Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 – 8.0 – 9.0: Practice Exercises & Answer Key (Part 6)

Practice daily to improve IELTS score with Advanced Vocabulary and IELTS Vocabulary Practice Exercise for IELTS Academic & IELTS General Training test takers. This lesson includes 9 Parts. You can also check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 , Part 5 in the previous posts.

(H) Change each noun or verb below into its adjectival form.

  1. rigor
  2. rancour
  3. tremor
  4. vigilance
  5. vanity
  6. gluttony
  7. hypocrisy
  8. philanthropy
  9. diligence
  10. aroma
  11. deference
  12. comprehension
  13. meddle
  14. efface (self)
  15. office
  16. indulge
  17. revere
  18. vindicate

(I) Now, complete the sentences below using the adjectival forms in your answers to 1-18 above. Do not use any word more than once.

  1. He is one of the most ___________ people I have ever come to know; if you cross him, he will make you live to regret it at some point, whether it takes him a year or ten – and that’s another thing; he has a very long memory indeed when it comes to his grudges.
  2. The___________ opening of the new parliament is scheduled for the 30th May, just before parliament breaks up for the summer.
  3. He examined the delicate artefact with___________ care. I doubt he could have been any more careful were he holding his own child in his arms.
  4. Max is___________ in the extreme, and can’t help but try to become involved in the affairs of those around him. What he doesn’t realise, however, is that he is involvement is seldom if ever helpful and usually makes things worse.
  5. I like to garnish the plate with some___________ herbs as I find it improves the mood of diners no end and adds to the dining experience. Perhaps that is part of the secret behind the excellent reviews my humble eatery has been receiving of late.
  6. Sometimes, in her efforts to please those higher up in the company than her, I think she goes a tad too far and is much too ___________ . I think her bosses would respect her more if she spoke up as and when she felt mistakes were being made rather than just passively looking on out of some sense of misguided respect.
  7. He is truly the most___________ man I have ever had the displeasure of knowing; he pays such careful attention to his looks that it is bordering on pathetic.
  8. Ordering a second portion of that delicious chicken pie would be a tad___________ I suppose, wouldn’t it? Still, though, I’m tempted!
  9. The product has undergone___________ testing so we are quietly confident of its durability and functionality.
  10. She is not a very charismatic manager and hardly ‘inspires’ her staff, but she is exceptionally___________ and I like to think that in having such a good work ethic she leads by example.
  11. He is a very___________ and humble man and always credits his team when they get a good result. Yet we all now that much of the credit for their improved performances this year is down to his excellence as a man-manager.
  12. She is too___________ towards her grandchildren and frankly spoils them. That makes life very difficult indeed for their parents.
  13. Their victory in the fourth round was as___________ as it gets; 4-0 and they dominated possession from the off.
  14. He is known not just as a fine businessman, but also for his ___________ activities; I have heard told that he gives as much as 50% of his net earnings to good causes each year.
  15. You need to be extremely___________ in a neighbourhood like this when bringing up young children; this is not a safe place for them really.
  16. So violently___________ was it during the quake that all the plates on my kitchen shelving unit cracked.
  17. The___________ nature of his feelings towards me took me by surprise; I had no ill feeling for him at all and couldn’t understand it. The past is the past and I very much hope he can move on – this hatred he has must be eating him up inside.
  18. It was___________ of you to demand that I stop smoking, George. Unless you can kick the habit yourself, don’t go telling other people what they should do.

Answer Key


1 rigorous 2. rancorous 3. tremorous 4. vigilant 5. vain 6. gluttonous

7 hypocritical 8. philanthropic 9. diligent 10. aromatic 11. deferential

12 comprehensive 13. meddlesome 14. self-effacing 15. officious / official

16 indulgent 17. reverential 18. vindictive


1 vindictive 2. official 3. reverential 4. meddlesome 5. aromatic

6 deferential 7. vain 8. gluttonous 9. rigorous 10. diligent 11. self-effacing

12 indulgent 13. comprehensive 14. philanthropic 15. vigilant 16. tremorous

17 rancorous 18. hypocritical

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