Definition or meaning of words important in PTE Academic test PTE Academic Definition or Meaning of words important in PTE Academic VOCABULARY FOR PTE ACADEMIC A advocacy means public support or recommendation of a particular policy or cause / the profession or work of a legal advocate arousal means feeling excited or sexually excited autonomously means Government or independent self-governing or growning naturally austere means strict or severe accuse means charge with an offence. For Instance : he was accused for murdering his wife’s lover autonomy means independence or freedom from external control or right of self-government adaptations means process of being adopted or stage play / drama that has been adapted from written book B bias means a particular tendency, trend bigotry means intolerance towards those who hold different opinions. For instance discrimination, injustice. bilingualism means the ability to speak two languages fluently bio-energy means a renewable energy produced by living organisms. For instance : Energy consumed from the waste of wood, sugarcane etc breed means to produce or to produce by mating. For instance endangered animals in zoo are breeded. benevolent means good nature person ; kind hearted ; kind bizarre means very strange or unusual C captivity means period of being held or imprisoned, enslaved clergy means pandit or the group or body of ordained persons in a religion cloak means a sleeveless outdoor overgarment that hangs loosely from the shoulders. clone means organism or cell coalition means a temporary alliance (partnership) for combined action, especially for political parties forming a government. cognitive means mental performance or memory, judgement or perceptions, the act or process of knowing; colossal means huge or extraordinarily great in size, extent or degree combat means oppose or to fight against. For Instance to oppose fight or war. commemorating means to serve as a memorial. For Instance to commemorates the dead by a moment of silence. companion means person accompany in job for long time compelling means having a powerful and irresistible effect. consensus means majority of opinion. For Instance : The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month. conservation means the act of conserving; prevention of injury, waste or loss conviction means a fixed or firm belief corporal punishment means physical punishment coveted means to desire wrongfully, to covet another’s property (eg : He won the prize they all coveted) curbing means the material forming a curb, as along a street. Curb means joined stones or concrete – along a street cult means a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object. clandestinely or clandestine means secretly or secret contingent means conditions cite means praise in an official report for courageous act D delinquency means minor crime or crime committed by young people demise means a person’s death depicit means to represent by or as if by painting deprived means lack of necessity of life. For eg lack of food or shelter deterrent means discourage. Deter means discourage or serving to deter. disparity means lack of similarity or inequality dogmatism means dogmatic character, unfounded positiveness in matters of opinions or arrogant dramatic means highly effective or relating to the drama drawl means to speak or say in slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels deceive or deceiving means give someone a wrong impression or mistaken impression deflate or deflated means suddenly loose confidence or feel dispirited E enactment means a single provision of law or something that is enacted; a law or statute. escalate means to increase in intensity. For example a time when prices escalate ethanol means systematic name of ethyl alcohol. For eg: Alcohol evolve means to develop gradually exhibits means to offer or to expose to view (for instance display/exhibits the latest models of car) expedition means journey or voyage for specific purpose expel means force out or to cut off from membership or relations (for eg : to expel a student from college) extinct means no longer in existence / use or obselete or died out explicit means stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt F flawed means fundamental weakness or imperfect ptewebsite forbidden means not allowed or prohibited ptewebsite foreboding means a prediction or a strong inner feeling or notion of future misfortune /evil ptewebsite G genre means a class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form or technique ptewebsite H hackles means anger. For eg erectible hairs grows on animals when it is angry or alarmed. ptewebsite homogeneous means similar or alike ptewebsite habitat means the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism I impede means progress by means of obstacles or hindrances implicitly means implied or involved in it incidence means the rate or range of occurrence. For Instance the high incidence of heart disease in men over 40. indictment means a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime. For eg : a indictment of twelve people who had imported cocaine. inevitable means unavoidable infliction means something unpleasant or painful on someone intellectual autonomy means to make decisions about your life or internal motivation based on ideal of thinking one-self; intriguing means to arouse the curiosity indispensable means absolute necessary or essential, crucial infer or inferred means conclude from evidence or come to the conclusion insistence means the fact or quality of insisting that something is the case or should be done. Eg : Alison’s insistence on doing the washing-up straight after the meal” J juxtaposition means Contrast / the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect L lingering means lasting for a long time or slow to end M marred means to damage or spoil to a certain extent mates means a partner in marriage; spouse or one of a pair microbes means bacteria mimiking means to imitate or copy multilingual means able to speak several or many languages with some facility. mundane means lacking interest or lacking excitement myths means traditional story / a widely held but false belief or idea mutation means alteration or change meagre means lacking in quantity or quality N nostalgia means a desire to return in thought or former time or homeland novices means person who is new to the circumstances or work etc O Oppressed means subject to harsh treatment; for eg oppressed racial minorities organism means individual, animal, plant or creature ornate means highly decorated or using unusual word and complex construction P persecution means hositility and ill-treatment because of race or religion belief or political propensity means natural tendency to behave in a certain way prey means animal that is hunted and killed by another for food Q quest means to search – in order to obtain something. For instance quest for knowledge. R reaquainting means to make more or less familiar or aware of something regress means return to a former or less developed state. reluctant means unwilling or struggling in opposition renactment means A renactment is the action of performaning a new version of an old event, usually in a theatrical performance. resistance means unaffected by revealed means to make known; to disclose or to reveal a secret. reverie means a state of imagining or thinking about pleasant things (if u r dreaming) rigour or rigor means strictness, harshness – as in dealing with people rodent means mammals like mice, squirrel,beavers etc rumbling means a continuous deep, resonant sound restrained means guarded or unemotional For instance : restrained by law relinquish means give up repent or repented means sincere regret requiem means especially in Roman catholic church, a mass for reopose of souls of the dead. S seldom means not often; rarely serum means immune serum ( i think syrup as medicine) Solace means comfort spanking means slapping spectator means the person who looks on or watches For Instance person who watch match or soccer steadfast means fixed in direction or firm in purpose subvert means to overthrow succeeded spelling succeeded. There are 2 cc and 2 ee’s surge means a strong, forward movement. For eg : Company growth will surge between 2019 & 2014. surgery simulator means computer technology surgery – generally for practice for doctors susceptible means capable of being affected emotionally. For Instance sharks may be more susceptible to changes in local marine settlement means an official agreement intended to resolve the issue sergeant means a non-commissioned officer in air force or army. England : a police officer below an inspector stoked means excited or euphoric semen means the male reproductive fluid or sperm stalk means pursue or approach stealthily. For eg: a cat stalking a bird. sprawl means stretch out or lie down; sit, lie, or fall with one’s arms and legs spread out in an ungainly way sceptical means doubtful or not easily convinced T trait means a distinguishing quality or characteristics, typically one belonging to a person triumphs means a significant success or victory tyrant means cruel U unveiled means not hidden by or revealed to public knowledge utopian means idealistic or aiming for a state that everything is perfect V Vent means the release or expression to strong emotion, energy. For Instance: Children give vent to their anger in various ways. Vicarious means experienced in the imagination through the feelings or actions of another person. eg: watching sports gives vicarious pleasure. VOCABULARY FOR PTE ACADEMIC Verve means enthusiasm or spirit W Wisdom means having experience, knowledge; the quality of being wise Please Like and share on FacebookRELATED LINKS:PTE-Academic Useful Tips For Speaking SectionHOW TO WRITE GOOD SUMMARY/SUMMARIZE TIPS #Like it#share it Post navigation PTE Academic Speaking answer short question sample PTE Academic Reading collocation list 3 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.