IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 20 IELTS Exams Preparation
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.
Definition: complaint about something in a wrong- tempered way.
Synonyms: complaint, moan, groan, whine, mutter
Usage: The players grumble about the referee.
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.
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.