CPE Vocab 1 - Crossword

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This crossword is part of our advanced vocabulary lesson designed specifically for proficient students preparing for the CPE exams. With a wide range of words and phrases commonly used in academic and professional settings, such as "commemorate," "conjecture," and "dichotomy," you will be able to express yourself more clearly and effectively. We provide detailed definitions, example sentences and synonyms to help you understand and use these words in context. This lesson is a valuable resource to improve your writing, expand your vocabulary and excel in your CPE exams.

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Commemorate. to honor or remember an event or person, typically by marking it in some way

Conjecture. an opinion or statement that is not necessarily based on fact or knowledge

Dichotomy. a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different

Elucidate. to make something clear or explain it in more detail

Enigmatic. mysterious or difficult to understand

Ephemeral. lasting for a very short time

Erudite. having or showing extensive knowledge acquired through reading and study

Inscrutable. difficult to understand or interpret

Luminous. emitting light or giving off brightness

Malleable. capable of being shaped or formed; pliable

Pervasive. present or spread throughout

Resilient. able to recover quickly from difficulties; tough

Solicitous. showing concern or care for someone

Tenebrous. dark, gloomy or obscure

Wistful. having or showing a feeling of longing or regret; nostalgic

Look forward to. to feel excited about something that will happen in the future

Come across. to find or discover something by chance

Put off. to delay or postpone something

Take in. to absorb or understand new information or an idea

Bring up. to raise a topic or subject for discussion, or to rear or care for a child.

In the long run. over a period of time, particularly a long period of time

By and large. generally speaking, for the most part

In the event of. if something happens, especially something unexpected or undesirable

In the light of. taking into consideration, in view of

In the wake of. as a result of, following something.

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