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English Advanced Words for IELTS and Spoken English SET 3

English Advanced Words for Printable Flashcards Set 3 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam.
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English Advanced Words for Printable Flashcards Set 3 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam.

Histrionics: (n) behaviour which is like a theatrical performance, showing strong but insincere feeling.

Your histrionics will cut no ice with me.


Ignite: (v) to start a fight or argument; spark.

This episode has ignited a lively debate on the issue.

His speech ignited racial tension in the area.


Retentive: (adj.) able to remember a lot of information.

She has a very retentive memory.


Saga: (n) Any of the stories written from the 12th to the 14th century about the Vikings of Norway and Iceland

This new novel is an absorbing family saga.


Stoic: (n) someone who does not complain when something unpleasant happens to him.

My father, a stoic by nature, found it hard to express his grief when my mother died.


Stoicism: (n) not showing one’s emotions when suffering hardship.

He showed incredible stoicism in the face of economic difficulties.


Syndicate: (n) a group of people or companies combined together for a particular purpose, usually business.

Our companies formed a syndicate to bid for the big new contract.


Syndicate: (v) to be sold to a number of different newspapers, magazines, etc.

His column is syndicated throughout America.

He is a syndicated columnist.


Volatile: (adj.) of a quickly changing, undependable nature, especially easily becoming angry or’dangerous.

He is a volatile character.

The situation in the streets is highly volatile, and the army is being called in.


Volition: (n) the act of using one’s will; one’s power to control, decide, or choose.

I didn’t tell her to go; she went of her own volition.


Gobble: (v) to eat food too fast.

Don’t gobble your breakfast.

Inflation soon gobbled up our pay increase.


Hallmark: (n) a particular quality, way of behaving, etc. that is very typical of a certain person or thing.

Clear expression is the hallmark of good writing.


Masochism: (n) the gain of pleasure from suffering, pain, or unpleasantness.

Masochism is a psychological abnormality.


Niche: (n) a suitable place, job, etc.

He has found a niche for himself in the book trade.


Deluge: (v) to cover or fill with a great flood of things.

The minister was deluged with questions.


Disquisition: (n) a long (perhaps too long) speech or written report.

We had to listen to his boring disquisition.


Emotive: (adj.) causing strong feeling.

Capital punishment is a very emotive issue.


Generalise: (v) to form a general principle, opinion, etc. after considering only a small number of the facts.

It is unfair to generalise from these two accidents and say that all young people are bad drivers.


Inchoate: (adj.) just beginning to form and therefore not clear or developed.

His inchoate ideas do not matter much.


Incidence: (n) the extent to which something happens.

This is an area with a high incidence of crime.


Inconsequential: (adj.) unimportant; insignificant.

His marriage outside the family is an inconsequential event.



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