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Subjects : ielts, english, vocabulary
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1. (a): Never changing and therefore boring = repetitious

2. (n): An object that is made by a person - especially sth of historical or cultural interest

3. (v): To take sb's attention away from what they are trying to do = divert

4. (v): ~ sb To do sth: To say or do sth that you know will annoy sb so that they react in an angry way

5. (n): A collection of things - for example works of art - that are shown to the public (n): ~ of sth: The act of showing sth - for example works of art - to the public

6. (a): very good at a particular thing; having a lot of skills

7. (a): Of or connected with seeing or sight

8. (n): The state of being important - well known or noticeable

9. (v): in: To succeed in doing or completing sth = achieve

10. (a): The adj of distract

11. (n): An activity involving a special skill at making things with your hands (n): Boat or ship

12. (a): Not interesting or exciting = dull

13. (n): A person who plays a musical instrument or writes music - especially as a job

14. (n): A female dancer in ballet

15. (a): Full of interesting or exciting ideas; making people feel enthusiastic = inspiring

16. (a): The adj of burgeon

17. (n): ~ (to do sth) - ~ (for sth): The process that takes place when sb sees or hears sth that causes them to have exciting new ideas or makes them want to create sth - especially in art - music or literature

18. (n): An object or a pattern made by cutting away material from wood or stone; the art of making objects in this way

19. (v): To describe sth in words - or give an impression of sth in words or with a picture (v): To show an image of sb/sth in a picture

20. (n)(a): Concerned with beauty and art and the understanding of beautiful things

21. (a): Having or showing strong feelings of enthusiasm for sth or belief in sth

22. (n): Something that helps sb/sth to develop better or more quickly

23. (n): A large group of people who play various musical instruments together - led by a conductor

24. (a): important or well known - easily seen

25. (n): (sculptress): A person who makes sculptures

26. (a): Connected with art or artists

27. (n): Pleasure that you have when you recognize and enjoy the good qualities of sb/sth (n): of sth: A full or sympathetic understanding of sth - such as a situation or a problem - and of what it involves

28. (v): To give sb the desire - confidence or enthusiasm to do sth well

29. (n): A place where people meet for an organized event - for example a concert - sporting event or conference

30. (n): The way you are feeling at a particular time - (n): A period of being angry or impatient

31. (v): To be grateful for sth that sb has done; to welcome sth (v): To recognize the good qualities of sb/sth

32. (a): (of people) having a close and friendly relationship

33. (adv): Adv of aesthetic

34. (n): The noun of accomplished

35. (v): Imaginative (a) - imagination (n)

36. (a): The adj of inspiration

37. (v): To design and arrange the steps and movements for dancers in a ballet or a show

38. (v): To be or go beyond the usual limits of sth = exceed

39. (a): Based on general ideas and not on any particular real person - thing or situation

40. (v): To improve the quality of sth - often by adding sth to it

41. (v): To begin to grow or develop rapidly

42. (n): The state of having a close personal relationship with sb