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How to Improve your Vocabulary
100 words to Impress an
Examiner!
Here
are 100 advanced English words which should you be able to use them in a
sentence will impress even educated native speakers! Perfect if you want to
impress the examiner in examinations like: IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge CAE and
CPE. If you are really serious about having an extensive and impressive
vocabulary, try learning these and then try these advanced
vocabulary
tests
.
aberration
(n.) something that differs from the norm
(In 1974, Poland won the World Cup, but the success turned out to be an
aberration,
and Poland have not won a World Cup since).
abhor
(v.) to hate, detest (Because he always
wound up getting hit in the head when he tried to play cricket, Marcin began to
abhor the sport).
acquiesce
(v.) to agree without protesting (Though
Mr. Pospieszny wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife
told him that he had better come in to dinner, he acquiesced to
her demands.)
alacrity
(n.) eagerness, speed (For some reason,
Simon loved to help his girlfriend whenever he could, so when his girlfriend
asked him to set the table he did so with alacrity.)
amiable
(adj.) friendly (An amiable
fellow, Neil got along with just about everyone.)
appease
(v.) to calm, satisfy (When Jerry cries,
his mother gives him chocolate to appease him.)
arcane
(adj.) obscure, secret,
known only by a few (The professor is an expert in arcane
Kashubian literature.)
avarice
(n.) excessive greed (The banker’s avarice
led him to amass an enormous personal fortune.)
brazen
(adj.) excessively bold,
brash, clear and obvious (Critics condemned the writer’s brazen
attempt to plagiarise Frankow-Czerwonko’s work.)
brusque
(adj.) short, abrupt,
dismissive (Simon’s brusque manner sometimes offends his
colleagues.)
cajole
(v.) to urge, coax (Magda’s friends cajoled
her into drinking too much.)
callous
(adj.) harsh, cold,
unfeeling (The murderer’s callous lack of remorse shocked the
jury.)
candor
(n.) honesty, frankness (We were surprised
by the candor of the politician’s speech because she is usually
rather evasive.)
chide
(v.) to voice disapproval (Hania chided
Gregory for his vulgar habits and sloppy appearance.)
circumspect
(adj.) cautious (Though I
promised Marta’s father I would bring her home promptly by midnight, it would
have been more circumspect not to have specified a time.)
clandestine
(adj.) secret (Announcing
to her boyfriend that she was going to the library, Maria actually went to meet
George for a clandestine liaison.)
coerce
(v.) to make somebody do something by force
or threat (The court decided that David Beckham did not have to honor the
contract because he had been coerced into signing it.)
coherent
(adj.) logically
consistent, intelligible (William could not figure out what Harold had seen
because he was too distraught to deliver a coherent statement.)
complacency
(n.) self-satisfied ignorance of danger
(Simon tried to shock his friends out of their complacency by
painting a frightening picture of what might happen to them.)
confidant
(n.) a person entrusted with secrets
(Shortly after we met, he became my chief confidant.)
connive
(v.) to plot, scheme (She connived
to get me to give up my plans to start up a new business.)
cumulative
(adj.) increasing, building
upon itself (The cumulative effect of hours spent using the World
English website was a vast improvement in his vocabulary and general level of
English.)
debase
(v.) to lower the quality or esteem of
something (The large raise that he gave himself debased his
motives for running the charity.)
decry
(v.) to criticize openly (Andrzej Lepper,
the leader of the Polish Self Defence party decried the appaling
state of Polish roads.)
deferential
(adj.) showing respect for
another’s authority (Donata is always excessively deferential to
any kind of authority figure.)
demure
(adj.) quiet, modest,
reserved (Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained
demure.)
deride
(v.) to laugh at mockingly, scorn (The
native speaker often derided the other teacher’s accent.)
despot
(n.) one who has total power and rules
brutally (The despot issued a death sentence for anyone who
disobeyed his laws.)
diligent
(adj.) showing care in
doing one’s work (The diligent researcher made sure to double
check her measurements.)
elated
(adj.) overjoyed, thrilled
(When he found out he had won the lottery, the postman was elated.)
eloquent
(adj.) expressive, articulate,
moving (The best man gave such an eloquent speech that most
guests were crying.)
embezzle
(v.) to steal money by falsifying records
(The accountant was fired for embezzling €10,000 of the company’s
funds.)
empathy
(n.) sensitivity to another’s feelings as
if they were one’s own (I feel such empathy for my dog when she’s
upset so am I!)
enmity
(n.) ill will, hatred, hostility (John and
Scott have clearly not forgiven each other, because the enmity
between them is obvious to anyone in their presence.)
