Expressing an Opinion

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 9

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
to assessverb

to form a judgment on the quality, nature, or ability of something or someone

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to approveverb

to officially agree to a plan, proposal, etc.

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basicallyadverb

in the most important aspects with no regard to details of less importance

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biasedadjective

tending to be for or against someone or something in an unfair way

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consistentlyadverb

in a way that is always the same

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controversialadjective

causing a lot of strong public disagreement or discussion

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controversynoun

a strong disagreement or argument over something that involves many people

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criticismnoun

remarks that express disapproval of someone or something based on their errors or flaws

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to debateverb

to formally discuss a matter

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to differverb

to disagree with someone; to have a different opinion

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disagreementnoun

an argument or a situation in which people have different opinions about something

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to estimateverb

to guess the value, number, quantity, size, etc. of something without exact calculation

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to evaluateverb

to calculate the amount, importance, number, or value of something or someone

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to inferverb

to reach an opinion or decision based on available evidence and deduction

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to maintainverb

to strongly express an opinion as true and valid, although others may disagree

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objectiveadjective

based only on facts and not influenced by personal feelings or judgments

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to opposeverb

to strongly disagree with a policy, plan, idea, etc. and try to put an end to it

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preciselyadverb

used to highlight the accuracy of something

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subjectiveadjective

based on or influenced by personal feelings or opinions rather than facts

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to advocateverb

to publicly support something

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affirmativeadjective

showing agreement or approval

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arguablyadverb

used when giving an opinion one believes could be supported by providing reasons for it

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as a matter of factadverb

said to disagree with what someone just said

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challengingadjective

demanding skills and difficult to deal with in a way that is interesting

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to conferverb

to exchange opinions and have discussions with others

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to contradictverb

(of statements, etc.) to be the exact opposite of each other

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to disputeverb

to doubt a fact or to call its truth into question

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inclinedadjective

having a tendency to do something; possessing an innate ability for something

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mistakenadjective

wrong in one's judgment, opinion, or belief

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moderateadjective

(of a person or ideology) not extreme or radical and considered reasonable by a majority of people

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having said thatphrase

in spite of what has just been mentioned

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second thoughtnoun

a change of opinion or reconsidering a decision made before

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