Types Of Killing # IELTS Vocabulary

When talking about killings and murders, often people either use the word suicide or murder, no matter what. However, English provides us with a range of vocabulary words to be used in each specific case. Let us have a look at them –

 Suicide intentional killing of oneself
 Medicide  suicide accomplished with the aid of a physician
 Autocide  suicide by automobile
 Murder-suicide  a suicide committed immediately after one or more murders
 Self-immolation   suicide by setting oneself on fire, a form of extreme protest.
 Avunculicide   the act of killing an uncle
 Familicide  a multiple-victim homicide where a killer’s spouse and children are slain.
 Filicide   the act of a parent killing his or her son or daughter
 Fratricide   the act of killing a brother, also in military context death by friendly fire
 Geronticide  the abandonment of the elderly to die, commit suicide or be killed
 Honour killing  the act of killing a family member who has or was perceived to have brought disgrace to the family
 Infanticide   the act of killing a child within the first year of its life.
 Mariticide  the act of killing one’s spouse, especially the murder of a husband by his wife
 Matricide  the act of killing one’s mother
 Neonaticide   the act of killing an infant within the first twenty-four hours or month
 Nepoticide  the act of killing one’s nephew
 Parricide  the killing of one’s mother or father or other close relative
 Patricide   the act of killing of one’s father.
 Prolicide  the act of killing one’s own children.
 Senicide   the killing of one’s elderly family members when they can no longer work or become a burden
 Sororicide  the act of killing one’s sister
 Uxoricide  the act of killing one’s wife


Practice For IELTS Reading # India Turns To Israel

The Quiz can be attempted if you have read the passage India Turns To Israel.
Given below is a table with two columns. Column A consist of the words given in the passage, while column B has the meaning of the words. You need to match the word with the correct meaning.

1. accelerated  (i)fighting between armed forces
2. drones  (ii)a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
3. defence  (iii)the possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
4. military  (iv)a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer
5. strikes  (v)move (troops) into position for military action
6. overseas  (vi)close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal
7. personnel  (vii)(of ground or terrain) having a broken, rocky, and uneven surface
8. combat  (viii)increase in rate, amount, or extent
9. attacked  (ix)argue
10. militants  (x)an unmanned aircraft
11. raising  (xi)lift or move to a higher position or level
12. prospect  (xii)a person living next door to or very near to the speaker or person referred to
13. neighbors  (xiii)vigorously active, combative and aggressive, especially in support of a cause, as in ‘militant reformers
14. standoff  (xiv) to be of the opinion that; think
15. acquire  (xv)relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces
16. conceived  (xvi) the group of people with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office
17. government  (xvii)engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict
18. delivery  (xviii)the power or ability to do something
19. warfare  (xix)not having or needing a crew or staff)
20. capabilities  (xx)the action of defending from or resisting attack
21. deployed  (xxi)the act of transferring to another
22. unmanned  (xxii)in or to a foreign country, especially one across the sea
23. rugged  (xxiii)take aggressive military action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force
24. surveillance  (xxiv)a deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict
25. disputed  (xxv)people employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service


  1. viii
  2. x
  3. xx
  4. xv
  5. iv
  6. xxii
  7. xxv
  8. i
  9. xxiii
  10. xiii
  11. xi
  12. iii
  13. xii
  14. ii
  15. xxiv
  16. xiv
  17. xvi
  18. xxi
  19. xvii
  20. xviii
  21. v
  22. xix
  23. vii
  24. vi
  25. ix


The Quiz # President

The quiz given below is based on the reading article President.
The table below has two columns, column A and column B. Column A consist of the words given in the passage and column B has the meaning of the words. You need to match the word with the correct meaning.

