100 IELTS Writing WordsIntroduction  
 Group - Spelling Practices
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Read [Esc] (1) something that differs from the norm


Spelling Word: aberration
Read [Esc] (2) fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate


Spelling Word: abhor
Read [Esc] (3) assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
Read [Esc] (4) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness


Spelling Word: alacrity
Read [Esc] (5) good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: amiable
Read [Esc] (6) bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve


Spelling Word: appease
Read [Esc] (7) secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated


Spelling Word: arcane
Read [Esc] (8) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain


Spelling Word: avarice
Read [Esc] (9) having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless


Spelling Word: brazen
Read [Esc] (10) abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly


Spelling Word: brusque
Read [Esc] (11) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering


Spelling Word: cajole
Read [Esc] (12) emotionally hardened; unfeeling


Spelling Word: callous
Read [Esc] (13) frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech


Spelling Word: candor
Read [Esc] (14) scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval


Spelling Word: chide
Read [Esc] (15) carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious


Spelling Word: circumspect
Read [Esc] (16) secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods


Spelling Word: clandestine
Read [Esc] (17) restrain by force, especially by law or authority; repress; curb


Spelling Word: coerce
Read [Esc] (18) adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner


Spelling Word: coherent
Read [Esc] (19) feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble


Spelling Word: complacency
Read [Esc] (20) a person entrusted with secrets


Spelling Word: confidant
Read [Esc] (21) to plot, scheme


Spelling Word: connive
Read [Esc] (22) increasing by successive addition


Spelling Word: cumulative
Read [Esc] (23) reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade


Spelling Word: debase
Read [Esc] (24) express strong disapproval of; disparage


Spelling Word: decry
Read [Esc] (25) showing deference; respectful and considerate


Spelling Word: deferential
Read [Esc] (26) modest and reserved in manner or behavior


Spelling Word: demure
Read [Esc] (27) ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt


Spelling Word: deride
Read [Esc] (28) tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop


Spelling Word: despot
Read [Esc] (29) assiduous; industrious; hard-working


Spelling Word: diligent
Read [Esc] (30) overjoyed; extremely happy and excited


Spelling Word: elated
Read [Esc] (31) vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive


Spelling Word: eloquent
Read [Esc] (32) 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] (33) understanding and entering into another's feelings


Spelling Word: empathy
Read [Esc] (34) ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile


Spelling Word: enmity
Read [Esc] (35) learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books


Spelling Word: erudite
Read [Esc] (36) praise highly; glorify; celebrate


Spelling Word: extol
Read [Esc] (37) build; put together out of components or parts


Spelling Word: fabricate
Read [Esc] (38) not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state


Spelling Word: feral
Read [Esc] (39) astonished; appalled, amazed, or stunned


Spelling Word: flabbergasted
Read [Esc] (40) leave someone who needs or counts on you


Spelling Word: forsake
Read [Esc] (41) inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable


Spelling Word: fractious
Read [Esc] (42) marked by quiet and caution and secrecy


Spelling Word: furtive
Read [Esc] (43) excess in eating; extravagant indulgence of the appetite for food; voracity


Spelling Word: gluttony
Read [Esc] (44) given freely; unwarranted; granted without recompense; unearned


Spelling Word: gratuitous
Read [Esc] (45) high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing


Spelling Word: haughty
Read [Esc] (46) act or practice of a hypocrite


Spelling Word: hypocrisy
Read [Esc] (47) faultless; incapable of sin or wrongdoing


Spelling Word: impeccable
Read [Esc] (48) improperly forward or bold; rude


Spelling Word: impertinent
Read [Esc] (49) incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;


Spelling Word: implacable
Read [Esc] (50) casually rude, insolent, impertinent


Spelling Word: impudent
Read [Esc] (51) penetrating, clear, and sharp, as in operation or expression


Spelling Word: incisive
Read [Esc] (52) lazy; slow to heal, grow, or develop; inactive


Spelling Word: indolent
Read [Esc] (53) lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish


