IELTS Vocabulary Groups
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100 IELTS Writing Words

appease: bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

avarice: greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

brusque: abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

callous: emotionally hardened; unfeeling

chide: scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

clandestine: secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

coherent: adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

confidant: a person entrusted with secrets

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alacrity  Speak
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
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vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
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in name only; insignificantly small
cajole  Speak
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remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
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hasty, incautious
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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leave someone who needs or counts on you
decry  Speak
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reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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express strong disapproval of; disparage
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remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
deride  Speak
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ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
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express strong disapproval of; disparage
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improperly forward or bold; rude
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not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
despot  Speak
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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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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
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hasty, incautious
enmity  Speak
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ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
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high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
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casually rude, insolent, impertinent
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reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
feral  Speak
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not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
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unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste
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to plot, scheme
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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
hypocrisy  Speak
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act or practice of a hypocrite
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
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causing shock or horror; gruesome
inept  Speak
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tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
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lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
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modest and reserved in manner or behavior
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high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
infamy  Speak
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notoriety, extreme ill repute
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restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
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to plot, scheme
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casually rude, insolent, impertinent
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Read [Esc] assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
Read [Esc] secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated


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Read [Esc] having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless


Spelling Word: brazen
Read [Esc] frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


Spelling Word: candor
Read [Esc] a person entrusted with secrets


Spelling Word: confidant
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


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Read [Esc] ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile


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Read [Esc] possessed at birth; inborn


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Read [Esc] fearless; indicating or springing from courage


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Read [Esc] the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death


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