Similarity and Difference

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 22

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
to contrast
to contrastverb

to compare two people or things so that their differences are noticeable

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to differverb

to be different from something or someone

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to differentiateverb

to tell or recognize the difference present between two people or things

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to distinguishverb

to recognize as different and mentally separate two things, people, etc.

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to varyverb

to make changes to or modify something, making it slightly different

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to compare
to compareverb

to examine or look for the differences between of two or more objects

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to resembleverb

to have the same appearance, quality, or attribute as something or someone else

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contraryadjective

completely different

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converselyadverb

in a contrasting or opposite way from what has just been mentioned

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distinctadjective

separate and different in a way that is easily recognized

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diverseadjective

being of various and different types

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alike
alikeadjective

(of two or more people or things) showing close resemblance and having similarities without being identical

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comparableadjective

having a similar ground that justifies making a comparison

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equivalentadjective

having the same meaning, quality, value, etc. as a different person or thing

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identicaladjective

similar in every detail and totally alike

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similar
similaradjective

almost the same; having a resemblance in appearance, quality, etc., but not identical

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homogeneousadjective

consisting of things or people of the same or very similar kind

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indistinguishableadjective

being impossible to be distinguished from something or someone else by comparison

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sort ofphrase

to a degree or extent that is unclear

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distinctionnoun

an obvious difference between two similar or related things or persons

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varietynoun

a range of things or people with the same general features but different in some details

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variationnoun

a slight change in level, amount, magnitude, etc. of something

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collisionnoun

a serious disagreement between people, ideas, opinions, etc.

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anomalynoun

a thing, situation, etc. that differs from what is usual or standard

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congruentadjective

being similar to and in agreement with something

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copycatnoun

a person who imitates the actions, clothes, ideas, etc. of someone else

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genericadjective

relating to or suitable for a whole group or class of things rather than a specific one

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chasmnoun

a deep-rooted difference between two separate groups of people, points of view, etc.

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to counterpointverb

to form a contrast with something else; to make a different effect from something else

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differentialadjective

based on or relating to a difference

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