Difficult IELTS Words - Group 2

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boundary:
n. dividing line; border; frontier
boycott:
v. refrain from buying or using
brace:
v. confront with questions; prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger
brashness:
n. characteristic of being brash; trait of being rash and hasty; tasteless showiness
breach:
n. an opening or tear; breaking of waves; a gap or rift
brisk:
a. marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner
browse:
v. graze; skim or glance at casually
brush:
n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience
bulge:
v. cause to curve outward; swell up; stick out; protrude
bumbler:
n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
bungalow:
n. small house or cottage usually having a single story and attic
buoyant:
a. able to float; cheerful and optimistic
bureaucracy:
n. over-regulated administrative system
burgeon:
v. grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly
burrow:
n. tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging
bustle:
v. move or cause to move energetically and busily; teem
bypass:
v. to avoid by using an alternative channel or route
calamity:
n. event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery
calcium:
n. silvery, moderately hard metallic element
calorie:
n. unit of heat; unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree
canny:
a. careful; pleasant; shrewd
canteen:
n. vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink; snack bar or small cafeteria, as on a military installation
capsule:
n. small container; spacecraft to transport people in outer space
caption:
n. title; chapter heading; text under illustration
carcass:
n. dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food
cascade:
n. a stream or sequence of something, a waterfall
cast:
v. throw something, especially light; throw with force; hurl
catalogue:
v. to creat or add to a systematic and complete list of item
catalyst:
n. agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catastrophe:
n. great, often sudden calamity; complete failure; sudden violent change in the earth's surface
caustic:
a. capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
censor:
n. overseer of morals; official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content
centenary:
a. relating to a 100-year period; occurring once every 100 years
ceramic:
a. of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.
certification:
n. document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
certify:
v. give certain information to; assure; make certain
cessation:
n. a stopping or discontinuance of action
chamber:
n. room in a house, especially a bedroom; hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly; enclosed space
characterize:
v. distinguish; be characteristic of; be a distinctive trait or mark of
charge:
n. accusation, a claim of wrongdoing
chasm:
n. deep opening in the earth surface
chaste:
a. morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest
chauffeur:
n. a person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class
cherished:
a. deeply loved or highly valued
chilling:
a. causing mild fear
chisel:
v. practice trickery or fraud; cheat
chore:
n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
chronological:
a. arranged in order of time of occurrence
circulate:
v. move around, as from person to person or place to place
circumference:
n. boundary line of a circle, figure, area, or object
cite:
v. quote; adduce as an instance
clasp:
n. fastening device; firm grip
classify:
v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories
clinical:
a. involving direct observation of a patient
clockwise:
ad. in the direction that the hands of a clock move
cluster:
n. group; bunch; group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely
coarse:
a. rough; harsh; of low, common, or inferior quality
coax:
v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery
codefendant:
n. a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action
coed:
a. relating to an education system in which both men and women attend
coeducation:
n. system of education in which both men and women attend the same institution or classes
cognition:
n. the process of knowing
cognitive:
a. knowing or perceiving; part of mental functions that deals with logic
coherent:
a. adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
coil:
n. a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
coincide:
v. occur at the same time as; correspond
collaboration:
n. act of working together; act of cooperating with an enemy, especially it occupying one's own country
collide:
v. bump; hit; conflict
collider:
n. accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on
combustible:
a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
commemorate:
v. honor the memory of with a ceremony; serve as a memorial to
commend:
v. commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation; recommend as worthy of confidence or regard
commodity:
n. goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.
commonplace:
a. ordinary; having no remarkable features
commute:
v. obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; travel regularly from a place of residence to another place
commuter:
n. someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
comparable:
a. similar or equivalent; being of equal regard; worthy to be ranked with
compatriot:
n. person from one's own country; colleague; somebody from one's own country; a fellow-countryman
compel:
v. force; coerce; necessitate or pressure by force
compensate:
v. serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance
compete:
v. seek or strive for the same thing for which another is striving; contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business
compete for:
v. seek or strive for the same thing as another; enter into competition or rivalry
competence:
n. quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
compile:
v. put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources
complement:
v. complete; consummate; make perfect
compliance:
n. readiness to yield; happy friendly agreement
compose:
v. write; create; make or create by putting together parts or elements
composite:
a. made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded
compress:
v. close; squeeze or press together; contract
comprise:
v. include; consist of; be composed of
compulsory:
a. mandatory; obligatory; required by rule
compute:
v. reckon; make mathematical calculation
concerted:
a. planned or accomplished together; combined
concise:
a. brief and compact; expressing much in few words
concoct:
v. digest; convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
concurrent:
a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
condemn:
v. express strong disapproval of; judge or declare to be unfit for use
condense:
v. change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate
condolence:
n. expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
confer:
v. bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
confide:
v. disclose private matters in confidence; give as a responsibility or put into another's care
configuration:
n. arrangement of parts or elements; outline
confine:
v. restrict in movement; circumscribe
conform:
v. comply with; follow; fit; meet
congestion:
n. act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass
congruent:
a. possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding
conjure:
v. summon a devil or spirit by magical or supernatural power
conscience:
n. awareness of moral or ethical aspects to one's conduct, together with the urge to prefer right over wrong
conscientious:
a. diligent; responsible; reliable
conscious:
a. having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts
consecutive:
a. following one after another without interruption; sequential
consensus:
n. opinion or position reached by a group as a whole; general agreement or concord
consequent:
a. resulting; following as a logical conclusion
conservation:
n. preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect
conservatory:
n. greenhouse; school of music or dramatic art
conserve:
v. retain; protect from loss or harm; preserve; use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste
consign:
v. give, transfer, or deliver in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another
consist:
v. be made up or composed; be comprised or contained in
consolidate:
v. make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm
conspicuous:
a. noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious
constituent:
n. component or part; citizen, voter
constitute:
v. make up; form something
constrain:
v. restrain; keep within close bounds; confine
constrict:
v. restrict; shrink; make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing
construct:
v. form by assembling or combining parts; build; create
contaminate:
v. make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute; defile
contemplate:
v. look at attentively and thoughtfully; observe deep in thought
contend:
v. strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle; compete, as in a race
contention:
n. competing as for profit or prize
continuity:
n. property of a continuous and connected period of time
contradict:
v. confront; oppose
contradiction:
n. assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct
contrive:
v. form by an exercise of ingenuity; devise; invent; design
convene:
v. cause to come together formally
converge:
v. approach; tend to meet; come together
converse:
v. chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
conversely:
ad. in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.
cook:
v. develop, or take place; prepare food for eating by applying heat
correlate:
v. relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation
correspond:
v. be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages
correspondence:
n. similarity or analogy; communication by the exchange of letters
correspondent:
a. one who communicates information, especially, by letter or telegram to newspaper or periodical
corresponding:
a. accompanying
corrode:
v. destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
cortical:
a. pertaining to the outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain
cosmopolitan:
a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
cosy:
n. padded or knitted covering placed especially over a teapot to keep the tea hot; cozy
counterbalance:
v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
counterpart:
n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
couplet:
n. two similar things; a pair; in poetry, a pair of lines with rhyming end words