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10 antonyms to aid your IELTS preparation

Posted on October 4, 2018
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Aspiring overseas students and immigrants need to undertake English proficiency exams like IELTS and TOEFL. Antonyms form an integral part of such exams. Antonyms are words that bear contrasting or opposite meaning to a particular word.

Overseas aspirants would understand the importance of having a vast English vocabulary as it helps you ace tests like the IELTS and TOEFL. Widening your vocabulary helps you sharpen your communication and explain yourself with better precision. More the number of words you know, higher the chance that you pick just the right word at the right time.

A vast vocabulary also helps you understand the world around you better. You develop the vital skill of “reading between the lines”, as quoted by Times Now News. You also understand the questions better putting you in a better position to answer them correctly during your IELTS or TOEFL test.

Here is a list of 10 little-known words and their antonyms to help with your IELTS preparation:

Word

Meaning

Antonym

Impudent

Bold Demure
Clandestine Concealed

Forthright

Brusque

Blunt Affable

Alacrity

Liveliness

Lethargy

Repudiate Refuse to acknowledge

Ratify

Umbrage

Anger induced by offence Sycophancy

Exiguous

Little

Gargantuan

Arcane Mysterious

Lucid

Extol

Praise Castigate
Nadir The lowest point

Zenith

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