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Vocabulary for PTE Speaking (1)

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abandon
abstract
academic
access
accommodation
accompany
accumulation
accurate
achieve
acquisition
adaptation
adequate
adjacent
adjustment
administration
advocate
affect
aggregate
aid
albeit
alter
alternative
ambiguous
amendment
analogous
analysis
annual
apparent
appendix
appreciation
approach
appropriate
approximate
arbitrary
area
assembly
assessment
assistance
assume
assurance
attached
author
authority
available
aware
behalf
benefit
bias
bond
brief
bulk
capable
capacity
challenge
channel
chapter
chart
civil
clarity
classical
clause
code
coherence
coincide
collapse
commission
commitment
commodity
communication
community
compensation
complement
complex
component
comprehensive
comprise
concept
concurrent
conduct
conference
confirmed
conflict
conformity
consent
considerable
consistent
constant
constitutional
construction
consumer
contact
contemporary
context
contract
contradiction
contrary
contrast
contribution
controversy
convention
conversely
convinced
cooperative
coordination
core
corporate
corresponding
couple
create
credit
criteria
crucial
currency
cycle
data
debate
decline
definite
definition
demonstrate
denote
deny
depression
design
despite
device
discretion
displacement
display
distinction
distribution
diversity
document
domain
domestic
dominant
draft
dramatic
duration
dynamic
economic
edition
eliminate
emphasis
empirical
enable
energy
enormous
ensure
environment
equation
equipment
equivalent
erosion
estate
estimate
ethnic
eventually
evidence
evolution
exceed
exhibit
expansion
expert
explicit
exploitation
export
exposure
external
extract

Word and Definition List


abandon: Read  lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

abstract: Read  theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand

academic: Read  related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

access: Read  approach; entry; entrance

accommodation: Read  living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience

accompany: Read  travel with; be associated with

accumulation: Read  increase by natural growth or addition; concentration

accurate: Read  capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision

achieve: Read  gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill

acquisition: Read  act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

adaptation: Read  modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits

adequate: Read  sufficient; enough to meet a purpose

adjacent: Read  adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

adjustment: Read  making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances

administration: Read  management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties

advocate: Read  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

affect: Read  have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

aggregate: Read  gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to

aid: Read  person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant

albeit: Read  even though; although; notwithstanding

alter: Read  modify; cause to change; make different; convert

alternative: Read  one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

ambiguous: Read  unclear or doubtful in meaning

amendment: Read  correction; revision

analogous: Read  comparable; similar or alike

analysis: Read  study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts

annual: Read  occurring or payable every year

apparent: Read  capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

appendix: Read  something appended or added

appreciation: Read  recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one

approach: Read  access; method

appropriate: Read  acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

approximate: Read  approach; come near

arbitrary: Read  randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

area: Read  plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range

assembly: Read  gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason

assessment: Read  act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable

assistance: Read  activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

assume: Read  suppose; presume; take on; bear

assurance: Read  promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt

attached: Read  fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding

author: Read  beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer

authority: Read  jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government

available: Read  convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

aware: Read  knowing; having knowledge or cognizance

behalf: Read  represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone

benefit: Read  advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

bias: Read  preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

bond: Read  link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

brief: Read  short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise

bulk: Read  majority; main part; volume; mass

capable: Read  having the ability required for a specific task

capacity: Read  mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate

challenge: Read  assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to

channel: Read  passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access

chapter: Read  division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society

chart: Read  graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators

civil: Read  having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite

clarity: Read  clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor

classical: Read  standard and authoritative rather than new or experimental; relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially art, architecture, and literature

clause: Read  sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document

code: Read  body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words

coherence: Read  logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; state of cohering or sticking together

coincide: Read  occur at the same time as; correspond

collapse: Read  breakdown; failure

commission: Read  fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize

commitment: Read  pledge, undertaking; act of binding yourself to a course of action

commodity: Read  goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.

