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Level 10 (CEFR Level C2) Vocabulary – group A


Take a look at the meaning and example sentence for the 12 words below, then take the practice exercises to see what you know!

Word ADVOCATE
Meaning to publicly support or recommend
Word family Verb
Example sentence A good doctor will advocate healthy eating and regular exercise.
Stress AD – vo – cate

Word ALLEVIATE
Meaning to reduce pain, suffering or a problem
Word family Verb
Example sentence The government is building more houses to alleviate the problem of homelessness, but there will still not be enough to completely solve the problem.
Stress Al – LEV – i – ate

Word PREDOMINANT
Meaning The strongest or main; having the most control or power
Word family Adjective
Example sentence It can be argued that the predominant cause of crime is poverty.
Stress Pre – DOM – in – ant

Word IMPLEMENT
Meaning to put a plan, decision or agreement into effect
Word family Verb
Example sentence The changes to the government’s education policy will be implemented next month.
Stress IM – ple – ment

Word EXPLICIT
Meaning Clear, detailed, unmistakable, obvious
Word family Adjective
Example sentence Films that include explicit violence should not be watched by people under 18 years old.
Stress ex – PLIC – it

Word INTRINSIC
Meaning Belonging naturally, built-in, a typical feature
Word family Adjective
Example sentence A dog’s loyalty in an intrinsic characteristic.
Stress in – TRIN – sic

Word PRUDENT
Meaning Acting with care and thought for the future, wise
Word family Adjective
Example sentence It has been argued that younger people today have a much more prudent approach to saving and spending than previous generations.
Stress PRU – dent

Word PROLIFIC
Meaning Present or produced in large numbers; plentiful
Word family Adjective
Example sentence A prolific author, artist or composer produces a large number of works.
Stress Pro – LIF – ic

Word FUTILE
Meaning Incapable of producing any useful result, fruitless; pointless
Word family Adjective
Example sentence Despite several meetings, attempts to reach an agreement were futile.
Stress FU – tile

Word INTUITION
Meaning The ability to understand something through feeling or instinct rather thank factual knowledge
Word family Noun
Example sentence Our intuition can often ell us that something is dangerous about a situation even if there are no facets.
Stress In – to – I – tion

Word LURID
Meaning Too bright in colour, vivid, shocking, sensationalised
Word family Adjective
Example sentence There are many reasons why newspaper should not print lurid details of violent crimes.
Stress LU – rid

Word INTEGRITY
Meaning Having the following characteristics – honest, trust worthy,  decency, fairness
Word family Noun
Example sentence Integrity is a characteristic that employers value in their staff.
Stress In – TEG – rit – y

Ready to test yourself? Try these 12 practice exercises!

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