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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