IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 38 IELTS Exams Preparation
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.
Definition: lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
Synonyms: desolate, stark, arid, desert, bare, exposed,
Usage: A bleak and barren moor.
Definition: (of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change;
Usage: An entrenched resistance to change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Definition: a way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances.
Synonyms: shield, screen, guard, buffer, safeguard, protection.
Usage: They see the new fund as an excellent hedge against a fall in sterling.
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.