[IELTS] Advanced English Vocabulary Words – 1 To 100

IELTS Advanced Vocabulary Words Eduhyme

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is a challenging examination that assesses a candidate’s proficiency in the English language. One of the key components of the IELTS test is vocabulary, and to excel in this aspect, candidates must demonstrate a rich and diverse range of words.

In this article, we present an extensive list of 100 advanced English vocabulary words that will help you elevate your language skills and increase your chances of achieving a high score on the IELTS.

1. n aberration 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).
2. v abhor 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).
3. v acquiesce 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.)
4. n alacrity 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.)
5. adj amiable friendly
(An amiable fellow, Neil got along with just about everyone.)
6. v appease to calm, satisfy
(When Jerry cries, his mother gives him chocolate to appease him.)
7. adj arcane obscure, secret, known only by a few
(The professor is an expert in arcane Kashubian literature.)
8. n avarice excessive greed
(The banker’s avarice led him to amass an enormous personal fortune.)
9. adj bazen excessively bold, brash, clear and obvious
(Critics condemned the writer’s brazen attempt to plagiarise Frankow-Czerwonko’s work.)
10. adj brusque short, abrupt, dismissive
(Simon’s brusque manner sometimes offends his colleagues.)
11. v cajole to urge, coax
(Magda’s friends cajoled her into drinking too much.)
12. adj callous harsh, cold, unfeeling
(The murderer’s callous lack of remorse shocked the jury.)
13. n candor honesty, frankness
(We were surprised by the candor of the politician’s speech because she is usually rather evasive.)
14. v chide to voice disapproval
(Hania chided Gregory for his vulgar habits and sloppy appearance.)
15. adj circumspect 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.)
16. adj clandestine secret
(Announcing to her boyfriend that she was going to the library, Maria actually went to meet George for a clandestine liaison.)
17. v coerce 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.)
18. adj coherent logically consistent, intelligible
(William could not figure out what Harold had seen because he was too distraught to deliver a coherent statement.)
19. n complacency 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.)
20. n confidant a person entrusted with secrets
(Shortly after we met, he became my chief confidant.)
21. v connive to plot, scheme
(She connived to get me to give up my plans to start up a new business.)
22. adj cumulative 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.)
23. v debase to lower the quality or esteem of something
(The large raise that he gave himself debased his motives for running the charity.)
24. v decry to criticize openly
(Andrzej Lepper, the leader of the Polish Self Defence party decried the appaling state of Polish roads.)
25. adj deferential showing respect for another’s authority
(Donata is always excessively deferential to any kind of authority figure.)
26. adj demure quiet, modest, reserved
(Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained demure.)
27. v deride to laugh at mockingly, scorn
(The native speaker often derided the other teacher’s accent.)
28. n despot one who has total power and rules brutally
(The despot issued a death sentence for anyone who disobeyed his laws.)
29. Adj diligent showing care in doing one’s work
(The diligent researcher made sure to double check her measurements.)
30. adj elated overjoyed, thrilled
(When he found out he had won the lottery, the postman was elated.)
31. adj eloquent expressive, articulate, moving
(The best man gave such an eloquent speech that most guests were crying.)
32. v embezzle to steal money by falsifying records
(The accountant was fired for embezzling €10,000 of the company’s funds.)
33. n empathy 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!)
34. n enmity 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.)
35. adj erudite learned
(My English teacher is such an erudite scholar that he has translated some of the most difficult and abstruse Old English poetry.)
36. v extrol to praise, revere
(Kamila extolled the virtues of a vegetarian diet to her meat-loving boyfriend.)
37. v fabricate 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.)
38. adj feral wild, savage
(That beast looks so feral that I would fear being alone with it.)
39. adj flabbergasted astounded
(Whenever I read an Agatha Christie mystery novel, I am always flabbergasted when I learn the identity of the murderer.)
40. v forsake to give up, renounce
(I won’t forsake my conservative principles.)
41. adj fractious 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.)
42. adj furtive 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.)
43. n gluttony overindulgence in food or drink
(Helen’s fried chicken tastes so divine, I don’t know how anyone can call gluttony a sin.)
44. adj gratuitous uncalled for, unwarranted
(Every evening the guy at the fish and chip shop gives me a gratuitous helping of vinegar.)
45. adj haughty disdainfully proud
(The superstar’s haughty dismissal of her co-stars will backfire on her someday.)
46. n hypocrisy pretending to believe what one does not
(Once the politician began passing legislation that contradicted his campaign promises, his hypocrisy became apparent.)
47. adj impeccable exemplary, flawless
(If your grades were as impeccable as your brother’s, then you too would receive a car for a graduation present.)
48. adj impertinent rude, insolent
(Most of your comments are so impertinent that I don’t wish to dignify them with an answer.)
49. adj implacable incapable of being appeased or mitigated
(Watch out: once you shun Grandmother’s cooking, she is totally implacable.)
