IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 17 IELTS Exams Preparation
Definition: turn all winnings from a previous bet into by gambling.
Usage: Parlaying a smaller bankroll into big winnings.
Definition: Normally controversial, causing or likely to cause an argument;
Synonyms: controversial, disputable, debatable, disputed, contended.
Usage: The contentious issue of abortion.
Definition: too small money
Synonyms: shortage, undersupply, shortfall, deficiency
Usage: There is a large, continuing deficit in the federal budget
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.
Definition: lack of equality
Usage: There was an asymmetry between the left and right ears
Definition: especially something unpleasant, accustom (someone) to something
Synonyms: temper, condition; accustom, harden, toughen, season,
Usage: People have been inured to violence.
Definition: having minute interstices of rock, through which liquid or air may pass.
Synonyms: permeable, penetrable, pervious
Usage: Layers of porous limestones.
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.
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.
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.