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IELTS
4000 IELTS Academic Words List Check 1st Group
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amplification
n.
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
analysis
n.
study; investigation; the process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
analyze
v.
diagnose; study, or examine something in detail to discover more about it
angular
a.
sharp-cornered; consisting of an angle or angles; stiff in manner
animation
n.
act of animating or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive
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6000 IELTS Academic Words Check 1st Group
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scrupulous
a.
precisely and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious
seam
n.
line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces; line across a surface, as a crack; scar
seclude
v.
isolate; separate; keep away from others
sectional
a.
consisting of or divided into sections; separating into sections
secular
a.
worldly rather than spiritual; not specifically relating to religion; lasting from century to century
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500 IELTS Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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constitute
/'kɒnstɪtju:t/ v. Syn. form
make up; form something
"I never did see the beat of that boy!" She went to the open door and stood in it and looked out among the tomato vines that would constitute the garden.
constrain
/kən'streɪn/ v. Syn. restrain; confine
restrain; keep within close bounds; confine
His idea is to constrain commercial banks' lending.
construct
/kən'strʌkt/ v. Syn. erect; build
form by assembling or combining parts; build; create
After all, perhaps there were different ways to construct machines that would have different properties.
consult
/kən'sʌlt/ v.
seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
I will consult with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.
consume
/kən'sju:m/;/kən'su:m/ v. Syn. devour; eat
devour; eat
It is particularly an issue for those that have made large strides in industrial development, the sector of the economy that tends to consume the most energy.
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TOEFL
5000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
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loathsome
a.
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
locally
ad.
in that area; to a restricted area of the body
locate
v.
find; settle; determine or specify the position or limits o
long-lasting
a.
existing for a long time
lore
n.
legend; wisdom; knowledge acquired through education or experience
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6000 TOEFL Vocabulary List Check 1st Group
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metallic
a.
of or pertaining to metal; of metal nature; resembling metal
mien
n.
aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing
mirth
n.
gladness and gaiety, especially when expressed by laughter
misappropriate
v.
appropriate wrongly; use for the wrong purpose; embezzle
mischievous
a.
causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; troublesome; irritating
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300 TOEFL Writing Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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feasible
/'fi:zɪbə
feign
/feɪn/ v. Syn. pretend; disguise; conceal
make false appearance of; disguise; conceal; invent or imagine
Lady Macbeth decided to feign illness although she was actually healthy.
feint
/feɪnt/ n. Syn. trick
trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
The boxer was fooled by his opponent's feint and dropped his guard.
felicitous
/fə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. apt
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
He was famous for his felicitous remarks and was called upon to serve as master-of-ceremonies at many a banquet.
felicity
/fə'lɪsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. happiness
great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
She wrote a note to the newlyweds wishing them great felicity in their wedded life.
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TOEFL Words with Synonyms Check 1st Group
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temporal
/'tɛmpərə
tenet
/'tɛnɪt/ n. Syn. doctrine; dogma
opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by person or organization
tenuous
/'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim
long and thin; slender; having little substance
tranquil
/'træŋkwɪl/ a. Syn. serene; pacific
free from disturbance; pacific
transgress
/træns'grɛs, trɑr-/ v.
pass over or beyond; surpass
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PTE
PTE Word List for Academic Check 1st Group
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specialize
v.
mention specially; particularize; apply to some specialty or limited object
specification
n. Syn. instruction; description
instruction; description; act of specifying, or making a detailed statement
specify
v. Syn. detail; designate
detail; designate
specimen
n. Syn. model; sample
model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
spectacle
n. Syn. demonstration; show
demonstration; show
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Vocabulary for PTE Speaking Check 1st Group
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team
   a number of persons associated together in any work; a flock of wild ducks
technical
   having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique
technology
   application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives
temporary
   not permanent; not lasting
tension
   action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility
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GRE
5000 GRE Words Check 1st Group
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slink
v.
creep away meanly; steal away; sneak.
slither
v.
glide or slide like a reptile; slip and slide, as on a loose or uneven surface
sliver
v.
cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into tiny pieces; cut or rend lengthwise; slit
sloth
n.
laziness; apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue; any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals
sluggish
a.
lazy; with little movement; very slow
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Barron GRE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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indignation
 anger aroused by something unjust
E.g.Climate Research, the paper that ignited his indignation is a 2003 study that turned out to be underwritten by the American Petroleum Institute.
indignity
 offensive or insulting treatment
E.g.Although he seemed to accept cheerfully the indignity hit upon him, he was inwardly very angry.
indiscriminate
 choosing at random; not marked by fine distinctions
E.g.She disapproved of her son's indiscriminate television viewing and decided to restrict him to educational programs.
indisputable
 not open to question; obviously true; beyond dispute or doubt
E.g.In the face of these indisputable statements, I withdraw my complaint.
indissoluble
 permanent; impossible to dissolve, disintegrate, or decompose
E.g.The indissoluble bonds of marriage are all too often being dissolved.
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TOEIC
3000 TOEIC Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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discourse
n. Syn. conversation
formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation
discreet
a.
free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
discrete
a. Syn. separate; distinct
separate; consisting of unconnected distinct parts
disgrace
n.
state of dishonor; bring shame or dishonor upon
disguise
n.
dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception
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TOEIC Reading Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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expertise
n. Syn. skill
specialized knowledge; expert skill
explicit
a. Syn. definite; outspoken
precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
exposition
n.
exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
exquisite
a. Syn. excellent; flawless
excellent; flawless; acutely perceptive or discriminating
extinct
a. Syn. nonexistent; vanished; dead
no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
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ECPE
3000 ECPE Vocabulary Check 1st Group
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fragment
n. Syn. piece; fraction
small part broken off or detached; fraction
fragrance
n.
scent; aroma; distinctive odor that is pleasant
fragrant
a. Syn. aromatic; odorous
pleasant-smelling; odorous
frame
n. Syn. construct
structure that gives shape or support; closed, often rectangular border of drawn or printed lines
framework
n. Syn. structure; skeleton
fundamental structure, as for a written work; skeleton
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ECPE Oral Exam Words Check 1st Group
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strain
 group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure
E.g. The strain of flu is known as H2N2 and if caught by one person, could spread very easily to cause a global pandemic.
stride
 step; pace; significant progress
E.g. Some people find retiring difficult; but he has taken it all in his stride.
strip
 remove the surface from
E.g. They strip the clothes from a man's back.
stubborn
 unreasonably, often perversely unyielding; persistent; difficult to treat
E.g. The buses that failed to run were those that were temporarily stuck in stubborn, icy patches.
studio
 workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
E.g. The Disney corporation in the United States has announced that it's buying Pixar film studio for more than seven-billion dollars.
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