IELTS Vocabulary Groups
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100 IELTS Writing Words

infamy: notoriety, extreme ill repute

innate: possessed at birth; inborn

insular: of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint

inveterate: deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual

knell: the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death

lurid: causing shock or horror; gruesome

maxim: proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth

modicum: limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing

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abhor  Speak
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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
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express strong disapproval of; disparage
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condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
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gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck
brusque  Speak
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
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lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
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astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned
candor  Speak
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excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
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notoriety, extreme ill repute
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
demure  Speak
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lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive
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lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
embezzle  Speak
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man
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appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property entrusted to one's care; apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust
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happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
impertinent  Speak
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not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
impudent  Speak
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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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casually rude, insolent, impertinent
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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a person entrusted with secrets
infamy  Speak
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excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use
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notoriety, extreme ill repute
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appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property entrusted to one's care; apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust
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penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression
jubilant  Speak
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happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
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the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
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deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
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lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically
knell  Speak
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the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
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slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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in name only; insignificantly small
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Read [Esc] emotionally hardened; unfeeling


Spelling Word: callous
Read [Esc] reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade


Spelling Word: debase
Read [Esc] showing deference; respectful and considerate


Spelling Word: deferential
Read [Esc] tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop


Spelling Word: despot
Read [Esc] assiduous; industrious; hard-working


Spelling Word: diligent
Read [Esc] appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property entrusted to one's care; apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust


Spelling Word: embezzle
Read [Esc] build; put together out of components or parts


Spelling Word: fabricate
Read [Esc] not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state


Spelling Word: feral
Read [Esc] marked by quiet and caution and secrecy


Spelling Word: furtive
Read [Esc] deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual


Spelling Word: inveterate