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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 20 IELTS Exams Preparation

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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 20 IELTS Exams Preparation

201-Lousy (Adj)

 Definition: very poor or bad.

 Synonyms: awful, terrible, appalling, abysmal

 Usage: The service is usually lousy.

202-Stymie (Verb) past tense: stymied; past participle: stymied

 Definition: prevent or hinder the progress of.

 Synonyms: impede, interfere with, hamper, hinder

 Usage: The changes should not be allowed to interfere with new medical treatments.

203-Grumble (Verb)

 Definition: complaint about something in a wrong- tempered way.

 Synonyms: complaint, moan, groan, whine, mutter

 Usage: The players grumble about the referee.

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204-Fruition (Noun)

 Definition: the realization or fulfillment of a plan or project.

 Synonyms: fulfillment, realization, actualization, materialization

 Usage: The plans have come to fruition rather sooner than expected.

205-Plague (Verb) past tense: plagued; past participle: plagued

 Definition: cause continual trouble or distress.

 Synonyms: cause suffering to, torture, torment, afflict, bedevil.

 Usage: They have been plagued by ill-health.

206-Embark (Verb) past tense: embarked; past participle: embarked

 Definition: go onboard a ship or aircraft.

 Synonyms: climb aboard, board ship, go onboard, go aboard 

 Usage: They stood on the pier to watch me embark.

207-Predecessor (Noun)

 Definition: a person who held a job or office before the current holder.

 Synonyms: forerunner, precursor, antecedent

 Usage: The Prime Minister learned from his predec lessor’s mistakes.

208-Twitchy (Adj) Definition: nervous; anxious.

 Usage: She felt twitchy about the man hovering in the background.

209-Thrived (Verb) Definition: prosper; flourish.

 Synonyms: develop well, succeed, bloom, blossom

 Usage: Several foliage plants thrive in a window box.

210-Barring (preposition) Definition: except for; if not for.

 Synonyms: except for, except, excepting

 Usage: Barring accidents, we should win.

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