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Useful Advanced Vocabulary for CAE Test IV
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(adj) angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people. His daughters stared back at him with an expression of sullen resentment.
(adj.) having a huge appetite, greedy, ravenous; excessively eager. He's a voracious reader of historical novels (= he reads a lot of them eagerly and quickly).
(noun) a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building. The town hall is the only edifice surviving from the 15th century.
(adj) commonplace; overused, stale.;
expressed too often to be interesting or seem sincere. His lyrics about love and peace are too trite for me to take them seriously.
(adj) useless; hopeless; pointless. Attempts to get supplies to the region are futile because troops will not allow the aid convoy to enter the city.
(adj) (of people) behaving secretly and often dishonestly, or (of actions) done secretly and often dishonestly. There was something furtive about his behaviour and I immediately felt suspicious.
(adj) + that .unyielding; firm in opinion. I've told her she should stay at home and rest but she's adamant that she's coming.
(adj) if someone is impervious to something,they are not influenced or affected by something. He is impervious to criticism and rational argument.
(adj) too slight or small in amount to be of importance. The difference between the two products is negligible.
(noun) a person who is equal to another in social standing or age. Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers?
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