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