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IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 38 IELTS Exams Preparation

IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 38 IELTS Exams Preparation

381-Morale (Noun)

 Definition: enthusiasm and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.

 Synonyms: self-confidence, self-esteem, confidence.

 Usage: Morale in the boys was higher than it had been for a long time.

382-Bleak (Adj)

 Definition: lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.

 Synonyms: desolate, stark, arid, desert, bare, exposed, 

 Usage: A bleak and barren moor.

383-Entrenched (Adj)

 Definition: (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; 

 Usage: An entrenched resistance to change.

384-Emboldened (Verb)

 Definition: give the courage or confidence to do something.

 Synonyms: make brave/braver, encourage, give courage.

 Usage: Emboldened by the claret, they pressed their knee against hers.

385-Rhetoric (Noun)

 Definition: the art of persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.

 Synonyms: the power of speech, command of language, oratory, eloquence,

 Usage: They are considered to excel in this form of rhetoric.

386-Conquests (Noun)

 Definition: the assumption and control of a place or people by military force.

 Synonyms: conquering, vanquishment, defeat, beating, 

 Usage: The conquest of the French by the Spanish.

387-Beef (Verb) Definition: complaint

 Usage: They were beefing about how the recession was killing the business.

388-Crunch (Noun)

 Definition: a crucial point or situation, typically one at which a decision with significant consequences must be made.

 Synonyms: critical point, crux, crisis, decision time, a moment of truth, 

 Usage: When the crunch comes, he’ll be forced to choose.

389-Hedge (Noun)

 Definition: a way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances. 

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Synonyms: shield, screen, guard, buffer, safeguard, protection.

 Usage: They see the new fund as an excellent hedge against a fall in sterling.

390-Eventually (Adverb)

 Definition: dispute, or series of problems., in the end, especially after a long delay.

 Synonyms: in time, after some time, in the end, in due course, by and by, 

 Usage: Eventually, after midnight, they arrived at the hotel.

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