Chapter 7 : learning words from different readings.

In chapter 6 IELTS Reading and writing vocabulary, we have learnt 10 useful words which is of great significance as far as reading and writing vocabulary is concerned.I hope you have added those words into your reading and writing vocabulary. Here in the second chapter we have again selected some handy and important words which might confuse you in your reading.

Note : Please click here for the instruction on learning the words with this technique.


So here go.

“Not to mention rumors which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited.”


“For some time past vessels had been met by “an enormous thing,” a long object, spindle-shaped, occasionally phosphorescent, and infinitely larger and more rapid in its movements than a whale.”


The question of the monster” inflamed all minds. Editors of scientific journals, quarreling with believers in the supernatural, spilled seas of ink during this memorable campaign, some even drawing blood; for from the sea-serpent they came to direct personalities.


“It is the theory of the prosecution that the defendant made his escape, hid the money somewhere, put half a dozen packages of cigarettes in the paper bag, and then, when he was arrested, explained that he had been running short of cigarettes that he went to a coin-vending machine in the neighborhood, bought the six packages of cigarettes, put them in a paper bag he had taken with him, and was returning to his modest apartment when he was apprehended by the police.


In addition, Newton postulated a law of universal gravitation according to which each body in the universe was attracted toward every other body by a force that was stronger the more massive the bodies and the closer they were to each other.


Word Meaning/synonym
Agitated Nervous,upset,disturbed
Enormous Very big in size
Spill seas of ink -idiom  Writes a lot
Apprehend Arrest
Postulate Suggest

 

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