Words of Topic: Change

Word group for topic: Change, it helps to enhance speaking and writing skills in English tests, especially for ESL students who are working for IELTS, TOEFL, and GRE exams.
 Word Group By Topic: Change
routine  Speak
n.
a usual or fixed way of doing things
There's no fixed routine at work - every day is different.
habit  Speak
n.
something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it
I used to swim twice a week, but I seem to have got out of the habit recently.
challenging  Speak
a.
difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination
This has been a challenging time for us all.
afraid  Speak
a.
feeling fear, or feeling worry about the possible results of a particular situation
I've always been afraid of flying.
resist  Speak
v.
to refuse to accept or be changed by something
The party leader resisted demands for his resignation.
frequently  Speak
adv.
often
They frequently hold conferences at that hotel.
permanent  Speak
a.
lasting for a long time or forever
She is looking for a permanent place to stay.
promotion  Speak
n.
the act of encouraging something to happen or develop
How schools can promote a healthy lifestyle?
adapt  Speak
v.
to change, or to change something, to suit different conditions or uses
We had to adapt our plans to fit Jack's timetable.
develop  Speak
v.
to (cause something to) grow or change into a more advanced, larger, or stronger form
I'm looking for a job that will enable me to develop my skills.
decade  Speak
n.
a period of ten years
Her acting career spanned almost six decades.
metamorphosis  Speak
n.
a complete change
Under the new editor, the magazine has undergone a metamorphosis.
secure  Speak
v.
fix firmly so that it cannot be moved or lost
Pins secure the handle to the main body.
incumbent  Speak
a.
necessary
It is incumbent upon all of us to create a safe community.
improve  Speak
v.
make or become better
We have used technology to improve relations with customers.
lazy  Speak
a.
unwilling to work or use energy
He was too lazy to cook.
awkward  Speak
a.
difficult to use, do, or deal with
Some of the questions were rather awkward.
struggle  Speak
v.
to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do something
I've been struggling to understand this article all afternoon.
boost  Speak
v.
to improve or increase something
We took various steps to try to boost sales.
recognize  Speak
v.
to know someone or something because you have seen or experienced that person or thing before
Doctors are trained to recognize the symptoms of different diseases.
catch  Speak
v.
to find and stop a person or animal that is trying to escape
I can see you're busy right now, so I'll catch you later.
positive  Speak
a.
full of hope and confidence, or giving cause for hope and confidence
The past ten years have seen some very positive developments in East-West relations.
inevitable  Speak
a.
certain to happen
War was inevitable.
transformation  Speak
n.
a complete change in the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that that thing or person is improved
The internet has led to a transformation in shopping habits.
favorable  Speak
a.
showing that you like or approve of someone or something
We have had a favorable response to the plan so far.
frustrating  Speak
a.
making you feel disappointed or discouraged
It can be very frustrating to find that the size you want isn't there.
transitional  Speak
a.
relating to a change, or the process of change, from one form to another
A transitional government was appointed.
inquisitive  Speak
a.
eager to know a lot about things
Our neighbors are too inquisitive.
fascinating  Speak
a.
extremely interesting
I found the whole movie fascinating.
inspiring  Speak
a.
encouraging, or making you feel you want to do something
She was an inspiring example to her followers.
regrettable  Speak
a.
making you feel sad and sorry about something
The loss of this number of jobs is regrettable.