb) past tense: strangled; past participle: strangled

Definition: squeeze or constrict the neck of, especially to cause death.

Synonyms: garrotte; asphyxiate, throttle, choke

Usage: He was strangled with a scarf.

168-Tenuous (Adj) Definition: very weak or slight.

Synonyms: flimsy, negligible, slight, insubstantial,

Usage: The link between interest rates and investment.

169-Procurement (Noun)

Definition: the action of obtaining or procuring something.

Usage: Financial assistance for the procurement of legal advice.

170-Appetising (Adj)

Definition: stimulating one’s appetite.

Synonyms: mouth-watering, inviting, tempting; tasty, succulent, delicious

Usage: An appetizing ploughman’s lunch was served.