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One of the most destructive gusts in the northeastern Atlantic bore down on Ireland, unleashing strong winds and rain that killed at least three people.
n. gust
a brief, strong rush of wind.
v unleash
release from a leash or restraint
It allows parents to specify time limits for specific devices in the household, restrict the applications vulnerable children can use and prevent access to pages with obscene language.
n. household
a house and its occupants regarded as a unit.
a. vulnerable
susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm.
From Eva Longoria to Ciara, there’s been a plethora of wow celebrity weddings this year - and some fabulous dresses.
a. fabulous
extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.
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IELTS Vocabulary: Academic Words

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aggravate: Read
v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome

aggregation: Read
n.
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

aggressor: Read
n. Syn. attacker; assailant; invader
one that engages in aggression; person who first attacks

agitation: Read
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

agreeable: Read
a. Syn. pleasing; acceptable
ready to consent or submit; acceptable

agriculture: Read
n.
practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

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abeyance  Read
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capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance
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suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension
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adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
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empower; give permission for; sanction
abolish  Read
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cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
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word of opposite meaning; counter term
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acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
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additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
accessory  Read
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attack; onslaught
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alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
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military stores or provisions; articles used in weapons, as powder, balls, shot, shells
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additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
accident  Read
Exercise
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
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gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
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extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle
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offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment
along  Read
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by the length; in a line with the length; onward; forward; in company; together
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in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way
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empower; give permission for; sanction
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made sure; exhibiting confidence or authority; indubitable
ambiguous  Read
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extreme pain of mind or body; anguish; last struggle of life; death struggle
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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on, or to, one side; out of a straight line, course, or direction; at a little distance from the rest
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a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
ambitious  Read
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offensive move; expression of strong criticism; hostile comment
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aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
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someone chosen to judge and decide disputed issue; one having power to make authoritative decisions
Exercise
come up from a lower to a higher position; come above the horizon; spring up; come into action
applaud  Read
Exercise
event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
Exercise
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
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replace or enhance human labor with machines
Exercise
recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one
applicable  Read
Exercise
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air
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capable of being applied; fit or suitable to be applied; having relevance
Exercise
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
Exercise
theory of numerical calculations
appreciation  Read
Exercise
promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
Exercise
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
Exercise
recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one
Exercise
unexpected; unforeseen
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n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment


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v. Syn. accomplish; fulfill
gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill


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v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


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n. Syn. wonder; surprise
wonder; state of extreme surprise or wonder; astonishment


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n.
formal public statement; act of making known publicly


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a.
occurring or payable every year


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n. Syn. hostility; enmity
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor


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n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding


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a. Syn. hard; strenuous
demanding great effort or labor; difficult


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a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others


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