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100 IELTS Writing Words

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

myriad: of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand

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brusque  Speak
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marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
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of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
callous  Speak
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disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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emotionally hardened; unfeeling
circumspect  Speak
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something that differs from the norm
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carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious
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condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference
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inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
complacency  Speak
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leave someone who needs or counts on you
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express strong disapproval of; disparage
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feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble
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faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
cumulative  Speak
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strong inclination; definite liking
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secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
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of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
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increasing by successive addition
furtive  Speak
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limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
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emotionally hardened; unfeeling
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marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
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being beyond what is required or sufficient
impeccable  Speak
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
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deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
inept  Speak
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deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored
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lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
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excess; overfullness in any respect; superabundance
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of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
modicum  Speak
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lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
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limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing
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work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of
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sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety
myriad  Speak
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of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand
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vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
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faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing
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tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
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Read [Esc] influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering


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


Spelling Word: candor
Read [Esc] scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval


Spelling Word: chide
Read [Esc] to plot, scheme


Spelling Word: connive
Read [Esc] ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt


Spelling Word: deride
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] ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile


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


Spelling Word: fabricate
Read [Esc] penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression


Spelling Word: incisive