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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 17 IELTS Exams Preparation


IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 17 IELTS Exams Preparation

171-Parlay (Verb)

 Definition: turn all winnings from a previous bet into by gambling.

 Usage: Parlaying a smaller bankroll into big winnings.

172-Contentious (Adj)

 Definition: Normally controversial, causing or likely to cause an argument;

 Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended.

 Usage: The contentious issue of abortion.

173-Deficit (Noun)

 Definition: too small money 

 Synonyms: shortage, undersupply, shortfall, deficiency

 Usage: There is a large, continuing deficit in the federal budget

174-Exploit (Verb)

 Definition: make full use of a resource

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

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

175-Asymmetry (Noun)

 Definition: lack of equality

 Usage: There was an asymmetry between the left and right ears

176-Inured (Verb)

 Definition: especially something unpleasant, accustom (someone) to something

 Synonyms: temper, condition; accustom, harden, toughen, season, 

 Usage: People have been inured to violence.

177-Porous (Adj)

 Definition: having minute interstices of rock, through which liquid or air may pass.

 Synonyms: permeable, penetrable, pervious

 Usage: Layers of porous limestones.

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 15 IELTS Exams Preparation

178-Precedent (Noun)

 Definition: an earlier action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.

 Synonyms: example, pattern, model, exemplar, 

 Usage: There are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training.

179-Vanguard (Noun)

 Definition: a situation at the forefront of new ideas.

 Synonyms: the advance guard, forefront, van

 Usage: The project was in the vanguard of official development.

180-Laggard (Noun)

 Definition: a person who is falling behind others.

 Synonyms: loiterer, lingerer, dawdler, straggler

 Usage: Staffs were under enormous pressure, and there was no time for laggards.


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