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To make an essay more effective, and boost up your IELTS preparation, an aspiring candidate must be familiar with magical words to give a wow touch to the whole essay. Our own found words from various sources not only attracts the examiner to read the content with great interest but also allows you to have a deep dive in the ocean of words. Also, it helps to reduce the length of the essay and provides a perfection to whole task. Candidate may write a full phrase line in one word, which looks more impressive and superb to read. In simple words it adds an aha moment to the whole essay.

What I think is that the most awkward, embarrassed and irritative moment only occurs when we get exhausted with our words.

“It would be very difficult if the words were exhausted. Thoughts and regrets drowned every day. I did not cross the river of emotions”.

                                                      Dr. Satinder Sartaj.

The given glossary not only works for the essays. But you will find a great cohesion of the words with your speaking tasks.  

This is why words are the most important part of our thinking. Also, this is what we present and want from our students to present.

So, let’s start with some important words that can be used in the writing task-2 of IELTS to make your mates and examiner completely stunned.

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  • Afflictions: something that causes pain or suffering. Ethically, it is something which causes sufferings to an individual both mentally or physically. A diligent pain or distress.

Synonyms: malady, indisposition, trouble, plague, visitation.

  • Altruism: a belief or practice of selfless concern for someone in need or for well-being of others. Ethically, it is considered as self-obsession, self-seeking, or egomania, or simply egoism. Synonyms: generosity, compassion, open-handedness, humanitarianism, charity, benevolence and many more.
  • Ambiguity: a quality of an individual that depicts his/her doubted nature and puzzled mind.

Synonyms: ambivalence, equivocation, dubiety, doublespeak, obscurity, abstruseness, vagueness.

  • Apathetic: an individual with feeling of no interest, concern, excitement, and passion.

Synonyms: Laodicean, uninterested, indifferent, detached, uninvolved, phlegmatic, torpid, unambitious, inert, lukewarm.

  •  Bona fide mistake: a mistake that is honest and requires no punishment.
  • Charisma: quality of an individual to compel, attract, charm, motivates or influence a group of people and grab their attention and appreciation.

Synonyms: magnetism, spell, mystique, aura, allure, attractiveness.

  • Checks and balances: commonly used in government or authorized type of tasks. Simply, means that the power is not centric on one body or organization.
  • Cohesion: Simply it means unity. Can be used in essays where social issues are asked.

Synonyms: togetherness, unity, linkage, interrelatedness, solidarity.

  • Complacent: this word has its roots in Latin language and there it means. “very pleased”.  But in English, if translated, it means ‘smell’. To show smug or insignificant satisfaction with one’s or oneself achievement.

Synonyms: like the cat that got the cream, I’m-all-right-Jack, wisenheimer, self-satisfied, gloating, slack, gratified, proud of oneself.

  • Cynicism: basically, it is a feel that indicates that something is not going to work good in future. It Is a belief that people are totally influenced by their own interest.

Synonyms: skepticism, doubt, distrust, incredulity, disillusion, negative thinking, sardonicism, disenchantment, pessimism.

  • Diligence: quality of working carefully and persistently with a great hard-work.

Synonyms: assiduity, attentiveness, rigor, indefatigability, earnestness, industriousness, meticulousness, thoroughness.

  • Egalitarian society:  equality of all people, and a society of people with equal rights to everyone.
  • Ends and means: goodness and badness caused by some moral actions.
  • Euthanasia: mercy killing. A practice, in which persons suffering from deadly and painful diseases are put to death by their own will by withholding the treatment process.

Synonyms: assisted suicide, happy release, quietus.

  • Maladpative Behaviour: to adjust in any situation. Reacting inappropriately to internal and external stimuli.
  • Pathos: an emotional appeal that stirs up people’s emotion. Simply it evokes pity or sadness.

Synonyms: poignancy, tragedy, plaintiveness, sorrowfulness.

  • Realistic Utopia: the word consists of two words, ‘realistic’ ad ‘utopia’. Utopia means, a commodity which is being desired yet cannot be achieved.
  • Veracity: quality of being true, honest, or accurate.

Synonyms: fidelity, truth, accuracy, decency, probity, preciseness, sincerity.   


  1. Harjot kaur

    👍👍 good job

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  4. Jaspreet. Kaur

    Thnku very much🙏

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