erudite
(adj.) learned (My English
teacher is such an erudite scholar that he has translated some of
the most difficult and abstruse Old English poetry.)
extol
(v.) to praise, revere (Kamila extolled
the virtues of a vegetarian diet to her meat-loving boyfriend.)
fabricate
(v.) to make up, invent (When I arrived an
hour late to class, I fabricated some excuse about my car
breaking down on the way to work.)
feral
(adj.) wild, savage (That
beast looks so feral that I would fear being alone with it.)
flabbergasted
(adj.) astounded (Whenever
I read an Agatha Christie mystery novel, I am always flabbergasted
when I learn the identity of the murderer.)
forsake
(v.) to give up, renounce (I won’t forsake
my conservative principles.)
fractious
(adj.) troublesome or
irritable (Although the child insisted he wasn’t tired, his fractious
behaviour – especially his decision to crush his jam sandwiches all over the
floor – convinced everyone present that it was time to put him to bed.)
furtive
(adj.) secretive, sly
(Claudia’s placement of her drugs in her sock drawer was not as furtive
as she thought, as the sock drawer is the first place most parents look.)
gluttony
(n.) overindulgence in food or drink
(Helen’s fried chicken tastes so divine, I don’t know how anyone can call gluttony
a sin.)
gratuitous
(adj.) uncalled for,
unwarranted (Every evening the guy at the fish and chip shop gives me a gratuitous
helping of vinegar.)
haughty
(adj.) disdainfully proud
(The superstar’s haughty dismissal of her co-stars will backfire
on her someday.)
hypocrisy
(n.) pretending to believe what one does
not (Once the politician began passing legislation that contradicted his
campaign promises, his hypocrisy became apparent.)
impeccable
(adj.) exemplary, flawless
(If your grades were as impeccable as your brother’s, then you
too would receive a car for a graduation present.)
impertinent
(adj.) rude, insolent (Most
of your comments are so impertinent that I don’t wish to dignify
them with an answer.)
implacable
(adj.) incapable of being
appeased or mitigated (Watch out: once you shun Grandmother’s cooking, she is
totally implacable.)
impudent
(adj.) casually rude,
insolent, impertinent (The impudent young woman looked her
teacher up and down and told him he was hot.)
incisive
(adj.) clear, sharp, direct
(The discussion wasn’t going anywhere until her incisive comment
allowed everyone to see what the true issues were.)
indolent
(adj.) lazy (Why should my indolent
children, who can’t even pick themselves up off the sofa to pour their own
juice, be rewarded with a trip to Burger King?)
inept
(adj.) not suitable or
capable, unqualified (She proved how inept she was when she
forgot two orders and spilled a pint of cider in a customer’s lap.)
infamy
(n.) notoriety, extreme ill repute (The infamy
of his crime will not lessen as time passes.)
inhibit
(v.) to prevent, restrain, stop (When I
told you I needed the car last night, I certainly never meant to inhibit
you from going out.)
innate
(adj.) inborn, native,
inherent (His incredible athletic talent is innate, he never
trains, lifts weights, or practices.)
insatiable
(adj.) incapable of being
satisfied (My insatiable appetite for blondes was a real problem
on my recent holiday in Japan!)
insular
(adj.) separated and
narrow-minded; tight-knit, closed off (Because of the sensitive nature of their
jobs, those who work for MI5 must remain insular and generally
only spend time with each other.)
intrepid
(adj.) brave in the face of
danger (After scaling a live volcano prior to its eruption, the explorer was
praised for his intrepid attitude.)
inveterate
(adj.) stubbornly
established by habit (I’m the first to admit that I’m an inveterate
cider drinker—I drink four pints a day.)
jubilant
(adj.) extremely joyful,
happy (The crowd was jubilant when the firefighter carried the
woman from the flaming building.)
knell
(n.) the solemn sound of a bell, often
indicating a death (Echoing throughout our village, the funeral knell
made the grey day even more grim.)
lithe
(adj.) graceful, flexible,
supple (Although the dancers were all outstanding, Joanna’s control of her lithe
body was particularly impressive.)
lurid
(adj.) ghastly, sensational
(Barry’s story, in which he described a character torturing his neighbour’s
tortoise, was judged too lurid to be published on the English
Library’s website.)
maverick
(n.) an independent, nonconformist person
(John is a real maverick and always does things his own way.)
maxim
(n.) a common saying expressing a principle
of conduct (Ms. Stone’s etiquette maxims are both entertaining
and instructional.)
