B2 - C2 English Vocabulary

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Ubiquitous

Existing or seeming to be everywhere; omnipresent

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Cumbersome

Difficult or burdensome; awkward because of being large, heavy or not effective

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Facetious

Not meant to be taken seriously (teasingly, in an attempt to be funny or appear clever)

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Arduous

Requires a lot of effort; difficult

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Presumptuous

Showing lack of respect by doing something you shouldn’t

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Pensive

Deep or serious thought

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Circuitous

Not straight or direct (like a route, path)

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Conscientious

Morally responsible for doing work carefully and treating others with respect

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Meticulous

Showing great attention to detail

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Convoluted

Difficult to follow; complex; twisted

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Germane

Relevant; closely or significantly related

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Preposterous

Contrary to reason; ridiculous; absurd

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Perfunctory

Performed merely as routine, habit, duty

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Truculent

Fierce; cruel; aggressively hostile

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Austere

Severe in manner; strict; without excess

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Capricious

Subject to sudden or unpredictable change

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Defamatory

False or unjustified harm to someone’s reputation

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Esoteric

Understood by a select few who have special knowledge; obscure

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Nascent

Beginning to exist or develop

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Quintessential

Representing the most perfect or typical example

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Whimsical

Unusual and strange; unpredictable

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Disingenuous

Dishonest; deceitful

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Sly

Deceiving people in a clever way in order to get what you want

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Devious

Dishonest in a complicated, but often clever and succesful

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Strenuous

Needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort

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Assiduous

Showing hard work, care, and attention to detail

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Gruelling

Extremely tiring and difficult; demanding great effort

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Up to speed

To have all the latest information about a subject

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Ruminative

Thinking deeply and for a long period

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Wistful

Sad, and thinking about something that is impossible or in the past

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Spearhead

To lead something such as an undertaking, movement, or course of action

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Forgo

To decide not to have or do something, although you want to have it or do it

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Procrastinate

To keep delaying something that you must do, often because it is unpleasant or boring

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Overhaul

To completely change a system so that it works more effectively

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Resolve

To solve or end a problem or difficulty

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Strategize

To think of a detailed for achieving success

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Brainstorm

To quickly suggest a lot of ideas for a future activity (with a group of people)

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Implement

To start using a plan or system; to put into action

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Execute

To perform or accomplish something, such as a task, plan or order

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Improvise

To perform, invent or deliver something without previous preparation

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Champion

To support, defend or fight for a belief, right or principle enthusiastically

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Restructure

To organize a company, business, or system in a new way to make it operate more effectively

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Troubleshoot

To discover why something does not work correctly and help to improve it

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Network

To meet people who might be useful to know, especially in your job

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Attend

To go to an event or place; be present somewhere

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Assist

To help

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Submit

To give or offer something for a decision to be made by others

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Commute

To make the same journey regularly between work and home

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