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Circumvent | IELTS Vocabulary

Circumvent (verb) To circumvent is to go around or circumnavigate. Circumvent can also mean bypass, avoid, elude, escape or outwit. Example sentences The pilot circumvented the storm by flying further south. The smugglers tried...

Bid and Bade

Bid means command, order, insist, invite or require. Bid can also mean offer a price for something. When it is used with this meaning, its past tense is bid. When bid means say a...

Assent and Ascent | IELTS vocabulary

Don’t confuse assent and ascent. An assent is an act or gesture of agreement or permission. Examples Assent can also be a verb. An ascent, of course, is an upward climb or movement. Example:

Bereaved and Bereft | IELTS vocabulary

Bereaved and bereft are used in two entirely different ways, and you must never mix them up. Bereaved refers exclusively to bereavement (losing someone you love). The accident bereaved the old woman of her...

Altogether and All together

Altogether is one word, meaning completely, absolutely. All together, two words, means all at once, in the same place or at the same time. Compare:

Allege and Assert | IELTS vocabulary

Allege does not mean the same as assert. Allege means to state or claim without proof or strong conviction, to put forward as an idea to be debated or analyzed. Thus an alleged criminal...

IELTS vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The country is ………………….. in the midst of a drought. (clear) 2. The defendant was grateful for the...

IELTS vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. Kindness is just one of her many fine …………………….. (attribute) 2. Napoleon was an …………………. leader. (audacity) 3....

Vocabulary exercise 2

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The pilot had the copilot’s …………………….. in landing the plane. (assist) 2. In my mind summer has a...

Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets. 1. The motel had no rooms for late ………………… (arrive) 2. The …………………. of the aristocracy led to the...