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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 27 IELTS Exams Preparation

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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 27 IELTS Exams Preparation

271-Dangling (Adj)

 Definition: hanging or swinging loosely.

 Usage: A pair of dangling earrings.

272-Revamp(Verb) past tense: revamped; past participle: revamped

 Definition: give new and improved form, structure, or appearance.

 Synonyms: Renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild

 Usage: An attempt to revamp the museum’s image

273-Taunts (Noun)

 Definition: a remark made to anger, wound, or provoke someone.

 Synonyms: jeer, gibe, sneer, insult

 Usage: He would play truant rather than face the taunts of his classmates

274-Daunting (Adj)

 Definition: seeming challenging to deal with in prospect; intimidating.

 Synonyms: intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling

 Usage: The daunting task of raising five boys.

275-Straddle (Verb) gerund or present participle: straddling

 Definition: sit or stand with one leg on either side.

 Synonyms: sit/stand astride, bestride, bestraddle; mount

 Usage: She straddled the motorbike and revved it up

276-Devilishly (Adverb) Definition: very; significantly.

 Usage: Their music is devilishly tricky.

277-Reckon (Verb)

 Definition: establish by calculation.

 Synonyms: calculate, compute, work out, put a figure on, figure

 Usage: The cost to the company was reckoned at Rs.10 lakhs

278-Sovereignty (Noun)

 Definition: supreme power or authority.

 Synonyms: jurisdiction, supremacy, dominion, power Usage: The government renewed its claim to sovereignty over the islands.

279-Jettisoned (Verb)

 Definition: abandon or discard (someone or something that is no longer wanted).

 Synonyms: dump, drop, ditch, discharge, eject

 Usage: The scheme was scrapped.

280-Lobbyists (Noun)

 Definition: a person who takes part in an organized attempt to influence legislators.

 Usage: Industry lobbyists pushed the government to undo the decision.

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 26 IELTS Exams Preparation