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English Vocabulary for IELTS and Spoken English SET 2

Advanced Vocabulary for Printable Flashcards Set 2 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam.
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Advanced English Vocabulary for Printable Flashcards Set 2 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam.


Disparity: (n) a noticeable difference between two or more things.

Their aim is to reduce economic disparities between the rich and the poor countries.


Facetious: (adj.) using or tending to use unsuitable jokes; irreverent.

He was being facetious and grandmother got crosser and crosser.


Flamboyant: (adj.) behaving in a very noticeable, confident, and exaggerated way.

He has been accused of being too flamboyant on stage.

My father was capable of flamboyant generosity.


Imbue: (v) to fill with something especially a strong feeling or opinion.

A ruler should be imbued with a sense of responsibility for the nation.


Nebulous: (adj.) lacking clear form or expression.

He is known for his nebulous political ideas.


Privilege: (n) a special advantage limited to a particular person or group.

He had his privilege withdrawn as a punishment.


Ramification: (n) one of the many consequences or developments that complicate decision, idea, or plan.

We considered the proposal and all its ramifications.


Rancour: (n) a feeling of bitter unforgiving hatred.

Can we not conduct these negotiations without rancour?


Regimented: (adj.) very strictly controlled (used to show disapproval).

I can’t get used to the regimented life-style of the army.


Vacillate: (n) be uncertain of what action to take; to keep changing your opinion thoughts about something.

I tend to vacillate between admiration and pity for her.

The president was critical of the vacillating behaviour of the Opposition.


Empirical: (adj.) guided by or based on practical experience of the world we see and feel not by ideas out of books.

We now have empirical evidence that the moon is covered with dust.


Ensnare: (v) to catch in a trap.

He ensnared the old lady into giving him all her savings.


Ethos: (n) the moral nature set of ideas, or beliefs of a person or group.

The company ethos is one of cooperation between all members of the firm.


Forensic: (adj.) related to or used in the law and the tracking of individuals.

The use of scientific methods by the police is known as forensic science.


Glib: (adj.) good at speaking quickly, cleverly, and in a way that is likely to persuade people, whether speaking the truth or not.

He has got a glib tongue.


Clog: (v) to become blocked or filled so that movement or activity is very difficult.

The road to the airport is clogged with traffic.


Impediment: (n) a fact or event which makes action difficult or impossible.

The main impediment to development is the country’s huge foreign debt.


Impel: (v) to drive someone to take action.

I was so annoyed that I felt impelled to write a letter to the paper.


Impenitent: (adj.) not repenting for wrongdoing.

This man is an impenitent criminal.


Impetuous: (adj.) tending to take quick action but without careful thought; impulsive.

She took an impetuous decision which she soon regretted.

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