IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 35 IELTS Exams Preparation
Definition: Allowed only reluctantly or resentfully.
Synonyms: disinclined, forced, half-hearted, reluctant, unwilling.
Usage: She offered a grudging apology.
Definition: A condition with another for a military or other purpose.
Usage: They continued among the opponent ally.
Description: very bad or unpleasant.
Synonyms: terrible, dreadful, ghastly, very unpleasant, disgusting, nasty.
Usage: The place smelled awful.
Definition: An person expert in a particular subject or field.
Synonyms: adviser, member of a think tank, expert, authority.
Usage: A leading person predicts a further interest-rate cut this year.
Definition: disastrous or destructive.
Synonyms: disastrous, devastating, catastrophic, calamitous
Usage: The specter of a ruinous trade war loomed.
Definition: attack in return for a similar attack.
Synonyms: hit back, react, fight back.
Usage: The blow stung, and he retaliated immediately.
Definition: persuade to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
Synonyms: persuade, cajole
Usage: They had been cajoled into escorting Nadia to a concert.
Definition: Dishonestly persuade to act in one’s favor by a gift of money or another inducement.
Synonyms: pay off, corrupt, buy off.
Usage: He attempted to bribe opponents into losing.
Definition: rash or impetuous, heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions.
Synonyms: thoughtless, careless.
Usage: They were angry with themselves, and that made him reckless.
Definition: discourage from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
Synonyms: discourage, scare off, put off.
Usage: Only a health problem would deter them from seeking re-election.