Metonymy Definition & Examples – 601 Words

Metonymy definition and real examples with images and illustrations in literature from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam, for advanced learners of English. Improve your advanced vocabulary in context. /metˈɒn.ə.mi/ (noun) Metonymy definition metonymy is a figure of speech in which an essential attribute of something, someone or an … Read more

Bulwark 1100 Words You Need Week 16 Day 2

Bulwark 1100 Words You Need Bulwark 1100 Words You Need /ˈbʊl.wək/ (noun) something like a shield that protects you against dangerous things or situations, defensive wall, protection, fortification, barricade, safeguard, buffer, barrier: Financially empowered women are a “bulwark against societal evils”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said while interacting with more than 10 million … Read more

Indigenous 1100 Words You Need Week 16 Day 1

Indigenous 1100 Words You Need Indigenous 1100 Words You Need /ɪnˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.nəs/ (adj) naturally living or existing in a particular place or habitat and not coming from outside, native, homegrown, original, ethnic, local: ‘Native’ or ‘indigenous’ refers to a species or race that occurs naturally in an area (for this review, the UK), i.e. whose dispersal … Read more

Supine 1100 Words You Need Week 14 Day 2

Supine 1100 Words You Need Supine 1100 Words You Need /ˈsuː.paɪn/ (adj) lying on back, flat on one’s back, lethargic, passive, inactive, apathetic, enervated, listless, inert, phlegmatic: The supine position means lying horizontally with the face and torso facing up, as opposed to the prone position, which is face down. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ The supine position is the … Read more

Utopia 1100 Words You Need Week 12 Day 3

Utopia 1100 Words You Need Utopia 1100 Words You Need /juːˈtəʊ.pi.ə/ (noun) (the idea of) a perfect society in which everyone works well with each other and is happy, ideal, paradise, never-never-land, heaven, dreamland, Shangri-la, seventh heaven, perfect place: The term “utopia” was coined 500 years ago. By conjoining the Greek adverb “ou” (“not”) and … Read more

Flamboyant 1100 Words You Need Week 12 Day 3

Flamboyant 1100 Words You Need Flamboyant 1100 Words You Need /flæmˈbɔɪ.ənt/ (adj) very confident in behavior, or intended to be noticed, especially by being brightly colored, showy, impressive, colorful, loud, flashy, gaudy, lurid, ostentatious, outrageous, extravagant: a flamboyant gesture The writer’s flamboyant lifestyle was well known. His clothes were rather flamboyant for such a serious … Read more

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 11

IELTS Speaking Test Sample 11 – An IELTS Interview IELTS The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈaɪ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS … Read more