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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 21 IELTS Exams Preparation

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 21 IELTS Exams Preparation


211-Contrast (Verb) gerund or present participle: contrasting

 Definition: differ strikingly.

 Synonyms: be at variance with, be contrary to, differ from

 Usage: This opinion contrasts with his earlier opinion.

212-Stint (Noun)

 Definition: An allotted period of work.

 Synonyms: time, turn, spell, stretch, period

 Usage: His seven-month stint on the surgical wards.

213-Nous (Noun)

 Definition: practical intelligence,common sense; 

 Usage: If he had any nous at all, he’d sell the film rights.

214-Abet (verb) abetting

 Definition: encourage or assist in doing something wrong, significantly to commit a sin.

 Synonyms: assist, back, encourage, aid, help, lend a hand, support;

 Usage: They were not guilty of murder but guilty of aiding and abetting others.

215-Cite (verb) citing

 Definition: refer to as evidence for or justify an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.

 Synonyms: quote, reproduce

 Usage: Authors who their peers highly regard tend to be cited.

216-Obliges (Verb)

 Definition: make legally or morally bound to do something.

 Synonyms: make, constrain, obligate, force, require, compel, bind, 

 Usage: Courts are obliged to act by the strict rules of the law.

217-Syndicate (Noun)

 Definition: organizations combined to promote a common interest.

 Usage: A large number of buyouts involving a syndicate of financial institutions.

218-Obligations (Noun)

 Definition: a duty or commitment.

 Synonyms: responsibility, moral imperative, duty, commitment, function

 Usage: I must look after her.

219-Concede (Verb) 3rd person present: concedes

 Definition: admit or agree that something is right after first denying or resisting it.

 Synonyms: grant, recognize, admit, acknowledge, accept, allow, own

 Usage: They had to concede that I’d overreacted.

220-Regime (Noun)

 Definition: a government, especially an authoritarian one.

 Synonyms: government, authorities, a system of government, rule, reign

 Usage: The military regime controls very carefully what is written.

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