English Vocabulary for IELTS - 100 Words

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  1. Panacea
    the goddess of healing
  2. aberration
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
  3. abhor
    find repugnant
  4. acquiesce
    agree or express agreement
  5. alacrity
    liveliness and eagerness
  6. amiable
    diffusing warmth and friendliness
  7. appease
    make peace with
  8. arcane
    requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
  9. avarice
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
  10. brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
  11. brusque
    rudely abrupt or blunt in speech or manner
  12. cajole
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  13. callous
    emotionally hardened
  14. candor
    the quality of being honest and straightforward
  15. chide
    scold or reprimand severely or angrily
  16. circumspect
    careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk
  17. clandestine
    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
  18. coerce
    cause to do through pressure or necessity
  19. coherent
    marked by an orderly and consistent relation of parts
  20. complacency
    the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
  21. confidant
    someone to whom private matters are told
  22. connive
    form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
  23. cumulative
    increasing by successive addition
  24. debase
    make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
  25. decry
    express strong disapproval of
  26. deferential
    showing courteous regard for people's feelings
  27. demure
    shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way
  28. deride
    treat or speak of with contempt
  29. despot
    a cruel and oppressive dictator
  30. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  31. elated
    exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
  32. eloquent
    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
  33. embezzle
    appropriate fraudulently to one's own use
  34. empathy
    understanding and entering into another's feelings
  35. enmity
    a state of deep-seated ill-will
  36. erudite
    having or showing profound knowledge
  37. extol
    praise, glorify, or honor
  38. fabricate
    put together out of artificial or natural components
  39. feral
    wild and menacing
  40. flabbergasted
    as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
  41. forsake
    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  42. fractious
    easily irritated or annoyed
  43. furtive
    secret and sly
  44. gluttony
    habitual eating to excess
  45. gratuitous
    unnecessary and unwarranted
  46. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  47. hypocrisy
    pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not have
  48. impeccable
    without fault or error
  49. impertinent
    improperly forward or bold
  50. implacable
    incapable of being appeased or pacified
  51. impudent
    improperly forward or bold
  52. incisive
    demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
  53. indolent
    disinclined to work or exertion
  54. inept
    generally incompetent and ineffectual
  55. infamy
    a state of extreme dishonor
  56. inhibit
    limit the range or extent of
  57. innate
    present at birth but not necessarily hereditary
  58. insatiable
    impossible to fulfill, appease, or gratify
  59. insular
    relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island
  60. intrepid
    invulnerable to fear or intimidation
  61. inveterate
    habitual
  62. jubilant
    full of high-spirited delight
  63. knell
    the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death
  64. lithe
    moving and bending with ease
  65. lurid
    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
  66. maverick
    someone who exhibits independence in thought and action
  67. meticulous
    marked by precise accordance with details
  68. modicum
    a small or moderate or token amount
  69. morose
    showing a brooding ill humor
  70. myriad
    a large indefinite number
  71. nadir
    the lowest point of anything
  72. nominal
    relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
  73. novice
    someone new to a field or activity
  74. nuance
    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  75. oblivious
    lacking conscious awareness of
  76. obsequious
    attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  77. obtuse
    of an angle, between 90 and 180 degrees
  78. parody
    a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style
  79. penchant
    a strong liking or preference
  80. perusal
    the act of examining or reading carefully
  81. plethora
    extreme excess
  82. predilection
    a predisposition in favor of something
  83. quaint
    attractively old-fashioned
  84. rash
    imprudently incurring risk
  85. refurbish
    improve the appearance or functionality of
  86. repudiate
    refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
  87. rife
    excessively abundant
  88. salient
    conspicuous, prominent, or important
  89. serendipity
    good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
  90. staid
    characterized by dignity and propriety
  91. superfluous
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  92. sycophant
    a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage
  93. taciturn
    habitually reserved and uncommunicative
  94. truculent
    defiantly aggressive
  95. umbrage
    a feeling of anger caused by being offended
  96. venerable
    profoundly honored
  97. vex
    disturb, especially by minor irritations
  98. vociferous
    conspicuously and offensively loud
  99. wanton
    a lewd or immoral person
  100. zenith
    the highest point of something
Created on June 29, 2011 (updated July 14, 2011)

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