IELTS Vocabulary English Vocabulary Lesson 39 IELTS Exams Preparation
Definition: sure to happen; unavoidable.
Synonyms: bound to happen, sure to happen, unavoidable, inescapable.
Usage: His resignation was inevitable.
392-Honed (Verb) past tense: honed; past participle: honed
Definition: refine or perfect (something) over some time.
Usage: Some of your best players in the world honed their skills playing street football.
Definition: interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
Synonyms: butt in intruding, pry, interfere.
Usage: They don’t want him meddling in our affairs.
Definition: an entry or arrival of large numbers of people or things.
Synonyms: stream, flood, inrush, rush.
Usage: They have a large influx of tourists in the summer.
Definition: solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
Synonyms: swear, swear/state under oath, swear on the Bible, take an oath
Usage: The rebels vowed to continue fighting.
Definition: a government, especially an authoritarian one.
Synonyms: government, authorities, a system of government, rule
Usage: The military regime controls very carefully what is written.
Definition: destroy utterly; obliterate.
Synonyms: destroy, wipe out, obliterate, wipe off the face of the earth
Usage: This was an attempt to eradicate an entire people.
398-Devastate (Verb) Definition: destroy or ruin.
Synonyms: destroy, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, lay waste
Usage: The city was devastated by a massive earthquake.
Definition: a rapid increase; arise.
Synonyms: rapid increase, hike, growth
Usage: An escalation in oil prices.
Definition: an event is causing significant and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.
Synonyms: disaster, calamity, cataclysm, crisis, holocaust, ruin
Usage: The bush fires were the latest in a growing list of catastrophes.