Monday, 27 May 2013

400 IELTS Words-4

psychology: science that deals with mental processes and behavior

publication: act or process of publishing printed matter; communication of information to public

purchase: act or an instance of buying; something bought

pursue: follow in; go in search of or hunt for

qualitative: relating to quality; having the character of quality

quotation: passage or expression that is quoted or cited; practice of quoting from books

radical: drastic; extreme; arising from or going to a root or source; basic

random: without definite purpose, plan, or aim; having no specific pattern

range: limits within which something can be effective; variety of different things or activities

ratio: relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind; rate; proportion

rational: consistent with; based on; using reason

refine: purify; make more precise; improve

regime: form of government; government in power; administration; prevailing social system or pattern

region: province; district; tract; neighborhood; the upper air; sky or heavens; inhabitants of a district

relaxed: easygoing; made less tense or rigid; relieved

release: give off; liberate; grant freedom to; make something available

relevant: pertinent; having connection with matter at hand

reliance: dependence; certainty based on past experience

reluctant: not wanting to take some action; averse

research: inquire into; attempt to find out in scientific manner

resident: one who resides in a place permanently or for an extended period; dweller

resolution: determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision

restore: give or bring back; return to its original condition

revenue: money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward

reverse: overturn; turn inside out or upside down; turning in the opposite direction

revision: modification; correction; act of altering

revolution: act of revolving; motion of body round a fixed point or line; rotation; total or radical change; fundamental change in political organization

rigid: stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending; not flexible

role: normal activity of a person in particular social setting; part played by a performer

route: way for travel or transportation

scenario: screenplay; outline or model of an expected sequence of events

schedule: plan for an activity or event; arrange

scheme: elaborate and systematic plan of action; chart or outline of a system or object

scope: range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

section: one of several parts; pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

sector: particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy

security: freedom from risk or danger; safety

select: taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence

sequence: serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

series: a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order; sequence

shift: moving from one setting or context to another; moving very slightly

significant: fairly large; important in effect or meaning

similar: nearly corresponding; somewhat like; having a general likeness

site: physical position in relation to the surroundings; position; location

solely: alone; only; without another

somewhat: to some extent or degree; rather; a bit; slightly

source: point of origin, such as spring, of stream or river; one that causes, creates, or initiates

specific: stated explicitly or in detail; definite

specified: given; thoroughly explained; adequately commented

sphere: ball; globe; a particular aspect of life or activity

stability: balance; constancy

statistics: a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data

status: position relative to others; standing

straightforward: proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

stress: put special emphasis on; utter with an accent; state of extreme difficulty, pressure, or strain

structure: complex construction or entity; complex composition of knowledge

subordinate: occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive

subsequent: following in time or order; succeeding; later

subsidiary: subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement

successive: consecutive

sufficient: adequate; enough; being as much as is needed

sum: mount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; principal points or thoughts when viewed together; amount

summary: brief statement that presents the main points

supplementary: added to complete or make up a deficiency

survey: poll; detailed critical inspection

survive: continue to live; endure or last

target: reference point to shoot at; goal intended to be attained

task: labor or study imposed by another; undertake; labor

team: a number of persons associated together in any work; a flock of wild ducks

technical: having special skill or knowledge; according to principle; formal rather than practical; relating to technique

technology: application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives

temporary: not permanent; not lasting

tension: action of stretching something tight; anxiety; feelings of hostility

termination: end of something in time or space; result or outcome; conclusion

text: written words; book prepared for use in schools or colleges

theme: subject of conversation or discussion; topic; essay

theory: doctrine or scheme of things; general or abstract principles of any science

thereby: thus; accordingly; by that means; because of that

thesis: paper; dissertation; an unproved statement put forward as a premise in an argument

topic: subject of a speech, essay, thesis, discussion, or conversation

trace: follow, discover; make a mark or lines on a surface

transfer: shifting; conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another

transformation: change in form , appearance, nature, disposition, condition, or the like

transition: going from one state of action to another

transmission: act of transmitting; automotive assembly of gears; sending of a signal

transport: carry from one place to another; carry away; deport

trend: popular taste; general direction in which something tends to move

trigger: cause something happen; set off

ultimately: as final consequence; at last; in the end

undergo: experience; suffer; pass through

underlying: lying under or beneath something; basic; implicit; taking precedence; prior

uniform: consistent; standardized; clothing of a particular group

unique: without an equal; being the only one of its kind

utility: something useful; public service

validity: quality of having legal force or effectiveness

vehicle: automobile; means of conveying; medium

version: written work in a new form; edition; interpretation of a particular viewpoint

via: by the way of

virtually: almost completely; practically; essentially

visible: being often in public eye; obvious to the eye

vision: ability to see; sight; vivid mental image

visual: seen or able to be seen by the eye; visible; optical

volume: capacity; amount of space occupied by an object

voluntary: done or undertaken of one's own free will; unforced

welfare: benefit; something that aids health or happiness

whereas: considering that; it being the case that; since

whereby: by which; by what; how

widespread: spread or scattered over a considerable extent; occurring or accepted widely

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