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IELTS - General GLOSSARY (720words)

Check the meaning of the following words in an English dictionary:

(* indicates the words with high probability to be included in the IELTS tests)

A assured*

D

abbreviation

atmosphere*

co-ordinate*

damage*

ability*

auditorium*

colleague*

danger*

abroad*

audio-visual*

collide*

database

academic*

auxiliary*

colloquial*

deadline

access*

average*

combine*

debate

accommodation*

avid*

commit*

decade

accurate*

avoid*

commonplace*

decision*

acknowledge

B

communicate*

declaration*

acquaintance*

babysit*

commuter*

decline*

adapt*

balanced*

comparison*

degree*

addition*

ban*

compatible*

demerit

adequate*

bargains*

competent*

demonstration*

adjust*

basic*

compile

density

admission*

basis

complex*

department*

advantage*

behaviour*

complicate*

deposit*

advertise*

behind-the-scenes*

compose*

descending*

advisable*

beverage*

comprehensive

describe*

affordable*

bicentenary*

comprise*

desirable*

agent*

blockbuster*

compulsory*

desperate*

aisle*

bracelet*

conceive

despite*

alternative*

brooch*

concern*

destroy*

ambition*

brainstorm

conclusive

detail*

analogy*

broadcast

conduct*

deter*

analysis*

budget*

conscience*

determine*

announcement*

C

conservation

development*

annoy*

cabin*

constant*

diction*

annually

call*

consultation*

diploma*

anticipate*

campus*

consumer*

directory*

anxious*

canoe*

constitute*

disaster*

appeal*

cancel

consultation*

discussion*

appendix*

canteen*

context

distinguish*

appliance*

capable*

contradict

diversity

appreciate*

capacity*

contrast

documentary*

approach*

capital*

convict*

domestic

appropriate*

catalogue

copyright*

dot-matrix*

approve

catastrophe

core*

double-click*

approximate*

cater*

corporation*

draft*

arcade*

caution

correspond

dramatic*

argument*

celebration*

cosmopolitan*

drawback

arrangement*

celsius*

counsellor*

drought*

array*

ceremony*

course*

E

article*

chaotic*

craft*

ecology

artificial*

characteristic*

creature*

economic*

aspect*

check-in*

credit

editor*

assemble*

circuit*

critical*

effective*

assess*

classify

criticize*

efficient*

asset*

click*

cultural*

elderly*

assignment*

client*

curriculum

elective*

associate*

climate*

cyclic*

electronic*

IELTS - General GLOSSARY

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eligible*

foundation

intimate*

maximise

elongated*

fragile

introvert

minimise

emphasis*

function*

invalid*

minimum*

enable*

fundamental

invariably*

media*

encourage*

funds*

inversely*

medium*

endangered*

G

investigation*

micro

endearing*

gender*

involve*

minor

enormous*

generalise

irrelevant

migrate*

enrol*

generation*

issue

minus

ensure*

global*

J

minute*

enthusiast*

gourmet*

jealousy*

model*

entitle*

graduate*

jet-lag*

modem*

environment*

graphic*

journal*

modified*

equipment*

guidebook*

judgement

monorail*

essential*

H

junction*

multicultural*

establish*

habitat*

justification*

N

ethnic*

hail*

K

national*

evaluation

hardware*

keynote*

native*

evidence

heading*

kilometre*

natural*

example*

hectare*

kinesiology*

negative

exceptional*

hectic*

knowledge*

necessary*

exclusive*

hemisphere

L

necessity*

exhibit*

hinder*

laboratory*

nervous*

expense*

homestay*

labour*

northbound*

expiry*

hospitality*

lack*

notify

extensive*

hotline*

landlocked*

numerous

extent*

I

lapel*

nutrition*

extract*

icon*

laser*

0

extracurricular

identification*

latter

obtain*

extrovert*

illustrated*

lease*

observant*

F

illegal*

lecture*

official*

facility*

immediate*

legible

offshore*

factor

immense

leisure*

opinion*

faculty*

impact

lesser*

opponent

familiar*

impression*

licence*

opportunity*

fascinate*

improvement*

limited*

optimism

fatal

inaccurate*

linguistics*

optimum

feature*

inadequate*

location

option*

feedback

income

lodgings*

organise*

field*

inconvenience*

long-term*

orientation*

fieldwork

increase*

lush*

original*

file-server

incur*

M

outgoing*

financial*

independent

magnificent*

outline

finite

indicate*

maintain*

outlet*

first-hand

influence*

major*

outnumber*

flowchart

inform*

majority*

overall*

flourish*

ingredient*

mammal*

overlook*

focus

injustive*

manage*

overview*

folder*

innovative*

manual*

P

forecast*

instance*

manufacture*

panic*

foremost

intake

marketing

particular*

former

instruct*

marvellous*

passage*

formulate

intensive*

materials*

password*

fortify*

intersection*

maternity*

pastime*

forum

intimate*

maximum*

pastoral*

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patron*

queue*

scene*

technique*

pattern*

quote*

schedule*

technology*

pause*

R

scope*

teller*

per*

radiation

score*

tend*

percentage*

range*

sculptor*

terraced*

period*

ranking

section*

tertiary*

permanent*

rapid*

security

timetable*

personal*

ratio

selection*

topic*

persuade

react

self-confident*

tradition*

petition*

realistic

semester

transaction*

pie chart,

reality*

seminar*

transfer*

pitfall*

receipt*

sensible*

trend*

placement

reception*

sensitive*

trial*

plot*

recession*

separate

tuition*

plus

reduce*

sequence

tutor*

policy

reference*

series*

tutorial*

politics*

reflect*

service*

U

poll

refund*

session*

undergraduate

positive*

refute*

sharemate*

unique*

possession*

regards*

short-term*

update*

possibility*

region*

shrink*

upgrade*

post-mortem*

registration*

significant*

upkeep*

postgraduate*

regular*

similarity*

utilise*

postpone

regulation*

situation*

V

potential*

relatively*

skill*

value*

practical*

relevant

skim

varied*

predator*

reliable*

software*

variety

predict*

remote*

source*

various*

preference*

represent*

specialise*

vary*

preliminary*

reputable*

specific*

vast*

premises*

request

standard*

vegetarian*

pressure*

require*

state*

venue*

primary*

research*

statement*

vehicle*

principal*

resemble*

stationery*

viable

printout*

reserved*

stationary

virus*

priority*

resource*

statistics

vital

procedure*

respondent*

steep*

vocabulary*

process*

response*

stickers*

vying*

profile*

responsible*

stress*

W

programme*

restriction*

style*

well-equipped*

progress*

result*

succeed*

widespread*

project*

review*

sufficient*

witness*

proposal

revise*

suggestion*

worldwide

prosperity*

rigours*

summary*

workforce

protest*

role-play*

supplement*

workshop

psychology*

roster*

survey*

X

purchase*

route*

syllabus

x-axis

Q

S

symbol*

Y

qualification*

safety*

synthetic*

y-axis

quality*

sample

system*

yield

query*

scales*

T

Z

questionnaire*

scan

technical*

zone*

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