communication: Read  activity of communicating; activity of conveying information

community: Read  society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government

compensation: Read  something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury

complement: Read  complete; consummate; make perfect

complex: Read  complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures

component: Read  element; ingredient; abstract part of something

comprehensive: Read  thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope

comprise: Read  include; consist of; be composed of

concept: Read  something formed in the mind; thought or notion

concurrent: Read  simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time

conduct: Read  direct the course of; manage or control; lead or guide

conference: Read  meeting for consultation or discussion; exchange of views

confirmed: Read  being firmly settled in habit; having been ratified; verified; fixed; established

conflict: Read  fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events

conformity: Read  similarity in form or character; agreement

consent: Read  agree in opinion or sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; concur; allow

considerable: Read  worthy of consideration; large in amount, extent, or degree

consistent: Read  being in agreement with itself; coherent; regular

constant: Read  invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent

constitutional: Read  of or relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government

construction: Read  act of constructing or building something

consumer: Read  people who buy goods or services

contact: Read  get in touch with; reach

contemporary: Read  modern; belonging to the same period of time

context: Read  circumstance

contract: Read  constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate

contradiction: Read  assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct

contrary: Read  relation of direct opposition; very opposed in nature or character or purpose

contrast: Read  act of distinguishing by comparing differences

contribution: Read  act of contributing; payment exacted for special purpose; impost or levy

controversy: Read  contentious speech act; argument

convention: Read  social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states

conversely: Read  in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.

convinced: Read  certain, sure

cooperative: Read  done with or working with others

coordination: Read  regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation

core: Read  basic, center, or most important part; essence

corporate: Read  united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body

corresponding: Read  accompanying

couple: Read  a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another

create: Read  make or cause to be or to become; invest with a new thing

credit: Read  arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow

criteria: Read  standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based

crucial: Read  of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance

currency: Read  money; general acceptance or use

cycle: Read  periodically repeated sequence of events; long period of time; entire round in a circle or a spire

data: Read  collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem

debate: Read  discussion; dispute; discussion involving opposing points

decline: Read  change toward something smaller or lower ; gradual falling off from a better state

definite: Read  fixed; exact; having distinct limits

definition: Read  clarity of outline; concise explanation

demonstrate: Read  show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove

denote: Read  indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically

deny: Read  disagree with; refuse; declare untrue

depression: Read  recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits

design: Read  act of working out the form of something; creation of something in the mind; formulate a plan for

despite: Read  lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred

device: Read  technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks

discretion: Read  knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively

displacement: Read  act of removing from office or employment

display: Read  exhibit; present or hold up to view; show; demonstrate; give evidence of; manifest

distinction: Read  excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference

distribution: Read  act of distributing or spreading or apportioning

diversity: Read  point or respect in which things differ; difference

document: Read  provide written evidence; record in detail

domain: Read  field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address

domestic: Read  house-hold; of or relating to the home ; within the country or home

dominant: Read  major; important; outweighing

draft: Read  rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch

dramatic: Read  striking; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect

duration: Read  length of time something lasts

dynamic: Read  energetic; vigorously active

economic: Read  pertaining to economy; frugal; cheap

edition: Read  whole number of copies of a work printed and published; single copy; act of editing

eliminate: Read  eradicate; abolish; rule out

emphasis: Read  special attention or effort directed toward something; stress

empirical: Read  derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

enable: Read  supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; make able; make feasible or possible

energy: Read  exertion of force; capacity for work or vigorous activity; usable heat or power

enormous: Read  very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive

ensure: Read  make sure or certain; insure; assure

environment: Read  surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions

equation: Read  making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium

equipment: Read  apparatus

equivalent: Read  interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning

erosion: Read  corrosion; a gradual decline of something

estate: Read  extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets

estimate: Read  judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate

ethnic: Read  relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage

eventually: Read  ultimately; in the final result or issue; in the end

evidence: Read  something which makes evident or manifest; any mode of proof

evolution: Read  development; progression

exceed: Read  go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree

exhibit: Read  show, make visible or apparent

expansion: Read  growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded

expert: Read  person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject

explicit: Read  precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken

exploitation: Read  unfair use of someone‚Äôs work giving little in return

export: Read  sell or transfer abroad

exposure: Read  risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open

external: Read  exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside

extract: Read  draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; remove; get despite difficulties or obstacles