1. Defying  (i)to be changing rapidly or be in a confused state
2. Predictions  (ii)a person who operates or is in charge of an engine
3. Conclusive  (iii)a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war
4. Victory (iv) to come between disputing people, groups, etc.
5. Coalition  (v)to announce or declare in an official or formal manner
6. Proclaimed  (vi)extension or carrying to further point
7. Apparently  (vii)to take up or goon with again after interruption
8. Churned  (viii)to challenge the power of
9. Turmoil  (ix)to start up or burst out in sudden, fierce activity, passion, etc
10. Frightened  (x)a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance
11. Executive  (xi)readily seen
12. Continuation  (xii)of or relating to a governmental or political system, principle, or practice in which individual freedom is held as completely subordinate to the power or authority of the state, centered either in one person or a small group that is not constitutionally accountable to the people
13. Authoritarian  (xiii)foretell a future
14. Domination  (xiv)to cheer, salute, or greet
15. Engineered  (xv)to associate or connect by some mutual relationship, as resemblance or friendship
16. Intervening  (xvi)afraid
17. Resumed  (xvii)the act or an instance of harassing, or disturbing, pestering, or troubling repeatedly
18. Flared  (xviii)to weaken or cause to collapse by removing underlying support, as by digging away or eroding the foundation
19. Assailed  (xix)favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom
20. Longstanding  (xx)existing or occurring for a long time
21. Harassment  (xxi)the management of the resources of community, country, etc.,especially with a view to its productivity
22. Raided  (xxii)to flourish or thrive
23. Hailed  (xxiii)pertaining to or charged with the execution of laws and policies or the administration of public affairs
24. Economy  (xxiv)a sudden assault or attack, as upon something to be seized or suppressed
25. Bloomed  (xxv)the act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything
26. Rebels  (xxvi)a combination or alliance, especially a temporary one between persons, factions, states, etc.
27. Undermined  (xxvii)the act or instance of dominating
28. Criticism  (xxviii)a person who refuses allegiance to, resists, or rises in arms against the government or ruler of his or her country
29 Authoritarian  (xxix)to attack vigorously or violently
30. Ally  (xxx)convincing


  1. viii
  2. xiii
  3. xxx
  4. iii
  5. xxvi
  6. v
  7. xi
  8. i
  9. x
  10. xvi
  11. xxiii
  12. vi
  13. xii
  14. xxvii
  15. ii
  16. iv
  17. vii
  18. ix
  19. xxix
  20. xx
  21. xvii
  22. xxiv
  23. xiv
  24. xxi
  25. xxii
  26. xxviii
  27. xviii
  28. xxv
  29. xix
  30. xv



Improve Vocabulary # BAND 9

Given below are sentences that have a word that is highlighted. Below it are the possible meaning of the word. Choose the correct option and improve your vocabulary for IELTS.

  1. As alarming as that is, the crackdown will probably get worse.
    1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
    2. the severe or stern enforcement of regulations, laws, etc., as to root out abuses or correct a problem
    3. of or like leather
    4. dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter
  2. Corps and its alliesd, of course, view any such opening as a grave threat to the political system and, perhaps more important, their control of large segments of Iran’s economy.
    1. a wanderer, vagrant, or adventurer
    2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject
    3. to confuse or mix up
    4. the 26 nations that fought against the Axis in World War II and, with subsequent additions, signed the charter of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945.
  3. To run for president this year, it’s not enough to be a neurosurgeon, a senator or a former secretary of state
    1. doctor who treats eyes
    2. doctor who treats brain or nerve.
    3. doctor who treats heart
    4. doctor who treats limbs
  4. Nowhere does the Constitution specify that to run for president one must possess a bio out of Charles Dickens or Horatio Alger
    1. something deluding or misleading
    2. a funeral song
    3. to have as belonging to one
    4. a legendary doglike goblin believed to portend death or misfortune
  5. Everybody loves an inspiring narrative.
    1. a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, whether true or fictitious
    2. an abnormal fear of being buried alive.
    3. a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf
    4. timid
  6. These people have argued before the Supreme Court and negotiated with world leaders.
    1. to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
    2. a soldier placed in front of a military company as a good model during training drills.
    3. an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker
    4. a person who heads a group, company, political party, etc.; a leader or manager
  7. And poor Donald Trump, who was born with a silver spoon and turned it into a gold one, railing about Marco Rubio’s credit cards.
    1. rumor or gossip
    2. an open cask of drinking water. b. a drinking fountain for use by the crew of a vessel
    3. government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power
    4. a fence like barrier composed of one or more horizontal rails supported by widely spaced uprights
  8. CNN broadcast the inconclusive results of two reporters’ weekslong quest to find the classmates Ben Carson tried to stab and hit with a rock when he was 14.
    1. a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
    2. manner
    3. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous
    4. to evade work, duty, etc
  9. CNN broadcast the inconclusive results of two reporters’ weekslong quest to find the classmates Ben Carson tried to stab and hit with a rock when he was 14
    1. any wildly enthusiastic speech or writing
    2. to pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon
    3. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional
    4. a Greek choral song or chant of vehement or wild character and of usually irregular form, originally in honor of Dionysus or Bacchus.
  10. All this mythmaking is a politician’s way of showing authenticity.
    1. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating.
    2. the accidental omission of a letter or letter group that should be repeated in writing, as in Missippi for Mississippi.
    3. creator of myths
    4. of or relating to dreams


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