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Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic) - Lesson 15

Vocabulary for IELTS (Basic)
academic yearnoun

the period of the year during which schools and universities hold classes

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alternateadjective

(of two things) regularly happening one after another

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beforehandadverb

before an event or an action

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bceadverb

before common, current, or Christian era, especially used by non-Christians referring to a date before the birth of Jesus Christ

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ceadverb

common or Christian era, especially used by non-Christians referring to the years after the birth of Jesus Christ

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chronologicaladjective

described or arranged in an order according to which a series of events happened

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indefiniteadjective

not clearly defined; without clear limits

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instantnoun

a moment or a certain point in time

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latteradjective

closest to the end of a particular period of time

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occasionaladjective

happening or done from time to time, not frequently

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simultaneousadjective

happening or done at exactly the same time

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yearlyadjective

appearing or happening once a year

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afterwardsadverb

after the time or event that has already been mentioned

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annuallyadverb

once in a year; yearly

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eranoun

a period of history marked by particular features or events

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fortnightnoun

a period consisting of two weeks or 14 days

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latenessnoun

the fact or quality of arriving, happening, or being done after the usual or expected time

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millenniumnoun

a period of 1000 years, usually calculated from the year of the birth of Jesus Christ

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subsequentlyadverb

after something specific; afterward

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continuouslyadverb

without any pause or interruption

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decade
decadenoun

ten years of time

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eventuallyadverb

after or at the end of a series of events or a long time

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immediateadjective

taking place or existing now and needing quick action

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semesternoun

a period of six month; half a year

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whilenoun

a length of time

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calendar
calendarnoun

a page or set of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year, especially one put on a wall

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evenoun

the evening or day before an event, particularly a religious one

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seasonal
seasonaladjective

relating to or happening during a particular season of the year

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leap yearnoun

a year in every four years that has 366 days instead of 365

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for the time beingadverb

temporarily or for a short period of time

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