IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 34 IELTS Exams Preparation
Definition: a period of temporary economic decline.
Synonyms: depression, slump, slowdown, economic decline, downturn.
Usage: Some countries are in the depths of a recession.
342-Ease (Verb) gerund or present participle: easing
Definition: make (something unpleasant or intense) less severe.
Synonyms: mitigate, soothe, relieve, alleviate,
Usage: They hoped the alcohol would ease their pain.
Definition: refer to (a passage, book, or author) 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.
Definition: relax after a period of tension or work.
Synonyms: relax, loosen up, unbend
Usage: It’s an excellent place to unwind after work.
Definition: the art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping.
Usage: In any game of brinkmanship, one side may collapse suddenly.
Definition: a place where weapons and military equipment are stored or made.
Synonyms: arms cache, ordnance depot, armory, arms depot,
Usage: The mutineers broke into the arsenal.
Definition: a being with partial divine status,
Usage: Some Roman emperors believed in descent from demigods such as Hercules.
Definition: a system of labor camps maintained in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died.
Definition: a group of the army stationed in a fortress.
Synonyms: military detachment, military unit, armed force, force.
Usage: The entire garrison gathered on the parade ground.
Definition: a hostile or meeting between opposing parties.
Synonyms: fight, battle, conflict, clash, brash.
Usage: A light, peaceful protest turned into a violent confrontation with police.