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.