January 7, 2019 at 5:04 pm / by PV
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VERTEX IELTS (Vocabulary)
- Succinct (adj): brief, terse
said in a clear and short way; expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words:
Keep your letter succinct and to the point.
- Hone (Verb): Sharp, Make perfect
to make something perfect or completely suitable for its purpose
Her debating skills were honed in the students‘ union
- Innate (adj): Natural, Inborn
An innate quality or ability is one that you were born with, not one you have learned:
Cyril’s most impressive quality was his innate goodness.
Her dance expresses the innate beauty of the human spirit.
- Raconteur (N)
someone who tells funny or interesting stories:
He was a brilliant raconteur.
He was also an actor, model, movie producer, raconteur, public speaker, auto-mechanic, humorist, and writer.
- Triumph (N)
a very great success, achievement, or victory (= when you win a war, fight, or competition)
The book celebrates the hostages‘ remarkable triumph over appalling adversity.
- Derogatory adjective expressingcriticism or insult:
showing strong disapproval and not showing respect:
He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.
- Compos Mentis adjective
able to think clearly and be in control of and responsible for youractions:
She was very old but still compos mentis.
- Refrain (V)
to avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something:
We refrained from talking until we knew that it was safe.
The sign on the wall said “Please refrain from smoking.”