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Vocabulary for PTE Speaking (3)



radical: Read  drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic

random: Read  without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern

range: Read  limits within which something can be effective; variety of different things or activities

ratio: Read  relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind; rate; proportion

rational: Read  consistent with; based on; using reason

refine: Read  purify; make more precise; improve

regime: Read  form of government; government in power; administration; prevailing social system or pattern

region: Read  province; district; tract; neighborhood; the upper air; sky or heavens; inhabitants of a district

relaxed: Read  easygoing; made less tense or rigid; relieved

release: Read  give off; liberate; grant freedom to; make something available

relevant: Read  pertinent; having connection with matter at hand

reliance: Read  dependence; certainty based on past experience

reluctant: Read  not wanting to take some action; averse

research: Read  inquire into; attempt to find out in scientific manner

resident: Read  one who resides in a place permanently or for an extended period; dweller

resolution: Read  determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision

restore: Read  give or bring back; return to its original condition

revenue: Read  money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward

reverse: Read  overturn; turn inside out or upside down; turning in the opposite direction

revision: Read  modification; correction; act of altering

revolution: Read  act of revolving; motion of body round a fixed point or line; rotation; total or radical change; fundamental change in political organization

rigid: Read  stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending; not flexible

role: Read  normal activity of a person in particular social setting; part played by a performer

route: Read  way for travel or transportation

scenario: Read  screenplay; outline or model of an expected sequence of events

schedule: Read  plan for an activity or event; arrange

scheme: Read  elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object

scope: Read  range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

section: Read  one of several parts; pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

sector: Read  particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy

security: Read  freedom from risk or danger; safety

select: Read  taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence

sequence: Read  serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

series: Read  a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order; sequence

shift: Read  moving from one setting or context to another; moving very slightly

significant: Read  fairly large; important in effect or meaning

similar: Read  nearly corresponding; somewhat like; having a general likeness

site: Read  physical position in relation to the surroundings; position; location

solely: Read  alone; only; without another

somewhat: Read  to some extent or degree; rather; a bit; slightly

source: Read  point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates

specific: Read  stated explicitly or in detail; definite

specified: Read  given; thoroughly explained; adequately commented

sphere: Read  ball; globe; a particular aspect of life or activity

stability: Read  balance; constancy

statistics: Read  a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data

status: Read  position relative to others; standing

straightforward: Read  proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

stress: Read  put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain

structure: Read  complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge

subordinate: Read  occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive

subsequent: Read  following in time or order; succeeding; later

subsidiary: Read  subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement

successive: Read  consecutive

sufficient: Read  adequate; enough; being as much as is needed

sum: Read  mount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; amount

summary: Read  brief statement that presents the main points

supplementary: Read  added to complete or make up a deficiency

survey: Read  poll; detailed critical inspection

survive: Read  continue to live; endure or last

target: Read  reference point to shoot at; goal intended to be attained

task: Read  labor or study imposed by another; undertake; labor

team: Read  a number of persons associated together in any work; a flock of wild ducks

technical: Read  having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique

technology: Read  application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives

temporary: Read  not permanent; not lasting

tension: Read  action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility

termination: Read  end of something in time or space; result or outcome; conclusion

text: Read  written words; book prepared for use in schools or colleges

theme: Read  subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay

theory: Read  doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science

thereby: Read  thus; accordingly; by that means; because of that

thesis: Read  paper; dissertation; an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

topic: Read  subject of a speech, essay, thesis, discussion, or conversation

trace: Read  follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface

transfer: Read  shifting; conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another

transformation: Read  change in form , appearance, nature, disposition, condition, or the like

transition: Read  going from one state of action to another

transmission: Read  act of transmitting; automotive assembly of gears; sending of a signal

transport: Read  carry from one place to another; carry away; deport

trend: Read  popular taste; general direction in which something tends to move

trigger: Read  cause something happen; set off

ultimately: Read  as final consequence; at last; in the end

undergo: Read  experience; suffer; pass through

underlying: Read  lying under or beneath something; basic; implicit; taking precedence; prior

uniform: Read  consistent; standardized; clothing of a particular group

unique: Read  without an equal; being the only one of its kind

utility: Read  something useful; public service

validity: Read  quality of having legal force or effectiveness

vehicle: Read  automobile; means of conveying; medium

version: Read  written work in a new form; edition; interpretation of a particular viewpoint

via: Read  by the way of

virtually: Read  almost completely; practically; essentially

visible: Read  being often in public eye; obvious to the eye

vision: Read  ability to see; sight; vivid mental image

visual: Read  seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible; optical

volume: Read  capacity; amount of space occupied by an object

voluntary: Read  done or undertaken of one's own free will; unforced

welfare: Read  benefit; something that aids health or happiness

whereas: Read  while on the contrary; while at the same time

whereby: Read  by which; by what; how

widespread: Read  spread or scattered over a considerable extent; occurring or accepted widely