meticulous
(adj.) extremely careful with
details (The ornate needlework in the bride’s gown was a product of meticulous
handiwork.)
modicum
(n.) a small amount of something (Refusing
to display even a modicum of sensitivity, Magda announced her
boss’s affair to the entire office.)
morose
(adj.) gloomy or sullen
(David’s morose nature made him very unpleasant to talk to.)
myriad
(adj.) consisting of a very
great number (It was difficult to decide what to do on Saturday night because
the city presented us with myriad possibilities for fun.)
nadir
(n.) the lowest point of something (My day
was boring, but the nadir came when my new car was stolen.)
nominal
(adj.) trifling,
insignificant (Because he was moving the following week and needed to get rid
of his furniture more than he needed money, Kim sold everything for a nominal
price.)
novice
(n.) a beginner, someone without training
or experience (Because we were all novices at archery, our
instructor decided to begin with the basics
nuance
(n.) a slight variation in meaning, tone,
expression (The nuances of the poem were not obvious to the
casual reader, but the teacher was able to point them out.)
oblivious
(adj.) lacking
consciousness or awareness of something (Oblivious to the burning
smell emanating from the kitchen, my father did not notice that the rolls in
the oven were burned until much too late.)
obsequious
(adj.) excessively
compliant or submissive (Donald acted like Susan’s servant, obeying her every
request in an obsequious manner.)
obtuse
(adj.) lacking quickness of
sensibility or intellect (Political opponents warned that the prime minister’s obtuse
approach to foreign policy would embroil the nation in mindless war.)
panacea
(n.) a remedy for all ills or difficulties
(Doctors wish there was a single panacea for every disease, but
sadly there is not.)
parody
(n.) a satirical imitation (A hush fell
over the classroom when the teacher returned to find Magdalena acting out a parody
of his teaching style.)
penchant
(n.) a tendency, partiality, preference
(Fiona’s dinner parties quickly became monotonous on account of her penchant
for Indian dishes.)
perusal
(n.) a careful examination, review (The
actor agreed to accept the role after a three-month perusal of
the movie script.)
plethora
(n.) an abundance, excess (The wedding
banquet included a plethora of oysters piled almost three feet
high.)
predilection
(n.) a preference or inclination for
something (James has a predilection for eating toad in the whole
with tomato ketchup.)
quaint
(adj.) charmingly
old-fashioned (Mary was delighted by the quaint bonnets she saw
in Romania.)
rash
(adj.) hasty, incautious
(It’s best to think things over calmly and thoroughly, rather than make rash
decisions.)
refurbish
(v.) to restore, clean up (After being refurbished
the old Triumph motorcycle commanded the handsome price of $6000.)
repudiate
(v.) to reject, refuse to accept (Tom made
a strong case for an extension of his curfew, but his mother repudiated
it with a few biting words.)
rife
(adj.) abundant
(Surprisingly, the teacher’s writing was rife with spelling
errors.)
salient
(adj.) significant,
conspicuous (One of the salient differences between Alison and
Helen is that Alison is a couple of kilos heavier.)
serendipity
(n.) luck, finding good things without
looking for them (In an amazing bit of serendipity, penniless
Mark found a $50 bill on the back seat of the bus.)
staid
(adj.) sedate, serious,
self-restrained (The staid butler never changed his expression no
matter what happened.)
superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is
necessary (Samantha had already won the campaign so her constant flattery of
others was superfluous.)
sycophant
(n.) one who flatters for self-gain (Some
see the people in the cabinet as the Prime Minister’s closest advisors, but
others see them as sycophants.)
taciturn
(adj.) not inclined to talk
(Though Magda never seems to stop talking, her brother is quite taciturn.)
truculent
(adj.) ready to fight,
cruel (This club doesn’t really attract the dangerous types, so why was that
bouncer being so truculent?)
umbrage
(n.) resentment, offence (He called me a
lily-livered coward, and I took umbrage at the insult.)
venerable
(adj.) deserving of respect
because of age or achievement (The venerable High Court judge had
made several key rulings in landmark cases throughout the years.)
vex
(v.) to confuse or annoy (My boyfriend vexes
me by pinching my bottom for hours on end.)
vociferous
(adj.) loud, boisterous
(I’m tired of his vociferous whining so I’m breaking up with
him.)
wanton
(adj.) undisciplined, lewd,
lustful (Joanna’s wanton demeanor often made the frat guys next
door very excited.)
zenith
(n.) the highest point, culminating point
(I was too nice to tell Emily that she had reached the absolute zenith
of her career with that one top 10 hit of hers.)

 

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