Higher English vocabulary with Printable Flashcards Set 17 PDF IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency Higher English vocabulary will you master any English language exam in the world.
Abyss: (n) Chasm; deep crack or fissure in the earth, immeasurable rift.
He was killed in a climbing accident when a rope broke and he fell into an abyss.
Acclamation: (n) Enthusiastic approval by loud applause; cheering, shouts
His speech was greeted with sounds of acclamation.
Accost: (v) To address; approach and speak to; speak first to.
When the two young men accosted me, I was frightened because I thought they were going to Karachi.
Arbiter: (n) Judge; person with authority to settle disputes
The court was an arbiter between the province and the federal government.
Arbitrary: (adj.) Based on one’s own notions; not guided by law or rules.
His arbitrary decisions ruined the business.
Arcade: (n) A covered passageway. Also, an arched, roofed-in area or a line of arches
I saw him at a shopping arcade.
Arch: Principal; chief; main
His is my arch rival.
Archaic: (adj.) Of or belonging to the distant part; from an ancient period in history.
The meanings of some archaic forms of writings is not always understood today.
Ardour: (n) emotion of great intensity and warmth
His ardour for the cause inspired his followers.
Arduous: (adj.) Difficult; demanding great effort; strenuous.
The work is arduous and the time is short.
Arrogant: (adj.) Haughty; overbearing; offensively demanding.
She is very arrogant in the way she behaves.
Acerbic: (adj.) Bitter; having a biting, caustic way of expressing oneself.
His acerbic remarks upset the minister.
Acoustic: (adj.) Relating to sound or hearing
The microphone converts acoustic waves to electrical signals for transmission.
Acquiescence: (n) Passive consent; agreement with reservations.
I was surprised by her acquiescence in the scheme.
Artefact: (n) Man-made object, such an ornament, tool or weapon.
The museum’s collection includes artifacts dating back to prehistoric times.
Artful: (adj.) Crafty; deceitfully clever at achieving an end.
The artful letter had the unmistakable stamp of falsity.
Articulate: (adj.) Intelligible; using language clearly and effectively At the age of 93,
he was still sharp-witted and articulate.
Ascent: (n) The act of rising or ascending, as the ascent of a balloon.
She made her first successful ascent of Everest last year.
Assent: (n) Consent or agreement; acceptance
He gave his assent to my proposal
Assert: (v) To state or claim positively health.
It is nonsense to assert that smoking does not damage health.
Bathos: (n) Absurd sentimentality. Also, descent from the sublime to the ridiculous.
I think there is a bathos in his writings.
Bedevil: (v) To harass; torment
Serious economic problems are bedeviling the country.
Beggar: (v) To make description or comparison seem inadequate or, useless; outdo.
His conduct is so bad it beggars (all) description.
Beguile: (v) To charm, enchant, delight. Also, to slyly deceive.
The salesman beguiled him into buying a car he didn’t want.
Belie: (v) To give a false impression, misrepresent
Her calmness belied a deep anxiety.
Bellicose: (adj.) Quarrelsome; pugnacious
The General made some bellicose statements about his country’s military strength.
Benediction: (n) A blessing; an asking of God’s blessing at the end of a religious service
After the service, they raised their hands in benediction.