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Advanced English Vocabulary for CAE Advanced Level- SET 23

Advanced Vocabulary for Printable Flashcards Set 23 PDF IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam.
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Advanced Vocabulary with Printable Flashcards Set 23 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency Advanced Vocabulary will you master any English language exam in the world.

Harp: (v) To dwell on a subject tiresomely and tediously

He’s always harping about lack of discipline in the college.

 

Hedge: (n) Figuratively, any barrier, restriction or defence. Also, a means to try to revert a loss

Her overseas investments were made as a hedge against rising inflation in this country.

 

Hedonist: (n) One who puts pleasure and self-indulgence ahead 01 everything else

My son, being somewhat of a hedonist, prefers the attractions of the city.

 

Hegemony: (n) Dominance or preponderant influence of one nation over others.

The three nations competed for regional hegemony.

 

Heinous: (adj.) Abominable; extremely wicked; hatefully or shockingly evil.

He has committed a heinous crime.

 

Heritage: (n) Legacy; anything passed on to succeeding generation; tradition; birthright.

She believes that science is as much part of our cultural heritages as art or architecture.

 

Heterodox: (adj.) Unorthodox; differing from a commonly accepted standard.

His opinions have always been distinctly heterodox.

 

Heyday: (n) Peak period; time of greatest strength prosperity or success

In her heyday, she used to attract a large number of spectators.

 

Hinterland: (n) Remote region; back country; interior

Under the 1922 convention, Kuwait lost much of its hinterland to Saudi Arabia.

 

Histrionic: (adj.) Excessively dramatic

He was proud of his histrionic ability and wanted to play the role of Hamlet.

 

Hoary: (adj.) White or gray with age; venerable; ancient.

They discussed the hoary old problem of Kashmir.

 

Homily: (n) Sermon on a moral or religious topic.

He launched into a homily on family relationships.

 

Homogeneous: (adj.) Similar; alike

The population of the village has remained remarkably homogeneous.

 

Humane: (adj.) Kind; compassionate; considerate

I don’t think it’s humane to keep people alive with machines.

The new jail superintendent is much more humane than his predecessor.

 

Hyperbole: (n) Obvious exaggeration

To say “This chair weighs a ton” is an example of hyperbole.

 

Hypothermia: (n) Abnormal body temperature usually caused by prolonged exposure to cold weather

In this current cold spell, many old people are suffering from Hypothermia.

 

Implicit: (adj.) Understood though not expressed

I have implicit faith in your abilities.                                                                    ,

His words contained an implicit threat.

 

Impovershied: (adj.) Made poor. Also, without strength or richness .

The breakdown of the family unit, warned the speaker, would lead to an impoverished society.

 

Impregnable: (adj.) Unequalled; capable of resisting attack

Three championship titles in one year has put this top class golfer in an impregnable position.

 

Improvident: (adj.) Thriftless; lacking foresight; failing to provide for the future

He thought it improvident of me to spend so much on an imported luxury car.

 

Improvisation: (n) Extemporisation; doing something with makeshift materials

As a singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was noted for the improvisations which he would insert during his performance.

 

Improvise: (v) To extemporise; do hastily or on the spur of the moment with whatever is at hand

I hadn’t prepared a speech. So I suddenly had to improvise.

 

Impunity: (n) Exemption from undesirable consequences.

You cannot break the law with impunity.

 

Inalienable: (adj.) Irrevocable; that cannot be taken away, transferred or surrendered

The invasion breaches the inalienable right of every nation to self-determination.

 

Incarnation: (n) An embodiment or personification of a quality or idea

He was the incarnation of perfect wisdom.

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