50. adj impudent casually rude, insolent, impertinent
(The impudent young woman looked her teacher up and down and told him he was hot.)
51. adj incisive clear, sharp, direct
(The discussion wasn’t going anywhere until her incisive comment allowed everyone to see what the true issues were.)
52. adj indolent 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?)
53. adj inept 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.)
54. n infamy notoriety, extreme ill repute
(The infamy of his crime will not lessen as time passes.)
55. v inhibit to prevent, restrain, stop
(When I told you I needed the car last night, I certainly never meant to inhibit you from going out.)
56. adj innate inborn, native, inherent
(His incredible athletic talent is innate, he never trains, lifts weights, or practices.)
57. adj incatiable incapable of being satisfied
(My insatiable appetite for blondes was a real problem on my recent holiday in Japan!)
58. adj insular 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.)
59. adj intrepid brave in the face of danger
(After scaling a live volcano prior to its eruption, the explorer was praised for his intrepid attitude.)
60. adj inveterate stubbornly established by habit
(I’m the first to admit that I’m an inveterate cider drinker—I drink four pints a day.)
61. adj Jubilant extremely joyful, happy
(The crowd was jubilant when the firefighter carried the woman from the flaming building.)
62. n knell the solemn sound of a bell, often indicating a death
(Echoing throughout our village, the funeral knell made the grey day even more grim.)
63. adj lithe graceful, flexible, supple
(Although the dancers were all outstanding, Joanna’s control of her lithe body was particularly impressive.)
64. adj lurid 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.)
65. n maverick an independent, nonconformist person
(John is a real maverick and always does things his own way.)
66. n maxim a common saying expressing a principle of conduct
(Ms. Stone’s etiquette maxims are both entertaining and
67. adj meticulous extremely careful with details
(The ornate needlework in the bride’s gown was a product of meticulous handiwork.)
68. n modicum a small amount of something
(Refusing to display even a modicum of sensitivity, Magda announced her boss’s affair to the entire office.)
69. adj morose gloomy or sullen
(David’s morose nature made him very unpleasant to talk to.)
70. adj myriad 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.)
71. n nadir the lowest point of something
(My day was boring, but the nadir came when my new car was stolen.)
72. n nominal 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.)
73. n nuance 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.)
74. adj oblivious 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.)
75. adj obsequious excessively compliant or submissive
(Donald acted like Susan’s servant, obeying her every request in an obsequious manner.)
76. adj obtuse 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.)
77. n panacea a remedy for all ills or difficulties
(Doctors wish there was a single panacea for every disease, but sadly there is not.)
78. n parody a satirical imitation
(A hush fell over the classroom when the teacher returned to find Magdalena acting out a parody of his teaching style.)
79. n penchant a tendency, partiality, preference
(Fiona’s dinner parties quickly became monotonous on account of her penchant for Indian dishes.)
80. n perusal a careful examination, review
(The actor agreed to accept the role after a three-month perusal of the movie script.)
81. n plethora an abundance, excess
(The wedding banquet included a plethora of oysters piled almost three feet high.)
82. n predilection a preference or inclination for something
(James has a predilection for eating toad in the whole with tomato ketchup.)
83. adj quaint charmingly old-fashioned
(Mary was delighted by the quaint bonnets she saw in Romania.)
84. adj rash hasty, incautious
(It’s best to think things over calmly and thoroughly, rather than make rash decisions.)
85. v refurbish to restore, clean up
(After being refurbished the old Triumph motorcycle commanded the handsome price of $6000.)
86. v repudiate 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.)
87. adj rife abundant
(Surprisingly, the teacher’s writing was rife with spelling errors.)
88. adj salient significant, conspicuous
(One of the salient differences between Alison and Helen is that Alison is a couple of kilos heavier.)
89. n serendipity 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.)
90. adj staid sedate, serious, self-restrained
(The staid butler never changed his expression no matter what happened.)
91. adj superfluous exceeding what is necessary
(Samantha had already won the campaign so her constant flattery of others was superfluous.)
92. n sycophant 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.)
93. adj taciturn not inclined to talk
(Though Magda never seems to stop talking, her brother is quite taciturn.)
94. adj truculent ready to fight, cruel
(This club doesn’t really attract the dangerous types, so why was that bouncer being so truculent?)
95. n umbrage resentment, offence
(He called me a lily-livered coward, and I took umbrage at the insult.)
96. adj venerable deserving of respect because of age or achievement
(The venerable High Court judge had made several key rulings in landmark cases throughout the years.)
97. v vex to confuse or annoy
(My boyfriend vexes me by pinching my bottom for hours on end.)
98. adj vociferous loud, boisterous
(I’m tired of his vociferous whining so I’m breaking up with him.)
99. adj wanton undisciplined, lewd, lustful
(Joanna’s wanton demeanor often made the frat guys next door very excited.)
100. n zenith 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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