Spelling Word: inept
Read [Esc] (54) notoriety, extreme ill repute


Spelling Word: infamy
Read [Esc] (55) restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back


Spelling Word: inhibit
Read [Esc] (56) possessed at birth; inborn


Spelling Word: innate
Read [Esc] (57) not easily satisfied; impossible to satiate or satisfy; greedy


Spelling Word: insatiable
Read [Esc] (58) of isolated people, especially having a narrow viewpoint


Spelling Word: insular
Read [Esc] (59) fearless; indicating or springing from courage


Spelling Word: intrepid
Read [Esc] (60) deep-rooted; firmly and long established; habitual


Spelling Word: inveterate
Read [Esc] (61) happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success


Spelling Word: jubilant
Read [Esc] (62) the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death


Spelling Word: knell
Read [Esc] (63) flexible; moving and bending with ease


Spelling Word: lithe
Read [Esc] (64) causing shock or horror; gruesome


Spelling Word: lurid
Read [Esc] (65) one that refuses to abide or be independent; an unbranded range animal


Spelling Word: maverick
Read [Esc] (66) proverb; formulation of fundamental principle or general truth


Spelling Word: maxim
Read [Esc] (67) excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details


Spelling Word: meticulous
Read [Esc] (68) limited quantity; small or moderate amount; any small thing


Spelling Word: modicum
Read [Esc] (69) ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent


Spelling Word: morose
Read [Esc] (70) of very large or indefinite number; of ten thousand


Spelling Word: myriad
Read [Esc] (71) lowest point; point on sphere opposites zenith diametrically


Spelling Word: nadir
Read [Esc] (72) in name only; insignificantly small


Spelling Word: nominal
Read [Esc] (73) beginner; person new to a field or activity


Spelling Word: novice
Read [Esc] (74) subtle or slight degree of difference


Spelling Word: nuance
Read [Esc] (75) inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful


Spelling Word: oblivious
Read [Esc] (76) slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery


Spelling Word: obsequious
Read [Esc] (77) lacking in insight or discernment; stupid


Spelling Word: obtuse
Read [Esc] (78) remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all


Spelling Word: panacea
Read [Esc] (79) work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony; make fun of


Spelling Word: parody
Read [Esc] (80) strong inclination; definite liking


Spelling Word: penchant
Read [Esc] (81) a careful examination, review


Spelling Word: perusal
Read [Esc] (82) excess; overfullness in any respect; superabundance


Spelling Word: plethora
Read [Esc] (83) condition of favoring or liking; tendency towards; preference


Spelling Word: predilection
Read [Esc] (84) odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character


Spelling Word: quaint
Read [Esc] (85) hasty, incautious


Spelling Word: rash
Read [Esc] (86) disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of


Spelling Word: repudiate
Read [Esc] (87) excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use


Spelling Word: rife
Read [Esc] (88) prominent or protruding; projecting outwardly; moving by leaps or springs


Spelling Word: salient
Read [Esc] (89) gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck


Spelling Word: serendipity
Read [Esc] (90) sober; serious, organized, and professional; characterized by dignity and propriety


Spelling Word: staid
Read [Esc] (91) being beyond what is required or sufficient


Spelling Word: superfluous
Read [Esc] (92) one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man


Spelling Word: sycophant
Read [Esc] (93) silent or reserved in speech; saying little; not inclined to speak or converse


Spelling Word: taciturn
Read [Esc] (94) to restore, clean up


Spelling Word: tefurbish
Read [Esc] (95) disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile


Spelling Word: truculent
Read [Esc] (96) resentment, offence


Spelling Word: umbrage
Read [Esc] (97) deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored


Spelling Word: venerable
Read [Esc] (98) annoy; disturb, especially by minor irritations; be a mystery or bewildering to


Spelling Word: vex
Read [Esc] (99) offensively loud; noisy; making outcry


Spelling Word: vociferous
Read [Esc] (100) unrestrained; willfully malicious; immoral or unchaste


Spelling Word: wanton
Read [Esc] (101) point directly overhead in sky; summit


Spelling Word: zenith