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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 31 IELTS Exams Preparation

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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 31 IELTS Exams Preparation

311-Daunting (Adj)

 Definition: seeming challenging 

 Synonyms: disconcerting, unnerving, intimidating, formidable, unsettling

 Usage: The daunting task of raising seven girls.

312-Arduous (Adj)

 Definition: involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.

 Synonyms: onerous, taxing, complex, challenging, laborious, burdensome, heavy.

 Usage: They were now faced with an arduous journey into a remote country.

313-Delegate (Verb)

 Definition: entrust (a job) to another person, typically less senior than oneself. Synonyms: assign, charge, give, pass on, hand on/over

 Usage: She must delegate duties to free herself from more critical tasks.

314-Instance (Noun)

 Definition: an example

 Synonyms: case, model, occasion, event

 Usage: there is not a single instance of religious persecution.

315-Dubious (Adj)

 Definition: hesitating or doubting.

 Synonyms: doubtful, uncertain, unsure, in doubt, hesitant

 Usage: I was somewhat dubious about the whole idea.

316-Rationale (Noun)

 Definition: a logical basis for a course of action or belief.

 Synonyms: cause (s), reasoning, thinking, (rational) basis, logic, grounds

 Usage: They explained the rationale behind the change.

317-Butt (Verb) gerund or present participle: butting Definition: (of a person or animal) hit (someone or something) with the head or horns. Synonyms: headbutt, bunt; bump, buffet, push, thrust Usage: She butted him in the chest.

318-Explicit (Adj)

 Definition: leaving no room for confusion or doubt. 

Synonyms: straightforward, clear-cut, clear, direct, plain, obvious. 

 Usage: The arrangement has not been made explicit.

319-Provoke (Verb)

 Definition: stimulate or give rise to in someone.

 Synonyms: cause, give rise to, arouse, produce, evoke.

 Usage: The duty provoked a storm of protest from civil rights organizations.

320-Backlash (Noun)

Definition: a solid adverse reaction by many people, especially to social or political development.

 Synonyms: counteraction, counterblast ,adverse reaction/response, 

 Usage: The gait provoked a furious backlash from union leaders.

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 30 IELTS Exams Preparation