Ielts Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 18 Ielts Exams Preparation
Definition: each of ten equal groups into which a population can be divided according to the distribution of values of a particular variable.
Usage: The lowest income decile of the population.
Definition: not allow to be seen; hide.
Synonyms: hide, keep out of sight, keep hidden
Usage: A leather pouch was concealed under the folds of his kilt.
183-Widen (Verb) gerund or present participle: widening
Definition: make or become wider.
Synonyms: broaden, make/become wider, open up, open out
Usage: We should widen the scope of our investigation.
Definition: past tense: converged; past participle: converged
Synonyms: meet, intersect, cross
Usage: A pair of lines of longitude are parallel at the equator but converge toward the poles.
Definition: cook (an egg) without its shell in or over boiling water.
Usage: A breakfast of poached egg and grilled bacon.
186-Levy (Verb) 3rd person present: levies
Definition: impose (a tax, fee, or fine).
Synonyms: impose, charge, exact, demand
Usage: A tax of two per cent was levied on all cargoes.
187-Straggle (Verb) gerund or present participle:straggling
Definition: (of an irregular group of people) move along slowly so as to remain some distance behind the person or people in front.
Synonyms: trail, lag, dawdle, amble
Usage: A few of the men were straggling some half a mile behind the rest.
Definition: turn away (one’s eyes or thoughts).
Synonyms: turn aside
Usage: She averted her eyes while we made stilted conversation.
Definition: serious and immediate danger.
Synonyms: danger, jeopardy, risk
Usage: you could well place us both in peril.
Definition: the action of withdrawing formally from membership of a federation or body, especially a political state.
Synonyms: withdrawal, break, breakaway
Usage: The republics want secession from the union.