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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 34 IELTS Exams Preparation


IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 34 IELTS Exams Preparation

341-Recession (Noun)

 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.

343-Cite (Verb)

 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.

344-Unwind (Verb) 

 Definition: relax after a period of tension or work.

 Synonyms: relax, loosen up, unbend

 Usage: It’s an excellent place to unwind after work.

345-Brinkmanship (Noun)

 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.

346-Arsenal (Noun)

 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.

347-Demigod (Noun)

 Definition: a being with partial divine status, 

 Usage: Some Roman emperors believed in descent from demigods such as Hercules.

348-Gulag (Noun)

 Definition: a system of labor camps maintained in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955 in which many people died.

349-Garrisons (Noun)

 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.

350-Confrontation (Noun)

 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.

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 30 IELTS Exams Preparation